Cover. Angewandte Chemie

Our clip-off chemistry paper in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. is highlighted on the front cover on the journal. Concept: with clip-off chemistry, you can now slice molecules to get new ones! As refreshing as a freshly squeezed orange!  Check also the article!

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Clip-Off Chemistry

The fascinating Ozonolysis x MOFs story continues!After our proof of concept paper showing the possibility to selectively and quantitatively cleave ligands in MOFs to tune the porous system and fuse micropores into mesopores (J. Am Chem. Soc. 2018) we proved that we can actually use these mesopores to encapsulate enzymes and transform them in self-propelled…

Conference. 21st century materials Emerging Scholars at the Frontiers

I am extremely happy to take part of the Emerging Scholars at the Frontiers Symposium as an invited speaker. Sharing the -virtual- stage with Sir Fraser Stoddart, Prof. Omar Yaghi, Prof. Rahul Banerjee, and many talented young researchers is a great pleasure. I will be talking about MOF design, and how we can learn from…

Cover. Accounts of chemical research

Our Acc. Chem. Res. article is highlighted on the front cover on the journal. And it looks stunning. Description: Spacecraft Topollo “3-12-24-c” carries on the exploration of the reticular chemistry galaxy, on the hidden face of the topology planet. Seeking highly connected gems to discover and understand, within a colorful building blocks field.  Check also…

Acc. Chem. Res. Thoughtful design of MOFs

Some papers are like wine, they need a bit of aging to offer you their best. Back in 2014, I started writing about highly connected nets, topology and rational design strategies. That was an ambitious, complex task and I was probably not yet ready for it. It stayed it moved from USB to hard drive,…

Cover. nature reviews materials

I am pleased to see my artwork displayed on the cover of such a prestigious journal! Also, very happy to illustrate the review by my friends Hao and Dalal! Great work. Check also their article!

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 25 years of Reticular Chemistry

25 years of reticular chemistry? Or maybe more… But that is not the topic. I am very glad I was invited to contribute with major actors of the field to coauthor a review describing the evolution of our field in the past 25 years. That was a very interesting exercise, given the fact everyone has…

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. From Rhodium MOPs to bimetallic MOFs

When I moved to Barcelona, I had not imagined I would be involved such a fun project making novel rht and ftw MOFs starting from pre-made Rh-MOPs as supermolecular building blocks (SBBs)!But a journey in research is full of surprises and I am really glad I came across Arnau, Thais and the creative NanoUp team!…

Cover. JACS

Our Cantellation article describing the design of the first mesoporous sodalite MOF is highlighted in J. Am. Che. Soc. as supplementary cover. My first artwork using illustrator. A game changer. If you like the artwork, you’ll also like the science in there! Check also the article!

JACS: MOFtors

Second chapter of my fascinating Ozonolysis x MOFs project is out in J. Am. Chem. Soc.!It is a very special one for me because that is the outcome of -MOFtors- my first project with competitive funding, as co-PI with Tania Patino from IBEC. I am very glad for the funding by the Barcelona Institute of…