Gábor London


Postdoctoral Fellow


HCI G-306


+41-44-633 4168


Gabor London



MSc in Chemistry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary (Dr. György Szöllősi).


PhD in Chemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands (Prof. Ben L. Feringa) .


Post-doctoral research, ETH-Zurich (Prof. François Diederich)

Polycyclic conjugated systems

The use of organic molecules in electronic devices is attractive due to the ability to tune molecular and electronic properties over a broad range through molecular design and chemical synthesis.

The aim of this research is to design and construct polycyclic conjugated systems for electronic and opto-electronic applications.


G. T. Carroll, G. London, T. Fernández Landaluce, P. Rudolf and B. L. Feringa, ACS Nano 2011, 5, 622-630. Adhesion of Photon-driven Molecular Motors to Surfaces via 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions: Effect of Interfacial Interactions on Molecular Motion.

F. Bonardi, G. London, N. Nouwen, B. L. Feringa and A. J. M. Driessen, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 122, 7392-7396. Light induced control of protein translocation via the SecYEG complex.

T. Fernández Landaluce, G. London, M. M. Pollard, P. Rudolf and B. L. Feringa, J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 5323-5325. Rotary Molecular Motors: A Large Increase in Speed through a Small Change in Design.

G. London, G. T. Carroll, T. Fernández Landaluce, M. M. Pollard, P. Rudolf and B. L. Feringa, Chem. Commun. 2009, 1712-1714. Light-driven altitudinal molecular motors on surfaces.

G. London, G. Szöllősi and M. Bartók, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chemical 2007, 237, 98-101. Organocatalytic direct aldol reaction between acetone and α-substituted β-keto esters.

B. Török, M. Abid, G. London, J. Esquibel, M. Török, S. C. Mhadgut, P. Yan and G. K. S. Prakash, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 3086-3089. Highly Enantioselective Organocatalytic Hydroxyalkylation of Indoles with Ethyl Trifluoropyruvate.

G. Szöllősi, G. London, L. Baláspiri, C. Somlai and M. Bartók, Chirality 2003, 15, 90-96. Enantioselective Direct Aldol-Addition of Acetone to Aliphatic Aldehydes.

B. Török, G. London and M. Bartók, Synlett 2000, 5, 631-632. Reduction of Carbonyl Compounds to Hydrocarbons by Catalytic Hydrogenation: A Novel One-Pot Method Using Pt/K-10 Montmorillonite Catalyst.

Last update: Nov. 2011