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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


Derivery, E.; Bartolami, E.; Matile, S.; Gonzalez-Gaitan, M. “Efficient Delivery of Quantum Dots into the Cytosol of Cells Using Cell-Penetrating Poly(disulfide)s”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, in press.

Wang, C.; Matile, S. “Anion-π Catalysts with Axial Chirality”, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, in press.

Neuhaus, F.; Zobi, F.; Brezesinski, G.; Dal Molin, M.; Matile, S.; Zumbuehl, A. “Correlation of Surface Pressure and Hue of Planarizable Push-Pull Chromophores at the Air/Water Interface”, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017, 13, 1099-1105.

What's New

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!

Feb: Javier Lopez received a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) grant from the EC (Horizon 2020) in support of his research on catalysis with chalcogen bonds.

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