Category Archives: Scientific Highlights

Dr Jordi Poater gave a virtual lecture on Boron Cluster Aromaticity

Look at the data at https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.0c02228

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Our paper on Aromaticity in Boron Clusters Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications

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Post-synthetic modification of a highly flexible 3D soft porous metal–organic framework by incorporating conducting polypyrrole: enhanced MOF stability and capacitance as an electrode material

Check out how to stabilize a flexible MOF and introduce a new property at Chem. Commun. 2021, DOI 10.1039/D0CC07393H.

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pH-Responsive Self-Assembly of Amyloid Fibrils for Dual Hydrolase-Oxidase Reactions

In this work we designed de novo short peptides containing only His and Tyr residues in a binary pattern to form biocompatible amyloid-like nanofibers that act as enzyme mimetics and exhibit two different and unrelated catalytic activities. See all results at ACS … Continue reading

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Radiolabeled Cobaltabis(dicarbollide) Anion–Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites for In Vivo Bioimaging and Boron Delivery

A new metallacarborane-based hybrid nanocomposite has been prepared for positron emission tomography. See all details at ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2021, DOI: 10,1021/acsanm.0c03079.

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Tuning the Liquid Crystallinity of Cholesteryl-o-Carborane Dyads: Synthesis, Structure, Photoluminescence, and Mesomorphic Properties

Check out how Carborane can affect the liquid crystal properties of cholesteryl benzoate moieties at  Crystals 2021, 11, 133.

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Sunitinib-Containing Carborane Pharmacophore with the Ability to Inhibit Tyrosine Kinases Receptors FLT3, KIT and PDGFR-beta, Exhibits Powerful In Vivo Anti-Glioblastoma Activity

Discover the latest results on carborane as pharmacophore on anti-glioblastoma activity at Cancers 2020, 12, 3423.

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Noncovalently Linked Metallacarboranes on Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles as Highly Efficient, Robust, and Reusable Photocatalysts in Aqueous Medium.

Check out our recent work at ACS applied materials & interfaces 12 (50), 56372-56384.

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Nomenclature for boranes and related species (IUPAC Recommendations 2019)

Prof. Clara Viñas has contributed to an appraisal of the current IUPAC recommendations for the nomenclature of boranes and related systems.

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

Check this great combination between Ru and Carborane for chemo + radiotherapy at RSC ADVANCES (DOI: 10.1039/d0ra01522a)

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