Eduardo Anaya-Plaza
Aalto University
DNA origamiBiocompatible materialNanomaterialsEnergy transformationNanomedicineNanotechnologyCationic polymerizationAqueous solutionChemistryNanostructureMaterials scienceSelf-assemblySinglet oxygenElectron donorPhthalocyaninePhotodynamic therapyPhotosensitizerCellulose nanocrystalsMoleculeChemical engineeringBiomoleculeCarbon nanotubeZincPhotochemistryOrganic solar cellSupramolecular chemistry
15Publications
8H-index
247Citations
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#1Asma Rahali (Carthage University)H-Index: 1
#2Ahmed Shaukat (Aalto University)H-Index: 3
Last. Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (Aalto University)H-Index: 8
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Design and synthesis of novel photosensitizer architectures is a key step toward new multifunctional molecular materials. Photoactive Janus-type molecules provide interesting building blocks for such systems by presenting two well-defined chemical functionalities that can be utilized orthogonally. Herein a multifunctional phthalocyanine is reported, bearing a bulky and positively charged moiety that hinders their aggregation while providing the ability to adhere on DNA origami nanostructures via...
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#1Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (Aalto University)H-Index: 8
#2Ahmed Shaukat (Aalto University)H-Index: 3
Last. Mauri A. Kostiainen (Aalto University)H-Index: 36
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The strategy of combining biomolecules and synthetic components to develop biohybrids is becoming increasingly popular for preparing highly customized and biocompatible functional materials. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) benefit from bioconjugation, allowing their excellent properties to be applied to biomedical applications. This study reviews the state-of-the-art research in biomolecule-CNT conjugates and discusses strategies for their self-assembly into hierarchical structures. The review focuses o...
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#2Jan Joseph (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 2
Last. Tomás Torres (IMDEA)H-Index: 97
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#1Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 8
#1Tomás Torres (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 97
Last. Dirk M. Guldi (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 113
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In the scientific race to build up photoactive electron donor-acceptor systems with increasing efficiencies, little is known about the interplay of their building blocks when integrated into supramolecular nanoscale arrays, particularly in aqueous environments. Here, we describe an aqueous donor-acceptor ensemble whose emergence as a nanoscale material renders it remarkably stable and efficient. We have focused on a tetracationic zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) featuring pyrenes, which shows an unpre...
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#1Ahmed Shaukat (Aalto University)H-Index: 3
#2Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (Aalto University)H-Index: 8
Last. Mauri A. Kostiainen (Aalto University)H-Index: 36
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In this communication, electrostatically assembled phthalocyanine (Pc)-DNA origami (DO) complexes are formed and their optical properties are demonstrated. The formation of the complex prevents the Pc aggregation, thus yielding an enhanced optical response and photooxidative resilience towards aggregation in biologically-related media. Simultaneously, the Pc protects the DO against enzymatic digestion. Both features solve previous drawbacks associated with phthalocyanine photosensitizers and DNA...
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#1Antti Korpi (Aalto University)H-Index: 5
#2Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (Aalto University)H-Index: 8
Last. Mauri A. Kostiainen (Aalto University)H-Index: 36
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: Protein capsids are specialized and versatile natural macromolecules with exceptional properties. Their homogenous, spherical, rod-like or toroidal geometry, and spatially directed functionalities make them intriguing building blocks for self-assembled nanostructures. High degrees of functionality and modifiability allow for their assembly via non-covalent interactions, such as electrostatic and coordination bonding, enabling controlled self-assembly into higher-order structures. These assembl...
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#1Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (Aalto University)H-Index: 8
#2Ana Isabel Aljarilla (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 1
Last. Mauri A. Kostiainen (Aalto University)H-Index: 36
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: The generation of highly reactive oxygen species (ROS) at room temperature for application in organic synthesis and wastewater treatment represents a great challenge of the current chemical industry. In fact, the development of biodegradable scaffolds to support ROS-generating active sites is an important prerequisite for the production of environmentally benign catalysts. Herein, the electrostatic cocrystallization of a cationic phthalocyanine (Pc) and negatively charged tobacco mosaic virus ...
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#1Verónica Almeida-Marrero (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 2
#2Eveline van de Winckel (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 5
Last. Andrés de la Escosura (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 23
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The development of photoactive and biocompatible nanomaterials is a current major challenge of materials science and nanotechnology, as they will contribute to promoting current and future biomedical applications. A growing strategy in this direction consists of using biologically inspired hybrid materials to maintain or even enhance the optical properties of chromophores and fluorophores in biological media. Within this area, porphyrinoids constitute the most important family of organic photose...
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#1Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 8
#2Eveline van de Winckel (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 5
Last. Andrés de la Escosura (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 23
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The development of photoactive and biocompatible nanostructures is a highly desirable goal to address the current threat of antibiotic resistance. Here, we describe a novel supramolecular biohybrid nanostructure based on the non-covalent immobilization of cationic zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) derivatives onto unmodified cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), following an easy and straightforward protocol, in which binding is driven by electrostatic interactions. These non-covalent biohybrids show strong ph...
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#1Eduardo Anaya-Plaza (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 8
#2Eveline van de Winckel (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 5
Last. Andrés de la Escosura (UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)H-Index: 23
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