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

  • Post-synthetic Anisotropic Wet-Chemical Etching of Colloidal Sodalite ZIF Crystals,

    C. Avci, J. Ariñez-Soriano, A. Carné-Sánchez, V. Guillerm, C. Carbonell, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54(48), 14417-14421 [Link]

  • Biomimetic Replication of Microscopic Metal-Organic Framework Patterns Using Printed Protein Patterns,

    K. Liang, C. Carbonell, M. J. Styles, R. Ricco, J. Cui, J. J. Richardson, D. Maspoch, F. Caruso, P. Falcaro, Advanced Materials 2015, 27(45), 7293-7298. [Link]

  • Application of Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles@MOFs,

    P. Falcaro, R. Ricco, A. Yazdi, I. Imaz, S. Furukawa, D. Maspoch, R. Ameloot, J. D. Evans, C. J. Doonan, Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2015, 307(2), 237-254. [Link]

  • Optimised room temperature, water-based synthesis of CPO-27-M metal-organic frameworks with high Space-Time Yields,

    L. Garzón-Tovar, A. Carné-Sánchez, C. Carbonell, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3(41), 20819-20826. [Link]

  • Healing damaged coatings using friction-sensitive hybrid microcapsules,

    S. García-Jimeno, M. Cano-Sarabia, N. Mejias, V. Navarro, A. Belen Frances, D. Maspoch, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3(35), 17966-17970. [Link]