Fañanás Mastral Lab

Sustainable Catalysis & Asymmetric Synthesis

About Martín

Martín Fañanás Mastral

Martín Fañanás Mastral

Graduated in Chemistry from the University of Oviedo in 2002. He performed his PhD studies at the same university under the supervision of Prof. José Barluenga and Prof. Fernando Aznar, working on the development of cascade reactions of Fischer carbene complexes and their application in organic synthesis. In 2004 he performed a short research stay in the group of Prof. Steven V. Ley at the University of Cambridge, where he worked on the total synthesis of Bengazole A.

In 2009 he joined the group of Prof. Ben L. Feringa at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) as postdoctoral researcher. There he worked on the development of enantioselective catalytic allylic substitution reactions, cross-coupling of organolithium reagents and catalytic oxidation processes.

In 2014 he moved to the Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biológica y Materiales Moleculares (CiQUS), at the University of Santiago de Compostela, as Ramón y Cajal researcher. In 2020 he was promoted to Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry.

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