Research group

Research abstract

The Muñiz group has continued the development of new synthetic methodology for advanced oxidative amination of organic molecules. For 2013, work in the area included the development of new reactivity within the palladium(II/IV) catalysis manifold as well as in the field of hypervalent iodine(III) reagents. With respect to the latter, the group has succeeded in the preparation and structural characterization of entirely new reagents of the type ArI[(NSO2R)2]2. These compounds provide unprecedented reactivity in a series of C-N instalment events.

Topics addressed

  • Palladium catalysis
  • Metal-free amination by hypervalent iodine chemistry


“A New Remote Control for Traceless meta-C-H Olefination of Phenols”
ChemCatChem. 2013, 5, 3502
C. Martínez, K. Muñiz

“Palladium Catalyzed Intermolecular Aminoacetoxylation of Alkenes and the Influence of PhI(OAc)2 on Aminopalladation Stereochemistry”
J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 6309
C. Martínez, Y. Wu, A. B. Weinstein, S. S. Stahl, G. Liu, K. Muñiz

“Metal-free Catalytic Vicinal Diamination of Alkenes”
Pure & Appl. Chem. 2013, 85, 755
K. Muñiz

“Oxidative Diamination Promoted by Dinuclear Iodine(III) Reagents”
Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1008
C. Röben, J. A. Souto, E. C. Escudero-Adán, K. Muñiz

“Defined Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents incorporating transferable Nitrogen Groups: Nucleophilic Amination through Electrophilic Activation”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1324
J. A. Souto, C. Martínez, I. Velilla, K. Muñiz

“Development of Intramolecular Vicinal Diamination of Alkenes: From Palladium to Bromine Catalysis”
J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 2168
C. Martínez, K. Muñiz