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Sílvia Escayola-Gordils selected as one of the six finalists of the European Young Chemists Award 2024

The aim of the European Young Chemists’ Award (EYCA) is to showcase and recognize the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences. In particular the award is intended to honor and encourage younger chemists whose current research displays a high level of excellence and distinction. It seeks to recognize and reward younger

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New CAS BioFinder Discovery Platform empowers drug discovery scientists to reveal insights, drive innovation, and save time

Dr. Jordi Mestres has joined the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) at the University of Girona as a visiting professor. He is the founder of the Chemotargets SL, a pioneer company in the Catalan biotech industry that has developed benchmark software in the field of pharmacology prediction and drug safety, today the softward is

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PhD defense Míriam Pujals Crusat

This Friday will be the defense of the doctoral thesis of Míriam Pujals Crusat, titled “Supramolecular nanocapsules: regioselective functionalization of fullerenes and molecular recognition of endohedral metallofullerenes”, supervised by Prof. Xavi Ribas from IQCC. Place: Aula Magna de la Facultat de Ciències Date: Friday June 14th, 2024 Time: 10.30am We wish her good luck and all the best! Girona, June 10th, 2024

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tert-Butyl as a Functional Group: Non-Directed Catalytic Hydroxylation of Sterically Congested Primary C-H Bonds

The tert-butyl group is a common aliphatic motif extensively employed to implement steric congestion and conformational rigidity in organic and organometallic molecules. Because of the combination of a high bond dissociation energy (~ 100 kcal mol-1) and limited accessibility, in the absence of directing groups, neither radical nor organometallic approaches are effective for the chemical

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[K2(Bi@Pd12@Bi20)]4–: An Endohedral Inorganic Fullerene with Spherical Aromaticity

Inorganic fullerene clusters have attracted widespread attention due to their highly symmetrical geometric structures and intrinsic electronic properties. However, cage-like clusters composed of heavy metal elements with high symmetry are rarely reported, and their synthesis is also highly challenging. In this paper, we present the synthesis of a [K2(Bi@Pd12@Bi20)]4- cluster that incorporates a {Bi20} cage with

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IQCC reaches 100 PhD thesis defense

The IQCC is a university research institute of the UdG. As such, research and education are its two missions and are naturally and inextricably intertwined. Research is naturally connected with the training of young generations of scientists, and the education of UdG students of multiple disciplines. Since 1997 the unit IQC(C) has defended 100 doctoral thesis. Training

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60 years old Prof. Miquel Solà – Frontiers in Chemical Bonding and Aromaticity

This Special Collection in Chemistry – A European Journal is a heartfelt tribute to Professor Miquel Solà, our esteemed colleague, mentor and most importantly friend, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. This issue is encapsulating his diverse passions inchemistry into a single collection proved to be a delightful challenge. You will find over 30 paperscontributed by Prof. Solà’s

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Cover Chem. Eur. J. on a voyage into chemical bonds and aromaticity

The Chem. Eur. J. journal features on its front cover the recently published research article “a voyage into chemical bonds and aromaticity” by Dr. Antony Stasyuk of the DIMOCAT group at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) of the University of Girona, also in collaboration with Prof. Jordi Poater (IQTCUB-University of Barcelona) and Prof. Henrik Ottosson (Uppsala University). This cover is dedicated

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Cover ChemBioChem on efficient transferase engineering for SAM analog synthesis from iodoalkanes

The ChemBioChem journal features on its front cover the recently published research article “Efficient Transferase Engineering for SAM Analog Synthesis from Iodoalkanes” by Dr. Marc Garcia-Borràs of the DIMOCAT group at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) of the University of Girona, also in collaboration with Dr. Stephan C. Hammer (Bielefeld University). The cover image depicts snapshots of an enzyme?s dynamic

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Girona Seminar 2024

During this week (May 28-31) there is the main event of the year: #GirSem24 at the “La Mercè” Auditorium. Since 1993, the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) has been organizing this biannual conference. Early editions were focused on theoretical chemistry, which changed in 2006 when for every seminar a different research topic related to the

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