Giner Planas

Planas J. G.

Contact Data

Phone: + 34 935 801 853
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Fax: + 34 935 805 729
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Dep: Molecular and Supramolecular Materials


I obtained my PhD from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2000 for research into the carbon-oxygen/sulfur bond activation by low valent transition metal complexes, carried out with Prof. S. Komiya. Then I moved to the Universite Pierre et Marie Courie with Prof. E. Rose as a postdoctoral researcher to work on organometallic complexes for NLO properties. Later I was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship (2001) to work with Prof. J. A. Gladysz in Erlangen (Germany) in an organometallic and catalysis project. Then I moved to Bellaterra with Prof. F. Teixidor at LMI (ICMAB) as a postdoctoral fellow (I3P program, 2003-2006). I obtained a tenure track position (Ramón y Cajal Program) in 2007 and a permanent tenure scientific position in 2008 in the same research group.


Research interest

My research focuses on the synthesis, characterization and application of inorganic (boron based) and inorganic-organic hybrid solids. My focus for several years has been on the development of new carborane based ligands or linkers for preparing a variety of molecular, supramolecular and polymeric materials. The following are the main areas of interest in this research:

1. New concepts in Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Chemistry.

2. Multiffunctional Molecular Materials.

3. Crystal Engineering.




University Degrees

1993 Licenciate in Chemistry, Universidad de Murcia (Spain).

Doctorate, University and Year:

2000 PhD in Chemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan).


Boron Chemistry; Boron Clusters; MOFs; Molecular Materials; Supramolecular Chemistry

Most significative academic merits

Monbusho Doctoral Fellowship, Japan, 1996.

Postdoctoral Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, 2002.

Scientific Highlights

Switchable Surface Hydrophobicity-Hydrophilicity of a Metal-Organic Framework.

Rodríguez-Hermida, S.; Tsang, M. Y.; Vignatti, C.; C. Stylianou, K.; Guillerm, V.; Pérez-Carvajal, J.; Teixidor, F.; Viñas, C.; Choquesillo-Lazarte, D.; Verdugo Escamilla, C.; Peral, I.; Juanhuix, J.; Verdaguer, A.; Imaz, I.; Maspoch, D.; Planas, J. G. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201609295R201609291.

N,O-Type Carborane-Based Materials.

Planas, J. G.; Teixidor, F.; Viñas, C., Crystals 2016, 6 (5).

Is Molecular Chirality Connected to Supramolecular Chirality? The Particular Case of Chiral 2-Pyridyl Alcohols.

Tsang, M. Y.; Di Salvo, F.; Teixidor, F.; Viñas, C.; Giner Planas, J.; Choquesillo-Lazarte, D.; Vanthuyne, N. Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15, 935-945.

Racemic and Enantiopure Unsymmetric Diiron(III) Complex with a Chiral o-Carborane-based Pyridylalcohol Ligand: Combined Chiroptical, Magnetic and Non Linear Optical Properties

Di Salvo, F.; Tsang, M. Y.; Teixidor, F.; Viñas, C.; Planas, J. G.; Crassous, J.; Vanthuyne, N.; Aliaga-Alcalde, N.; Ruiz, E.; Coquerel, G.; Clevers, S.; Dupray, V.; Choquesillo-Lazarte, D.; Light, M. E.; Hursthouse, M. B. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 1081-1090.



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