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Papers
Welcome to metal-induced Dynamic topological transformations
Welcome to metal-induced Dynamic topological transformations

Natalia and Belen’s work has been published in JACS. Their work introduces a pioneering methodology for the synthesis of heterometallic titanium frameworks amenable to the principles of reticular chemistry. Instead of relying in the serendipitous discovery of mixed-metal clusters by trial and error, we use heterometallic MOF crystals as precursors to direct the formation of SBUs with variable connection points by metal exchange reactions at low temperature. Click for more info

Shaping and growing peptide MOF crystals
Shaping and growing peptide MOF crystals

We are really happy to see our collaboration with Puigmartí-Luis group published in JACS. By using microfluidic chips we manage to grow and shape crystals of our beloved Cu(GHG) peptide MOF at the millimeter scale. This approach permits generating monolith single crystals and might help overcoming the problems associated with the pelletization and densification of these materials for their successful implementation into functional devices. Click for more info

Lanthanide MOFs for NO2 sensing
Lanthanide MOFs for NO2 sensing

Our collaboration with Sánchez-Costa lab at IMDEA has been published in the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. This work introduces a new sensing mechanism controlled by the interaction of NOx contaminants with the framework for concomitant increase/decrease in the luminescence of the solid. Click for more info

Group News

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Peptide MOF crystals in the cover of JACS
Peptide MOF crystals in the cover of JACS

Our collaboration with Puigmartí´s team on using µfluidics to control the growth and shape of peptide MOFs has been highlighted as supplementary cover in JACS. Thanks to the creative team of Principia for the excellent result. Hope you will like it!

Collaboration with IMDEA in the cover of JPCL
Collaboration with IMDEA in the cover of JPCL

Our collaboration with Sánchez-Costa lab at IMDEA has been highlighted in the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Congratulations José!

Isabel selected to attend the 70th Lindau meeting
Isabel selected to attend the 70th Lindau meeting

The evaluating committee of Lindau Nobel Meeting selected Isabel to participate in the 70th anniversary of this landmark event. It gathers Nobel Laureates and young scientists from over a hundred countries in an informal and open atmosphere. The meeting will cover the areas of Chemitry, Physics and Physiology or Medicine. More info.

FullprofSuite training in Vitoria
FullprofSuite training in Vitoria
FullprofSuite training in Vitoria

Belén took part in the fifth edition of FullprofSuite training organized by CIC energiGUNE (Vitoria). A great opportunity to get started in the structural analysis from powder diffraction data, that has become a useful tool in reticular chemistry. Thanks to the organizing committee! More info.

Supporting the international day of women in science
Supporting the international day of women in science
Supporting the international day of women in science
Supporting the international day of women in science

Aiming to overcome the gender imbalance in STEM, Isabel discussed the current statistics with last year’s students of IES Baleares high school and encourage them to help to achieve equality in science. Isabel showcased and discussed her research journey and advised them in pursuing a career in science. This activity was organised by the 11deFebrero association, in which volunteers can contact high schools through an online platform and give talks at schools in celebration with the International day of Women in Science.

Motivational talk at University of Alcalá de Henares
Motivational talk at University of Alcalá de Henares

Through personal experience from the first year of her Bachelor´s degree at University of Alcalá until date, Isabel dropped a message of hope for students in their first year, year in which a considerable number of students drop the degree. She discussed different research opportunities during the degree, and advised in PhD search and PhD life. We are often our biggest limitation

FuniMAT at INNOAGENTS
FuniMAT at INNOAGENTS
FuniMAT at INNOAGENTS

Carlos was invited to the workshop Innoagents organised by the Universitat de Vlència/RedTransfer and sponsored by the Agencia Valenciana de la Innovación to comment on the experience of building-up MatCO to transfer the results of the group to technological companies. See here for more info.

Invited lecture at the Advancing Chemistry in Spain symposium
Invited lecture at the Advancing Chemistry in Spain symposium
Invited lecture at the Advancing Chemistry in Spain symposium

Carlos presented our recent results in photoactivity and chemical reactivity in titanium-organic frameworks at the first symposium “Advancing Chemistry in Spain: Early Career ERC Researchers” organized by the Universitat de les Illes Balears. See here for more info.

FuniMAT was present in JIQ 2019
FuniMAT was present in JIQ 2019
FuniMAT was present in JIQ 2019
FuniMAT was present in JIQ 2019

Carmen, María, Belén, Javi and Isabel attended the last XVI Simposio de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Real Sociedad Española de Química which took place in the Universitat Politècnica of Valencia. They had the opportunity to present their recent results and interact with Spanish young researchers. More info here.

FuniMAT at EuroMOF2019
FuniMAT at EuroMOF2019

Our Funimates Isabel, Jose and Javi attended the EuroMOF2019 conference held in Paris to present and discuss our latest advances in Titanium-Organic frameworks and enzyme encapsulation in MOFs. More info.

Invited talk at ICIQ
Invited talk at ICIQ

Carlos presented our recent results in charge transport, photoactivity and chemical reactivity in metal-organic frameworks at the ICIQ in the seminar programme sponsored by BASF.. Thanks for the invitation Mónica and JR! See here for more info.

Plenary lecture in TU Graz
Plenary lecture in TU Graz
Plenary lecture in TU Graz

FuniMAT was present at the International Summer School Porous Materials @ Work that took place in the Technical University of Graz. Carlos delivered a keynote lecture on the chemical stability in MOFs and advantages of titanium-organic frameworks in this context. Thanks for the invitation! See here for more info.