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 bird’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

The 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

Faraday Discuss. 2015

An electrochemiluminescence supramolecular approach to sarcosine detection for early diagnosis of prostate cancer


DOI Front Cover

See our interview on Chemistry World


Chem. Eur. J. 2016

Triptycene-Roofed Quinoxaline Cavitands for the Supramolecular Detection of BTEX in Air


DOI Front Cover


J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2016

The Origin of Selectivity in the Complexation of N‑Methyl Amino Acids by Tetraphosphonate Cavitands




The best way to predict the future is to invent it - Alan Kay

Our ongoing projects

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