Anton Vidal


Anton VidalProf. Anton Vidal

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Spain
Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)

Title of the lecture: Efficient ligand platforms from our group for the stereoselective formation of C-H, C-B and C-C bonds

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Anton Vidal graduated in Chemical Engineering at the “Institut Químic de Sarrià” in 1987 and completed his PhD on the synthesis of new heterocycles at the same institution in 1992 with Prof. P. Victory. Throughout the two post-doctoral appointments that followed (at the University of Cambridge 1993-1994 with Prof. J.K.M. Sanders and the University of Barcelona 1995-1999 with Prof. M.A. Pericàs) he studied topical and diverse areas of chemistry such as Molecular Recognition, Supramolecular Chemistry and aspects of Enantioselective Catalysis. He had the opportunity to complement his academic background with the industrial experience gained during his tenure in a number of research departments at Bayer-AG (Leverkusen 1999 – 2003). Following the appointment as ICREA Research Professor (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) he started his independent research activities as a Group Leader at the ICIQ in September 2003. The ultimate aim of his research activities is the design and development of efficient and sustainable catalytic tools in asymmetric synthesis. The strategy to achieve these goals combines a modular design of the catalytic systems, the study of the molecular recognition processes that govern the catalytic event and the use of computational methods.


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