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Isabel Rozas
Professor, Chemistry

Biography

Dr. Isabel Rozas was born in Madrid (Spain). After completing her BSc (hons) in Chemistry at the Complutense University, her Ph.D was embarked upon at the Instituto de Quimica Medica, National Council of Research (CSIC) in Madrid, and completed in 1987. Thereafter, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at both the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and Queen's University in Kingston (Canada). She worked as a researcher in CSIC until 2000, after which time she joined the School of Chemistry in TCD.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rozas, I., Understanding the Binding of cis and trans Isomers of Combretastatin to Tubulin , Chem, 2, (1), 2017, p15-17 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Trujillo, C., Previtali, V., Rozas, I. , A theoretical model of the interaction between phosphates in the ATP molecule and guanidinium systems, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 135, (2), 2016, p260 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Rozas I, Senge M.O, A two-pronged attack on DNA: Targeting guanine quadruplexes with nonplanar porphyrins and DNA-binding small molecules, Future Medicinal Chemistry, 8, (6), 2016, p609 - 612 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

KahvedÅŸiÄ -Seljubac A, Nathwani S.-M, Zisterer D.M, Rozas I, Isouronium and N-hydroxyguanidinium derivatives as Cell growth inhibitors: A comparative study, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 117, 2016, p269 - 282 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

McMullan M, García-Bea A, Miranda-Azpiazu P, Callado L.F, Rozas I, Substituted conformationally restricted guanidine derivatives: Probing the α2-adrenoceptors†binding pocket, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 123, 2016, p48 - 57 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Sánchez-Sanz G, Trujillo C, Rozas I, Alkorta I, Influence of fluoro and cyano substituents in the aromatic and antiaromatic characteristics of cyclooctatetraene, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, (22), 2015, p14961 - 14971 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Trujillo C, Rodriguez-Sanz AA, Rozas I, Aromatic Amino Acids-Guanidinium Complexes through Cation-" Interactions., Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20, (5), 2015, p9214-28 Journal Article, 2015

Shaw J.W, Barbance L, Grayson D.H, Rozas I, Using N-substituted-2-amino-4,6-dimethoxypyrimidines in the synthesis of aliphatic guanidines, Tetrahedron Letters, 56, (35), 2015, p4990 - 4992 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Kelly B, McMullan M, Muguruza C, Ortega J.E, Meana J.J, Callado L.F, Rozas I, Erratum: -2-adrenoceptor antagonists: Synthesis, pharmacological evaluation, and molecular modeling investigation of pyridinoguanidine, pyridino-2-aminoimidazoline and their derivatives (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2015) 58 (963-977) DOI: 10.1021/jm501635e), Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 58, (8), 2015, p3638- Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Diez-Cecilia E, Carson R, Kelly B, van Schaeybroeck S, Murray JT, Rozas I, Probing a 3,4'-bis-guanidinium diaryl derivative as an allosteric inhibitor of the Ras pathway., Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 25, (19), 2015, p4287-92 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Kelly, B. McMullan, M. Muguruza, C. Ortega, J.E. Meana, J.J. Callado, L.F. Rozas, I., -2-adrenoceptor antagonists: Synthesis, pharmacological evaluation, and molecular modeling investigation of pyridinoguanidine, pyridino-2-aminoimidazoline and their derivatives, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 58, (2), 2015, p963 - 977 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Kelly B, McMullan M, Muguruza C, Ortega J.E, Meana J.J, Callado L.F, Rozas I, α2-adrenoceptor antagonists: Synthesis, pharmacological evaluation, and molecular modeling investigation of pyridinoguanidine, pyridino-2-aminoimidazoline and their derivatives, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 58, (2), 2015, p963 - 977 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Synthesis of guanidines and some of their biological applications in, editor(s)Philipp Selig , Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry: Guanidines as Reagents and Catalysts, Switzerland, Springer, 2015, pp1-38 , [J. W. Shaw, D. H. Grayson, I. Rozas] Book Chapter, 2015

Nagle, P.S. McKeever, C. Rodriguez, F. Nguyen, B. Wilson, W.D. Rozas, I., Unexpected DNA affinity and sequence selectivity through core rigidity in guanidinium-based minor groove binders, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 57, (18), 2014, p7663 - 7672 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

O'Donovan, D.H. Muguruza, C. Callado, L.F. Rozas, I., Guanidine-based -2-adrenoceptor ligands: Towards selective antagonist activity, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 82, 2014, p242 - 254 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Marin-Luna, M. Sanchez-Sanz, G. O'Sullivan, P. Rozas, I., Guanidine complexes of platinum: A theoretical study, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118, (29), 2014, p5540 - 5547 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

O'Sullivan, P. Rozas, I., Understanding the Guanidine-Like Cationic Moiety for Optimal Binding into the DNA Minor Groove, ChemMedChem, 9, 2014, p2065-2073 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Shaw, J.W. Grayson, D.H. Rozas, I., Cleavage of 2-(Arylamino)-4,6-dimethoxypyrimidines to yield arylguanidines, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, (17), 2014, p3565 - 3569 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

Diez-Cecilia, E. Kelly, B. Perez, C. Zisterer, D.M. Nevin, D.K. Lloyd, D.G. Rozas, I., Guanidinium-based derivatives: Searching for new kinase inhibitors, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 81, 2014, p427 - 441 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

Aggarwal, R. Bansal, A. Rozas, I. Diez-Cecilia, E. Kaur, A. Mahajan, R. Sharma, J., P-Toluenesulfonic acid-catalyzed solvent-free synthesis and biological evaluation of new 1-(4 -6--dimethylpyrimidin-2--yl)-5-amino- 4H-3-arylpyrazole derivatives, Medicinal Chemistry Research, 23, (3), 2014, p1454 - 1464 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

J. Shaw, I. Rozas, D.H. Grayson, Synthesis of cyclic guanidines: 2-arylamino-1,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidines, Arkivoc, ii, 2014, p161-174 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

C. McKeever, M. Kaiser, I. Rozas, Aminoalkyl derivatives of guanidine di-aromatic minor groove binders with antiprotozoal activity, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 56, (3), 2013, p700-711 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

O'Donovan, D.H., Kelly, B., Diez-Cecilia, E., Kitson, M., Rozas, I., A structural study of N,N'-bis-aryl-N′′-acylguanidines, New Journal of Chemistry, 37, (8), 2013, p2408-2418 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

R. Aggarwal, A. Bansal, I. Rozas, B. Kelly, P. Kaushik,, D. Kaushik, Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modeling study of 5-trifluoromethyl-Δ2-pyrazoline and isomeric 5/3-trifluoromethylpyrazole derivatives as anti-inflammatory agents, Eur. J. Med. Chem, 70, 2013, p350-357 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Sánchez-Sanz, G., Trujillo, C., Rozas, I., Elguero, J., A theoretical study on the aromaticity of benzene and related derivatives incorporating a C-C≡C-C fragment Dedicated to Professor Ibon Alkorta on the occasion of his 50th anniversary, Tetrahedron, 69, (35), 2013, p7333-7344 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Blanco, F., Kelly, B., Sánchez-Sanz, G., Trujillo, C., Alkorta, I., Elguero, J., Rozas, I., Non-covalent interactions: Complexes of guanidinium with DNA and RNA nucleobases, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117, (39), 2013, p11608-11616 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Rozas, I., Sánchez-Sanz, G., Alkorta, I., Elguero, J., Solvent effects on guanidinium-anion interactions and the problem of guanidinium Y-aromaticity, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 26, (5), 2013, p378-385 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Muguruza, C., Rodríguez, F., Rozas, I., Meana, J.J., Urigüen, L., Callado, L.F., Antidepressant-like properties of three new α2-adrenoceptor antagonists, Neuropharmacology, 65, 2013, p13-19 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kahvedzic, A, Nathwani, SM, Zisterer, DM, Rozas, I, Aromatic Bis-N-hydroxyguanidinium Derivatives: Synthesis, Biophysical, and Biochemical Evaluations, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 56, (2), 2013, p451-459 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kelly, B., Rozas, I., Copper(II) chloride promoted transformation of amines into guanidines and asymmetrical N,N'-disubstituted guanidines, Tetrahedron Letters, 54, (30), 2013, p3982-3984 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Geoghegan, K., Evans, P., Rozas, I., Alkorta, I., Regioselectivity in the intramolecular heck reaction of a series of cyclic sulfonamides: An experimental and computational study, Chemistry - A European Journal, 18, (42), 2012, p13379-13387 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Kelly, B., Sánchez-Sanz, G., Blanco, F., Rozas, I., Cation-π vs. π-π interactions: Complexes of 2-pyridinylguanidinium derivatives and aromatic systems, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 998, 2012, 64-73 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

P.S. Nagle, F. Rodriguez, B. Nguyen, W.D. Wilson, I. Rozas, High DNA affinity of a series of amide linked aromatic dications, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 55, 2012, p4397-4406 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Nagle, PS, Kahvedzic, A, McCabe, T, Rozas, I, On the protonated state of amidinium-like diaromatic derivatives: X-ray and UV studies, STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, 23, (2), 2012, p315-323 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

D.H. O'Donovan, I. Rozas , New methods for the preparation of aryl 2-iminoimidazolidines, Tetrhedron Letters, 53, (34), 2012, p4532-4535 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Matijssen, C, Kinsella, GK, Watson, GW, Rozas, I, Computational study of the proton affinity and basicity of structurally diverse a1-adrenoceptor ligands, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 25, (4), 2012, p351-360 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kelly B, O'Donovan DH, O'Brien J, McCabe T, Blanco F, Rozas I, Pyridin-2-yl Guanidine Derivatives: Conformational Control Induced by Intramolecular Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions., The Journal of organic chemistry, 76, (22), 2011, p9216-27 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

P.S. Nagle, A. Kahved ić, T. McCabe, I. Rozas, On the protonated state of mono- and bis-(amidine-like) diaromatic derivatives: X-ray and UV studies, Structural Chemistry, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

A. Cordeiro, J. Shaw, J. O'Brien, F. Blanco, I. Rozas, Efficient synthesis of 6-nitro-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline: an experimental and theoretical study of regioselective nitration, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2011, p1504 - 1513 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

C. Matijssen, G.K. Kinsella, G.W. Watson, I. Rozas, Proton affinities and basicity of α1-adrenoceptor ligands: a theoretical study, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Elena Diez-Cecilia, Brendan Kelly, Isabel Rozas, One-step double reduction of aryl nitro and carbonyl groups using hydrazine, Tetrahedron Letters, 52, (50), 2011, p6702-6704 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

F. Blanco, I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, A theoretical study of the interactions of NF3 with neutral ambidentate electron donor and acceptor molecule, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13, 2011, p674 - 683 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

F. Blanco, B. Kelly, I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Cation-π interactions: complexes of Guanidinium and simple aromatic systems, Chemical Physics Letters, 511, (1-3), 2011, p129-134 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Daniel H. O'Donovan and Isabel Rozas, A concise synthesis of asymmetrical N,N'-disubstituted guanidines , Tetrahedron Letters, 52, (32), 2011, p4117-4119 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Sergio Lopez, Geoffrey P. Margison, R. Stanley McElhinney, Alessandra Cordeiro, T. Brian H. McMurry, Isabel Rozas, Towards more specific O6-Methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) inactivators, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 19, (5), 2011, p1658 - 1665 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Nagle PS, Quinn SJ, Kelly JM, O'Donovan DH, Khan AR, Rodriguez F, Nguyen B, Wilson WD, Rozas I, Understanding the DNA binding of novel non-symmetrical guanidinium/2-aminoimidazolinium derivatives., Organic & Biomolecular chemistry, 8, (24), 2010, p5558-67 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

F. Blanco, I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero., Chiral recognition in self-complexes of diketopiperazine derivatives, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 23, (1), 2010, p1155-1172 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Rodriguez, F., Rozas, I., Ortega, J.E., Erdozain, A.M., Meana, J.J., Callado, L.F. , Guanidine and 2-aminoimidazoline aromatic derivatives as alpha2-adrenoceptor ligands: searching for structure-activity relationships., Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 52, (3), 2009, p601-609 Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI

D. H. O'Donovan, F. Blanco, I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Chiral recognition in bicyclic guanidines, Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun, 74, 2009, p299-312 Journal Article, 2009 URL

P.S. Nagle, F. Rodriguez, A. Kahvedzic, S. Quinn, I. Rozas., Asymmetrical Diaromatic Guanidinium/2-Aminoimidazolinium Derivatives: Synthesis and DNA Affinity, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 52, (22), 2009, p7113-7121 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

S. Lopez, T. McCabe, R. S. McElhinney, T. B. H. McMurry, I. Rozas, Syntheses of 2-amino-4,6-dichloro-5-nitropyrimidine and 2-amino-4,5,6-trichloropyrimidine: an unusual aromatic substitution, Tetrahedron Letters, 50, (44), 2009, p6022-6024 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Rozas, I. , Improving antidepressant drugs: update on recently patented compounds, Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, 19, (6), 2009, p827-845 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

F. Rodriguez, I. Rozas, J.E. Ortega, A. M. Erdozain, J.J. Meana, L.F. Callado, Guanidine and 2-aminoimidazoline aromatic derivatives as alpha2-adrenoceptor antagonists, 2: exploring aliphatic linkers, J. Med. Chem, 51, (11), 2008, p3304-3312 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

A. Goonan, A. Kahvedzic, F. Rodriguez, P. Nagle, T. McCabe, I. Rozas, A.M. Erdozain, J.J. Meana, L.F. Callado, Novel synthesis and pharmacological evaluation as alpha2-adrenoceptor ligands of O-phenylisouronium salts , Bioorg. Med. Chem, 16, (17), 2008, p8210-8217 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Hydrogen bonds and Coulombic interactions: a theoretical study , Structural Chemistry, 19, (6), 2008, p923-933 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

F. Rodriguez, I. Rozas, M. Kaiser, R. Brun, B. Nguyen, W.D. Wilson, R.N. Garcia, C. Dardonville, New bis(2-aminoimidazoline) and bisguanidne DNA minor groove binders with potent in vivo antitrypanosomal and antiplasmodial activity, J. Med. Chem., , 51, (4), 2008, p909-923 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

Fleming, E.M., Quigley, C., Rozas, I., Connon, S.J. , Computational study-led organocatalyst design: A novel, highly active urea-based catalyst for addition reactions to epoxides , Journal of Organic Chemistry, 73, (3), 2008, p948-956 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

I. Rozas, On the nature of Hydrogen Bonds: an overview on computational studies and a word about patterns, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 9, (22), 2007, p2782 - 2790 Journal Article, 2007 DOI URL

F. Rodriguez, I. Rozas, J.E. Ortega, J.J. Meana, L.F. Callado, Guanidine and 2-aminoimidazoline aromatic derivatives as á2-adrenoceptor antagonists, 1: towards new antidepressants with heteroatomic linkers, J. Med. Chem., 50, (18), 2007, p4516 - 4527 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

J. Corcoran, F. Rodriguez, I. Rozas, J.J. Meana, L.F. Callado, On the search of new I2-IBS aliphatic ligands: Bis-guanidino carbonyl derivatives, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 17, (21), 2007, p6009 - 6012 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Theoretical study of neutral and protonated triple bonded molecules formed between C, N, Si, P, B and Al, Theor. Chim. Acta, 118, (4), 2007, p533 - 539 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

G.K. Kinsella, F. Rodriguez, G.W. Watson, I. Rozas , Computational approach to the basicity of a series of alpha1 adrenoceptor ligands in aqueous solution, Bioorg. Med. Chem, 15, (8), 2007, p2850 - 2855 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

G. Kinsella, G. Watson, I. Rozas, Theoretical proton affinities of alpha1 adrenoceptor ligands, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 14, (5), 2006, p1580 - 1587 Journal Article, 2006 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

G.K. Kinsella, G.W. Watson, I. Rozas, Computational study of antagonist/alpha1A-adrenoceptor complexes: Observation of conformational variation on the formation of ligand/receptor complexes, J. Med. Chem., 49, (2), 2006, p501 - 510 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI

S.L. Rawe, I. Rozas, H. Müller-Bunz, P. Murphy, N-Glycosyl-thiophene-2-carboxamides: synthesis, structure and effects on the growth of diverse cell types, Carbohydrate Research, 341, (10), 2006, p1370 - 1390 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Stereoisomer discrimination in complexes of halogen substituted difuranes and Li or Na cations, J. Phys. Chem. A, 110, (49), 2006, p13310 - 13316 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

I. Rozas, P. Kruger, A theoretical study of the interactions between the Chloride and Sulphate anions and the Guanidinium cation, J. Chem. Theory Comput., 1, (5), 2005, p1055 - 1062 Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Modelling Protein-RNA Interactions, 2: An Electron Density Study of the guanidinium and carboxylate complexes with RNA bases, Org. Biomol. Chem., 3, (2), 2005, p366 - 371 Journal Article, 2005 DOI URL

G. Kinsella, I. Rozas, G. Watson, Comparative Molecular Dynamic simulations of uncomplexed, 'agonists-bound' and 'antagonist-bound' alpha1A adrenoceptor models, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun, 333, (3), 2005, p737 - 741 Journal Article, 2005 URL URL DOI

G. Kinsella, I. Rozas, G. Watson, Modelling the interaction of catecholamines with the alpha1A Adrenoceptor- towards a ligand-induced receptor structure, J. Comp-Aided Mol. Des, 19, (6), 2005, p357 - 367 Journal Article, 2005 TARA - Full Text URL URL

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Modelling Protein-RNA Interactions: An Electron Density Study of the formamide and formic acid complexes with RNA bases, J. Phys. Chem. B, 108, (10), 2004, p3335 - 3341 Journal Article, 2004 DOI URL

C. Alvarez-Rua, S. Garcia-Granda, S. Goswami, R. Mukherjee, S. Dey, R.M. Claramunt, M.D. Santa Maria, I. Rozas, N. Jagerovic, I. Alkorta , J. Elguero, Multiple hydrogen bonds and tautomerism in naphthyridine derivatives, New J. Chem, 28, 2004, p700 - 707 Journal Article, 2004 URL DOI

C. Dardonville, I. Rozas, Imidazoline Binding Sites and their ligands: an overview of the different chemical structures, Medical Research Reviews, 24, (9), 2004, p639 - 661 Journal Article, 2004 DOI URL URL

G.K. Kinsella, I. Rozas, G. Watson, Computational development of an alpha1A Adrenoceptor Model in a membrane mimic, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 324, (12), 2004, p916 - 921 Journal Article, 2004 DOI URL URL

M. Peters, I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, DNA triplexes: A theoretical study of their Hydrogen Bonds, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 107, (1), 2003, p323 - 330 Journal Article, 2003 DOI URL

C. Dardonville, I. Rozas, P. Goya, R. Giron, C. Goicoechea, M.I. Martin, Synthesis and analgesic activity of a series of new azaalkane bis-guanidinium and bis(2-aminoimidazolinium) compounds, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 11, (7), 2003, p1283 - 1291 Journal Article, 2003 URL DOI URL

Z. Kunakbaeva, R. Carrasco, I. Rozas, A theoretical model for the inhibition of cystein proteases: nucleophilic sulphur addition to Michael acceptors type compounds, Journal Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM, 626, (1-3), 2003, p209 - 216 Journal Article, 2003 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, A theoretical study of the Si-H group as potential hydrogen bond donor, Int. J. Quantum Chem, 86, (1), 2002, p122 - 129 Journal Article, 2002 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, Interaction of anions with perfluoro aromatic compounds, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124, (29), 2002, p8593 - 8598 Journal Article, 2002 URL URL DOI

C. Dardonville, I. Rozas, J. Meana, K. Callado, I2-Imidazoline Binding Site Affinity of a Structurally Different Type of Ligands , Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 10, (5), 2002, p1525 - 1533 Journal Article, 2002 URL DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, Transition metals as hydrogen bond acceptors: a theoretical study, Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM, 537, (1-3), 2001, p139 - 150 Journal Article, 2001 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, M.L. Jimeno, J. Elguero, An experimental and theoretical study of the interaction of C6F6 with electron donors, Structural Chemistry, 12, (6), 2001, p459 - 464 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, An ab initio study of the NMR properties (absolute shielding and NICS) of a series of significant aromatic and antiaromatic compounds, Tetrahedron, 57, (28), 2001, p6043 - 6049 Journal Article, 2001 URL DOI

P. Prieto, A. De la Hoz, I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, Strained pi-systems as hydrogen bond acceptors: The case of benzyne, Chemical Physics Letters, 350, (3-4), 2001, p325 - 330 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, Molecular complexes between silicon derivatives and electron rich groups, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105, (4), 2001, p743 - 749 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL

E. Espinosa, I. Alkorta, I Rozas, J. Elguero, About the evaluation of the local kinetic, potential and total energy densities in closed-shell interactions, Chemical Physics Letters, 336, (5-6), 2001, p457 - 461 Journal Article, 2001 URL DOI

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Intramolecular hydrogen bonds in ortho-substituted hydroxybenzenes and in 8-substituted 1-hydroxynaphthalenes: can a methyl group be an acceptor of hydrogen bonds?, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105, (45), 2001, p10462 - 10467 Journal Article, 2001 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, O. Mó, M. Yáñez, J. Elguero, Hydrogen bond vs. proton transfer between neutral molecules in the gas phase, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105, (31), 2001, p7481 - 7485 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL

C. Dardonville, P. Goya, I. Rozas, A. Alsasua, I. Martin, M.J. Borrego, New aromatic iminoimidazolidine derivatives as alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists: a novel synthetic approach and pharmacological activity, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 8, (7), 2000, p1567 - 1577 Journal Article, 2000

S.P. Singh, D. Kumar, H. Batra, R. Naithani, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, The reaction between hydrazines and beta-dicarbonyl compounds: proposal for a mechanism, Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 78, (8), 2000, p1109 - 1120 Journal Article, 2000 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Effects of fluorine substitution on hydrogen bond interactions, Journal Fluorine Chemistry, 101, (2), 2000, p233 - 238 Journal Article, 2000

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, The behaviour of ylides containing N, O, and C atoms, as hydrogen bond acceptors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 122, (45), 2000, p11154 - 11161 Journal Article, 2000 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, L. Barrios, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Comparison of models to correlate electron density at the bond critical point and bond distance, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 496, (1-3), 2000, p131 - 137 Journal Article, 2000 URL DOI

C. Dardonville, I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, Similarity studies on guanidinium, imidazolinium and imidazolium cations: towards new Bradykinin antagonists, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 16, (3), 1999, p150 - 156 Journal Article, 1999 DOI URL URL

S. Marone, I. Rozas, D.F. Weaver, Theoretical structural analyses of tricyclic neuroactive drugs: quantum pharmacologic descriptors for clustering anticonvulsant, antidepressant, and antipsychotic activities, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 467, (1), 1999, p25 - 30 Journal Article, 1999 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, How strong are the complexes between methane radical cation and noble gas atoms? , Chemical Physics Letters, 311, (3-4), 1999, p281 - 291 Journal Article, 1999 URL DOI

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Monohydride and monofluoride derivatives of B, Al, N and P. A theoretical study of their ability as hydrogen bond acceptors, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 103, (44), 1999, p8861 - 8869 Journal Article, 1999 URL DOI

G.I. Iranzo, E.L. Moyano, I. Rozas, C. Dardonville, J. Elguero, An experimental (Flash Vacuum Pyrolisis) and theoretical study of the tautomerism of pyrazolinones at high temperatures, Journal of the Chemical Society Perkin Trans 2, 1999, p211 - 216 Journal Article, 1999 URL

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Bifurcated hydrogen bonds: three-centered interactions, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 102, (48), 1998, p9925 - 9932 Journal Article, 1998 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, A computational approach to intermolecular proton transfer in the solid state: assistance by proton acceptor molecules, Journal of the Chemical Society Perkin Trans.2, 1998, p2671 - 2675 Journal Article, 1998 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, The additive properties of the electron density at the bond critical points in hydrogen-bonded complexes, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 452, (1-3), 1998, p227 - 232 Journal Article, 1998 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Non-conventional hydrogen bonds, Chemical Society Reviews, 27, 1998, p163 - 170 Journal Article, 1998 URL

I. Alkorta, N. Campillo, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Ring strain and hydrogen bond acidity, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 63, (22), 1998, p7759 - 7763 Journal Article, 1998 URL DOI

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Charge transfer complexes between dihalogen compounds and electron donors, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 102, (46), 1998, p9278 - 9285 Journal Article, 1998 URL DOI

C. Dardonville, J. Elguero, I. Rozas, C. Fernández-Castaño, C. Foces-Foces, I. Sobrados, Tautomerism of 1-(2',4'-dinitrophenyl)-3-methyl-2-pyrazolin-5-one: theoretical calculations, solid and solution NMR studies and X-ray crystallography, New Journal of Chemistry, 22, 1998, p1421 - 1430 Journal Article, 1998 URL

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Bond length-electron density relationships: from covalent bonds to hydrogen bond interactions, Structural Chemistry, 9, 1998, p243 - 247 Journal Article, 1998 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Radicals as hydrogen bond acceptors, Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem., 102, 1998, p429 - 435 Journal Article, 1998

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Isocyanides as hydrogen bond acceptors, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 99, (2), 1998, p116 - 123 Journal Article, 1998 URL DOI

I. Rozas, Atomic charges derived from different methods. A comparative study applied to SO2 heterocycles, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 62, (5), 1997, p477 - 487 Journal Article, 1997 URL DOI

E. Alcalde, A. Barat, P. Goya, A. Martínez, G. Ramírez, T. Roca, I. Rozas, Molecular modeling of (E)-1-alkyl-4(3)-[2-(1H-azolyl)vinyl]pyridinium salts and evaluation of their behaviour towards Choline Acetyltransferase, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 5, 1997, p949 - 954 Journal Article, 1997 URL

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Unusual hydrogen bonds: H...pi interactions, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 101, (13), 1997, p9457 - 9463 Journal Article, 1997 URL DOI

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Field effects on dihydrogen bonded systems, Chemical Physics Letters, 275, (3-4), 1997, p423 - 428 Journal Article, 1997 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, An attractive interaction between the pi-cloud of C6F6 and electron donor atoms, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 62, (14), 1997, p4687 - 4691 Journal Article, 1997 DOI URL

I. Rozas, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, Inverse hydrogen-bonded complexes, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 101, (23), 1997, p4236 - 4244 Journal Article, 1997 URL DOI

J. Elguero, I. Rozas, Analgésicos no convencionales: antagonistas de la bradiquinina, An. Real Acad. Farm., 63, 1997, p173 - 190 Journal Article, 1997

I. Rozas, M. Martín, Molecular lipophilic potential on van der Waals surfaces as a tool in the study of 4-alkylpyrazoles, J. Chem. Inf. Computer Sci, 36, 1996, p872 - 878 Journal Article, 1996 URL

I. Alkorta, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, C. Foces-Foces, F.H. Cano, A statistical survey of the Cambridge Structural Database concerning density, packing and molecular formulae, Journal of Molecular Structure, 382, (3), 1996, p205 - 213 Journal Article, 1996 DOI URL

R.M. Claramunt, S. Trofimenko, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Azapentalenes. XLIV. 1H and 13C NMR study of mesoionic pyrazolo[1,2-a]pyrazoles, Spectroscopy, 13, 1996, p113 - 123 Journal Article, 1996

I. Rozas, D.F. Weaver, Ab initio calculations of the methylsulfonate and phenylsulfonate anions, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2, 1996, p461 - 465 Journal Article, 1996

I. Rozas, Q. Du, G. Arteca, Interrelation between electrostatic and lipophilicity potentials on molecular surfaces, J. Molec. Graph, 13, 1995, p98 - 108 Journal Article, 1995 URL

J.R. Dimmock, K.K. Sidhu, S.D. Tumber, S.K. Basran, M. Chen, J.W. Quail, J. Yang, I. Rozas, D.F. Weaver, Some aryl semicarbazones possessing anticonvulsant activities, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 30, (4), 1995, p287 - 301 Journal Article, 1995 DOI URL

A. Echevarría, M. Martín, C. Pérez, I. Rozas, Synthesis of 4-alkylpyrazoles as inhibitors of alcohol dehydrogenase, Arch. Pharm., 327, 1994, p303 - 305 Journal Article, 1994 URL

E. Alcalde, T. Roca, J. Redondo, B. Ros, J. L. Serrano, I. Rozas, Heterocyclic Betaines. 20. Unconventional Extended .pi.-Systems Containing Imidazolium (Pyridinium) and Benzimidazolate Subunits. Synthesis and Structural Aspects, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 59, (3), 1994, p644 - 648 Journal Article, 1994 URL DOI

O. Mó, M. Yáñez, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Structure, vibrational frequencies and thermodynamic properties of hydrogen peroxide-water dimers. An ab initio molecular orbital study, Chemical Physics Letters, 219, (1-2), 1994, p45 - 52 Journal Article, 1994 DOI URL

N. de la Figuera, I. Rozas, M.T. García-López, R. González-Muñiz, 2(S)-Amino-3-oxo-11b(R)-hexahydroindolizino[8,7-b]indole-5(S)-carboxylate as a new type of beta-turn dipeptide mimetic, Chemical Communications, 1994, p613 - 614 Journal Article, 1994

I. Rozas, M. Martín, Effect of branching in 4-alkylpyrazoles on liver alcohol dehydrogenase inhibition, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling , 12, (4), 1994, p267 - 274 Journal Article, 1994

O. Mó, M. Yáñez, I. Rozas, J. Elguero, Structure, vibrational frequencies and thermodynamic properties of hydrogen peroxide dimers. An ab initio molecular orbital study, Journal of Chemical Physics, 100, 1994, p2871 - 2877 Journal Article, 1994 DOI URL

A. Echevarría, J. Elguero, M.L. Jimeno, M. Martín, I. Rozas, Synthesis of pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridines from 3,5-diamino-4-alkylpyrazoles, Gazz. Chim. Ital., 123, 1993, p529 - 530 Journal Article, 1993

I. Rozas, Comparative aromaticity study on heterocycles containing S, SO, and SO2, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 5, (3), 1992, p74 - 79 Journal Article, 1992 DOI URL

I. Rozas, G.A. Arteca, Modelling the effect of Zn(II) on the hydrogen transfer in inhibition processes, Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 70, (8), 1992, p2296 - 2305 Journal Article, 1992 URL

I. Rozas, G.A. Arteca, P.G. Mezey, On the inhibition of alcohol dehydrogenase: shape group analysis of molecular electrostatic potential on van der Waals surfaces for some pyrazole derivatives, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry: Quantum Biological Symposium, 40, (S18), 1991, p269 - 288 Journal Article, 1991 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, I. Rozas, A.T. Balaban, Theoretical studies of aza analogues of platonic hydrocarbons. Part 3. Dodecahedrane and its azaderivatives, Journal of Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM, 228, (15), 1991, p47 - 60 Journal Article, 1991 URL DOI

J. Elguero, P. Goya, I. Rozas, O. Mó, J.L.G. de Paz, M. Yáñez, A molecular orbital study of the conformation (inversion and rotational barriers) and electronic properties of sulfamide, Can. J. Chem., 67, 1990, p2227 - 2236 Journal Article, 1990

H.G. Britton, A. García-España, P.Goya, I. Rozas, V. Rubio, A structure-reactivity study of the binding of acetylglutamate to carbamoyl phosphate synthetase. I, European Journal of Biochemistry, 188, (1), 1990, p47 - 53 Journal Article, 1990 URL DOI URL

I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, I. Rozas, A.T. Balaban, Theoretical studies of aza analogues of platonic hydrocarbons. Part 2. Tetrahedrane and its azaderivatives, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 208, (1-2), 1990, p63 - 77 Journal Article, 1990 DOI URL

J. Elguero, P. Goya, A. Martínez, I. Rozas, O. Mó, J.L.G. de Paz, M. Yáñez, Structure of 1,2,6-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxides, Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, 3, (7), 1990, p470 - 476 Journal Article, 1990 DOI URL

I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, I. Rozas, A.T. Balaban, Theoretical studies of aza analogues of platonic hydrocarbons. Part 1. Cubane and its azaderivatives, Journal Molecular Structure - THEOCHEM, 206, (1-2), 1990, p67 - 75 Journal Article, 1990 URL DOI

C. Corral, R. Donoso, J. Elguero, P. Goya, J. Lissavetzky, I. Rozas, Conformational analysis of thiophene analogs of propranolol, Journal od Molecular Structure, 238, (1), 1990, p245 - 251 Journal Article, 1990 URL DOI

J. Elguero, P. Goya, J.A. Páez, I. Rozas, J.L.G. de Paz, A theoretical study of the structure and tautomerism on 1,2,4,6-thiatriazine 1,1-dioxide, Heterocycles, 31, 1990, p197 - 202 Journal Article, 1990

J. Elguero, P. Goya, A. Martínez, I. Rozas, On the tautomerism of 2-phenacyl-4-pyrimidones and related compounds, Chem. Ber., 122, 1989, p919 - 924 Journal Article, 1989 URL DOI

J. Elguero, P. Goya, I. Rozas, J. Catalán, J.L.G. de Paz, An ab initio comparative study of the electronic properties of sulfonamides and amides, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 184, (1-2), 1989, p115 - 129 Journal Article, 1989 URL DOI

P. Goya, J. Lissavetzky, I. Rozas, Synthesis of thieno[3,4-c] - thieno[3,2-c]- and thieno[2,3-c]-1,2,6-thiadiazinone 2,2-dioxides, Synthesis, 4, (4), 1989, p280 - 282 Journal Article, 1989 DOI URL

J. Catalán, J.L.G. de Paz, J. Elguero, I. Rozas, Ab initio calculations of amidosulfurous acid, H2N---SO2H , Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 164, (3-4), 1988, p335 - 342 Journal Article, 1988 URL DOI

P. Goya, M.L. Jimeno, C. Ochoa, I. Rozas, A. Alemany, Tautomerism and E/Z stereoisomerism in hydroxyimino derivatives of 1,2,6-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxides: a study by 1H, 13C, and 15N-nmr spectroscopy, Spectroscopy: Int. J., 6, 1988, p33 - 40 Journal Article, 1988

J. Elguero, P. Goya, A. Martínez, I. Rozas, Síntesis orgánica simulada: aplicación a la síntesis de pirazoles, Anales de Quim., 84C, 1988, p285 - 289 Journal Article, 1988

P. Goya, R. Nieves, C. Ochoa, I. Rozas, M. Contreras, J. A. Escario, I. Jiménez, Synthesis and antiparasitic screening of 4-nitro-1,2,6-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxides, Eur. J. Med. Chem., 21, 1986, p531 - 533 Journal Article, 1986

P. Goya, C. Ochoa, I. Rozas, A. Alemany, M.L. Jimeno, 15N and 13C-nmr spectroscopy of 1,2,6-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxide derivatives and fused systems, Magn. Res. Chem., 24, 1986, p444 - 450 Journal Article, 1986

P. Goya, J. Lissavetzky, I. Rozas, M. Stud, Fused 1,2,6-thiadiazines: tetrahydrobenzo[b]thieno-[2,3-c]-1,2,6-thiadiazine 2,2 dioxides, Arch. Pharm., 317, (9), 1984, p777 - 781 Journal Article, 1984 DOI URL

P. Goya, C. Ochoa, J.A. Páez, I. Rozas, M. Stud, Synthesis of 4H-1,2,4,6-thiatriazine 1,1-dioxides: A precursor of 4-cyano-1,2,6-thiadiazine 1,1-dioxide, Heterocycles, 22, (3), 1984, p471 - 472 Journal Article, 1984 URL

Research Expertise

Description

Current research involves different areas: i) The design, synthesis and biophysical and biochemical study of new dual action agents targetting DNA as intercalators and minor-groove binders with potential as more selective anticancer drugs. ii) The design, synthesis and biophysical and biochemical study of new Pt complexes of guanidinium based DNA minor-groove binders with potential as anticancer drugs. iii) The design, synthesis and biochemical study of guanidinium derivatives of the tyrosin kinase inhibitor Sorafenib. These compounds have potential application as anticancer drugs. iv) The design, synthesis and study of the pharmacological potential of antagonists of alpha2-adrenoceptors as antidepressants. These compounds consist in bis-(amino)amidine derivatives connected by a wide range of aromatic linkers. v) The theoretical study of the nature of Hydrogen bonds and other weak interactions and their implications in chemical and biological systems by means of MO calculations and the analysis of the electron density.

Projects

  • Title
    • Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of new derivatives with affinity and selectivity towards alpha1A-adrenoceptors
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA-CSCB
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Towards more selective and active ligands of I2-Imidazoline Binding Sites
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA-CSCB
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • New and improved derivatives of PaTrin2 as inhibitors of ATase
  • Funding Agency
    • McElheny Memorial
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Computational analysis of alpha1B and alpha1D adrenoceptor subtypes and their ligands: towards a selective interaction
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA-IITAC
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Chiral recognition in hydrogen bonded complexes
  • Funding Agency
    • Spanish Ministry of Education
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2007
  • Title
    • Aromatic bis-amidines and their acridine derivatives as a different class of DNA minor-groove binders and dual DNA intercalators/minor-groove binders
  • Summary
    • Our aim is to find new anticancer drugs by improving their DNA affinity. Thus, in a rational approach we will design, prepare and evaluate new dual-agents that interact with DNA by intercalating and binding the minor-groove simultaneously. Several dicationic-diphenyl derivatives prepared by us have shown to bind the minor-groove. New compounds with different linkers, cations (guanidinium, isouronium, 2-iminoimidazolidinium, N-hydroxyguanidinium) and intercalating agents (acridinium) in one end are proposed. The plan of research involves: * Modelling of interactions between DNA and proposed compounds. * Synthesis of most promising derivatives. * Physicochemical measurements of DNA binding (minor-groove, intercalating). * Citotoxicity evaluation.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Platinum complexes of guanidinium based DNA minor-groove binders: conjugating forces towards better anticancer agents
  • Summary
    • We will develop more efficient anticancer therapeutics by multi-targeting DNA and explore the biophysical and biochemical implications of this DNA disruption by: 1) designing, using molecular modelling, new bifunctional compounds containing a Pt complexed moeity (cisplatin-like) and a minor-groove binder like those previously prepared in our laboratory, exploring the complexation of the minor-groove binder to Pt by means of different functionalities (guanidinium or malonate), 2) preparing the most promising Pt-complexes from the modelling and the explorative complexation studies, assessing their DNA binding, and 3) studying their cytotoxicity. This conjugative effort has proved successful when Pt complexes of guanidinium based DNA minor-groove binders combining cisplatin-like agents with hystone deacetylase inhibitors.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 01-09-2011
  • Date To
    • 30-08-2015

Keywords

Anticancer therapies; Chemistry of drug receptor interactions; Computational Biology; Computational chemistry and modelling; Computer assisted drug design; Depression; Design and synthesis of drugs; Drug development and evaluation; Drug discovery; Genitourinary, prostatic function and disease; Hetrocyclic chemistry; Hydrogen bonding; Malaria; Medicinal Chemistry; Molecular Biology; Neurodegeneration; Organic chemistry; Protein chemistry, structure and folding; Quantum chemistry; Structural Biology, Determination, Function; Synthesis and new molecules; Theoretical chemistry

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Fellow of the Trinity College Dublin 2005

Memberships

Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry 1987 – present

World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) 1988 – present

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2005 – present

Member of the American Chemical Society 2008 – present


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