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Research interests

Our main interest lies in supramolecular chemistry. We’re trying to understand how and why molecules interact with each other, and what are the rules that govern self-assembly in nature. That being said, we never run away from a challenging synthesis or a seemingly indecipherable spectrum. We believe that by answering these questions we will be able to produce organic materials with new properties that will ultimately lead to applications that will change everyday life.

Research Interests

  • Organic Materials
  • Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Small molecule / DNA interactions

Pantoș group website

Education/Academic qualification

Natural Sciences, Master of Arts, University of Cambridge


Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin


Chemistry of Biologically Active Molecules, Master in Science, Universitatea de Vest Din Timisoara


Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, Universitatea de Vest Din Timisoara


External positions

Stokes Research Fellow, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 200731 Dec 2010

PDRA, University of Cambridge

1 Jan 200630 Sep 2007

PhD Student, The University of Texas at Austin

22 Aug 200031 Dec 2005

Research Assistant, Istitutul de Chimie Timișoara al Academiei Române

1 Sep 19971 Jul 2000

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Catenanes Chemical Compounds
Anions Chemical Compounds
Supramolecular chemistry Chemical Compounds
Nanotubes Chemical Compounds
Molecules Chemical Compounds
Amino Acids Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds
Titration Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2013 2016

Discovery of DNA Polyintercalators using Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry

Pantos, D.

The British Council


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Atomic layer deposition
Hydrogen storage
Organic light emitting diodes (OLED)
Epitaxial growth

Research Output 2003 2020

  • 72 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Subphthalocyanine-Stoppered [2]Rotaxanes: Synthesis and Size/Energy Threshold of Slippage

Kage, Y., Shimizu, S., Kociok-Köhn, G., Furuta, H. & Pantoş, G. D., 7 Feb 2020, In : Organic Letters. 22, 3, p. 1096-1101

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Limberti, S., Emmett, L., Trandafir, A., Kociok-Köhn, G. & Pantoş, G. D., 7 Nov 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 41, p. 9565-9570 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)

Excitation-energy-dependent molecular beacon detects early stage neurotoxic aβ aggregates in the presence of cortical neurons

Gulácsy, C. E., Meade, R., Catici, D. A. M., Soeller, C., Pantos, G. D., Jones, D. D., Alibhai, D., Jepson, M., Valev, V. K., Mason, J. M., Williams, R. J. & Pudney, C. R., 20 Mar 2019, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10, 3, p. 1240-1250 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
26 Downloads (Pure)

Chiral Phthalocyanines through Axial Coordination

Răsădean, D. M., Gianga, T. M., Swan, A. H., Kociok-köhn, G. & Pantoş, G. D., 4 May 2018, In : Organic Letters. 20, 9, p. 2645-2648 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)
95 Downloads (Pure)

Amino-Acid-Derived Naphthalenediimides as Versatile G-Quadruplex Binders

Rasadean, D-M., Sheng, B., Dash, J. & Pantos, G. D., 23 Jun 2017, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 23, 35, p. 8491-8499 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Amino Acids


Synthesis and Characterisation of Arene Borazine Hybrids

Author: Emmett, L., 8 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Pantos, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Synthesis and Characterisation of BN-Isosteres of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

Author: Limberti, S., 1 May 2019

Supervisor: James, T. (Supervisor) & Pantos, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Targeting Complex Topologies with Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry

Author: Eilbigi Dehkordi, M., 19 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Pantos, G. (Supervisor) & Lewis, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Understanding and utilising π-π interactions in hydrocarbons: towards advanced lubricants and fuel additives

Author: Prentice, G., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Pantos, G. (Supervisor), Pascu, S. (Supervisor), West, K. R. (External person) (Supervisor) & Filip, S. V. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD