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

  • 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, published online [Link]

  • Hetero-bimetallic paddlewheel clusters in coordination polymers formed by a water-induced single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation

    J. Albalad, J. Ariñez-Soriano, J. Vidal-Gancedo, V. Lloveras, J. Juanhuix, I. Imaz, N. Aliaga-Alcalde and D. Maspoch. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52(91), 13397-13400. [Link]

  • A first Cyclodextrin-Transition Metal Coordination Polymer

    H. Xu, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, J. Pérez-Carvajal, J. Juanhuix, I. Imaz and D. Maspoch. Cryst. Growth Des. 2016, 16(10), 5598-5602. [Link]

  • Influence of the amide groups in the CO2/N2 selectivity of a series of isoreticular, interpenetrated metal-organic frameworks

    V. Safarifard, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, V. Guillerm, I. Imaz, M. Bigdeli, A. A. Tehrani, J. Juanhuix, A. Morsali, M. E. Casco, J. Silvestre-Albero, E. V. Ramos-Fernandez and D. Maspoch.Cryst. Growth Des. 2016, 16(10), 6016-6023. [Link]

  • A spray-drying continuous-flow method for simultaneous synthesis and shaping of microspherical high nuclearity MOF beads

    L. Garzón-Tovar, M. Cano-Sarabia, A. Carné-Sánchez, C. Carbonell, I. Imaz and D. Maspoch. React. Chem. Eng. 2016, 1, 533-539. [Link]