New paper on molecular recognition: triazine-carbon nanotubes with Flavin

Carbon nanotubes, both single-walled and multi-walled, have been functionalised with 1,3,5-triazines and p-tolyl chains by aryl radical addition under microwave irradiation and the derivatives have been fully characterised. Artificial receptors in catalytic processes could be designed through specific control of the interaction between functionalised carbon nanotubes and riboflavin.

New web site for the MSOC-Nanochemistry Group!

  Our colleagues from the MSOC (Microwaves and Sustainable Organic Chemistry)-Nanochemistry group have presented their new website. Don’t forget to check it out!

Graphene Flagship

The European Commission has chosen Graphene as one of Europe’s first 10-year, 1,000 million euro FET flagships. The mission of Graphene is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe. The MSOC nano group, headed by Prof. Ester Vazquez, is one of … Continue reading

Chem. Comm. for our Nano Friends!

Few-layer graphenes using melamine and ball milling processing. V. León, M. Quintana, M. A. Herrero, J. L. G. Fierro, A. de la Hoz, M. Prato, E. Vázquez. We report a simple, practical scalable procedure to produce few-layer graphene sheets using ball-milling. Commercially available melamine can be efficiently used to exfoliate graphite and generate concentrated water or … Continue reading

Our Nano friends do it again!! Small article

Ball Milling modification of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes: purification, cutting and functionalization N. Rubio, C. Fabbro, M. A. Herrero, A. de la Hoz, M. Meneghetti, J. L. G. Fierro, M. Prato, E. Vázquez. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) can be successfully cut with relatively homogeneous sizes using a planetary mill. The optimized conditions produce highly dispersible SWNTs that … Continue reading

New article for our Nano friends!! Advanced Functional Materials

Highly Conductive Redox Protein–Carbon Nanotube Complex for Biosensing Applications Chiara Baldacchini, Maria Antonia Herrero Chamorro, Maurizio Prato, Salvatore Cannistraro. The integration of redox proteins with nanomaterials has attracted much interest in the past years, and metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been introduced as efficient electrical wires to connect biomolecules to metal electrodes in advanced nano-biodevices. Besides preserving biofunctionality, … Continue reading