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

New computational protocols for the design of drugs based on conformational dynamics of enzymes

Many drugs used for the treatment of diseases present chiral properties. In this

Unprecedented C-F/C-H Double-Insertion by Ni(0)

Nickel-catalyzed C-F activations enabled chemo-divergent C-C formation with alkynes by chelation assistance. The

IQCC Forum: Autumn edition, Oct. 3, 16.00h

Tomorrow (3rd of October, 16h, Sala d’actes, edifice LEAR, Aulari Comú) will take

Aerobic C–C and C–O bond formation reactions mediated by high-valent nickel species

Nickel complexes have been widely employed as catalysts in C–C and C–heteroatom bond

Funding institutions

    • ERC
    • COST
    • ICREA
    • BSC
    • EUROPA
    • MCIU