Imperial College London

Dr Silvia Diez-Gonzalez

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Senior Lecturer



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Dr. Silvia Díez-González graduated in 2000 from the Universidad del País Vasco (Spain) and Université Paris XI (France) with a MSci in Organic Chemistry. She stayed in Paris XI for a Ph.D. on organosilicon chemistry. In 2004, she joined the group of Professor Steven P. Nolan as a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of New Orleans, USA. Two years later the group moved to the ICIQ (Spain) and she was promoted to Scientific Group Coordinator. In 2009 and after a brief walk on the theoretical side of chemistry (Professor Feliu Maseras, ICIQ), Silvia joined the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London as part of the first promotion of Imperial College Junior Research Fellows, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in Catalysis.

Her present research focuses on the development of novel well-defined organometallic complexes and their use in organic reactions of interest such as C–C and C–X bond formation.


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# J. M. Perez, P. Crosbie, S. Lal, S. Díez-González, Copper(I)–phosphinite complexes in Click chemistry: Three component reactions and preparation of 5-iodotriazoles  ChemCatChem 2016, 8, 2222–2226. [Online Open article]

 # E. Barreiro, A. Sanz-Vidal, E. Tan, S.-H. Lau, T. D. Sheppard, S. Díez-González, HBF4-Catalysed Nucleophilic Substitutions of Propargylic Alcohols Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 7544–7549. [Online Open Article]


# S. Lal, H. S. Rzepa, S. Díez-González, Catalytic and mechanistic studies of N-heterocyclic carbenes or phosphine-containing copper(I) complexes for the synthesis of 5-iodo-1,2,3-triazoles ACS Catalysis 2014, 4, 2274–2287. [Online Open Article] acs

# J.-M. Collinson, J.  D. E. T. Wilton-Ely, S. Díez-González, Reusable and highly active supported copper(I)–NHC catalysts for Click chemistry Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 11358–11360. CC[Online Open Article]




# S. Díez-González Well-defined copper(I) complexes for Click azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions: one Click Beyond Catal. Sci. Technol. 2011, 1, 166–178. [Inside front cover]














# S. Lal and S. Díez-González [CuBr(PPh3)3] for azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions under strict Click conditions J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 2367–2373. 





# S. Díez-González (Editor) N-Heterocyclic carbenes: From laboratory curiosities to efficient synthetic tools RSC Catalysis Series, Cambridge 2010.cover-buena








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Sebest F, Casarrubios L, Rzepa HS, et al., Thermal Azide-Alkene Cycloaddition Reactions: Straightforward Multi-gram Access to Δ²-1,2,3-Triazolines in Deep Eutectic Solvents, Green Chemistry


Diez-Gonzalez S, Nolan SP, N-Heterocyclic carbene copper(I) complexes as versatile catalysts in organic synthesis, 232nd ACS National Meeting, ISSN:0065-7727

Diez-Gonzalez S, Nolan SP, N-Heterocyclic carbene copper(I)-catalyzed [3+2]-cycloaddition of azides and mono- or disubstituted alkynes, 232nd ACS National Meeting

Diez-Gonzalez S, Maseras F, of [(R3P)2Ru(CO)(H)X] complexes: A DFT study, XXXII Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad de Química Española, 2009


Nolan SP, Díez-González S, Preparation of 1,2,3-triazoles via copper catalyzed cycloaddition reaction of azides and alkynes, US, 20090069569

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