Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Researcher



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Fellows and Emeritus Suite Room 103a Upper LevelChemistrySouth Kensington Campus





Biographical Details


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Jordi gained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 2003. He then pursued his studies for a MRes and PhD with a FPU studentship in the group of Prof. Jaume Vilarrasa. In 2010, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to join the group of Prof. Donna Blackmond at The Scripps Research Institute, in California. In 2013, he returned to Europe to join the Chemistry Department at Imperial College London as an IC Junior Research Fellow. In 2016, he was appointed Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at The University of Manchester and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2020, Reader in 2022 and Full Professor in 2023.


IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON: Junior Research Fellowship.

EUROPEAN UNION: Career Integration Grant, Programme “PEOPLE” of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

THE ROYAL SOCIETY: Research Grant 2014 Round 1.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Whitaker D, Burés J, Larrosa I, 2016, Ag(I)-catalyzed C-H activation: the role of the Ag(I) salt in Pd/Ag mediated C-H arylation of electron-deficient arenes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:138, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:8384-8387

Burés J, 2016, A Simple Graphical Method to Determine the Order in Catalyst, Angewandte Chemie, Vol:128, ISSN:0044-8249, Pages:2068-2071

Bures Amat J, 2016, A Simple Graphical Method to Determine the Order in Catalyst, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, ISSN:1433-7851

Bures J, Dingwall P, Armstrong A, et al., 2014, Rationalization of an Unusual Solvent-Induced Inversion of Enantio-meric Excess in Organocatalytic Selenylation of Aldehydes, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:53, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:8700-8704

Bures J, Armstrong A, Blackmond DG, 2012, Curtin-Hammett Paradigm for Stereocontrol in Organocatalysis by Diarylprolinol Ether Catalysts, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:134, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:{6741-6750}-{6741-6750}

Bures J, Armstrong A, Blackmond DG, 2012, Kinetic correlation between aldehyde/enamine stereoisomers in reactions between aldehydes with alpha-stereocenters and chiral pyrrolidine-based catalysts, Chemical Science, Vol:3, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:{1273-1277}-{1273-1277}

Bures J, Armstrong A, Blackmond DG, 2011, Mechanistic Rationalization of Organocatalyzed Conjugate Addition of Linear Aldehydes to Nitro-olefins, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:133, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:{8822-8825}-{8822-8825}

Isart C, Bastida D, Bures J, et al., 2011, Gold(III) Complexes Catalyze Deoximations/Transoximations at Neutral pH, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:50, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:3275-3279

Bures J, Martin M, Urpi F, et al., 2009, Catalytic Staudinger-Vilarrasa Reaction for the Direct Ligation of Carboxylic Acids and Azides, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol:74, ISSN:0022-3263, Pages:{2203-2206}-{2203-2206}

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