The Nanoscience and Molecular Materials research group is headed by Professor Tomás Torres, in the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Faculty of Science at the Autonoma University of Madrid. We are organic chemists working on the synthesis of phthalocyanines and related compounds since 1993, focused on the preparation of molecular materials.

Furthermore, we have developed much work in the field of the photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of molecular materials based on phthalocyanines and related compounds. More recently, we are exploring several areas of possible application including photovoltaics, supramolecular chemistry, organic synthesis, catalysis, biological chemistry (photodynamic therapy) and molecular photovoltaics.


Latest News

  • Congratulations go to Dr. Irene Sánchez for passing her Ph.D. viva.
  • Congratulations to Cinthya Veliz who has obtained a Marie Curie ITN Grant in the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Berlin, Germany)
  • Congratulations to Professor Tomás Torres who has received the Gold Medal and the Research Award of the RSEQ 2013.


Latest Papers

“Tuning the Electronic Properties of Porphyrin Dyes: Effects of meso Substitution on Their Optical and Electrochemical Behaviour”
Maria-Eleni Ragoussi, Gema de la Torre, Tomás Torres
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 2832–2840
“Unraveling the peculiar modus operandi of a new class of solvatochromic fluorescent molecular rotors by spectroscopic and quantum mechanical methods”
Matthias Koenig, Giovanni Bottari, Giuseppe Brancato, Vincenzo Barone, Dirk M. Guldi, Tomás Torres
Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2502-2511
“Tuning the Stability of Graphene Layers by Phthalocyanine-Based oPPV Oligomers Towards Photo- and Redoxactive Materials”
L. Brinkhaus, G. Katsukis, J. Malig, M. Garcia-Iglesias, P. Vázquez, T. Torres, D.M. Guldi
Small, 2013, 9, 2348–2357