We work on the development of different functional molecules (e.g. macromolecules such as dendrimers, block copolymers and fluorinated polymers) for the fabrication of nanomaterials and devices with application in nanotechnology, for the protection of cultural heritage, etc.
These pages are devoted to disseminate research activities carried out at the University of Santiago de Compostela and coordinated by an associate Professor (Mercedes Torneiro) and an assistant Professor (Antonio Rumbo) of the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry, and an associate Professor of the Department of Physical Chemistry, and member of the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS, Massimo Lazzari).
Another paper by J. I. Urzua on Divergent Synthesis of Porous Tetraphenylmethane Dendrimers published inThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
PhD Thesis defense by D. González Fernández in the Faculty of Chemistry of the USC
Recent results and events
Our first article on SERS has been published in Chemical Communications: Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) in the visible range on scalable aluminum-coated platforms
Another paper resulting from the interfaculty collaboration between D. Gómez-Diaz (Dep. Enxeñaría Química, ETSE) and A. Rumbo has been published: Density, Speed of Sound, Viscosity, and Surface Tension of Hexamethylenetetramine Aqueous Solutions from T = (293.15 to 323.15) K
Our latest staff
Part of the group is actually involved in a recently funded European Commission – Horizon 2020 project, focused on “NANOmaterials for the REStoration of works of ART” (NANORESTART).
The NANORESTART project focus on the synthesis of novel poly-functional nanomaterials and on the development of highly innovative restoration techniques to address the conservation of a wide variety of materials mainly used by modern and contemporary artists.
In NANORESTART, enterprises and academic centers of excellence in the field of synthesis and characterization of nano- and advanced materials have joined forces with complementary conservation institutions and freelance restorers.
We developed a process of replication of micro‐ and nanostructured surfaces with features down to 10 nm with very high aspect ratio by soft UV‐assisted nanoimprint lithography using polymers with very low viscosity.
We are offering our know-how and looking for collaborations for an industrial scale-up and for the development of nano-optical devices.