Center for Nanosystems Chemistry

Research Interests

Our recent activities have been focused on the development of functional stimuli responsive liquid-crystals, supramolecular polymers and gels with prospective applications in optoelectronics and photonics. Our future work will be centered on the conception of self-assembled adaptive chemical systems based on reversibly bonded p-conjugated scaffolds.

Methods and Techniques

Organic synthesis, dynamic covalent chemistry, non-covalent synthesis. 1D and 2D NMR, MS, GPC, HPLC, UV/Vis and Fluorescence spectroscopy, DSC, TGA, POM and Fluorescence microscopy, FT-IR, AFM, SEM, PXRD, SAXS and WAXS.

Key Publications

T. Kato, M. Yoshio, T. Ichikawa, B. Soberats et. al, Nature Reviews Materials 2017, Transport of ions and electrons in nanostructured liquid crystals.
First published: March 1st,2017
DOI: 10.1038/natrevmats.2017.1

D. Görl, B. Soberats et al., Chem. Sci. 2016, 6786-6790, Perylene bisimide hydrogels and lyotropic liquid crystals with temperature-responsive color change.
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC02249A

CV of Dr. Bartolome Soberats

since 2016

Junior Group Leader, Center for Nanosystems Chemistry & Bavarian Polymer Institute, University of Würzburg

2015-2016Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, University of Würzburg

Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (JAP)

2010PhD (Organic Chemistry), Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca (ESP)

Background and Motivation

The aim of our group is to develop functional supramolecular polymers and gels via non-covalent synthesis. This strategy is expected to yield advanced adaptive materials with easy manufacture and processability, stimuli responsive properties and self-healing abilities.


Dr. Bartolome Soberats
Phone: +49 931 31-84869


Center of Nanosystems Chemistry
97074 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 31-81800
Fax: +49 931 31-818000

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