Tag Archives: Asymmetric organocatalysis

Organocatalytic methods collection to obtain chiral 1,4-DHPs, just accepted in Adv. Synth. Catal.

Organocatalytic enantioselective synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines, Auria-Luna, F.; Marqués-López, E.; Herrera, R. P.  Adv. Synth. Catal. 2017, DOI 10.1002/adsc.201700300 Abstract. This review aims to bring light upon a very interesting group of compounds, the 1,4-dihydropyridines (1,4-DHPs). These structures are well-known pharmacophores, used for many years … Continue reading

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V Jornadas Doctorales G-9 (Palma de Mallorca)

Juanvi was selected by the University of Zaragoza to participate in the V Jornadas Doctorales G-9 (Palma de Mallorca, del 8 al 10 de febrero de 2017). He presented there, his doctorate topic: SQUARAMIDES.

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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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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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Enhancing the activity of a squaramide as organocatalyst through the novel concept of trifunctionality

It is well known the lower activity of organocatalysts as compared to most metal catalysts. As a result, developing new and more potent organocatalysts focuses a great deal of interest both for science and chemical industry. Herein, we present our … Continue reading

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Enjoy reading about one of our favourite molecular structure: AMINOINDANOL

Our most recent review paper has just come out off the press. It has been published as open access in Beilstein J. Org. Chem. In this paper, by gathering relevant and illustrative examples, we  show the ability of conferring bifunctionality … Continue reading

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HOCA-guys spent a few days in Barcelona, in the “XII Symposium of young researchers” (XII SIJ, RSEQ-Sigma Aldrich)

The last edition of the “Simposio de Investigadores Jóvenes, RSEQ-Sigma Aldrich” (XII SIJ) has been held in Barcelona from 3-6 November, and our group has been well represented by Fernando, Juanvi and Isaac. They presented their research work and enjoyed … Continue reading

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HOCA to publish a New Synthesis of Chiral 2-Oxospiro-[indole-3,4′- (1′,4′-dihydropyridines)]

We are interested in the enantioselective synthesis of highly functionalized molecules with biological activity. In this frame, we have just published “a preliminary study” in the development of a “New Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Substituted Chiral 2-Oxo Spiro-[indole-3,4′- (1′,4′-dihydropyridine)] … 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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