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Our research focuses on design, synthesis and study of organic functional systems; emphasis is on conceptual innovation - integrating unorthodox interactions and addressing lessons from and challenges in nature - for broad applications such as cellular uptake, fluorescent probes or catalysis.  Click here for application information.

Latest Publications


Benz, S.; Besnard, C.; Matile, S. “Chalcogen-Bonding Catalysis: From Neutral to Cationic Benzodiselenazole Scaffolds”, Helv. Chim. Acta 2018, 101, e1800075.

Humeniuk, H. V.; Rosspeintner, A.; Licari, G.; Kilin, V.; Bonacina, L.; Vauthey, E.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “White-Fluorescent Dual-Emission Mechanosensitive Membrane Probes that Function by Bending Rather than Twisting”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, in press.

López-Andarias, J.; Bauzá, A.; Sakai, N.; Frontera, A.; Matile, S. “Remote Control of Anion-π Catalysis on Fullerene-Centered Catalytic Triads”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, in press.

What's New

May: In time for the World Cup in Russia, a press release on molecular footballs ⚽ for anion-π catalysis.

May: Press release, CEN and Chemistry World coverage of cell-penetrating artificial metalloenzymes for gene switches in designer cells

April: Watch Eline in action.

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