Imma Ratera's lab. Biomaterials and molecular electronics


rateraDra. Imma Ratera


guasch Dra. Judith Guasch
mayorga Dra. Paula Mayorga


kyvik Adriana Kyvik
perez Eduardo Pérez
Marc Martínez


luque Dr. Carlos Luque


Nicola Pellizzi


Nerea González
Miquel Castellote
Gabriela Ávila


Marta Martos


Xabier Rodriguez

Imma Ratera's Publications


  • TTF–PTM dyads: from switched molecular self assembly in solution to radical conductors in solid state.
    CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 197-206.
    M. Souto, C. Rovira, I. Ratera and J. Veciana
  • Tuning the Rectification Ratio by Changing the Electronic Nature (Open-Shell and Closed-Shell) in Donor−Acceptor Self-Assembled Monolayers.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 4262−4265.
    M. Souto, L. Yuan, D. C. Morales, L. Jiang, I. Ratera, C. A. Nijhuis, and J. Veciana
  • Excimers from stable and persistent supramolecular radical-pairs in red/NIR-emitting organic nanoparticles and polymeric films.
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 9313.
    D. Blasi, D. M. Nikolaidou, F. Terenziani, I. Ratera and J. Veciana


  • Functional protein-based nanomaterial produced in microorganisms recognized as safe: A new platform for biotechnology.
    Acta Biomaterialia 43 (2016) 230–239.
    O. Cano-Garrido, A. Sánchez-Chardi, S. Parés, I. Giró, W. I. Tatkiewicz, N. Ferrer-Miralles, I. Ratera, A. Natalello, R. Cubarsi, J. Veciana, À. Bach, A. Villaverde, A. Arís, E. Garcia-Fruitós.
  • DT-TTF Salts with [Cu(dcdmp)2] −: The Richness of Different Stoichiometries.
    Cryst. Growth Des. 2016, 16, 3924−3931.
    R. A. L. Silva, I. C. Santos, E. B. Lopes, S. Rabaca, J. Vidal-Gancedo, C. Rovira, M. Almeida, D. Belo.
  • 1,2,3-Triazole–Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives with TunableSolubility and Intermolecular Interactions.
    Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 2617–2627
    A. Punzi, E. Maiorano, F. Nicoletta, D. Blasi, A. Ardizzone, N. Ventosa, I. Ratera, J. Veciana and G. M. Farinola.
  • Three Redox States of a Diradical Acceptor-Donor-Acceptor Triad: Gating the Magnetic Coupling and the Electron Delocalization.
    Journal of physical chemistry letters, 2016, Vol. 7 Número 12 Páginas 2234-2239.
    Souto, M; Lloveras, V, Vela, S, Fumanal, M, Ratera, I, Veciana, J.
  • Understanding the Influence of the Electronic Structure on the Crystal Structure of a TTF-PTM Radical Dyad.
    J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 10297−10303.
    S. Vela, M. Souto, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, and J. Veciana
  • Pressure-Induced Conductivity in a Neutral Nonplanar SpinLocalized Radical.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11517−11525.
    M. Souto, H.B. Cui, M. Peña-Álvarez, V. G. Baonza, H. O. Jeschke, M. Tomic, R. Valentí, D. Blasi, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, and J. Veciana
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Ethylenedithio-MPTTF-PTM Radical Dyad as a Potential Neutral Radical Conductor.
    Magnetochemistry 2016, 2, 46.
    M. Souto, D. Bendixen, M. Jensen, V. Díez-Cabanes, J. Cornil, J. O. Jeppesen, I. Ratera, C. Rovira and J. Veciana
  • 1,2,3-Triazole–Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives with Tunable Solubility and Intermolecular Interactions.
    EurJoc, Volume 2016, Issue 15, May 2016, Pages 2617–2627
    Angela Punzi, Eliana Maiorano, Francesca Nicoletta, Davide Blasi, Antonio Ardizzone, Nora Ventosa, Imma Ratera, Jaume Veciana* and Gianluca Maria Farinola.


  • Self-Assembled Architectures with Segregated Donor and Acceptor Units of a Dyad Based on a Monopyrrolo-Annulated TTF-PTM Radical.
    Chemistry-a european journal, 2015, 21 (24), 8816-8825.
    M. Souto, M. V. Solano, M. Jensen, D. Bendixen, F. Delchiaro, A. Girlando, A. Painelli, J. O. Jeppesen, C. Rovira, I. Ratera, J. Veciana
  • Organic radicals for the enhancement of oxygen reduction reaction in Li-O2 batteries.
    Chemical communications 2015, 51 - 99, pp. 17623 -6.
    Tesio, A Y; Blasi, D; Olivares-Marin, M; Ratera, I; Tonti, D; Veciana, J.
  • Integrating mechanical and biological control of cell proliferation through bioinspired multieffector materials.
    Nanomedicine 2015, 10(5), pp 873–891.
    J. Seras-Franzoso, W. I Tatkiewicz, E. Vazquez, E. García-Fruitós, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, A. Villaverde


  • Methods for characterization of protein aggregates.
    Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 2015, 1258, 387-401.
    W. Tatkiewicz, E. Elizondo, E. Moreno, C. Diez-Gil, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, I. Ratera.


  • In Vivo Architectonic Stability of Fully de Novo Designed Protein-Only Nanoparticles.
    ACS NANO 2014, 8 (5) 4166-4176.
    M V. Cespedes, U. Unzueta, W. Tatkiewicz, A. Sanchez-Chardi, O. Conchillo-Sole, P. Alamo, Z. Xu, I. Casanova, J. L. Corchero, M. Pesarrodona, J. Cedano, X. Daura, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, N. Ferrer-Miralles, E. Vazquez, A. Villaverde, and R. Mangues.
  • Highly sensitive and selective detection of the pyrophosphate anion biomarker under physiological conditions.
    Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2328.
    G. Sánchez, D. Curiel, W. Tatkiewcz, I. Ratera, A. Tárraga, J. Veciana and P. Molina.
  • Intracellular targeting of CD44+ cells with self-assembling, protein only nanoparticles.
    International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2014, 473, 286–295.
    M. Pesarrodona, N. Ferrer-Miralles, U. Unzueta, P. Gener, W. Tatkiewicz, I. Abasolo, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, S. Schwartz Jr, A. Villaverde, E. Vazquez.
  • Intramolecular electron transfer and charge delocalization in bistable donor–acceptor systems based on perchlorotriphenylmethyl radicals linked to ferrocene and tetrathiafulvalene units.
    J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2014, 27, 465–469.
    M. Souto, D. C. Morales, J. Guasch, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, A. Painelli and J. Veciana.


  • Engineering Protein Based Nanoparticles for Applications in Tissue Engineering.
    Bio- and Bioinspired Nanomaterials pp. 425-447. Wiley. Edited by D. Ruiz-Molina, F. Novio and C. Roscini.2014. ISBN: 978-3-527-33581-7.
    W.I. Tatkiewicz, Joaquin Seras-Franzoso, C. Díez-Gil, E. García Fruitós, E. Vázquez, I. Ratera, A. Villaverde, and Jaume Veciana.


  • Two-dimensional microscale engineering of protein-based nanoparticles for cell guidance.
    ACS nano 2013, 7, 6, 4774-84.
    W. I. Tatkiewicz, J. Seras-Franzoso, E. Garcia-Fruitos, E. Vazquez, N. Ventosa, K. Peebo, I. Ratera, A. Villaverde, J. Veciana.
  • Supramolecular organization of protein-releasing functional amyloids solved in bacterial inclusion bodies.
    Acta Biomaterialia 2013, 9, 6134–6142.
    O. Cano-Garrido, E. Rodriguez-Carmona, C. Diez-Gil, E. Vazquez, E. Elizondo, R. Cubarsi, J. Seras-Franzoso, J.L. Corchero, U. Rinas, I. Ratera, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, A. Villaverde, E. Garcia-Fruitos.
  • The perchlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM) radical.
    Acta Cryst. 2013, C69, 255–257.
    J. Guasch, X. Fontrodona, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, J. Veciana.
  • PDMS based photonic lab-on-a-chip for the selective optical detection of heavy metal ions.
    Analyst 2013, 138, 839.
    B. Ibarlucea, C. Díez-Gil, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, A. Caballero, F. Zapata, A. Tárraga, P. Molina, S. Demming, S. Büttgenbach, C. Fernández-Sánchez, A. Llobera.
  • Bistability of Fc-PTM-Based Dyads: The Role of the Donor Strength.
    Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 808−814.
    J. Guasch, L. Grisanti, S. Jung, D. Morales, G. D'Avino, M. Souto, X. Fontrodona, A. Painelli, F. Renz, I. Ratera, J. Veciana.
  • Modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a reusable, selective chromogenic sensor for mercury(II) recognition.
    Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 6318.
    G. Sánchez, D. Curiel, I. Ratera, A. Tárraga, J. Veciana, P. Molina.
  • Intra- and Intermolecular Charge Transfer in Aggregates of Tetrathiafulvalene-Triphenylmethyl Radical Derivatives in Solution.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 6958−6967.
    J. Guasch, L. Grisanti, M. Souto, V. Lloveras, J. Vidal-Gancedo, I. Ratera, A. Painelli, C. Rovira, J. Veciana.
  • Thermomagnetic Molecular System Based on TTF-PTM Radical: Switching the Spin and Charge Delocalization.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 2721−2726.
    M. Souto, J. Guasch, V. Lloveras, P. Mayorga, J. T. López Navarrete, J. Casado, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, A. Painelli, J. Veciana.
  • Functionalization of 3D scaffolds with protein-releasing biomaterials for intracellular delivery.
    Journal of Controlled Release 2013, 171, 63–72.
    J. Seras-Franzoso, C. Steurer, M. Roldán, M. Vendrell, C. Vidaurre-Agut, A. Tarruella, L. Saldaña, N. Vilaboa, M. Parera, E. Elizondo, I. Ratera, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, A. J. Campillo-Fernández, E. García-Fruitós, E. Vázquez, A. Villaverde.


  • Sensing Hg(II) ions in water: From molecules to nanostructured molecular materials.
    Organic Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Device Applications; Eds. Torres, Tomás; Bottari, Giovanni. Chapter 24. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013)
    Imma Ratera, Alberto Tárraga, Pedro Molina and Jaume Veciana.


  • Supramolecular organization of protein-releasing functional amyloids solved in bacterial inclusion bodies.
    Acta Biomater. 2012, S1742-7061(12)00583-1.
    Cano-Garrido O, Rodríguez-Carmona E, Díez-Gil C, Vázquez E, Elizondo E, Cubarsi R, Seras-Franzoso J, Corchero JL, Rinas U, Ratera I, Ventosa N, Veciana J, Villaverde A, García-Fruitós E.
  • Induced Self-Assembly of a Tetrathiafulvalene-Based Open-ShellDyad through Intramolecular Electron Transfer.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 2012, 124, 11186 –11190.
    J. Guasch, L. Grisanti, V. Lloveras, J. Vidal-Gancedo, M. Souto, D. C. Morales, M. Vilaseca, C. Sissa, A. Painelli, I. Ratera, C. Rovira, and J. Veciana.
  • Playing with organic radicals as building blocks for functional molecular materials.
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 41, 2012, 303–349.
    I. Ratera, J. Veciana.
  • Bioadhesiveness and efficient mechanotransduction stimuli synergistically provided by bacterial inclusion bodies as scaffolds for tissue engineering.
    Nanomedicine 2012, 7 (1) 79-93.
    J. Seras-Franzoso, C. Díez-Gil, E. Vazquez, E. García-Fruitós, R. Cubars, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, A. Villaverde.
  • Bacterial inclusion bodies: making gold from waste.
    Trends in Biotechnology 2012, 30, 2, 65–70.
    E. García-Fruitós, E. Vázquez, C. Díez-Gil, J. L. Corchero, J. Seras-Franzoso, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, A. Villaverde.