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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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Steven Roldán prize in “Your thesis in 4 minutes” contest

Steven Roldán, a PhD researcher of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) working in the QBIS-CAT group won today the public prize of the contest “Your thesis in 4 minutes” held at the University of Girona. It was the video with more likes. The PhD thesis of Steven, supervised by Dr. Josep M. Luís

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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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Miquel Costas repeats the ICREA Acadèmia award

The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) is a foundation promoted by Catalan Government whose aim is to encourage research in Catalonia. Miquel Costas, a researcher member of IQCC and ERC-Starting Grant holder won the ICREA Acadèmia awards 2018 for his research carrier. It is the third time that he receives this award (after

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Summer scholarships for UdG students (beques d’estiu 2019)

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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Discovery of a new therapeutic target in liver cancer

A few months after the discovery how an enzyme stores the energy in our body, researchers of the IQCC have published again a paper in Nature. Ferran Feixas and Sílvia Osuna provided the computational chemistry support for the discovery that a protein related to cell stress (p38g) regulates cell division. The activation of this protein is essential

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Sílvia Osuna wins Lilly Prize for young investigator

Today the Real Sociedad Española de Química announced that Dr. Sílvia Osuna received the Premio Lilly al Joven Investigador 2019, for her outstanding scientific career on enzyme design, fullerenes, and carbon materials. This prize is rewarded annually to young Spanish researchers (under the age of 40) that have shown excellent scientific quality and stand out for their professional

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ChemistryOpen Cover on the Coulomb Hole of Ne

A group of chemists from the Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU) and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) lead by Dr. Eduard Matito (ex-member IQCC) together with the IQCC members Mauricio Rodríguez-Mayorga (now in ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Dr. Miquel Solà, have studied the Coulomb hole of Ne from highly-accurate CISD wave functions obtained from optimized even-tempered basis sets.

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Fe(V) intermediate mimics enzymes in the gas phase

The constant environmental pollution due to different toxic products derived from oil-based industries is nowadays a worldwide problem. Specifically, the toxic products of anthropic origin are not always possible to contain, which makes it necessary to intervene in its decontamination. This challenge can be achieved by breaking down the toxic products using specific bacteria that

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