Tag Archives: Asymmetric organocatalysis

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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XXXV Biannual Congress of the RSEQ – A Coruña

Raquel has talked about “New Trends in Hydrogen Bonds Based Catalysts” in the XXXV Biannual Congress of the RSEQ that took place in A Coruña from 19th to 23rd July 2015.

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Recognition of Research Groups of the Regional Government of Aragon

Our group has been registered as Grupo emergente de investigación (Emergent Research Group) by the Gobierno de Aragón (Regional Government of Aragon) under the name of  “Organocatálisis Asimétrica” (“Asymmetric Organocatalysis”).                      CONGRATULATIONS!

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