Rafael Chinchilla

A brief academical summary

I was born in Alicante (Southeast of Spain) and I studied chemistry at the University of Alicante where I achieved my BSc (1985). After graduated, I got the MSc (1987) and PhD (1990) degrees working at Department of Organic Chemistry of that university. Then I had the opportunity of spending postdoctoral stays in France at the University of Aix-Marseille III (1990) and in Sweden at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the  University of Uppsala (1991-1992) working with Prof. Jan-E. Bäckvall. 

When I came back to the University of Alicante I got a research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science as a Research Associate in the Department of Organic Chemistry. Since then I have been working on different research topics in this department and also in the Institute of Organic SynthesisI became appointed Associate Professor in 1997 and Full Professor in 2012.  

As a summary of my scientific production until now, just to say than I am co-author of more than 100 research articles, reviews and book chapters, as well as four patents.  

My scientific interests include asymmetric organocatalyzed reactions, solid-supported reagents and palladium-catalyzed transformations.

I do not have too much time to exercise personal interests, but I enjoy the world of computers, reading old terror tales and listening classical pop/rock music.

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Rafael Chinchilla

Department of Organic Chemistry
University of Alicante
PO Box 99
03080 Alicante

Phone:+34 965903822

Fax:  +34 965903549