NEWS:

January 2024

January 2024

Great news at the beginning of the year! SUSPOL, the spin-off company from SOSCATCOM has received the award to the Best Sustainable Entrepreneurial Initiative from the Alcala Council! Congratulations Miguel, Well done!

January 2024

Fantastic start of the New Year, our ACS Catalysts paper is out! And we also go the Front Cover selected! Congratulations to all, particularly to David! N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Carbodiimide (NHC-CDI) Betaines as Organocatalysts for β-Butyrolactone Polymerization: Synthesis of Green PHB Plasticizers with Tailored Molecular Weights, David Sanchez-Roa, Valentina Sessini, Marta E. G. Mosquera, Juan Cámpora
DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.3c05357

December 2023

December 2023

Great way of finishing the year! Our most recent work on bioplastics! Again in collaboration with Javier Ramos, Juan F. Vega, Titanium-catalyzed synthesis of polymyrcene and polyanethol and application as sustainable additives for poly(lactic acid). European Polymer Journal, doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2023.126494. Well done team!

December 2023

Followed by our latest contribution to CO2 utilization! Obtained directly from the fermentation of sugars! Great work!! Congratulations to the team!!

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0920586123005011

 

December 2023

Our last seminar of the year Carlos has presented his fantastic work on CO2 and CS2 utilization. All the very best for the next step in your career.

December 2023

Enjoying Asturias food in Alcalá for our Christmas dinner!! Great to have such a fantastic group of people in the team! Happy Christmas and all the very best for the 2024!!

November 2023

November 2023

Science day at the Institute Goethe in Madrid. Great to be able to talk about bioplastics to a broader audience. Many thanks to the Goethe institute and the German Embassy for the initiative

November 2023

OASIS network is on!! Members of the Organometallic Chemistry for Sustainable Solutions team at Valladolid kick-off meeting. Very happy to be part of this great network!

October 2023

October 2023

At the beginning of the academic year, we are very happy to welcome new Final Year Project students!! Joaquin, Coral, Laura, Marta

October 2023

Again, we welcome the Organometallic Community in Alcala, this time for the Organometallic Day organized by the GEQO. Diego Jaraba presented his nice work on group 13 catalysts, well done!

September 2023

September 2023

Extremely happy to have hosted the 25th Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (EuCOMC XXV Conference) in Alcalá de Henares on September 4th – 8th, 2023. We could enjoy four days of fantastic science with an outstanding panel of invited speakers and amazing oral and poster presentations, with nearly 400 participants. As well we could celebrate the anniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded to Profs. G. Wilkinson and E. O. Fischer for their pioneering work in Organometallic Chemistry. Plus, Prof. H. Werner, winner of the first edition of the Fischer-Wilkinson Prize for Organometallic Chemistry, delivered a Plenary lecture.

August 2023

August 2023

It is finally out! Our book “Biopolymers Synthesis, Properties, and Emerging Applications”, edited by Valentina Sessini, Srabanti Ghosh and Marta E.G. Mosquera and published by Elsevier. This book presents the state-of-the-art in biopolymers, bringing together detailed information on synthesis strategies, processing and cutting-edge applications.

https://doi.org/10.1016/C2020-0-02662-9

https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780323909396/biopolymers#book-description

 

August 2023

Another great collaboration with Juan F. Vega and Javier Ramos “Insight into the melt-processed polylimonene oxide/polylactic acid blends”, in Polymer Chemistry, within the Pioneering Investigators 2023 themed collection: DOI: 10.1039/d3py00667k. And Featured on the journal front cover!

 

July 2023

July 2023

The First Inorganic Chemistry Symposium in the beautiful town of Sigüenza, has been organized by our department. A fantastic day full of great chemistry and discussions

June 2023

June 2023

At the RSEQ Bienal in Zaragoza, fantastic opportunity to show our chemistry, on main group catalysts for polymerization and CO2 activation

June 2023

Last day of Marino with us, it has been great having you as part of the team! 

May 2023

May 2023

Fantastic news!! It is out!! Our latest work on Group 13 salphen catalysts for cyclic carbonate synthesis from CO2, feature as a cover! Great artwork!

May 2023

We welcome Adrian Leones, a new postdoc in our group to work on the HYBPOWER project

May 2023

The yearly visit of the Sheffield MS students is back!. Great to have you here and to update each other with the latest developments in our researcher labs. Many thanks for the fruitful discussions. Sunny days and fun are waiting for the next 2024 schedule!

April 2023

April 2023

Our review on cyclic thiocarbonates has been published! Great job team!

April 2023

Attending the Workshop From Science to Society (FS2S) organized by Fundación del Rafael del Pino for researchers ad entrepreneurs at Cambridge University. Great opportunity to learn and enjoy!

March 2023

March 2023

Very happy to join the I Research Meeting with Gender Perspective: Equal leadership in Science, at the University of Alcala

March 2023

Visit to the National Centre for Hydrogen in Puertollano, within the Master Chemistry for Energy and Sustainability. Quite impressive to see the Hydrogen station

March 2023

A new member of the team, Hermann Pinson from Rennes University to develop his Master Thesis in our groups. He will be with us for five months. Welcome!

February 2023

February 2023

SUSPOL joins the Green Entrepreneurial LAB (GreenLAB) from the Fundación INCYDE and Fundación J.P. Morgan

January 2023

January 2023

January 2023

Starting the year presenting our latest work in the GE3C meeting. Great presentations from Christian, David, Joan and Jesus, in a fantastic meeting

December 2022

December 2022

Celebrating our group Christmas lunch in our local Indian-Nepali restaurant that happens to be a fantastic one! Happy Christmas and Happy 2023!

December 2022

Two in the same month! Another paper on non-covalent interactions accepted! Great collaboration with Jorge Echeverria. In this paper we show that short contacts between alkali metal cations and methyl groups in aluminates, traditionally considered agostic interactions, can be rationalized in terms of an electron-rich carbon atoms

December 2022

SUSPOL Polímeros Sostenibles SL, the spin-off company from SOSCATCOM group has been established by Miguel Palenzuela, the CEO of the new company

December 2022

Kick off meeting for the TED project Tailor-made polymeric systems for improved compatibility in piezomagnetic hybrid composites integrating ferroelectric oxide thin films for multisource energy harvesting (HYBPOWER) at the ICMM. Looking forward new and exciting results with these fantastic collaborators

December 2022

A new paper on non-covalent interactions accepted! Coming from a great collaboration with A. Frontera on σ-Hole triel bonds in aluminium derivatives

November 2022

November 2022

At the XVIII Young Researcher in Chemistry Symposium. We could present our work in this very dynamic Symposium in the beautiful town of Seville

October 2022

October 2022

Joining “Sustainable Plastics of the Future” at Oxford Martin School Lecture Theatre. Fantastic event with a great discussion on sustainable platics. Many thanks for the invitation

October 2022

A new doctor in the group! Miguel defended his thesis with flying colours. Congratulations Dr. Miguel Palenzuela. Many thanks to the panel, Arjan Kleij, Fernando Vidal and Vanessa Tabernero for a fruitful chemistry discussion

October 2022

We welcome four researchers thanks to the INVESTIGO program: Asier, Diego, Jorge and Ramiro. The team gets stronger!

September 2022

September 2022

Very sad to say good-by to Licia, it has been great to have you in the team! All the best for your PhD in Italy.

September 2022

At the EuCHEMs in Lisbon.

August 2022

August 2022

Great way of coming back to work, attending the ICCC in Rimini. Very pleased to present our work

July 2022

July 2022

Fantastic news, Dr Valentina Sessini, GET-COFUND Marie Curie Fellow in our group has been awarded the Ramon y Cajal fellowship, Congratulations!!

June 2022

June 2022

Finally, we could meet in person at the RSEQ Bienal in Granada. Great to see lots of friends again and meet new ones. Along with an amazing scientific program. Most of the team where there presenting our work. Well done!!

June 2022

At the Crystallization contest at the UAM. Great day with the very motivated secondary school students. Many thanks to the UAM team for hosting a great final

May 2022

May 2022

We presented our work at the GEP-SLAP conference in San Sebastian. A great conference in a fantastic city!

April 2022

April 2022

Licia from University of Salerno is joining us to perform her Erasmus Traineeship. Welcome to our group!

February 2022

February 2022

Saying goodbye to Yolanda from the Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, it was great to have you in the team! Wishing you all the best for your career.

January 2022

January 2022

We are delighted to welcome a new face to the group, Carlos Diez has join us as new postdoctoral researcher.

December 2021

November 2021

November 2021

Presenting our activity about Bioplastics to Secondary School students in the Science Week at Alcalá University. 

October 2021

October 2021

Very glad to be invited to the Mobile Week in Alcala de Henares to present our project BIOPOLREX.

September 2021

September 2021

Fantastic XVII Simposio de Investigadores Jóvenes RSEQ (Alcalá de Henares, 2021), finally we could present our work on-site. Well done all!

September 2021

EuCOMC XXIV on-line was celebrated in September 2021, very happy to have welcomed from Alcala.

https://congresosalcala.fgua.es/eucomc2021virtual/

March 2021

March 2021

Joining GEQONOVEL meeting on the 25th of March.

January 2021

January  2021

Presenting our work at GE3C in January. 

2021 – 2020

Our Project BIOPOLREX is on the media:

  1. http://portalcomunicacion.uah.es/diario-digital/entrevista/un-proyecto-de-la-uah-transforma-residuos-agricolas-en-bioplasticos
  2. – 11-Febrero-2021. Onda Cero, Mas de uno Alcalá https://www.ondacero.es/emisoras/comunidad-madrid/alcala-de-henares/audios-podcast/mas-uno-alcala-11022021_2021021160252fb91373f60001bd0e81.html
  3. – 3- Octubre 2020. El Diario.Es, edición Castilla- La Mancha https://www.eldiario.es/castilla-la-mancha/de-ciencia/biopolrex-potencial-residuos-agricolas-producir-bioplasticos_132_6266637.html
  4. – 18-06-2020. Cadena Ser. Hoy por Hoy Henares
  5. – 2-06-2020. Diario El Mundo, edición Castilla-Leon
  6. – (22-Abril-2020) Emisora León Cadena COPE https://www.cope.es/emisoras/castilla-y-leon/leon-provincia/leon/noticias/inbiotec-trabaja-proyecto-para-producir-bioplasticos-partiendo-residuos-agricolas-20200422_690848
  7. – (22-Abril-2020) Edición digital de DIARIO DE LEÓN https://www.diariodeleon.es/articulo/leon/inbiotec-trabaja-proyecto-producir-bioplasticos-residuos-agricolas/202004221322222006164.html
  8. – (22-Abril-2020) Diario digital AHORA LEÓN https://www.ahoraleon.com/producir-bioplasticos-desde-los-residuos-agricolas/
  9. – (22-Abril-2020) Diario ASTORGA DIGITAL https://www.astorgadigital.com/inbiotec-trabaja-en-un-proyecto-para-producir-bioplasticos-partiendo-de-residuos-agricolas/227361
  10. – (22-Abril-2020) Revista digital FMO INFLUENCER https://www.fmoinfluencer.es/bioplasticos-a-partir-de-residuos-agricolas/
  11. – (22-Abril-2020) AGRONEWS https://www.agronewscastillayleon.com/la-universidad-de-leon-trabaja-en-un-proyecto-para-producir-bioplasticos-partiendo-de-residuos
  12. – (22-Abril-2020) Digital BIERZO TV https://www.bierzotv.com/la-universidad-de-leon-investiga-en-la-produccion-de-bioplasticos-a-partir-de-residuos-agricolas/

September 2019

September 2019

Very proud to have participated in the Organization of the 1st UK-Spain Organometallic Chemistry Symposium  that took place in Alcala in September 2019.

March 2018

March 2018

Very happy to host the IV CHAOS COST action meeting in March 2018.