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Research Interests

Transition Metal Chemistry, Catalysis, and Metal-Organic Frameworks from a computational perspective

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BS. Chemistry, Universidad de Almeria (Spain) 2009

MS. Computational Chemistry, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) 2010

PhD. Computational Chemistry, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) 2014

Selected Publications

M. A. Ortuno, P. Vidossich, S. Conejero, A. Lledos, "Orbital-Like Motion of Hydride Ligands around Low-Coordinate Metal Centers", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 14158.

M. A. Ortuno, A. Lledos, F. Maseras, G. Ujaque, "The Transmetalation Process in Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions: Calculations Indicate Lower Barrier via Boronate Intermediate", ChemCatChem 2014, 6, 3132.

A. Gordillo, M. A. Ortuno, C. Lopez-Mardomingo, A. Lledos, G. Ujaque, E. de Jesus, "Mechanistic studies on the Pd-catalyzed vinylation of aryl halides with vinylalkoxysilanes in water: The effect of the solvent and NaOH promoter" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13749.

O. Rivada-Wheelaghan, M. A. Ortuno, J. Diez, S. E. Garcia-Garrido, C. Maya, A. Lledos, S. Conejero, "Characterization of a Paramagnetic, Mononuclear Pt(III)-Alkyl Complex Intermediate in Carbon-Halogen Bond Coupling Reactions" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15261.

O. Rivada-Wheelaghan, M. A. Ortuno, J. Diez, A. Lledos, S. Conejero, "Tuning N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in T-Shaped Pt(II) Complexes for Intermolecular C-H Bond Activation of Arenes" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3936.



Manuel A. Ortuno

Postdoctoral Associate

47 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
47 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: mortunom(at)