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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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Lilly PhD award for Michela Milan

Today the Lilly PhD awards from the RSEQ and Lilly in the field of Organic, Pharmaceutical and Analytical Chemistry were announced. And one of the three winners was Michela Milan from QBIS-Cat and IQCC! Congratulations Michela!

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Talking with… ALICIA CASITAS

Alicia Casitas graduated in Chemistry at the University of Girona in 2007. She finished her PhD in the Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC) under the supervision of Dr. Miquel Costas and Dr. Xavi Ribas in the field of organometallic copper complexes. Then, she joined the laboratory of Prof. Alois Fürstner in Germany and three

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ChemPhysChem Cover for Sn2 mini-review

Today a mini-review on bimolecular nucleophilic substitution (SN2) reactions was published in ChemPhysChem, by Trevor Hamlin, Marcel Swart and Matthias Bickelhaupt. It describes the dependence of the energy profile on the nucleophile, leaving group, central atom, substituents, and solvent: The reaction potential energy surface (PES), and thus the mechanism of bimolecular nucleophilic substitution (SN2), depends profoundly on

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Albert Artigas wins second prize in “your thesis in 4 minutes” contest

On 22ndMay 2018, Albert Artigas, a PhD researcher of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) working in the DiMoCat group won the second prize of the contest “your thesis in 4 minutes” held at the University of Girona. Albert delivered a brilliant informative lecture entitled “photovoltaic energy”. The PhD thesis of Albert, supervised

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IQCC Science Slam, May 11, 2018

In 2015 and 2016, the IQCC organized for the first and the second time the Science Slam, which took place within the general context of the Setmana de la Ciència. This week on Friday May 11 the IQCC organizes the thirdedition to show the most representative research projects of the Institute to a wide audience. The research carried out

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PCCP Cover on Regioselectivity of Diels-Alder cycloadditions

A group of chemists from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid lead by Prof. Nazario Martín together with the IQCC members Ouissam El Bakouri (ex-member of the IQCC, now in Uppsala), Miquel Solà, and Marc Garcia-Borràs (ex-member of the IQCC, now in UCLA) have studied the regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder reaction to C60in the singlet ground

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Antony Stasyuk new Juan de la Cierva-Formación researcher

Today, Antony A. Stasyuk has become a Juan de la Cierva formación researcher of the Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC) working in the DiMoCat group. Dr. Stasyuk did his PhD in the Warsaw University of Technology on experimental and theoretical studies of excited state proton transfer (ESIPT) processes under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Daniel T.

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Summer scholarships for UdG students (beques d’estiu 2018)

The Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) of the University of Girona (UdG) is a worldwide reference unit in computational chemistry and catalysis that aims at carrying out groundbreaking research on predictive chemistry for catalysis, with special focus on the processes occurring at the confined space for the coming years. One of the pillars

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Xavi Ribas wins RSEQ Scientific Excellence Award

Xavi Ribas has been awarded one of the four PREMIOS A LA EXCELENCIA INVESTIGADORA awards given by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química- RSEQ). These are individual awards designed to recognize scientific excellence scientists that have shown scientific leadership in their area. Congratulations Xavi!

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