Category Archives: Publication

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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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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New article published in collaboration with Prof. Houcine Naïli!

Synthesis, structural determination and antimicrobial evaluation of two novel CoII and ZnII halogenometallates as efficient catalysts for the acetalization reaction of aldehydes, Maatar Ben Salah, A.; Belghith Fendri, L.; Bataille, T.; Herrera, R. P.; Naïli, H. Chem. Cent. J. 2018, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13065-018-0393-6 Abstract Background: Complexes of … Continue reading

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Trapping carbocations…

A new article has just been published. Thank you to everyone, and congratulations! Functionalization of π-activated alcohols by trapping carbocations in pure water under smooth conditions, Ortiz, R.; Koukouras, A.; Marqués-López, E.; Herrera, R. P. Arab. J. Chem. 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2018.01.022 Abstract. Acetic acid as catalyst … Continue reading

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A new article has been accepted for publication, CONGRATULATIONS!!

“Functionalization of π-activated alcohols by trapping carbocations in pure water under smooth conditions”, R. Ortiz, A. Koukouras, E. Marqués-López, R. P. Herrera, Arab. J. Chem. 2018, accepted. Abstract: Acetic acid as catalyst in pure water was found to be an excellent reaction medium … 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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Just accepted other interesting work as a result of the nice collaboration held with Prof. Gimeno

Our already long term collaboration with Prof. Gimeno has been successful again and now a new article has been accepted. Congratulations! Highly active group 11 metal complexes with α- hydrazidophosphonate ligands, Gimeno, M. C.; Salvador-Gil, D.; Ortego,  L.; Herrera, R.P.; Marzo, I. Dalton Trans. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02743E. Abstract. … Continue reading

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