Prof. J.R. Galán-Mascarós

Functional Molecular Assemblies / Materials

Group Leader:
José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, ICREA Professor

Administrative Support:
Paula Segovia

Postdoctoral Researchers:
Vanesa Lillo / Cristina Sáenz de Pipaón (until April) / Marta Blasco (until Oct.) / Felipe Andrés Garcés / Jesús González / Álvaro Reyes / Irene Sánchez-Molina / Stefano Giancola / Breogán Pato

PhD Students:
Franziska Hegner / Lijuan Han / Andrea Moneo / Mabel de Fez / David Nieto / Juan José Cabezas / Jiahao Yu

Technicians ICIQ Incubator Call (La Caixa):
Mabel Torrens (until May) / Samantha Grand (until May)

Visiting Students:
Bruno Morandi (until March) / Khalid Azmani / Arnau Güell (July-Sept.)

Fulbright Grantholder:
Joshua Arens (until June)

Summer Fellows:
Pavle Nikačević


The team of Prof. Galán- Mascarós is dedicated to the development of hybrid molecular materials with custom properties. By means of the suitable design and selection of building blocks, organic linkers and metal centers, they face very different challenges: from intelligent materials for low cost thermal / optical devices, to nanostructured electrocatalysts destined to participate in systems of solar fuels. Prof. Galán-Mascarós coordinates the A-LEAF project, with 13 partners, and with the objective of producing fuels and chemical products from water and CO2 imitating the photosynthesis of green plants.


‘Polyoxometalate electrocatalysts based on earth-abundant metals for efficient water oxidation in acidic media’
M. Blasco-Ahicart, J. Soriano-López, J.J. Carbó, J.M. Poblet, J.R. Galán-Mascarós
Nat. Chem. 2018, 10, 24-30

‘Cobalt hexacyanoferrate supported on Sb-doped SnO2 as a non-noble catalyst for oxygen evolution in acidic medium’
B. Rodríguez-García, A. Reyes-Carmona, I. Jiménez-Morales, M. Blasco-Ahicart, S. Cavaliere, M. Dupont, D. Jones, J. Rozière, J.R. Galán-Mascarós, F. Jaouen
Sustainable Energy Fuels 2018, 2, 589-597

‘A robust and unique iron(II) mosaic-like MOF’
E. Fernandez-Bartolome, J. Santos, S.Khodabakhshi, L. J. McCormick, S. J. Teat, C. Saenz de Pipaon, J.R. Galan-Mascarós, N. Martín, J. Sanchez Costa
Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 5526-5529


‘Redox tuning the Weakley-type polyoxometalate archetype for the oxygen evolution reaction’
M. Martin-Sabi, J. Soriano-López, R. S. Winter, J. J. Chen, L. Vilà-Nadal, D. L.
Long, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, L. Cronin
Nat. Catal. 2018, 1, 208-213

‘A Chiral Bipyrimidine-Bridged Dy2 SMM: A Comparative Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Correlation Between the Distortion of the DyO6N2 Coordination Sphere and the Anisotropy Barrier’
I. F. Diaz-Ortega; J. Manuel Herrera; A. Reyes Carmona; J. R. Galan-Mascaros; S. Dey; H. Nojiri; G. Rajaraman; E. Colacio
Front. Chem. 2018, 6, 537,

‘Conducting Anilate-Based Mixed-Valence Fe(II)Fe(III) Coordination Polymer: Small-Polaron Hopping Model for Oxalate-Type Fe(II)Fe(III) 2D Networks’
A. Sahadevan; A. Abherve; N. Monni; C .Saenz de Pipaon; J. R. Galan-Mascaros; J. C. Waerenborgh; B. J. C. Vieira; P. Auban-Senzier; S. Pillet; E. Bendeif; P. Alemany; E. Canadell; M. L. Mercuri; N. Avarvari
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (39), 12611-12621

‘Electrochemically Driven Water-Oxidation Catalysis Beginning with Six Exemplary Cobalt Polyoxometalates: Is It Molecular, Homogeneous Catalysis or Electrode-Bound, Heterogeneous CoOx Catalysis?’
S. J. Folkman, J. Soriano-Lopez, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, R. G. Finke
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (38), 12040-12055

‘Tuning the spin crossover behavior of the polyanion [(H2O)6Fe3(μ-L)6]6–: the case of the cesium salt’
Moneo-Corcuera, A.; Nieto-Castro, D.; Saenz de Pipaon, C.; Gomez, V.; Maldonado-Illescas, P.; Galan-Mascaros, J. R.
Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 11895-11902

‘Multimodal Prussian blue analogs as contrast agents for X-ray computed tomography
Promdet, B. Rodríguez-García, A. Henry, C. Nguyen, T. Khuu, J. R. Galan-Mascaros, K. Sorasaenee’
Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 11960-11967

‘Photoinduced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis Promoted by Polyoxometalate Salts of Cationic Photosensitizers’
J. Soriano-López, F. Song, G. R. Patzke, J. R. Galan-Mascaros
Front Chem. 2018, 6, 302

‘Structural Diversity in a New Series of Halogenated Quinolyl Salicylaldimides-Based FeIII Complexes Showing Solid-State Halogen-Bonding/Halogen···Halogen Interactions’
S. A. Sahadevan, E. Cadoni, N. Monni, C. Saenz de Pipaon, J. R. Galan Mascaros, A. Abherve, N. Avarvari, L. Marchio, M. Arca, M. L. Mercuri
Cryst Growth Des. 2018, 18 (7), 4187-4199

‘Electronic Structure and Magnetic Interactions in the Radical Salt [BEDT-TTF]2[CuCl4]’
C. J. Calzado; B. Rodriguez-Garcia; J.R. Galan Mascaros; N. Cruz Hernandez
Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57 (12), 7077–7089

‘Polynuclear Fe(II) complexes: Di/trinuclear molecules and coordination networks’
J. R. Galán Mascarós, G. Aromí, M. Darawsheh
C. R. Chim. 2018, 21 (12), 1209-1229


Separation membranes for carbon dioxide removal from gas streams
ERC Proof of Concept | Ref: 780255

Critical Raw materials Elimination by a top-down Approach To hydrogen and Electricity generation
Collaborative Projects | Ref: 721065 Web page

Galan Mascaros Research Group
AGAUR | Ref: 2017 SGR 1406

An Artificial Leaf: a photo-electro-catalytic cell from earth-abundant materials for sustainable solar production of CO2-based chemicals and fuels
Collaborative Projects | Ref: 732840 Web page


Orchestra Scientific grows

InWOC makes it to the second phase of BIST’s Ignite Programme