Center for Research in Chemical Synthesis (CISQ)

The Center for Research in Chemical Synthesis (CISQ) is a research center created at the initiative of teachers and researchers in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, Department of Chemistry in the University of La Rioja. It was created by agreement with the Council Governing of La Rioja on 16th June in 2008 with the formation of the members on 18th of September as an independent Research Centre. El CISQ quiere ser un espacio de trabajo para la investigación, la asesoría y el acercamiento al sector empresarial, mediante la aplicación de los resultados de la investigación básica al desarrollo tecnológico.
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CISQ. Research Lines


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.





GRUFOR: Organic Photochemistry Group

Main researcher: Pedro J. Campos García






GEIMA: Metal Interactions and Applications Study Group

Main researcher: José M. López de Luzuriaga






MATMO: Organometallic Molecular Materials Group


Main researcher: Elena Lalinde Peña






BioLINK: Grupo de Bioconjugación de proteínas

Main researcher: Francisco Corzana López






QUIBI: Grupo de Química Biológica

Main researcher: Alberto Avenoza Aznar







CCT Building, University of La Rioja

Madre de Dios, 53

26006 Logroño, La Rioja

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Director: Pedro J. Campos García

Secretary: Mayte Moreno

Department of Quemistry
University of La Rioja (UR)
CCT Building, Madre de Dios, 53
26006 Logroño (La Rioja)
Tel: (+34) 941 299 650

Tel: (+34) 941 299 645