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Dr Xacobe Cambeiro

Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Department School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
  Room G.09, Joseph Priestley building
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7710

Research Interests

Research Interests:

My group is interested in the development of new, better and more sustainable synthetic methods based on organometallic catalysis. In particular, we work on the development of reductive sp3C-sp3C couplings combining iron and photoredox catalysis.

Find our more on Xacobe Cambeiro's website.


Ahlsten N, Cambeiro XC, Perry GJP and Larrosa I (2016). C?H Functionalisation of Heteroaromatic Compounds via Gold Catalysis. Au-Catalyzed Synthesis and Functionalization of Heterocycles , Editors: Bandini M. Springer  10.1007/7081_2015_5005

Simonetti M, Perry GJ, Cambeiro XC, Juliá-Hernández F, Arokianathar JN and Larrosa I (2016). Ru-Catalyzed C-H Arylation of Fluoroarenes with Aryl Halides. American Chemical Society  J Am Chem Soc  vol. 138, (10) 3596-3606. 10.1021/jacs.6b01615


Cambeiro XC, Ahlsten N and Larrosa I (2015). Au-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Arenes via Double C?H Activation. Journal of The American Chemical Society  vol. 137, (50) 15636-15639. 10.1021/jacs.5b10593


Haldón E, Besora M, Cano I, Cambeiro XC, Pericàs MA, Maseras F, Nicasio MC and Pérez PJ (2014). Reaction of alkynes and azides: not triazoles through copper-acetylides but oxazoles through copper-nitrene intermediates. Chemistry  vol. 20, (12) 3463-3474. 10.1002/chem.201303737


Ricci P, Krämer K, Cambeiro XC and Larrosa I (2013). Arene-metal ?-complexation as a traceless reactivity enhancer for C-H arylation. J Am Chem Soc  vol. 135, (36) 13258-13261. 10.1021/ja405936s

Cambeiro XC, Boorman TC, Lu P and Larrosa I (2013). Redox-controlled selectivity of C-H activation in the oxidative cross-coupling of arenes. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl  vol. 52, (6) 1781-1784. 10.1002/anie.201209007

Ahlsten N, Perry GJP, Cambeiro XC, Boorman TC and Larrosa I (2013). A silver-free system for the direct C-H auration of arenes and heteroarenes from gold chloride complexes. Catalysis Science & Technology  vol. 3, (11) 2892-2897. 10.1039/c3cy00240c


COUSO CAMBEIRO J and Pericas MA (2012). The mechanism of the Pauson-Khand reaction: Hypothesis, experimental facts and theoretical investigations. The Pauson-Khand Reaction Scope, Variations and Applications , Editors: Rios Torres R. John Wiley & Sons  10.1002/9781119941934.ch2


de la Fuente V, Marcos R, Cambeiro XC, Castillón S, Claver C and Pericàs MA (2011). Changing the Palladium Coordination to Phosphinoimidazolines with a Remote Triazole Substituent. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis  vol. 353, (18) 3255-3261. 10.1002/adsc.201100684

Caldentey X, Cambeiro XC and Pericàs MA (2011). Modular optimization of enantiopure epoxide-derived P,S-ligands for rhodium-catalyzed hydrogenation of dehydroamino acids. Tetrahedron  vol. 67, (23) 4161-4168. 10.1016/j.tet.2011.04.050

Raducan M, Rodríguez-Escrich C, Cambeiro XC, Escudero-Adán EC, Pericàs MA and Echavarren AM (2011). A multipurpose gold(I) precatalyst. Chem Commun (Camb)  vol. 47, (17) 4893-4895. 10.1039/c1cc10293a

Alza E, Sayalero S, Cambeiro X, Martín-Rapún R, Miranda P and Pericàs M (2011). Catalytic Batch and Continuous Flow Production of Highly Enantioenriched Cyclohexane Derivatives with Polymer-Supported Diarylprolinol Silyl Ethers. Synlett  vol. 2011, (04) 464-468. 10.1055/s-0030-1259528

Cambeiro XC and Pericàs MA (2011). Proline-Derived Aminotriazole Ligands: Preparation and Use in the Ruthenium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis  vol. 353, (1) 113-124. 10.1002/adsc.201000678

Cambeiro XC, Martín-Rapún R, Miranda PO, Sayalero S, Alza E, Llanes P and Pericàs MA (2011). Continuous-flow enantioselective ?-aminoxylation of aldehydes catalyzed by a polystyrene-immobilized hydroxyproline. Beilstein J Org Chem  vol. 7, 1486-1493. 10.3762/bjoc.7.172


Rolland J, Cambeiro XC, Rodríguez-Escrich C and Pericàs MA (2009). Continuous flow enantioselective arylation of aldehydes with ArZnEt using triarylboroxins as the ultimate source of aryl groups. Beilstein J Org Chem  vol. 5, 10.3762/bjoc.5.56


Alza E, Cambeiro XC, Jimeno C and Pericàs MA (2007). Highly enantioselective Michael additions in water catalyzed by a PS-supported pyrrolidine. Org Lett  vol. 9, (19) 3717-3720. 10.1021/ol071366k



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