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Our research focuses on design, synthesis and study of organic functional systems; emphasis is on conceptual innovation - integrating lessons from nature and exotic interactions - for broad applications such as solar cells, bioprobes or catalysts.  Click here for details.

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 Latest Publications all publications

Liu, L.; Cotelle, Y.; Avestro, A.-J.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “Asymmetric Anion-π Catalysis of Iminium/Nitroaldol Cascades to Form Cyclohexane Rings with Five Stereogenic Centers Directly on π-Acidic Surfaces”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, in press.

Cotelle, Y.; Lebrun, V.; Sakai, N.; Ward, T. R.; Matile, S. “Anion-π Enzymes”, ACS Cent. Sci. 2016, 2, 388-393.

Lascano, S.; Zhang, K.-D.; Wehlauch, R.; Gademann, K.; Sakai, N.; Matile, S. “The Third Orthogonal Dynamic Covalent Bond”, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4720-4724.

 What's New

May: Press releases in Geneva (UniGe and NCCR CB) and Basel (UniBas and NCCR MSE) for the appearance of first anion-π enzyme in ACS Central Science.

Apr: A beautiful JACS Spotlight by Christine Herman on Unorthodox Interactions at Work.

Jan 16: Much appreciation for François' enolate-π macrodilactones: a VIP recognition, an invited cover and an author profile.
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