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Dr. Rubén Sánchez Obregón

Department of Organic Chemistry
National Autonomous University of Mexico


Dr. Sánchez Obregón made his bachelor studies (major in Chemistry) at the School of Chemistry, Iberoamerican University. His MSc and PhD studies were carried out at the School of Chemistry, UNAM. During his sabbatical year he was academic visitor at the School of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada, working in asymmetrical organic synthesis, with the group of Professor Alex G. Fallis. At present, he is Full Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry, UNAM. He has taken part in several national and international congresses and belongs to the Mexican Chemical Society.He belongs to the National Research System (Level I).

Research Interest

At present, the focus of research in our group refers mainly to the development and application of new methods in asymmetric organic synthesis, through employment of the sulfynil group as chiral inductor.


  • Alpízar CB, Díaz E, Sánchez-Obregón R, Barrios H, Sandoval C. Chiral Enzymatic Activity in Cell Cultures of Taxus Species. Journal of the Mexican Chemical Society. 2012 Dec;56(4):384-8.

  • Sánchez-Obregón R, Ortiz B, Mastranzo VM, Yuste F, Ruano JL. Short stereoselective synthesis of (+)-crispine A via an N-sulfinyl Pictet–Spengler reaction. Tetrahedron Letters. 2013 Apr 3;54(14):1893-6.

  • Yuste F, Sánchez-Obregón R, Díaz E, García-Carrillo MA. Enantiodifferentiation of the antitumor alkaloid crispine A using the NMR chiral solvating agents (R)-and (S)-BINOL. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 2014 Feb 15;25(3):224-8.

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