Category Archives: Organocatalysis

Juanvi joined the UPPA-UPV / EHU Transboundary Doctorials

Juanvi has been in Arantzazu (Gipuzkoa), from October 16th to 19th working with other PhD students in the “Doctoriales transfronterizos UPPA-UPV/EHU” (UPPA-UPV / EHU Transboundary Doctorials), organized by the Master’s and Doctorate School of the UPV / EHU (MDe), in collaboration with the … 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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Deepening the knowledge of Henry reaction catalyzed by squaramides

We have just published very interesting studies about the Henry reaction, which allow understanding more in detail the activation of the substrates by a very effective squaramide. Enjoy them… Congratulations Juanvi! “Push−Pull π+/π−” (PPππ) Systems in Catalysis, Alegre Requena J. … Continue reading

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Celebrating our last publication!

Asymmetric Organocatalytic Synthesis of Substituted Chiral 1,4-Dihydropyridine Derivatives. Fernando Auria-Luna, Eugenia Marqués-López, M. Concepción Gimeno, Roghayeh Heiran, Somayeh Mohammadi, and Raquel P. Herrera, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 5516–5523. Abstract. The first cinchona-alkaloid-organocatalyzed enantioselective synthesis of chiral 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives is described. Bis-cinchona catalyst 3b … Continue reading

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Organocatalytic methods collection to obtain chiral 1,4-DHPs, just accepted in Adv. Synth. Catal.

Organocatalytic enantioselective synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines, Auria-Luna, F.; Marqués-López, E.; Herrera, R. P.  Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, DOI 10.1002/adsc.201700300 Abstract. This review aims to bring light upon a very interesting group of compounds, the 1,4-dihydropyridines (1,4-DHPs). These structures are well-known pharmacophores, used for many years … Continue reading

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Organocatalytic Hydrophosphonylation Reaction of Carbonyl Groups

Organocatalytic Hydrophosphonylation Reaction of Carbonyl Groups. Herrera, R. P. Chem. Rec. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/tcr.201600129. Abstract. This revision is covering the limited examples reported for a pivotal strategy in the formation of C−P bonds such as the asymmetric organocatalytic hydrophosphonylation of carbonyl groups … Continue reading

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Exploring new audiences and forums!

Juanvi, has recently attended to the 8th European Symposium on Computing π-Conjugated Compounds, celebrated in Malaga from Jan. 27th to 28th. There, he presented an oral communication about the most recent results of his doctoral thesis in the field of … Continue reading

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A synergistic couple of catalysts

A new article has just been accepted. Congratulations! Gold(I) mediated thiourea organocatalyst activation: A synergic effect for asymmetric catalysis. Anabel Izaga, Raquel P. Herrera, M. Concepción Gimeno, ChemCatChem, 2017, 10.1002/cctc.201601527. Abstract. Several group 11 metal complexes with chiral thiourea organocatalysts have … Continue reading

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Synergistic catalysis from synergistic collaboration between UK and SPAIN

This is the first article of a synergistic collaboration between Southampton and Zaragoza, as well as the catalysis involved on it. The work has been developed in Dr. Ramon Rios’s lab at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with Prof. M. Concepción … Continue reading

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A day of mixing feelings…

A bit sad because it is the last day of Javi in the lab (but maybe he’ll come back soon!)…   … and very happy because Isaac found a 70% ee in his reaction! Congratulations!

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