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Dariusz Szczepanik, new Marie Curie fellow

Starting 1stOctober 2018, Dariusz W. Szczepanik has become a Marie Sk?odowska-Curie postdoc researcher of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) working in the DiMoCat group. Dr. Szczepanik obtained his PhD at the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in 2013 with academic honours. His doctoral research in the field of mathematical chemistry, under the supervision of Prof.

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First edition of IQCC Forum

Tomorrow (Sep. 28, 10.00-12.30h) will take place the first edition of the IQCC Forum, a quarterly meeting-place where high-quality science will be discussed. The IQCC Forum provides the opportunity for young researchers (and more advanced researchers) to present their work to a wide audience. This will lead to better knowledge of the work that is being

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Marc Montilla wins ESCB2 Poster Prize

At the Second European Symposium On Chemical Bondingthat took place in Oviedo (Sep. 3-7), Marc Montilla won one of the Poster Prizes, for his poster on “Applications of an energy-based origin-independent decomposition of nonlinear optical properties”. Congratulations Marc!

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Lorenzo D’Amore’s triplet: GirSem18, ECOSTBio, EuChemS

This year has been a splendid year for Lorenzo D’Amore, where he has presented his poster “A Highly Reactive Oxoiron(IV) Complex Supported By Bioinspired N3O Macrocyclic Ligand” at three conferences, and has won a poster prize at all three!!! Girona Seminar (Apr. 6): Nature Chemistry Poster Prize Final Workshop of ECOSTBio COST Action CM1305 (Apr. 11): Chemistry-European

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The quest for selectivity in hydrogen atom transfer reactions

Aliphatic C–H bond functionalization is at the frontline of research because it can provide straightforward access to simplified and cost-effective synthetic procedures. A number of these methodologies are based on hydrogen atom transfer (HAT), which, as a consequence of the inert character of C–H bonds, often represents the most challenging step of the overall process.

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Laia Vicens wins ICCC 2018 Poster Award

During the 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC2018) that was held from July 30 to August 4, 2018 in Sendai, Japan, Laia Vicens won the poster prize for Session 16 on “Bioinspired small molecule activation”. Her poster had as title “Combination of iron coordination compounds and peptides in bioinspired oxidation reactions: designing artificial enzymes”. Congratulations

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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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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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