Tag Archives: Squaramide

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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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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Lidia has defended her B.Sc. Thesis

Lidia, has finished her studies in Marketing and Market Research, after she successfully defended yesterday her BSc Thesis, entitled “Business Plan: the case of HOCA scientific group”. Congratulations Lidia! Thanks to Lidia and Carmen Berné, her supervisor.  

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One of our recent works has been highlighted in Synfacts

Our Asymmetric Organocatalysis (H-OCA) research group has developed a new enantioselective process for carrying out the Henry reaction. This reaction produces β-nitro alcohols, a group of compounds of highest interest, as they are frequently found in the structure of certain … 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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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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Squaramides as potential anticancer agents for gastric carcinoma

These are the first results on a recently published study investigating the anticancer activity of squaramides carried out in collaboration with our collegue and friend Dr. Gemma Triola (IQAC-CISC). This article is part of a themed collection: Special issue devoted to “New … Continue reading

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Learn about more properties of squaramides!

This is a nice fruit of the intensive and intriguing collaboration between our research group and Prof. Gimeno’s group (ISQCH). Congratulation guys! “Synthesis of Luminescent Squaramide Monoesters: Cytotoxicity and Cell Imaging Studies in HeLa Cells” Fernandez-Moreira, V.; Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Herrera, R. … Continue reading

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Wanna know what happens if you consider MOFs and HBC together? Take a look to this highlight, just published in CrystEngComm

The highlight entitled “Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) bring new life to hydrogen-bonding organocatalysts in confined spaces” has just been published at CrystEngComm. In this work, together with Prof. David Díaz (Universität Regensburg), we have compiled and studied the literature which involves the intriguing idea of … Continue reading

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