Author Archives: mmaamarq

First fruit of a very interesting collaboration…

… with Dr. Santiago Uriel. Thank you and congratulations! Simple iodoalkyne-based organocatalysts for the activation of carbonyl compounds, Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Valero-Tena, A.; Sonsona, I. G.; Uriel, S.; Herrera, R. P. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/c9ob02688f Abstract. A novel … Continue reading

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Hot paper Chem. Eur. J. – Congratulations!

Thiolate Bridged Gold(I)–NHC Catalysts: New Approach for Catalyst Design and its Application to Trapping Catalytic Intermediates Renso Visbal, Raquel P. Herrera* and M. Concepción Gimeno* Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 15837–15845. More info (in Spanish).

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Santa Claus is coming to HOCA town!

We said hello to Christmas and goodbye to Manel and Athar. Thank you for coming to work with us. Safe trip back home and good luck! Merry Christmas everyone!       

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Drugs: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

True to its commitment to scientific dissemination, last week, Raquel told to a general public, both, adults (December 12): Ámbito cultural (El Corte Inglés), and young people (December 13): IES Goya (Zaragoza), about the different properties that can show the two … Continue reading

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Anabel got her PhD!

Last November 29, Anabel Izaga presented her PhD thesis: “Study of the synergistic effect between metal complexes and organocatalysts”. A very emotive defense… This work has been supervised by Dr. Herrera and Prof. Gimeno. Congratulations!!

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Metals… more and more present in the HOCA group, SOS!

Last week (14-15 November 2019), Raquel attended to the 1st International Workshop on Metals in Medicine hold at Chimie ParisTech, PSL University. She presented the poster entitle Synthesis of group 11 metal complexes with thiourea or squaramide ligands: study of … Continue reading

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Isaac, we will miss you a lot!

Isaac is now in Bologna (Dipartimento di Chimica industriale “Toso Montanari”, Università di Bologna) as a postdoctoral researcher, working with Dr. Luca Bernardi. Last week, we said goodbye to him having a drink and laughing with his jokes! Enjoy and … Continue reading

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A little tribute to (THIO)UREAS. Improving their organocatalytic activity…

Hydrogen bonding and Internal or External Lewis or Brønsted Acid Assisted (Thio)urea Catalysts, Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 10.1002/ejoc.201901344 Abstract. The obtainment of more active organocatalysts has promoted the search for new modes of activation … Continue reading

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The results of a new collaboration with University of Gabes

Synthesis, structural determination and catalytic study of a new 2-D chloro-substituted zinc phosphate, (C8N2H20)[ZnCl(PO3(OH))]2, Rayes, A.; Herrera, R. P.; Moncer, M.; Ara, I.; Calestani, G.; Ayed, B.; Mezzadri, F. J. Mol. Struct. 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2019.127216 Abstract. A novel chloro-substituted zinc-phosphate, (C8N2H20)[ZnCl(PO3(OH)]2, … Continue reading

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Prof. Vieira from UFSCar (Brazil) with us, this week

This week (October, 22-25th), Prof. Fillipe Vieira Rocha from Federal University of São Carlos (Brasil), has visited our University invited by Prof. Gimeno. His mission is to promote their internationalization program (UFSCar PrInt) that supports, encourages and consolidates the graduate … Continue reading

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