Month: July 2018

ChemEurJ cover on C60 opening using Rh-catalyst

Albert Artigas, Anna Pla-Quintana, Agustí Lledó, Anna Roglans, and Miquel Solà, members of the DiMoCat group of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis, have developed a synthetic method to generate open-cage fullerenes in a catalytic process. The Rh(I) catalyst employed is able to promote not only the [2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction but also the subsequent

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Gioxcat spin-off company opens up

LastJuly 20th 2018,GIOXCAT SL spin-off companyfrom the University of Girona was constituted. The new company will be located in the Scientific and Technological Park, and has been founded by the researchers from the IQCC institute Miquel Costas, Xavi Ribas and Cristina Garcia. GIOXCAT SL activity will be based on the know-how developed by the QBIS-CAT

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Ziegler-Natta catalysts for olefin polymers

High impact in polymer science through publication in the top journal Progress in Polymer Science (IF= 25) by the team of Dr. Albert Poater in collaboration with Prof. Giovanni Talarico (Univ. Naples); Prof. Luigi Cavallo (KAUST), and Naimeh Bahri (IPPI, Tehran). This publication (Prog. Polym. Sci. 2018, 84, 89-114) summarizes any computational work done in

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