“Supramolecular Fullerene Sponges as Catalytic Masks for Regioselective Functionalization of C60“, by Carles Fuertes-Espinosa, Cristina García-Simón, Míriam Pujals, Marc Garcia-Borràs, Laura Gómez, Teodor Parella, Judit Juanhuix, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch, Miquel Costas and Xavi Ribas.
The supramolecular mask protocol is a significant step forward for the regioselective functionalization of fullerenes. The exquisite ability to form pure-isomer poly-functionalized C60 adducts, overcoming tedious and non-practical chromatographic separations, allows for their direct testing in solar cell prototypes. Furthermore, the supramolecular mask strategy can be applied to C70 or higher fullerenes, opening a plethora of poly-functionalized fullerene derivatives to be synthesized and tested. Moreover, apart from the nucleophilic cyclopropanations reported herein, the protocol is currently being expanded to Diels-Alder (DA), 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions and PC60BM-type cyclopropanations, thus enabling a variety of regioselective functionalization reactions. This supramolecular mask strategy can help the discovery of the next generation of improved solar cells (organic or perovskite based) or new drug candidates.
This research has been carried out in close collaboration with Dr. Xavi Ribas (from the QBIS-CAT research group of the University of Girona (UdG)), the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN2), the ALBA-BCN synchrotron and the NMR Service of the Autonomous University of Barcelona ( UAB). The results have just been published in the online version of the prestigious CHEM scientific journal .
Esteu convidats a la presentació del software Mnova (Mestrelab Research) el proper dimecres 1 de Març a l’aula C1/009, de 15:30 a 17:30. És una eina de gran utilitat per qualsevol químic interessat en el processament/manipulació rutinàri/a de dades de RMN (i altres tècniques analítiques) d’una manera ràpida, eficient i molt intuitiva. Es presentarà les novetats més importants de la nova versió Mnova11 així com es resoldrà qualsevol qüestió pràctica que es plantegi.
You are invited to the presentation of the new Mnova software package (Mestrelab Research) on Wednesday March 1st in class C1 /009, from 15:30 to 17:30. It is a useful tool for any chemist interested in processing / handling routine NMR data (and other analytical techniques) in an efficient and intuitive way. The most important developments of the new version Mnova11 will be presented and practical question of interest will be discussed.
The researcher will investigate the subject “Analysis of complex mixtures by NMR spectroscopy” under the joint supervision of Dr. Teodor Parella and Dr. Míriam Pérez-Trujillo, as part of the project “Design and Application of New Methodologies in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance” (Diseño y aplicación de nuevas metodologías en resonancia magnética nuclear, CTQ2015-64436-P, 2016-2018) awarded to Dr. Teodor Parella.
The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) has open the call for FPI-funded PhD thesis. At the time, applications are welcome for an FPI (Formación de Personal Investigador)-funded PhD thesis (4 years) associated to the project “NUEVOS MÉTODOS EN RESONANCIA MAGNÉTICA NUCLEAR (IV)” (Novel methodologies in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (IV) – ref: CTQ2012-32436) at the SeRMN in the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB). FPI fellowships are granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
The call for applications begins August 26th, 2013, and the deadline for submission of applications is September 10th, 2013 at 15:00. All information relating to the call for applications can be found the at Minister’s web page or contact to for further details or questions.
“P.E.HSQMBC: Simultaneous measurement of proton–proton and proton–carbon coupling constants” by Josep Saurí, Pau Nolis, Laura Castañar, Albert Virgili and Teodor Parella. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 224 (2012) 101–106. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2012.09.007
Dr. Teodor Parella, Director of the NMR Service and Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, received last September the GERMN-Bruker Award at the VI GERMN Bienal Meeting held in Aveiro, Portugal, for his contributions to the development and application of the NMR spectroscopy technique. Continue reading Teodor Parella, SeRMN Director, receives GERMN-Bruker NMR Award→
Next week several SeRMN members will present our research work at the IV Ibero-American NMR – VI GERMN Bienal – III Iberian NMR joint meeting that will take place in Aveiro (Portugal) from 25th to 28th September. Find below a summary of our contributions.