Tag Archives: Organocatalysis

Sandra got already her BSc degree!

Last wednesday, Sandra presented her Bachelor thesis entitled “Synthesis and applications of heterocycles of interest”. She did it excellent. Congratulations! Advertisements

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Getting funds not easy, but this time we were fortunate!

We recently knew that Spanish Government gave us in the last call, funds for researching during 2018-2020 on “New challenges in organocatalysis and studies of biological and gelling properties” . Congratulations and good luck!

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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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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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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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A compilation of methods for an easy substitution of alcohols in water, just published

Direct Substitution of Alcohols in Pure Water by Brønsted Acid Catalysis. Ortiz, R.; Herrera, R. P. Molecules 2017, 22(4), 574; DOI:10.3390/molecules22040574. This article belongs to the Special Issue Women in Organic Chemistry. Abstract. With the increasing concern for sustainability, the use … Continue reading

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Organocatalytic Hydrophosphonylation Reaction of Carbonyl Groups

Organocatalytic Hydrophosphonylation Reaction of Carbonyl Groups. Herrera, R. P. Chem. Rec. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/tcr.201600129. Abstract. This revision is covering the limited examples reported for a pivotal strategy in the formation of C−P bonds such as the asymmetric organocatalytic hydrophosphonylation of carbonyl groups … 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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