On-line in Chem. Comm. -- See two new organometallic compounds with brand-new transition-metal hydroxide core geometry. This unexpected result shows that there is still new chemistry to be discovered in this long-studied family of compounds.
A Route to Small Clusters: A Twisted Half-Hexagram-Shaped M4(OH)4 Cluster and Its Capacity for Hosting Closed-Shell Metals
by I. Ara, M. A. García-Monforte, R.González, L. R. Falvello, and M. Tomás
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 13121-13124.
We had a visit in November from Professor Juraj Černák, who presented a seminar on cyanido chemistry.
Here are some of the photos from Juraj's talk and from a visit to the diffraction lab, where Anna gave us a tour.
BEGINNING OF A NEW ACADEMIC YEAR
COMIENZO MUY INTERNACIONAL DE UN NUEVO AÑO ACADÉMICO
As summer draws to a close and the new academic year begins, Alejandro (Spain), Zeineb (Tunisia) and Anna (Slovakia) gather to contemplate a classic diffractometer.
En los últimos días de verano y a los albores del nuevo año académico, Alejandro (España), Zeineb (Túnez) y Anna (Eslovaquia) se juntan, contemplando un difractómetro clásico.
Now online at Acta Cryst., Section C....
"A phase transition caught in mid-course:
independent and concomitant analyses of the
monoclinic and triclinic structures of
Full article (open access) here.
Acta Cryst. (2017). C73, 731-742
In Dalton Transactions....
"A symmetric, triply interlaced 3-D anionic MOF that exhibits both magnetic order and SMM behaviour"
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 16764-16768
This article is featured on the inside back cover of this special issue of Dalton Trans. See the article.
We are researchers in structural inorganic chemistry.
We work in an academic environment, at the University of Zaragoza and within the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, the Aragón Materials Science Institute (ICMA) and the Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis (ISQCH).
Larry Falvello (PI)
See us on Facebook ( Lab Larry Falvello ) and at Facebook-Pages.
SOME USEFUL LINKS
- Excellent compendium by Phil Jeffrey, of literature references to background theory and crystallographic practice. This list is directed to macromolecular crystallographers, but is useful in any context.
- Ilia's fragment library.
- Kevin Cowtan's Picture Book of Fourier Transforms: http://www.ysbl.york.ac.uk/~cowtan/fourier/fourier.html
- Training videos by Joe Reibenspies: http://xray.tamu.edu/courses.php [for single-crystal (Apex2) and powder (D8) diffractometers].
- Also see Joe's Tools of the Trade list.
- On the significance of C---H...pi interactions.
- van der Waals radii.
- Halogen atoms as hydrogen-bond acceptors.
- Academic Calendar for the University of Zaragoza
- Some useful information on Bond Valence Sums
EN OTRAS PALABRAS
Somos investigadores en la química inorgánica estructural.
Somos miembros del Grupo Consolidado M4, Materiales Magnéticos Moleculares Multifuncionales .
Estamos interesados en MOLECULAS, CRISTALES, ARTE y mas...
Puedes ver el artículo de Milagros sobre el Arte Mudéjar y la Estructura Cristalina.
16 March, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS! The University of Zaragoza has awarded Elena its "Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado" (University Doctorate Award with Special Distinction) for her doctoral thesis Metal Citrate Cubanes: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties. Read all about Elena's work in the university press release (Spanish).
There is more about Elena's work at Aragón Investiga.
15 January, 2016
Published in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry: New preparation, first structure analysis and magnetism of the long-known nickel benzoate trihydrate: A linear Ni∙∙∙Ni∙∙∙Ni polymer and its parallels to the active site of urease, by Anna Vráblová, Larry R. Falvello, Javier Campo, Jozef Miklovič, Roman Boča, Juraj Černák and Milagros Tomás.
22 September, 2015
We welcome Professor Juraj Cernák of Pavol Jozef Safárik University in Kosice, who is here for an Erasmus visit. Under the auspices of our Erasmus program, two students from the University of Zaragoza are presently studying at UPJS.
5 June, 2015
The web site for SCTE2016 is now open. The 20th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements will be held in Zaragoza in April, 2016. All the information is on the web site.
18 May, 2015
A cover graphic based on an article in Chemistry -- A European Journal, about a compound described in Elena's thesis, was used for the quiz question in the May 18, 2015, issue of Chemistry Views magazine. The quiz contest was held to mark the 20th anniversary of Chemistry -- A European Journal.
The article from Chemistry -- A European Journal is here. It will be available under Open Access until the end of 2015.