Category Archives: Organocatalysis

Raquel in a Thesis Committee at the UAM

Last June 24th, Raquel traveled to Madrid to participate as a member of the jury which has evaluated Jorge Humbrías-Martín thesis, from FRONCAT group head by Dr. José Alemán.

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Maru has travelled to San Sebastian for being part of a Thesis Committee

Last Friday, Maru joined the evaluation committee of Ane García’s Dissertation at the University of the Basque Country (UPV), together with the other two members of the jury, Dr. Svetlana Tsogoeva (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Dr. Raúl San Martín … Continue reading

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What do you know about the latest Nobel Prize in Chemistry? José and Raquel know a lot!

Few days ago, we had the pleasure of having the visit of an excellent scientist and better person, our good friend José Alemán (UAM). Territorial section for Aragon of the RSEQ invited him to the annually organized Debate on the … Continue reading

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HOCA (aza-Henry reaction) in The 24th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Nov 2020)

Asymmetric aza-Henry reaction of hydrazones I. G. Sonsona, J. V. Alegre-Requena,* E. Marqués-López, M. C. Gimeno, R. P. Herrera* 10.3390/ecsoc-24-08411 (registering DOI) Abstract: In this work, the enantioselective organocatalyzed addition of nitroalkanes to N-benzoyl hydrazones has been developed for the … Continue reading

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HOCA initiation in DNA binding studies of compounds obtained through green methods

Ultrasound-assisted multicomponent synthesis of 4H-pyrans in water and DNA binding studies, Auria-Luna, F.; Fernández-Moreira, V.; Marqués-López, E.; Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. Sci. Rep. 2020 , 10, 11594. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68076-1 Abstract. A simple approach to synthesize new highly substituted 4H-pyran … Continue reading

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Just accepted, congratulations!

Asymmetric organocatalyzed aza‐Henry reaction of hydrazones: experimental and computational studies, Sonsona, I. G.; Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Marqués-López, E.; Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. Chem. Eur. J. 2020, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202000232   Abstract. The first asymmetric catalyzed aza‐Henry reaction of hydrazones … Continue reading

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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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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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Luca and Raquel: old friends together after 15 years!

Last Friday, March 8th, Dr. Luca Bernardi (University of Bologna) visited Zaragoza and gave us a wonderful talk as a present, about “Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Principles and Applications“. Thanks a lot, Luca!

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Celebrating the publication of a new article!

First Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of 1-Benzamido-1,4-Dihydropyridine Derivatives,  Auria-Luna, F.; Marqués-López, E.; Herrera, R. P.  Molecules 2018, 23(10), 2692. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23102692. Special Issue “Stereogenic Centers“ Abstract. Preliminary results concerning the first asymmetric synthesis of highly functionalized 1-benzamido-1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives via the reaction of hydrazones with alkylidenemalononitriles … Continue reading

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