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

250. "Asymmetric Synthesis of Fluorinated Monoterpenic Alkaloid Derivatives from Chiral Fluoroalkyl Aldimines via the Pauson-Khand Reaction"

Alberto Llobat, Daniel M. Sedgwick, Albert Cabré, Raquel Román, Natalia Mateu, Jorge Escorihuela, Mercedes Medio Simón, Vadim Soloshonok, Jianlin Han, Antoni Riera, Santos Fustero 

Adv.  Synth. Catal. 2020362, accepted.

249. "The Fluoro-Pauson-Khand Reaction in the Synthesis of Enantioenriched Nitrogenated Bicycles Bearing a Quaternary C-F Stereogenic Center"

Alberto Llobat, Raquel Román, Natalia Mateu, Daniel M. Sedgwick, Pablo Barrio, Mercedes Medio Simón, Santos Fustero 

Org. Lett.  2019, 21, 7294-7297.

248. " Synthesis of polyfluoroalkyl sp2-iminosugar glycolipids and evaluation of their immunomodulatory properties toward anti-tumor, antileishmanial and anti-inflammatory therapies"

Elena M. Sanchez-Fernandez, Mª Isabel García-Moreno, Ana I. Arroba, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado, Jose M. padrón, Raquel García Hernandez, Francisco Gamarro, Santos Fustero, Jose Emilio Sanchez-Aparicio, Laura Masgrau, Jose Manuel Garcia Fernandez, Carmen Ortiz Mellet.

Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2019, 182, 111604.

247. "Fluorinate enynes: Synthesis and Reactivity"

Fustero Lardies, Santos 

24th Winter Fluorine Conference, American Chemical Society, Division of Fluorine Chemistry, Clearwater Beach, FL., United States  January 13-18 (2019) WFC-68, 

246. "Strategies for the Synthesis of simple mono- and trifluoromethylated scaffolds"

Fustero Lardies, Santos 

Abstracts of papers, 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL, United States, Mar.31- Apr. 4, 2019 (2019). FLUO 0012

245. "Asymmetric Synthesis of Polycyclic 3-Fluoroalkylproline derivatives by Intramolecular Azomethine Ylide Cycloaddition"

Fernando Rabasa-Alcañiz, Danilo Hammerl, Anabel Sánchez-Merino, Tomás Tejero, Pedro Merino, Santos Fustero, Carlos Del Pozo 

Org. Chem. Front. 20196 (16), 2916-2923 (DOI: 10.1039/c9qo00525k).

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Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies


Eli Lilly and Company




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