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"Multinuclear magnetic resonance for multichemical reactions" by Fernando López Ortíz (Mon, 11 December 2023)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following Periodical Lecture:

01 December 2023

Multinuclear magnetic resonance for multichemical reactions

by Fernando López Ortíz, 

University of Almería, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Almería, Spain

Monday, 11 December 2023
12 PM (coffee and cookies served at 11:45 AM)
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles.


The seminar will explore the potential of nuclear magnetic resonance of less-common nuclei as a means of monitoring synthetic processes and identifying alternative reaction pathways. In essence, the NMR tube will act as the reaction vessel. We will describe a range of in situ synthetic processes, wherein the 7Li, 89Y, and 183W nuclei play significant roles in characterising reactive intermediate species. The NMR investigations will be situated within the pertinent chemical context, encompassing applications in coordination chemistry, catalysis, molecular magnets and metallo-antibiotics.


F. López Ortiz graduated from the University of Oviedo in 1980 and obtained his Ph. D. in 1987 under the supervision of J. Barluenga and F. Palacios. He carried out a post-doctoral period in Germany from 1987 to 1989 as a Humboldt Scholar at the University of Siegen and at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim a.d. Ruhr in the research groups of Harald Günther and Reinhard Benn, respectively. In November 1989, he was appointed as a Professor Titular at the University of Oviedo. Later, in 1996, he obtained the Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Almería. His research focuses on organophosphorus compounds and multinuclear magnetic resonance studies. Research in synthesis involves the derivatisation of phosphazenes, phosphinamides and thiophosphinates using directed lithiation reactions to create P-stereogenic compounds and derivatives with potential for use as new ligands for catalysis, metalloantibiotics and scaffolds for the assembly of new chirogenic magnetic materials. In the field of NMR, the focus is on the elucidation of reaction mechanisms through the characterization of reactive organometallic intermediates using multinuclear methods. He has authored 155 peer-reviewed articles, 5 book chapters and secured 4 patents, in addition to supervising 20 doctoral theses. Subsequently, in 2016, the Specialised NMR Group (GERMN) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry awarded him the Bruker Prize.

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