Research group

Research abstract

Our research team is devoted to the development of new molecule-based materials for applications in the fields of Renewable Energies and Materials Sciences. On the former, we are developing efficient and stable redox catalysts from Earth abundant metals, with special interest in water oxidation catalysis for the production of solar fuels. On the later, we target the design of novel multifunctional hybrid materials with co-existence of properties of interest (magnetic, catalytic, electrical, optical,…) with control of the synergy between physical properties in the search for new phenomena.

Topics addressed

  • Catalysts for water oxidation (polyoxometalates and Prussian blue derivatives)
  • Novel building blocks for multifunctional materials: Sulfonate functionalized 1,2,4-triazoles


“Nonelectrochemical Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Physical Properties of the Radical Salt [ET]2[CuCl4] (ET = Bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene)”
Inorg Chem. (2013)52, pages, 14376-14381
B. Rodríguez-García, S. Goberna-Ferron, Y.-S. Koo, J. Benet-Buchholz, J. R. Galan-Mascaros

“Fast and Persistent Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation by Co–Fe Prussian Blue Coordination Polymers”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2013)135, pages, 13270-13273
S. Pintado, S. Goberna-Ferrón, E. C. Escudero-Adán, J. R. Galan-Mascaros

“Cobalt Polyoxometalates as Heterogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysts”
Inorg Chem. (2013)52, pages, 4753-4755
J. Soriano-López, S. Goberna-Ferrón, L. Vigara, J. J. Carbó, J. M. Poblet , J. R. Galan-Mascaros

“Aqueous synthesis of sulfonate-functionalized 1,2,4-triazole ligands and their 2D Cd(2+) coordination networks: crystal structure and photoluminescent properties”
Dalton Trans. (2013) 42 – pages, 6374-6380
V. Gómez, V. Lillo, E. Escudero-Adán, E. Martin, J. R. Galan-Mascaros