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We are a young and highly motivated group trying to develop innovative ideas in organic synthesis. We are in the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS), a new research building at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

We currently focus on the development of novel C-H and C-C bond activation processes using transition metal catalysts and the development of asymmetric versions. Ultimately, we apply these methods in the synthesis of complex natural products with pharmacological properties.

Latest news


Two new incorporations: Ivan Huertas is a new Master student and Pablo Losada is a new undergraduate student that joins our group.

Congratulations to David for successfully defend his PhD thesis!

On July the 12th of 2019, the PhD Candidate, David Fernández Fernández, defended his Doctoral Thesis entitled "Transition Metal Catalyzed Annulations Based on The Activation of C–H Bonds"

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Latest publications

46) Axially Chiral 2-Hydroxybiaryls by Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective C–H Activation

P. Losada, L. Goicoechea, J. L. Mascareñas, M. Gulías

ACS Catal., 2023, 13, 13994–13999

45) Chiral Ligands Based on Binaphthyl Scaffolds for Pd-Catalyzed Enantioselective C–H Activation/Cycloaddition Reactions

J. González, X. Vidal, M. Ortuño, J. L. Mascareñas, M. Gulías

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 21437–21442

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