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Raquel is in the Basque Country

She attendes to the 7ª JORNADAS DE LA RED DE CATÁLISIS ASIMÉTRICA (7J_CASI) – 2018 (4-5th October. Hondarribia – Fuenterrabía, Gipuzkoa, Spain). No doubt about she will also enjoy the great Basque food! Advertisements

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Raquel combined holidays and work last summer

Gold 2018 (15-18 July, 2018 – Paris, France) Gold(I)-Mediated Thiourea Organocatalyst Activation: A Synergic Effect for Asymmetric Catalysis. Raquel P. Herrera, Anabel Izaga, Juan V. Alegre-Requena, M. Concepción Gimeno. (S5 O5)   Groupe d’Etudes en Chimie Organique 59 (26-31 August, 2018 – Cabourg, … Continue reading

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Some HOCA members attend to GEQO in Zaragoza

These days (5th to 7th September 2018)  XXXVI CONGRESS OF THE ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY GROUP (GEQO) is taking place in Zaragoza. HOCA is involved in its organization since Raquel is member of the Organaizing Committee. Is going to be a great success!!  Congratullations 😉 We … Continue reading

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Gold Catalyzed Multicomponent Reactions beyond A3Coupling

Gold Catalyzed Multicomponent Reactions beyond A3Coupling Renso Visbal, Sara Graus, Raquel P. Herrera, M. Concepción Gimeno Molecules 2018, 23(9), 2255. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23092255 Abstract: The preparation of complex architectures has inspired the search for new methods and new processes in organic synthesis. Multicomponent reactions have become an … Continue reading

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Efficient Gold(I) Acyclic Diaminocarbenes for the Synthesis of Propargylamines and Indolizines

Efficient Gold(I) Acyclic Diaminocarbenes for the Synthesis of Propargylamines and Indolizines Mélanie Aliaga-Lavrijsen, Raquel P. Herrera, M. Dolores Villacampa, and M. Concepción Gimeno ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 9805–9813. Abstract: Mononuclear gold(I) acyclic diaminocarbenes (ADCs) were prepared by the reaction of 1,2-cyclohexanediamine with the corresponding isocyanide complexes … Continue reading

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Synthesis and supramolecular self-assembly of glutamic acid-based squaramides

Synthesis and supramolecular self-assembly of glutamic acid-based squaramides Juan V. Alegre-Requena, Marleen Häring, Isaac G. Sonsona, Alex Abramov, Eugenia Marqués-López, Raquel P. Herrera and David Díaz Díaz Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 2065–2073. Abstract: We describe the preparation and characterization of two … Continue reading

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Urea Activation by an External Brønsted Acid: Breaking Self-Association and Tuning Catalytic Performance

Urea Activation by an External Brønsted Acid: Breaking Self-Association and Tuning Catalytic Performance Isaac G. Sonsona, Eugenia Marqués-López, Marleen Häring, David Díaz Díaz  and Raquel P. Herrera Catalysts 2018, 8(8), 305; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8080305 Abstract: In this work, we hypothesize that Brønsted acids can activate urea-based catalysts by diminishing its … Continue reading

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Sandra got already her BSc degree!

Last wednesday, Sandra presented her Bachelor thesis entitled “Synthesis and applications of heterocycles of interest”. She did it excellent. Congratulations!

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Getting funds not easy, but this time we were fortunate!

We recently knew that Spanish Government gave us in the last call, funds for researching during 2018-2020 on “New challenges in organocatalysis and studies of biological and gelling properties” . Congratulations and good luck!

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A good friend visited us!

Prof. David Díaz Díaz, from the Universität Regensburg, come back to Zaragoza after long time, and as a present gave us a nice and excellent talk about “Air-sensitive photoredox catalysis performed under aerobic conditions in gel networks” DANKE!! 😉

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