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Two JACS Au papers have been highlighted by the Spanish Biophysical Society

The last two JACS Au papers of Prof. Miquel Solà have been highlighted in October and November by the Spanish Biophysical Society: Photoinduced Reactions of C60 and C70 in Water Three types of water-soluble fullerene derivatives were prepared from their Prato adducts by conjugation with PEG. One Prato derivative of C60 ([6,6]-addition) and two Prato derivatives

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Carbon nanostructures, >1000 pupils discussing with Miquel Solà at “Un dia en la #UdGRecerca”

Last January 27th, more than 1000 pupils from different high schools all around Catalonia participated in the live conference by Miquel Solà. They could learn what a chemist does, in particular about carbon nanostructures. This talk belongs to the seminar program offered by the Universitat de Girona “Un dia a la #UdGRecerca”, with two conferences at the

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Md Bin Yeamin, new Margarita Salas fellow at IQCC

Dr. Yeamin has recently become a new member of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) as a Margarita Salas Fellow. Dr. Yeamin received his PhD in Chemistry from University Rovira i Virgili in 2021. During his PhD, he worked with Prof. Anna M. Masdeu Bultó and Dr. Mar Reguero on carbon dioxide cycloaddition

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Sílvia Osuna receives Marcial Moreno-Mañas Award for young researchers

This week the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) announced that Sílvia Osuna, ICREA professor at the Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC) of the UdG, received the Marcial Moreno-Mañas Award 2021, for her outstanding scientific career on the design of new enzymes of industrial interest using computational chemistry tools. The Marcial Moreno-Mañas Prize for Young

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Best oral presentation awards at 12a Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans in Girona

This week at the 12a Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans conference in Girona, three IQCC PhD students won awards for the best talk in different symposia. • Valentina Iannace, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Xavi Ribas, presented her work on Regioselective bis?functionalization of fullerene C70 via supramolecular mask  strategy, and won one

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Third IQCC Challenges Live Talk: Enantioselective C-H Activation

The IQCC started a new series of online talks to address challenges in the research fields where the IQCC is playing a role, through the investigations of one of the Principal Investigators. An external expert is invited to give a seminar, together with one of the junior researchers of the IQCC. These complementary views will

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Members of IQCC have recently been added as part of the XRE4S R+D+i Network: Energy for Society

XRE4S (https://xre4s.cat/) is a multidisciplinary and transversal ecosystem that gathers the expertise in the energy field on the main universities and research centers in Catalonia. The main goal is to promote the technology transfer and valorisation of energy technologies to industry and society. Actually, XRE4S involves 39 research groups in 14 academia centers with more

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IQCC opened its doors to high-school students from INS Ridaura to get a feel for the research

A few times a year, the IQCC opens its doors and gives the opportunity to high-school students to know our work. This provides the secondary school pupils the possibility to get a feel for the research and have real-time chemistry in their hands. Today it was the turn for the visit of 8 high-school students

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IQCC Forum: Xmas edition 2021

Last Thursday took place the Xmas edition of the IQCC Forum, a quarterly meeting-place where high-quality science is discussed. The IQCC Forum gives the opportunity for PhD and postdoc members of the IQCC to present their work to a select group of critical researchers, enhancing intra-IQCC collaborations and promoting knowledge exchange within the institute. This will

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Remote amino acid recognition enables effective hydrogen peroxide activation at a manganese oxidation catalyst

Oxygenation of organic substrates by iron metalloenzymes occurs with high levels of selectivity, mainly because of the exquisite control of both the primary and the secondary sphere of the iron center. Lots of efforts have been done in reproducing the efficiency of enzymatic systems, mainly tuning the first coordination sphere of the metal with very

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