Dr. Marcos G. Suero


Group Leader:

Marcos García Suero

Administrative Support:

Mª José Gutiérrez / Núria Planella

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Zhaofeng Wang (until April) / Liyin Jiang / Hangfei Tu (since December)

PhD Students:

Ana Garcia Herraiz (until September) / Pau Sarró

Summer Fellow:

Pol Mestres


The main objective of Dr. Suero is to catalytically generate reactive carbon species not yet explored and study their behavior towards carbon-hydrogen bonds. His goal is to discover new rules of reactivity of carbon, not only for the design and discovery of new chemical reactions, but also for its use to build molecular complexity. The group has been a pioneer in the catalytic generation of diazomethyl radicals as direct equivalents of monovalent carbine species. This discovery clearly revealed the radical dual carbohydrate behavior of the carbins, and allowed the design of different disconnection strategies for the construction of chiral centers.



‘Catalytic cleavage of C(sp2)-C(sp2) bonds with Rh-carbynoids’
Wang, Z.; Jiang, L.; Sarró, P.; Suero, M. G.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (39), 15509−15514

‘A transition-metal-free & diazo-free styrene cyclopropanation’
Herraiz, A. G.; Suero, M. G.
Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 9374-9379

‘New Alkene Cyclopropanation Reactions Enabled by Photoredox Catalysis via Radical Carbenoids’
Herraiz, A. G.; Suero, M. G.
Synthesis 2019, 51 (14), 2821-2828



New Carbon Reactivity Rules
Ministerio | Ref: BES-2017-080163

Nuevos conceptos para la activación asimétrica de pequeñas moléculas a través de catalysis fotoredox y metálica
Ministerio | Ref: CTQ2016-75311-P

C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis
COST-European Cooperation in Science and Technology | Ref: EU Cost Action 15106 Web page

ICIQ Starting Career Programme
CELLEX-ICIQ, Ministerio, Severo Ochoa | Ref: ICIQ-SCP


Theses Supervised

Ana G. Herraiz
September 20th, 2019
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
‘New Carbon Reactivity Rules with Radical Carbenoids and Carbyne Equivalents Enabled by Photoredox Catalysis’



ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Marcos García Suero

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but this reaction edits skeletons