Independent Publications

  • Mahesh Sriram, Kuei-Chen Tang, and Monika Raj “Amide bond activation of biological molecules.” Molecules 2018, 23, 2615. (Invited Review article)

  • Tiauna S. Howard, Ryan D. Cohen, Ogonna Nwajiobi, Zilma P. Muneeswaran, Yonnette E. Sim, Neelam N. Lahankar, Johannes Yeh, and Monika Raj Amino-acid-catalyzed direct aldol bioconjugation. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5344-5347.

  •  Hader E. Elashal, Ryan D. Cohen, Heidi E. Elashal, Chuhan Zong, A. James Link and Monika Raj* “Cyclic and Lasso Peptides: Sequence Determination, Topology Analysis, and Rotaxane Formation” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57 (21), 6150-6154.

  •  Hader E. Elashal, Ryan D. Cohen, Heidi E. Elashal, and Monika Raj* “Oxazolidinone-Mediated Sequence Determination of One-Bead One-Compound Cyclic Peptide Libraries” Org. Lett., 2018, 20 (8), 2374–2377.

  •  Chuhan Zong, Wai Ling Cheung-Lee, Hader E. Elashal,  Monika Raj and A. James Link* “Albusnodin: an acetylated lasso peptide from Streptomyces albus” Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1339-1342.

  • Hader E. Elashal, Yonnette E. Sim and Monika Raj* “Serine Promoted Synthesis of Peptide Thioester-Precursor on Solid Support for Native Chemical Ligation” Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 117-123.

  • Hader E. Elashal, Ryan D. Cohen and Monika Raj* “Fmoc solid-phase synthesis of C-terminal modified peptides by formation of a backbone cyclic urethane moiety” Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9699-9702.

  • Hader E. Elashal and Monika Raj* “Site-selective chemical cleavage of peptide bonds” Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6304-6307 .Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

  • Joseph M. Nalbone, Neelam Lahankar, Lyssa Buissereth, and Monika Raj* “Glutamic Acid Selective Chemical Cleavage of Peptide Bonds” Org. Lett., 2016, 18 (5), 1186–1189.

Ph.D. and Post Doc. Publications

  • Huabin Wu, Handoko, Monika Raj and Paramjit S. Arora* “Iterative Design of a Biomimetic Catalyst for Amino Acid Thioester Condensation” Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (19), 5122–5125.

  • Monika Raj, Huabin Wu , Sarah L. Blosser , Marc A. Vittoria , and Paramjit S. Arora “Aldehyde Capture Ligation for Synthesis of Native Peptide Bonds” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6932-6940.

  • Monika Raj, Brooke N. Bullock and Paramjit Arora “Plucking the high hanging fruit: A systematic approach for targeting protein-protein interactions” Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry2013, 21, 4051.

  • Jaskiran Kaur, Monika Raj, Barry S. Cooperman “Fluorescent labeling of tRNA dihydrouridine residues: mechanism and distribution” RNA2011, 17, 1393.

  • Monika Raj, Nagarathanam Veerasamy, Vinod K. Singh “Highly enantioselective synthesis of 3-cycloalkanone-3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles: potential anticonvulsants” Tetrahedron Lett2010, 2157.

  • Monika Raj and Vinod K. Singh “Organocatalytic reactions in water” Commun2009, 6687. Most accessed article in 2009.

  • Monika Raj, Gopal S. Parashari and Vinod K. Singh “Direct syn– and anti-aldol reaction catalyzed by primary-tertiary diamines-Brønsted acids in aqueous medium”Synth. Catal. 2009, 351, 1284.

  • Monika Raj, Vishnu Maya, and Vinod K. Singh “Highly efficient small organic molecules for enantioselective direct aldol reaction in both organic & aqueous medium: application in synthesis” Org. Chem2009, 74, 4289.

  • Vishnumaya, Monika Raj, Vinod K. Singh “Highly enantioselective organocatalytic direct aldol reaction in an aqueous medium” Lett2007, 9, 2583.Highlighted in Synfacts 2007(8): 0875-0875

  • Monika Raj, Vishnumaya, Sandeep K. Ginotra, Vinod K. Singh “Highly enantioselective direct aldol reaction catalyzed by organic molecules” Lett2006, 8, 4097. Most accessed article in 2006.  Highlighted in Synfacts: Synfacts 2006(10): 1066-1066

Book Chapters and Patents

  • Catalytic Methods in Asymmetric Synthesis: Advanced Materials, Techniques, and Applications” Book Chapter (Monika Raj and Vinod K. Singh 2010 published by John Wiley and Sons).

  • Monika Raj, Huabin Wu and Paramjit Arora “Aldehyde Capture Ligation for Synthesis of Native Peptide Bonds” US Patent, 2014 submitted.