Ramon Rios Torres

Prof. Ramon Rios Torres

University of Southampton, UK 



2000  Philosophical Degree in Organic Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona

1997  Master Degree in Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona

1996  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona

Publications (Selected)

  1. "Alkylation of oxazolones and related heterocycles via a SN1 reaction" A.-N. R. Alba, T. Calbet, M. Font-Bardía, A. Moyano, R. Rios*. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, DOI:10.1002/ejoc.201100046.
  2. "Highly stereoselective synthesis of spiropyrazolones" A. Zea, A.-N. R. Alba, G. Valero, T. Calbet, M. Font-Bardía, A. Moyano, R. Rios*. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 1318.
  3. "Enantioselective Organocatalytic Synthesis of 5 and 6 Heterocycles" J. Vesely*, R. Rios*. Current Organic Chemistry 2011, Accepted.
  4. "Oxazolones in Organocatalysis, New Tricks for an Old Reagent" A.-N. R. Alba, R. Rios*. Chem. Asian J. 2011, DOI: 10.1002/asia.201000636.
  5. "Enantioselective Organocatalytic Synthesis of Fluorinated Molecules" G. Valero, X. Companyó, R. Rios*. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 2018-2037.
  6. "Organocatalytic synthesis of spiro compounds via a cascade Michael-Michael-Aldol reaction" X. Companyó, A. Zea, A.-N. R. Alba, A. Mazzanti, A. Moyano and R. Rios*. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 6953-6955.
  7. "Asymmetric Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Azlactones to cis-1,2-Bis(phenylsulfonyl)ethene. A Simple Entry to Quaternary alpha-Amino Acids" G. Valero, N. Bravo, A.-N. R. Alba, X. Companyó, A. Moyano*, R. Rios*. New J. Chem 2010, 34, 1816-1819.
  8. "Searching for Untrodden Paths in the Organocatalysis Territory" G. Valero, N. Bravo, A.-N. R. Alba, X. Companyó, A. Moyano*, R. Rios*. Synlett 2010, 1883-1908.
  9. "Highly enantioselective addition of 1-fluoro-1-nitro(phenylsulfonyl)methane to alpha-beta-unsaturated aldehydes" Martin Kamlar, Natalia Bravo, Andrea-Nekane R. Alba, Simona Hybelbauerová, Ivana Císařová, Jan Vesely*, Albert Moyano*, R. Rios* Eur. JOC 2010, 5464-5470.
  10. "Bifunctional thiourea-catalyzed asymmetric addition of anthrones to maleimides" A. Zea, G. Valero, A.-N. R. Alba, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Adv. Synth. Catal., 2010, 352, 1102-1106.
  11. "Enantioselective organocatalytic addition of azlactones to maleimides: A highly stereocontrolled entry to 2,2-disubstituted-2H-oxazol-5-ones" A.-N. R. Alba, G. Valero, T. Calvet, M. Font-Bardia, A. Moyano*, R. Rios*. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 9884-9889.
  12. "Sulfones: New reagents in Organocatalysis" A.-N. R. Alba, X. Companyó, R. Rios*. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 2018-2033.
  13. “Highly enantioselective organocatalytic synthesis of quaternary alpha, alpha-amino acids”. A.-N. R. Alba, X. Companyó, G. Valero, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 5354-5361.
  14. “Substrate-dependent nonlinear effects in proline-thiourea catalyzed aldol reactions. Unraveling the role of the thiourea co-catalyst”. N. El-Hamdouni, X. Companyó, R. Rios*, A. Moyano*. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 1142-1148.
  15. “Improving Organocatalysts via supramolecular interactions”. X. Companyó, M. Viciano, R. Rios. Mini Reviews in Organic Chemistry 2010, 1-7.
  16. “Highly Z- and Enantioselective Ring-Opening/Cross-Metathesis and Z-Selective Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization”. A. Córdova, R. Rios. Angew. Chem. 2009, 48, 8827-8831.
  17. “Asymmetric Organocatalytic Cyclopropanation. Highly Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Chiral Cyclopropanes with Quaternary Stereocenters”. X. Companyó, A.-N. Balaguer, F. Cárdenas, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 3075-3080.
  18. “A First Highly Regio- and Diastereoselective Oxazolone Addition to Nitrostyrenes”. A.-N. Balaguer, X. Companyó, T. Calvet, M. Font-Bardia, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 199-203.
  19. “A mild and convenient Synthesis of 4-Tosyl-2-oxazolines”. X. Companyó, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Letters in Organic Chemistry 2009, 293-296.
  20. “Highly enantioselective organocatalitic synthesis of piperidines. Formal synthesis of (-)-Paroxitene”. G. Valero, J. Schimer, I. Cisarova, J. Vesely, A. Moyano, R. Rios.Tetrahedron Letters 2009, 50, 1943-1946.
  21. “Highly Enantio- and Diastereoselective Organocatalytic Desymmetrization of Prochiral Cyclohexanones by Simple Direct Aldol Reaction Catalyzed by Proline”. X. Companyó, G. Valero, L. Crovetto, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 6556-6558.
  22. “Enantioselective addition of anthrones to alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehydes”. A.-N. Alba, N. Bravo, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Tetrahedron Letters 2009, 50, 3067-3069.
  23. 55- “Organocatalytic kinetic resolution of a planar-chiral ferrocenecarbaldehyde”. A.-N. Alba, P. Gomez-Sal, R. Rios, A. Moyano. Tetrahedron Asymmetry 2009, 20, 1314-1318.
  24. “Formal Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Addition of Fluoromethyl anion to alpha,beta-unsaturated Aldehydes”. A.-N. Alba, X. Companyó, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Chem Eur. J. 2009, 15, 7035-7038.
  25. “The Holy Grail of Organocatalysis achieved: Intermolecular alpha-Alkylation of aldehydes becomes true”. A.-N. Alba, M. Viciano, R. Rios. Chem. Cat. Chem. 2009, 1, 437-442.
  26. “Enantioselective addition of oxindoles to aliphatic alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehydes”. N. Bravo, I. Mon, X. Companyó, A.-N. Alba, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Tetrahedron Lett.2009, 50, 6432-6435.
  27. “Kinetic Resolution: A powerful tool for the synthesis of Planar-Chiral Ferrocenes Sulfones”. A.-N. R. Alba, R. Rios. Molecules 2009, 14, 4747-4757.
  28. “Three component, highly diastereoselective metal free synthesis of 2,3,4,5 tetrasubstituted pyrrolidines”. L. Crovetto, R. Rios. Synlett 2008, 12, 1840-1844. Highlighted in Synfacts (Synfacts; 10, 2008)
  29. “Enantioselective Organocatalityc Mannich Reactions of Ferrocenecarbaldehyde”. G. Valero, A.-N. Balaguer, A. Moyano, R. Rios. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 6559-6562.
  30. “Organocatalytic asymmetric 5-hidroxypyrrolidine synthesis: a highly enantioselective route to 3-substituted proline derivatives”. R. Rios, I. Ibrahem, J. Vesely, A. Cordova. Tetrahedron Letters 2007, 48, 8695-8699.