Category Archives: Hydrogen-bonding

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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Just accepted! New article about making more efficient enatioselective organocatalytic reactions

Juanvi has worked hard in this project and now the first results have just come out. The central idea is to generate in situ, the carbonyl compound, via oxidation of an alcohol, which is involved in a subsequent asymmetric organocatalytic … Continue reading

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A further step towards understanding one of our best “friends”: aminoindanol-based thiourea

Hydrogen bonding networks in chiral thiourea organocatalysts. Evidence on the importance of the aminoindanol moiety. Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16, 5091–5099. Abstract. The crystal structures of four chiral thioureas, which are normally used as organocatalysts, are reported by … Continue reading

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Enhancing the activity of a squaramide as organocatalyst through the novel concept of trifunctionality

It is well known the lower activity of organocatalysts as compared to most metal catalysts. As a result, developing new and more potent organocatalysts focuses a great deal of interest both for science and chemical industry. Herein, we present our … Continue reading

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Wanna know what happens if you consider MOFs and HBC together? Take a look to this highlight, just published in CrystEngComm

The highlight entitled “Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) bring new life to hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts in confined spaces” has just been published at CrystEngComm. In this work, together with Prof. David Díaz (Universität Regensburg), we have compiled and studied the literature which involves the intriguing idea of … Continue reading

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