Dr. Gabriel Eduardo Cuevas González Bravo


Department of Physical Chemistry

Researcher / Director
Address:Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria. District Coyoacán. ZIP Code 04510 Mexico City. Mexico

Telephone: +52 (55) 56-22-44-26 / +52 (55) 56-22-44-20 / +52 (55) 56-22-46-59
Fax: +52 (55) 56-16-22-17 





Dr. Cuevas is Full Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of México, where he carries out experimental and theoretical research on the nature of the stereoelectronic effects and weak interactions, with the aim to establish their role on the conformation, reactivity and molecular recognition processes.

He is responsible author of 43 articles, with an average impact index of 4.0 and has received 1,200 cites by other authors. He has been member of the Internal Council of the Institute of Chemistry since 2003; he was elected representative of the Institute’s academic body at the Coordination of Scientific Research during 2003-2006, and at the Academic Council of the Biological and Health Sciences Area (UNAM).

He has supervised 30 Bachelor’s, 12 Master and 6 Doctoral theses.


  • Study of the contribution of the stereoelectronic effects in the conformational and reactive properties of chemical compounds. 
  • Study of weak interactions and their connection with molecular recognition.
  • Computational study of the terminal biogenesis of natural products.

Dr. Cuevas has supervised on 30 Bachelor of Science, 12 Master of Science and 6 Doctoral theses.


  • One Bond C-H Coupling Constants in OCH Fragments Are Not Due to Primarily to nO -sigma*C-H Delocalization. Cuevas, G.; Martinez-Mayorga, K.; Fernández-Alonso, M. C.; Perrin C.L.; Jiménez-Barbero, J.; Juaristi, E.; López-Mora, N. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2005, 44, 2630-2633.
  • G2 and DFT Rigorous Description of the Inversion and Topomerization Processes of Substituted Cyclohexanes: The Case of Methylcyclohexane, Oxane and Thiane and the Relevance of Three-dimensional Representation of the Energy Surface in Conformational Analysis. Fernández-Alonso, M. C.; Cañada, J.; Jiménez-Barbero, J.; Cuevas, G. Chem. Phys. Chem. 2005, 6, 671-681.
  • Molecular Recognition of Saccharides by Proteins. Insights on the Origin of the Carbohydratye-Aromatic Interactions. Fernández-Alonso, M. C.; Cañada, J.; Jiménez-Barbero, J.; Cuevas, G. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 7379-7386.
  • Remote Position Substituents as Modulators of Conformational and Reactive Properties of Quinones. Relevance of the / Intramolecular Interaction. Roura-Pérez, G.; Quiroz, B.; Aguilar-Martínez, M.; Frontana, C.; Solano, A.; González, I.; Bautista-Martínez, J.A.; Jiménez-Barbero, J.; Cuevas, G. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2007, 72, 1883-1894.
  • Manifestation of Stereoelectronic Interactions in 1JC-H One Bond Coupling Constants. Juaristi, E.; Cuevas, G. Accounts of Chemical Research 2007, 40, 961-970.
  • Calorimetric Measurement of the CH/pi Interaction Involved in the Molecular Recognition of Saccharides by Aromatic Compounds. Lorena Bautista-Ibáñez, Karla Ramírez-Gualito, Beatriz Quiroz-García, Aarón Rojas-Aguilar, Gabriel Cuevas. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2008, 73, 849-859.
  • The Biogenesis of Sesquiterpene Lactones Pseudoguaianolides from Germacranolides. Theoretical Study on the Reaction Mechanism of Terminal Biogenesis of 8-Epiconfertin. Barquera-Lozada, J.E.; Cuevas, G. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2009, 74, 874-883.
  • The Entalpic Nature of the CH/pi Interaction Involved in the Recognition of Carbohydrates by Aromatic Compounds is confirmed by a Novel Interplay of NMR, Calorimetry and Theoretical Calculations. Ramirez-Gualito, K.; Alonso-Rios, R.; Quiroz-García, B.; Rojas-Aguilar, A.; Diaz, D.; Jiménez-Barbero, J.; Cuevas, G. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 18129-18138.
  • Conformational Properties of the Germacradienolide 6-Epidesacetyllaurenobiolide by Theory and NMR Analysis. Barquera-Lozada, J.E.; Quiroz-García, B.; Quijano, L.; Cuevas, G. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 75, 2139-2146.
  • Application of the additivity of group energies to understand conformational preference: the Anomeric Effect. Cortés-Guzmán, F.; Hernández-Trujillo, J.; Cuevas, G. Chem. Phys. Phys. Chem. 2010, 12, 13261-13265.
  • Role of Carbocation's Flexibility in Sesquiterpene Biosynthesis: Computational Study of Formation Mechanism of Terrecyclene. Barquera-Lozada, J. E.; Cuevas, G. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 1572-1577.


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