Antoni Riera: Síntesi Asimètrica
Cap de Grup
Professor (Organic Chemistry Dept. - UB)
Tel Oficina: +34 93 40 37093
Tel Lab: +34 93 403 70 96
Grup de recerca
Born in Balsareny (Barcelona, Spain) in 1957.
He studied Chemistry at the University of Barcelona, where he performed his Doctoral thesis under the supervision of professors Fèlix Serratosa and Miquel A. Pericàs. After a post-doctoral stage in the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) under the supervision of Prof. Amos B. Smith III, he returned to the Department of Organic Chemistry as assistant professor (profesor Titular) in 1988. In June 2003 he was promoted to full professor (catedrático de Química Orgánica) of the University of Barcelona.
His main research area is asymmetric synthesis. He has been working in the synthesis of biologically active products such as amino acids and amino alcohols and in the development of enantioselective versions of the Pauson-Khand reaction. In all these fields he has directed ten doctoral theses and co-authored more than one hundred twenty publications in international journals.