Biography

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Applications are invited at the moment for a Faculty of Science funded studentship in the School of Chemistry of the University of East Anglia to work in the research group of Dr María Paz Muñoz.Deadline: 15th April 2016. Click here.

 

Paz was born in Madrid (Spain), where she studied Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid until June 1999, when she finished her Master in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry). In July 2001 she obtained her Diploma Thesis at the same University under the supervision of Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren (“Desarrollo de Nuevos Métodos de Formación de  Enlace C-C Catalizados por Pt, Ru y Pd”. Apto), and then carried out her Ph.D. in Chemistry in the same group (October 2004. “Competing Pathways in the Cyclization of 1,6-Enynes Catalyzed by Transition Metals: Selectivity Studies”). On 22nd October 2004, she passed her viva (Summa Cum Laude) and, one week later undertook her new life as a postdoc in Bristol, in the group of Prof. Lloyd-Jones. During her time in Bristol she held the positions of Research Assistant (November 2004) working on “Synthesis of New 3,3'-Binol Derived Substituted Phosphoramidites” for the Ligand Bank (European Community's Sixth Framework Programme); Post-Doctoral Fellow from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (August 2005), working in “Mechanistic and Kinetics Aspects of the Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclization of Dienes and Related Reactions”; and finally Research Associate (August 2007), working on “Development of New Protocols for Alkene Difuntionalisation” financed by the (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK). In May 2009, Dr. Muñoz returned to Madrid, Spain with a prestigious Ramón y Cajal Award to work at the Insituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG-CSIC), where she started her research into the discovery of new platinum-catalysed reactions of allenes. She joined the UEA as Lecturer in Chemistry from September 2011.


Research interests

Dr Muñoz is an organic chemist with particular interest in the discovery and development of new organic and organometallic reactions, the use of physical-organic-inorganic chemistry knowledge to study the mechanisms involved, in particular using isotopic labelling, kinetics, simulations and NMR techniques, and the application of the knowledge acquire to the synthesis and biosynthesis of Natural Products with potential biological activity.

Her current research involves the discovery and development of novel transition metal-catalysed reactions of allenes, including:

  • Platinum- and gold-catalysed addition of nucleophiles to allenes
  • Platinum-catalysed cyclisation of bisallenes
  • Synthesis of metal complex with allenic ligands for cancer therapy
  • Mechanistic studies on the gold-catalysed azidation of allenes
  • Mechanistic studies on the platinum-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation and bisindolylation of allenes

Selected publications

Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds via Gold-Catalyzed Enyne Rearrangements”, in volume on Au-Catalyzed Synthesis and Functionalization of Heterocycles of the series Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Editor: Marco Bandini

Quiros, M. T, Munoz, M. P * 

Appeared online on 12th December 2015.

DOI: 10.1007/7081_2015_5004. 

 


Kinetics of Intramolecular Chemical Exchange by Initial Growth Rates of Spin Saturation Transfer Difference Experiments (SSTD NMR)

Quiros, M. T., Angulo, J., Muñoz, M. P.

Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 10222-10225.

DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02941D

 

The chemistry of gold–allene complexes” in Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups, edited by I. Marek. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK.

M. P. Muñoz and C. Hurtado-Rodrigo (2014)

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.PAT0812. Published online 9/17/2014.

 

Silver and Platinum-catalyzed addition of O-H and N-H bonds to allenes

Muñoz, M. P.* 

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 3164-3183.

(Invited contribution to the themed issued on Progress in Allene Chemistry - guest-editors: Prof. Benito Alcaide and Prof Pedro Almendros).

 DOI:10.1039/C3CS60408J.

 

New Gold-Catalysed Azidation of Allenes
Hurtado-Rodrigo, C.; Hoehne, S.; Muñoz, M. P.*
Chem. Comm., 2014, 50 (12) 1494-1496.
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48017H

Platinum-Catalysed Bisindolylation of Allenes: A complementary alternative to the Gold-catalysis.
Muñoz, M. P.;* de la Torre, M. C.; Sierra, M. A.
Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18 (15), 4499-4504.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201103337

Transition Metal-Catalysed Intermolecular Reaction of Allenes With Oxygen Nucleophiles: A Perspective.
Muñoz, M. P.*
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 3584-3594.
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB07128B

New Platinum-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation of allenes
Muñoz, M. P.*; de la Torre M. C.; Sierra, M. A.
Adv. Synth. Catal., 2010, 352 (13), 2189-2194.
DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201000342

Triflic Acid Mediated Dealkylative Lactonisation via Observable Alkyloxonium Intermediates
Muñoz, M. P.*; Lloyd-Jones, G. C.
Eur J. Org. Chem., 2009, 516-524.
DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.200800970

Career History

  • 1994 to 1999 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. BSc (Hons) in Organic Chemistry. First Class
  • 1999 to 2001 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. MSc in Organic Chemistry.
  • 2001 to 2004 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. PhD. Summa Cum Laude.
  • 2004 to 2005 University of Bristol, UK. Research assistant.
  • 2005 to 2007 University of Bristol, UK. Postdoctoral fellow.
  • 2007 to 2009 University of Bristol, UK. Research Associate.
  • 2009 to 2011 Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG) – CSIC, Madrid, Spain. Ramón y Cajal Fellow.
  • 2011 to date University of East Anglia, UK. Lecturer in Organic Chemistry.

All Publications

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Alonso, J. M., Quiros, M. T., Munoz, M. P.

(2016)

Chirality transfer in metal-­‐catalysed intermolecular addition reactions involving allenes

in Organic Chemistry Frontiers

3.

pp. 1186-1204

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Quiros, M. T., Angulo, J., Muñoz, M. P.

(2015)

Kinetics of Intramolecular Chemical Exchange by Initial Growth Rates of Spin Saturation Transfer Difference Experiments (SSTD NMR)

in Chemical Communications

51.

pp. 10222-10225

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Munoz-Herranz, M.

(2014)

Silver and platinum-catalysed addition of O–H and N–H bonds to allenes

in Chemical Society Reviews

43.

pp. 3164-3183

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(Article)


Hurtado-rodrigo, C., Hoehne, S., Munoz-Herranz, M.

(2014)

A new gold-catalysed azidation of allenes

in Chemical Communications

50.

pp. 1494-1496

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Valderas, C., de la Torre, M. C., Fernández, I., Munoz-Herranz, M., Sierra, M. A.

(2013)

The Gold(I)- and Silver(I)-Catalyzed Nicholas Reaction

in Organometallics

32.

pp. 951-956

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Munoz-Herranz, M.

(2012)

Transition Metal-Catalysed Intermolecular Reaction of Allenes With Oxygen Nucleophiles: A Perspective

in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry

10.

pp. 3584-3594

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Munoz-Herranz, M., de la Torre, M., Sierra, M.

(2012)

Platinum-Catalysed Bisindolylation of Allenes: A Complementary Alternative to Gold Catalysis

in Chemistry - A European Journal

18.

pp. 4499-4504

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Munoz-Herranz, M., de la Torre, M. C., Sierra, M. A.

(2010)

New Platinum-Catalysed Dihydroalkoxylation of Allenes

in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis

352.

pp. 2189-2194

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White, I. R., Martin, D., Munoz-Herranz, M., Petersson, F. K., Henshaw, S. J., Nickless, G., Lloyd-Jones, G. C., Clemitshaw, K. C., Shallcross, D. E.

(2010)

Use of Reactive Tracers To Determine Ambient OH Radical Concentrations: Application within the Indoor Environment

in Environmental Science & Technology (including News & Research Notes)

44.

pp. 6269-6274

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Evans, L. A., Fey, N., Lloyd-Jones, G. C., Munoz-Herranz, M., Slatford, P. A.

(2009)

Cryptocatalytic 1,2-Alkene Migration in a σ-Alkyl Palladium Diene Complex

in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

48.

pp. 6262-6265

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Munoz-Herranz, M., Lloyd-Jones, G. C.

(2009)

Triflic Acid Mediated Dealkylative Lactonisation via NMR-Observable Alkyloxonium Intermediates

in European Journal of Organic Chemistry

2009.

pp. 516-524

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Dyke, A. M., Gill, D. M., Harvey, J. N., Hester, A. J., Lloyd-Jones, G. C., Munoz-Herranz, M., Shepperson, I. R.

(2008)

Decoupling Deprotonation from Metalation: Thia-Fries Rearrangement

in Angewandte Chemie

120.

pp. 5145-5148

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Kruck, M., Munoz-Herranz, M., Bishop, H. L., Frost, C. G., Chapman, C. J., Kociok-Köhn, G., Butts, C. P., Lloyd-Jones, G. C.

(2008)

BINOL-3,3′-TrifloneN,N-Dimethyl Phosphoramidites: Through-Space19F,31P Spin-Spin Coupling with a Remarkable Dependency on Temperature and Solvent Internal Pressure

in Chemistry - A European Journal

14.

pp. 7808-7812

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Lloyd-Jones, G. C., Munoz-Herranz, M.

(2007)

Isotopic labelling in the study of organic and organometallic mechanism and structure: an account

in Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals

50.

pp. 1072-1087

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Bray, K. L., Lloyd-Jones, G. C., Munoz-Herranz, M., Slatford, P. A., Tan, E. H. P., Tyler-Mahon, A. R., Worthington, P. A.

(2006)

Mechanism of Cycloisomerisation of 1,6-Heptadienes Catalysed by [(tBuCN)2PdCl2]: Remarkable Influence of Exogenous and Endogenous 1,6- and 1,5-Diene Ligands

in Chemistry - A European Journal

12.

pp. 8650-8663

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Nieto-Oberhuber, C., López, S., Munoz-Herranz, M., Jiménez-Núñez, E., Buñuel, E., Cárdenas, D. J., Echavarren, A. M.

(2006)

Gold(I)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Cyclopropanation of Dienynes

in Chemistry - A European Journal

12.

pp. 1694-1702

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Nieto-Oberhuber, C., Munoz-Herranz, M., López, S., Jiménez-Núñez, E., Nevado, C., Herrero-Gómez, E., Raducan, M., Echavarren, A. M.

(2006)

Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cyclizations of 1,6-Enynes: Alkoxycyclizations andexo/endo Skeletal Rearrangements

in Chemistry - A European Journal

12.

pp. 1677-1693

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Munoz-Herranz, M., Adrio, J., Carretero, J. C., Echavarren, A. M.

(2005)

Ligand Effects in Gold- and Platinum-Catalyzed Cyclization of Enynes: Chiral Gold Complexes for Enantioselective Alkoxycyclization

in Organometallics

24.

pp. 1293-1300

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Nieto-Oberhuber, C., López, S., Munoz-Herranz, M., Cárdenas, D. J., Buñuel, E., Nevado, C., Echavarren, A. M.

(2005)

Divergent Mechanisms for the Skeletal Rearrangement and [2+2] Cycloaddition of Enynes Catalyzed by Gold

in Angewandte Chemie-International Edition

44.

pp. 6146-6148

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Echavarren, A. M., Méndez, M., Munoz-Herranz, M., Nevado, C., Martín-Matute, B., Nieto-Oberhuber, C., Cárdenas, D. J.

(2004)

Metal cyclopropyl carbenes in the reactions of alkynes with alkenes and furans

in Pure and Applied Chemistry

76.

pp. 453-463

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Key Research Interests

Allenes are rather unique structures that contain two p-orbitals perpendicular to each other. Although the structure of allenes was predicted a long time ago, they were considered as chemical curiosities due to the difficulty to distinguish them from the corresponding alkynes. The development of the IR and Raman spectroscopy made possible the characterisation of these compounds and the development of their chemistry. The synthetic utility of allenes is extensive, and chemo-, regio-, stereo- and positional-selective transformations have been developed. Over 150 natural products contain allenes or cumulenic structures, some of them showing pharmacological activity (steroids, prostaglandines, amino acids, nucleosides, etc.). The industrial potential has also been shown, and numerous patents cover the use of allenes as dyes, drugs, antioxidants, (co)polymers suitable for paints, fibres, elastomers, printable films and heat- or corrosion-resistant materials.

During the past 15 years different reactions involving allenes and other components (alkenes, alkynes), rearrangements, or cycloadditions have been developed. However, there is still room for new chemistry of allenic systems to be discovered.

Research in our group involves the development of novel and exciting chemistry of allenic systems, from acid to transition metal catalysis, to the understanding of interactions of allenes containing products in living systems and their application as drugs.

- Platinum- and gold-catalysed addition of nucleophiles to allenes

- Platinum-catalysed cyclisation of bisallenes

- Synthesis of metal complex with allenic ligands for cancer therapy

- Mechanistic studies on the gold-catalysed azidation of allenes

- Mechanistic studies on the platinum-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation and bisindolylation of allenes

 

-Platinum- and Gold-Catalysed Addition of Nucleophiles to allenes

Hydrofunctionalisation consists in the formal addition of a H-X bond across an unsaturated C-C bond, and it is an atom economic and efficient manner of synthesising heterocycles (intramolecular reaction) and heteroatom-containing compounds (intermolecular reaction). Although platinum and gold show similar reactivity in many cases, we have found that in the reaction of nucleophiles an allenes, they show divergent reactivity.

We have described a novel Pt-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation  and bis(indolylation) of allenes to give aliphatic acetals (Muñoz, M. P.* et al. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 2189-2194) and bis(indolyl)alkanes (Muñoz, M. P.* et al.Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18 (15), 4499-450)4. The reaction showed an unprecedented and divergent reactivity compared to the gold catalysed version, and it is highly regioselective for the attack of two molecules of nucleophile to the terminal (or less substituted) carbon of the allenic system.

 

 The gold-catalsyed reaction of allenes with nucleophiles gives instead allyl derivatives. We are interested in the use of nucleophiles that can be further functionalise to increase molecular complexity in a straightforward manner. Azides are very good candidates as they can undergo many transformations (click chemistry), and are precursors to many functional groups (amines, nitriles, etc). We have recently discovered a new gold-catalysed azidation of allenes (Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 1494-1496). The reaction works only with phosphite-gold complexes, in the presence of nucleophilic azides and additives. This reaction allows the synthesis of allyl azides with extra functionalities (such as vinyl iodides) in one step, making it a very useful method for the orthogonal functionalization of simple molecules (allenes) into more complex structures. 

Mechanistic studies on these reactions and the development of new transformation involving bisallenes are being carried out in our group, as well as investigations into the potential biological activity of the synthesised compounds, design and modification of the structures seeking for biological activities.

 

 

Research Group Membership

The Munoz Group in front of the UEA Ziggurat buildings

Current members

Post Doctoral members

 

 

 

 

Jose Miguel Alonso-Gomez, PDRA funded by a Leverhulem Trust Reseaarch Grant sicne December 2015, working on "New Transition-Metal Catalysed cascade Cyclisationof N-Tris(allenes). Email: J.Alonso-Gomez@uea.ac.uk 

 

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Maria Teresa Quiros, PDRA funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship since April 2015, working on the "Platinum-Catalysed Reaction of Bis(allenes): Mechanistic Insights and Future Application". Teresa has been working in the group since March 2014 (funded by an EPSRC First Grant), working on "Understanding the Platinum-Catalysed Reaction of Allenes with Nucleophiles: Towards New Reactivities and Novel Structures". Email: M.Quiros-Lopez@uea.ac.uk

Postgraduates:

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Cesar Hurtado (writting-up), PhD student since July 2102 (Studentship from School of Chemistry; Matching fund for AI-Chem Channel Program), working on: “Gold-catalysed azidation of allenes” and New Transition Metal Catalysed Reaction of Allenes and Bisallenes.” Email: c.hurtado@uea.ac.uk

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Lisa Cooper, PhD student since October 2013 (Studentship from School of Chemistry – Novartis; Matching fund for AI-Chem Channel Program), working on: “Synthesis of multi-heteroaromatic structures by metal-catalysed reaction of allenes with nucleophiles.”  Email: lisa.cooper@uea.ac.uk

  

Past members

Master Students:

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Stefanie Höehne, German Master Students from Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, April-September 2012, working on: “Gold-catalysed addition reactions of azides to allenes.”

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Salomé Poyer, French Master Students from University of Rouen (Interreg Program), January-June 2012, working on: “Stereochemistry of the Lactonisation of Allyl Malonates Promoted by Triflic Acid; an NMR Study.”

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Ahad Alsahli, MSc Student since October 2013 (Self-funded), working on "Platinum-catlaysed reactions of ynamide propargyl esters." in collaboration with Dr David Carbery (University of Bath). Email: A.Alsahli@uea.ac.uk

 

Undergraduates 2015-2016:

Sachini Herath, MChem Student, working on: “Platinum-catalysed ireaction of indolylallenes with indoles: alternative technologies for the synthesis of substituted tetrhydropyrido[1,2a]indoles with potential biological activity”. Email: S.Herath@uea.ac.uk

Henry Bell, BSc Students, working on "Synthesis if 1,5-Bisallenes". Email: Henry.Bell@uea.ac.uk

 

Undergraduates 2014-2015:

Louise Eagling, MChem with a year in Industry Student, working on: “Platinum-catalysed ireaction of indolylallenes with indoles: alternative technologies for the synthesis of substituted tetrhydropyrido[1,2a]indoles with potential biological activity” in collaboration with Novartis. Email: L.Eagling@uea.ac.uk

Ben Julian, MChem Student, working on: “Platinum-catalysed synthesis of multiindole structures".Email: B.Julien@uea.ac.uk

Carlos Perez Guerrero, Erasmus Student, working on:“Synthesis on new Au(III) complexes with allenic ligands".

 

Undergraduates 2013-2014:

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Helen Newson, MChem with a year in Industry Student, working on: “Platinum-catalysed inter- and intra-molecular addition of nucleophiles to indolylallenes” in collaboration with Novartis. Email: H.Newson@uea.ac.uk

Laura Hone, MChem Student working on: “Synthesis on new Au(III) complexes with allenic ligand for cancer treatment” in collaboration with Prof. Dylan Edwards (BIO). Email: Laura.Hone@uea.ac.uk

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Lucia Castillo-Nieto, Erasmus Student, working on: “Platinum-Catalysed cyclisation of substituted bisallenes.” Email: lucia.castillonieto@gmail.com

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Lydia Jacobs, BSc Student, working on literature project based on “Cyclisations of Bisallenes.” Email: Lydia.Jacobs@uea.ac.uk

Undergraduates 2012-2013:

Lisa Cooper, MChem Student, working on: “Acid-Promoted / Catalysed Synthesis of Lactones From β- And γ-Allenic Esters.”

Adam Green, MChemStudent, working on: “Investigating the active catalyst in the platinum-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation of allenes.”

Undergraduates 2011-2012:

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Elisabeth Pinneh, 2nd year undergraduate at the School of Chemistry, UEA, working on: “Synthesis of 1,3-disubstituted allenes in the microwave, and Platinum catalysed reaction with nucleophilic azides.”

Charlie Gibbons, BSc, working on: “Triflic acid mediated dealkylative lactonisation of allylmalonates.”

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

Membership of Learned Societies

  • Member of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ).
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
  • Secretary of the RSC East Anglia Section Trust 2015-2016.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 

Oral Communications and Invited Lectures as PI:

 

- RSC Heterocycles and Synthesis Meeting, London, January 2016. “Platinum, allenes and indoles: a new approach towards the synthesis of BIMs

- JIC Seminar Programme 2015 (Host Dr DavidM. Lawson), Norwich Research Park, November 2015. “Metal-Allene Chemistry: New Interactions for New Adventures

- Dr Reddy’s, Cambridge Research Park (Host: Dr Christopher Cobley), October 2015, “Metal-Allene Chemistry: New Interactions for New Adventures

- GSK Emerging Academics Symposium. GSK, Stevenage, 15th October 2014. “Metal-Allene Chemistry: New Interactions for New Adventures

- ANORQC XII 2014. Norwich. June 2014. “Metal-Allene Chemistry: New Interactions for New Adventures

- RSC South Eastern Regional Meeting 2014. University of Cambridge. April 2014. “Metal-Allene Chemistry: New Interactions for New Adventures

- University of Edinburgh (Host: Dr Stephen Thomas). April 2014. “Different Metals = Different Products! Gold vs Platinum in the reaction of allenes with nucleophiles

- St Andrews University (Host: Dr Euan Kay). April 2014. “Different Metals = Different Products! Gold vs Platinum in the reaction of allenes with nucleophiles

- Young Chemists 2014. Imperial College London. April 2014. “Metal-Allene Chemistry: New Interactions for New Adventures

- Durham University (Host: AnnMarie O’Donoghue). January 2014. “Different Metals = Different Products! Gold vs Platinum in the reaction of allenes with nucleophiles

- Gregynog Synthesis Workshop. September 2013. “Gold-Catalysed Hydroazidation of Allenes

- Interreg Exchange speakers program. Universities of Southampton, UK; Le Havre, Rouen and Caen, France. May 2013. “Allenes… Exotic curiosities or exciting intermediates for new reaction pathways?

- ICPOC21. Durham, UK. September 2012. “Platinum-Catalysed Reactions of Allenes with Nucleophiles: A complementary alternative to other metals

- Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Horsham Research Centre, UK. (Host: Catharine Howsham) June 2012. “Allenes … Exotic curiosities or exciting intermediates for new reaction pathways?

- What’s new in Sci Research? UEA Symposium, Norwich, UK. May 2012. “New Transition Metal-Catalysed Reactions involving allenes

- Gregynog Synthesis Workshop. September 2011. “Platinum-Catalysed Dihydroalkoxylation vs Bisinlolylation of allenes:   Same mechanism or alternative pathways?

- 46th Bürgenstock Conference. Brunnen, Switzerland. May 2011.12. “Novel Transition Metal Catalysed Reactions of Allenes: Unravelling Mechanistic Subtleties and Beyond”. Short Oral Presentation Selected as Poster Appetizer

- University of Stockholm. (Host: Dr Belen Martin-Matute). October 2010.“From Acid to Metal Catalysis: new reactions and mechanisms

- IQOG – CSIC. (Host: Dr Bernardo Herradon). October 2009. “Isotopic Labelling: A Useful Tool for Mechanistic Studies”

 

Posters:

- “Novel Transition Metal Catalysed Reactions of Allenes: Unravelling Mechanistic Subtleties and Beyond” Muñoz, M. P.*. Poster Invited to be presented at the 46th Bürgenstock Conference. Brunnen, Switzerland. May 2011.

“From allenes to acetals: a newt Pt-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation of allenes”Muñoz, M. P.*

2nd China-Spain Bilateral Symposium, Tarragona, Spain. November 2010.

- “From allenes to acetals: a newt Pt-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation of allenes”Muñoz, M. P.*

SYMPOC, Bristol, U. K., April 2010.

-Mechanistic Studies on the Pd-Catalysed diamination of dienes”Muñoz, M. P.*; Slaughter, J. L.; Booker-Milburn, K. I.; Lloyd-Jones, G. C.; Gagné, M.

Gordon Research Conference: Organic Reactions and Processes.Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., USA. July, 2008.

-Strong Acid Promoted Dealkylative Lactonisation of Allyl Malonates” Muñoz, M. P.*; Lloyd-Jones, G. C.

First Prize Poster Award. ESOC15.Dublin, Ireland. July, 2007.

New 3,3'-Substituted Phosphoramidites for the Asymmetric Pauson-Khand Reaction” Muñoz, M. P.*; Lloyd-Jones, G. C.

OMCOS 13. Geneva. July, 2005.

-New Catalysts for Cyclization of Enynes”Muñoz, M. P.*; Nieto-Oberhuber, C.; Méndez, M.; Echavarren, A. M.

XXIX Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.Madrid. July, 2003.

-Cyclizations of Enynes Catalyzed by PtCl2 or Other Transition Metal Chlorides: Divergent Reaction Pathways” Muñoz, M. P.*; Méndez, M.; Nevado, C.; Cárdenas, D. J.; Echavarren, A. M.

IASOC Conference.Ischia, Naples. September, 2002.