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Already available on-line our last publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

12/03/2018
The manuscript "Rhodium‐catalyzed annulation of ortho‐alkenylanilides with alkynes" has been recently accepted in the prestigious journal Angewandte

The article "Rhodium‐catalyzed annulation of ortho‐alkenylanilides with alkynes: Formation of unexpected naphthalene adducts" by A. Seoane, C. Comanescu, N. Casanova, R. García-Fandiño, D. Xabier, J. L. Mascareñas and M. Gulías is already on-line as an accepted article.

Abstract: o‐Alkenyl‐N‐triflylanilides undergo Rh(III)‐catalyzed oxidative annulations with alkynes to produce different types of naphthylamides, in a process which involves the cleavage of two C‐H bonds. Remarkably, in addition to formal dehydrogenative (4C+2C) cycloadducts, the reaction also produces variable amounts of isomeric naphthylamides whose formation requires a formal migration of the alkenyl moiety from the ortho to the meta position of the anilide. Also interestingly, the annulation reaction can be efficiently carried out in the absence of external oxidants, such as Cu(OAc)2.

External link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201811747

Our last publication at the J. Am. Chem. Soc. already on-line

11/10/2018
This recent article at the Journal of the American Chemical Society is already available as just accepted manuscript

We are very glad to announce the publication of our latest paper at the Journal of the American Chemical Society, entitled "Gold(I)–catalyzed enantioselective annulations between allenes and alkene-tethered oxime ethers: A straight entry to highly substituted piperidines and aza-bridged medium-sized carbocycles", by D. C. Marcote, I. Varela, J. Fernandez-Casado, J. L. Mascareñas and F. López . In which, we report a gold-catalyzed annulation strategy that allows a straightforward assembly of piperidines and piperidine-containing aza-bridged products from readily available alkene-tethered oxime ethers (or esters) and N-allenamides.

External link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.8b10388

Congrats to Cristian, best oral communication award at SIJ2018Toledo

11/08/2018
Happy to announce Dr. Cristian Vidal has received the best oral communication award at the XV Young Researchers Symposium RSEQ-Sigma Aldrich

We are really pleased to announce Dr. Cristian Vidal received this award by presenting his work entitled "Concurrent and orthogonal gold(I) and Ruthenium(II) catalysis inside living cells" at the XV Young Researchers Symposium RSEQ-Sigma Aldrich (Merck): https://twitter.com/hashtag/SIJ2018Toledo?src=hash.
The talk took place at Toledo on November the 5th, Monday, and he presented his recent research envolving the use of consecutive metal-catalysed reactions for chemical transformation at the cell.

Congrats, Cristian!!


External link: https://twitter.com/ciqususc/status/1060874073960599558

Congrats to Javier, who has received the GEQO-Young scientist Award 2018

09/10/2018
We are really happy to announce our former Post-doc researcher Javier Francos has been awarded for his early career as a young scientist.

We are so pleased to communicate Javier Francos (Oviedo, 1983) has recently received one of the most important prizes for young scientists on their early careers at Spain: the Young Scientist Award, by the RSEQ-GEQO (Organometallic Chemistry specialized group, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry).

Javier is a former Post-doc researcher at our group, and he is currently working at the University of Oviedo as a collaborating professor.

Congrats Javier!!!!




External link: http://geqo.es/geqo-awards-2018/

Highlighted at Synfacts our last publication at ACIE

08/23/2018
Happy to announce our paper Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57 (27), 8255-8259 has been highlighted at Synfacts

We are really happy to announce the paper entitled "Rhodium(III)‐Catalyzed Annulation of 2‐Alkenylanilides with Alkynes via C‐H Activation: a Direct Access to 2‐substituted Indolines" has been selected at Synfacts 2018; 14(09): 0915.
This work by M. Font, B. Cendón, A. Seoane, J. L. Mascareñas and M. Gulías reports the methodology for a new, mild, and selective oxidative annulation of readily available substrates in the presence of a rhodium(III) catalyst


External link: https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0037-1610565

One of our latest publications highlighted at Synfacts

08/22/2018
We are really pleased to announce the ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 6100–6105 by F. Verdugo at al. has been highlighted at Synfacts 2018; 14(08): 0820

The publication entitled "Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed [3C + 2C] and [4C + 3C] Intramolecular Cycloadditions of Alkylidenecyclopropanes", by F. Verdugo, L. Villarino, J. Durán, M. Gulías, J. L. Mascareñas and F. López has been selected by Synfacts as a highlighted paper at the recently published Synfacts 2018; 14(08): 0820

Congrats guys!!

External link: https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0037-1610497

Further news about the ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8 (7), pp 6055–6061

08/01/2018
Our recent paper at ACS Catalysis among the most read publications over the last month

We are very pleased to announce some good news regarding our publication at ACS Catalysis "Intracellular Deprotection Reactions Mediated by Palladium Complexes Equipped with Designed Phosphine Ligands".
The paper authored by M. Martínez-Calvo, J. R. Couceiro, P. Destito, J. Rodríguez, J. Mosquera, and J. L. Mascareñas is one of the most read articles for the previous 30 days (top 20 most downloaded).
It is an ACS Editors' Choice, too!

Thank you, guys

External link: https://pubs.acs.org/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=accacs#