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

  • Two New Adenine-based Co(II) Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Coordination Modes and Reversible Hydrochromic Behavior,

    I. Burneo, K. C. Stylianou, S. Rodríguez-Hermida, J. Juanhuix, X. Fontrodona, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, Crystal Growth & Design 2015, 15(7), 3182-3189 [Link]

  • Engineering homochiral MOFs by spatially separating 1D chiral metal-peptide ladders: tuning the pore size for enantioselective adsorption,

    K. C. Stylianou, L. Gómez, I. Imaz, C. Verdugo-Escamilla, X. Ribas, D. Maspoch, Chemistry – A European Journal 2015, 21(8), 9964-9969. [Link]

  • Direct on-surface patterning of a crystalline laminar covalent organic framework synthesized at room temperature,

    A. de la Peña Ruigómez, D. Rodríguez-San-Miguel; K. C. Stylianou, M. Cavallini, D. Gentili, F. Liscio, S. Milita, O.M. Roscioni, C. Carbonell, D. Maspoch, R. Mas-Ballesté, J.L. Segura, F. Zamora, Chemistry – A European Journal 2015, 21(30), 10666-10670. [Link]

  • Use of autoantigen-loaded phosphatidylserine-liposomes to arrest autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes,

    I. Pujol-Autonell, A. Serracant, M. Cano-Sarabia, R. M. Ampudia, A. Sanchez, M. Puig-Domingo, D. Maspoch, J. Verdaguer, M. Vives-Pi , PLosONE 2015, 10(6), e0127057. [Link]

  • Liposome-encapsulated bacteriophages for enhanced oral phage therapy against Salmonella,

    J. Colom, M. Cano-Sarabia, J. Otero, P. Cortés, D. Maspoch, M. Llagostera, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2015, 81(14), 4841-4849. [Link]