Welcome message from Prof. Enrico Dalcanale

We are pleased to present our website. The aim is to offer to the public in general and to prospective graduate students/postdocs in particular, a birdai??i??s eye view of the ongoing activity in our group. I hope this website will stimulate your interest in our research activity.
Enrico Dalcanale


Mission of the Dalcanale group

TheAi??team interests are focused on the design and preparation of functional materials, using self-assembly and molecular recognition tools. Over the years the major themes have been: macrocyclic liquid crystals, self-assembled monolayers and LB films, metal-directed self-assembly of coordination cages, supramolecular sensors and adaptive polymers.

Featured papers

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018

“Cucurbit[7]uril–Dimethyllysine Recognition in a Model Protein”


Nanoscale 2017

“Probing lysine mono-methylation in histone H3 tail peptides with an abiotic receptor coupled to a non-plasmonic resonator”


Chemistry of Materials 2017

“Strain field self-diagnostic PDMS elastomers”


CEJ 2018

“Environmental gas sensing with cavitands”


Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017

“Tuning of a vertical spin valve with a monolayer of single molecule magnets”



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