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Young researchers meet in Badajoz and discuss about CHEMISTRY

HOCA PhD students joined last week, the XIV Simposio de Investigadores Jóvenes de la RSEQ, celebrated in Badajoz (Spain). Juanvi gave a talk about “PUSH-PULL” π+/π- (PPππ) SYSTEMS: A NEW TYPE OF INTERACTION SYSTEM IN CATALYSIS. Fernando and Isaac presented their … Continue reading

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Juanvi joined the UPPA-UPV / EHU Transboundary Doctorials

Juanvi has been in Arantzazu (Gipuzkoa), from October 16th to 19th working with other PhD students in the “Doctoriales transfronterizos UPPA-UPV/EHU” (UPPA-UPV / EHU Transboundary Doctorials), organized by the Master’s and Doctorate School of the UPV / EHU (MDe), in collaboration with the … Continue reading

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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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Welcome Sofía!

We want to give our warmest welcome to Sofía to our group. She will work on her Master thesis dealing with the synthesis of metal-squaramide complexes and the study of their properties. Good luck!  

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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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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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