da Silva Júnior Group

Organic and Medicinal chemistry

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Welcome to the homepage of the da Silva Júnior Group at the Federal University of Minas Gerais - Brazil.

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Latest News

See our paper on C-H activation

A dedicated guide for students!

Cover at JBCS!!

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Our last paper is

Cover at CrystEngComm!!

CrystEngComm, 2021, 23, 1873

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Our last paper is

Cover at RSC MedChem!!

RSC Med. Chem., 2020, 11, 1145

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Our last paper is Cover at EurJOC!!

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 4474

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Our last paper is Cover at JOC!!

J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 8825

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Our paper on the mechanism of action of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi β-lapachone-derived naphthoimidazoles is now available online.
Free Rad. Biol. Med.,
2019, 130, 408-418

Free Radical Biology & Medicine  

January 11, 2019

Our paper on the synthesis of new potent trypanocidal compounds prepared via C-H activation strategy is now available online.

Eur. J. Organic Chemistry  

January 07, 2019

Our paper on the synthesis of new potent trypanocidal compounds prepared via C-H activation strategy is now available online.
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7398-7411.

ChemComm  

October 16, 2018

Our paper on combination of aryl diselenides/hydrogen peroxide and carbon nanotube/rhodium nanohybrids for naphthol oxidation has been selected as front cover in Chemistry A European Journal and also appeared as Hot Paper!! 

Hot paper Chem. Eur. J

September 7, 2018

Cover art Chemical Communications!!
Our paper on weakly-coordinating
N-oxide and carbonyl groups for metal-catalyzed C–H activation has been selected as cover art 
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7386-7386

ChemComm

July 4, 2018

Our paper on machine intelligence to determine the mechanism of action of β-lapachone in tumor cell lines has been selected as cover art in Chemical Science (Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 6899) and also Highlighted in Chemistry World 2018, July 26, 2018 “Artificial intelligence seeks out new anticancer drugs”

Chemical Science

August 30, 2018

Prof. da Silva Júnior has been elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2020).

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Project part of the WUN Global Challenge is led by Prof. da Silva Júnior. Union of research forces from Brazil, Ireland, England and China against Trypanosoma cruzi.

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Prof. da Silva Júnior was part of the Brazilian Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (BrazMedChem) as a speaker. This meeting is the largest scientific event dedicated to Medicinal Chemistry in Latin America.

Latest News - Awards

CNPq-SBQ-RSC Brazilian Chemistry Certificate of Distinction

Prof. Eufrânio Júnior has been awarded with the CNPq-SBQ-RSC Brazilian Chemistry Certificate of Distinction. The prize will be delived during SBQ meeting in Joinville.
May 28, 2019

2019 CNPq-SBQ-RSC Brazilian Chemistry Certificate of Distinction

Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers.

Prof. Eufrânio Júnior has been awarded with Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. He will spend a year as Visiting Professor in Göttingen.
August 01, 2018

2018 Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers

MedChemComm New Talent: Americas
2018 Emerging Investigators.

Prof. Eufrânio Júnior has participated of themed collection MedChemComm New Talent: Americas (This themed issue showcases some of the top research from emerging investigators from the Americas).

2017 MedChemComm New Talent: Americas

2018 Emerging Investigators.

Prof. Eufrânio Júnior has participated of themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators in Chemical Society Reviews.
January 18, 2018

2018 Emerging Investigators

21st International Conference on Organic Synthesis, Mumbai, India.

Prof. Eufrânio Júnior has confirmed his presence in 21 st ICOS. He is the only researcher from Latin America who will participate and present a short talk in this conference.
October 18, 2016

2016 International Conference on Organic Synthesis

RSC/BMOS Young Investigator Award 2015.

Prof. Eufrânio Júnior has been awarded with the RSC/BMOS Young Investigator. The prize was delived during the last Brazilian Meeting on Organic Synthesis in Rio de Janeiro.
November 24, 2015

2015 RSC/BMOS Young Investigator

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Visiting Professor - The Ackermann Group

Universität Göttingen - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

From August 2018 to July 2019

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Cuxhaven Trip, June 2019

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Students of da Silva Júnior Group Abroad

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Guilherme (UK, 2015)

Eduardo (Germany, 2016)

Gleiston and Breno (Germany, 2016)

Daisy (Germany, 2017)

Rafael (India, 2017)

Vinicius (India, 2017)

Renato (Germany, 2018)

Talita (Germany, 2018)

Guilherme (Germany, 2019)

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