Research group Bio-Inorganic Chemistry (QBI)
Research group Bio-Inorganic Chemistry (QBI)


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Research group QBI
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  • Highly Cytotoxic DNA-Interacting Copper(II) Coordination Compounds, Rosa F. Brissos, Ester Torrents, Francyelli Mariana dos Santos Mello, Wanessa Carvalho Pires, Elisângela de Paula Silveira-Lacerda, Ana B. Caballero, Amparo Caubet, Chiara Massera, Olivier Roubeau, Simon J. Teat, and Patrick Gamez Metallomics 2014, 6, 1853-1868.
  • Drastic Effect of Lattice Propionitrile Molecules on the Spin-Transition Temperature in a 2,2’-Dipyridylamino/s-Triazine-Based Iron(II) Complex,  Nanthawat Wannarit, Nassim Nassirinia, Saeid Amani, Norberto Masciocchi, Sujittra Youngme, Olivier Roubeau, Simon J. Teat and Patrick Gamez Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 9827-9836.
  • One-Pot Multiple MOF Formation: Concomitant Generation of Structural Isomers or of Drastically Distinct Materials, Achareeya Cheansirisomboon, Jorge Salinas-Uber, Chiara Massera, Olivier Roubeau, Sujittra Youngme and Patrick Gamez Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 4385-4393.
  • The Impact of Anion-Modulated Structural Variations on the Magnetic Coupling in Trinuclear Heterometallic CuII-CoII Complexes Derived from a Salen-Type Schiff-Base Ligand, Soumavo Ghosh,Guillem Aromí, Patrick Gamez and Ashutosh Ghosh Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 3341-3349.
  • New metal complexes of NNO tridentate ligands: effect of metal center and co-ligand on biological activity, I. Machado, M. Fernández, L. Becco, B. Garat, R. F. Brissos, N. Zabarska, P. Gamez, F. Marques, I. Correia, J. Costa Pessoa, D. Gambino Inorg. Chim. Acta 2014, 420, 39-46.
  • Enhancement of spin-crossover cooperativity mediated by lone pair-π interactions and halogen bonding, N. Nassirinia, S. Amani, S. J. Teat, O. Roubeau, and P. Gamez Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 1003-1005.
  • The anion-pi interaction: naissance and establishment of a peculiar supramolecular bond, P. Gamez Inorg. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 35-43 (invited critical review for the first issue of this journal launched by the RSC).
  • Anion···Si Interactions in an Inverse Sandwich Complex: A Computational Study, A. Robertazzi, J. A. Platts, P. Gamez ChemPhysChem 2014, 15, 912-915.


  • Custom-fit ruthenium(II) metallopeptides: A new twist to DNA binding with coordination compounds, Ilaria Gamba, Iria Salvadó, Gustavo Rama, Miriam Bertazzon, Mateo I. Sánchez, Víctor M. Sánchez-Pedregal, José Martínez-Costas, Rosa F. Brissos, Patrick Gamez, José L. Mascareñas, Miguel Vázquez López and M. Eugenio Vázquez Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 13369-13375.
  • Anion Exchange in Coordination Network Materials, Pongthipun Phuengphai, Chiara Massera, Jan Reedijk, Sujittra Youngme and Patrick Gamez Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 4812-4822.
  • Metallomacrocycles as anion receptors: combining hydrogen bonding and ion pair based hosts formed from Ag(I) salts and flexible bis- and tris-pyrimidine ligands, Andres Tasada, Francisca M. Alberti, Antonio Bauza, Miquel Barcelo-Oliver, Angel Garcia-Raso, Juan J. Fiol, Elies Molins, Amparo Caubet and Antonio Frontera Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4944-4949.
  • Halogen bonding versus hydrogen bonding: what does the Cambridge Structural Database reveal?, Tiddo J. Mooibroek and Patrick Gamez CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 4565-4570.
  • Influence of supramolecular bonding contacts on the spin crossover behaviour of iron(II) complexes from 2,2’-dipyridylamino/s-triazine ligands, Nanthawat Wannarit, Olivier Roubeau, Sujittra Youngme, Simon J. Teat and Patrick Gamez Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 7120-7130.
  • Analysis of the contribution of the π-acidity of the s-tetrazine ring in the crystal packing of coordination polymers, Piya Seth,Antonio Bauzá, Antonio Frontera, Chiara Massera,Patrick Gamez and Ashutosh Ghosh CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 3031-3039.
  • Subtlety of the spin-crossover phenomenon observed with dipyridylamino-substituted triazine ligands, Nanthawat Wannarit, Olivier Roubeau, Sujittra Youngme, and Patrick Gamez Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 730-737 (EurJIC’s Cluster Issue on Spin-Crossover Complexes; Cover Picture and Cover Profile).
  • Dinuclear complexes with a triple N1,N2-triazole bridge exhibiting partial spin crossover and weak antiferromagnetic interactions, Olivier Roubeau, Patrick Gamez, and Simon J. Teat Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 934-942 (EurJIC’s Cluster Issue on Spin-Crossover Complexes; Cover Picture and Cover Profile).
  • DNA Binding Studies of a Series of cis-[Pt(Am)2X2] Complexes (Am = inert amine, X = labile carboxylato ligand), Esther Escribano, Mercè Font-Bardia, Teresa Calvet, Julia Lorenzo, Patrick Gamez, Virtudes Moreno Inorg. Chim. Acta 2013, 394, 65-76.
  • Halogen···phenyl supramolecular interactions in the solid state: hydrogen versus halogen bonding and directionality, Tiddo J. Mooibroek and Patrick Gamez CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 1802-1805.


  • How directional are D-H...phenyl interactions in the solid state (D = C, N, O)?, Tiddo J. Mooibroek and Patrick Gamez CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 8462-8467.
  • Computational Analysis of the Nature and Strength of the Supramolecular Contacts Involved in the Binding of Chloride Anions by Imidazolium-Based Cyclic Receptors, Juan Sanz García, Laura Rodríguez, Patrick Gamez and Arturo Robertazzi J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 9110-9115.
  • Dual role of Cu2+ Ions on the Aggregation and Degradation of Soluble Aβ Oligomers and Protofibrils Investigated by Fluorescence Spectroscopy and AFM, Silvia García, Cristina Cuscó, Rosa F. Brissos, Ester Torrents, Amparo Caubet, and Patrick Gamez J. Inorg. Biochem. 2012, 116, 26-36.
  • Effect of a methyl group on the spontaneous resolution of a square-pyramidal coordination compound: crystal packing and conglomerate formation, Apurba Biswas, Carolina Estarella, Antonio Frontera, Pablo Ballester, Michael G. B. Drew, Patrick Gamez and Ashutosh Ghosh CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 5854-5861.
  • Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Catecholase Activity of Double Phenoxido-Bridged Penta-Coordinated Dinuclear Nickel(II) Complexes Derived from Reduced Schiff-Base Ligands: Mechanistic Inference of Catecholase Activity, Apurba Biswas, Lakshmi Kanta Das, Michael G. B. Drew,Guillem Aromí, Patrick Gamez, and Ashutosh Ghosh Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 7993-8001.
  • Spin canting and metamagnetism in the two azido-bridged 1-D complexes [Ni(3,5-dmpy)2(N3)2]n and [Co1.5(3,5-dmpy)3(N3)3]n, Zhengliang Lu, Patrick Gamez, Huizhong Kou, Chunhua Fan, Haitao Zhang, Guoxin Sun CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 5035-5041.
  • A series of related 2D coordination polymers based on [copper(II)–4,4’-bpy–carboxylato] building blocks, Pongthipun Phuengphai, Sujittra Youngme, Ilpo Mutikainen, Patrick Gamez, Jan Reedijk Polyhedron 2012, 42, 10-17.
  • Directional character of solvent− and anion–pentafluorophenyl supramolecular interactions, Tiddo J. Mooibroek, Patrick Gamez CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 3902-3906.
  • Cis-Trans Isomeric and Polymorphic Effects on the Magnetic Properties of Water-Bridged Copper Coordination Chains, Bojan Kozlevčar, Nives Kitanovski,Zvonko Jagličić, Nuno A. G. Bandeira, Vincent Robert, Boris Le Guennic, and Patrick Gamez Inorg. Chem 2012, 51, 3094-3102.
  • Anion− and lone pair−arene interactions are directional, Tiddo J. Mooibroek, Patrick Gamez CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 1027-1030.
  • Design of Magnetic Coordination Complexes for Quantum Computing, Guillem Aromí, David Aguilà,Patrick Gamez, Fernando Luis and Olivier Roubeau Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 537-546.
  • MIIIDyIII3 (M = FeIII, CoIII) Complexes: Three-Blade Propellers Exhibiting Slow Relaxation of Magnetization, Gong-Feng Xu, Patrick Gamez, Jinkui Tang, Rodolphe Clérac,Yun-Nan Guo, and Yang Guo, Inorg. Chem 2012, 51, 5693-5698.
  • Study of the different behaviour of thiazolin and thiazin indazole derivatives with palladium(II) acetate, Amparo Caubet, Ramon Bosque, Elies Molins, Fernando J. Barros, Francisco Luna J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 701, 36-42.


  • Bio-related copper-mediated oxidative processes, Rosa F. Brissos, Silvia García, Andreu Presa, Patrick Gamez Comments Inorg. Chem 2011, 32, 219-245.
  • Selective Copper-Mediated Halogenation of Aromatic Rings Under Mild Conditions, Ilaria Gamba, Patrick Gamez, Enrico Monzani, Luigi Casella, Ilpo Mutikainen, and Jan Reedijk Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 4360-4368.
  • Counter-ion and solvent effects on the primary coordination sphere of copper(II) - bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)acetic acid coordination compounds, Bojan Kozlevčar, Patrick Gamez,René de Gelder, Zvonko Jagličić, Peter Strauch, Nives Kitanovski, and Jan Reedijk Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 3650-3655.
  • Coexistence of Intramolecular Ligand-Mediated and Through Hydrogen-Bond Magnetic Interactions in a Chain of Dicopper(II) Units, José Sánchez Costa, Nuno A. G. Bandeira, Boris Le Guennic,Vincent Robert, Patrick Gamez, Guillaume Chastanet, Luis Ortiz-Frade, and Laura Gasque Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 5696-5705.
  • Putting Anion–p Interactions Into Perspective, Antonio Frontera, Patrick Gamez, Mark Mascal, Tiddo J.Mooibroek, and Jan Reedijk Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9564-9583.
  • Spectro-electrochemical and DFT studies of a planar Cu(II)-phenolate complex active in the aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols, Palanisamy Uma Maheswari, František Hartl, Manuel Quesada, Francesco Buda, Martin Lutz, Anthony L. Spek, Patrick Gamez and Jan Reedijk Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 374, 406-414.
  • Coordination network solids based on Cu(II) coordination compounds with 1,4-bis-(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)butane as a flexible alkyl spacer ligand: Synthesis, characterisation and X-ray structures, Peerke I. M. van der List, Sébastien J.-L. Oldenbroek, Elza N. Lugthart, Gerard A. van Albada, Patrick Gamez, Jaap G. Haasnoot, Simon J. Teat, Olivier Roubeau, Ilpo Mutikainen, and Jan Reedijk Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 370, 164-169.
  • Recent advances in anion−π interactions, Arturo Robertazzi, Florian Krull, Ernst-Walter Knapp and Patrick Gamez CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 3293-3300.
  • Supramolecular Assemblies Involving Anion−π and Lone Pair−π Interactions: Experimental Observation and Theoretical Analysis, Amrita Das, Somnath Ray Choudhury, Carolina Estarellas, Biswajit Dey, Antonio Frontera, Joanna Hemming, Madeleine Helliwell, Patrick Gamez, and Subrata Mukhopadhyay CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 4519-4527.
  • Triazoles and tetrazoles: prime ligands to generate remarkable coordination materials, Guillem Aromí, Leoní A. Barrios, Olivier Roubeau, Patrick Gamez Coord. Chem. Rev. 2011, 255, 485-546.


  • Reliability and Storage Capacity: a Compromise Illustrated in the Two-Step Spin-Crossover System [Fe(bapbpy)(NCS)2], Mikael Kepenekian, Jose Sanchez Costa, Boris Le Guennic, Pascale Maldivi, Sylvestre Bonnet, Jan Reedijk, Patrick Gamez, and Vincent Robert Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 11057-11061.
  • Distortional isomerism in copper(II) nitrato complexes of N,N′,N′′-tris(((para-nitrobenzyl)phenyl)aminoethyl)amine, Ann Almesåker, Patrick Gamez, Janet L. Scott, Simon J. Teat,Jan Reedijk and Leone Spiccia Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 5394-5400.
  • Magnetic Properties of Dysprosium Cubanes Dictated by the M−O−M Angles of the [Dy4(μ3-OH)4] Core, Hongshan Ke, Patrick Gamez, Lang Zhao, Gong-Feng Xu, Shufang Xue and Jinkui Tang Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 7549-7557.
  • A Linear Tetranuclear Dysprosium(III) Compound Showing Single-Molecule Magnet Behavior; Hongshan Ke, Gong-Feng Xu, Yun-Nan Guo, Patrick Gamez, Christine M. Beavers, Simon J. Teat and Jinkui Tang Chem. Commun. 2010, 6057-6059.
  • A dissymmetric, singly phenoxido-bridged CuII dinuclear coordination compound: synthesis, characterisation, magnetic and computational study Amitabha Datta, Nien-Tsu Chuang, Fu-Xing Liao, Ching-Han Hu, Wen-Yen Huang, Jui-Hsien Huang, Kuheli Das, Patrick Gamez and José Sánchez Costa J. Chem. Res. 2010, 637-640.
  • Spectroelectrochemical Studies of Nuclease-Active Zinc(II) Coordination Compounds from the Ligands Hpyramol and Hpyrimol Şeniz Özalp-Yaman, Paul de Hoog, Palanisamy Uma Maheswari, Hélène Casellas, Amalija Golobič, Bojan Kozlevčar, Patrick Gamez and Jan Reedijk Electrochim. Acta 2010, 55, 8655-8663.
  • Manganese-based Metal-Organic Frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts for the cyanosilylation of acetaldehyde; Tim Ladrak, Simon Smulders, Olivier Roubeau, Simon J. Teat, Patrick Gamez and Jan Reedijk Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 3804-3812.
  • Two-Step Relaxation in a Linear Tetranuclear Dysprosium(III) Aggregate Showing Single-Molecule Magnet Behavior; Yun-Nan Guo, Gong-Feng Xu, Patrick Gamez, Lang Zhao, Shuang-Yan Lin, Ruiping Deng, Jinkui Tang, Hong-Jie Zhang J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 8538-8539.
  • Catalytic properties of a series of coordination networks: cyanosilylation of aldehydes catalyzed by Zn(II)-4,4’-bpy-carboxylato complexes; Pongthipun Phuengphai, Sujittra Youngme, Patrick Gamez and Jan Reedijk Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 7936-7942.
  • Efficient, stable, tunable, and easy to synthesize, handle and recycle luminescent materials: [H2NMe2]3[Ln(III)(2,6-dipicolinolate)3](Ln = Eu, Tb, or its solid solutions); Tiddo J. Mooibroek, Patrick Gamez, Andrej Pevec, Bojan Kozlevčar, Wen-Tian Fu and Jan Reedijk Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 6483-6487.
  • Proficiency of the electron-deficient 1,3,5-triazine ring to generate anion−pi and lone-pair−pi interactions; José Sánchez Costa, Adriana Gonzalez Castro, Roberta Pievo, Olivier Roubeau, Barbara Modec, Bojan Kozlevčar, Simon J. Teat, Patrick Gamez and Jan Reedijk CrystEngComm 2010, 12, 3057-3064.
  • Coordination Compounds from the Planar Tridentate Schiff-base Ligand 2-methoxy-6-((quinolin-8-ylimino)methyl)phenol (mqmpH) with Several Transition Metal Ions: Use of [FeIII(mqmp)(CH3OH)Cl2] in the Catalytic Oxidation of Alkanes and Alkenes; Sanjit Nayak,Patrick Gamez, Bojan Kozlevčar, Andrej Pevec, Olivier Roubeau,Stefanie Dehnen and Jan Reedijk Polyhedron 2010, 29, 2291-2296.
  • [Molybdenum(VI)/aminopyridinium] system as catalyst for the epoxidation of cyclooctene with H2O; José Sánchez Costa, Cynthia M. Markus, Ilpo Mutikainen, Patrick Gamez , and Jan Reedijk Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363, 2046-2050.
  • Supramolecular Assembly of Mg(II) Complexes Directed by Associative Lone pair–π / ππ / π–anion–π / π–lone pair Interactions; Amrita Das, Somnath Ray Choudhury, Biswajit Dey, Sampath Kumar Yalamanchili, Madeleine Helliwell, Patrick Gamez, Subrata Mukhopadhyay, Carolina Estarellas, and Antonio Frontera J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 4998-5009.
  • Praseodymium(III)-based bis-metallacalix[4]arene with host-guest behaviour; Gong-Feng Xu, Patrick Gamez, Simon J. Teat and Jinkui Tang Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 4353-4357.
  • Novel heteronuclear ruthenium-copper coordination compounds as efficient DNA-cleaving agents; Stefanie van der Steen, Paul de Hoog, Karlijn van der Schilden, Patrick Gamez, Marguerite Pitié,Robert Kiss,and Jan Reedijk Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3568-3570.
  • Discrete Tetrairon(III) Cluster Exhibiting a Square‑Planar Fe4(μ4-O) Core: Structural and Magnetic Properties; Mariappan Murali,Sanjit Nayak,José Sánchez Costa, Joan Ribas, Ilpo Mutikainen, Urho Turpeinen, Martin Clémancey, Ricardo Garcia Serres, Jean-Marc Latour, Patrick Gamez, Geneviève Blondin and Jan Reedijk Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 2427-2434.
  • A Promising New Route towards Single-Molecule Magnets Based on the Oxalate Ligand; Gong-Feng Xu, Qing-Lun Wang, Patrick Gamez, Yue Ma,Rodolphe Clérac, Jinkui Tang, Shi-Ping Yan, Peng Cheng and Dai-Zheng Liao Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 1506-1508.
  • Hydrogen-bond assisted co-crystallization of a bimetallic MnIII2NiII2 cluster and a NiII2 cluster unit: Synthesis, structure, spectroscopy and magnetism; Sanjit Nayak, Guillem Aromí, Simon J. Teat, Jordi Ribas-Ariño, Patrick Gamez, and Jan Reedijk Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 4986-4990.
  • Manganese(III)-mediated cyclodimerization of a hydrazinyl derivative generating an unprecedented 1,2,3,5,6-substituted leuco-verdazyl ring; Jinkui Tang, Sanjit Nayak, José Sánchez Costa, Arturo Robertazzi, Roberta Pievo, Ilpo Mutikainen, Olivier Roubeau, Simon J. Teat, Patrick Gamez and Jan Reedijk Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 1361-1365.
  • An S-shaped [Fe4Dy2] complex exhibiting single-molecule magnet behaviour: Synthesis, magnetism and crystal structures of a family of [Fe4Ln2][Ln] coordination compounds (Ln = Nd, Gd, Tb, Dy, and Ho); Sanjit Nayak, Olivier Roubeau, Simon J. Teat, Christine M. Beavers, Patrick Gamez, and Jan Reedijk Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 216-221.