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Dr. Susana Porcel García

Department of Organic Chemistry
National Autonomous University of Mexico


Dr. Susana Porcel García received her B.Sc. in Chemistry at the Universtity of Granada (Spain) in 2001. After a predoctoral stay (2001-2003) in the “Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles” (Gif-Sur-Yvette, France) with Dr. S. Arseniyadis she returned to Spain and completed her Ph.D. in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. A. M. Echavarren. She pursued postdoctoral studies (2007-2010) at the “Laboratoire de Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée” (Universtiy of Toulouse, France) in the group of Dr. D. Bourissou. Then she moved to Mexico, and after a brief postdoctoral stay with Dr. E. Juaristi (CINVESTAV-IPN, México, D. F.) she joined the Institute of Chemistry at UNAM in september 2010 as an associate researcher.

Research Interest

Her research interests focus on the development of new transition metals catalytic reactions with application in organic synthesis. These include the design of new catalysts and the study of the mechanism involved in the processes.


  • Campaña AG, Bazdi B, Fuentes N, Robles R, Cuerva JM, Oltra JE, Porcel S, Echavarren AM. Divergent Titanium‐Mediated Allylations with Modulation by Nickel or Palladium. Angewandte Chemie. 2008 Sep 15;120(39):7625-9.

  • Porcel S, Bouhadir G, Saffon N, Maron L, Bourissou D. Reaction of Singlet Dioxygen with Phosphine–Borane Derivatives: From Transient Phosphine Peroxides to Crystalline Peroxoboronates. Angewandte Chemie. 2010 Aug 16;122(35):6322-5.

  • Baslé O, Porcel S, Ladeira S, Bouhadir G, Bourissou D. Phosphine-boronates: efficient bifunctional organocatalysts for Michael addition. Chemical Communications. 2012;48(37):4495-7.

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