Prof. Miquel A. Pericàs


Group Leader:

Miquel A. Pericàs

Administrative Support:

Sorania Jiménez / Sara Garcia

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Pedro Alonso (until March) / Santiago Cañellas (until June) / Parijat Borah / Mauro Fianchini


PhD Students:

Lluís Llorens (until October) / Marco M. Mastandrea / Junshan Lai / Nicola Zanda

Laboratory Engineer:

Patricia Llanes

Visiting Students:

Carla Sappino (until February) / Stefania Perulli (since October)


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. For its pioneering work, the group is recognized as one of the leaders in the field. Its current objectives involve the development of commercial solutions for the application of catalytic methodologies in continuous flow to production.



‘Anion–π Interactions in Light‐Induced Reactions: Role in the Amidation of (Hetero)aromatic Systems with Activated N‐Aryloxyamides’
Buglioni, L.; Mastandrea, M. M.; Frontera, A.; Pericàs, M. A.
Chem.: Eur. J 2019, 25 (50), 11785-11790

‘Reusable shuttles for exchangeable functional cargos: Reversibly assembled, magnetically powered organocatalysts for asymmetric aldol reactions’
Mendoza, C.; la Croix, A.; Riente, P.; Llorens, L.; de Mendoza, J.; Pericàs, M. A.
Tetrahedron 2019, 75 (42), 130592

‘Multigram-Scale Flow Synthesis of the Chiral Key Intermediate of (–)-Paroxetine Enabled by Solvent-Free Heterogeneous Organocatalysis’
Ötvös, S. B.; Pericas, M. A; Kappe, C. O.
Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 11141-11146


‘Diastereodivergent Enantioselective [8 + 2] Annulation of Tropones and Enals Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes’
Wang, S.; Rodríguez-Escrich, C.; Fianchini, M.; Maseras, F.; Pericàs, M. A.
Org. Lett. 2019, 21 (9), 3187-3192

‘Catalytic Enantioselective Flow Processes with Solid-Supported Chiral Catalysts’
Rodríguez-Escrich, C.; Pericàs, M.A.
Chem Rec. 2019, 19 (9), 1872-1890



Flow-chemistry to discover Nivel abtibiotics against multi-drug resistant bacteria

Ministerio| Ref: EIN2019-103513

Sistemas de flujo continuo inteligente utilizando catalizadores impresos en 3D

Ministerio| Ref: CTQ2017-92773-EXP

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

MSCA ITN | Ref: 766058 Project Website

Desarrollo de Procesos en Flujo Continuo para la Indústria Químico Farmacéutica

Ministerio | Ref: RTC-2016-5807-1 

Sistemas Catalíticos inmovilizados robustos para la producción sostenible de productos químicos de alto valor añadido

Ministerio | Ref: CTQ2015-69136-R

Theses Supervised

Lluís Llorens
October 28, 2019
Universitat de Barcelona
“Preparation of Cucurbiturils (Cbs) Immobilized on Iron Oxide Magnetic Nanoparticles (Mnps) for Application in Selective Complexation and Catalysis”


Miquel A. Pericàs honoured by the Real Sociedad Española de Química