Category Archives: Synthesis

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. Abstract. A simple approach to synthesize new highly substituted 4H-pyran … Continue reading

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The young chemists and physicists of Aragon told us yesterday their work in the Faculty of Sciences

The 8th Young Aragonese Researchers Meeting took place yesterday (November 22th) in the Faculty of Sciences (Zaragoza). 8ª Jornada de Jóvenes Investigadores (Química y Física) de Aragón. (8ª JJIQFA) Isaac, Anabel and Fernando successfully presented part of their Doctoral Thesis work. Congratulations! … Continue reading

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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, 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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Welcome Sofía!

We want to give our warmest welcome to Sofía to our group. She will work on her Master thesis dealing with the synthesis of metal-squaramide complexes and the study of their properties. Good luck!  

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Squaramides as potential anticancer agents for gastric carcinoma

These are the first results on a recently published study investigating the anticancer activity of squaramides carried out in collaboration with our collegue and friend Dr. Gemma Triola (IQAC-CISC). This article is part of a themed collection: Special issue devoted to “New … Continue reading

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Learn about more properties of squaramides!

This is a nice fruit of the intensive and intriguing collaboration between our research group and Prof. Gimeno’s group (ISQCH). Congratulation guys! “Synthesis of Luminescent Squaramide Monoesters: Cytotoxicity and Cell Imaging Studies in HeLa Cells” Fernandez-Moreira, V.; Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Herrera, R. … Continue reading

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HOCA publishes a review about the synthesis of chromenes

We have compiled and reviewed the recent literature about “Enantioselective Organocatalyzed Synthesis of 2-Amino-3-cyano-4H-chromene Derivatives” and the resulting article has been just published in Symmetry in the frame of its Special Issue dedicated to “Asymmetric Organocatalysis”. Isaac G. Sonsona, Eugenia Marqués-López  and Raquel P. Herrera. Symmetry 2015, … Continue reading

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Wiley publica “Multicomponent reactions” editado por Herrera y Marqués-López

“Multicomponent Reactions: Concepts and Applications for Design and Synthesis” es un libro editado por las investigadoras del grupo Organocatálisis asimétrica (H-OCA), Raquel P. Herrera y Eugenia Marqués-López, que ha sido publicado recientemente por Wiley. A lo largo de sus 532 páginas, … Continue reading

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“One-pot synthesis of unsymmetrical squaramides” just published in RCS Advances

Congratulations Juanvi for the recent publication of the “One-pot synthesis of unsymmetrical squaramides” in RCS Advances, 2015, 5, 33450-33462! DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05383H Abstract: The results concerning the first one-pot synthesis of unsymmetrical squaramides are reported. This straightforward procedure allows appealing and commonly used squaramide … Continue reading

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