Category Archives: Scientific Highlights

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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Closo-Carboranyl- and Metallacarboranyl [1,2,3]triazolyl-Decorated Lapatinib-Scaffold for Cancer Therapy Combining Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Check out the role of carboranes and metallacarborane for cancer therapy at Cells (DOI: 10.3390/cells9061408)

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Bimodal Therapeutic Agents Against Glioblastoma, One of the Most Lethal Forms of Cancer

Check out this paper at Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 14335.

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Metallacarboranes as Photoredox Catalysts in Water

Check out our new Hot Paper at Chem Eur J. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201905395

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