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

  • pH-Responsive Relaxometric Behaviour of Coordination Polymer Nanoparticles Made of a Stable Macrocyclic Gadolinium Chelate

    J. Aríñez-Soriano, J. Albalad, A. Carné-Sánchez, C. S. Bonnet, F. Busqué, J. Lorenzo, J. Juanhuix, M. W. Terban, I. Imaz, E. Tóth, D. Maspoch, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22(37), 13162-13170 [Link]

  • Narrowing the Zero-Field Tunneling Resonance by Decreasing the Crystal Symmetry of Mn12 Acetate

    J. Espín, R. Zarzuela, N. Statuto, J. Juanhuix, D. Maspoch, I. Imaz, E. Chudnovsky, J. Tejada, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138(29), 9065-9068. [Link]

  • Single-crystal and humidity-controlled powder diffraction study of the breathing effect in a metal–organic framework upon water adsorption/desorption

    J. Aríñez-Soriano, J. Albalad, C. Vila-Parrondo, J. Pérez-Carvajal, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, A. Cabeza, J. Juanhuix, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52(45), 7229-7232. [Link]

  • Charge effect of a liposomal delivery system encapsulating simvastatin to treat experimental ischemic stroke in rats

    M. Campos-Martorell, M. Cano-Sarabia, A. Simats, M. Hernández-Guillamon, A. Rosell, D. Maspoch, J. Montaner, Int J Nanomedicine 2016, 11, 3035-3048. [Link]

  • Enhanced Spin Tunneling in a Molecular Magnet Mixed with a Superconductor

    J. Tejada, R. Zarzuela, A. García-Santiago, I. Imaz, J. Espín, D. Maspoch, E. M. Chudnovsky, J Supercond Nov Magn 2016, 29(5), 1133-1137. [Link]