Santos Fustero was born in Aínsa, Spain, in 1949. He studied Chemistry at the University of Zaragoza, where he obtained his Licenciatura (equivalent to a B.Sc. degree) in Chemistry in 1972. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1975 from the same University, working in the field of heterocyclic chemistry under the supervision of Prof J. Barluenga and Prof V. Gotor.

He spent two years as a post-doctoral research associate at Prof H. Lehmkuhl’s laboratory at Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, researching organometallic chemistry.

In 1983, he became Associate Professor at University of Oviedo, Spain, and in 1990, he was promoted to Full Professor in Organic Chemistry at University of Valencia.

In 2005, he also became research group leader at Centro de Investigación “Príncipe Felipe” (CIPF) in Valencia. His research interests include organofluorine and medicinal chemistry, fluorous synthesis, organocatalysis and new reaction methodologies.

Latest Publications

234. " Recent Advances in the Synthesis of functionalised monofluorinated compounds"
Santos Fustero, Daniel M. Sedgwick, Raquel Román,  Pablo Barrio.
Chem. Commun. 201854, 9706-9725 DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05181.J

233. " Dual Role of Vinyl Sulfonamides as N-Nucleophiles and Michael Acceptors in the Enantioselective Synthesis of Bicyclic δ-Sultams"

Cristina Mulet, Marcos Escolano, Sebastián Llopis, Sergio Sanz, Carmen Ramírez de Arellano, María Sánchez-Roselló, Santos Fustero, Carlos Del Pozo. Adv. Synth. & Catal. 2018360 (15), 2885-2893.  VIP article DOI.10.1002/adsc.201800548  

232. " Biorelevant fluorine-containing N-heterocycles"
Daniel M. Sedgwick, Raquel Román, Pablo Barrio, Andrés A. Trabanco, Santos Fustero. Fluorine in Life Sciences: Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Diagnostics, and Agrochemicals 2018, Elsevier, Ed  G. Haufe & F Leroux  Academic Press (AP) Chapter 16 pp 575-599. Book Chapter ISBN: 978-0-12-812733-9        

231. " Metal-Free and User-Friendly Regioselective Hydroxyfluorination of Olefins"
Daniel M. Sedgwick, Inés López, Raquel Román, Nanako Kobayashi, Otome E. Okoromoba, Bo, Xu, Gerald B. Hammond, Pablo Barrio, Santos Fustero.
Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 2238-2241.

230. "A de novo synthetic access route to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives"

Renáta A. Ábrahámi, Santos Fustero, Ferenc Fülöp, Lorand Kiss.
Synlett 2018, 29, 2066-2070 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1609494 selected for inclusion in Synform (Synform 2017/11, A175-A177)

229. "Fluorine-containing functionalized cyclopentene scaffolds through ring contraction and deoxofluorination of various substituted cyclohexenes"

Attila Mário Remete, Melinda Noon, Santos Fustero, Matti Haukka,Ferenc Fülöp, Lorand Kiss.
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 3735-3742.

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