Welcome to the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group. We are located at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Barcelona (Spain). Our group’s research interests are focused on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules, metal ions and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometer scale for the design and synthesis of novel functional architectures. The use of supramolecular chemistry to control the fabrication of new nanomaterials is a key aspect for the future of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. We use the supramolecular chemistry as the underlying approach for exploring new complex supramolecular assemblies and bioinspired architectures with unprecedented structures, interesting physical and biological properties and applications (in close collaboration with several private companies) in diverse areas, including micro- and nanoencapsulation, drug-delivery systems, contrast agents and the development of novel sensors and magnetic platforms.

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  • Latest Publications

  • Microencapsulation with alginate/CaCO3: A strategy for improved phage therapy

    J. Colom, M. Cano-Sarabia, J. Otero, J. Aríñez-Soriano, Pilar Cortés, Daniel Maspoch and Montserrat Llagostera. Sci. Rep. 2017, 7, article number 41441 [Link]

  • Spray Drying for making covalent chemistry: postsynthetic modification of Metal–Organic Frameworks

    L. Garzón-Tovar, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, I. Imaz and D. Maspoch. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139(2), 897-903 [Link]

  • Carborane bis-pyridylalcohols as linkers for coordination polymers: synthesis, crystal structures and guest-framework dependent mechanical properties

    M.Y. Tsang, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, K. C. Stylianou, F. Tan, D. Negi, F. Teixidor, C. Viñas, D. Choquesillo-Lazarte, C. Verdugo-Escamilla, M. Guerrero, J. Sort, J. Juanhuix, D. Maspoch and J.G. Planas. Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17(2), 846-857 [Link]

  • Switchable surface hydrophobicity-hydrophilicity of a Metal-Organic Framework

    S. Rodríguez-Hermida, M.Y. Tsang, C. Vignatti, K.C. Stylianou, V. Guillerm, J. Pérez-Carvajal, F. Teixidor, C. Viñas, D. Choquesillo-Lazarte, C. Verdugo-Escamilla, I. Peral, J. Juanhuix, A. Verdaguer, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch and J.G. Planas. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55(52), 16049-16053 [Link]

  • The influence of the MOF shell thickness in the catalytic performance of composites made of inorganic (hollow) nanoparticles encapsulated into MOFs

    A. Yazdi, F. Merkoci, N. Bastus, I. Imaz, V. Puntes and D. Maspoch. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, 6, 8388-8391 [Link]