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The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM) is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) (Spanish National Research Council) founded in December 1986, that belongs to the Area of Science and Technology of Materials, one of the eight Areas in which the CSIC divides its research activities.


Our mission is to create new fundamental and applied knowledge in materials of high technological impact, their processing and their transfer to the productive sectors at local, national and European scales (the true value of materials is in their use), the training of new professionals, and the dissemination of the scientific knowledge.

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Thermoelectric graphene nanostructures
Francisco Domínguez-Adame  read more


Novel Applications of High Frequency Radiations:
I) THz Radiation and Art, a New Tool in the Inspection of Cultural Heritage. II) Potential Use of GHz Radiation in Medicine

Javier Tejada Palacios  read more


Internal screening and dielectric engineering in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene
J. M. Pizarro  read more

Fluorine-Phenanthroimidazole Porous Organic Polymer: Efficient Microwave Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity

Cristina Monterde, Rodrigo Navarro, Marta Iglesias, and Félix Sánchez

A porous polymer containing a fluorophenylphenanthroimidazole core was easily prepared via one-pot Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reactions under microwave heating. These new metal-free polymers have demonstrated heterogeneous photocatalytic activity toward aza-Henry reaction with reasonable recyclability. Their preparation require a minimal workup to build porous networks with control over the apparent surface area and pore volume from suitable molecular building blocks containing 2-(1H-phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazol-2-yl)-3,5-difluorophenol (PhIm-2F), as rigid and multitopic node, which afforded a conjugated porous polymer (CPP-PhIm-2F). A series of fluorinated ligands have shown their capability in the preparation of soluble and supported cationic Ru(bpy)2(F-phenanthroimidazole) complexes by reaction with Ru(bpy)2Cl2 and demonstrating a beneficial effect of two fluorine atoms on the photocatalytic effect.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019

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