Prof. Miquel A. Pericàs


Group Leader:

Miquel A. Pericàs

Administrative Support:

Sorania Jiménez / Sara Garcia

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Parijat Borah / Mauro Fianchini / Leijie Zhou / Moreshwar B. Chaudhari / Marco M. Mastandrea


PhD Students:

Marco M. Mastandrea (until Nov.) / Junshan Lai (until Nov.) / Nicola Zanda

Laboratory Engineer:

Patricia Llanes

Laboratory Technician in Training:

Cong Cheng (Sep.-Nov.)

Master Student:

Stefania Perulli


The group of Prof. Pericàs participates in an extensive research programme aimed at developing a complete set of catalysts immobilized in polymers and magnetic nanoparticles with optimal characteristics in terms of catalytic activity, stereoselectivity and life cycle. The final objective is the development of continuous flow versions of the most relevant catalytic and enantioselective organic synthesis processes, contributing to a more sustainable practice of chemical synthesis. In addition, the group pays attention to the discovery of new catalytic processes with synthetic interest promoted by light.​


Development of Immobilized SPINOL-Derived Chiral Phosphoric Acids for Catalytic Continuous Flow Processes. Use in the Catalytic Desymmetrization of 3,3-Disubstituted Oxetanes
Lai, J.; Fianchini, M.; Pericàs, M. A.
ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 14971-14983

Separating Enthalpic, Configurational and Solvation Entropic Components in Host-Guest Binding. Application to Cucurbit[7]uril Complexes through a Full In Silico Approach via Water Nanodroplets
Fianchini, M.; Llorens, L.; Pericàs, M. A.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 10486-10499

Assessing the Recyclability of Supramolecularly Assembled Organocatalytic Species: A Theoretical Insight
Llorens, L.; Llanes, P.; Fianchini, M.; Pericàs, M. A.
Isr. J. Chem. 2020, 60, 475-484


Manganese/Copper Co-catalyzed Electrochemical Wacker–Tsuji-Type Oxidation of Aryl-Substituted Alkenes
Lai, J.; Pericàs, M. A.
Org. Lett. 2020, 22 (18), 7338–7342

Continuous Flow Preparation of Enantiomerically Pure BINOL(s) by Acylative Kinetic Resolution
Lai, J.; Neyyappadath, R. M.; Smith, A. D.; Pericàs, M. A.
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020, 362, 1370-1377

Evolution of phosphorus–thioether ligands for asymmetric catalysis
Margalef, J.; Pàmies, O.; Pericàs, M. A.; Diéguez, M.
Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 10795-10808

Telescoped Continuous Flow Synthesis of Optically Active γ-Nitrobutyric Acids as Key Intermediates of Baclofen, Phenibut, and Fluorophenibut
Ötvös, S. B.; Llanes, P.; Pericàs, M. A.; Kappe, C. O.
Org. Lett. 2020, 22 (20), 8122–8126

Decarboxylative Hydroalkylation of Alkynes via Dual Copper-Photoredox Catalysis
Mastandrea, M. M.; Cañellas, S.; Caldentey, X.; Pericàs, M. A.
ACS Catal. 2020, 10 (11), 6402–6408

Unlocking the potential of late-stage functionalisation: An accurate and fully automated method for the rapid characterisation of multiple regioisomeric products
Richardson, J.; Sharman, G. J.; Cañellas, S.; Gomez, J. E.; Martínez-Olid, F.
React. Chem. Eng. 2020, 5, 779-792


Tecnologías Químicas para la Valorización de Residuos Industriales en los Pirineos

Collaborative Projects | Ref: EFA308/19 Web page

Contributions to Catalysis towards Sustainable Chemical Production

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación | Ref: PID2019-109236RB-I00

Enabling Technologies and Drug Discovery: Continuous Flow Processes to Discover Novel Antiviral Inhibitors

MSCA ITN | Ref: 766058 Project Website

Flow-chemistry to discover Novel antibiotics against multi-drug resistant bacteria

Ministerio| Ref: EIN2019-103513

Grup de Recerca en Sistemes Catalítics Modulars

AGAUR | Ref: 2017SGR1139


Theses Supervised

Junshan Lai
November 11th, 2020
Universitat de Barcelona
“Immobilization of 2,4-cis-Diarylprolinol Silyl Ethers, Isothioureas, SPINOL-Derived Phosphoric Acids and Their Application in the Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis in Batch and Flow”

Marco Mastandrea
November 18th, 2020
Universitat de Barcelona
“Harnessing Visible Light for the Development of Novel Synthetic Strategies”

Anastasia Tkacheva
December 14th, 2020
Universitat de Barcelona
“Complex Anionic Halide Reagents as a Novel Useful Compound Class for Direct C-H Functionalizations: Studies Towards Aromatic Amination Reactions”



Miquel A. Pericàs new member of the Reial Acadèmia de  Ciència i Arts de Barcelona