Our work on MOFs as chiral stationary phases has been highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News. Check it out!
Natalia´s work is already available at JACS. The design of metalorganic frameworks with chemical stability is limited to metal connectors as carboxylates or azolates. Inspired by the chemistry of siderophores, we report a hydroxamate titanium framework that combines photoactivity with hydrolytic stability. The straightforward derivatization of carboxylic linkers with hydroxamic groups might represent an alternative route to broaden the family of reticular solids. Check it out!
Our work in collaboration with J.R. Galan-Mascaros group at ICIQ has been published in JACS. This work highlights the versatility and efficiency of TAMOF-1 as a chiral stationary phase capable of separating a variety of model racemic mixtures, including drugs, in a wide range of solvents of different polarity. This performance arises from the combination of chiral channels and weak binding sites allowing for low-energy separation of enantiomers, without any strong binding/recognition sites. Click for more info
Carlos visited KU Leuven (Prof. Dirk De Vos and Francisco García Cirujano) to present the last results of the team on charge transport and photoactivity in MOFs.
Alexei Ganin, Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, visited us to share a few days and present the last advances of his team on using solid state electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution from water. Thanks for visiting!
The funimat team formed by Victor Rubio, Javi Castells, Isabel Abanades, María Romero and Carmen Fernández took part in the dissemination sessions of «Expociencia«. A lot of the young participants and even the older ones were fascinated by taking a little bit of lemon juice, vinegar or detergent with a few drops of red cabbage and seeing it change color. Moreover, the participants brought home a small eppendorf containing red cabbage to keep on playing with the pH at home.
Carlos visited IMDEA NanoScience in Madrid for an invited seminar on charge transport and in metal-organic frameworks and push forward our collaboration with the surface coordination chemistry team led by David Écija.
Mario Wriedt, Associate Professor and Kodak CAMP Distinguished Professor at Clarkson University (USA), visited us to present the last advances of his team on the development of new frameworks for electro- and photochromic switches, and stimuli-responsive spintronics. We are hopeful this will initiate a fruitful collaboration between both groups.
Congratulations to Dr. Escorcia-Ariza after his excellent PhD Thesis defense. The jury was formed by Prof. Cháfer, Platero-Prats and Sánchez-Costa. Garin has done a great job developing home-built setups to fabricate and measure charge transport in ultrathin films of MOFs and coordination polymers. All the best for your new endeavours. Congratulations Garin!