Back to Romania

After two months of working at Pécsi Tudomanyegyetem in the research group of Prof. Kunsági-Máté Sándor, I go back now to my previous office at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Working here at Pécs has been a stimulating experience as well as a very productive one. We managed to obtain enough data as to prepare a couple of papers, which should be ready for submission in about a month. Several calculations on the hosting properties of a selected series of calixarenes were performed in order to further shed light on their skeletal properties with and without guests. NBO calculations were also carried out to assess the bonding properties within these molecules. Most calculations were carried out at the HF/6-31G(d) level of theory and only some DFT (B3LYP) were performed for comparison only. We expect to further understand the mechanisms by which calixarenes work as molecular recognition agents.

Be this a public recognition of the Hungarian hospitality, specially that of Prof. Kunsagi Sandor.

Kösönöm!

About joaquinbarroso

Computational and theoretical chemist in his early forties, in love with life, science, baseball, and literature. Science literacy makes us responsible citizens, it is therefore a scientific duty to talk, write, and engage with the general public; as Feynman said, if you find science boring, your learning from the wrong teacher. "Make like a molecule and react!"

Posted on August 31, 2009, in Computational Chemistry, Random thoughts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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