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2024

 

218. Enríquez, R. G.; Dato-Santiago, J. S.; del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Alemán, J.*; Fernández-Salas, J. A.* Acyl radicals generated from aldehydes with NHPI as electrocatalyst: aldehydes and alcohols as carbon-centered radical precursors. Org. Chem. Front. 2024, advance article. DOI: 10.1039/D4QO01067A.

217. Alemán, J.*; Humbrías-Martín, J.; del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Aguilar-Galindo, F.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.* Bicarbonate-binding catalysis for the enantioselective desymmetrization of ketosulfonium salts. Nat. Commun. 2024, 15, 4727. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-48832-x.

216. Moreno, J. M.; Gil-San-Millan, R.; Mas-Balleste, R.; Alemán, J.*; Platero-Prats, A. Enhanced organocatalytic processes through an engineered acid-base site bifunctional pore in a zirconium metal-organic framework. ChemCatChem 2024, e202400676. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202400676.

215. Carli, B.; Salaverri, N.; Martinez-Fernandez, L.; Goicuría, M.; Alemán, J.*; Marzo, L.* Proton-coupled electron transfer ring opening of cycloalkanols followed by a Giese radical addition enabled by an electron donor–acceptor complex. Org. Lett. 2024, 26 (21), 4542-4547. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.4c01443.

214. Westwood, M. T.; Kasten, K.; Stockhammer, L.; del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.; Eitzinger, A.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Waser, M.; Alémán, J.; Armin R. Ofial, A.; Smith, A. D. Unveiling the impact of a CF2 motif in the isothiourea catalyst skeleton: Evaluating C(3)-F2-HBTM and its catalytic activity. Arkivoc 2024, (4) 202312093. DOI: 10.24820/ark.5550190.p012.093.

213. Blanco-Caamano, P.; Navío, C.; Blanco, M.*; Alemán, J.* Single walled carbon nanotubes covalently functionalized by a ruthenium complex for photocatalytic oxidations. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2024, 669, 495-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2024.05.018.

212. Vega-Fernández, J.; Marcos, V.; Alvárez, J.; Capitán, M. J.; Fraile, A.*, Alemán, J.* Photocatalytic functionalization of thin-layer membranes using monomer truncation strategy. Nanoscale Adv. 2024, 6, 3181-3187. DOI: 10.1039/D4NA00149D.

 

211. MacLean, I.; García, M. J.; Cabrera, S.*; Marzo, L.*; Alemán, J.* Electrochemically driven green synthesis to unlock sustainable routes to β-keto spirolactones. Green Chem. 2024, 26, 6553-6558. DOI: 10.1039/D4GC01127A.

210. Blanco, L.; Uroz, A.; Gutiérrez, K.; Cabrera, S.*; Collado, A.*; Alemán, J.* Double catalytic activity unveiled: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications of iridium complexes in transfer hydrogenation and photomediated transformations. ACS Catal. 2024, 14 (9), 6413-6422. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.4c00673.

209. Nova-Fernández, J.; Pascual-Coca, G.; Cabrera, S.*; Alemán, J.* Rapid and safe continuous-flow Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation using a Zn/Cu couple column. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2024, 366 (4), 710-716. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202300665. Highlighted in "Simmons-Smith cyclopropanation in flow", Synfacts, 2024, 20 (2), 0221. DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1772986.

208. García, M. J.; Comerford, T. A.; Montoro, C.; Zysman-Colman, E.*; Alemán, J.*; Cabrera, S.* Enhancing Photocatalytic performance of atom transfer radical addition (ATRA) reactions in water using immobilized 10-phenylphenothiazine catalysts on mesoporous silica supports. J. Catal. 2024, 431, 115368.. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2024.115368.

207. Salaverri, N.; Alemán, J.*; Marzo, L.* Harnessing the power of the De Mayo reaction: unveiling a photochemical and photocatalytic masked [2+2] methodology for organic synthesis. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2024, 366 (2), 156-167. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202300647. Selected for front cover: 10.1002/adsc.202301335.

206. Rohlfs, T.; Gerken, L.; Nova-Fernández, J. L.; Malagón, S.; Uygur, M.; Cabrera, S.; Aleman, J.; García Mancheño, O. Visible light-mediated selective allylic C-H oxygenation of cycloalkenes. Synlett 2024, 35, A-E. DOI: 10.1055/a-2219-6907.

205. López-Magano, A.; Solans-Monfort, X.; Salaverri, N.; Marzo, L.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J*. Engineering photocatalytic porous organic materials for directing redox vs energy transfer processes. RRL Solar 2024, 8 (2), 2300768. DOI: 10.1002/solr.202300768.

204. Valle-Amores, M. Á.; Feberero, C.; Martin-Somer, A.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Smith, A. D.; Fraile, A.*; Alemán, J*. Intramolecular hydrogen bond activation for kinetic resolution of furanone derivatives by an organocatalyzed [3+2] asymmetric cycloaddition. Org. Chem. Front. 2024, 11, 1028-1038. DOI: 10.1039/D3QO01471A. Selected for front cover: 10.1039/D4QO90013H.

2023

 

203. Nova-Fernández, J. L.; González-Muñoz, D.; Pascual-Coca, G.; Cattelan, M.; Agnoli, S.; Pérez-Ruiz, R.; Alemán, J.*; Cabrera, S.*; Blanco, M*. Enhancing the photocatalytic activity via direct covalent functionalization in single-walled carbon nanotubes. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2023, 2313102. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202313102

 

202. Daliran, S.*; Blanco, M.; Dhakshinamoorthy, A.; Oveisi, A. R.*; Alemán, J.*; García, H.* Defects and disorder in covalent organic frameworks for advanced applications. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2023, 2312912. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202312912.

201. Mollari, L.; del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Batch and flow electrochemical synthesis of allyl sulfones via sulfonation of allyl trifluoroborates: A robust, regioselective, and scalable approach. Green Chem. 2023, 25, 8510. DOI: 10.1039/D3GC02408C.

 

200. Boztepe, T.; Scioli-Montoto, S.; Gambaro, R. C.; Ruiz, M. E.; Cabrera, S.; Alemán, J.; Islan, G. A.; Castro, G. R.; León, I. E*. Design, synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of the anti-HT-29 colorectal cell line activity of novel 8-oxyquinolinate-platinum(II)-loaded nanostructured lipid carriers targeted with riboflavin. Pharmaceutics 2023, 15 (3), 1021. DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics15031021.

199. López-Magano, A.; Daliran, S.; Oveisi, A. R.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Dhakshinamoorthy, A.; Alemán, J.*; Garcia, H.*; Luque, R*. Recent advances in the use of covalent organic frameworks as heterogeneous photocatalysts in organic synthesis. Adv. Mat. 2023, 2209475. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202209475

2022

198. Alemán, J.; Marzo, L.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.; Alberto Fraile, A. Merging organocatalysis with light – New opportunities for asymmetric synthesis. In: Asymmetric Organocatalysis: New Strategies, Catalysts, and Opportunities. Volume 2. Eds. Ł. Albrecht, A. Albrecht, L. Dell'Amico. 2022, pp. 225-257. Print ISBN:9783527349074 |Online ISBN:9783527832217. DOI: 10.1002/9783527832217.ch7.

 

197. Humbrías-Martin, J.; Fernández Salas, J. A.; Alemán, J.* Procesos organocatalíticos de desimetrización enantioselectiva. Anales de Química 2022, 118, 198. 

 

196. Rodríguez, R.; Sicignano, M.; García, M. J.; Enríquez, R. G.; Cabrera, S.; Alemán, J.* Taming photocatalysis in flow: easy and speedy preparation of α-aminoamide derivatives. Green Chem. 2022, 24, 6613. DOI: 10.1039/D2GC02087D. Highlighted by H. Yamamoto and I. Ramakrishna in Synfacts 2022, 18 (11), 1272 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1738734) and https://www.madrimasd.org/blogs/energiasalternativas/2022/11/08/135280.

195. López-Magano, A.; Salaverri, N.; Marzo, L.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J.* Synergistic combination of triazine and phenanthroline moieties in a covalent triazine framework tailored for heterogeneous photocatalytic metal-free C-Br and C-Cl activation. Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2022, 317, 121791. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2022.121791.

194. Sciarretta, M.; Barawi, M.; Navío, C.; de la Peña O’ Shea, V.; Blanco, M.*; Alemán, J.* A graphene acid - TiO2 nanohybrid as multifunctional heterogeneous photocatalyst for the synthesis of 1,3,4-oxadiazoles. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2022, 14, 34975. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c07880.

 

193. del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Blanco, L.; Collado, A.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Nickel-catalysed cross-electrophile coupling of benzyl bromides and sulfonium salts towards the synthesis of dihydrostilbenes. Chem. Eur. J. 2022, e202201644. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202201644.

 

192. Moya, A.*; Alemán, J.; Gomez-Herrero, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; de Pablo, P.* Nanotribology and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes hybridized with covalent organic frameworks. Carbon 2022, 199, 80-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2022.07.053.

 

191. González-Muñoz, D.; Alemán, J.*; Blanco, M.*; Cabrera, S.* Single walled carbon nanotubes with encapsulated Pt(II) photocatalyst for the oxidation of sulfides in water. J. Catal. 2022, 413, 274-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2022.06.027.

 

190. Río-Rodríguez, R.; Westwood, M. T.; Sicignano, M.; Juhl, M.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.; Alemán, J.*; Smith, A. D.* Isothiourea-catalysed enantioselective radical conjugate addition under batch and flow conditions. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 7277. DOI: 10.1039/D2CC02432B.

189. Marzo, L.; Alemán, J. Recent approaches in asymmetric non-covalent organo-photocatalysis. In: Photochemistry: Volume 50. Ed. Stefano Crespi and Stefano Protti. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022. Hardback ISBN: 978-1-83916-567-2. PDF ISBN: 978-1-83916-767-6. EPUB ISBN: 978-1-83916-768-3. DOI: 10.1039/9781839167676-00283.

188. Nowok, A.; Cieslik, W; Grelska, J.; Jurkiewicz, K.; Makieieva, N.; Kupka, T.; Alemán, J.; Musioł, R*; Pawlus, S. Simple rules for complex near-glass-transition phenomena in medium-sized Schiff bases. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 5185. DOI: 10.3390/ijms23095185.

 

187. Daliran, S.; Reza Oveisi, A.*; Peng, Y.; López-Magano, A.; Khajeh, M.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Alemán, J.*; Luque, R.*; Garcia, H.* Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent-organic frameworks (COFs), and porous-organic polymers (POPs)-catalyzed selective C-H bond activation and functionalization reactions. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2022, 51, 7810-7882. DOI: 10.1039/D1CS00976A.

 

186. del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Fragoso-Jarillo, L.; Garrido-Castro, A.F.; Maestro, M.C.; Fernández-Salas, J.A.*, Alemán, J.* General electrochemical Minisci alkylation of N-heteroarenes with alkyl halides. Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 6512-6518. DOI: 10.1039/D2SC01799G. Highlighted in: https://www.chemistryviews.org/electrochemical-minisci-alkylation/. Highlighted as back cover.

 

185. Salaverri, N.; Carli, B.; Gratal, P.; Marzo, L.*; Alemán, J.* Remote Giese radical addition by photocatalytic ring opening of activated cycloalkanols. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2022, 364, 1689. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202200220.

 

184. Salaverri, N.; Carli, B; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Marzo, L.*; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective addition of remote alkyl radicals to double bonds by photocatalytic proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) deconstruction of unstrained cycloalkanols. Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 3123. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c00662Selected for cover issue: Volume 24, Issue 17. https://pubs.acs.org/toc/orlef7/24/17 and most accessed articles in Org. Lett. in May 2022.

 

183. Nova-Fernández, J.L.; García, M. J.; Mollari, L.; Pascual, G.; Cabrera, S.*; Alemán, J.* Continuous-flow synthesis of alkyl zinc sulfinates for the direct photofunctionalization of heterocycles. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 4611. DOI: 10.1039/D2CC01065H. Highlighted in Org. Process Res. Dev.:  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.oprd.2c00118?urlappend=%3Fref%3DPDF&jav=VoR&rel=cite-as

182. Guerrero-Corella, A., Fraile, A.*; Alemán, J.* Intramolecular hydrogen-bond activation: Strategies, benefits, and influence in catalysis. ACS Org. Inorg. Au 2022, 2 (3), 197-204. DOI: 10.1021/acsorginorgau.1c00053. By invitation of the editor of the journal, Prof. Géraldine Masson.

181. Jiménez-Almarza, A.; López-Magano, A.; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J.* Tuning the activity−stability balance of photocatalytic organic materials for oxidative coupling reactions. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2022, 14, 16258. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c01646.

 

180. Rodríguez, R.; Sicignano, M.; Alemán, J.* Fluorinated sulfinates as source of alkyl radicals in the photo‐enantiocontrolled β‐functionalization of enals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e20211263. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202112632Most accessed articles in ACIE, in 2022. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/15213773/homepage/2002_mostaccessed.html. Most accessed articles in January 2022 in Angewandte Chemie. Highlighted in: https://www.uam.es/uam/investigacion/cultura-cientifica/noticias/introduccion-restos-fluorados

https://www.madrimasd.org/notiweb/noticias/nuevo-metodo-introduccion-asimetrica-restos-fluorados#utm_source=notiweb_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=noti4_28mar22

 

179. Valle-Amores, M. A.; Blanco, M.*; Agnoli, S.; Fraile, A.*; Alemán, J.* Oxidized multiwalled nanotubes as efficient carbocatalyst for the general synthesis of azines. J. Catal. 2022, 406, 174. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2022.01.009.

178. Mollari, L.; Valle-Amores, M. A.; Martínez-Gualda, A. M.; Marzo, L.; Fraile, A.*; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of cyclic β-amino carbonyl derivatives by a formal [3+2] photocycloaddition. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 1334. DOI: 10.1039/D1CC05867C. Highlighted in https://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2022/12December.shtm

177. González-Muñoz, D.; Gómez-Avilés, A.; Molina, C. B.; Bedia, J.; Belver, C.*; Alemán, J.*; Cabrera, S.* Anchoring of 10-phenylphenothiazine to mesoporous silica materials: A water compatible organic photocatalyst for the degradation of pollutants. J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 2022, 102, 134. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2021.07.004.

2021

176. López-Magano, A.; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J.* Predesigned covalent organic frameworks as effective platforms for Pd(II) coordination enabling cross-coupling reactions under sustainable conditions. Adv. Sustain. Syst. 2021, 2100409. DOI: 10.1002/adsu.202100409. By invitation of the Editorial Office.

 

175. Nowok, A.*; Cieślik, W.; Dulskicd, M.; Jurkiewicz, K.; Grelsk, J.; Alemán, J.; Musioł, R.; Szeremeta, A.; Pawlus, S. Glass-forming Schiff bases: Peculiar self-organizing systems with bifurcated hydrogen bonds. J. Mol. Liq. 2021, 118052. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.118052.

174. Sánchez-Fuente, M.; Jimenez-Almarza, A.; Alemán, J.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.* Solvent-free visible light photocatalytic oxidation processes mediated by transparent films of an imine-based organic polymer. Catalysts 2021, 11, 1426. DOI: 10.3390/catal11121426.

173. Blanco, M.*; Cembellín, S.*; Agnoli, S.; Alemán, J.* Ruthenium-p-cymene complex side-wall covalently bonded to carbon nanotubes as efficient hybrid transfer hydrogenation catalyst. ChemCatChem 2021, 13, 5156. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202101442.

172. del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Laina-Martín, V.; Fernández-Salas, J.*; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction of a-ketoesters under bifunctional organocatalysis. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 11665. DOI: 10.1039/D1CC04263G.

171. López-Magano, A.; Ortín-Rubio, B.; Imaz, I.; Maspoch, D.; Alemán*, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.* Photoredox heterobimetallic dual catalysis using engineered covalent organic frameworks. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 12344. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03634. Highlighted in https://www.madrimasd.org/blogs/energiasalternativas/2021/12/15/135014 and Synfacts 2022, 18, 0065.

170. Laina-Martín, V.; Humbrías-Martín, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective inverse-electron demand aza-Diels-Alder reaction: ipso,α-selectivity of silyl dienol ethers. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 12133. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03390.

169. Kaur, K.; Humbrías-Martín, J.; Hoppmann, L.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Daniliuc, J. C.; Alemán, J.*; García-Mancheño, O.* Enantioselective vinylogous-Mukaiyama-type dearomatisation by anion-binding catalysis. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 9244. DOI: 10.1039/D1CC03514B.

168. Jiménez-Almarza, A.; López-Magano, A.; Cano, R.; Ortín-Rubio, B.; Díaz-García, D.; Gomez-Ruiz, S.; Imaz, I.; Maspoch, D.; Mas-Balleste, R.*; Alemán, J.* Engineering covalent organic frameworks in the modulation of photocatalytic degradation of pollutants under visible light conditions. Mater. Today Chem. 2021, 22, 100548. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2021.100548. Highlighted in http://www.madrimasd.org/blogs/energiasalternativas/2021/09/14/134905

167. Guerrero-Corella, A.; Valle-Amores, M. A.; Fraile, A*.; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective organocatalyzed aza-Michael addition reaction of 2-hydroxybenzophenone imines to nitroolefins under batch and flow conditions. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2021, 363, 3845. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202100635.

166. Laina-Martín, V.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Organocatalytic strategies for the development of the enantioselective inverse-electron-demand hetero-Diels Alder reaction. Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 12509. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101696Invitation and included in the special issue Non-Covalent Interactions-Wiley.

165. Alemán, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R. Photocatalytic oxidation reactions mediated by covalent organic frameworks and related extended organic materials. Front. Chem. 2021, 8, 708312. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2021.708312By invitation of Prof. Xavier Xalas.

164. Aguilar-Galindo, F.; Rodríguez, R. I.; Alemán, J.; Mollari, L.; Alemán, J.*; Díaz-Tendero, S.* Visible-light radical–radical coupling vs. radical addition: disentangling a mechanistic knot. Catalysts 2021, 11, 922. DOI: 10.3390/catal11080922. By invitation of Prof. Cristina Trujillo.

 

163. Sicignano, M.; Rodríguez, R. I.; Alemán, J.* Recent visible light and metal free strategies in [2+2] and [4+2] photocycloadditions. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 3303. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202100518.

162. González-Muñoz, D.; Martín-Somer, A.; Strobl, K.; Cabrera, S.; De Pablo, P. J.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Blanco, M.*; Alemán, J.* Enhancing visible-light photocatalysis via endohedral functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes with organic dyes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 21, 24877. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c04679Highlighted as cover picture and in:  http://www.madrimasd.org/blogs/energiasalternativas/2021/05/10/134793https://www.uam.es/uam/noticias/funcionalizacion-endohedrica-nanotubos.

161. Cuéllar, E.; Diez-Varga, A.; Torroba, T.; Domingo-Legarda, P.; Alemán, J.; Cabrera, S.; Martín-Alvárez, J. M.; Miguel, D.; Villafañe, F.* Luminescent cis-bis(bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) complexes with 1,2-azolylamidino ligands: photophysical, electrochemical studies, and photocatalytic oxidation of thioethers. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 7008. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03389.  

 

160. Martínez-Gualda, A. M.; Domingo-Lagarda, P.; Rigotti, T.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Fraile, A.; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric [2+2] photocycloaddition via charge transfer complex for the synthesis of tricyclic chiral ethers. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 3046. DOI: 10.1039/D1CC00035GHiglighted in https://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2021/29November.shtm

159. Rodríguez, R.; Mollari, L.; Alemán, J.* A light driven enantioselective synthesis of pyrroline derivatives by radical/polar cascade reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 23, 4555. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202013020. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2021, 17, 385.

158. Broto-Ribas, A.; Vignatti, C.; Jimenez-Almarza, A.; Luis-Barrera, J.; Dolatkhah, Z.; Gándara, F.; Imaz, I.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J.*; Maspoch, D.* Heterogeneous catalysts with programmable topologies generated by reticulation of organocatalysts into metal-organic frameworks: The case of squaramide. Nano Res. 2021, 14, 458–465. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-020-2779-8.

2020

157. Cabrera-Alfonso, M. J.; Cembellín, S.; Halima-Salem, A.; Berton, M.; Marzo, L.; Miloudi, A.; Maestro, M. C.*; Alemán, J.* Metal-free visible light-promoted synthesis of isothiazoles: a catalytic approach for N−S bond formation from iminyl radicals under batch and flow conditions. Green Chem. 2020, 22, 6792. DOI: 10.1039/D0GC02618B.

156. Rios, Í. C.; Paulo-Corderio, J.; Parent, E. J. S.; Quintella, S. A.; Alemán, J. Cavalcante, C. L.; Luna, M.* Biodegradable base stock oils obtained from ricinoleic acid using C8 alcohols and process integration into a biodiesel industry. Biomass conversion and Biorefinery 2020, 11, 803. DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-00942-4.

155. González-Muñoz, D.; Nova-Fernández, J. L.; Martinelli, A.; Pascual-Coca, G.; Cabrera, S.*; Alemán, J.* Visible light photocatalytic synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines under batch and flow conditions. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 5995. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202001018. Invitation to the YourJOC Talents Special Collection.

154. Salaverri, N.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Marzo, L.*; Alemán, J.* Visible light mediated photocatalytic [2+2] cycloaddition/ring-opening rearomatization cascade of electron-deficient azaarenes and vinylarenes. Commun. Chem. 2020, 3, 132. DOI: 10.1038/s42004-020-00378-x.

 

153. Rigotti, T.; Alemán, J.* Visible light photocatalysis – from racemic to asymmetric activation strategies. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 11169-11190. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03738A. Highlighted as feature article.

 

152. López-Magano, A.; Jiménez-Almarza, A.; Alemán, J.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.* Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) applied to photocatalytic organic transformations. Catalysis 2020, 10, 720. DOI: 10.3390/catal10070720. Highlighted as cover picture.

151. Domingo-Legarda, P.; Casado-Sánchez, A.; Marzo, Marzo, L.; Alemán, J.*; Cabrera, S.* Photocatalytic water soluble cationic platinum(II) complexes bearing quinolinate and phosphine ligands. Inorganic. Chem. 2020, 19, 13845. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01326.

150. Garrido-Castro, A.; Maestro, M. C.*; Alemán, J.* α-Functionalization of imines via visible light photoredox catalysis. Catalysts 2020, 10, 562. DOI: 10.3390/catal10050562.

 

149. Ruiz del Árbol, N.; Sánchez-Sánchez, C.; Otero-Irurueta, G.; Martínez, J. I.; de Andrés, P. L.; Gómez-Herrero, A. C.; Merino, P.; Piantek, M.; Serrate, D.; Lacovig, P.; Lizzit, S.; Alemán, J.; Ellis, G.; López, M. F.; Martín-Gago, J. A.* On-surface driven formal Michael addition produces m-polyaniline oligomers on Pt(111). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 5, 23220. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202009863.

 

148. Moya, A.; Creus, J.; Romero, N.; Alemán, J.; Solans-Monfort, X.; Philippot, K.; García-Antón, J.; Sala, X.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.* Organocatalytic vs Ru-based electrochemical hydrogenation of nitrobenzene in competition with hydrogen evolution reaction. Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 6446. DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01075H.

 

147. López-Magano, A.; Platero-Prats, A. E.; Cabrera, S.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J.* Incorporation of photocatalytic Pt(II) complexes into imine-based layered covalent organic frameworks (COFs) through monomer truncation strategy. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 2020, 272, 119027. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119027. Highlighted in https://www.madrimasd.org/blogs/energiasalternativas/2020/06/16/134423.

 

146. Rodríguez, R.; Capaccio, V.; Borello, F.; Cano, R.; De Riccardis, F.; Bernardi, L.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Della Sala, G.*; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric trifluoromethylthiolation of azlactones under chiral phase transfer catalysis. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18, 2914. DOI: 10.1039/D0OB00476F.

145. Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Gini, A.; Maestro, M. C.*; Alemán, J.* Unlocking the direct photocatalytic difluoromethylation of C=N bonds. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 3769. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC01353F.

144. Mallón, L.; Romero, N.; Jiménez, A.; Martín Morales, E.; Alemán, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Bofill, R.; Philippot, K.; García-Antón, J.; Sala, X.* The role of catalyst-support interactions in oxygen evolution anodes based on Co(OH)2 nanoparticles and carbon microfibers. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2020, 10, 4513. DOI: 10.1039/D0CY00193GHighlighted as cover picture.

 

143. Rigotti, T.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective aminocatalytic [2+2] cycloaddition through visible light excitation. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 5335. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c01413Featured in Org. Chem. Highlights: Organocatalyzed carbocyclic ring construction. https://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2020/21December.shtm

 

142. Cruz-Delgado, B.; Rodríguez, R. I.; Rosado-Abón, A.; Sánchez-Obregón, R.; Yuste, F.*; Alemán, J.* Stereocontrolled addition of scrambling ortho-sulfinyl carbanions: easy access to homopropargylamines and alpha-allenylamines. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 2431. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c00625.

 

141. Rigotti, T.; Asenjo-Pascual, J.; Martín-Somer, A.; Milán Rois, P.; Cordani, M.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Somoza, A.; Fraile, A.*; Alemán, J.* Boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) as electron-withdrawing group in asymmetric copper-catalyzed [3+2] cycloadditions for the synthesis of pyrrolidine-based biological sensors. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2020, 362, 1345. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201901465.

 

140. Capaccio, V.; Sicignano, M.; Rodríguez, R.; Della Sala, G.;* Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of alpha-trifluoromethylthio-beta-amino acids under phase transfer catalysis. Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 219. Article highlighted by Yamamoto in Synfacts 2020, 16, 0478. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b04195.

139. Moya, A.; Pérez-Illana, M.; Hernando-Pérez, M.; San Martín, C.; Gómez-Herrero, J.; Alemán, J.;* Mas-Ballesté, R.;* de Pablo, P. J.* Multifunctional carbon nanotubes covalently coated with imine-based covalent organic frameworks: exploring structure-property relationships through nanomechanics. Nanoscale 2020, 12, 1128. DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07716B.

2019

138. Laina-Martín, V.; Pérez, I.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Nucleophilic halo-Michael addition under Lewis-base activation. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 12936. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07068K.

137. Luis-Barrerra, J.; Cano, R.; Imani-Shakibaei, G.; Heras-Domingo, J.; Pérez-Carvajal, J.; Imaz, I.; Maspoch, D.; Solans-Monfort, X.; Alemán, J.;* Mas-Ballesté, R.* Switching acidic and basic catalysis through supramolecular functionalization in a porous 3D covalent imine-based material. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2019, 9, 6007. DOI: 10.1039/C9CY01527B.

 

136. Casado-Sánchez, A.; Domingo-Legarda, P.; Cabrera, S.*; Alemán, J.* Visible light photocatalytic asymmetric visible light photocatalytic asymmetric synthesis of pyrrolo[1,2-a]indoles via intermolecular [3+2] cycloaddition. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 11303. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05838A.

 

135. Humbrías-Martín, J.; Pérez-Aguilar, M. C.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Dentoni Litta, A.; Lattanzi, A.; Della Sala, G.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective conjugate azidation of alpha,beta-unsaturated ketones under bifunctional organocatalysis by direct activation of TMSN3. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2019, 361, 4790. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201900831.

 

134. López-Calixto, C.; Cabrera, S.; Pérez-Ruiz, R.; Barawi, M.; Alemán, J.; de la Peña O'Shea, V. A.*; Liras, M.* Conjugated porous polymer based on BOPHY dyes as photocatalyst under visible light. Appl. Catal. B Environ. 2019, 258, 117933. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.117933.

 

133. Jiménez-Almarza, A.; López-Magano, A.; Marzo, L.; Cabrera, S.*; Mas-Ballesté, R.*; Alemán, J.* Imine‐based covalent organic frameworks as photocatalysts for metal free oxidation processes under visible light conditions. ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 4916. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201901061This article was among the 10% most downloaded papers in 2019-2020 in ChemCatChem.

 

132. Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Salaverri, N.; Maestro, M. C.;* Alemán, J.* Intramolecular homolytic substitution enabled by photoredox catalysis – Sulfur, phosphorus and silicon heterocycle synthesis from aryl halides. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5295. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01911.

 

131. Gini, A.; Rigotti, T.; Pérez-Ruiz, R.; Uyugur, M.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Corral, I.; Martínez-Fernández, I.; de la Peña O'Shea, V. A.; García Mancheño, O.;* Alemán, J.* Mesityl or imide acridinium photocatalysts: accessible versus inaccessible charge-transfer states in photoredox catalysis. ChemPhotoChem 2019, 3, 609. DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201900116.

 

130. Casado-Sánchez, A.; Uygur, M.; González-Muñoz, D.; Aguilar-Galindo, F.; Nova-Fernández, J. L.; Arranz-Plaza, J.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Cabrera, S.*; García Mancheño, O.*; Alemán, J.* 8-Mercaptoquinoline as a ligand for enhancing the photocatalytic activity of Pt(II) coordination complexes: reactions and mechanistic insights. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 6437. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b00520.

 

129. Martínez-Gualda, A. M.; Cano, R.; Marzo, L.; Pérez-Ruiz, R.; Luis-Barrera, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Fraile, A.; de la Peña O'Shea, V. A.; Alemán, J.* Chromoselective access to Z- or E- allylated amines and heterocycles by a photocatalytic allylation reaction. Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 2634. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10441-4. Highlighted in https://www.madrimasd.org/notiweb/noticias/luz-como-fuente-activacion-en-procesos-quimicos.

 

128. González-Muñoz, D.; Casado-Sánchez, A.; del Hierro, I.; Gómez-Ruiz, S.*; Cabrera, S.*;  Alemán, J.* Size-selective mesoporous silica-based Pt(II) complex as efficient and reusable photocatalytic material. J. Catal. 2019, 373, 374. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2019.04.015.

 

127. Guerrero-Corella, A.; Asenjo-Pascual, J.; Janardan Pawar, T.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Martín-Sómer, A.; Villegas Gómez, C.; Belmonte-Vázquez, J. L.; Ramírez-Ornelas, D. E.; Peña-Cabrera, E.; Fraile, A.; Cruz-Cruz, D.*; Alemán, J.* BODIPY as electron withdrawing group for the activation of double bonds in asymmetric cycloaddition reactions. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4346. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC00959K.

 

126. Aguilar-Galindo, F.; Tuñón, A. M.; Fraile, A.; Alemán, A.; Díaz-Tendero, S.* Role of intramolecular hydrogen bonds and electron withdrawing groups in the acidity of aldimines and ketimines: a density functional theory study. Theor. Chem. Acc. 2019, 138, 49. DOI: 10.1007/s00214-019-2451-0.

125. Ruiz, M. C.; Resasco, A.; Di Virgilio, A. L.; Ayala, M.; Cavaco, I.; Cabrera, S.; Alemán, J.; Esteban León, I.* In vitro and in vivo anticancer effects of two quinoline-platinum(II) complexes on human osteosarcoma model. Cancer Chemother. Pharmacol. 2019, 83, 681-692. DOI: 10.1007/s00280-019-03773-x.

124. Martín-Somer, A.*; Arpa, E. M.; Díaz-Tendero, S.*; Alemán, J.* Intramolecular hydrogen bond activation of aza‐methylene imines in hydrogen bond bifunctional catalysis – A density functional theory study. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 574. Invitation to a special issue in Organic Reaction Mechanisms by Prof. P. R. Schreiner and B. König. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201801208.

2018

 

123. Rodríguez, R. I.; Ramírez, E.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.; Sánchez-Obregón, R.; Yuste, F.;* Alemán, J.* Asymmetric [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement: synthesis of homoallylic, allenylic and enynyl α-benzyl alcohols. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 8047. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03659.

122. Laina-Martín, V.; del Río-Rodríguez, R.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of Rauhut−Currier type esters via Mukaiyama-Michael reaction to acylphosphonates under bifunctional catalysis. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 13941. Highlighted as inside cover.

 

121. Vignatti, C.; Luis-Barrera, J.; Guillerm, V.; Imaz, I.;* Mas-Ballesté, R.;* Alemán, J.;* Maspoch, D.* Squaramide-IRMOF-16 analogue for catalysis of solvent-free, epoxide ring-opening tandem and multicomponent reactions. ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 3995. Open access: http://hdl.handle.net/10486/685314.

 

120. Gini, A.; Uygur, M.; Rigotti, T.; Alemán, J.*; García Mancheño, O.* Novel oxidative Ugi‐reaction for the synthesis of highly active visible light imide‐acridinium organophotocatalysts. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 12509. Highlighted by T. M. Swager in Synfacts 2018, 14, 1133. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802830.

119. Rigotti, T.; Casado-Sánchez, A.; Cabrera, S.; Pérez-Ruiz, R.; Liras, M.; A. de la Peña O'Shea, V.; Alemán, J.* A bifunctional photo-aminocatalyst for the alkylation of aldehydes: design, analysis and mechanistic studies. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 5928. Highlighted by B. List in Synfacts, 2018, 984.

118. Frías, M.; Cieślik, W.; Fraile, A.; Rosado-Abón, A.; Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Yuste, F.*; Alemán, J.*. Development and application of asymmetric organocatalytic Mukaiyama and vinylogous-Mukaiyama-type reactions. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 10906. Highlighted as Frontpieze.

117. Choubane, H.; Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Alvarado, C.; Guerrero-Corella, A.; Daaou, M.; Maestro, C.; Fraile, A.; Martín-Somer, A.; Diaz Tendero, S.; Alemán, J.* Intramolecular hydrogen-bond activation for the addition of nucleophilic imines: 2-hydroxybenzophenone as a chemical auxiliary. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 3399. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01479E.

116. Guerrero-Corella, A.; Esteban, F.; Iniesta, M.; Martín-Somer, A.; Parra, M.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Fraile, A.;* Alemán, J.* 2-Hydroxybenzophenone as a chemical auxiliary for the activation of ketiminoesters for highly enantioselective addition to nitroalkenes under bifunctional catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5928. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201800435.

115. Laina-Martín, V.; Humbrías-Martín, J.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.*; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric vinylogous Mukaiyama aldol reaction of isatins under bifunctional organocatalysis: synthesis of substituted 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 2781. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00759D.

114. Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Maestro, M. C.;* Alemán, J.* Asymmetric induction in photocatalysis – Discovering a new side to light-driven chemistry. Tetrahedron Lett. 2018, 59, 1286. Digest Article, Invitation by Prof. M. Christmann. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2018.02.040.

113. González-del Moral, O.; Call, A.; Franco, F.; Moya, A.; Nieto-Rodríguez, J. A.; Frías, M.; Fierro, J. L. G.; Costas, M.; Lloret-Fillol, J.; Alemán, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.* Bioinspired electro-organocatalytic material efficient for hydrogen production. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3305. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201705655. Highlighted in Europa Press (click here). 

 

112. Rodríguez, R. I.; Ramírez, E.; Yuste, F.*; Sánchez-Obregón, R.; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of secondary and tertiary propargylic alcohols by umpolung of acetylenic sulfones and ortho-sulfinyl carbanions. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 1940. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02887.

111. Frías, M.; Carrasco, A. C.; Fraile, A.; Alemán, J.* A general asymmetric formal synthesis of aza-Baylis-Hillman type products under bifunctional catalysis. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 3117. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201705218Highlighted as cover picture.

110. Esteban, F.; Cieślik, W.; Arpa, E. M.; Guerrero-Corella, A.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Perles, J.; Fernández-Salas, J. A.; Fraile, A.;* Alemán, J.* Intramolecular hydrogen bond activation: thiourea-organocatalyzed enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of salicylaldehyde-derived azomethine ylides with nitroalkenes. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 1884. DOI:  10.1021/acscatal.7b03553Most read articles in ACS Catalysis in February-March 2018.

2017

 

109. Guerrero-Corella, A.; Martinez-Gualda, A. M.; Ahmadi, F.; Ming, E.; Fraile, A.;* Alemán, J.* Thiol-ene/oxidation tandem reaction under visible light photocatalysis: synthesis of alkyl sulfoxides. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 10463. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05672AOne of the most downloaded ChemComm article of 2017 and as the most important papers published in ChemComm (check it here). 

 

108. Garrido-Castro, A. F.; Choubane, H.; Daaou, M.; Maestro, C.*; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric radical alkylation of N-sulfinimines under visible light photocatalytic conditions. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 7764. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC03724D.

107. Luis-Barrera, J.; Laina-Martín, V.; Rigotti, T.; Peccati, F.; Solans-Monfort, X.; Sodupe, M.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Liras, M.; Alemán, J.* Visible light photocatalytic intramolecular cyclopropane ring expansion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7826. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703334Most accessed articles in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. in June 2017.

106. Casado-Sánchez, A.; Martín-Santos, C.; Padrón, J. M.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.; Cabrera, S.;* Alemán, J.* Effect of electronic and steric properties of 8-substituted quinolines in gold(III) complexes: synthesis, electrochemistry, stability, interactions and antiproliferative studies. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2017, 174. 111-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2017.06.004.

105. Esteban, F.; Boughani, L.; García Ruano, J. L.; Fraile, A.*; Alemán, J.* "Anti-Michael addition" of Grignard reagents to sulfonylacetylenes: synthesis of alkynes. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 3901-3908. DOI: 10.1039/C7OB00783C.

104. Agudo-López, A.; Prieto-García, E.; Alemán, J.; Pérez, C.; Díaz-García, V.; Parrilla-Rubio, L.; Cabrera, S.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.; Cortés-Funes, H.; López-Martín, J. A.; Agulló Ortuño, M. T. Mechanistic added value of a trans-Sulfonamide-Platinum-Complex in human melanoma cell lines and synergism with cis-platin. Mol. Cancer 2017, 16, 45. DOI: 10.1186/s12943-017-0618-7.

​103. Mas-Ballesté, R.; González, O.; Alemán, J. Procedimiento electroquímico para la generación de hidrógeno. Patente nacional: P13874ES00.

102. Frías, M.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Arias, S.; Alvarado, C.; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of Rauhut-Currier type products by a regioselective Mukaiyama reaction under bifunctional catalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 672-679. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07851. Highlighted in Synfacts 2017, 10, 978 by B. List in the websites: http://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2018/19February.shtm, http://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/Un-sistema-catalitico-permite-obtener-nuevas-moleculas-de-interes-industrial, in the following chemistry portal: www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2018/19February.shtm and in the radio: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/el-laboratorio-de-jal/laboratorio-jal-disenando-moleculas-interes-industrial-25-09-17/4240785/

 

2016

 

101. Gini, A.; Bamberger, J.; Luis-Barrera, J.; Zurro, M.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Alemán, J.* García Mancheño, O.* Synthesis of 3-benzazepines by metal-free oxidative C–H bond functionalization–ring expansion tandem reaction. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2016, 358, 4049. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201600985.

100. Marzo, L.; Luis-Barrera, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.* Stereodivergent aminocatalytic synthesis of Z and E trisubstituted double bonds from alkynals. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 46, 16467. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604695. Highlighted as cover picture and as a VIP article.

99. Marcos, V.; Alemán, J.* Old tricks, new dogs: organocatalytic dienamine catalysis of α,β-unsaturated aldehydes. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016, 45, 6812. DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00438E.

98. Valderas, C.; Marzo, L.; de la Torre, M. C.; García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.*; Casarrubios, L. Sierra, M. A.* Mono- and bimetallic alkynyl metallocenes and half-sandwich complexes: a simple and versatile synthetic approach. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 24, 15645. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201603462.

97. Arpa, E. M.; Frías, M.; Alvarado, C.; Alemán, J.;* Díaz-Tendero, S.* Weakly bounded intermediates as a previous step towards highly-enantioselective iminium type additions of beta-keto-sulfoxides and –sulfones. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2016, 423, 308. DOI: 10.1016/j.molcata.2016.03.013.

96. Casado, A.; Gómez, R.; Tato, F.; Soriano, F. J.; Cabrera, S.;* Alemán, J.* Pt(II) coordination complexes as visible light photocatalysts for the oxidation of sulfides in batch and flow. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 9137. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02452A.

95. Izquierdo, C.; Esteban, F.; García Ruano, J. L.; Fraile, A.;* Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of 1,2-diamines bearing tetrasubstituted centers from nonstabilized azomethine ylides and N-sulfinylketimines under Brønsted acid catalysis. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 92-95. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b03251.

94. Martín Santos, C.; Michelucci, E.; Marzo, T.; Mesori, L.; Szumlas, P.; Bednarski, P. J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Navarro Ranninger, C.; Cabrera, S.;* Alemán, J.* Gold(III) complexes with hydroxyquinoline, aminoquinoline and quinoline ligands: Synthesis, cytotoxicity, DNA and protein binding studies. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2015, 152, 339-345. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2015.09.012Most Downloaded Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry Articles in 2016.

2015

93. Luis-Barrera, J.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Alemán, J.* One-pot asymmetric synthesis of cyclopropanes with quaternary centers starting from bromonitroalkenes under aminocatalytic conditions. ChemPlusChem 2015, 80, 1595-1600. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500320

92. Fraile, A.; Alemán, J.* Inter- and intra-molecular dienamine organocatalytic strategies for the synthesis of tetrahydroisoquinolines and tricyclic derivatives via [3+2] and [4+2] cycloadditions. Synlett 2015, 14, 1940. DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1380618. Invited account by Prof. K. Peter C. Vollhardt.

91. Stopka, T.; Marzo, L.; Zurro, M.; Janich, S.; Würthwein, E.-U.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Alemán, J.*; García Mancheño, O.* Oxidative C-H bond functionalization-ring expansion reaction with TMSCHN2: a novel Cu(I)-catalyzed approach to dibenzoxe- and dibenzoazepines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 5049-5053. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201411726.

90. Frías, M.; Padrón, J. M.; Alemán, J.* Dienamine and Friedel-Crafts one-pot synthesis, and antitumor evaluation of diheteroarylalkanals. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 8237-8241. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500660.

89. Pérez, I.; Yuste, F.; Sánchez-Obregón, R.; Toscano, R. A.; Alemán, J.; Marzo, L.; Martín Castro, A. M.; Alonso, I.; García Ruano, J. L.* Synthesis of enantiopure 1,5-enynes and 1,5-diynes with propargylic quaternary centers. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 3314-3319. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201500004.

88. Alemán, J.; Cabrera, S.; Alvarado, C. Recent advances in the Ugi multicomponent reaction. 2015, pages: 247-283.In: Multicomponent reactions: concepts and applications for design and synthesis. Edited by Raquel Herrera and Eugenia Marquez. Ed. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118863992.ch7.

87. Marzo, L.; Pérez, I.; Yuste, F.; Alemán, J.*; García Ruano, J. L.* A straightforward alkynylation of Li and Mg metalated heterocycles with sulfonylacetylenes. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 346-349. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07574A.

2014

86. Izquierdo, C.; Esteban , F.; Parra, A.; Alfaro, R.; Alemán, J.;* Fraile, A.;* García Ruano, J. L. Control of the dual reactivity (iminium-dienamine) of β-arylmethyl α,β-unsaturated aldehydes in organocatalytic 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions with N-benzoyl C,N-byclic azomethine imines. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 10417-10433. DOI: 10.1021/jo5018519.

85. Fraile, A.; Parra, A.; Tortosa, M.; Alemán, J.* Alkynals, alkynones, propiolates and electron-deficient alkynes in organocatalysis. Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 9145-9173. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.07.023Review about alkynes in organocatalysis by invitation of Prof. Matthias Christmann.

 

84. Martín-Santos, C.; Jarava-Barrera, C.; del Pozo, S.; Parra, A.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Mas-Ballesté, R.; Cabrera, S.; Alemán, J.* A Highly enantioselective construction of tricyclic derivatives via desymmetrization of cyclohexadienones. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2014, 53, 8184-8189. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201402853Highlighted in Synfacts 2014, 10, 978 by B. List and L. Liu.

 

83. Pérez, C.; Díaz-García, C. V.; Agudo-López, A.; del Solar, V.; Cabrera, S.; Agulló-Ortuño, M. T.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.; Alemán, J.;* López-Martín, J. A.* Evaluation of trans-sulfonamide platinum complexes against tumor cell lines. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2014. 76, 360-368. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2014.02.022.

 

82. Esteban, F.; Alfaro, R.; Yuste, F.; Parra, A.; García Ruano, J. L.*; Alemán, J.* [8+2] Formal cycloaddition reaction of tropones with azlactones under Brønsted acid catalysis and synthesis of a-(2-tropyl) a-alkyl a-aminoacids. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 1395-1400. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201301774.

81. García Ruano, J. L.; Parra, A.; Alemán, J. Sulfur-bearing lithium compounds in modern synthesis. In: Lithium compounds in organic synthesis: from fundamentals to applications. Edited by Renzo Luisi and Vito Capriati. 2014, pp. 225-270. Ed. Willey. DOI: 10.1002/9783527667512.ch8.

80. García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.*; Parra, A.; Marzo, L. Sulfonyl acetylenes as alkynylating reagents under radical or anionic conditions. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 1577-1588. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201301483.

79. Izquierdo, C.; Luis-Barrera, J.; Fraile, A.; Alemán, J.* 1,4-Michael additions of cyclic β-keto esters catalyzed by DNA in aqueous media. Catal. Commun. 2014, 44, 10.

2013

78. del Solar, V.; Quinones-Lombrana, A.; Cabrera, S.; Padrón, J. M.; Rios-Luci, C.; Álvarez-Valdés, A.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.; Alemán, J.* Expanding the synthesis of new trans-sulfonamide platinum complexes: Cytotoxicity, SAR, fluorescent cell assays and stability studies. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2013, 127, 128.​

77. Martín Santos, C.; Cabrera, S.*, Padrón, J.; López Solera, I.; Quiroga, A.; Medrano, M. A.; Navarro Ranninger, C.; Alemán, J.* Novel Clioquinol and PBT2 Platinum Complexes: Importance and Role of the Halogen Substitution. Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 13343.

76. Alfaro, R.; Parra, A.; Alemán, J.; Tortosa, M.* New Methods in Organic Synthesis via Copper-Catalyzed Borylation Reactions: Stereoselective Synthesis of 1,4-Diols and Vinylboronates. Synlett 2013, 24, 804.

75. Marzo, L.; Alemán, J.;* García Ruano, J. L.* Arylsulfonylacetylenes as Alkynylating Reagents. Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon 2013, 188, 403.

74. Marzo, L.; Parra, A.; Frías, M.; Alemán, J. ;* García Ruano, J. L.* Synthesis of Alkyl-Ynol-Ethers by “Anti-Michael Addition” of Metal Alkoxides to b-Substituted Alkynylsulfones. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 4405.

73. Stereoselective Organocatalysis: From C-C to C-heteroatom bond formation, Edited by Ramón Rios. Chapter 12. C-O bond formation. J. Alemán, M. Tortosa 2013, pages: 433-463.

 

72. Jarava-Barrera, C.; Esteban, F.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.; Parra, A.; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric synthesis of trans-dihydroaryl furans in a Friedel-Crafts/substitution domino reaction under squaramide catalysis. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 2001. Highlighted as cover picture.

 

71. Alemán, J.;* Cabrera, S.* Applications of Asymmetric Organocatalysis in Medicinal Chemistry. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 774.

70. Reboredo, S.; Parra, A.; Alemán, J.* Trienamines: Their Key Role in Extended Organocatalysis. Asymm. Organocat. 2013, 24-31 (DOI: 10.2478/asorg-2013-0001).

2012

69. Agudo-López, A.; Pérez, C.; Díaz-García, C. V.; del Solar, V.; Alemán, J.; Agullo-Ortuño, M. T.; Cortes-Funes, H.; Navarro-Ranninger, C. Mechanistic Differences between a new platinum(II) mono-sulfonoamide and cisplatin in melanoma cell lines, Proceedings Book, Eur. J. Cancer 2012, n48, Poster 186.

68. Alfaro, R.; Parra, A.; Alemán, J.; García Ruano, J. L.; Tortosa, M.* Copper (I)-Catalyzed Formal Methylboration of Alkynes: Synthesis of Tri- and Tetrasubstituted Vinylboronates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15165.

67. Parra, A.; Reboredo, S.; Alemán, J.* Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclobutanes by a Formal [2+2] Cycloaddition Controlled by Dienamine Catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 9734.

 

66. Parra, A.; Alfaro, R.; Marzo, L.; Moreno-Carrasco, A.; García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.* Enantioselective aza-Henry reactions of cyclic α-carbonyl ketimines under bifunctional catalysis. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9759.

 

65. Alemán, J.*; Fraile, A.*; Marzo, M.; García Ruano, J. L.; Izquierdo, C.; Díaz-Tendero, S. Enantioselective Synthesis of 4-Isoxazolines by 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Nitrones to Alkynals Catalyzed by Fluorodiphenylmethylpyrrolidines. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2012, 9, 1665.

64. García Ruano, J. L.; Marzo, L.; Alvarado, C.; Marcos, V.; Alemán, J.* Highly Stereoselective Synthesis of Tertiary Propargylic Centers and Their Isomerization to Enantiomerically Enriched Allenes. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 9775.

63. Martín-Santos, C.; Jarava-Barrera, C.; Parra, A.; Esteban, F.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.; Alemán, J.* Modular Three-Component Organocatalytic Synthesis of 3,4-Disubstituted Pyrroles by a One-Pot Domino Reaction. ChemCatChem 2012, 4, 976. Article highlighted by chemview, see: http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/2223431/Pyrroles_from_Lego_and_Dominos.html. and highlighted as hottest article in willey as open-access (http://wileyasiablog.com/2012/09/28/organic-chemistry-the-hottest-articles/)

62. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.;* Marzo, L.; Alvarado, C.; Tortosa, M.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Fraile, A. Expanding the Scope of Arylsulfonylacetylenes as Alkynylating Reagents and Mechanistic Insights in the formation of Csp2-Csp and Csp3-Csp Bonds from Organolithiums. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8414. VIP ARTICLE, Highlighted as cover picture, and also by other chemical journals see: http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/2061307/New_Look_at_Efficient_Alkynylation.html.

61. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.;* Marzo, L.; Alvarado, C.; Tortosa, M.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Fraile, A. Arylsulfonylacetylenes as Alkynylating Reagents of Csp2-H Bonds Activated with Lithium Bases. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2712. Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 8, 660 by P. Knochel.

60. Parra, A.; Reboredo, S.; Martín Castro, A. M.; Alemán, J.* Metallic Organophosphates as Catalysts in Asymmetric Synthesis: A Return Journey. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 5001. Highlighted as cover picture.

59. García Ruano, J. L.*, Torrente, E.; Parra, A.; Alemán, J.;  Martín-Castro, A. M. Asymmetric Intramolecular Pauson-Khand Reaction Mediated by a Remote Sulfenyl or Sulfinyl Group. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 6583.

2011

 

58. Alemán, J.;* del Solar, V.; Martín-Santos, C.; Cubo, L.; Navarro Ranninger, C. Tandem Cyclization-Michael Reaction by Combination of Metal- and Organocatalysis. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 7287.

 

57. Marcos, V.; Alemán, J.;* García Ruano, J. L.; Marini, F.; Marcello Tiecco, Asymmetric synthesis of α-alkyl α-selenocarbonyl compounds catalyzed by bifunctional organocatalysts. Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 3052.

56. Fustero, S.;* Sánchez-Roselló, M.; Claribel Báez, M.; Pozo, C.; García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Marzo, L.; Parra, A. Asymmetric Synthesis of Quaternary α-Amino Acid Derivatives and their Fluorinated Analogues. Amino Acids, 2011, 41, 559.

 

55. Alemán, J.;* Alvarado, C.; Marcos, V.; Núñez, A. García Ruano, J. L.* Synthesis of 4-Hydroxy-4H-Chromenes by Reaction of Salicylic Aldehydes with Alkynals Catalyzed by Silyl-Prolinol-Ethers. Synthesis, 2011, 1840.

54. Alemán, J.;* Solar, V.; Álvarez-Valdés, A.; Padrón, J. M.; Ríos-Lucí, C.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.* Novel N-Sulfonamide Platinum Complexes: Synthesis, Reactivity and Invitro Evaluation. MedChemCommun. 2011, 2, 789.

53. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alvarado, C.; Díaz-Tendero, S.; Alemán, J.* Complete Stereocontrol in Organocatalytic Additions of β-Ketosulfoxides to Conjugated Aldehydes. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4030.

 

52. Alemán, J.*; Parra, A.; Jiang, H.  Jørgensen, K. A. Squaramides: Bridging from Molecular Recognition to Bifunctional Organocatalysis. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 6890. Highlighted as Front-pieze in Chemistry. Most accessed mini-review in chemistry during 2011-2012. It is among the top 20 most cited Minireviews in Chemistry—A European Journal of the past 20 years.

51. García Mancheño, O.*; Tangen, P.; Rohlmann, R.; Fröhlich, R.; Alemán, J.* Synthesis of Chiral Cyclic Nitrones by Asymmetric Addition of β-Ketosulfones to Nitroalkenes followed by Reductive Cyclization. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 984. Highlighted in Synfacts 2011, 218 by B. List.

50. Navarro Ranninger, C.; Álvarez-Valdés, A.; Quiroga, A. G.; Vadillo, A.; Alemán, J. Mailliet, P.; Bernard, B.  New all trans platinum (IV) complexes, their preparation and their use as antitumor agents. WO2012/004385 A1, Sanofi-Aventis.

2010

49. Alemán, J.; Navarro-Ranninger, M. C.; del Solar, V. Complejos de Platino con Geometría trans que Comprenden un Ligando Sulfonamida con Actividad Antitumoral, España. PCT PATENT: 201030278, WO_2011_104409-A1.

48. García Ruano, J. L.;* Schöpping, C.; Alvarado, C.; Alemán, J.* Synthesis of Unfunctionalized Carbonated Fragments Containing two Vicinal Chiral Centers: Stereocontrolled Benzylation of Vinylsulfones Mediated by a Remote Sulfinyl Group. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 8968.

47. Alemán, J.*; Marcos, V.; Marzo, L.; García Ruano, J. L.* Influence of the Reaction Conditions on the Evolution of the Michael Adition of β-Keto Sulfones to α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 4482. Highlighted at http://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2011/15August.shtm.

46. Alemán, J.*; del Solar, V.; Gómez, A.; Cubo, L.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.* New Reactions of Anticancer-Platinum Complexes and their Intriguing Behaviour under Various Experimental Conditions. Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 10601.

45. Alemán, J.*; Núñez, A.; Marzo, L.; Marcos, V.; Alvarado, C.; García Ruano, J. L. Asymmetric Synthesis of 4-Amino[4H]Chromenes by Organocatalytic Oxa-Michael/Aza-Baylis-Hillman Tandem Reactions. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9453 Highlighted in the ”3rd Euchem Congress Issue”.

44. Alemán, J.*; del Solar, V.; Navarro-Ranninger, C.* Anticancer Platinum Complexes as Non-Innocent Compounds for Catalysis in Aqueous Media. Chem. Commun. 2010, 454.

43. García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.; Cid, M. B.; Parra, A. Preparation of N-p-Tolylsulfonyl-(E)-1-phenylethylideneimine from p-Tolyldisulfide. Organic Colective Volumen XI, 2010. Libro de procedimientos sintéticos.

2009

42. García Ruano, J. L.*; Marcos, V.; Alemán, J.* Synthesis of Optically Pure Allenes with Central and Axial Chirality Mediated by a Remote Sulfinyl Group. Synthesis 2009, 3339. Highlighted as Feature article.

41. Alemán, J.*; Cabrera, S. Nuevos Horizontes en Aminocatálisis Asimétrica. An. Quím. 2009, 105, 189.

40. García Ruano, J. L.*; Duce, S.; Alemán, J.; López-Cantarero, J.; Remuiñán, M. J.; Cid, M. B.* The Role of the Sulfinyl Group in the Copper Catalyzed Benzyl Reactions from 2-p-Tolylsulfinylbenzylstannanes. J. Sulfur Chem. 2009, 30, 370.

39. García Ruano, J. L.*; Marcos, V.; Alemán, J.* The Organocatalytic Addition of Bis(arylsulfonyl)methane to α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes and the Synthesis of Optically Enriched 3-Methyl-Alkanols. Chem. Commun. 2009, 4435. Highlighted in http://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2010/19July.shtm.

38. García Ruano, J. L.*; Marcos, V.; Suanzes, J. A.; Marzo, L.; Alemán, J.* One-Pot Synthesis of Pentasubstituted Cyclohexanes by a Michael Addition Followed by a Tandem Inter-Intra Double Henry Reaction. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 6576.

 

37. García Ruano, J. L.*; Marcos, V.; Alemán, J.* Complete Regio‐ and Stereoselectivity Control in the Halohydroxylation of Non‐activated Allenes Mediated by a Remote Sulfinyl Group. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 3155.

 

36. Fustero, S.*; del Pozo, C.; Catalán, S.; Alemán J.; Parra, A.; Marcos, V. García Ruano, J. L.* A New Strategy for the Synthesis of Optically Pure β-Fluoroalkyl β-Amino Acid Derivatives. Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 641.

 

35. García Ruano, J. L.*; Alemán, J.;  Parra, A.; Alcudia, A.; Maya, C.; Synthesis and Stereoselective Halogenolysis of Optically Pure Benzylstannanes. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 2145.

 

34. García Ruano, J. L.*; Parra, A.; Alemán, J.; Yuste, F.; Mastranzo, V. M. Monoalkylation of Primary Amines and N-Sulfinamides. Chem. Commun. 2009, 404. Highlighted as hot articule, in Synfacts and http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/cc/News/B816846F_Ruano.asp, http://www.chemie.de/news/e/90768/ y también en el portal de la revista de Química Orgánica: http://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2009/ 26October.shtm).

2008

33. Alemán, J.; Milelli, A.; Cabrera, S.; Reyes, E.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Asymmetric 1,4-Addition of Oxazolones to Nitroalkenes by Bifunctional Cinchona Alkaloid Thioureas Organocatalyst: Synthesis of α,α-Disubstituted α-Amino Acids. Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 10958.

32. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Catalán, S.; Marcos, V.; Monteagudo, S.; Parra, A.; del Pozo, C.; Fustero, S.* Anionic–Anionic Asymmetric Tandem Reactions: One-Pot Synthesis of Optically Pure Fluorinated Indolines from 2-p-Tolylsulfinyl Alkylbenzenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 7941.

 

31. García Ruano, J. L.;* Marcos, V.; Alemán, J. Configurational Control of Benzyl Carbanion–Copper Complexes by Sulfinyl Groups: Synthesis of Optically Pure Allenes with Central and Axial Chirality. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6836. Highlighted in Synfacts by M. Lautens, J. Panteleev, Synfacts 2008, 1172 and http://www.organic-chemistry.org/Highlights/2009/27July.shtm y http://naturalproductman.wordpress.com/category/ methodology/sn2-prime/page/2/

 

30. Cabrera, S.; Reyes, E.; Alemán, J.; Milelli, A.; Kobbelgaard, S.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of α,α-Disubstituted α-Amino Acids and Derivatives. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 12031. Highlighted in Synfacts by B. List, F. Lay, Synfacts 2008, 1220).

 

29. García Ruano, J. L.;* Parra, A.; Alemán, J. Efficient Synthesis of Disulfides by Air Oxidation of Thiols under Sonication. Green Chem. 2008, 10, 706.

 

28. Alemán, J.; Jacobsen, C. B.; Frisch, K.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Organocatalytic Asymmetric Vinylogous Addition to Quinones – Formation of Optically Active α-Aryl Ketones. Chem. Commun. 2008, 632.

 

27. García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán J.; M. Cid, M. B.; Fernández-Ibáñez, M. A.; Maestro, M. C.; Martín, R.; Martín Castro, A. M. Capítulo 3: “Asymmetric Transformation Mediated by Sulfinyl Groups" en el libro “Organosulfur Chemistry in Asymmetric Synthesis”. Wiley-VCH. Wiley & Sons. STM Books Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA Boschstr. 12, 69469 Weinheim, Germany. Ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2008. Pág 55-158.

26. Cabrera, S.; Alemán, J.; Bolze, P.; Bertelsen, S.; Jørgensen, K. A.* An Unexpected Organocatalytic Asymmetric Tandem Michael/Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 121. Highlighted in Synfacts 2008, 206.

2007

25. Alemán, J.; Reyes, E.; Richter, B.; Overgaard, J.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Organocatalytic Asymmetric ”anti-Michael” Reaction of b-Ketoesters. Chem. Commun. 2007, 3921.

26. Cabrera, S.; Alemán, J.; Bolze, P.; Bertelsen, S.; Jørgensen, K. A.* An Unexpected Organocatalytic Asymmetric Tandem Michael/Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 121. Highlighted in Synfacts 2008, 206.

24. Alemán, J.; Cabrera, S.; Maerten, E.; Overgaard, J.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Asymmetric Organocatalytic α-Arylation of Aldehydes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5520. Highlighted as cover picture, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46/29. Highlighted in Synfacts 2007, 874. Methodology scale up in: Org. Synth. 2014, 91, 175-184. 

23. Alemán, J.; Richter, B.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Organocatalytic Highly Enantioselective α-Arylation of β-Ketoesters. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5515. Highlighted as cover picture, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46/29.

22. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Alonso, I.; Parra, A.; Marcos, V.; Aguirre, J. π,π-Stacking versus Steric Effects in Stereoselectivity Control: Highly Diastereoselective Synthesis of syn-1,2-Diarylpropylamines. Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 6179.

21. Poulsen, T.; Benardi, L.; Alemán, J.; Overgaard, J.; Jørgensen, K. A.* Organocatalytic Asymmetric Direct α-Alkynylation of Cyclic β-Ketoesters. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 441.

20. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Parra, A.; Cid, M. B. Preparation of N-p-Tolylsulfonyl-(E)-1-phenylethylideneimine. Org. Synth. 2007, 84, 129.

 

19. García Ruano, J. L.;* Martín-Castro, A.; Cid, M. B.; Alemán J. (S, Se,Te)-Cyclic-dialkyl sulfoxides. 39.13.4 Product Subclass 4: Cyclic Dialkyl Sulfoxides and Derivatives. Science of Synthesis (Houben–Weyl), 39. Pág. 757-810. Thieme Chemistry. 2007.​

18. García Ruano, J. L.;* Martín-Castro, A.; Cid, M. B.; Alemán J. (S, Se,Te)-Acyclic dialkyl sulfoxides. 39.4. Product Class 4: Acyclic Dialkyl Sulfoxides and Derivatives. Science of Synthesis (Houben–Weyl), 39. Pág. 245-390. Thieme Chemistry. 2007.

2006

17. García Ruano, J. L.*; López-Cantarero, J.; de Haro, T.; Alemán, J.; Cid, M. B. Preparation of α-Amino Ketones, β-Amino Hydroxylamines Using Asymmetric Aza-Henry Reactions of N-p-Tolylsulfinylimines with Nitroethane. Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 12197.

16. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; García-Paredes, C. Oxidative Addition of Pd(0) to Ar-SO2R Bonds: Heck Type Reactions of Sulfones. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2683.

15. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J. 2-Methylpropane Sulfinyl Chloride. Contribution for the Encyclopedia of Reagent for Organic Synthesis [EROS]. Ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2006. DOI: 10.1002/047084289X.rn00706.

14. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Cid, M. B. Quick Access to Optically Pure 2-(1-Hydroxybenzyl)piperidine and Pyrrolidine. Synthesis 2006, 687.

 

2005

 

13. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Fajardo, C.; Parra, A. A New General Method for the Preparation of N-Sulfonyloxaziridines. Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 5493.

 

12. García Ruano, J. L.;* Topp, M.; López-Cantarero, J.; Alemán, J.; Remuiñán, M. J.; Cid, M. B. Asymmetric Aza-Henry Reactions from N-p-Tolylsulfinylimines. Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 4407.

 

11. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Parra, A. Highly Stereoselective Benzylation of N-Sulfinylketimines. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13048.

10. García Ruano, J. L.*; García Paredes, C.; Alemán, J. Approaches to the Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Anthracyclinones: Preparation of Optically Pure Bicyclic Intermediates for the Regioselective Construction of the Tetracyclic Skeleton. Arkivok 2005, 9, 253.

 

9. García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.; Cid, M. B.; Parra, A. A General Method for the Preparation of N-Sulfonyl Aldimines and Ketimines. Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 179.

 

2004

8. García Ruano, J. L; Alemán, J.*; Aranda, M. T.; Arévalo, M.; Padwa, A. Highly Stereoselective Vinylogous Pummerer Rearrangement. Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon 2005, 180, 1497.

7. García Ruano, J. L.; Alemán, J.*; Parra, A. Highly Stereoselective Reaction of γ-Sulfinyl Carbanions with Achiral Imines. Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon 2005, 180, 1209.

6. García Ruano, J. L.*; Alemán, J.; Aranda, M. T; Arévalo, M. J.; Padwa, A.* Highly Stereoselective Vinylogous Pummerer Reaction Mediate by Me3SiX. Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 19.

2004

5. García Ruano, J. L.*; Alemán, J.; Aranda, M. T; Fernández-Ibáñez, M. A.; Rodríguez-Fernández, M.; Maestro, M. C.* Synthesis of Chiral ortho-(p-Tolylsulfinyl)benzyl Ketones. Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 10067.

4. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Padwa, A.* A novel asymmetric vinylogous Tin-Pummerer rearrangement. Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 1757.

3. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Prado, M.; Fernández, I. Stereoselective addition of α–sulfinyl carbanions to N-p-tolylsulfinylketimines: synthesis of optically pure 1,2,2’-trialkyl-2-aminoethanols. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 4454.

2003

2. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J. Stereocontrolled Reactions Mediated by a Remote Sulfoxide Group: Synthesis of Optically Pure anti-β-Amino Alcohols. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 4513.

​1. García Ruano, J. L.;* Alemán, J.; Soriano, F. A. Facile synthesis of optically pure 1,2-diaryl (and 1-alkyl-2-aryl)ethyl and propylamines. Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 677. DOI: 10.1021/ol027464h.

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