Research group


Over the last years, the Pericàs laboratory at ICIQ has been engaged in a broad research program aimed at developing a complete toolkit of polymer-supported and magnetic nanoparticle-immobilized catalysts with optimized characteristics of catalytic activity, high induced stereoselectivity and extended life cycle.

The ultimate goal of this research has been the development of single-pass, catalytic and enantioselective flow versions of the most relevant processes for organic synthesis, contributing in this manner to a more sustainable practice of chemical synthesis. Our laboratory at ICIQ has been pioneer in this effort, being recognized as one of the leaders in the field.

Topics addressed

  • Supported organocatalysts and flow processes
  • Metal-catalyzed transformations and flow processes
  • Enantioselective homogeneous organo-catalysis


“Organocatalytic Enantioselective Continuous-Flow Cyclopropanation”
Org. Lett. 2016, 18,6292-6295.
P. Llanes, C. Rodríguez-Escrich, S. Sayalero, M. A. Pericàs

“Concentration Effect in the Asymmetric Michael Addition of Acetone to β-Nitrostyrenes Catalyzed by Primary Amine Thioureas”
Synthesis (Germany) 2016, 49, 319-325
Z.I. Günler, I. Alfonso, C. Jimeno, M.A. Pericàs

“Key Non-Metal Ingredients for Cu-catalyzed “Click” Reactions in Glycerol: Nanoparticles as Efficient Forwarders”
Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22,18247-18253
M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, P. Llanes, C. Pradel, M. A. Pericàs, M. Gómez