Daniel Maspoch  Comamala

Daniel Maspoch Comamala

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) Advanced, 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

- Fonseca J, Meng L, Imaz I & Maspoch D 2023, 'Self-assembly of colloidal metal-organic framework (MOF) particles', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 52, pp. 2528-2543.
- Carné-Sánchez A, Martínez-Esaín J, Rookard T, Flood C.J., Faraudo J, Stylianou K.C. & Maspoch D 2023, 'Ammonia capture in rhodium(II)-based metal–organic polyhedra via synergistic coordinative and H-bonding interactions', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15, 5, 6747-6754.
- Broto-Ribas A, Ruiz-Relaño S, Albalad J, Yang Y, Gándara F, Juanhuix J, Imaz I & Maspoch D 2023, 'Retrosynthetic analysis applied to clip-off chemistry: synthesis of four Rh(II)-based complexes as proof-of-concept', Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, vol. 62, pp. e202310354.
- Yang Y, Fernández-Seriñán P, Imaz I, Gándara F, Handke M, Ortín-Rubio B, Juanhuix J & Maspoch D 2023, 'Isoreticular contraction of Metal-Organic Frameworks induced by cleavage of covalent bonds', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 145, 31, pp. 17398 - 17405.
- Fonseca J, Meng L, Moronta P, Imaz I, López C & Maspoch D 2023, 'Assembly of covalent organic frameworks into colloidal photonic crystals', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 145, 37, pp. 20163-20168.
- Çamur C, Babu R, Suárez Del Pino J.A., Rampal N, Pérez-Carvajal J, Hügenell Ph, Ernst S.J., Silvestre-Albero J, Imaz I, Madden D.G., Maspoch D & Fairen-Jimenez D 2023, 'Monolithic zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks for energy-efficient water adsorption applications', Advanced Materials, vol. 35, pp. e2209104.
- Calvo-Lozano O, Hernández-López L, Gomez L, Carné-Sánchez A, von Baeckmann C, Lechuga L.M. & Maspoch D 2023, 'Integration of metal-organic polyhedra onto a nanophotonic sensor for real-time detection of itrogenous organic pollutants in water', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 15, 33, pp. 39523-39529.

Selected research activities

Rei Jaume I Award 2023 in New Technologies