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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 formation reactions. While Ni(0), Ni(I), and Ni(II) intermediates are most relevant in these transformations, recently Ni(III) and Ni(IV) species have also been proposed to play a role in catalysis. Reported herein is the synthesis, detailed characterization, and reactivity of a series of

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A flexible self-folding receptor for coronene reported in ChemSci

The development of artificial synthetic receptors that imitate the binding site of enzymes and other proteins is a challenging task. In particular, reproducing the innate flexibility of proteinogenic receptors is particularly difficult, although it is an essential feature for functions such as enzymatic catalysis. Now, researchers at IQCC have developed a novel synthetic receptor that

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Seven IQCC (out of twelve UdG) researchers listed in database of top scientists

A few weeks ago a new author database of top scientists was published by a team of four researchers from the USA and Netherlands, which took data from Elsevier’s Scopus database to provide standardized information on citations and several indices. Two approaches were taken, one long-term (career) impact and one short-term impact where output from

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IQCC Council approves new Principal Investigators

This morning at the IQCC Council meeting we approved the recognition of the following three researchers as Principal Investigator of the institute: Ferran Feixas Josep Maria Luis Pedro Salvador In the coming days this new situation will be reflected on the website. Congratulations, we’re looking forward to hearing a lot from you!

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PhD defense Mònica Rodriguez

Next Friday (27th of September, 11.00h, Aula Magna, Facultat de Ciències) will take place the defense of the doctoral thesis of Mònica Rodriguez titled “First row transition metal carbenes: from supporting ligands to organic reactive fragments” supervised by Dr Miquel Costas and Dr. Alberto Hernán-Gómez from IQCC. We wish her good luck and all the

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Jun Wang, new Marie Curie fellow at IQCC

Dr. Jun Wang has recently become a new member of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie IF fellowship. Dr. Wang did his PhD in Shandong University on studies on the related properties of negative dissociation energy state associated with the DNA hole migration under the supervision of Prof. Yuxiang

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New Beatriu de Pinós, Marc Garcia-Borràs

Dr. Marc Garcia-Borràs has been selected as Beatriu de Pinós researcher of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) working in the CompBioLab group of Prof. Sílvia Osuna.  Dr. Garcia-Borràs did his PhD in 2015 at the University of Girona under the supervision of Prof. Miquel Solà and Dr. Josep M. Luis. During his doctoral studies

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Organic Letters cover on synthesis of polycyclic hereocycles

A novel methodology to transform bisallenes into a variety of polycyclic derivatives employing rhodium(I) catalysis has been developed. This transformation encompasses an intramolecular Rh-catalyzed cycloisomerization of bisallenes 1 to deliver a reactive cycloheptadiene, which concomitantly undergoes a regioselective [4 + 2] cycloaddition with alkenes. A complete mechanistic study of this transformation has been undertaken including

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Verònica Postils wins RSEQ prize for best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry

Former member Verònica Postils has been awarded best paper 2018 in Computational Chemistry prize given by the Computational Chemistry Group (GEQC) of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ).  She has received the award for her paper “An Objective Alternative to IUPAC’s Approach to Assign Oxidation States”. Verònica Postils, Carlos Delgado-Alonso,

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Miquel Solà elected Honorary Member of Polish Chemical Society

On the opening ceremony of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society, organized on 2–6 September 2019, in Warsaw, IQCC researcher Miquel Solà was distinguished as Honorary Member of the Polish Chemical Society “for his outstanding scientific achievements and services for the Society“. The distinction has been delivered to Prof. Solà by Prof. Jerzy B?a?ejowski,

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