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Aurelio Mateo-Alonso

Junior Fellow
March 2009 - August 2012

Basque Center for Macromolecular Design
and Engineering
University of the Basque Country
Avenida de Tolosa 72
20018 Donostia-San Sebastian

Tel. +34 94 357 4042


Aurelio Mateo-Alonso (1976, Madrid, Spain) obtained his BSc (1999) and MSc (2000) degrees in Organic Chemistry at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). In 2003, he completed his PhD at Queen Mary College, University of London (UK), under the supervision of Prof. James Utley and Dr. Peter Wyatt. Between 2004 and 2009, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher through different placements in the group of Prof. Maurizio Prato at Università di Trieste (Italy). Since 2009, he leads an independent research group at the School of Soft Matter Research of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (Germany). He has been awarded with the Young Investigator Prize of Università di Trieste (2007), the Eugen-Graetz Prize of Universität Freiburg in (2009), and the RSEQ-Sigma-Aldrich Young Investigator Prize of the Spanish Royal Chemical Society (2011). His research interests focus on the chemistry and supramolecular chemistry of flat and curved aromatic molecules and on their implementation in molecular devices and machines.


FRIAS Project

Research in our group is primarily aimed toward the development and applications of molecular machines. Molecular machines are molecular scale devices that carry out tasks derived from the motion or the displacement of their different counterparts. The preparation of new molecular machines is being explored together with their potential applicability in different fields.


Selected Publications

  1. F. Scarel; G. Valenti; S. Gaikwad; M. Marcaccio; F. Paolucci, A. Mateo-Alonso: A Molecular Shuttle Driven by Fullerene Radical-Anion Recognition. Chem-eur J, 2012;
  2. R. Kozhummal, Y. Yang, F. Guder, A. Hartel, X. Lu, U.M. Kucukbayrak, A. Mateo-Alonso, M.C. Elwenspoek, M. Zacharias: Homoepitaxial Branching: An Unusual Polymorph of Zinc Oxide Derived from Seeded Solution Growth. Acs Nano, 2012;
  3. A. Montellano-López, A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato: Materials chemistry of fullerene C60 derivatives Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011; 21 (5): 1305-1318
  4. N. Kulisic, S. More, A. Mateo-Alonso: A tetraalkylated pyrene building block for the synthesis of pyrene-fused azaacenes with enhanced solubility Chemical Communications, 2011; 47 (1): 514-516
  5. P. Aloukos, A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato: Photophysics and transient nonlinear optical response of donor-[60]fullerene hybrids J Mater Chem, 2011; 21 (8): 2524-2534
  6. A. Mateo-Alonso: Mechanically interlocked molecular architectures functionalised with fullerenes. Chemical Communications, 2010; 46 (48): 9089-9099
  7. A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato: Synthesis of fullerene-stoppered rotaxanes bearing ferrocene groups on the macrocycle European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010; 2010 (7): 1324-1332
  8. A. Mateo-Alonso, N. Kulisic, G. Valenti, M. Marcaccio, F. Paolucci, M. Prato: Facile synthesis of highly stable tetraazaheptacene and tetraazaoctacene dyes Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2010; 5 (3): 482-485
  9. M. Grzelczak, N. Kulisic, M. Prato, A. Mateo-Alonso: Multimode assembly of phenanthroline nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles. Chemical Communications, 2010; 46 (48): 9122-9124
  10. C. Ehli, C. Oelsner, D.M. Guldi, A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato, C. Schmidt, C. Baches, F. Hauke, A. Hirsch: Manipulating single-wall carbon nanotubes by chemical doping and charge transfer with perylene dyes Nature Chemistry, 2009; 1 (3): 243-249
  11. P. Bodis, M.R. Panman, B.H. Bakker, A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato, W.J. Buma, A.M. Brouwer, E.R. Kay, D.A. Leigh, S. Woutersen: Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy of Rotaxane-Based Molecular Machines Accounts Of Chemical Research, 2009; 42 (9): 1462-1469
  12. V. Sgobba, A. Troeger, R. Cagnoli, A. Mateo-Alonso, M. Prato, F. Parenti, A. Mucci, L. Schenetti, D. Guldi: Electrostatic layer-by-layer construction and characterization of photoelectrochemical solar cells based on water soluble polythiophenes and carbon nanotubes Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009; 19 (25): 4319-4324
  13. A. Mateo-Alonso, K. Iliopulos, S. Couris, and M. Prato. “Efficient modulation of the nonlinear properties of fullerene derivatives” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 1534-1535.
  14. A. Mateo-Alonso, C. Ehli, D.M. Guldi, and M. Prato. Charge transfer reactions along a supramolecular gradient” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14938-14939.
  15. A. Mateo-Alonso, P. Brough and M. Prato. “Stabilization of fulleropyrrolidine N-oxides through intrarotaxane hydrogen bonding” Chem. Comm., 2007, 1412-1414.
  16. A. Mateo-Alonso, C. Ehli, G.M.A. Rahman, D.M. Guldi, G. Fioravanti, M. Marcaccio, F. Paolucci and M. Prato. Tuning electron transfer through translational motion in molecular shuttles” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46(19), 3521-3525.
  17. A. Mateo-Alonso, G. Fioravanti, M. Marcaccio, F. Paolucci, G.M.A. Rahman, C. Ehli, D.M. Guldi and M. Prato. An electrochemically driven molecular shuttle controlled and monitored by C60” Chem. Comm., 2007, 1945-1947.
  18. A. Mateo-Alonso, D.M. Guldi, F. Paolucci and M. Prato, Fullerenes: Multitask components in molecular machinery” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 8120-8126.
  19. A. Mateo-Alonso, G. Fioravanti, M. Marcaccio, F. Paolucci, D.C. Jagesar, A. M. Brouwer, and M. Prato. Reverse shuttling in a fullerene-stoppered rotaxane” Org. Lett., 2006, 8(22), 5173-5176.


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