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.
Radtanajiravong L, Diez-Gonzalez S, Taming Brønsted Acid Reactivity: Nucleophilic Substitutions of Propargylic Alcohols with N-Nucleophiles Mediated by Phosphorus-Based Brønsted Acid Catalysts, Acs Omega
et al., 2019, Cp*Fe(Me2PCH2CH2PMe2)(CHO): Hydride shuttle reactivity of a thermally stable formyl complex, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Vol:488, ISSN:0020-1693, Pages:201-207
et al., 2018, Copper-mediated reduction of azides under seemingly oxidising conditions: catalytic and computational studies, Catalysis Science and Technology, ISSN:2044-4753
et al., 2018, Thermal Azide-Alkene Cycloaddition Reactions: Straightforward Multi-gram Access to Δ²-1,2,3-Triazolines in Deep Eutectic Solvents, Green Chemistry, Vol:20, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:4023-4035
et al., 2018, The acetate proton shuttle between mutually trans ligands, Organometallics, Vol:37, ISSN:0276-7333, Pages:2645-2651