Orion B. Berryman, Aaron C. Sather, Agustí Lledó, Julius Rebek, Jr.
Switchable Catalysis with a Light-Responsive Cavitand
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9400–9403.
Agustí Lledó, Seiji Kamioka, Aaron Sather, Julius Rebek, Jr.
Supramolecular Architecture with a Cavitand – Capsule Chimera
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1299–1301
Featured in inside cover (February 7th, 2011) and in Chemistry World website, January 24th, 2011.
Fernando R. Pinacho Crisóstomo, Agustí Lledó, Siddhartha R. Shenoy, Tetsuo Iwasawa, Julius Rebek, Jr.
Recognition and Organocatalysis with a Synthetic Cavitand Receptor
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 7402–7410
Featured in the cover (June 3rd, 2009) and in JACS Select issue (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 17995–17997, December 2009).
Agustí Lledó, Per Restorp, Julius Rebek, Jr.
Pseudo-Capsule Assemblies Characterized by 19F NMR Techniques
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 2440–2441.
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