Recent Publications of senior members


(current senior members of PiMPaM group appear underlined )


Enhanced Organocatalytic Processes through an Engineered Acid-Base Site Bifunctional pore in a Zirconium Metal-Organic Framework. J. M. Moreno, R. Gil-San-Millan, R. Mas-Balleste, J. Alemán, A. Platero-PratsChemCatChem , 2024, DOI:0.1002/cctc.202400676. 

Recyclable Homogeneous Catalysis Enabled by Dynamic Coordination on Rhodium(II) Axial Sites of Metal-Organic Polyhedra. M. Sanchez-Fuente, L. Hernandez-Lopez, D. Maspoch, R. Mas-Balleste, A. Carne-SanchezChemistry - A European Journal , 2024, DOI:10.1002/chem.202401661.  

Electroactive sulfur-rich materials obtained via inverse vulcanization of a diallylsilyl-functionalized ferrocene  M. Vera-Tuset,  R. Mas-Ballesté, I. Cuadrado, A. Moya, S. BruñaPolymer Chemistry, 2024, 15, 1015 - 1025 .

Delving into Fe-content effects on surface reconstruction of Ba0.50Sr0.50Co1−xFexO3−δ for the oxygen evolution reaction. D. Aegerter, E. Fabbri, M. Borlaf, N.-S. Yüzbasi, N. Diklić, A.-H. Clark,  V. Romankov, C. Piamonteze, J. Dreiser, T. Huthwelker, T. Graule, T.-J. Schmidt; Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2024, 12 (9), 5156-5169.

Engineering photocatalytic porous organic materials for directing redox vs energy transfer processes A. López-Magano, X. Solans-Monfort, N. Salaverri, L. Marzo, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Alemán;  RRL Solar 2024, 2300768. 


Stabilized chiral organic material containing BINAP oxide units as heterogeneous asymmetric organocatalyst for allylation of aldehydes;  M. Sánchez-Fuente, A. López-Magano, A. Moya, R. Mas-Ballesté; ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2023, 15 (25) 30212–30219. 

A convergent growth approach to electroactive ferrocene rich carbosilane- and siloxane-based dendrons, dendrimers, and dendronized polymers. S. Bruña, J. Perles, I. Cuadrado. Dalton Transactions; 2023, 52, 5663-5679. 

Semi-solid electrodes based on injectable hydrogel electrolytes for shape-conformable batteries. M. Borlaf, M.L. Picchio, G.C. Luque, M. Criado-Gonzalez, G. Guzmán-Gonzalez, D. Pérez-Antolin, G. Lingua, D. Mecerreyes, E. Ventosa,  Energy Advances, 2023, 2 (11), 1872–1881.

Structural insights into hybrid immiscible blends of metal-organic framework and sodium ultraphosphate glasses;  A M. Chester, C. Castillo-Blas, R. Sajzew, B. P. Rodrigues, R. Mas-Balleste, A. Moya, J. E. Snelson, S. M. Collins, A. F. Sapnik, G. P. Robertson, D.J.M. Irving, L. Wondracze, D.A. Keen, T.D. Bennett; Chem. Sci., 2023, 14, 11737–11748. 

A new shape-conformable battery concept: The 3D printed injectable battery filled with semi-solid electrodes. M. Borlaf, R. Moreno, E. Ventosa; Journal of Power Sources, 2023, 570, 233063.

Chiral Porous Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Chiroptical Properties, and Asymmetric Organocatalytic Applications;   M. Sánchez-Fuente, J. L. Alonso-Gómez ,L. M. Salonen , R. Mas-Ballesté, A. Moya; Catalysts 2023, 13(7), 1042. 

Addressing Practical Use of Viologen-Derivatives in Redox Flow Batteries through Molecular Engineering. R. Rubio-Presa, L. Lubián, M. Borlaf, E. Ventosa, R. Sanz, ACS Materials Letters, 2023, 5 (3), pp. 798–802.

Recent Advances in the Use of Covalent Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Photocatalysts in Organic Synthesis; A. López-Magano, S. Daliran, A. Oveisi, R. Mas-Ballesté, A. DhakshinamoorthyJ. Alemán, R. Luque , H. Garcia; Advanced Materials, 2023, 2209475


Synergistic Combination of Triazine and Phenanthroline Moieties in a Covalent Triazine Framework Tailored for Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Metal-Free C-Br and C-Cl Activation; A. López-Magano, N. Salaverri, L. Marzo, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Alemán; Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2022, 121791.

Thiol-Yne chemistry of diferrocenylacetylene. From synthesis and electrochemistry to theoretical studies. S. Bruña, A. Valverde-González, M. M. Montero-Campillo, O. Mó, I. Caudrado; Dalton Transactions, 2022, 15412-15424.

Metal–organic framework (MOF)-, covalent-organic framework (COF)-, and porous-organic polymers (POP)-catalyzed selective C–H bond activation and functionalization reactions;  S. Daliran, A. Oveisi, Y. Peng, A. López-Magano, M. Khajeh, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Alemán, R. Luque, H. Garcia; Chemical Society Reviews, 2022 ,51, 7810-7882 .

Nanotribology and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes hybridized with covalent organic frameworks; A. Moya, J. Alemán, J. Gómez-Herrero, R. Mas-Ballesté, P.J. de Pablo; Carbon, 2022, 199, 80-86.

Tuning the Activity–Stability Balance of Photocatalytic Organic Materials for Oxidative Coupling Reactions; A. Jiménez-Almarza, A. López-Magano, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Alemán; ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2022, 14 (14), 16258-16268.

Predesigned Covalent Organic Frameworks as Effective Platforms for Pd (II) Coordination Enabling Cross‐Coupling Reactions under  Sustainable Conditions; A. López‐Magano, R. Mas‐Ballesté, J. Alemán Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2022 6 (3), 2100409. 

Unexpected Formation of a Silicon-Centered Spirocyclic Oligosiloxane Bearing Eight Pendant Ferrocene Units. S. Bruña, I. Cuadrado, J. Perles; Crystals, 2022, 12, 1122-1131.


Engineering covalent organic frameworks in the modulation of photocatalytic degradation of pollutants under visible light conditions; A. Jiménez-Almarza, A. López-Magano, R. Cano, B. Ortín-Rubio, D. Díaz-García, S. Gómez-Ruiz, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Alemán; Materials Today Chemistry 2021, 22, 100548.

Colloidal sol-gel: A powerful low-temperature aqueous synthesis route of nanosized powders and suspensions. M. Borlaf, R. Moreno; Open Ceramics, 2021, 8, 100200.

Photoredox Heterobimetallic Dual Catalysis Using Engineered Covalent Organic Frameworks; A. Lopez-Magano, B. Ortin-Rubio, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, J. Aleman, R. Mas-Ballesté; ACS catalysis 2021, 11 (19), 12344-12354.

Influence of tensile edge design and printing parameters on the flexural strength of ZrO2 and ATZ bars prepared by UV-LCM-DLP. M. Borlaf, L. Conti, T. Graule; Open Ceramics, 2021, 5, 100066.

Facile Access to Hetero‐poly‐functional Arenes and meta‐Substituted Arenes via Two‐Step Dimetalation and Mg/Halogen‐Exchange Protocol. S. Bruña, A. R. Kennedy, M. Fairley, C. T. O’Hara.; Chemistry–A European Journal, 2021, 27, 4134-4140. 

Solvent-Free Visible Light Photocatalytic Oxidation Processes Mediated by Transparent Films of an Imine-Based Organic Polymer; M. Sánchez-Fuente, A. Jimenez-Almarza, J. Alemán, R. Mas-Ballesté; Catalysts, 2021, 11 (12), 1426.

Characterization and estimation of dielectric constant of electrospun BaTiO3 nanofibers at different calcination temperatures using theoretical models. M. Hedayati, E. Taheri-Nassaj, A. Yourdkhani, M. Borlaf, S. Rasekh, P.  Amirkhizi, T. Sebastian, S. Payandeh, F.J. Clemens; Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2021, 41 (2), 1299–1309.

Enantioselective Inverse-Electron Demand Aza-Diels–Alder Reaction: ipso, α-Selectivity of Silyl Dienol Ethers; V. Laina-Martín, J. Humbrías-Martín, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. A. Fernández-Salas, J. Alemán; ACS catalysis, 2021, 11 (19), 12133-12145.

Oxygen evolution reaction activity and underlying mechanism of perovskite electrocatalysts at different pH. B.-J. Kim, E. Fabbri, M. Borlaf, D.F. Abbott, I.E. Castelli, M. Nachtegaal, T. Graule, T.J. Schmidt; Materials Advances, 2021, 2 (1), 345–355.

Heterogeneous catalysts with programmable topologies generated by reticulation of organocatalysts into metal-organic frameworks: The case of squaramide; A. Broto-Ribas, C. Vignatti, A. Jimenez-Almarza, J. Luis-Barrera, Z. Dolatkhah, F. Gándara, I. Imaz, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Alemán, D. Maspoch; Nano Research, 2021, 14 (2), 458-465.

Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactions Mediated by Covalent Organic Frameworks; J. Alemán, R. Mas-Balleste; Frontiers in Chemistry, 2021, 9, 476.


Tuning the co oxidation state in Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ by flame spray synthesis towards high oxygen evolution reaction activity. D. Aegerter, M. Borlaf, E. Fabbri, A.H. Clark, M. Nachtegaal, T. Graule, T.J. Schmidt; Catalysts, 2020, 10 (9), 1–16, 984.

Efficiency and stability evaluation of Cu2O/MWCNTs filters for virus removal from water. K. Domagała, C. Jacquin, M. Borlaf, B. Sinnet, T. Julian, D. Kata, T. Graule; Water Research, 2020, 179, 115879.

Visible light mediated photocatalytic [2+ 2] cycloaddition/ring-opening rearomatization cascade of electron-deficient azaarenes and vinylarenes; N. Salaverri, R. Mas-Ballesté, L. Marzo, J. Alemán; Communications Chemistry, 2020, 3 (1), 1-8.

Fabrication of ZrO2 and ATZ materials via UV-LCM-DLP additive manufacturing technology. M. Borlaf, N. Szubra, A. Serra-Capdevila, W.W. Kubiak, T. Graule; Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, 40 (4), 1574–1581.

Incorporation of photocatalytic Pt (II) complexes into imine-based layered covalent organic frameworks (COFs) through monomer truncation strategy; A. López-Magano, A.E. Platero-Prats, S. Cabrera, R. Mas-Balleste, J. Aleman; Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020 272, 119027.

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) applied to photocatalytic organic transformations; A. López-Magano, A. Jiménez-Almarza, J. Alemán, R. Mas-Ballesté; 2020, Catalysts 10 (7), 720.

Enantioselective Aminocatalytic [2+ 2] Cycloaddition through Visible Light Excitation; T. Rigotti, R. Mas-Ballesté, J. Aleman; ACS Catalysis 10 (9), 5335-5346.

BaTiO3 nanotubes by co-axial electrospinning: Rheological and microstructural investigations.  M. Hedayati, E. Taheri-Nassaj, A. Yourdkhani, M. Borlaf, J. Zhang, M. Calame, T. Sebastian, S. Payandeh, F.J. Clemens; Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2020, 40 (4), 1269–1279.

Organocatalytic vs. Ru-based electrochemical hydrogenation of nitrobenzene in competition with the hydrogen evolution reaction; A. Moya, J. Creus, N. Romero, J. Alemán, X. Solans-Monfort, K. Philippot, J. García-Antón, X. Sala, R. Mas-Ballesté Dalton Transactions, 2020, 49 (19), 6446-6456.

Effects of the layer height and exposure energy on the lateral resolution of zirconia parts printed by lithography-based additive manufacturing. L. Conti, D. Bienenstein, M. Borlaf, T. Graule; Materials, 2020, 13 (6), 1317.

The role of catalyst–support interactions in oxygen evolution anodes based on Co (OH) 2 nanoparticles and carbon microfibers; L. Mallón, N. Romero, A. Jiménez‐Almarza, E. Martín Morales, J. Alemán, R. Mas-Ballesté, R. Bofill, K. Philippot, J. García-Antón, X. Sala; Catalysis Science & Technology ,2020, 10 (14), 4513-4521.

Synthesis of copper-based multi-walled carbon nanotube composites. K. Domagała, M. Borlaf, D. Kata, T. Graule; Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 2020, 65 (1), 157–162.

Multifunctional carbon nanotubes covalently coated with imine-based covalent organic frameworks: exploring structure–property relationships through nanomechanics; A. Moya, M. Hernando-Pérez, M. Pérez-Illana, C. San Martín, J. Gómez-Herrero, J. Alemán, R. Mas-Ballesté, P. J. de Pablo; Nanoscale, 2020, 12 (2), 1128-1137.

Laser-based powder bed fusion of alumina toughened zirconia. F. Verga, M. Borlaf, L. Conti, K. Florio, M. Vetterli, T. Graule, M. Schmid, K. Wegener, Additive Manufacturing, 2020, 31, 100959.


Enantioselective Conjugate Azidation of α,β‐Unsaturated Ketones under Bifunctional Organocatalysis by Direct Activation of TMSN3; J. Humbrías‐Martín, M. C. Pérez‐Aguilar, R. Mas‐Ballesté, A. Dentoni Litta, A. Lattanzi, G. Della Sala, J. A. Fernández‐Salas, J. Aleman; Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2019 361 (20), 4790-4796.

Fast microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of TiNb2O7 nanoparticles. G.S. Falk, J.B. Rodrigues Neto, M. Borlaf, S.Y. Gómez, A.P. Novaes de Oliveira, D. Hotza; International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science, 2019, 1 (4), 235–240.

Imine‐Based Covalent Organic Frameworks as Photocatalysts for Metal Free Oxidation Processes under Visible Light Conditions; A. Jiménez‐Almarza, A. López‐Magano, L.. Marzo, S Cabrera, R. Mas‐Ballesté, J. Aleman; ChemCatChem, 2019, 11 (19), 4916-4922.

Purification and functionalisation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes. K. Domagała, M. Borlaf, J. Traber, D. Kata, T.  Graule; Materials Letters, 2019, 253, 272–275.

Mesityl or Imide Acridinium Photocatalysts: Accessible Versus Inaccessible Charge‐Transfer States in Photoredox CatalysisA. Gini, T. Rigotti, R. Pérez‐Ruiz, M. Uygur, R. Mas‐Ballesté, I. Corral, L. Martínez‐Fernández, V. A. De La Penã O'Shea, O. García Mancheño, J. Alemán; ChemPhotoChem, 2020, 3 (8), 609-611.

Development of UV-curable ZrO2 slurries for additive manufacturing (LCM-DLP) technology.  M. Borlaf, A. Serra-Capdevila, C. Colominas, T. Graule;  Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2019, 39 (13), 3797–3803.

Chromoselective access to Z-or E-allylated amines and heterocycles by a photocatalytic allylation reactionA. M. Martínez-Gualda, R. Cano, L. Marzo, R. Pérez-Ruiz, J. Luis-Barrera, R. Mas-Ballesté, A. Fraile, V. A. O’Shea de la Peña, J. Alemán; Nature communications, 2019, 10 (1), 1-10.

Functional Role of Fe-Doping in Co-Based Perovskite Oxide Catalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction.  B.-J. Kim, E. Fabbri, D.F. Abbott, X. Cheng, A.H. Clark, M. Nachtegaal, M. Borlaf, E.I. Castelli, T Graule, T.J. Schmidt;  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141 (13), 5231–5240.

Ruthenium nanoparticles supported on carbon microfibers for hydrogen evolution electrocatalysisJ. Creus, L. Mallón, N. Romero, R. Bofill, A. Moya, J. L.G. Fierro, R. Mas‐Ballesté, X. Sala, K. Philippot, J. García‐Antón; European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2019 (15), 2071-2077.

Fe-doping in double perovskite PrBaCo2(1-x)Fe2xO6-б: Insights into structural and electronic effects to enhance oxygen evolution catalyst stability. B.-J. Kim, E. Fabbri, I.E., Castelli, M. Borlaf, T. Graule, M. Nachtegaal, T.J. Schmidt; Catalysts, 2019, 9 (3), 263.

Switching acidic and basic catalysis through supramolecular functionalization in a porous 3D covalent imine-based materialJ. Luis-Barrerra, R. Cano, G. Imani-Shakibaei, J. Heras-Domingo, J. Pérez-Carvajal, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch, X. Solans-Monfort, J. Alemán, R. Mas-Ballesté; Catalysis Science & Technology , 2019, 9 (21), 6007-6014.