Hugo Alejandro Jimenez-Vazquez

Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico

Hugo Alejandro Jimenez-Vazquez was born in 1964 in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. He received his B.S. degree in 1987 from the Autonomous University of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico. He obtained an M.S. degree in organic chemistry in 1989 from CINVESTAV-IPN working under the guidance of Professor Eusebio Juaristi and a Ph.D. degree in physical organic chemistry in 1994 from Yale University working under the guidance of Professor Martin Saunders. He stayed in Yale for one year in a postdoctoral stay. He went back to Mexico and has been working since at the Department of Organic Chemistry, National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City. He is a Member of the Mexican National Board of Investigators (level II). Jimenez-Vazquez's current research interests include fullerene chemistry, molecular modeling, in particular the application of molecular orbital methods to the study of structure and reactivity in organic molecules, conformational analysis, cycloaddition reactions, theoretical analysis of the kinetic selectivity in organic processes through the analysis of the relative stability of isomeric transition states, stereochemistry, and computational chemistry in general.

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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