Sustainable Catalysis

Sustainable Catalysis

Evolution towards more sustainable production methods via homogeneous catalysis.

Light-driven Synthetic Methodologies

Light-driven Synthetic Methodologies

New methodologies for the conversion of light energy into chemical bonds.

Predictive Chemistry at the Confined Space

Predictive Chemistry at the Confined Space

Supramolecular nanohosts for guest functionalization and reactivity in confined spaces.

Computational Chemistry

Computational Chemistry

New computational approaches to bridge the gap between theory and experiment.


Research carried out at IQCC is organized in several research teams led by either senior or junior scientists. Promising young investigators are given the opportunity to set up their own independent research teams. [More]


IQCC offers the Master in Advanced Catalysis and Molecular Modelling (MACMoM) with the commitment to transfer the most recent research in computational chemistry and catalysis to the future professionals. [More]


IQCC is involved in the organization of national and international conferences, with the participation of major figures in chemistry. The Girona Seminar and the GEQO meeting are the two main events in 2016. [More]


IQCC is commited to raise public awareness of science by actively organizing dissemination and communication activities together with C4D, an offspring of the Institute that fosters innovation in digital science communication. [More]

Recent news

Sílvia Simon and Miquel Costas receive Communication Award and Scientific Excellence Award 2024 of SCQ

This month the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) announced that Dr. Sílvia Simon and Prof.

Collaboration with Givaudan, Roberlo, Chemotargets and Procter-Gamble international and national industries for four MACMoM students

During Feburary and March, four of the Master in Advanced Catalysis and Molecular Modelling

Consolidation of the Oxidant-Free Au(I)/Au(III) Catalysis Enabled by the Hemilabile Ligand Strategy

In this minireview we survey the challenges and strategies in gold redox catalysis.

PhD defense Pau Besalú Sala

Next Monday will be the defense of the doctoral thesis of Pau Besalú

Funding institutions

    • ERC
    • COST
    • ICREA
    • BSC

    • EUROPA
    • MCIU

    • CSCS
    • HFSP
    • HFSP