Category Archives: Gel

Synthesis and supramolecular self-assembly of glutamic acid-based squaramides

Synthesis and supramolecular self-assembly of glutamic acid-based squaramides Juan V. Alegre-Requena, Marleen Häring, Isaac G. Sonsona, Alex Abramov, Eugenia Marqués-López, Raquel P. Herrera and David Díaz Díaz Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2018, 14, 2065–2073. Abstract: We describe the preparation and characterization of two … Continue reading

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Urea Activation by an External Brønsted Acid: Breaking Self-Association and Tuning Catalytic Performance

Urea Activation by an External Brønsted Acid: Breaking Self-Association and Tuning Catalytic Performance Isaac G. Sonsona, Eugenia Marqués-López, Marleen Häring, David Díaz Díaz  and Raquel P. Herrera Catalysts 2018, 8(8), 305; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8080305 Abstract: In this work, we hypothesize that Brønsted acids can activate urea-based catalysts by diminishing its … Continue reading

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A good friend visited us!

Prof. David Díaz Díaz, from the Universität Regensburg, come back to Zaragoza after long time, and as a present gave us a nice and excellent talk about “Air-sensitive photoredox catalysis performed under aerobic conditions in gel networks” DANKE!! 😉

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Regulatory Parameters of Self-Healing Alginate Hydrogel Networks Prepared via Mussel-Inspired Dynamic Chemistry

This new article is one more example of the active and excellent collaboration between David and Raquel research groups. Thanks and congratulations! Regulatory Parameters of Self-Healing Alginate Hydrogel Networks Prepared via Mussel-Inspired Dynamic Chemistry. Alegre-Requena, J. V.; Haering, M.; Herrera, R. P.; Diaz, … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of self-assembled capacity of squaramides to form stable alcogels

Squaramides are intriguing molecular structures intensively employed in the last decade as organocatalysts. That is why they entered to be part of the research focuses of H-OCA, dedicated -as you certainly know- to the asymmetric organocatalysis field. Along to this … Continue reading

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