The research group Synthetic and Catalytic Methodologies works at the Research Center for Advanced Scientific Research (CICA) within the group of Molecular Chemistry and Materials. The research is focused on the development methodologies for the synthesis of organic compounds of interest, bioactive compounds or new organic materials. The synthetic tools are mainly related to Organometallic Chemistry and with the use of transition metals in organic synthesis. Since 1997, this research group has developed different projects associated with the synthesis of bioactive natural products, sustainable chemical processes and new reactions of formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds. Of particular relevance are the investigations on organometallic indium in reactions catalyzed by transition metals.

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Synthesis and structural analysis of push-pull imidazole-triazole based fluorescent bifunctional chemosensor for Cu2+ and Fe2+ detection

Ana Da Lama, José Pérez Sestelo, Laura Valencia, David Esteban-Gómez, Luis
A. Sarandeses, M. Montserrat Martínez

Dyes and Pigments 205 (2022) 110539, DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2022.110539

New Insights into the Exploitation of BODIPY Derivatives as Organic Photocatalyst

Ana Da Lama, Beatrice Bartolomei, Cristian Rosso, Giacomo Filippini,
M. Montserrat Martínez, Luis A. Sarandeses, and Maurizio Prato

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2022, e202200622, doi: 10.1002/ejoc.202200622

Merging Iridium-Catalyzed C–H Borylations with Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings using Triorganoindium Reagents

Chathurika R. K. Jayasundara, José M. Gil-Negrete, Jose R. Montero Bastidas, M. Montserrat Martínez, José Pérez Sestelo, Milton R. Smith, III, Robert E. Maleczka, Jr.

J. Org. Chem. 2022, 87, 751−759, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c01978