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Dr. Luis Demetrio Miranda

Department of Organic Chemistry
National Autonomous University of Mexico


Dr. Miranda obtained his B. Sc. degree in Chemisry, from the School of Chemistry of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico in 1994, and completed his doctoral dissertation in 2000 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). After a postdoctoral appointment with Professor Samir Z. Zard at Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette), he joined the faculty at the Instituto de Química UNAM, in 2001, and is now Full Researcher. He honored as a Member of the National Research System, level II.

Research Interest

Dr. Miranda focused on Design, development and synthetic applications of new methodologies using free radical reactions, Xantates used as source of free radicals, Free radicals addition on aromatic systems, Radical-oxidative reactions, Total synthesis of natural products, Multicomponent reactions, Synthesis oriented to structural diversity, Reactions employing diazocompounds.


  • López-Valdez G, Olguín-Uribe S, Millan-Ortíz A, Gamez-Montaño R, Miranda LD. Convenient access to isoindolinones via carbamoyl radical cyclization. Synthesis of cichorine and 4-hydroxyisoindolin-1-one natural products. Tetrahedron. 2011 Apr 8;67(14):2693-701.

  • El Kaïm L, Grimaud L, Le Goff XF, Menes-Arzate M, Miranda LD. Straightforward four-component access to spiroindolines. Chemical Communications. 2011;47(28):8145-7.

  • Cano-Herrera MA, Miranda LD. Expedient entry to the piperazinohydroisoquinoline ring system using a sequential Ugi/Pictet–Spengler/reductive methylation reaction protocol. Chemical Communications. 2011;47(38):10770-2.

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