Members of Center for Research in Chemical Synthesis (CISQ) are in charge of a wide range of research lines which common aspect is synthesis of inorganic, organic and organometallic compounds, their characterization and study of their properties. Respect to inorganic lines should be noted concerning the synthesis of metal nanoparticles, the preparation of transition metal complexes with optical properties and theirs applications as well as complexes with biological properties. Organometallic chemistry is widely represented by the study of activation processes and catalysis, the preparation and study of the reactivity of transition metal complexes with unsaturated ligands and the design of molecular and supramolecular systems of transitions metals. All these lines are completed by the study of optoelectronic properties and luminescent and analysis of electronic communication in organometallic compounds.
Organic chemistry is well represented by the chemical compounds of biological interest such as the synthesis and conformational analysis of glycopeptides, the stereoselective synthesis of hydroxyamino acids or studies in the 7-azabicyclo [2.2.1] heptane systems. Another set of research lines develops new synthesis by photochemical methods. They include lines related to the photochemistry of nitrogenated systems and the design, synthesis and photochemical characterization of biomimetic molecular switches and motors. It has been developed synthetic methodologies based on N-O and C-I bond photolysis processes and the preparation of photoprotective compounds. Diverse photochemical reactions are being studied using the most powerful computational tools. This computational methodology has currently an independent entity.
Over the years other research lines have emerged focusing on nuclear magnetic resonance applied to enology and studies of polymers, photochemistry and the environment.
Main researcher: Pedro J. Campos García
Main researcher: José M. López de Luzuriaga
Main researcher: Elena Lalinde Peña
Main researcher: Francisco Corzana López
Main researcher: Alberto Avenoza Aznar
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