Daniel Maspoch

Daniel Maspoch

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Engineering Sciences

Born in L'Escala (Girona) in 1976. He graduated in chemistry at the Universitat de Girona and obtained his PhD in materials science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona. He then moved to Northwestern University, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of professor Chad A. Mirkin. He moved back to the Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN) thanks to a Ramón y Cajal contract, where he founded the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group. Since September 2011 he is ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2). He is a recipient of European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator and PoC Grants.

Research interests

My research interests are focused on controlling the assembly -Supramolecular Chemistry- of molecules, metal ions and nanoparticles for the creation of functional nanostructured materials -Nanotechnology- with empty spaces; and use them to encapsulate, store, separate, react and deliver molecules of interest. My main contributions are in the fields of nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs), Metal-Organic Polyhedra (MOPs) and Delivery Systems for applications in myriad areas, including Energy (e.g. gas storage), Catalysis, the Environment (e.g. pollutant removal, CO2 storage), Encapsulation (e.g. long-lasting fragrances), and Life Science –Medicine and animals health– (e.g. drug-delivery systems and contrast agents).

Selected publications

– Carné-Sánchez A, Craig GA, Larpent P, Guillerm V, Urayama K, Maspoch D & urukawa S 2019, ‘A coordinative solubilizer method to fabricate soft porous materials from insoluble metal-organic polyhedra’, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, vol. 58, no. 19, pp 6347 – 6350.

– Garzon-Tovar L, Perez-Carvajal J, Yazdi A, Hernandez-Munoz J, Tarazona P, Imaz I, Zamora F & Maspoch D 2019, ‘A MOF@COF composite with enhanced uptake through interfacial pore generation‘, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, vol. 58, no. 28, pp 9512 – 9516.

– Troyano J, Carné-Sánchez A & Maspoch D 2019, ‘Programmable self-assembling 3D architectures generated by patterning of swellable MOF-based composite films’, Advanced Materials, vol. 31, no. 21, pp 1808235.

– Pérez-Carvajal J, Boix G, Imaz I & Maspoch D 2019, ‘The imine-based COF TpPa-1 as an efficient cooling adsorbent that can be regenerated by heat or light’, Advanced Energy Materials, 9, pp 1901535.

– Guillerm V & Maspoch D 2019, ‘Geometry mismatch and reticular chemistry: strategies to assemble metal-organic frameworks with non-default topologies’, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, no. 42, pp 16517 – 16538.

– Grancha T, Carne-Sanchez A, Hernandez-Lopez L, Albalad J, Imaz I, Juanhuix J & Maspoch D 2019, ‘Phase transfer of rhodium(II)-based metal-organic polyhedra bearing coordinatively bound cargo enables molecular separation’, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, no. 45, pp 18349 – 18355.

– Carné-Sánchez A, Albalad J, Grancha T, Imaz I, Juanhuix J, Larpent P, Furukawa S & Maspoch D 2019, ‘Postsynthetic covalent and coordination functionalization of rhodium(II)-based metal-organic polyhedra’, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 141, no. 9, pp 4094 – 4102.

Selected research activities

ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant