Macarena Poyatos graduated in Chemistry in 2001 at Jaume I University (Castellón-Spain). She received her Ph.D. Degree with honors (2005) at Jaume I University, under the supervision of Prof. Eduardo Peris. She then moved to Strasbourg as a postdoctoral fellow and worked in the synthesis and coordination of chiral oxazoline-based ligands and asymmetric catalysis, under the supervision of Prof. Lutz H. Gade and Dr. Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz. In 2006, she joined Prof. Robert H. Crabtree’s group at Yale University, where she stayed for two years, working on the use of organic liquids for hydrogen storage and design of new NHC ligands. In 2008, she returned to Jaume I University with the ‘Juan de la Cierva’ program (2008-2010). She was awarded a ‘Ramón y Cajal’ contract in 2010 (2010-2015). Since Oct. 2015, she is a ‘Profesor Contratado Doctor’. At Jaume I University, she has worked in the design of new N-heterocyclic carbene ligands with different topologies for the preparation of homogeneous catalysts and luminescent materials. She has published 45 research articles, which have received more than 3000 citations. In average, her research papers have received 68 citations per paper.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition,2017,56,9786 –9790. Ibáñez, S.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.Cation-Driven Self-Assembly of a Gold(I)-Based Metallo-Tweezer.
Chemical Communications,2017,53,3733-3736. Ibáñez, S.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.A D-3h-symmetry hexaazatriphenylene-tris-N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and its coordination to iridium and gold: preliminary catalytic studies.
ChamCatChem,2016,8,3790-3795. Ibáñez, S.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.Ferrocenyl-Benzo-Fused Imidazolylidene Complex of Ruthenium as Redox-Switchable Catalyst for the Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones and Imines.
Organometallics,2016,35,2747-275. Ibáñez, S.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.Ferrocenyl-Imidazolylidene Ligand for Redox-Switchable Gold-Based Catalysis. A Detailed Study on the Redox-Switching Abilities of the Ligand.
Dalton Transactions,2016,45,14154-14159. Ibáñez, S.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.Mono and dimetallic pyrene-imidazolylidene complexes of iridium(III) for the deuteration of organic substrates and the C-C coupling of alcohols.
Dalton Transactions,2016,45,5549-5556. Gonell, S.; Poyatos, M.; Peris, E.Pincer-CNC mononuclear, dinuclear and heterodinuclear Au(III) and Pt(II) complexes supported by mono-and poly-N-heterocyclic carbenes: synthesis and photophysical properties.