Actualment la recerca que desenvolupa el grup està orientada al voltant de tres eixos temàtics fonamentals:
1) Materials híbrids i conjugats formats per polímers conductors (PCs) amb aplicacions en Enginyeria de Teixits. Un dels nostres cavalls de batalla ha estat la utilització de materials híbrids orgànics PC/polímer aïllant i PC/proteïna, i de materials conjugats pèptid-PC com a matrius bioactives per la regeneració cel•lular.
2) Materials híbrids basats en polímers conductors amb aplicacions en Enginyeria de la Energia. Fonamentalment hem utilitzat PCs, sols o combinats, i materials híbrids PC/argiles per fabricar diferents dispositius capaços d’emmagatzemar energia elèctrica.
3) Mineralització de biomolècules i polímers conductors. Molt recentment hem iniciat una línia de recerca que té per objecte la síntesi de estructures minerals per biomineralitzar biomolècules, com el ADN, o per ser utilitzades com a nano- o micro-reactors per la síntesis de PCs.

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- Preparación, caracterización y aplicaciones de polímeros conductores y materiales híbridos basados en la combinación de este tipo de polímeros con arcillas, biomoléculas, partículas metálicas, etc.
- Aplicaciones de los polímeros conductores en la detección de neurotransmisores, drogas, iones, etc., la preparación de membranas para electrodiálisis, soportes de tejidos celulares, supercapacitores, etc.
- Formulación, caracterización y aplicación de pinturas con aditivos aniticorrosivos basados en polímeros conductores.
- Diseño de nuevos aminoácidos. Estudio de las propiedades conformacionales de aminoácidos y péptidos. Interacción péptido-receptor. Relación estructura-actividad.

http://futur.upc.edu/IMEM

- Preparation, characterization and applications of conducting polymers ans hybrid materials derived from the combination of conducting polymers with clays, biomolecules, metallic particles, etc.
- Application of conducting polymers in the detection of neurotransmitters, drugs, ions, etc., the preparation of membranes of electrodyalisis, substrates for cellular adhesion and proliferation, supercapacitors, etc.
- Formulation, characterization and application of paints with conducting polymers as anticorrosive additives.
- Molecular design of new amino acids. Conformational studies on peptides and amino acids. Peptide-receptor interaction. Structure-activity relationships.

http://futur.upc.edu/IMEM

Recent Submissions

  • Dissolving hydroxyolite: a DNA molecule into its hydroxyapatite mold 

    Bertran Cànovas, Òscar; Revilla López, Guillermo; Casanovas Salas, Jordi; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Turón Dols, Pau; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2016-04-01)
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    In spite of the clinical importance of hydroxyapatite (HAp), the mechanism that controls its dissolution in acidic environments remains unclear. Knowledge of such a process is highly desirable to provide better understanding ...
  • Multiple active zones in hybrid QM/MM molecular dynamics simulations for large biomolecular systems 

    Torras Costa, Juan (2015-03-10)
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    A new QM/MM molecular dynamics approach that can deal with the dynamics of large real systems involving several simultaneous active zones is presented. Multiple, unconnected but interacting quantum regions are treated ...
  • Examining the compatibility of collagen and a polythiophene derivative for the preparation of bioactive platforms 

    Soto Delgado, Jorge; Torras Costa, Juan; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2015-01-09)
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    Fundamental characteristics of bioactive platforms based on biocomposites of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and collagen, named P(EDOT:CLG), have been examined using an experimental–computational approach. The ...
  • Properties of Cu nanoparticles-poly(N-methylpyrrole) composites 

    Sánchez Jiménez, Margarita; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2016-02-01)
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    © 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers. Spherical copper nanoparticles (Cu-NPs) have been immobilized on the compact surface of potentiostatically generated poly(N-methylpyrrole) (PNMPy) films by applying a reduction potential ...
  • Improvement of dielectric properties of natural rubber by adding perovskite nanoparticles 

    González, Neudys; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Lalaouna, Saïd; Custal, Mariàngels; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (2016-02)
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    Natural rubber matrix, reinforced with several conventional stabilizer additives, was further charged with perovskite nanoparticles. Although the addition of BaTiO3 ceramic particles usually transforms a non-conducting ...
  • Peptide delta-turn: Literature survey and recent progress 

    Toniolo, Claudio; Crisma, Marco; Moretto, Alessandro; peggion, Cristina; Formaggio, Fernando; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Cativiela, Carlos; Ramakrishnan, Chandrasekharan; Balaram, Padmanabhan (2015-09-28)
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    Among the various types of a-peptide folding motifs, delta-turn, which requires a central cis-amide disposition, has been one of the least extensively investigated. In particular, this main-chain reversal topology has been ...
  • Surviving mass extinctions through biomineralized DNA 

    Turón Dols, Pau; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Bertran Cànovas, Òscar; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2015-12-21)
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    Even in the worst of conditions, such as those which occurred during mass extinction events, life on Earth never totally stopped. Aggressive chemical and physical attacks able to sterilize or poison living organisms occurred ...
  • 1-Butanol absorption in poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) ion exchange resins for catalysis 

    Perez Macia, Maria A; Curcó Cantarell, David; Bringue, Roger; Iborra, Monserrat; Rodriguez Ropero, F.; Van der Vegt, N.F.A.; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2015-01-01)
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    The swelling behaviour of poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene), P(S-DVB), ion exchange resins in 1-butanol (BuOH) has been studied by means of atomistic classical molecular dynamics simulations (MD). The topological characteristics ...
  • Self-assembly of tetraphenylalanine peptides 

    Mayans Tayadella, Enric; Ballano Ballano, María Gema; Casanovas Salas, Jordi; Díaz Andrade, Angélica María; Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Cativiela Marín, Carlos A.; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2015-11-01)
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    Three different tetraphenylalanine (FFFF) based peptides that differ at the N- and C-termini have been synthesized by using standard procedures to study their ability to form different nanoassemblies under a variety of ...
  • Electroactive polymer-peptide conjugates for adhesive biointerfaces 

    Maione, Silvana; Gil, Ana M.; Fabregat Jové, Georgina; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Triguero Enguídanos, Jordi; Laurent, A.; Jacquemin, Denis; Estrany Coda, Francesc; Jimenez Sanz, Ana Isabel; Zanuy Gomara, David; Cativiela, Carlos; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-01-01)
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    Electroactive polymer-peptide conjugates have been synthesized by combining poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), a polythiophene derivative with outstanding properties, and an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-based peptide in which Gly has ...

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