Catalysis and Materials
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.
Wellcome back to Dr. MOHAMED MEDJAHDI who will spend a short research periode in our group.
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).
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.
Dr. Khoshnood is leaving our group. We wish you good luck in your new adventure Abbas!
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).
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.
Congratulations to Dr. EDUARDO BUXADERAS for his PhD Dissertation and Defense "ALKYNE CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS CATALYZED BY OXIME PALLADACYCLES"
ALICANTE UNIVERSITY 2014
Congratulations to MELANIA GÓMEZ MARTÍNEZ for her MSc dissertation and Defense
ALICANTE UNIVERSITY 2014
Asymmetric Catalysis new journal recently launched by De Gruyter Open
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
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.