Welcome to the Pérez-Ojeda group
Dr. Maria Eugenia Pérez-Ojeda Rodriguez
Carbon cages comprise a class of nanoarchitectures possessing hollow interiors which is of great interest in fundamental supramolecular chemistry (endohedral guest binding) and might also find applications such as catalyst support, batteries, and drug delivery systems. Our group focuses on representative prototypes of cages regarding the wall architecture, namely, closed cages and porous networks with an accessible cavity. We target the reductive functionalization of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) or multilayered arrangements of closed fullerene shells with a matryoshka-like structure and the synthesis of carbon-rich void cages such as cyclophanes and molecular cages for selective carbon allotrope recognition.