Category Archives: Collaboration

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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Synergistic catalysis as well as synergistic teamwork

Proline bulky substituents consecutively act as steric hindrances and directing groups in a Michael/Conia-ene cascade reaction under synergistic catalysis, Putatunda, S.; Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Meazza, M.; Franc, M.; Rohaľová, D.; Vemuri, P.; Císařová, I.; Herrera, R. P.; Rios, R.; Veselý, … Continue reading

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Indole and isatin derivatives with Au(I): Highly cytotoxic metallic species

Bioactive and luminescent indole and isatin based gold(I) derivatives, Fernández-Moreira, V.; Val-Campillo, C.; Ospino, I.; Herrera, R. P.; Marzo, I.; Laguna, A.; Gimeno, M. C. Dalton Trans. 2019. DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00298C Abstract. A series of luminescent monometallic [AuL(PPh3)] (1-3) and bimetallic [Au2(µ-dppe)L2] (4, … Continue reading

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Enjoy reading a new review about anticancer properties of gold complexes

Anticancer Properties of Gold Complexes with Biologically Relevant Ligands, Fernández-Moreira, V.; Herrera, R. P.; Gimeno, M. C. Pure Appl. Chem. 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2018-0901 Abstract. The present review highlights our findings in the field of antitumor gold complexes bearing biologically relevant molecules, such as DNA-bases, amino acids … 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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A new article with the Tunisian group has been accepted!

Hydrothermal synthesis of CoII chiral inorganic-organic complex: Structural, thermal and catalytic evaluation, Maatar Ben Salah, A.; Herrera, R. P.; Naïli, H. J. Mol. Struct. 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.04.002 Abstract. By heating the cobalt chloride hexahydrate (CoCl2·6H2O) with the R form of the organic amine α-methylbenzylamine (C8H11N) under … Continue reading

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