Category Archives: Research

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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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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One of our recent works has been highlighted in Synfacts

Our Asymmetric Organocatalysis (H-OCA) research group has developed a new enantioselective process for carrying out the Henry reaction. This reaction produces β-nitro alcohols, a group of compounds of highest interest, as they are frequently found in the structure of certain … Continue reading

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Juanvi and Isaac start their 3rd year of doctorate

Today, Juanvi and Isaac have successfully presented their research advances of second year of doctorate. Congratulations! Later, we celebrated it eating nice Cuban food!    

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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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A further step towards understanding one of our best “friends”: aminoindanol-based thiourea

Hydrogen bonding networks in chiral thiourea organocatalysts. Evidence on the importance of the aminoindanol moiety. Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16, 5091–5099. Abstract. The crystal structures of four chiral thioureas, which are normally used as organocatalysts, are reported by … Continue reading

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