Beatriz Macia-Ruiz

General Information


Beatriz Macia-Ruiz

Biography and Scientific Interests

Beatriz Maciá graduated in Chemistry at the University of Alicante (Spain), and obtained her PhD in 2005 working in ‘Arene Catalyzed Lithiation Processes’ with Professor Miguel Yus at the same University. In 2006 she joined the group of Professor Ben L. Feringa in Groningen, The Netherlands, as a postdoctoral fellow, where she worked in asymmetric catalysis and molecular nanotechnology. From February 2010 to May 2012, she held an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Alicante where she started her independent research, focused on organic synthesis and asymmetric catalysis. In June 2012, Beatriz Maciá joined the School of Science and the Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry.
Research expertise

Asymmetric Catalysis

Organometallic Chemistry

Transition Metal Catalyzed C-C Bond Formation


Recent Papers

JF. Collados, R. Solaì, SR. Harutyunyan, B. Maciá (2016). Catalytic Synthesis of Enantiopure Chiral Alcohols via Addition of Grignard Reagents to Carbonyl Compounds. ACS Catalysis. 6(3), pp.1952-1970.

B. Maciá Ruiz (2015). Formation of Quaternary Stereocentres by Copper-Catalysed Enantioselective Conjugate Addition Reaction. In: Topics in Organometallic Chemistry. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015,

E. Fernández-Mateos, B. Maciá, M. Yus (2014). Catalytic Enantioselective Addition of Aryl Grignard Reagents to Ketones. European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2014(29), pp.6519-6526.

R. Solà, OB. Sutcliffe, CE. Banks, B. Maciá (2017). Ball mill and microwave assisted synthetic routes to Fluoxetine. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy. 5, pp.14-21.

K. Naksomboon, C. Valderas, B. Maciá, M. Fernández-Ibáñez (2017). Synthesis of α-Substituted Diphenylphosphinocarboxylic Acids and Their Palladium Complexes. Synlett. 28(2), pp.221-224.

J. Ryan, M. Šiaučiulis, A. Gomm, B. Maciá, E. O Reilly, et al. (2016). Transaminase Triggered Aza-Michael Approach for the Enantioselective Synthesis of Piperidine Scaffolds. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 138(49), pp.15798-15800.

M. Veguillas, R. Solà, M. Fernández-Ibañez, B. Maciá (2016). Catalytic enantioselective addition of methyltriisopropoxititanium to aldehydes. Tetrahedron Asymmetry. 27(14-15), pp.643-648.