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

226. “Asymmetric Vinylogous Mannich-Type Addition α,α-Dicyanoalikenes to α-Fluoroalkyl Sulfinyl Imines” 
Álvaro Sanz-Vidal,  Javier Torres, Vadim A. Soloshonok, Yi Zhu, Jianlin Han, Santos Fustero, Carlos del Pozo.
Adv. Synth. & Catal 2017, 00, 0000, accepted for publication.

225. “Fluorination of some highly functionalized cycloalkanes: chemoselectivity and substrate dependence" 
Attila Mário Remete, Melinda Nonn, Santos Fustero, Matti Haukka, Ferenc Fülöp, Lorand Kiss
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017, 13, 2364-2371.

224. “Organocatalytic Enantioselective Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl-Containing Tetralin Derivatives by Sequential (Hetero)Michael Reaction-Intramolecular Nitrone Cycloaddition” 
Fernando Rabasa-Alcañíz, Javier Torres, María Sánchez-Roselló, Tomás Tejero, Pedro Merino, Santos Fustero, Carlos del Pozo.
Adv. Synth. & Catal 2017, 359(21), 3752-3764.

223. “Regio-specific synthesis of new 1-(tert-butyl)-1H-pyrazolecarboxamide derivatives” 
Santiago Matias Ruatta, Marcelo César Murguia, Carmen Ramírez de Arellano,  Santos Fustero
Tetrahedron Letters  2017, 58, 2441-2444.

222. “An Insight into Substrate-Dependent Fluorination of some Highly Substituted Alicyclic Scaffolds” 
Loránd Kiss, Agnes Petrovszki, Csaba Vass, Melinda Noon, Reijo Sillanpää, Matti Haukka, Santos Fustero, Ferenc Fülöp 
ChemistrySelect  2017, 2, 3049-3052

221. “Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Benzodiazines” 
Thomas Mathew, Attila Papp, Farzaneh Paknia, Santos Fustero, G. K. Surya Prakash
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 3060-3094.

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