Category Archives: Publication

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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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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