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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§ Thermal azide-alkene cycloaddition reactions: Straightforward multi-gram access to Δ2-1,2,3-triazolines in deep eutectic solvents
Sebest, F.; Casarrubios, L.; Rzepa, H. S.; White, A. J. P.; Díez-González, S.
§ Copper-mediated reduction of azides under seemingly oxidising conditions: Catalytic and computational studies
Zelenay, B.; Besora, M.; Monasterio, Z.; Ventura-Espinosa, D.; White, A. J.; Maseras, F.; Díez-González, S.
§ Catalytic and mechanistic studies of N-heterocyclic carbenes or phosphine-containing copper(I) complexes for the synthesis of 5-iodo-1,2,3-triazoles
Lal, S.; Rzepa, H. S.: Díez-González, S.
§ Reusable and highly active supported copper(I)–NHC catalysts for Click chemistry
Collinson, J.-M.; Wilton-Ely, J. D. E. T.; Díez-González, S.
# S. Díez-González (Editor) N-Heterocyclic carbenes: From laboratory curiosities to efficient synthetic tools RSC Catalysis Series, Cambridge 2016.
et al., 2020, Cycloaddition reactions of azides and electron-deficient alkenes in deep eutectic solvents: pyrazolines, aziridines and other surprises, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, ISSN:1615-4150
Pimpasri C, White A, Diez-Gonzalez S, User-friendly copper-catalysed reduction of azides to amines, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, ISSN:2193-5807
et al., Metal-Free 1,2,3-triazole synthesis in deep eutectic solvents, Synlett: Accounts and Rapid Communications in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, ISSN:0936-5214
et al., 2019, A commercially available and user-friendly catalyst for hydroamination reactions under technical conditions, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:2019, ISSN:1099-0690, Pages:4725-4730
Radtanajiravong L, Diez-Gonzalez S, 2019, Taming Brønsted acid reactivity: nucleophilic substitutions of propargylic alcohols with n-nucleophiles mediated by phosphorus-based Brønsted acid catalysts, Acs Omega, Vol:4, ISSN:2470-1343, Pages:12300-12307