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The group


This research group was created in 2009 to benefit from the synergy between the highly specialized backgrounds of its members.
It is composed of three professors (Magdalena Cid Fernández, Olalla Nieto Faza) and Carlos Silva López, one senior researcher José Lorenzo Alonso Gómez) with complementary areas of expertise: Organic Synthesis of Chiral Allenophanes, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Computational Chemistry and Biomolecular Modeling.

The group is interested in the properties of cyclic allene-ynes as hosts for small molecules and ions. The research host–guest recognition processes in highly symmetric macrocyclic species will benefit from the three aforementioned areas of expertise. The design of the host scaffolds will be tested and fine-tuned in silico, characterizing their molecular recognition properties and analyzing substitution trends. All the information gathered in this process will be employed in the selective synthesis of the most promising candidates and the subsequent study of their properties. The symmetry, high unsaturation degree and chiroptical properties of these macrocyclic species poses a Challenger for structural characterization where advanced NMR techniques, together with quantum simulations will become of paramount importance.


Contact Information

Dra. Magdalena Cid Fernández

Depto. Química Orgánica.
Universidade de Vigo
Facultade de Química
Lagoas-Marcosende, 36310,
Vigo (Spain)
phone: (+34)986813563

Dra. Olalla Nieto Faza

Depto. Química Orgánica.
Universidade de Vigo
Facultade de Ciencias
Campus As Lagoas, 32004,
Ourense (Spain)
phone: (+34)986813721