Skip to main content


Vidal Gancedo

Contact data:

Extension: 436248
Direct phone: 300
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Department: NANOMOL-BIO


José Vidal Gancedo received his PhD in 1993 in chemistry by Barcelona University working at Institut de Ciència de Materials (ICMAB-CSIC) in Barcelona (Spain).  In 2002 he obtained a research position at ICMAB-CSIC.  He is co-author of 132 SCI papers than have received over 4350 citations, 5 book chapters and 8 patents.

Research interest

Radical dendrimers for Magnetic Resonace Imaging and sensors

Spin Labelled Gold Nanoparticles

Radicals for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

University Degrees:

B. Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1983.

Master: Alta Especialización en Plásticos y Caucho, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (CSIC) de Madrid.  1984.


Ph. D. in Chemistry, Universidad de Barcelona, 1993.


Radicals and  radical dendrimers for Magnetic Resonace Imaging and sensors

Molecular materials

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy

Free radicals

High-spin molecules

Molecular magnetism

Electron and energy transfer processes

Supramolecular chemistry

Gold nanoparticles

Radicals for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization


Most significative academic merits:

President of the Spanish Group of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. GERPE
Spanish Representative in the European Federation of EPR Groups

Scientific Highlights:

V. Lloveras, P. Elías-Rodríguez, L. Bursi, E. Shirdel, A. R. Goñi, A. Calzolari, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Multifunctional Switch Based on Spin-labelled Gold Nanoparticles.

Nano Lett. 2022, in press.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c04294


I. Ratera, J. Vidal-Gancedo, D. Maspoch, S. T Bromley, N. Crivillers, M. Mas-Torrent.

New perspectives for polychlorinated trityl radicals.

J Mater Chem C, 2021, 9, 10610-10623.

DOI: 10.1039/d1tc02196f


E. Badetti, V. Lloveras, E. Amadio, R. Di Lorenzo, M. Olivares-Marín, A. Y. Tesio,  S. Zhang, F. Pan, K. Rissanen, J. Veciana, D. Tonti,* J. Vidal-Gancedo, C. Zonta, G. Licini.

Organic PolyRadicals as Redox Mediators: Effect of Intramolecular Radical Interactions in their Efficiency.”

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020 12 (41), 45968-45975.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c09386


L. Pinto, V. Lloveras, S. Zhang, F. Liko, J. Veciana, J.L. Muñoz-Gómez, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Fully water-soluble polyphosphothydrazone-based radical dendrimers functionalized whit Tyr-PROXYL radical as metal-free MRI T1 contrast agents”.

ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 369−376

DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00855


V. Lloveras, F. Liko, J. L. Muñoz-Gómez, J. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Redox active PTM radical dendrimers as promising multifunctional molecular switches.

Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 9400-9412.


DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b0301


L. Pinto, I. Martín-Montesinos, V. Lloveras, J.L. Muñoz-Gómez, M. Pons, J. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

NMR signal enhancement > 50000 times in Fast Dissolution Bynamic Nuclear Polarization.

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3757-3760.


V. Lloveras, E. Badetti, J. Veciana and J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Dynamics of Intramolecular Spin Exchange Interaction of a Nitronyl Nitroxide Diradical in Solution and on Surfaces.

Nanoscale. 2016, 8, 5049-5058.


V. Lloveras, E. Badetti, K. Wurst, V. Chechik, j. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Magnetic and Electrochemical Properties of a Diradical TEMPO-substituted Disulfide in Solution, in a Crystal and anchored on Au(111) forming a SAM.

Chem. Eur. J. 2016. 22, 1805-1815.



E. Badetti, V. Lloveras, J. L. Muñoz-Gómez, R. M. Sebastián, A. M. Caminade, J. P. Majoral, J. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Radical Dendrimers: A Family of Five Generations of Phosphorus Dendrimers Functionalized with TEMPO Radicals.

Macromolecules. 2014, 47, 7717−7724.


J. L. Muñoz-Gómez, I. Marín-Montesinos, V. Lloveras, M. Pons, J. Veciana*, J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Novel PTM-TEMPO Biradical for Fast Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization.

Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5402−5405.


E. Badetti; V. Lloveras; K. Wurst; R. M. Sebastián;  A.-M. Caminade; J.-P. Majoral; J. Veciana; J. Vidal-Gancedo.

Synthesis and structural characterization of a dendrimer model compound based on a cyclotriphosphazene core with TEMPO radicals as substituents.

Org. Lett. 2013, 15(14), 3490-3493.