Dr. Diego Peñadiego2017

    Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry

    Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biolóxica

    e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS)

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    15782-Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    diego.pena@usc.es

 

https://www.usc.es/ciqus/en/general-information/staff/diego-pena-gil

Researcher ID: D-2051-2009

ORCID: 0000-0003-3814-589X


BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Diego Peña Gil was born in Santiago de Compostela in 1974. He obtained his PhD degree in 2001 from the University of Santiago de Compostela, under supervision of D. Pérez and E. Guitián. He was PhD visitor at Harvard University (1999, Jacobsen group), LMU Munich (2000, Knochel group) and UAM Madrid (2001, Echavarren group). During 2002 and 2003 he joined the group of B. L. Feringa (Nobel Laureate 2016, Groningen University, The Netherlands) as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow. He was research visitor at DSM Research (Geleen, The Netherlands) and CRANN, Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). In 2004 he obtained a Ramón y Cajal researcher grant. Since 2008 he is Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela. In 2015 he obtained the Full Professor Accreditation by the Spanish Government. In 2018 he was awarded with the Ignacio Ribas Medal by the Specialized Group on Organic Chemistry of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ).


RESEARCH INTEREST

Dr. Peña research interests are focused on the discovery of new synthetic methodologies, the synthesis of large aromatic compounds and nanographenes, and the development of on-surface chemistry.


PUBLICATIONS

93 publications, 3790 times cited, h-index: 32 (Sep 2019, WOS)


2019


93. Synthesis and reactivity of a trigonal porous nanographene on a gold surface

R. Zuzak, I. Pozo, M. Engelund, A. Garcia-Lekue, M. Vilas-Varela, J. M. Alonso, M. Szymonski, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, S. Godlewski,* D. Peña*

Chem. Sci. 2019, DOI: 10.1039/c9sc03404h

 ChemScie2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 92. Revisiting Kekulene: Synthesis and Single-Molecule Imaging

I. Pozo, Z. Majzik, N. Pavliček, M. Melle-Franco, E. Guitián, D. Peña,* L. Gross, D. Pérez*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b07926

kekulene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 91. Molecular structure elucidation with charge-state control

S. Fatayer*, F. Albrecht, Y. Zhang, D. Urbonas, D. Peña, N. Moll, L. Gross*

Science 2019, 365, 142-145  DOI: 10.1126/science.aax5895

 Science

 

 

 

 


 90. Synthesis of Nanographenes, Starphenes, and Sterically Congested Polyarenes by Aryne Cyclotrimerization

I. Pozo, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, D. Peña*

Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 2472-2471  DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00269

 Accounts2019

 

 

 

 

 

 


 89. Hierarchy in the Halogen Activation During Surface-Promoted Ullmann Coupling

N. Merino-Diez, A. Perez Paz, J. Li, M. Vilas-Varela, J. Lawrence, M. S. G. Mohammed, A. Berdonces-Layunta, A. Barragan, J. I. Pascual, J. Lobo-Checa, D. Peña, D. G. de Oteyza*

ChemPhysChem 2019,          DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900633

ChemPhysChem2019

 

 

 

 


 88. Exploring a route to cyclic acenes by on-surface synthesis

F. Schulz, F. García, K. Kaiser, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Gross*, D. Peña*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9038-9042               DOI: 10.1002/anie.201902784                Open Access

TOC_cyclacenenes

 

 

 

 

 


 87. Electrically Addressing the Spin of a Magnetic Porphyrin through Covalently Connected Graphene Electrodes

J. Li,* N. Friedrich, N. Merino, D. G. de Oteyza, D. Peña, D. Jacob,* J. I. Pascual*

Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 3288-3294    DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b00883

Nanolett2019

 

 

 

 

 

 


 86. Single spin localization and manipulation in graphene open-shell nanostructures

J. Li, S. Sanz, M. Corso, D. J. Choi, D. Peña, T. Frederiksen, J. I. Pascual*

Nature Comm. 2019, 10, 200                                 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-08060-6

MagneticGraphene

 

 

 

 

 


 85. Critical Role of Phenyl Substitution and Catalytic Substrate in the Surface-Assisted Polymerization of Dibromobianthracene Derivatives

C. Moreno,* M. Panighel, M. Vilas-Varela, G. Sauthier, M. Tenorio, G. Ceballos, D. Peña,* A. Mugarza*

Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 331-341    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03094

 ChemMater

 

 

 


 2018


 

84. Bottom-up synthesis of multifunctional nanoporous graphene

C. Moreno,* M. Vilas-Varela, B. Kretz, A. Garcia-Lekue, M. V. Costache, M. Paradinas, M. Panighel, G. Ceballos, S. O. Valenzuela, D. Peña,* A. Mugarza*

Science 2018, 360, 199-203

DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2009

Dissemination movie: Nanoporous graphene for smart filters and sensors

 


 

83. Controlled Fragmentation of Single Molecules with Atomic Force Microscopy by Employing Doubly Charged States

S. Fatayer,* N. Moll, S. Collazos, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, D. Peña, L. Gross,* G. Meyer

Phys. Rev. Lett. 2018, 121, 226101

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.226101


82. [19]Dendriphene: A 19-ring dendritic nanographene

M. Vilas-Varela, S. Fatayer, Z. Majzik, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Gross, D. Peña*

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 17697

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201805140


 

81. Atomic force microscopy identifying fuel pyrolysis products and directing the synthesis of analytical standards

S. Fatayer, N. Poddar, S. Quiroga, F. Schulz, B. Schuler, S. V. Kalpathy, G. Meyer, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, D. Peña*, M. J. Wornat*, L. Gross*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 8156

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b02525

 


 

80. Studying an antiaromatic polycyclic hydrocarbon adsorbed on different surfaces

Z. Majzik*, N. Pavliček, M. Vilas-Varela, D. Pérez, N. Moll, E. Guitián, G. Meyer, D. Peña*, L. Gross

Nature Communications 2018, 9, 1198               DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03368-9


 

79. Atomic Force Microscopy for Molecular Structure Elucidation

L. Gross*, B. Schuler, N. Pavlicek, S. Fatayer, Z. Majzik, N. Moll, D. Peña, G. Meyer

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3888              DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703509

 


 

78. Survival of spin state in magnetic porphyrins contacted by graphene nanoribbons

J. Li*, N. Merino-Díez, E. Carbonell-Sanromà, M. Vilas-Varela, D. G. de Oteyza, D. Peña, M. Corso, J.I. Pascual*

Science Advances 2018, 4, eaaq0582                 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq0582

 


 

77. Hexacene generated on passivated silicon

F. Eisenhut, J. Krüger, D. Skidin, S. Nikipar, J. M. Alonso, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, D. A. Ryndyk, D. Peña,* F. Moresco,* G. Cuniberti

Nanoscale 2018, 10, 12582                                DOI: 10.1039/c8nr03422b

 


 

76. Building a 22-ring nanographene by combining in-solution and on-surface syntheses

R. Zuzak, J. Castro-Esteban, P. Brandimarte, M. Engelund, A. Cobas, P. Piatkowski, M. Kolmer, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, M. Szymonski, D. Sánchez-Portal, S. Godlewski,* D. Peña*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 10256-10259            DOI: 10.1039/c8cc05353g

 


 

75. On-surface synthesis of superlattice arrays of ultra-long graphene nanoribbons

C. Moreno,* M. Paradinas, M. Vilas-Varela, M. Panighel, G. Ceballos, D. Peña, A. Mugarza*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 9402           Inside Cover        DOI: 10.1039/c8cc04830d

         


 

74. Palladium-catalyzed cocyclotrimerization of arynes with a pyramidalized alkene

J. M. Alonso, S. Quiroga, S. Codony, A. L. Turcu, M. Barniol-Xicota, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, S. Vázquez, D. Peña*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 5996                          DOI: 10.1039/c8cc03188f

 


 

73. Microwave-induced covalent functionalization of few-layer graphene with arynes under solvent-free conditions

M. V. Sulleiro, S. Quiroga, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, A. Criado*, M. Prato*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 2086           Cover       DOI: 10.1039/c7cc08676h

 


72. Electronic Resonances and Gap Stabilization of Higher Acenes on a Gold Surface

J. Krüger, F. Eisenhut, D. Skidin, T. Lehmann, D. A. Ryndyk, G. Cuniberti, F. García, J. M. Alonso, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, D. Peña, G. Trinquier, J.-P. Malrieu, F. Moresco*, C. Joachim

ACS Nano 2018, 12, 8506-8511                            DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b04046

 


 

71. On-surface route for producing planar nanographenes with azulene moieties

J. Hieulle, E. Carbonell-Sanromà, M. Vilas-Varela, A. Garcia-Lekue, E. Guitián, D. Peña,* J. I. Pascual*

Nano Letters 2018, 18, 418-423                           DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04309

 


 

70. Unraveling the Electronic Structure of Narrow Atomically Precise Chiral Graphene Nanoribbons

N. Merino-Díez, J. Li, A. Garcia-Lekue, G. Vasseur, M. Vilas-Varela, E. Carbonell-Sanromà, M. Corso, J. E. Ortega, D. Peña, J. I. Pascual, D. G. de Oteyza *

J. Phys. Chem. Lett 2018, 9, 25-30                       DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02767

 


 

69. Site-selective reversible Diels–Alder reaction between a biphenylene-based polyarene and a semiconductor surface

S. Godlewski,* M. Engelund, D. Peña, R. Zuzak, H. Kawai,* M. Kolmer, J. Caeiro, E. Guitián, K. P. C. Vollhardt, D. Sánchez-Portal, M. Szymonski, D. Pérez*

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 11037           Hot article DOI: 10.1039/c8cp01094c

 


 

68. Addressing Long-Standing Chemical Challenges by AFM with Functionalized Tips

D. Peña,* N. Pavliček, B. Schuler, N. Moll, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, G. Meyer, L. Gross

Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines

On-Surface Synthesis II                                         ISBN: 978-3-319-75809-1

Eds. D. G. de Oteyza and C. Rogero, Springer 2018, 209-227

 


 

67. Homocoupling of terminal alkynes on calcite (10.4)

A. Richter, M. Vilas-Varela, D. Peña, R. Bechstein, A. Kühnle

Surface Science 2018, 678, 106-111                               DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2017.12.012

 

 


 2017


 

66. Decacene: On-surface generation

J. Krüger, F. García, F. Eisenhut, D. Skidin, J. M. Alonso, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, G. Cuniberti, F. Moresco,* D. Peña*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11945-11948.        Hot article  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706156


 

65. Generation and Characterization of a meta-Aryne on Cu and NaCl Surfaces

N. Pavlicek, Z. Majzik, S. Collazos, G. Meyer, D. Perez, E. Guitián, D. Peña,* L. Gross*

ACS Nano 2017, 11, 10768−10773                            DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06137

 


 

64. Doping of Graphene Nanoribbons via Functional Group Edge Modification

E. Carbonell-Sanromà,* J. Hieulle, M. Vilas-Varela, P. Brandimarte, M. Iraola, A. Barragán, J. Li, M. Abadia, M. Corso, D. Sánchez-Portal, D. Peña,* J. I. Pascual*

ACS Nano 2017, 11, 7355−7361                                DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03522

 


 

63. Characterizing aliphatic moieties in hydrocarbons with atomic force microscopy

B. Schuler,* Y. Zhang,* S. Collazos, S. Fatayer, G. Meyer, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, M. R. Harper, J. D. Kushnerick, D. Peña*, L. Gross

Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 2315-2320                                  DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04698C

 


 

62. Molecular Self-Assembly Driven by On-Surface Reduction: Anthracene and Tetracene on Au(111)

J. Krüger, F. Eisenhut, T. Lehmann, J. M. Alonso, J. Meyer, D. Skidin, R. Ohmann, D. A. Ryndyk, D. Perez, E. Guitián, D. Peña, F. Moresco,* G. Cuniberti

J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 20353−20358                 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06131

 


 

61. Heavy Oil Based Mixtures of Different Origins and Treatments Studied by Atomic Force Microscopy

B. Schuler,* S. Fatayer, G. Meyer, E. Rogel, M. Moir, Y. Zhang, M. R. Harper, A. E. Pomerantz, K. D. Bake, M. Witt, D. Peña, J. D. Kushnerick, O. C. Mullins, C. Ovalles, F. G. A. van den Berg, L. Gross*

Energy & Fuels 2017, 31, 6856–6861                             DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00805

 


 

60. Imaging the electronic structure of on-surface generated hexacene

J. Krüger, F. Eisenhut, J. M. Alonso, T. Lehmann, E. Guitián, D. Pérez, D. Skidin, F. Gamaleja, D. A. Ryndyk, C. Joachim, D. Peña,* F. Moresco,* G. Cuniberti

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 1583-1586                  Front cover            DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09327b

 


 

59. Straightforward Synthesis of a Vicinal Double-Bridgehead Iodo Trimethylsilyl Octacycle: Unprecedented Lack of Reactivity of the Silyl Group in the Presence of Fluoride Anions

P. Camps,* D. Lozano, E. Guitián, D. Peña, D. Perez, M. Font-Bardia, A. L. Llamas-Saiz

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 1594–1603                           DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201601618


 2016


 

58. Reversible Bergman cyclization by atomic manipulation

B. Schuler, S. Fatayer, F. Mohn, N. Moll, N. Pavliček, G. Meyer, D. Peña, L. Gross*

Nature Chemistry 2016, 8, 220-224.                      Front Cover         DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.2438

Dissemination movie  573.000 visualizations (29/10/2018)

   


 

57. Substrate-Independent Growth of Atomically Precise Chiral Graphene Nanoribbons

D. G. Oteyza*, A. G. Lekue, M. Villas-Varela, N. Merino-Diez, E. Carbonell, M. Corso, G. Vasseur, C. Rogero, E. Guitián, J. I. Pascual, E. Ortega, Y. Wakayama, D. Peña*

ACS Nano 2016, 10, 9000-9008.                                                           DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05269

 


 

56. Tetracene Formation by On-Surface Reduction

J. Krüger, N. Pavliček, J. M. Alonso, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, T. Lehmann, G. Cuniberti, A. Gourdon, G. Meyer, G., L. Gross, F. Moresco*, D. Peña*

ACS Nano 2016, 10, 4538-4542                                                            DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b00505A

 


 

55. C60-aryne building block: synthesis of a hybrid all-carbon nanostructure

D. Garcia, L. Rodriguez-Perez, M. A. Herranz, D. Peña, E. Guitián, S. Bailey, Q. Al-Galiby, M. Noori, C. J. Lambert, D. Perez*, N. Martín*

Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6677                                                           DOI: 10.1039/c5cc10462a

 


 

54. 1,7-Naphthodiyne: a new platform for the synthesis of novel, sterically congested PAHs

I. Pozo, A. Cobas, D. Peña, E. Guitián, D. Pérez*

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5534-5537                                                 DOI: 10.1039/c6cc01214k

 


 

53. Tunable Band Alignment with Unperturbed Carrier Mobility of On-Surface Synthesized Organic Semiconducting Wires

A. Basagni, G. Vasseur, C. A. Pignedoli, M. Vilas-Varela, D. Peña, L. Nicolas, L. Vitali, J. Lobo-Checa, D. G. de Oteyza, F. Sedona,* M. Casarin, J. E. Ortega, M. Sambi

ACS Nano 2016, 10, 2644-2651                                                            DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07683

 


 2015


 

52. On-surface generation and imaging of arynes by atomic force microscopy

N. Pavlicek*, B. Schuler, S. Collazos, N. Moll, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, G. Meyer, D. Peña*, L. Gross

Nature Chemistry 2015, 7, 623-628. Front Cover         

DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2300

Dissemination movie: IBM Research and CIQUS scientists first to image short-lived molecules

 


 

51. Unraveling the molecular structures of asphaltenes by atomic force microscopy

B. Schuler*, G. Meyer, D. Peña, O. C. Mullins, L. Gross*

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 9870-9876                                             DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b04056

Highlighted in Chemistry World (11/08/2015)

 


 

50. Large phenyl-substituted acenes by cycloaddition reactions of the 2,6-naphthopdiyne synthon

D. Rodríguez-Lojo, D. Pérez*, D. Peña*, E. Guitián

Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5418-5420                                                  DOI: 10.1039/c5cc00205b

 


 

49. Aryl Halide C−C Coupling on Ge(001):H Surfaces

P. Olszowski, B. Zapotoczny, J. S. Prauzner-Bechcicki,* M. Vilas-Varela, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, D. Peña, M. Szymonsk

J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 27478−27482                                          DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b08883

 


 

48. Straightforward synthesis of novel acene-based aryne precursors

D. Rodríguez-Lojo, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Synlett 2015, 26, 1633-1637

 


 2014


 

47. From Perylene to a 22-Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbon in One-Pot

B. Schuler, S. Collazos, L. Gross, G. Meyer, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, D. Peña*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 9004-9006.                                        DOI: 10.1002/anie.201403707

 


 

46. Acid-promoted aromatization of perylene-based endoxides

A. Criado, M. Vilas-Varela, A. Cobas, D. Pérez, D. Peña, E. Guitián

Heterocyles 2014, 88, 1625-1632

 


 2013


 

45. Stereoselective tandem cascade furan cycloadditions

A. Criado, M. Vilas-Varela, A. Cobas, D. Pérez, D. Peña*, E. Guitián*

J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 12637-12649                                                   DOI: 10.1021/jo4022265

 


 

44. Efficient cycloaddition of arynes to carbon nanotubes under microwave irradiation

A. Criado, M. Vizuete, M. J. Gomez-Escalonilla, S. Garcia-Rodriguez, J. L. G. Fierro, A. Cobas, D. Peña, E. Guitián, F. Langa*

Carbon 2013, 63, 140-148                                                                     DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.06.064

 


 

43. One-pot synthesis of sterically congested large aromatic hydrocarbons via 1,4-diphenyl-2,3-triphenylyne

D. Rodríguez-Lojo, D. Pérez*, D. Peña*, E. Guitián

Chem. Commun 2013, 49, 6274-6276                                                   DOI: 10.1039/c3cc43103g

 


 

42. Aryne Cycloaddition Reactions in the Synthesis of Large Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds

D. Pérez*, D. Peña*, E. Guitián

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 5981-6013                                                     DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201300470

 


 2012


 

41. Bond Order Discrimination by Atomic Force Microscopy

L. Gross*, F. Mohn, N. Moll, B. Schuler, A. Criado, E. Guitián, D. Peña, A. Gourdon, G. Meyer

Science 2012, 337, 1326-1329.                             Front cover            DOI: 10.1126/science.1225621

 


 

40. [16]Cloverphene: a clover-shaped cata-condensed nanographene with sixteen fused benzene rings

J. M. Alonso, A. Díaz-Álvarez, D. Pérez, D. Peña,* E. Guitián

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 173-177

 


 

39. Aryne Insertion into I–I σ-Bonds

D. Rodríguez-Lojo, A. Cobas, D. Peña, D. Pérez,* E. Guitián*

Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 1363-1365

 


 1998-2011


 

38. Highly selective insertion of arynes into a C(sp)-O(sp3) sigma bond

K. Z. Laczkowski, D. García, D. Peña,* A. Cobas, D. Pérez, E. Guitián*

Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 960-963

 


 

37. Cycloaddition of Benzyne to SWCNT: Towards CNT-Based Paddle Wheels

A. Criado, M. J. Gómez-Escalonilla, J. L. G. Fierro, A. Urbina, D. Peña, E. Guitián,* F. Langa*

Chem. Commun. 2010, 7028-7030

 


 

36. Domino Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of Arynes: New Approach to Elusive Perylene Derivatives

A. Criado, D. Peña,* A. Cobas, E. Guitián*

Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9736-9740                                       Inside Cover

 


 

35. Aryne-mediated syntheses of structurally related acene derivatives

D. Rodríguez-Lojo, D. Peña,* D. Pérez,* E. Guitián

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 3386-3388

 


 

34. Bottom-Up Approaches to Nanographenes through Organic Synthesis

Diego Peña*

Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: Advances in Synthetic Chemistry  

Ed. B. Pignataro, Wiley-VCH, 2010, Chapter 11

 


 

33. Generation and Reactivity of 1,2-Cyclohexadiene Under Mild Reaction Conditions

I. Quintana, D. Peña,* D. Pérez, E. Guitián*

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 5519-5524                                     Front Cover

 


 

32. Structural characterization and physical properties of new tetrabenzopentaphene mesogens

C. Romero, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián,* R. Termine, A. Golemme, A. Omenat, J. Barberá, J. L. Serrano*

J. Mater. Chem. 2009, 19, 4725-4731

 


 

31. Palladium-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloadditions of 3,4-Didehydrophenanthrene and 1,2-Didehydrotriphenylene

C. Romero, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 7996-8000

 


 

30. Aryne-Mediated Synthesis of Heterocycles

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Heterocycles 2007, 74, 89-100

 


 

29. Cyclotrimerization Reactions of Arynes and Strained Cycloalkynes

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Chem. Rec. 2007, 7, 326-333

 


 

28. Reaction of Benzyne with Styrene Oxide: Insertion of Arynes into a C-O bond of Epoxides

S. Beltrán-Rodil, D. Peña, E. Guitián

Synlett 2007, 1308-1310

 


 

27. Catalysis in the [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Arynes and Alkynes: Enantioselective Synthesis of a Pentahelicene

J. Caeiro, D. Peña, A. Cobas, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2006, 348, 2466- 2474

 


 

26. Synthesis and Reactivity of New Strained Cyclic Allene and Alkyne Precursors

D. Peña, B. Iglesias, I. Quintana, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Pure Appl. Chem. 2006. 78, 451-455

 


 

25. Insertion of Arynes into sigma-Bonds

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2006, 45, 3579-3581

 


 

24. Metal-Catalyzed Cotrimerization of Arynes and Alkenes

I. Quintana, A. J. Boersma, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 3347-3349

 


 

23. On the Mechanism of the Copper-Catalyzed Enantioselective 1,4-Addition of Grignard Reagents to a,b-Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds

S. R. Harutyunyan, F. López, W. R. Browne, A. Correa, D. Peña, R. Badorrey, A. Meetsma, A. J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 9103-9118

 


 

22. Synthesis of Extended Triphenylenes by Palladium-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Triphenylynes

C. Romero, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 5677-5684

 


 

21. Palladium-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions of arynes

E. Guitián, D. Pérez, D. Peña

PALLADIUM IN ORGANIC SYNTHESIS, Ed. J. Tsuji in TOPICS IN ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY

Springer Verlag; 2005, Vol: 14, 109-146

 


 

20. Improved Catalytic Asymmetric Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation Using Combinations of Chiral and Achiral Monodentate Ligands

A. Duursma, D. Peña, A. J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa

Tetrahedron-Asymmetry 2005, 16, 1901-1904

 


 

19. Tandem one pot asymmetric conjugate addition-vinyl triflate formation-cross coupling methodology

R. M. Suárez, D. Peña, A. J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2005, 3, 729-731 

 


 

18. Copper-catalyzed asymmetric conjugate addition of grignard reagents to cyclic enones

B. L. Feringa, R. Badorrey, D. Peña, S. R. Harutyunyan, A. J. Minnaard

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) 2004, 101, 5834-5838

 


 

17. Highly enantioselective Cu-catalysed asymmetric 1,4-addition of diphenylzinc to cyclohexanone

D. Peña, F. López, S. R. Harutyunyan, A.J. Minnaard, B. L. Feringa

Chem. Commun. 2004, 1836-1837

 


 

16. Diastereoselective remote C-H activation by hydroboration

J. A. Varela, D. Peña, B. Goldfuss, D. Denisenko, J. Kulhanek, K. Polborn, P. Knochel

Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 4252-4264

 


 

15. Dibenzo[a,o]phenanthro[3,4-s]pycene, a Configurationally Stable Double Helicene: Synthesis, and Determination of Its Conformation by NMR and GIAO Calculations

D. Peña, A. Cobas, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 1863-1866 

 


 

14. Improving conversion and enantioselectivity in hydrogenation by combining different monodentate phosphoramidites: a new combinatorial approach in asymmetric catalysis

D. Peña, A. J. Minnaard, J. A. F. Boogers, A. H. M. de Vries, J. G. de Vries, B. L. Feringa

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2003, 1, 1087-1089

 


 

13. Mono- versus bidentate ligands in rhodium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation. A comparative rate study

D. Peña, A. J. Minnaard, A. H. M. de Vries, J. G. de Vries, B. L. Feringa

Org. Lett. 2003, 5, 475-478

 


 

12. First Partially Intramolecular Palladium-catalyzed [2+2+2]-Cycloaddition of Benzyne: Application to the Synthesis of Benzo[b]fluorenones

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 1238-1243

 


 

11. An Efficient Procedure for the Synthesis of ortho-Trialkylsilylaryl Triflates: Easy Access to Precursors of Functionalized Arynes

D. Peña, A. Cobas, D. Pérez, E. Guitián

Synthesis 2002, 1454-1458

 


 

10. Highly enantioselective rhodium-catalyzed hydrogenation of beta-dehydroamino acid derivatives using monodentate phosphoramidites

D. Peña, A. J. Minnaard, J. G. de Vries, B. L. Feringa

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 14552-14553

 


 

9. Palladium-Catalyzed Trimerization of Strained Cycloalkynes. Synthesis of Decacyclene

B. Iglesias, D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Synlett 2002, 486-488

 


 

8. Mechanism and application of the remote C-H activation of phenyl substituted alkenes by BH3.THF

J. Varela, D. Peña, B. Goldfuss, K. Polborn, P. Knochel

Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 2395-2398

 


 

7. 2-(Trimethylsilyl)phenyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate

Diego Peña

Synlett 2001, 1662-1662

 


 

6. Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Cocyclization of Arynes and Dimethyl Acetylenedicarboxylate (DMAD)

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Synlett 2000, 1061-1063

 


 

5. Selective Palladium-catalyzed Cocyclotrimerization of Arynes with DMAD: A Versatile Method for the Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 6944-6950

 


 

4. Kinetic Control in the Palladium-catalyzed Synthesis of C2-symmetric Hexabenzotriphenylene. A Conformational Study

D. Peña, A. Cobas, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Org. Lett. 2000, 2, 1629-1632

 


 

3. Synthesis of hexabenzotriphenylene and other strained polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by palladium-catalyzed cyclotrimerization of arynes

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

Org. Lett. 1999, 1, 1555-1557


 

2. Palladium-catallyzed cocyclization of arynes with alkynes: selective synthesis of phenanthrenes and naphtalenes

D. Peña, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, L. Castedo

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 5827-5828


 

 

1. Efficient palladium-catalyzed cyclotrimerization of arynes: Synthesis of triphenylenes

Diego Peña, Sonia Escudero, Dolores Pérez, Enrique Guitián, Luis Castedo

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1998, 37, 2659-2661