Catalysis

Our group focuses on the development of new catalysts and catalyzed reactions within the areas of asymmetric organocatalysis, transition metal catalysis, and carbocatalysis. Since 2000, we have concentrated on palladium catalyzed carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond forming reactions as well as enantioselective organocatalysis. We have a profound interest in developing new palladium catalysts to work with nonreactive substrates using very low catalyst loadings and, if possible, water as solvent. On the other hand, the design of new and highly enantioselective chiral organocatalysts as well as the study of their mechanism by which they activate the substrates is also an important research topic in the group. Finally, we have very recently iniciated a new research line based on the used of graphene derivatives as carbocatalysts in different organic transformations.




News



16-01-01

Special Issue of Molecules "Palladium Catalysts 2016". Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10th July 2016. Editors: Dr. Isidro M. Pastor (Alicante University) and Dr. Diego A. Alonso (Alicante University).


15-12-14

Congratulations to Dr. GABRIEL ESTAÑ CEREZO for his PhD Dissertation and Defense "Physicochemical characterization of different ethyl cyanoacrylate based adhesives" in the Organic Synthesis Doctoral Program of Alicante University.



15-07-21

Dr. Khoshnood is leaving our group. We wish you good luck in your new adventure Abbas!


15-05-19

Special Issue of Molecules "Phase-Transfer catalysis". Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15th January 2016. Editors: Dr. Isidro M. Pastor (Alicante University) and Dr. Diego A. Alonso (Alicante University).



14-12-01

Congratulations to Dr. FRANCISCO CÍVICOS for his Award to the best PhD Thesis ("MICROWAVE-ASSISTED OXIME PALLADACYCLE-CATALYZED CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS OF ARYL CHLORIDES AND ARYL IMIDAZOLYLSULFONATES" in the Organic Synthesis Doctoral Program of Alicante University.


14-07-25

Congratulations to Dr. EDUARDO BUXADERAS for his PhD Dissertation and Defense "ALKYNE CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS CATALYZED BY OXIME PALLADACYCLES"

ALICANTE UNIVERSITY 2014


14-07-11

Congratulations to MELANIA GÓMEZ MARTÍNEZ for her MSc dissertation and Defense

ALICANTE UNIVERSITY 2014


Asymmetric Catalysis new journal recently launched by De Gruyter Open


Asymmetric Catalysis covers quite well known and capital fields such as organometallic and bioorganic catalyses as well as the emerging and growing fast research area of organocatalysis. The journal reflects the full breadth of research in these fields, from methodologies to synthetic applications or mechanistic studies. Asymmetric Catalysis is an open access, electronic only publication platform employing world's top publishing technologies, and is published within Emerging Science Journals, unprecedented publishing program dedicated to young and rapidly developing research areas. The Journal Advisory Board has gathered a number of key and expert academics, who are working in this field and guarantee a high profile to our publications: Yujiro Hayashi, Svetlana B. Tsogoeva, Petri Pihko, Peter I. Dalko, Pher Andersson, Jan H. van Maarseveen, Andrei V. Malkov, Olga García Mancheño, José Alemán, Fernando López Garcia, Thavendran Govender, Babak Karimi, Antonio Massa, Mikel Oiarbide, Oscar Pàmies, Gabriel Radivoy, Rita Ventura, Jan Veselý, and Jung Woon Yang.


Asymmetric Organocatalysis Meeting and Training School (COST ORCA Action CM0905)

The 5th ORCAMeeting and 1st Training School, will be held October 17-19, 2013, at Alicante University in Alicante, Spain. We are glad to bring the 5th ORCA meeting to Alicante which will attractparticipants from all over Europe to discuss on the latest advancements about asymmetric organocatalysis. Some key topics will include the design and applications of new organocatalysts; mechanistic studies; development of new organocatalyzed reactions; and other interesting topics related with industrial applications, and other interdisciplinary aspects. The intention is to emphasize on the multidisciplinary character of the asymmetric organocatalysis and, accordingly, to put together academics, industrials and students from different branches of the field.