Tag Archives: Organocatalysis

Synthesis of optically active warfarin by using an aromatic amine

First aromatic amine organocatalysed activation of α,β-unsaturated ketones, Sonsona, I. G.; Marqués-López, E.; Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. New J. Chem. 2019, 43, 12233-12240. DOI: 10.1039/c9nj02392e. Abstract. This work provides an unprecedented example of a chiral aromatic amine used to … Continue reading

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Fer participated in the II Doctoral Conference of the Organic Chemistry Doctoral Program of the UZ

Last monday, may 27th, Fer presented very successfully, the most recent results of his PhD projects in the II Jornada Doctoral, celebrated in the Faculty of Sciences of our University. Congratulations!

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Luca and Raquel: old friends together after 15 years!

Last Friday, March 8th, Dr. Luca Bernardi (University of Bologna) visited Zaragoza and gave us a wonderful talk as a present, about “Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Principles and Applications“. Thanks a lot, Luca!

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Synergistic catalysis as well as synergistic teamwork

Proline bulky substituents consecutively act as steric hindrances and directing groups in a Michael/Conia-ene cascade reaction under synergistic catalysis, Putatunda, S.; Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Meazza, M.; Franc, M.; Rohaľová, D.; Vemuri, P.; Císařová, I.; Herrera, R. P.; Rios, R.; Veselý, … 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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One more year, Chemistry and Young people have had an appointment; this time in the beautiful city of Toledo

Our guys attended last week (5-8 NOVEMBER 2018) the last Young Research Symposium of the Spanish Chemistry Society, celebrated in Toledo. XV SIMPOSIO DE INVESTIGADORES JÓVENES DE LA REAL SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE QUÍMICA. REAL SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE QUÍMICA-SIGMA ALDRICH (MERCK) They … Continue reading

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Urea Activation by an External Brønsted Acid: Breaking Self-Association and Tuning Catalytic Performance

Urea Activation by an External Brønsted Acid: Breaking Self-Association and Tuning Catalytic Performance Isaac G. Sonsona, Eugenia Marqués-López, Marleen Häring, David Díaz Díaz  and Raquel P. Herrera Catalysts 2018, 8(8), 305; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8080305 Abstract: In this work, we hypothesize that Brønsted acids can activate urea-based catalysts by diminishing its … Continue reading

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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!

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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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