New Catalytic Strategies and Green Redox Transformations for Chemical Synthesis with Metal Nanoparticles and Polyoxometalates

Our research is focused on the development of new catalytic strategies for chemical synthesis generating structurally complex molecules, heterocyclics or natural product. One of our research aim is to synthesize several biological interesting molecules from simple and commercial building blocks in a single step, without the need of protecting or functional groups and with structure tunability. A key step that plays crucial role to these setereoselective organic transformations, is the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of the initially designed nitro-derivatives. In this way, we hope that these chemo-catalytic equivalents to nature’s bio-synthetic pathways, enable us to built a series of bio-interest molecules under simple and new synthetic approaches.

Our approach to this field is focused on the bellow main research programmes:

  • Green Organic Redox Transformations Catalyzed by Metal Nanoparticles (NPs) and Polyoxometalates (POMs)
  • Photo-catalytic Organic Processes for Selective Redox Organic Trasformations
  • New Catalytic Strategies and Mechanistic Studies for Controllable Chemical Synthesis of Heterocyclic Biological Active Molecules
  • Mesoporous Nanocomposite Frameworks for Enhanced the Catalytic Activity