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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 details.

Latest Publications

Bornhof, A.-B.; Bauzá, A.; Aster, A.; Pupier, M.; Frontera, A.; Vauthey, E.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Synergistic Anion-(π)n-π Catalysis on π-Stacked Foldamers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, in press.

Macchione, M.; Tsemperouli, M.; Goujon, A.; Mallia, A. R.; Sakai, N.; Sugihara, K.; Matile, S. “Mechanosensitive Oligodithienothiophenes:  Transmembrane Anion Transport Along Chalcogen-Bonding Cascades”, Helv. Chim. Acta 2018, in press.

Benz, S.; Poblador-Bahamonde, A. I.; Low-Ders, N.; Matile, S. “Catalysis with Pnictogen, Chalcogen and Halogen Bonds”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, in press.

What's New

March 2018: Press release on the discovery of pnictogen-bonding catalysis.

July: Quantitative: Sebastian Benz (chalcogen-bonding catalysis) and Le Liu (anion-π catalysis) returned with a poster award each from ESOC-20, the European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, in Cologne, Germany.

March: Our alumni Javier Montenegro and Toshihide Takeuchi received a young investigators award from human frontier science program. Congratulations!

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