María del Carmen de la Torre

Dr. María del Carmen de la Torre C.S.I.C.       Email:

María C. de la Torre studied chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) where she received her PhD in 1986. After postdoctoral work at Imperial College (Steven Ley) and Colorado State University (Albert Meyers), she returned to Madrid in 1989 as a scientific researcher at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). At present she is a staff member of the Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Organic Compounds Department, at the Instituto de Química Orgánica General (IQOG).

Dr. de la Torre has been involved in the chemistry of natural products; ranging from isolation and structural determination to hemisynthesis and chemical reactivity. Currently she works in the synthesis of natural product hybrids using transition metal complexes as reagents or catalysts to deepening in the knowledge of the reactivity of densely functionalised molecules, implementing diversity oriented synthesis processes, and preparing molecular entities with tailored properties.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Avda/ Complutense S/N
Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Departamento de Química Orgánica I
Madrid 28040 España
Fax: +34-913944310