Category Archives: Research

Some HOCA members attend to GEQO in Zaragoza

These days (5th to 7th September 2018)  XXXVI CONGRESS OF THE ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY GROUP (GEQO) is taking place in Zaragoza. HOCA is involved in its organization since Raquel is member of the Organaizing Committee. Is going to be a great success!!  Congratullations 😉 We … Continue reading

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A new article with the Tunisian group has been accepted!

Hydrothermal synthesis of CoII chiral inorganic-organic complex: Structural, thermal and catalytic evaluation, Maatar Ben Salah, A.; Herrera, R. P.; Naïli, H. J. Mol. Struct. 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.04.002 Abstract. By heating the cobalt chloride hexahydrate (CoCl2·6H2O) with the R form of the organic amine α-methylbenzylamine (C8H11N) under … 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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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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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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