Professor Pedro J. Pérez, Center for Research in Sustainable Chemistry (CIQSO), Universidad de Huelva, Spain, has received the Medalla de Oro 2016 , the highest distinction of the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ, Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry).
The prize was presented during the RSEQ’s 2016 Awards Ceremony at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB, Biological Research Center) in Madrid, Spain, on November 10, 2016. It honors Pérez’ contributions to the fields of homogeneous catalysis and the activation of C–H bonds.
Pedro J. Pérez studied chemistry at the University of Sevilla, Spain, where he received his Ph.D. in 1991 under the supervision of Ernesto Carmona. After postdoctoral research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, with Maurice Brookhart, he joined the Universidad de Huelva in 1997. In 2005, Pérez was promoted to Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Huelva. Since 2010, he is the Director of the Center for Research in Sustainable Chemistry (CIQSO).
Pérez’ research interests include the development of late transition-metal complexes as catalysts for transformations involving hydrocarbons, the selective cyclopropanation of olefins, the catalytic functionalization of unreactive alkanes, and novel reactions toward the synthesis of oxazoles, triazoles, and dihydropyridines.
Among other honors, Professor Pérez received the Inorganic Chemistry Award from RSEQ in 2007 and the Homogeneous Catalysis Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2015. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Spain and a Fellow of the RSC.
- Gold and diazo reagents: a fruitful tool for developing molecular complexity,
Manuel R. Fructos, M. Mar Díaz-Requejo, Pedro J. Pérez,
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7326–7335.
- Iron and Manganese Catalysts for the Selective Functionalization of Arene C(sp2)−H Bonds by Carbene Insertion,
Ana Conde, Gerard Sabenya, Mònica Rodríguez, Verònica Postils, Josep M. Luis, M. Mar Díaz-Requejo, Miquel Costas, Pedro J. Pérez,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6530–6534.
- Homogeneous Metal-Based Catalysis in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide as Reaction Medium,
Andrea Olmos, Gregorio Asensio, Pedro J. Pérez,
ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 4265–4280.
- Regioselective Formation of 2,5-Disubstituted Oxazoles Via Copper(I)-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of Acyl Azides and 1-Alkynes,
Israel Cano, Eleuterio Álvarez, M. Carmen Nicasio, Pedro J. Pérez,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 191–193.
- A Valuable, Inexpensive CuI/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalyst for the Selective Diboration of Styrene,
Vanesa Lillo, Manuel R. Fructos, Jesús Ramírez, Ataualpa A. C. Braga, Feliu Maseras, M. Mar Díaz-Requejo, Pedro J. Pérez, Elena Fernández,
Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 2614–2621.
- Facile Amine Formation by Intermolecular Catalytic Amidation of Carbon−Hydrogen Bonds,
Manuel R. Fructos, Swiatoslaw Trofimenko, M. Mar Díaz-Requejo, Pedro J. Pérez,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 11784–11791.
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