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Department of Chemistry

 

I was born and grew up in Álora, a small village in Málaga in the south of Spain. After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Málaga, I moved to the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry in Madrid where I got my PhD in 2013 working on the stereoselective synthesis and applications of quaternary amino acids. I joined the Chris Hunter´s group in 2013, when the group was based in the University of Sheffield. In September 2014, I moved to the University of Cambridge with the Hunter group, where I am currently working on information molecules. Since May 2015, I am also an Emmanuel College research associate.

Publications

Two-component assembly of recognition-encoded oligomers that form stable H-bonded duplexes
L Gabrielli, D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Chemical Science
Molecular replication using covalent base-pairs with traceless linkers
D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Organic & biomolecular chemistry
(2019)
17,
9660
Cap control: Cyclic: versus linear oligomerisation in covalent template-directed synthesis
D Núñez-Villanueva, M Ciaccia, CA Hunter
– RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences
(2019)
9,
29566
Capping Strategies for Covalent Template-Directed Synthesis of Linear Oligomers Using CuAAC
M Ciaccia, D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2019)
141,
10862
Sequence information transfer using covalent template-directed synthesis.
D Núñez-Villanueva, M Ciaccia, G Iadevaia, E Sanna, CA Hunter
– Chem Sci
(2019)
10,
5258
Ultrasound-induced gelation of a giant macrocycle
D Núñez-Villanueva, MA Jinks, J Gómez Magenti, CA Hunter
– Chemical Communications
(2018)
54,
10874
Backbone conformation affects duplex initiation and duplex propagation in hybridisation of synthetic H-bonding oligomers
G Iadevaia, D Núñez-Villanueva, AE Stross, CA Hunter
– Org Biomol Chem
(2018)
16,
4183
Sequence-Selective Formation of Synthetic H-Bonded Duplexes.
AE Stross, G Iadevaia, D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
12655
H-Bond Self-Assembly: Folding versus Duplex Formation.
D Núñez-Villanueva, G Iadevaia, AE Stross, MA Jinks, JA Swain, CA Hunter
– J Am Chem Soc
(2017)
139,
6654
Homochiral oligomers with highly flexible backbones form stable H-bonded duplexes
D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Chem Sci
(2016)
8,
206
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 336309
36508
36368

Email address

dn325@cam.ac.uk