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
MOST RECENT NEWS
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 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 honour 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.