Month: May 2019

Prof. Evert Jan Baerends, Doctor Honoris Causa

On May 9, 2019, the Universitat de Gironaconferred the Honorary Doctorate degree (Doctor Honoris Causa) of the university to Prof. Evert Jan Baerends (VU University Amsterdam) and biologist Prof. Sovan Lek (University Toulouse III). Prof. Baerends is of course well known in the field of chemistry, in particular for his contributions to density functional theory

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Back-cover in ChemCommun on open-shell jellium aromaticity

We have derived a new set of magic numbers for metallic clusters whose last energy level of valence electrons is half-filled with same-spin electrons in the electronic structure of the jellium model. These numbers may become a powerful tool for finding stable high-spin molecules. The 2N2 + 2N + 1 with S = N +

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IQCC Science Slam, May 13, 09.30h

Since 2015 the IQCC is organizing a Science Slam (first,  second, third edition). Next week on Monday May 13 the IQCC organizes the fourth edition to show the most representative research projects of the Institute to a wide audience. The research carried out within each of the research teams of the IQCC will be briefly summarized by the PIs

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Cover Angewandte Chemie on Donor-Acceptor Conjugates

The synthesis and characterization of a covalent all?fullerene C60?Lu3N@Ih?C80 electron donor–acceptor conjugate has been realized by sequential 1,3?dipolar cycloaddition reactions of azomethine ylides on Lu3N@Ih?C80 and C60. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that two fullerenes behaving as both electron donor (Lu3N@Ih?C80) and acceptor (C60) are forming an electroactive dumbbell.

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