Category Archives: Scientific Highlights

Ruthenium carboranyl complexes with 2,2 ‘-bipyridine derivatives for potential bimodal therapy application

New developments of ruthenium–carboranyl complexes for potential bimodal therapy. SC Advances, 2020, 10, 16266-16276.

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Closo-Carboranyl- and Metallacarboranyl Decorated Scaffold for Cancer Therapy and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

A new family of bifunctional compounds that, offering the possibility of dual action (drug + radiotherapy combinations), may result in significant clinical benefits!! Cells, 2020, 9, 1408.

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m-Carborane as a Novel Core for Periphery-Decorated Macromolecules

New closo m-C2B10H12 based globular periphery-decorated macromolecules.  Cells, 2020, 9, 1408.

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Metallacarboranes as Photoredox Catalysts in Water

[Co(C2B9H11)2]− was tested, for the first time, as efficient photoredox catalysts in the oxidation of aromatic and aliphatic alcohols in water. Molecules, 2020, 25, 2814.

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Prof. Clara Viñas gave a lecture at the Women of Distinction in Materials Science Workshop

The workshop programme includes talks about materials science in many different fields: biomedicine, for fuel cell applications, catalysis, complex materials or materails for aerospace. You can find the list of invited speakers here, including ICMAB researcher Clara Viñas. 

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Photoluminescence of Anthracene–styrene- m-carborane derivatives

We report how m-carborane platform enhances the quantum efficiency of the anthracene in solution, without losing the emission properties in the aggregate state. Check out all details at Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers.

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Check out the Results in Brief for our EU project on CORDIS

Tuning both the photoluminescence and conductive properties of new COP materials Prof. Viñas’s demonstrated a simple and efficient way to achieve tuning by focusing on the accompanying cations of the doping anions, which determine the stoichiometries of the COPs that, … Continue reading

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A new material for biobutanol separation

We have discovered a water stable metal-organic framework (MOF) that allows for the separation of butanol from acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) mixtures that are extracted from the fermentation process of biomass feedstock, as part of the standard industrial process to produce biofuels. Check out … Continue reading

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Aromaticity in Boron Clusters Survives Radical Structural Changes

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A fast and simple B–C bond formation in metallacarboranes

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