Prof. Gonzalo de Gonzalo

Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Seville

c/ Profesor García González 1, 41012, Seville, Spain

Scopus: 7005614660

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo de Gonzalo, supervisor of ESR05, WP2 “Development and characterization of DES for (bio)catalysis” leader and DECADES Graduation Manager, obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Universidad de Oviedo in 2003. In 2004 he moved to the Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare (Milan, Italy) to perform a two-year postdoc with Dr. Giacomo Carrea. In 2006, he returned to Oviedo with a Juan de la Cierva contract. In 2010 he spent one year at the University of Groningen with Prof. Marco W. Fraaije, returning to Oviedo in 2011 as a postdoc for six months. That year he started to work at the R&D department of the pharmaceutical company Antibióticos S.A.U. In 2014 he got a 5-year Ramón y Cajal contract at the University of Sevilla, obtaining in 2019 his position as Associate Professor at the University of Sevilla. His research is focused on asymmetric synthesis employing different approaches, as well as in the development of novel reaction media for carrying out (bio)catalyzed reactions. Prof. de Gonzalo has coauthored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and patents and has a h-index of 32. He has also coedited two biocatalysis books and published 7 book chapters.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment
Research facilities at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry include several laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology for research in organic synthesis and applied biotransformations, required for the development of ESR05.  Modern analytic (UV-Vis, GC-FID, GC-MS, FT-IR, HPLC, SFC) and characterization (NMR and HRMS) equipment is available at the research center, as well as all the standard equipment required for the development of organic synthesis, including those syntheses under protection gas (argon or nitrogen).

Hosting University/Company: Universidad de Sevilla
The University of Sevilla is an institution that provides a public higher education service through study, teaching, and research, as well as the generation, development and dissemination of knowledge at the service of society and citizens. The dimensions and characteristics of the University of Seville make it a city within the city. This is evidenced by its campus, which has more than 26 centers and 133 departments spread throughout Seville. Its more than 70,000 students and 4,400 research and teaching members make it the second public university in Spain. The Stereoselective synthesis group, located at the Department of Organic Chemistry, has a great expertise in the asymmetric synthesis of valuable compounds employing different types of catalysts, including metal-based catalysts, organocatalysts and enzymes.

Relevant Publications and/or Research / Innovation Product

  1. “Biocatalytic atroposelective synthesis of axially chiral N-arylindoles via Dynamic Kinetic Resolution” P. Rodríguez-Salamanca, de Gonzalo, J. A. Carmona, J. López-Serrano, J. Iglesias-Sigüenza, R. Fernández, J. M. Lassaletta JM, Hornillos V. ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 659-664.
  2. “Kinetic resolution of racemic benzofused alcohols catalysed by HMFO variants in presence of natural deep eutectic solvents” G. de Gonzalo, N. Loncar, M. W. Fraaije, Biocat. Biotrans. 2022, DOI: DOI10.1080/10242422.2022.2038582
  3. “Positive impact of Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents on the biocatalytic performance of 5-hydroxymethyl-furfural oxidase” de Gonzalo, C. Martin, M. W. Fraaije, Catalysts, 2020, 10, 447.
  4. “Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether (CPME): A versatile eco-friendly solvent for applications in biotechnology and biorefineries” de Gonzalo, A. R. Alcántara, P. Domínguez de María, ChemSusChem, 2019, 12, 2083-2097.