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Research Interests

Total synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products and their Analogs

  • Diterpenes

 Kempene-2 / Salvinorin A
  • Sesquiterpenes

Dehydrocostus lactone / Ferutinin
  • Morphine alkaloids


  • Flavonoids

Lonchocarpol A / Glyceollin I

  • Epidithiodiketopiperazines

Scabrosin A

  • Zaragozic acids / Squalestatins

Zaragozic acid D

  • Macrodiolides



  • Pericyclic reactions (intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction, intramolecular nitrone cycloaddition, Claisen rearrangement)
  • Organometallic catalysis (domino metathesis, Heck reaction, domino carbene cyclization/cycloaddition, asymmetric transfer hydrogenation)
  • Preparation and synthetic elaboration of sulfur heterocycles (sultones, sultams)
  • Chemistry under extremely high pressure
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