Jorge A. R. Navarro born in 1969 is
Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Granada since 2010.
His research is focused on the synthesis and applications of discrete and
extended polygonal coordination assemblies with molecular recognition properties
suitable for applications on the fields of environmental and biomedical
chemistry. He is the author of ca. 75 publications and the quality of his
research has been distinguished by the Excellence Research Award of the
University of Granada (2002, 2009) and the RSEQ-Sigma-Aldrich Young
Researcher Award (2006). He is also a
of the editorial board of ICA Journal.
Funding from Spanish Ministry of Economy and
Innovation, Ministry of Defence, Junta de Andalucia,
European Union, University of Granada.
Drug delivery and Biosupramolecular Chemistry
Chemistry, Porous Coordination Polymers-Metal Organic Fremeworks,
Thermal Analysis, Molecular Magnetism, Adsorptive Properties, Self-assembly,
Drug delivery, Gas separation, Capture of harmful gases and vapors, Catalysis
Navarro’s research at Granada is focussed on the
construction of discrete as well as extended polygonal coordination
assemblies structurally and functionally related to organic macrocycles and open framework aluminosilicates,
with accessible cavities are obtained in a rational way by combining protected metal fragments and
spacer ligands of suitable geometry. Special attention is paid to the biosupramolecular chemistry of these container molecules
towards biorelevant anions, particularly mono and
polynucleotides. The functionalisation of these
systems with photo and electrochemically active substituents is also actively
pursued i.e. Coord.
Chem. Rev. 2001, 222, 219; Chem. Eur.
J. 2003, 9, 4414; Dalton Trans. 2004,
1563; Dalton Trans. 2004, 2780; Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 5075; Chemm. Commun. 2008, 3735; Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 3087.;
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21455A.
coordination networks of diverse topologies are obtained by combination of
naked metal ions and symmetric nitrogen heterocyclic spacers. Special attention
is paid to the formation of flexible open networks related to philosilicates and zeolites. The structural and
functional modifications induced by the dynamic incorporation or release of
guest molecules through solid-gas and solid-liquid adsorption processes are
studied in detail. Solid State Chemistry aspects like solid to solid phase
transitions, solid-solid and solid-liquid synthetic methodologies that are
not common in classical Coordination Chemistry are also investigated. The
possible use of these systems for molecular separation, storage, delivery,
catalysis and sensing are studied. i.e.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123,
383; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 3014; Dalton Trans. 2005, 1743;J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 1939; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 3978-3984.; Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 931-937; Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 1664-1672; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 7308; Chem.
Commun. 2011, 47, 11751–11753; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11888; J. Am. Chem.
Soc. 2012, 134,12830; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8290; Chem.
Soc. Rev., DOI:10.1039/C3CS60475F