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Publications 2017-


  • Iridium(2+), triaqua[(1,2,3,4,5-η)-1,2,3,4,5-pentamethyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl]-, sulfate (1:1) (9CI, ACI)
    Saavedra, B.; Martín-Matute, B.
    e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 2024
    in press

  • Electrochemical Reduction of Alkenes over a Nickel Foam Guided by Life Cycle, Safety and Toxicological Assessments
    Tortajada Palmero, P. J.; Kärnman, T.; Martínez-Pardo, P.; Nilsson, C.; Holmquist, H.; Johansson, M.-J.; Martín-Matute, B. 
    ChemRxiv 2023, Cambridge: Cambridge Open Engage; 2023; This content is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed.
    DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-p4q71

  • Selective C–H Iodination of Weinreb Amides and Benzamides through Iridium Catalysis in Solution and under Mechanochemical Conditions
    Sanz-Marco, A.#; Saavedra, B.#; Erbing, E.; Malmberg, J.; Johansson, M.; Martín-Matute, B.*
    Organic Letters, 2024in press. Special Issue Industry-Academia Collaboration
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.3c03190

  • Chiral Trifluoromethylated Enamides: Synthesis and Applications
    Postole, A.;
    Martínez-Pardo, P.; García-Vázquez, V.; Martín-Matute, B.*
    Chem Catalysis20233, 100813. 
    DOI: 10.1016/j.checat.2023.100813
    Highlighted in the same issue: D. Weinzierl, M. Waser: Asymmetric syntheses of valuable trifluoromethylated enamides; Chem Catalysis 20233, 100829.

  • One-Step Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Amino-Functionalized Chromium(III) Terephthalate MIL-101-NH2
    Carretero-Cerdán, A.; Carrasco, S.; Sanz-Marco, A.;  Jaworski, A.; Martín-Matute, B.* 
    Materials Today Chemistry2023, 31, 101618.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2023.101618

  • Selective quantitative N-functionalization of unprotected α amino acids using NHC-Ir(III) 
    Saavedra, B.; Bermejo-López, A.; Raeder, M.; Martín-Matute, B.*
    Star Protocols 2023, 4, 10214
    DOI: 10.1016/j.xpro.2023.102147

  • Iron-Catalyzed Borylation of Propargylic Acetates for the Synthesis of Multisubstituted Allenyl boronates 
    Bermejo-López, A.; Kong, W.-J.;  Tortajada, Pedro. J.; Posevins, D.*; Martín-Matute, B.*; Bäckvall, J.-E.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2023, e202203130.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202203130

  • Selective and Quantitative Functionalization of Unprotected α-Amino Acids Using a Recyclable Homogeneous Catalyst
    Bermejo-López, A.; Raeder, M.; Martínez-Castro, E. Martín-Matute, B.*
    Chem 2022, 8, 3302-3323
    DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2022.08.017 

  • Synthesis of α,γ-Chiral Trifluoromethylated Amines through the Stereospecific Isomerization of α-Chiral Allylic Amines
    Garcia Vazquez, V; Martínez-Pardo, P.; Postole, A.; Inge, A.; Martín-Matute, B.*
    Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 3867–3871.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c01436

  • An Expedient Method for the Umpolung Coupling of Enols with Heteronucleophiles
    García-Vázquez, V.; Carretero Cerdán, A., Sanz-Marco, A.; Bomez-Bengoa, E.; Martín-Matute, B.*
    Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202201000.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202201000

  • Merging Directed C-H Activations with High-Throughput Experimentation: Development of Iridium-Catalyzed C-H Aminations Applicable to Late-Stage Functionalization
    Weis, E.; Johansson, M.; Korsgren, P.; Martin Matute, B.*; Johansson, M. J.*
    JACS Au, 2022, 2, 906–916.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.2c00039

  • Electrochemical Proton Reduction over a Nickel Foam for Z-Stereoselective Semihydrogenation/deuteration of Functionalized Alkynes
    Valiente, A.; Martínez-Pardo, P.#; Kaur, G.#; Johansson, J. M.; Martín-Matute, B.
    ChemSusChem, 2022, 15, e202102221.
    DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202102221

  • Cover Feature: Electrochemical Proton Reduction over a Nickel Foam for Z-Stereoselective Semihydrogenation/deuteration of Functionalized Alkynes
    Valiente, A.; Martínez-Pardo, P.#; Kaur, G.#; Johansson, J. M.; Martín-Matute, B.
    ChemSusChem, 2022,

  • Late-stage amination of drug-like benzoic acids: Access to anilines and drug conjugates via directed iridium-catalyzed C−H activation
    Weis, E.; Johansson, M. J.; Martín-Matute, B.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 18188-18200.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202103510

  • Selective Synthesis of Imines by Photooxidative Amine Cross-Condensation Catalyzed by PCN-222(Pd)"
    Bermejo-Lopez, A.; Carrasco, S.; Tortajada, P.;  Kopf, K.; Sanz-Marco, A.; Hvid, M. ; Lock, N.; Martin-Matute, B.
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 14405–14415.
    DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04389

  • Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering in Pharma
    Martín-Matute, B.; Meier, m. A. R.; Métro, T.-X., Koening, S. G.; Sneddon, H. F.; Sudarsanam, P.; Watts, P.
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 13395 - 13398.
    DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c06526

  • Iridium-Catalyzed C-H Methylation ad d3-Methylation of Benzoic Acids with Applications to Late-Stage Functionalizations
    Weis, E.; Hayes, M. A.; Johansson, M. J.; Martín-Matute, B.
    iScience 2021, 24, 102467.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102467

  • Unraveling the Mechanism of the Ir(III)-Catalyzed Regiospecific Synthesis of alpha-Chlorocarbonyl Compounds from Allylic Alcohols Man Li, M.; Sanz-Marco, A.; Martinez-Erro, S.;  García-Vázquez, V.; Mai B. K.; Fernández-Gallardo, J.; Himo, F.; Martín-Matute, B.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 14978 - 14986. Hot Paper
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002845

  • Ir(III)-Catalyzed Selective ortho-Monoiodination of Benzoic Acids with Unbiased C-H Bonds
    Weis, E.;  Johansson, M. J.; Martín-Matute, B.
    Chem. Eur. J. 202026, 10185 - 10190. Hot Paper
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.202002204 (Open access)
    This article also appears in: Hot Topic: C-H Activation
    Cover picture DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003296

  • Stereospecific Isomerization of Allylic Halides via Ion Pairs with Induced Non-Covalent Chirality
    Martinez-Erro, S.#; Garcia-Vazquez, V.#; Sanz-Marco, A.; Martín-Matute, B.
    Org. Lett. 2020, 22, 4123–4128.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.0c01200 (Open access)

  • An Umpolung Strategy to React Catalytic Enols with Nucleophiles
    Sanz-Marco, A.; Martinez-Erro, S.; Pauze, M.; Gomez-Bengoa, E.; Martín-Matute, B.

    Nature Commun. 2019, 10, 524450
    Top 50 most read Nature Communications articles in chemistry and materials sciences published in 2019
    DOI: doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13175-5 (Open Access)

  • Base-Catalyzed [1,n]-Proton Shifts in Conjugated Polyenyl Alcohols and Ethers
    Molleti, N.#; Martinez-Erro, S.#; Carretero Cerdan, A.; Sanz-Marco, A.; Gomez-Bengoa, E.; Martín-Matute, B.
    ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 9134-9139.
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02478 (Open Access)
  • A Fast and Robust Synthesis of Metalated PCN-222 and their Catalytic Performance in Cycloaddition Reactions with CO2
    Carrasco, S.; Sanz-Marco, A.; Martin-Matute, B.
    Organometallics 2019, 38, 3429-3435
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b0027 (Open access)
    Invited for the Special Issue "Organometallic Chemistry within Metal-Organic Frameworks"

  • Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalysts for Organic Synthesis: A Critical Perspective
    Pascanu, V.; González Miera, G.; Inge, A. K.; Martín-Matute, B.

    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 7223-7234.
    DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00733 (Open Access)

  • Aerobic Homocoupling of Arylboronic Acids Catalyzed by Regenerable Pd(II)@MIL-88B-NH2(Cr)
    Valiente, A.; Carrasco, S.; Sanz-Marco, A.; Tai, C.-W.; Bermejo Gómez, A.; Martín-Matute, B.
    ChemCatChem. 2019, 11, 3933–3939.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201900556 (Free Access)
    Invited for the special issue “Women of Catalysis”

  • Hydrazine-free Facile Synthesis of Palladium-Tetrakis(Triphenylphosphine)
    Carrasco, S.; Martín-Matute, B.
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 1951-1955.
    DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201900060

  • Nonclassical Mechanism in the Cyclodehydration of Diols Catalyzed by a Bifunctional Iridium Complex
    González Miera, G.#; Bermejo López, A.#; Martínez-Castro, E.; Nörrby, P.-O.; Martín-Matute, B.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 2631-2636.
    Hot Paper
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.20180546 (Open access)

  • Luminescence properties of a family of lanthanide metal-organic frameworks
    Abdelhamid, H. N.; Wilk-Kozubek, M.; El-Zohry, A. M.; Bermejo Gomez, A.; Valiente, A. Martin-Matute, B. Mudring, A.-V.; Zou, X.
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2019, 279, 400-406.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2019.01.024

  • Probing the Evolution of Palladium Species in Pd@MOF Catalysts during the Heck Coupling Reaction: An Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study
    Yuan, N.;# Pascanu, V.;# Huang, Z.; Valiente, A.; Heidenreich, N.; Leubner, S.; Inge, A. K.; Gaar, J.; Stock, N.; Persson, I.; Martín-Matute, B.; Zou, X.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 8206–8217.
    10.1021/jacs.8b03505 (Open access)

  • Selective Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Aliphatic Acyloins through Oxidation of Iridium Enolates
    Sanz-Marco, A.; Martinez-Erro, S; Martín-Matute, B.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 45, 11564-11567.
    DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803117 (Open access)

  • "Base- and Additive-Free Ir-Catalyzed ortho-Iodination of Benzoic Acids: Scope and Mechanistic Investigations
    Erbing, E.#; Sanz-Marco, A.#; Vázquez-Romero, A.; Malmberg, J.; Johansson, M.; Gómez-Bengoa, E.; Martín-Matute, B.
    ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 920–925
    DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02987
    (Open access)
    # Authors contributed equally

  • Synthesis of α-Iodoketones from Allylic Alcohols through Aerobic Oxidative Iodination
    Sanz-Marco, A.; Možina, S.; Iskra, J.; Martín-Matute, B.

    Adv. Synth. Catal. 2018, 360, 3884-3888
    DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201800661
  • Versatile Heterogeneous Palladium Catalysts for Diverse Carbonylation Reactions under Atmospheric CO Pressure
    M. Vico Solano, G. González Miera,  V. Pascanu, A. K. Inge and B. Martín-Matute*
    ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 1089-1095.
    DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201701439

  • Acceptorless Alcohol Dehydrogenation: OH vs NH Effect in Bifunctional NHC−Ir(III) Complexes
    Greco González Miera, Elisa Martínez-Castro, and Belén Martín-Matute
    Organometallics, 2018, 37, 636-644

    Invited to Special Issue: Organometallic Chemistry in Europe
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00220
    Open Access

  • Homogeneous water oxidation by half-sandwich iridium(III)NHC complexes with pendant hydroxy and amino groups
    B. Mahanti, G. González Miera, E. Martínez-Castro, M. Bedin; B. Martín-Matute, S. Ott, A. Thapper
    ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 4616–4623.
    DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201701370
    Open Access

  • 2,2-Diododimedone: a mild electrophilic iodinating agent for the selective synthesis of alpha-iodoketones from allylic alcohols
    Samuel Martinez-Erro,† Antonio Bermejo Gómez,† Ana Vázquez-Romero, Elis Erbing, and Belén Martín-Matute
    Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 9842-9845.
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC04823H (
    Open Access)

  • A water-stable lanthanide metal-organic framework for fluorimetric detection of ferric ions and tryptophan
    Hani Nasser Abdelhamid,* Antonio Bermejo Gómez, Belén Martín-Matute, Xiaodong Zou
    Microchim. Acta, 2017, 184, 3363–3371.
    DOI: 10.1007/s00604-017-2306-0 (Open access)

  • Topological Transformation of a Metal-Organic Framework Triggered by Ligand Exchange
    Greco González Miera, Antonio Bermejo Gómez, Peter J. Chupas, Belén Martín-Matute, Karena W. Chapman and Ana E. Platero-Prats
    Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 4576–4583.
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00149 (
    Open Access)


  • Catalyst Accessibility to Chemical Reductants in Metal-Organic Framework
    Souvik Roy, Vlad Pascanu, Sonja Pullen, Greco González-Miera, Belén Martín-Matute and Sascha Ott
    Chem. Commun. 201753, 3257-3260. 
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00022G (Open Access)