• Efficient hydrogen bonding recognition in water using aryl-extended calix[4]pyrrole receptors. G. Peñuelas-Haro,P. Ballester Chem. Sci., 2019. 10(8), 2413-2423.
  • Photoswitchable Host-Guest Systems Incorporating Hemithioindigo and Spiropyran Units. G. Moncelsi,P. Ballester Chemphotochem, 2019. 3(6), 304-317.
  • Influence of the Insertion Method of Aryl-Extended Calix 4 pyrroles into Liposomal Membranes on Their Properties as Anion Carriers. L. Martinez-Crespo, J.L. Sun-Wang, P. Ferreira, C.F.M. Mirabella, G. Aragay,P. Ballester Chem-Eur J, 2019. 25(18), 4775-4781.
  • Relative hydrophilicities of cis and trans formamides. Y.-S. Li, L. Escobar, Y.-J. Zhu, Y. Cohen, P. Ballester, J. Rebek,Y. Yu Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences, 2019. 116(40), 19815-19820.
  • Oligoamide Foldamers as Helical Chloride Receptorsthe Influence of Electron-Withdrawing Substituents on Anion-Binding Interactions. K. Helttunen, R. Annala, A. Suhonen, J. Iloniemi, E. Kalenius, G. Aragay, P. Ballester, H.M. Tuononen,M. Nissinen Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 2019. 14(5), 647-654.
  • A mono-metallic Pd(ii)-cage featuring two different polar binding sites. L. Escobar, D. Villaron, E.C. Escudero-Adan,P. Ballester Chem. Commun., 2019. 55(5), 604-607.
  • Guest Exchange Mechanisms in Mono-Metallic PdII/PtII-Cages Based on a Tetra-Pyridyl Calix[4]pyrrole Ligand. L. Escobar, E.C. Escudero-Adán,P. Ballester Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019. 58(45), 16105-16109.
  • Quantification of the hydrophobic effect using water-soluble super aryl-extended calix 4 pyrroles. L. Escobar,P. Ballester Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 2019. 6(11), 1738-1748.

  •  Ionophore-Based Optical Sensor for Urine Creatinine Determination. M.M. Erenas, I. Ortiz-Gomez, I. de Orbe-Paya, D. Hernandez-Alonso, P. Ballester, P. Blondeau, F.J. Andrade, A. Salinas-Castillo,L.F. Capitan-Vallvey Acs Sensors, 2019. 4(2), 421-426.
  • Editorial: In celebration of the 75(th) birthday of Professor Julius Rebek, Jr. P. Ballester,F. Wurthner Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 2019. 6(9), 1338-1339.
  • Supramolecular Aspects in Catalysis. P. Ballester,A. Scarso Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019. 7.      


  • Synthesis and Dimerization Studies of a Lipophilic Photoresponsive Aryl-Extended Tetraurea-Calix 4 pyrrole. R. Sekiya, A. Diaz-Moscoso,P. Ballester Chem-Eur J, 2018. 24(9), 2182-2191.
  • o,p-Dimethoxybiphenyl Arylamine Substituted Porphyrins as Hole-Transport Materials: Electrochemical, Photophysical, and Carrier Mobility Characterization. R. Pudi, C. Rodriguez-Seco, A. Vidal-Ferran, P. Ballester,E. Palomares Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2018(18), 2064-2070.
  • 2-(4-Pyridyl-N-oxide)-Substituted Hemithioindigos as Photoresponsive Guests for a Super Aryl-Extended Calix 4 pyrrole Receptor. G. Moncelsi, L. Escobar, H. Dube,P. Ballester Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 2018. 13(12), 1632-1639.

  • Switching from Negative-Cooperativity to No-Cooperativity in the Binding of Ion-Pair Dimers by a Bis(calix 4 pyrrole) Macrocycle. R. Molina-Muriel, G. Aragay, E.C. Escudero-Adan,P. Ballester J. Org. Chem., 2018. 83(21), 13507-13514.
  • Enhanced Photosensitive Schottky Diode Behavior of Pyrazine over 2-Aminopyrimidine Ligand in Copper(II)-Phthalate MOFs: Experimental and Theoretical Rationalization. A. Hossain, A. Dey, S.K. Seth, P.P. Ray, P. Ballester, R.G. Pritchard, J. Ortega-Castro, A. Frontera,S. Mukhopadhyay Acs Omega, 2018. 3(8), 9160-9171.
  • Boron triel bonding: a weak electrostatic interaction lacking electron-density descriptors. E.C. Escudero-Adan, A. Bauza, C. Lecomte, A. Frontera,P. Ballester Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018. 20(37), 24192-24200.
  •  Synthesis and Binding Studies of a Tetra- Aryl-Extended Photoresponsive Calix 4 pyrrole Receptor Bearing meso-Alkyl Substituents. L. Escobar, F.A. Arroyave,P. Ballester Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2018(9), 1097-1106.

  • CuII paddle wheel-mediated dimeric capsules based on tetra-arylextended calix[4]pyrrole ligands. P. Ballester Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018. 255


  • Ion-pair recognition by a neutral [2]rotaxane based on a bis-calix[4]pyrrole cyclic component. J.R. Romero, G. Aragay, P. Ballester Chem Sci, 2017, 8, 491-498
  • Characterization of a new ionophore-based ion-selective electrode for the potentiometric determination of creatinine in urine. T. Guinovart, D. Hernandez-Alonso, L. Adriaenssens, P. Blondeau, F.X. Rius, P. Ballester, F.J. Andrade Biosens Bioelectron, 2017, 87, 587-592.
  • Stereoselective Synthesis of Lower and Upper Rim Functionalized Tetra-alpha Isomers of Calix[4]pyrroles. A. Diaz-Moscoso, D. Hernandez-Alonso, L. Escobar, F.A. Arroyave, P. Ballester Org Lett, 2017, 19, 226-229.
  • A Metal Organic Framework Based on a Tetra-Arylextended Calix[4]pyrrole Ligand: Structure Control through the Covalent Connectivity of the Linker. J. Aguilera-Sigalat, , C. Saenz de Pipon, D. Hernandez-Alonso, E. C. Escudero-Adan, J. Ramon Galan-Mascaros and P. Ballester, Crystal Growth & Design, 2017, 17(3): 1328-1338.
  • Light-responsive molecular containers. A. Diaz-Moscoso,  and P. Ballester, Chemical Communications, 2017, 53(34): 4635-4652.
  • Solid-state inclusion of C-60 and C-70 in a co-polymer induced by metal-ligand coordination of a Zn-porphyrin cage with a bis-pyridyl perylene derivative. E. C. Escudero-Adan,, A. Bauza, L. P. Hernandez-Eguia, F. Wuerthner, P. Ballester and A. Frontera Crystengcomm, 2017, 19(33): 4911-4919.
  • Template-directed self-assembly of dynamic covalent capsules with polar interiors. A. Galan, , E. C. Escudero-Adan and P. Ballester, Chemical Science, 2017, 8(11): 7746-7750.
  • Characterization of a new ionophore-based ion-selective electrode for the potentiometric determination of creatinine in urine. T. Guinovart, , D. Hernandez-Alonso, L. Adriaenssens, P. Blondeau, F. X. Rius, P. Ballester and F. J. Andrade, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 2017, 87: 587-592.
  • Attachment of a Ru-II Complex to a Self-Folding Hexaamide Deep Cavitand. S. Korom, and P. Ballester, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139(35): 12109-12112.

  • Self-Assembly of Di-N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Gold-Adorned Corannulenes on C-60. C. Mejuto, , L. Escobar, G. Guisado-Barrios, P. Ballester, D. Gusev and E. Peris Chemistry-a European Journal, 2017, 23(44): 10644-10651.
  • Selection and characterization of DNA aptamers against the steroid testosterone. V. Skouridou, , M. Jauset-Rubio, P. Ballester, A.S. Bashammakh, M. S. El-Shahawi, A. O. Alyoubi and C. K. OSullivan, Microchimica Acta, 2017, 184(6): 1631-1639.
  • Effects of Nanoconfinement on Catalysis. Edited by Rinaldo Poli. (Book review). Springer International Publishing, (2017) pp 266. P. Ballester.
  • Anion–π Interactions: Theoretical Studies, Supramolecular Chemistry and Catalysis. Book Chapter In: “Aromatic Interactions : Frontiers in Knowledge and Application”, Royal Society of Chemistry (2017), pp 39-37. A. Frontera, P. Ballester.
  • Preservation of electronic properties of double-decker complexes on metallic supports. B.  Cirera, J. Matarrubia, T. Kaposi, N. Giménez-Aguiló, M. Paszkiewicz, F. Klappenberger, R. Otero, J.M. Gallego, P. Ballester, J.V. Barth, R. Miranda, J.R. Galán-Mascarós, W. Auwärter, D. Ecija, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 8282-828.



  • Thermal selectivity of intermolecular versus intramolecular reactions on surface B. Cirera, N. Giménez-Agulló, J. Björk, F. Martínez-Peña, A. Martin-Jimenez, J. Rodriguez-Fernandez, A. M. Pizarro, R. Otero, J. M. Gallego, P. Ballester, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, D. Ecija, Nat Commun, 2016, 7, 11002.
  • Solid lipid nanoparticles from amphiphilic calixpyrroles Helttunen, K.; Galán, A.; Ballester, P.; Bergenholtz, J.; Nissinen, M., J Colloid Interf Sci, 2016, 464, 59-65.
  • Recognition and Sensing of Creatinine Guinovart, T.; Hernández-Alonso, D.; Adriaenssens, L.; Blondeau, P.; Martínez-Belmonte, M.; Rius, F. X.; Andrade, F. J.; Ballester, P., Angew Chem Int Ed, 2016, 55, 2435-2440.
  • Persistence of slow dynamics in Tb(OETAP)(2) single molecule magnets embedded in conducting polymers. T. Orlando, M. Filibian, S. Sanna, N. Gimenez-Agullo, C.S. de Pipaon, P. Ballester, J.R. Galan-Mascaros,P. Carretta J Phys-Condens Mat, 2016, 28 (38).
  • Macrocyclic Tetraimines: Synthesis and Reversible Uptake of Diethyl Phthalate by a Porous Macrocycle. E. Sanna, E.C. Escudero-Adan, C. Lopez, P. Ballester, C. Rotger,A. Costa J Org Chem, 2016, 81, 5173-5180.
  • A crystalline sponge based on dispersive forces suitable for X-ray structure determination of included molecular guests E. Sanna, E.C. Escudero-Adan, A. Bauza, P. Ballester, A. Frontera, C. Rotger, A. Costa Chem Sci, 2016, 7, 2439-2439. 
  • The Origin of Selectivity in the Complexation of N-Methyl Amino Acids by Tetraphosphonate Cavitands. R. Pinalli, G. Brancatelli, A. Pedrini, D. Menozzi, D. Hernandez, P. Ballester, S. Geremia, E. Dalcanale J Am Chem Soc, 2016, 138, 8569-8580.
  • Rational design of a supramolecular gel based on a Zn(II)-salophen bis-dipeptide derivative. M. Piccinno, C.A. Angulo-Pachon, P. Ballester, B. Escuder, A.D. Cort Rsc Adv, 2016, 6, S7306-S7309.
  • Hydration of aromatic alkynes catalyzed by a self-assembled hexameric organic capsule. G. La Sorella, L. Sperni, P. Ballester, G. Strukul, A. Scarso Catal Sci Technol, 2016, 6, 6031-6036.
  • Study of the coordination of quinuclidine to a chiral zinc phthalocyanine dimer. N. Gimenez-Agullo, G. Aragay, J.R. Galan-Mascaros, P. Ballester J Porphyr Phthalocya, 2016, 20, 1224-1232.
  • Intermittent compression of N-alkyl-N,N-dimethylamine N-oxides encapsulated in a container with bis[2]catenane topology. A. Galan, M. Espelt, P. Ballester Supramol Chem, 2016, 28, 455-463.
  •  Stabilization of reactive species by supramolecular encapsulation. A. Galan, P. Ballester Chem Soc Rev, 2016, 45, 1720-1737.
  • A chiral "Siamese-Twin" calix[4]pyrrole tetramer. A. Galan, G. Aragay, P. Ballester Chem Sci, 2016, 7, 5976-5982.
  • Super Aryl-Extended Calix[4]pyrroles: Synthesis, Binding Studies, and Attempts To Gain Water Solubility. L. Escobar, G. Aragay, P. Ballester Chem-Eur J, 2016, 22, 13682-13689.
  • Moving systems of polar dimeric capsules out of thermal equilibrium by light irradiation. A. Diaz-Moscoso, F.A. Arroyave, P. Ballester Chem Commun, 2016, 52, 3046-3049.
  • Molecular Motion and Conformational Interconversion of Ir-I center dot COD Included in Rebeks Self-Folding Octaamide Cavitand. S. Korom, E. Martin, S.A. Serapian, C. Bo, P. Ballester J Am Chem Soc, 2016, 138, 2273-2279.


  • A crystalline sponge based on dispersive forces suitable for X-ray structure determination of included molecular guests Sanna, E.; Escudero-Adan, E. C.; Bauza, A.; Ballester, P.; Frontera, A.; Rotger, C.; Costa, A., Chem Sci, 2015, 6, 5466-5472.
  • Chloride-Selective Electrodes Based on “Two-Wall” Aryl-Extended Calix[4]Pyrroles: Combining Hydrogen Bonds and Anion–π Interactions to Achieve Optimum Performance Sabek, J.; Adriaenssens, L.; Guinovart, T.; Parra, E. J.; Rius, F. X.; Ballester, P.; Blondeau, P., Chem Eur J, 2015, 21, 448-454.
  • Unexpected Emission Properties of a 1,8-Naphthalimide Unit Covalently Appended to a Zn-Salophen Piccinno, M.; Aragay, G.; Mihan, F. Y.; Ballester, P.; Dalla Cort, A., Eur J Inorg Chem, 2015, 2664-2670.
  • Rationalization of Noncovalent Interactions within Six New M-II/8-Aminoquinoline Supramolecular Complexes (M-II = Mn, Cu, and Cd): A Combined Experimental and Theoretical DFT Study Mirzaei, M.; Eshtiagh-Hosseini, H.; Bolouri, Z.; Rahmati, Z.; Esmaeilzadeh, A.; Hassanpoor, A.; Bauza, A.; Ballester, P.; Barcelo-Oliver, M.; Mague, J. T.; Notash, B.; Frontera, A., Cryst Growth Des, 2015, 15, 1351-1361.
  • Hydrogen Bonded Squaramide-Based Foldable Module Induces Both β- and α-Turns in Hairpin Structures of α-Peptides in Water Martínez, L.; Martorell, G.; Sampedro, Á.; Ballester, P.; Costa, A.; Rotger, C., Org Lett, 2015, 17, 2980-2983.
  • Water-soluble aryl-extended calix[4]pyrroles with unperturbed aromatic cavities: synthesis and binding studies Hernandez-Alonso, D.; Zankowski, S.; Adriaenssens, L.; Ballester, P., Org Biomol Chem, 2015, 13, 1022-1029.


  • Ordered co-encapsulation of chloride with polar neutral guests in a tetraurea calix[4]pyrrole dimeric capsule Galan, A.; Valderrey, V.; Ballester, P., Chem Sci, 2015, 6, 6325-6333.
  • Resolving the Magnetic Asymmetry of the Inner Space in Self-assembled Dimeric Capsules Based on Tetraurea-calix[4]pyrrole Components Espelt, M.; Aragay, G.; Ballester, P., Chimia, 2015, 69, 652-658.
  • Nature of Noncovalent Carbon-Bonding Interactions Derived from Experimental Charge-Density Analysis Escudero-Adán, E. C.; Bauzá, A.; Frontera, A.; Ballester, P., ChemPhysChem, 2015, 16, 2530-2533.
  • Deep Cavitand Self-Assembled on Au NPs-MWCNT as Highly Sensitive Benzene Sensing Interface Clément, P.; Korom, S.; Struzzi, C.; Parra, E. J.; Bittencourt, C.; Ballester, P.; Llobet, E., Adv Func Mat, 2015, 25, 4172-4172.

  • Tetra-phosphonate Calix[4]pyrrole Cavitands as Multitopic Receptors for the Recognition of Ion Pairs Ciardi, M.; Galán, A.; Ballester, P., J Am Chem Soc, 2015, 137, 2047-2055.
  • Synthesis, X-ray characterization and DFT studies of N-benzimidazolyl-pyrimidine-M(II) complexes (M = Cu, Co and Ni): the prominent role of pi-hole and anion-pi interactions Canellas, S.; Bauza, A.; Lancho, A.; Garcia-Raso, A.; Fiol, J. J.; Molins, E.; Ballester, P.; Frontera, A., Crystengcomm, 2015, 17, 5987-5997.
  • Reconciling Experiment and Theory in the Use of Aryl-Extended Calix[4]pyrrole Receptors for the Experimental Quantification of Chloride–π Interactions in Solution Bauzá, A.; Quiñonero, D.; Frontera, A.; Ballester, P., Int J Mol Sci, 2015, 16, 8934-8948.
  • Molecular containers Ballester, P.; Fujita, M.; Rebek, J., Chem Soc Rev, 2015, 44, 392-393.
  • A Porphyrin Coordination Cage Assembled from Four Silver(I) Triazolyl-Pyridine Complexes Ballester, P.; Claudel, M.; Durot, S.; Kocher, L.; Schoepff, L.; Heitz, V., Chem Eur J, 2015, 21, 15339-15348.
  • Reversible Light-Controlled Cargo Release in Hydrogen-Bonded Dimeric Capsules Arroyave, F. A.; Ballester, P., J Org Chem, 2015, 80, 10866-10873.
  • Quantification of CH-pi Interactions Using Calix 4 pyrrole Receptors as Model Systems Aragay, G.; Hernandez, D.; Verdejo, B.; Escudero-Adan, E. C.; Martinez, M.; Ballester, P., Molecules, 2015, 20, 16672-16686.



  • Thermodynamic characterization of Halide-pi Interactions using Using “Two-Wall” Aryl Extended Calix[4]pyrroles as Model System  L. Adriaenssens, G. Gil-Ramírez, A. Frontera, D. Quiñonero, E. C. Escudero-Adán, P. Ballester J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 3208-3218. 
  • Self-Sorting of Cyclic Peptide Homodimers into a Heterodimeric Assembly Featuring an Efficient Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron-Transfer Process  G. Aragay, B. Ventura, A. Guerra, I. Pintre, C. Chiorboli, R. García-Fandiño, L. Flamigni, J. R. Granja, P. Ballester Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 3427-3438.
  • Synthesis, Structure, and Binding Properties of Lipophilic Cavitands Based on a Calix[4]pyrrole-Resorcinarene Hybrid Scaffold A. Galan, E.C. Escudero -Adan, A. Frontera, P. Ballester  J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 5545-5557.
  • On the Importance of non covalent interactions in the structure of coordination Cu(II) and Co(II) complexes of pyrazine- and pyridine-dicarboxylic acid derivatives: experimental and theoretical views M. Mirzaei, H. Esthiagh-Hosseini, A. Bauza, S. Zarghami, P. Ballester, J.T. Mague, A. Frontera Crystengcomm  2014, 16, 6149-6158.
  • Highly efficient coordination of Hg2+ and Pb2+ metals in water with squaramide-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles K.A. Lopez, M. Nieves Pina, D. Quinonero, P. Ballester, J. Morey J. Mat. Chem A 2014, 2, 8796-8803.
  • Crystal structures and DFT calculations of new chlorido-dimethylsulfoxide-M-III (M= Ir, Ru, Rh) complexes with the N-pyrazolyl pyrimidine donor ligand: kinetic vs. M.M. canaves, M.I. Cabra, A. Bauza, P. Cenellas, K. Sanchez, F. Orvay, A. Garcia-Raso, J.J. Fiol, A. Terron, M. Barcelo-Oliver, P. Ballester, I. Mata, E. Molins, F. Hussain, A. Frontera, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 6353-6364.
  • Supramolecular catalysis. Part 1: non-covalent interactions as tool for building and modifyng homogeneous catalysts M. Raynal, P. Ballester, A. Vidal-Ferran, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 1660-1733.
  • Supramolecular catalysis. Part 2: artificial enzyme mimics M. Raynal, P. Ballester, A. Vidal-Ferran, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen Chem Soc. Rew. 2014, 43, 1734-1787.
  • Porphyrin tweezer receptors: Binding Studies, conformational properties and applications V. Valderrey, G. Aragay, P. Ballester Coordin. Chem. Rev. 2014, 258, 137-156.
  • Reversible Photocontrolled disintegration of a dimeric tetraurea-calix[4]pyrrole capsule with all-trans appended azobenzene units L. Osorio-Planes, M. Espelt, M.A. Pericàs, P. Ballester Chem. Sci. 2014
  • Pyridyl-Decorated Self-Folding Heptaamide Cavitands as Ligands in the Rhodium-Catalyzed hidrogenation of Norbornadiene S. Korom, P. Ballester Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2014, 4276-4282.
  • The use of Mo K[alpha] radiation in the assignment of the absolute configuration of light-atom molecules; the importance of high-resolution data E.C. Escudero-Adan, J. Benet-Buchholz, P. Ballester Acta Crystallographica Section B. 2014, 70, 660-668.
  • Binding of Calix 4 pyrroles to pyridine N-oxides probed with surface plasmon resonance L. Adriaenssens, J.L. Acero Sanchez, X. Barril, C. O Sullivan, P. Ballester Chem. Sci. 2014.


  • Highly Cooperative Binding of Ion-Pair Dimers and Ion Quartets by a Bis(calix 4 pyrrole) Macrotricyclic Receptor V. Valderrey,E.C. Escudero-Adán, P. Ballester Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6898-6902.
  • Mechanisms of Catalysis in Confined Spaces: Hydrogenation of Norbornadiene with a Rhodium Complex included in a Self-Folding Cavitand A. Hamilton, M. Gicquel, P. Ballester, C. Bo Curr. Org. Chem. 2013, 17, 1499-1506.
  • Kinetic Stabilization of N,N-Dimethyl-2-propyn-1-amine N-Oxide by Encapsulation A. Galán, G.Gil-Ramírez, P. Ballester Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4976-4979.
  • Supramolecular Catalysis P. Ballester, P.W.N.M. Leeuwen, A. Vidal In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II,, Reedijk, J.; Poeppelmeier, K., Eds. Elsevier: Oxford, 2013, 457-486.
  • Experimental Quantification of Anion−π Interactions in Solution Using Neutral Host–Guest Model Systems P. Ballester, Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 874-884.
  • Different Nature of the Interactions between Anions and HAT(CN)6: From Reversible Anion−π Complexes to Irreversible Electron-Transfer Processes (HAT(CN)6 = 1,4,5,8,9,12-Hexaazatriphenylene) G. Aragay, A. Frontera, V.  Lloveras, J. Vidal-Gancedo, P. Ballester  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2620-2627.
  • Quantification of Nitrate−π Interactions and Selective Transport of Nitrate Using Calix[4]pyrroles with Two Aromatic Walls L. Adriaenssens, C. Estarellas, A. Vargas Jentzsch, M. Martinez Belmonte, S. Matile, P. Ballester  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 8324-8330.
  • Encapsulation Studies of Cationic Gold Complexes within a Self-Assembled Hexameric Resorcin[4]arene Capsule L. Adriaenssens, A. Escribano-Cuesta, A. Homs, A.M. Echavarren, P. Ballester Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2013, 1494-1500.
  • Hydrogen bonded supramolecular capsules with functionalized interiors: the controlled orientation of included guests L. Adriaenssens, P. Ballester Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 3261-3277.


  • Polyatomic Anion Assistance in the Assembly of [2]Pseudorotaxanes V. Valderrey, E.C. Escudero-Adán, P. Ballester J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 10733-10736.

  • H-π and π-π interactions as contributors to the guest binding in reversible inclusion and encapsulation complexes E. R. T. Tiekink,  J. Zukermna-Schpector John Wiley & Sons Ltd.: Chichester, 2012; 79-107.
  • Influence of the Solvent and Metal Center on Supramolecular Chirality Induction with Bisporphyrin Tweezer Receptors. Strong Metal Modulation of Effective Molarity Values I. C. Pintre, S. Pierrefixe, A. Hamilton, V. Valderrey, C. Bo, P. Ballester  Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 4620-4635.
  • Exploring the Self-Assembly of Polar Dimeric Capsules Using Molecular Rulers M. Espelt, P. Ballester Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5708-5711.
  • Switching from Separated to Contact Ion-Pair Binding Modes with Diastereomeric Calix[4]pyrrole Bis-phosphonate Receptors M. Ciardi, F. Tancini, G. Gil-Ramírez, E. C. Escudero Adán, C. Massera, E. Dalcanale, P.  Ballester J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13121-13132.
  • A dissymmetric molecular capsule with polar interior and two mechanically locked hemispheres M. Chas, P. Ballester Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 186-191.
  • Effect of a methyl group on the spontaneous resolution of a square-pyramidal coordination compound: crystal packing and conglomerate formation   A. Biswas, C. Estarellas, A. Frontera, P. Ballester , M. G. B. Drew, P. Gamez, A. Ghosh CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 5854-5861.


  • Sodium and pH responsive hydrogel formation by the supramolecular system calix 4 pyrrole derivative/tetramethylammonium cation B. Verdejo, F. Rodriguez-Llansola, B. Escuder, J.F. Miravet, P. Ballester  Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 2017-2019.
  • Utilization of a heterosupramolecular self-assembled trisporphyrin complex in dye-sensitised solar cells M. Planells, L. Pelleja, P. Ballester, E. Palomares  Energy Environ. Sci. 2011, 4, 528-534.
  • Influencing parameters for the achievement of porphyrin supramolecular architectures on mesoporous metal oxide nanoparticles M. Planells, A. Gonzalez, P. Ballester, E. Palomares J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2011, 15, 592-597.
  • Complexation of [email protected] Endohedral Fullerene with Cyclic Zn-Bisporphyrins: Solid State and Solution Studies L.P. Hernandez-Eguia, E.C. Escudero-Adan, J. R. Pinzon,  L. Echegoyen, P. Ballester J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 3258-3265.
  •  Supramolecular Inclusion Complexes of Two Cyclic Zinc Bisporphyrins with C60 and C70: Structural, Thermodynamic, and Photophysical Characterization L. P. Hernández-Eguía, E. C. Escudero-Adán, I. C. Pintre, B. Ventura, L. Flamigni, P. Ballester  Chem.--Eur. J. 2011, 17, 14564-14577.
  • Regioisomeric Control Induced by DABCO Coordination to Rotatable Self-Assembled Bis- and Tetraporphyrin alpha,gamma-Cyclic Octapeptide Dimers  L. P. Hernandez-Eguia, R. J. Brea, L. Castedo, P. Ballester, J. R. Granja Chem.--Eur. J. 2011, 17, 1220-1229.
  • Exclusive Self-Assembly of a Polar Dimeric Capsule between Tetraurea Calix[4]pyrrole and Tetraurea Calix[4]arene M. Chas, G. Gil-Ramirez, P. Ballester Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 3402-3405.
  • Modern Strategies in Supramolecular Catalysis P. Ballester, A. Vidal-Ferran, P. W. N. M. Leeuwen  In Adv. Catal., Gates, B.; Knoezinger, H.; Jentoft, F., Eds. Academic Press: UK, 2011, 54, 63-126.
  • Supramolecular Capsules Derived from Calixpyrrole Scaffolds P. Ballester Isr. J. Chem. 2011, 51, 710-724.


  • Catalytic Hydrogenation of Norbornadiene by a Rhodium Complex in a Self-Folding Cavitand  M. A. Sarmentero, H. Fernandez-Perez, E. Zuidema,C.  Bo, A. Vidal-Ferran, P. Ballester  Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 7489-7492.
  • Selective Pairwise Encapsulation Using Directional Interactions G. Gil-Ramirez, M. Chas, P. Ballester   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2520-+.
  • Efficient Self-Sorting of a Racemic Tetra-Urea Calix 4 Pyrrole into a Single Heterodimeric Capsule M. Chas, G. Gil-Ramirez, E.C.  Escudero-Adan, J. Benet-Buchholz, P. Ballester Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1740-1743.
  • Synthesis and binding studies of two new macrocyclic receptors for the stereoselective recognition of dipeptides A. M. Castilla,  M. M. Conn,  P. Ballester  Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6.
  • Anion binding in covalent and self-assembled molecular capsules P. Ballester Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 3810-3830.


Contact info

Prof. Pablo Ballester (ICIQ-ICREA)
Institut Català d'Investigació Química
Av. Països Catalans, 16
43007 Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain)

Phone:   (+34) 977 920 206
E-mail:   pballester (at)

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