05/05/2021 Great news from Chemistry of Materials, our paper titled “Dynamic Chiral PPA-AgNPs Nanocomposites: Aligned Silver Nanoparticles Decorating Helical Polymers” has been accepted for publication. This is work is the result of a great job done by Manuel Nuñez-Martínez (DOI: cm-2021-008053)
18/02/2021 Great news from Angewandte Chemie International Edition, our paper titled “The Competitive Aggregation Pathway of an Asymmetric Chiral Oligo(p‐phenyleneethynylene) Towards the Formation of Individual P and M Supramolecular Helical Polymers” has been accepted for publication. I wanna specially thanks Dr. Zulema Fernández for the hard work and also extend CONGRATULATIONS to the rest of the auhtors. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.202100162
28/01/2021 CONGRATULATIONS!! Dr. Zulema Fernandez defended his thesis entitled “Covalent and Supramolecular Helical Polymers: The dawn of Matryoshka Materials“. We want to also thanks Dr. Angela Sastre (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain) , Dr. Matthieu Raynal (Sorbonne Université, France) and Dr. Marcos García (Universidade da Coruña, Spain) for being part of her thesis committee.
17/12/2020 Great news from Angewandte Chemie International Edition, our paper titled “Photochemical Electrocyclization of Poly(phenylacetylene)s: Unwinding Helices to Elucidate their 3D-Structure in Solution” has been accepted for publication as VIP paper and FRONT COVER. I wanna specially thanks Fran Rey for the hard work and also extend CONGRATULATIONS to the rest of the auhtors. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202014780
09/10/2020 Great news from Fundación BBVA, I was awarded with one of the “59 Becas Leonardo a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales”
28/09/2020 I was appointed as member of the Executive Committee on the International Symposium on Chirality. It is a great pleasure, I love this meeting!!
21/09/2020 Good news from the Real Academia Galega de Ciencias, Dr. Esteban Suárez has been awarded with an honorific mention due to his research in the field of multifunctional materials. Congratulations Esteban!!
14/09/2020 Good news from Angewandte Chemie International Edition, our paper titled “Chiral Information Harvesting in Helical Poly(acetylene) Derivatives Using Oligo(p-phenyleneethynylene)s as Spacers” has been accepted for publication. Congratulations Zulema Fernández, great job!.
16/06/2020 Good news from Chemical Science, our paper titled “Chiral Information Harvesting in Helical Poly(acetylene) Derivatives Using Oligo(p-phenyleneethynylene)s as Spacers” has been accepted for publication. Congratulations Zulema Fernández, great job!.
14/04/2020 Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Cobos and Dr. Rafael Rodríguez. Our paper “Polymeric Helical Structures à la Carte by Rational Design of Monomers” has been accepted in Macromolecules, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00085
13/03/2020 We have been advised to stay at home for the next couple of weeks. All the students are back to their homes to spend these days with their families in the best conditions they can. I hope we can meet together again soon!, but still we can use our time to write down dissertations or papers drafts and also read interesting research articles. Do not forget to have fun also during this time!!!
07/03/2020 Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Rodríguez and Dr. Esteban Suárez. Our paper entitled “Stimuli‐responsive Macromolecular Gear: Interlocking Dynamic Helical Polymers with Foldamers” has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, doi:10.1002/anie.201915488
03/03/2020 Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Rodríguez and our collaborators From Univ. de Málaga —Prof. Javier Ramírez Group—. Our collaborative paper paper entitled “Raman Optical Activity (ROA) as a New Tool to Elucidate the Helical Structure of Poly(phenylacetylene)s” has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, doi:10.1002/anie.202000651
26/12/2019 Congratulations to Esteban Suárez. Our paper paper entitled “Chiral Overpass‐Induction in Dynamic Helical Polymers Bearing Pendant Groups with Two Chiral Centers” has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, doi:10.1002/ange.201915213
10/12/2019 Congratulations to Manuel Núñez, Julián Bergueiro and Sandra Arias. Our first paper in hybrid materials entitled “Chiral Gold-PPA Nanocomposites with Tunable Helical Sense and Morphology” has been accepted in Nanoscale Horizons DOI: 10.1039/C9NH00659A
11/10/2019 María Lago has joined our lab to perform her PhD in helical polymers. I am sure that we are going to have a lot of fun the following years.
10/09/2019 Our Angewandte article based on “Chiral Conflict” has been highlighted by Chemistry Views from ChemPubSoc and Wiley-VCH.
02/09/2019 Good News. Our research article Small, 2019, 13, 1805413 has been highlighted in Advances in Engineering
15/07/2019 Congratulations to Mohammad Alzubi, Sandra Arias and Rafael Rodríguez. Our paper entitled ““Chiral Conflict” as a New Tool to Create Stimuli‐Responsive Materials Based on Dynamic Helical Polymers” has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907069
12/06/2019 Congratulations to Mayu Fukuda and the rest of the Japanese/Spanish teams. Our collaborative paper with Prof. Katsuhiro Maeda (Univ. of Kanazawa) entitled “Macromolecular Helicity Control of Poly(phenyl isocyanate)s with Single Stimuli-Responsive Chiral Switch” has been accepted in Chem. Commun DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03555A
07/05/2019 Congratulations to Asahi Isobe and Daisuke Hirose. Our collaborative paper with Prof. Katsuhiro Maeda (Univ. of Kanazawa) entitled “Three-State Switchable Chiral Stationary Phase Based on Helicity Control of an Optically Active Poly(phenylacetylene) Derivative by Using Metal Cations in the Solid State” has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b03177
13/02/2019 Congratulations to Rafael Rodríguez (Tito). Our collaborative paper with Prof. Berta Fernández (USC) entitled “Decoding the ECD Spectra of Poly(phenylacetylene)s: Structural Significance” has been published in ACS Omega DOI:10.1021/acsomega.9b00122
20/02/2019 Congratulations to Rafael Rodríguez (Tito). Our paper entitled “Stimuli‐Directed Colorimetric Interconversion of Helical Polymers Accompanied by a Tunable Self‐Assembly Process” has been accepted for publication in Small DOI:10.1002/smll.201805413
28/01/2018 CONGRATULATIONS!! Dr. Mohammad Alzubi defended his thesis entitled “Stimuli responsive Materials Based on Helical Polymers “. We want to also thanks Dr. Elena Pazos (UDC, Spain) , Dr. Ramón Novoa (University of Minho, Portugal) and Prof. Juan C. Estévez (USC, Spain) for being part of his thesis committee.
03/01/19 “Juan dd la Cierva” postdoctoral fellowships are open. If you want to join our group young group (only predocs) contact us. For more info see:
24-27/09/2018 National Polymer Meeting (GEP2018) in Punta Umbría Huelva. I am presenting part of our research in chiral teleinduction. Although the best news come from Sandra´s thesis “Chiral Nanostructure Based on Helical Polymers”, which was awarded with the second prize for the best thesis in the polymer field in 2017. Congratulations Sandra!!
20/09/2018 Our colleague Prof. Eiji Yashima gave an outstanding talk in our research center about helical polymers, supramolecular polymers and foldamers. Our students had also the opportunity to discuss with him the research that we are doing in the same fields. Thanks Eiji for your time!!
13/09/2018 Felicitations to Esteban Suárez . Our work entitled “Poly(phenylacetylene) amines: A general route to water soluble helical polyamines” has been accepted in Chemistry of Materials, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03238 Great work Esteban!
03/09/2018 Congratulations to Katherine Cobos . Our work entitled “Chiral to chiral communication in Polymers: A unique approach to Control both Helical Sense and Chirality at the periphery” has been accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07782 Good job kate!!
30/05/2018 Lecture at University of Kanazawa hosted by Professor Katsuhiro Maeda. It was also nice to met my former member Dr. Rafael Rodríguez (Tito) and find that he is having a great time there. I also enjoy a lot discussing about chemistry, polymers and chirality with Assoc. Prof. Tatsuya Nishimura and Assoc. Prof. Tomoyuki Ikai.
27-29/05/2018 Invited talk at “2º Japanese-Spanish Symposium in Organic Synthesis“. It was a great pleasure to participate in such an important event where I could met some outstanding Professors in the Organic Chemistry field.
25/05/2018 Lecture at the Univ. of Kyoto hosted by Prof. Suginome. It was a great pleasure to discuss about helical polymer with him and the Assistant Prof. Yuuya Nagata. Thank you for your kind hospitality!!
13/04/2018 Congratulations to Rafael Rodríguez (Tito). Our paper in collaboration with Prof. Javier Ramírez (UMA) entitled “Sequential Induction of Chirality in Helical Polymers: from the Stereocenter to the Achiral Solvent” has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00519
13/04/2018 Congratulations to Rafael Rodríguez (Tito). Our paper entitled “Multistate Chiroptical Switch Triggered by Stimuli-Responsive Chiral Teleinduction” has been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b00800
16/03/2018 CONGRATULATIONS!! Dr. Rafael Rodríguez successfully defended his thesis entitled “Structure of Helical Polymers: A rational design “. We want to also thanks Prof. Katsuhiro Maeda (Univ. Kanazawa, Japan) , Prof. Luis Sánchez (UCM, Spain) and Prof. José Luis Mascareñas (USC, Spain) for being part of his thesis committee.
16/03/2018 Our colleague Prof. Katsuhiro Maeda from University of Kanazawa gave us a great lecture on helical polymers. Thank you very much for your visit!
01/02/2018 Congratulations to Rafael Rodríguez (Tito). Our paper in collaboration with Prof. Berta Fernández (USC) entitled “Predicting the Helical Sense of Poly(phenylacetylene)s from their Electron Circular Dichroism Spectra” has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition DOI: 10.1002/anie.201713164R1. Great news before Tito´s PhD defense
22/12/2017 It is time to say “see you soon” to Asahi Isobe. It was a great pleasure to have you in the lab. We wish you all the best in your return to Japan and we hope to see you in a near future!!
14/12/2017 Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Arias and Rafael Rodríguez . Our work entitled “Chiral Coalition in Helical Sense Enhancement of Copolymers: the Role of the Absolute Configuration of Comonomers” has been accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI:10.1021/jacs.7b09965. Good job guys!!
11/08/2017 Congratulations to Rafael Rodríguez and Dr. Sandra Arias. Our work entitled “The role of the secondary structure of helical poly(phenylacetylene)s in the formation of nanoparticles from polymer-metal complexes (HPMCs)” has been accepted in Nanoscale DOI: 10.1039/C7NR04829G
24/07/2017 Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Arias and to our collaborators Dr. Julian Bergueiro and Prof. Marcelo Calderón. Our join work in thermoresponsive chiral polymers: “Unexpected Chiro–Thermoresponsive Behavior of Helical Poly(phenylacetylene)s Bearing Elastin–Based Side–Chains” has been accepted in Angewandte (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704821)
12/07/2017 Great contribution of the group to the Chirality 2017 meeting at Waseda Univ – Tokyo (Japan), with one invited lecture and three posters.
Congratulations also to Esteban Suárez who won a poster price at Chirality 2017
We had also a great time there, having fun with our helical polymer chemistry colleagues!!
6/07/2017 Congratulations Mohammad Alzubi and Dr. Sandra Arias, our article entitled “Multipodal dynamic coordination involving cation-π interactions to control the structure of helical polymers” has been accepted into Chemical Communications
11-15/06/2017 Oral contribution at the 16th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy at Rennes (France), and some fun with colleagues, Prof. Katsuhiro Maeda (U. Kanazawa, Japan) and Prof. Francisco Javier Ramirez (U. Málaga, Spain) at Mont Saint Michael.
2/05/2017 The group took part on the ” III University Solidarity running race“.
2/05/2017 Our article entitled “A general route to chiral nanostructures from helical polymers: P/M switch via dynamic metal coordination” has been accepted into Polymer Chemistry
1/05/2017 Sandra has joined Prof. Dr. habil. Hans Börner lab at Humboldt University in Berlin to work in Bioorganic synthetic hybrid polymers. Good Luck Sandra!!
5/04/2017 CONGRATULATIONS!! Dr. Sandra Arias successfully defended her thesis entitled “Chiral Nanostructures based on Helical Polymers “
15/12/2016 It is time to say “see you soon” to Hiroki Sato. It was a great pleasure to have you in the lab. Good luck with your thesis, we will miss you!
26/09/2016 Congrats Sandra Arias and Manuel Nuñez. Their paper entitled “Simultaneous adjustment of size and helical sense of chiral nano spheres and nanotubes derived from an axially racemic poly(phenyl acetylene)s” has been accepted into Small
25/09/2016 Our feature article entitled “Chiral nanostructure in polymers under different deposition conditions observed by atomic force microscopy of monolayers: Poly(phenylacetylene)s as a case study” has been accepted into Chemical Communications
12/09/2016 Two new Ph.D. students have joined our lab: Manuel Nuñez and Pablo Fernández. Wellcome guys!
5-8/09/2016 Great contribution of the group to the GEP2016 meeting (Burgos, Spain) with 3 oral communications (Rafael Rodríguez, Sandra Arias and Me) and two posters (Kate Cobos and Esteban Suárez). We had a great time with the Spanish Polymer Community
24-27/08/2016 Great contribution of the group to the Chirality meeting (Heidelberg, Germany) with 3 oral communications (Rafael Rodríguez, Sandra Arias and Me). We had a great time with some colleagues in the helical polymer field.
15/07/2016 Congrats Rafael Rodríguez. His paper entitled “Architecture of Chiral Poly(phenyl acetylene)s: From Compressed/Highly Dynamic to Stretched/Quasi-Static Helices” has been accepted into Journal of the American Chemical Society
12/07/2016 Invited Speaker at XI SISOC 2016-Spanish Italian Symposium in Organic Chemistry
1/07/2016 Rafael Rodríguez is back to the lab. He spent 4 months at at Cambridge University under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke. Wellcome back TITO!!
03/05/2016 Our paper “Chiral Nanostructures from Helical Copolymer–Metal Complexes: Tunable Cation–π Interactions and Sergeants and Soldiers Effect” published in Small has been highlighted in the website Advances in Engineering
25/03/2016 Our article “Helical Sense Selective Domains and Enantiomeric Superhelices Generated by Langmuir-Schaefer Deposition of an Axially Racemic Chiral Helical Polymer” published in Nanoscale has been chosen as HOT ARTICLE
12/03/2016 Invited Conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) hosted by Prof. Toshikazu Takata
10/03/2016 Invited Speaker at the first international symposium for Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules (Kanazawa, Japan). This meeting was organized by Prof. Katsuhiro Maeda and Prof. Ogoshi Tomoki from the University of Kanazawa.
7/03/2016 Invited Conference at Nagoya University (Japan) hosted by Prof. Eiji Yashima.
29/02/2016 Ph. D. student Rafael Rodríguez (Tito) is now at Cambridge University. He will spend 4 months at Prof. Jonathan Nitschke group creating complex structures with targeted functions from simple building blocks.
22/02/2016 Our paper “Self Assembly of Poly(phenylacetylene)s” has been published in Chemical reviews.
11/02/2016 GOOD NEWS!! Our research project “Chiroptical Dynamic Materials from Dynamic Helical Polymers” got funded from the Spanish Government. We were also awarded with a predoctoral fellowsyhip.
11/01/2016 Our paper “Chiral Nanostructures from Helical Copolymer–Metal Complexes: Tunable Cation–π Interactions and Sergeants and Soldiers Effect ” has been published in Small.
The article has been considered very important paper and it is highlighted with a frontispiece. Congratulations Sandra Arias and Julián Bergueiro for this beautiful work.
17/12/2015 Congrats Rafael Rodríguez. His paper entitled “Helical Sense Selective Domains and Enantiomeric Superhelices Generated by Langmuir-Schaefer Deposition of an Axially Racemic Chiral Helical Polymer” has been accepted into Nanoscale.
14/12/2015 Ph.D. student Sandra Arias is back to our lab. She spent 4 months at Prof. Marcelo Calderón lab in the Freie Univeristat of Berlin working on thermoresponsive polymers and gold nanoparticles.
3/12/2015 CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Seila Leiras successfully defended her thesis entitled “Helical sense and Aggregation control of polyphenylacetylenes”.
20/11/2015 Four new chemistry grad students joined the lab this week: Amaia Rada, Luis Oubiña, Manuel Nuñez and Pablo Fernández! Welcome, guys!