Topic: Hierarchical Supramolecular Structures Induced by Cooperative Processes
Speaker: Prof.Gustavo Fernandez
Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry
Universität Würzburg am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)
Time: 2014/06/06 3:00 pm
Inviter: Prof. Myongsoo Lee
Natural macromolecules have the extraordinary ability to self-assemble into well-defined nanostructures in a controlled fashion in all dimensions, a phenomenon in which cooperative forces play a major role. In our group, we have exploited several strategies for the construction of well-defined cooperative self-assembled structures based on co-assembly processes, hydrophobic interactions, metal-metal bonding, unconventional CH∙∙∙X hydrogen bonding and metal complexes with tetrahedral coordination geometry. The application of these concepts in drug delivery systems is currently underway.
Brief Curriculum Vitae
2010 Professor University of Würzburg
2010 Postdoctor Prof. Frank Würthner Group
2009 Ph.D. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Awards and Honors
2008 European Young Chemist Award
2010 Honorable Mention Award associated with the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
1. Christina Rest, María José Mayoral, Katharina Fucke, Jennifer Schellheimer, Vladimir Stepanenko, Gustavo Fernández*, “Self-Assembly and (Hydro)gelation triggered by Cooperativep-pand Unconventional C-H•••X Hydrogen Bonding Interactions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 700-705.
2. Maria Jose Mayoral, Christina Rest, Jennifer Schellheimer, Vladimir Stepanenko, Rodrigo Q. Albuquerque, Gustavo Fernández*, “Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization driven by Metallophilic Pd-Pd Interactions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2148-2151.
3. Marina M. Safont-Sempere, Gustavo Fernández, Frank Würthner, “Self-Sorting Phenomena in Complex Supramolecular Systems”, Chem. Rev. 2011, 111, 5784-5814.