Vicente Martí Centelles

Marie Curie fellow

NEO - Nanostructures Organiques
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires
UMR 5255 CNRS/Université Bordeaux
351, Cours de la Libération
33405 Talence Cedex, France


Dr. V. Martı́-Centelles graduated in Chemistry with honors in 2007 (Univ. Jaume I, Spain). He got a Spanish Ministry of Education grant to develop his PhD on new pseudopeptidic macrocyclic hosts for molecular recognition under the supervision of Profs. S.V. Luis and. M.I. Burguete at Univ. Jaume I with two research stays with C. Cativiela (Univ. Zaragoza) and R. Vilar (Imperial College London). He received his PhD with honors in 2012. He got a postdoctoral grant from the Generalitat Valenciana in 2013 to work at Univ. Jaume I (Prof. S.V. Luis), Oxford Univ. (Prof. P.D. Beer) and the company Biotica (Legionella detection). Then he joined the Paul Lusby research group at Univ. of Edinburgh in 2015. In October 2018 he will move to Univ. Bordeaux / CNRS to work in the Nathan McClenaghan research group as a Marie Curie fellow.


  1. Host‐Guest Chemistry of Self‐Assembled Hemi‐Cage Systems: The Dramatic Effect of Lost Pre‐Organization
    V. Martí‐Centelles, F. Duarte, P. J. Lusby

    Isr. J. Chem., 2018, ASAP. Link
  2. High Activity and Efficient Turnover by a Simple, Self-Assembled “Artificial Diels–Alderase”
    V. Martí‐Centelles, A. L. Lawrence, P. J. Lusby

    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 2862–2868. Link
  3. Quantitative Analysis of Self‐Assembly Process of a Pd2L4 Cage Consisting of Rigid Ditopic Ligands
    S. Kai, V. Martí‐Centelles, Y.Sakuma, T. Mashiko, T. Kojima, U. Nagashima, M. Tachikawa, P. J. Lusby, S. Hiraoka

    Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 663–671. Link
  4. [MIII2MII3]n+ trigonal bipyramidal cages based on diamagnetic and paramagnetic metalloligands
    S. Sanz, H. M. O'Connor, V. Martí-Centelles, P. Comar, M. B. Pitak, S. J. Coles, G. Lorusso, E. Palacios, M. Evangelisti, A. Baldansuren, N. F. Chilton, H. Weihe, E. J. L. McInnes, P. J. Lusby, S. Piligkos, E. K.Brechin

    Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 5526–5535. Link
  5. Cu2+ recognition by N,N′-benzylated bis(amino amides)s
    L. Gorla , V. Martí-Centelles, B. Altava, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 2660–2669. Link
  6. Macrocycle Synthesis by Chloride-Templated Amide Bond Formation
    V. Martí-Centelles, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 2660–2669. Link
  7. Cu2+, Zn2+, and Ni2+ Complexes of C2-Symmetric Pseudopeptides with an Aromatic Central Spacer
    L. Gorla, V. Martí-Centelles, L. Freimuth, B. Altava, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    Inorg. Chem. , 2016, 55, 7617–7629. Link
  8. Bisferrocenyl-functionalized pseudopeptides: access to separated ionic and electronic contributions for electrochemical anion sensing
    M D. Pandey, V. Martí-Centelles, M. I. Burguete, N. Montoya, S. V. Luis, E. García-España, A. Doménech-Carbó

    RSC Adv. , 2016, 6, 35257–35266.Link
  9. Macrocyclization Reactions: The Importance of Conformational, Configurational and Template-Induced Preorganization
    V. Martí-Centelles, M. D. Pandey, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 8736–8834.Link
  10. Nitrate Anion Recognition in Organic-Aqueous Solvent Mixtures by a Bis(triazolium)acridine-containing [2]Rotaxane
    V. Martí-Centelles, P. D. Beer

    Chem. Eur. J. , 2015, 21, 9397–9404.Hot Paper. Inside back coverLink
  11. ChemMend: A Card Game To Introduce and Explore the Periodic Table while Engaging Students’ Interest
    V. Martí-Centelles, J. Rubio Magnieto

    J. Chem. Ed., 2014, 91, 868−871.Link
  12. Recognition of free tryptophan in water by synthetic pseudopeptides: fluorescence and thermodynamic studies
    V. Martí Centelles, M. A. Izquierdo, M. I. Burguete, F. Galindo, S. V. Luis

    Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 7465–7478.Link
  13. The Role of the Amino Acid Derived Side Chain in the Preorganization of C2 Symmetric Pseudopeptides: Effect on SN2 Macrocyclization Reactions
    V. Martí-Centelles, M. I. Burguete, C. Cativiela, S. V. Luis

    J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 559–570.Link
  14. Towards an enzymatic biomimetic system: enhancement of catalytic efficiency with new polymeric chiral ionic liquids synthesised by controlled radical polymerization
    E. Karjalainen, D. F. Izquierdo, V. Martí-Centelles, S. V. Luis, H. Tenhu, E. García-Verdugo

    Polym. Chem. , 2014, 5, 1437–1446.Link
  15. Synthesis and organogelating ability of bis-urea pseudopeptidic compounds
    J. Rubio, V. Martí-Centelles, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    Tetrahedron,, 2013, 69, 2302–2308.Link
  16. Bis(amino amides) derived from natural amino acids as chiral receptors for N-protected dicarboxylic amino acids
    B. Altava, M. I. Burguete, N. Carbó, S. V. Luis, V. Martí-Centelles, C. Vicent

    Tetrahedron Lett., 2013, 54, 72–79. Link
  17. Fluorescent acridine-based receptors for H2PO4–
    V. Martí-Centelles, M. I. Burguete, F. Galindo, M. A. Izquierdo, D. K. Kumar, A. J. P. White, S. V. Luis, R. Vilar

    J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 490–500. Link
  18. Template Effects in SN2 Displacements for the Preparation of Pseudopeptidic Macrocycles
    V. Martí Centelles, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 2409–2422. Link
  19. Kinetic Analysis for Macrocyclizations Involving Anionic Template at the Transition State
    V. Martí Centelles, M. I. Burguete, S. V. Luis

    Sci. World. J., 2012, 748251. Link
  20. Zinc (II) coordination polymers with pseudopeptidic ligands
    V. Martí-Centelles, D. K. Kumar, A. J. P White, S. V. Luis, R. Vilar

    CrystEngCommun,, 2011, 23, 6997–7008. Link
  21. Azonia spiro polyaza macrocycles containing biphenyl subunits as anion and cation receptors
    M. I. Burguete, M. P. Clares, S. V. Luis, E. Garcia, M. Querol, V. Martí-Centelles

    Tetrahedron,, 2011, 67, 4655–4663. Link


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