Macrocyclic Receptors for Selective Anion Extraction (MAREXT)

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New Research assistant

July 2019

Afra Fekri was recruited as a part-time Research assistant for the project.

Portrait of Afra Fekri

Calix-2019 Cassis, France

June 2019

It was an honour to present our latest results and meet distinguished scientists at Calix-2019.

Poster at Calix-2019

ISMSC2019 Lecce, Italy

June 2019

The 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry was a great mixture of science, baroque architecture, and Italian cuisine.

Poster at ISMSC

New Ph.D. student

March 2019

Malgorzata Pamula (M.Sc., Chemistry) has started as a Ph.D. student in the project.

Portrait of Malgorzata Pamula

Research at ICIQ

May 2018 - April 2019

Enjoying the hospitality of Prof. Pau Ballester in his lab at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia. The inspiring research atmosphere and instrumentation are just perfect for calix[4]pyrrole chemistry.

Portrait at ICIQ


May 2018 - April 2023

The project aims to offer pioneering solutions for the selective binding of biologically and technologically important anions. The target anions include anti-inflammatory drugs with carboxylate groups, and valuable resources, such as phosphate and precious metals (Au, Pt, Co). The project focuses on advanced synthesis of selective receptors, characterization of the anion complexes and development of extraction methods for target anions from water.

Project Collaborators


Prof. Pablo Ballester
ICREA research professor at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, ICIQ

University of Gothenburg

Prof. Johan Bergenholtz
University of Gothenburg


Academy of Finland