Jurberg Lab

We are an enthusiastic research group working in the frontiers of organic synthesis, with a strong emphasis on three main areas: i) chemistry of heterocycles, ii) photochemistry and iii) asymmetric organocatalysis



25 November 2021

Igor delivered a virtual talk on "The Nobel Prize of Chemistry 2021 and How to Become a Chemist" to the Institute Principia (in portuguese). Check this out here

18 November 2021

Our manuscript on blue light -promoted strategies to access alkyl 2-carboxylate-2,3,3-trisubstituted-lactams and 5-alkoxy-2,2,4-trisubstituted furan-3(2H)-ones using aryldiazoacetates and aryldiazoketones has been just accepted in Org. Lett. Congratulations Laieli, Caio, Rafael and Celso!

10 November 2021

Our manuscript on the blue light-mediated O-H insertion of oximes into aryldiazoacetates has been just accepted in J. Org. Chem. Depending on the solvent employed, it is possible to reach different products. In DCM, one obtains the direct insertion. In THF, one obtains a multicomponent reaction, with the structure of the product incorporating the ring-opened form of the solvent. Congratulations Mateus, Marcelo, Luiz Paulo and Felipe!

3 November 2021

Our manuscript entitled "A Selective C-C Bond Cleavage Strategy Promoted by Visible Light" has been just accepted in Org. Lett. Congratulations Rafael, Marcelo, Amanda and Celso!

16 April 2021

Igor delivers an online talk entitled as "Blue Light-Promoted Reactions of Aryldiazoacetates" to the Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati

25 March 2021

Igor delivers a virtual talk presenting the evolution of his research group and the research carried out since its start in 2014 in the context of him receiving the Zeferino Vaz Award in 2020 at the IQ-Unicamp. It is available on YouTube, check it here.

04 February 2021

Celso Y. Okada Jr has successfuly defended his PhD Thesis. Congratulations, Celso! Nice work!

08 January 2021

Amanda F. da Silva has successfully defended her PhD Thesis. Bravo, Amanda! Great job!

17 December 2020

A chapter reviewing the work performed in our group up to the present day has been just accepted for publication in the book "Organic Synthesis in Brazil 2021". The book (in portuguese) is edited by the Brazilian Chemical Society and aims to celebrate the research in organic synthesis being performed over the last years in the country. Great!

9 December 2020

Laiéli Munaretto joins the Jurberg group as a PhD candidate. Welcome, Laiéli!

3 December 2020

Previous leaders of the ACS Brazil Chapter have been re-elected for the next period in office (Jan-Dec 2021). Igor Jurberg is the Chair; Leonardo F. Fraceto (Unesp-Sorocaba, SP) is the Vice-Chair; Emilio C. de Lucca Jr (Unicamp, SP) is the Treasurer and Taicia P. Fill (Unicamp, SP) is the Secretary. Congratulations, team!

4 December 2020

Igor receives the 2020 Zeferino Vaz Recognition Award of Unicamp. The Award Ceremony will take place virtually on December 18th being broadcast via YouTube. Congratulations, Igor!

27 November 2020

Celso Y. Okada Jr has successfully passed his PhD Qualification Exam. Congratulations, Celso!

10 September 2020

A collaborative review article written with the Berlinck group (USP-São Carlos, SP) and the Fill group (Unicamp, SP) on the chemistry of guanidine natural products isolated as secondary metabolites has been just accepted in Nat. Prod. Rep.. Congratulations Alessandra; and the Berlinck and Fill groups!

31 August 2020

Amanda F. da Silva has successfully passed her PhD Qualification Exam. Congratulations, Amanda!

3 August 2020

A joint review article between our group and the Koenigs group (U. RWTH Aachen, Germany) on the visible light-based photochemistry of diazo compounds has been just accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. Congratulations, Mateus and the Koenigs group!

3 August 2020

Our manuscript on aminocatalyzed diastereodivergent strategies for the preparation of spiroisoxazol-5-ones has been just accepted in Org. Chem. Forntiers. This work was developed in collaboration with the Ferreira group (UFSCar, Brazil), who studied the reactions mechanisms employing DFT calculations. Congratulations, Amanda and the Ferreira group!

28 May 2020

Our manuscript on the blue light-mediated N-H insertion of amides, isatins, sulfonamides and imides into aryldiazoacetates has been accepted for publication in Tetrahedron. This work was submitted following an invitation to contribute to the special issue in honor of Prof. Nuno Maulide (U. Vienna, Austria),  recipient of the 2020 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award. Congratulations, Nuno! Congratulations to Celso and Caio for this fine work!

5 May 2020

The group has been awarded a Research Grant from Fapesp to work on the photochemistry of aryldiazoacetates. Great!

19 March 2020

Our collaborative work with the groups of Prof. Luciana G. Oliveira (Unicamp, SP) and Prof. Bradley Moore (UC San Diego - Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US) on the biosynthesis of Alpiniamide A has been just accepted in ACS Chem. Biol. Congratulations Amanda and all teams involved!

02 March 2020

Our Review Article entitled "Synergisms Between Metal and Photoredox Catalysis: Deconvoluting Complex Systems" has been just accepted in Química Nova. Congratulations, Alessandra!

30 January 2020

Our work on the coupling of aryldiazoacetates with boronic acids enhanced by blue light irradiation has been just accepted in Chem Eur. J. An important amount of work was needed to describe the intricate mechanistic scenario involved in this transformation. Congratulations Amanda and the Cormanich team, who helped us with DFT calculations and interesting discussions! This work was selected by the editorial team for a feature cover.