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Complementary Binding in Urea-Based Self-Folding Cavitands
Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 3770–3773.
Agustí Lledó and A. Soler
Binding of ion pairs in a thiourea-functionalized self-folding cavitand
Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 1244-1249
Albert Artigas, Anna Pla-Quintana, Agustí Lledó, Anna Roglans, Miquel Solà
Expeditious Preparation of Open-Cage Fullerenes by Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Diynes and C60: an Experimental and Theoretical Study
Chem. Eur. J., 2018, , ASAP-
Diego Vidal, Miquel Costas, and Agustí Lledó
A Deep Cavitand Receptor Functionalized with Fe(II) and Mn(II) Aminopyridine Complexes for Bioinspired Oxidation Catalysis
ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 3667–3672
Chemists have long sought to emulate the efficient way in which organic compounds are made in nature, with limited success. One of the distinct features of enzymatic catalysis is the confinement of the substrate in the hydrophobic cavity of the active site. This has multiple consequences for the reaction outcome, including reaction acceleration, modification of the selectivity and suppression of detrimental side reactions thanks to isolation of the substrate from the bulk medium. We seek to emulate this behavior employing cavitands (picture), artificial receptors with a ?-rich hydrophobic pocket and a fluxional behavior akin to those of enzymes. We pursue the preparation of new cavitand receptors with improved binding profiles and functionalities, in order to carry out complex carboacationic cascade reactions in a straightforward manner.
Carbon based nanomaterials promise an exciting technological revolution in the field of materials science, but their mass production still faces important challenges. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), for instance, display distinct and unique electrical properties –which make them desirable for electronic and photovoltaic applications–, but only when obtained uniformly in well-defined dimensions. Graphene and graphene nanoflakes can offer even more astounding properties but bottom up approaches for their preparation are still at its infancy. This research line aims at the preparation of carbon nanostructures using batch processing in solution, exploiting photocatalysis and employing readlily available carbon feedstocks such as olefins or aldehydes.
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The Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis of the University of Girona organizes the 1st Science
A tutorial review on the use of allenes in transition metal catalyzed cyclodadditions
Today took place in Girona the Second Supramolecular Symposium in Girona organized by
In 2015, the IQCC organized for the first time the Science Slam, which