Fañanás Mastral Lab

Sustainable Catalysis & Asymmetric Synthesis

Introduction

We are a research group active in the fields of Catalysis and Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Materials (CIQUS) at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Our research interests focus on the development of atom-efficient and sustainabled reactions and asymmetric transformations. Concepts such as bimetallic catalysis, enantioselective synthesis and alkane functionalization are currently being explored in our lab.

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Latest News

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  1. Our work on the Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Chiral Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes via Multicomponent Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation, has been published in Organic Letters. Congratulations to Sergio and Irene!

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  2. We welcome Jose Luis Nova as a new postdoctoral researcher in our team!!

  3. Former PhD student Eva Rivera Chao has been awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Premio Extraordinario de Doutoramento). Congratulations Eva!!!

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  4. We welcome Prof. Marcus Mandolesi Sá from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil) who will be in the group as visiting professor from 1 March to 31 July.

  5. Our review on Enantioselective synthesis of chiral BCPs has been published. Congrats to Irene and Sergio!

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  6. We welcome Saúl Alberca who joins our team as a new postdoctoral researcher.

  7. We welcome Akshay M. Nair as a new postdoctoral researcher in our team!!

  8. Our perspective where we discuss the accomplished achievements and remaining challenges in the field of alkyne allylboration has been published in ACS Catalysis.

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  9. Our Desymmetrization of meso-dibromocycloalkenes by copper-catalyzed asymmetric borylative coupling with alkynes has been published in Chem Catalalysis. Congrats to Irene, Andrea, Jaime and Eva!

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  10. Our review on C–C bond formation via photocatalytic direct functionalization of simple alkanes has been published in Chemical Communications. Congrats to Álvaro, Pol and Andrés!

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Recent publications

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    Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Chiral Bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes via Multicomponent Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation

    S. Barbeira-Arán, I. Sánchez-Sordo, and M. Fañanás-Mastral

    Org. Lett. 2024, 26, 3784–3789.

  2. 73

    Enantioselective synthesis of chiral BCPs

    I. Sánchez-Sordo, S. Barbeira-Arán and M. Fañanás-Mastral

    Org. Chem. Front. 2024, 11, 916-928.

  3. 72

    Catalytic Alkyne Allylboration: A Quest for Selectivity

    A. Chaves-Pouso, E. Rivera-Chao, and M. Fañanás-Mastral

    ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 12656–12664.

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    Desymmetrization of meso-dibromocycloalkenes by copper-catalyzed asymmetric borylative coupling with alkynes

    I. Sánchez-Sordo, A. Chaves-Pouso, J. Mateos-Gil, E. Rivera-Chao, M. Fañanás-Mastral

    Chem Catal. 2023, 3, 100730.

  5. 70

    C–C bond formation via photocatalytic direct functionalization of simple alkanes

    A. Velasco-Rubio, P. Martínez-Balart, A. M. Álvarez-Constantino, M. Fañanás-Mastral

    Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 9424-9444.

  6. 69

    Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective Borylative Allyl–Allyl Coupling of Allenes and Allylic gem-Dichlorides

    M. Piñeiro-Suárez, A. M. Álvarez-Constantino, M. Fañanás-Mastral

    ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 5578–5583.

  7. 68

    Heterometallic palladium-iron Metal-Organic Framework as a highly active catalyst for cross-coupling reactions

    E. Miguel-Casañ, M. D. Darawsheh, V. Fariña-Torres, I. J. Vitórica-Yrezábal, E. Andres-Garcia, M. Fañanás- Mastral, G. Mínguez Espallargas

    Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 179-185.

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    Bifunctional Skipped Dienes through Cu/Pd-Catalyzed Allylboration of Alkynes with B2pin2 and Vinyl Epoxides

    N. Vázquez-Galiñanes, I. Velo-Heleno, M. Fañanás-Mastral

    Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 8244-8248.

  9. 66

    Direct C–H Allylation of Unactivated Alkanes by Cooperative W/Cu Photocatalysis

    P. Martínez-Balart, B.L. Tóth, Á. Velasco-Rubio, M. Fañanás-Mastral

    Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 6874-6879.

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    Catalytic Lewis Base Additive Enables Selective Copper-Catalyzed Borylative α-C–H Allylation of Alicyclic Amines

    B. Pérez-Saavedra, A. Velasco-Rubio, E. Rivera-Chao, J.A. Varela, C. Saá, M. Fañanás-Mastral

    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 16206-16216.

Gallery

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Celebrating together after Christmas dinner 2023.
Christmas dinner. December 2023
Having fun into the water, Ulla river. July 2023.
Rafting route, Ulla river. July 2023.
Rafting route, Ulla river. July 2023.
Group photo, ready to start the rafting excursion on the Ulla river. July 2023.
March 2023
PhD Defense Nuria Vázquez Galiñanes. March 2023.
PhD Defense Nuria Vázquez Galiñanes. March 2023.
Having fun together after the Christmas dinner 2022