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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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A further step towards understanding one of our best “friends”: aminoindanol-based thiourea

Hydrogen bonding networks in chiral thiourea organocatalysts. Evidence on the importance of the aminoindanol moiety. Gimeno, M. C.; Herrera, R. P. Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16, 5091–5099. Abstract. The crystal structures of four chiral thioureas, which are normally used as organocatalysts, are reported by … Continue reading

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Regulatory Parameters of Self-Healing Alginate Hydrogel Networks Prepared via Mussel-Inspired Dynamic Chemistry

This new article is one more example of the active and excellent collaboration between David and Raquel research groups. Thanks and congratulations! Regulatory Parameters of Self-Healing Alginate Hydrogel Networks Prepared via Mussel-Inspired Dynamic Chemistry. Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Haering, M.; Herrera, R. P.; Diaz, … Continue reading

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This is just the beginning of an exciting collaboration with the University of Sax

Our group was kindly invited to collaborate in this article by Prof. Dr. Houcine Naïli (University of Sfax, Tunisia). Dr. Herrera successfully tested the catalytic properties of the two new polymorphic mononuclear complexes shown herein. We hope this is the … Continue reading

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Raquel publishes a review on organocatalytic transfer hydrogenation methodologies

In this review paper, Raquel compiles and describes pioneering and most recent examples of how new stereogenic center can be created, using organocatalytic transfer hydrogenation methodologies. Organocatalytic Transfer Hydrogenation and Hydrosilylation Reactions. Herrera, R. P. Top. Curr. Chem. 2016, 374, 29. DOI: 10.1007/s41061-016-0032-4. … Continue reading

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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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Expanding the knowledge about an old friend of us: aminoindanol urea derivative

This is a new joint paper with our friend Prof. Dr. David Díaz Díaz (Universität Regensburg) and his collaborators, which delves into the properties and applications of aminoindanol urea derivative: a fascinating molecule that has been already more than 10 years … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of self-assembled capacity of squaramides to form stable alcogels

Squaramides are intriguing molecular structures intensively employed in the last decade as organocatalysts. That is why they entered to be part of the research focuses of H-OCA, dedicated -as you certainly know- to the asymmetric organocatalysis field. Along to this … Continue reading

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