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Asymmetric Counteranion-Directed Organocatalysis: Synthesis of Heterocyclic Systems and Peptides Functionalization

Grant number: 16/12622-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): October 20, 2016
Effective date (End): October 19, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal researcher:Márcio Weber Paixão
Grantee:Márcio Weber Paixão
Host: F Dean Toste
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States  


This project aims to develop new protocols in asymmetric counteranion-directed catalysis - in this regard, the synthesis of heterocyclic scaffolds, unnatural amino acids and the late stage functionalization of peptides will be deeply investigated. Effectively, to achieve our goals, a chiral oxidative system, previously described by Toste Group (University of California at Berkeley), as well as, the cross-coupling dehydrogenative strategy will be employed. Furthermore, in collaboration with others groups, both computational and kinetic studies are going to be performed to the better understanding of catalytic properties.

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Scientific publications (4)
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JORGE, ERLEN Y. C.; LIMA, CAROLINA G. S.; LIMA, THIAGO M.; MARCHINI, LUCAS; GAWANDE, MANOJ B.; TOMANEC, ONDREJ; VARMA, RAJENDER S.; PAIXAO, MARCIO W. Sulfonated dendritic mesoporous silica nanospheres: a metal-free Lewis acid catalyst for the upgrading of carbohydrates. GREEN CHEMISTRY, v. 22, n. 5, p. 1754-1762, MAR 7 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PADILLA, ROSA; JORGENSEN, MIKE S. B.; PAIXAO, MARCIO W.; NIELSEN, MARTIN. Efficient catalytic hydrogenation of alkyl levulinates to gamma-valerolactone. GREEN CHEMISTRY, v. 21, n. 19, p. 5195-5200, OCT 7 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, VITOR A. F.; DA SILVA, GUSTAVO P.; MATSUO, BIANCA T.; ALI, AKBAR; DAVIS, REBECCA L.; ZUKERMAN-SCHPECTOR, JULIO; CORREA, ARLENE G.; PAIXAO, MARCIO W. Synthesis of (Z)-beta-halo alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl systems via the combination of halotrimethylsilane and tetrafluoroboric acid. ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, v. 17, n. 3, p. 519-526, JAN 21 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ECHEMENDIA, RADELL; DA SILVA, GUSTAVO P.; KAWAMURA, MEIRE Y.; DE LA TORRE, ALEXANDER F.; CORREA, ARLENE G.; FERREIRA, MARCO A. B.; RIVERA, DANIEL G.; PAIXAO, MARCIO W. A stereoselective sequential organocascade and multicomponent approach for the preparation of tetrahydropyridines and chimeric derivatives. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, v. 55, n. 3, p. 286-289, JAN 11 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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