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Group members

Current group members

Peter Dinér

Associate Professor

 
Current members  

Chao Zhou

Postdoctoral fellow

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Chao Zhou received his Ph.D. at Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) working in the Lab of Supramolecular Photochemistry with Photocatalytic Organic Synthesis. HIs research interest is:

▸ Visible Light Catalysis
▸ Electrocatalysis
▸ Transition-metal Catalysis

Giampiero Proetti

Ph. D. student

 

Julius Kuzmin

Master student

 
   

Former members

 
Ph. D.  

Björn Blomkvist

Ph. D.

Björn Blomkvist is working on the development of Brønsted catalysis for sulfinylamides, acylhydrazones and sulfonamides.

Publications:

Stereoselective Synthesis of Unnatural α-Amino Acids through Photoredox Catalysis A. Shatskiy, A. Axelsson, B. Blomkvist, J.-Q. Liu P. Dinér, M. Kärkäs, 2020, ChemRxiv. Preprint.

Mild and Rapid Aniline/HBF4•DEE-Catalysed Formation of Sulfinyl Imines B. Blomkvist and P. Dinér, " ChemistrySelect, 2019, vol. 4, no. 25, pp. 7431-7436.

Student-Driven Development of Greener Chemistry in Undergraduate Teaching: Synthesis of Lidocaine Revisited ," P. Josephson, V. Nykvist, W. Qasim, B. Blomkvist,* P. Dinér*, J. Chem. Educ., 2019, 96, 7, 1389-1394.

HBF4 • DEE-catalyzed formation of sulfinyl imines : Synthesis and mechanistic studies , B. Blomkvist and P. Dinér, Tetrahedron Letters, 2018 vol. 59, no. 13, pp. 1249-1253.

  Chiral sulfinamides as highly enantioselective organocatalysts ; P. Dinér*, A. Sadhukhan, B. Blomkvist, ChemCatChem, 2014, 6, 3063

Laura Mesas Sanchez

PhD

Laura Mesas Sánchez worked kinetic resolutions of racemic alcohols using a ferrocene-based DMAP catalyst. She defended her thesis 2014 (28 Nov) entitled "Organocatalytic Acylation for the kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols – Synthetic Applications and mechanistic studies" .

Laura is currently working at Bioworks in Uppsala, Sweden.

Publications: 

a) A. E. Díaz-Álvarez, L- Mesas-Sánchez, P. Dinér*, Molecules, 2014, 9(19), 14273. b) L. Mesas-Sánchez, A. E. Díaz-Álvarez, P. Koukal, P. Dinér*, Tetrahedron, 2014, 70(24), 3807-3811. c) L. Mesas-Sánchez, Alba E. Díaz-Álvarez, P. Dinér*, Tetrahedron, 2013, 69(2), 753-757. d) A. E. Díaz-Álvarez, L. Mesas-Sánchez, P. Dinér* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52(2), 502-504.

 
Post-doctoral fellows  

Anton Axelsson

Post-doctoral fellow

Anton joined the group in spring 2020 and is working with chiral foto-redox chemistry. Anton received his Ph.D. from Chalmers Universiity of Technology under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Henrik Sundén. In 2021, Anton started a new position at Sprint Bioscience.

Publication at KTH:

Stereoselective Synthesis of Unnatural α-Amino Acids through Photoredox Catalysis A. Shatskiy, A. Axelsson, B. Blomkvist, J.-Q. Liu P. Dinér, M. Kärkäs, 2020, ChemRxiv,  Preprint.

Prathap Jeya Kaniraj

Post-doctoral fellow

Dr. Prathap Jeya Kaniraj is a post-doctoral fellow working on nickel-based catalysts on nanocellulose. During his Ph. D. studies, he worked on enantioselective synthesis using different transition metal catalyst at the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI, India). He has also a post-doctoral experience from the TECHNION-Israel Institute of Technology in the group of Prof. Galiya Maayan.

Publication: Catalytic Reductions and Tandem Reactions of Nitro Compounds Using in Situ Prepared Nickel Boride Catalyst in Nanocellulose Solution Kaniraj Jeya Prathap, Qiong Wu, Richard T. Olsson, and Peter Dinér*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19 (18), 4746–4749.

Tamal Roy

Post-doctoral fellow

Tamal Roy is working on the development of new nucleophilic catalysts for enantioselective synthesis. He is currently working at medicinal Chemistry in Uppsala University, 2015-2016.

Arghya Sadhukhan

Post-doctoral fellow

Arghya Sadhukhan is working on the development of new nucleophilic catalysts for enantioselective synthesis, 2014-2015.

Publications:  Chiral sulfinamides as highly enantioselective organocatalysts

P. Dinér*, A. Sadhukhan, B. Blomkvist, ChemCatChem, 2014, 6, 3063.

Alba Estrella Diaz-Alvarez

Post-doctoral fellow

Alba Estrella Díaz Álvarez worked on the synthesis of highly functionalized ferrocenes. Her work aimed toward the development of synthetic ion channels and application of ferrocenes within catalysis, 2011-2013.

Publications: a) A. E. Díaz-Álvarez, L- Mesas-Sánchez, P. Dinér*, Molecules, 2014, 9(19), 14273. b) L. Mesas-Sánchez, A. E. Díaz-Álvarez, P. Koukal, P. Dinér*, Tetrahedron, 2014, 70(24), 3807-3811. c) L. Mesas-Sánchez, Alba E. Díaz-Álvarez, P. Dinér*, Tetrahedron, 2013, 69(2), 753-757. d) A. E. Díaz-Álvarez, L. Mesas-Sánchez, P. Dinér* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52(2), 502-504.

Students  

Philip Josephson

B. Sc. student

Phill performed his B. Sc. project regarding green synthesis of Lidocaine. Student-Driven Development of Greener Chemistry in Undergraduate Teaching: Synthesis of Lidocaine Revisited P. Josephson, V. Nykvist, W. Qasim, B. Blomkvist,* P. Dinér*, J. Chem. Educ., 2019, 96, 7, 1389-1394.

Viktor Nykvist

B. Sc. student

 Viktor performed his B. Sc. project regarding green synthesis of Lidocaine. Student-Driven Development of Greener Chemistry in Undergraduate Teaching: Synthesis of Lidocaine Revisited P. Josephson, V. Nykvist, W. Qasim, B. Blomkvist,* P. Dinér*, J. Chem. Educ., 2019, 96, 7, 1389-1394.

Wafa Qasim

B. Sc. student

 Wafa performed her B. Sc. project regarding green synthesis of Lidocaine. Student-Driven Development of Greener Chemistry in Undergraduate Teaching: Synthesis of Lidocaine Revisited P. Josephson, V. Nykvist, W. Qasim, B. Blomkvist,* P. Dinér*, J. Chem. Educ., 2019, 96, 7, 1389-1394.

Ágnes Lakó

Master student

Ágnes Lakó is aErasmus student an a master student from Engineering in Pharmaceutical Industry from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. Ágnes is working on nickel catalyzed, ligand-free cross-couplings, 2017.

George Lasisi

Erasmus intern

George Lasisi from HAN University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen) is working on the nickel boride catalyzed reduction of organic compounds, 2017.

Stephan Majoor

Erasmus intern

Stephan Majoor from HAN University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen) is working on the development of new organocatalysts for enantioselective synthesis, 2016-2017.

Guillermo Maassen

Erasmus intern

Guillermo Maassen from HAN University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen) worked on the development of new organocatalysts for enantioselective synthesis, 2016.

Koen Bussink

Erasmus intern

Koen Bussink from HAN University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen) worked on the development of new organocatalysts for enantioselective synthesis, 2015-2016.

Sebastian Kitzig

Master student

Sebastian Kitzig performed both his B. Sc. and M. Sc. (2012-2013) in my group and he was working on the synthesisof new inhibitors for the p38-kinase based on the azobenzene scaffold.

Sebastian started his Ph. D. studies in Berlin (2013).

Mattias Göransson

Bachelor student

Mattias Göransson performed his B. Sc. (2012) and synthesized a library of β-hydroxy-β-arylpropionates.

Jia-Fei Poon

Master student

Jia-Fei Poon performed both his B. Sc. and M. Sc. (2010-2011) synthesized new inhibitors for the p38-kinase based on the stilbene scaffold. Jia-Fei is currently working as a Ph. D. student in Prof. Lars Engman's group at Uppsala university.

Publications:  Azastilbenes: A cut off to p38 MAPK inhibitors

J. Poon, J.-P. Alao, P. Sunnerhagen, P. Dinér*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11 (27), 4526-4536.

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