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Núñez Aguilera
María Rosario


Contact Data

Phone: + 34 935 801 853
Ext: 251
Fax: + 34 935 805 729
E-mail: [javascript protected email address]
Dep: Molecular and Supramolecular Materials
ResearcherID
Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Laboratory

Bio

Dr. Rosario Núñez was born in Loja (Granada), Spain, in 1968. In 1991 she graduated in Chemistry at Universidad de Granada. In 1994 she received her M.Sc. degree in Chemistry at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She carried out her thesis at Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Laboratory (LMI) at Material Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) under the supervision of Prof. Clara Viñas and received her PhD from UAB in 1996. After that, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Bruno Boury and Prof. Robert Corriu at Université de Montpellier II. In 1999, she joined the ICMAB as a fellow staff doctor to work in the LMI managed by Prof. Francesc Teixidor. From 2001 she has a permanent position as a tenured scientist. Her research interests are the synthesis and study of properties of boron cluster derivatives, preparation of carboranyl-containing molecular and hybrid materials

Research interest

My research interest consists in the design, preparation and properties study of boron cluster derivatives. These compounds can be linked to dendrimeric structures, hybrid materials, octasilsesquioxane cubes, as well as functionalize a large variety of surface (nanoparticles, CNTs, graphene oxide, etc). More recentely I have been interested on the design of small and large molecules with luminescent properties for optical applictions. Another field of interest is the preparation of metallodendrimers based on metallacarboranes, which can be used in catalysis. I am also interested in the preparation of carboranyl-containing organic-inorganic hybrid materials. I am currently interested in working on the functionalization of surfaces, in special CNTs and GO, with metallacarborane and carborane derivatives, and the study of their properties and their potential applications in materials science and biomedicine. To sum-up, my field of research can be framed within inorganic chemistry, more specifically within the chemistry of Boron and Silicon, in the preparation of new materials of interest in biomedicine specially in BNCT, and electronics.

 

University Degrees

Degree in Chemistry, Universidad de Granada

M. Sc. in chemistry, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Doctorate, University and Year:

Ph.D in Chemical Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Specialities

Boron Chemistry

Construction and decoration of dendrimers

Nanoparticles modification

CNTs and Graphene oxide functionalitation

Photoluminescence

Hybrid materials

Keywords

Boron clusters, dendrimers, fluorescence, hybrid materials, octasilsesquioxanes, BNCT

Most significative academic merits

Scientific Member of the Organizing Committee of EUROBORON I (I European Conference on Boron Chemistry), Septiembre 1997
Scientific Member of the Organizing Committees of XIII IMEBORON (XIII International Conference on Boron Chemistry), and HALCHEM4, Septiembre 2008
Scientific Memeber of the Organizing Committee of 7YRBNCT Congress (Young Reseaqrch on Neutron Capture Therapy Congress), Granada 2013
Member of the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ)
Member of the Real Sociedad Catalana de Química ( RSCQ)
Member of the Seminars and Training Commission at ICMAB from 2008
Scientific Responsible of the Spectroscopy Service at ICMAB.

 

 

Awards

Special Award for the PhD thesis supervised to Emilio José Juarez-Pérez, UAB 2008-2009

Special Award for the PhD thesis supervised to Arántzazu González-Campo, UAB 2005-2006

Accésit to the Sant Jordi Award of the RSCQ for the M.Sc. supervised to Arántzazu González-Campo, 2004

Indicators

Number Articles: 74
Number Citations: 2022
Number Theses: 5
Hfactor: 30

Scientific Highlights

 

Núñez, R.; Tarrés, M., Ferrer-Ugalde, A.; Fabrizi di Biani, F.; Teixidor, F. Electrochemical and photophysical properties of carborane and metallacarborane derivatives. Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 14307-14378.

 

Núñez, R.; Romero, I.; Teixidor, F.; Viñas, C. Icosahedral boron clusters: a perfect tool for the enhancement of polymer features. Chemical Society Reviews 2016, 45 (19), 5147-5173. Front cover Issue.

 

Cabrera-González, J.; Cabana, L.; Ballesteros, B.; Tobias, G.; Núñez, R. Highly Dispersible and Stable Anionic Boron Cluster-Graphene Oxide Nanohybrids. Chemistry-A European Journal 2016, 22 (15), 5096-5101. Frontispiece

 

Cabrera-González. J.; Sánchez-Arderiu, V.; Viñas, V.; Parella, T.; Teixidor, F.; Núñez, R. Redox-active metallacarborane-decorated octasilsesquioxanes. Electrochemical and thermal properties. Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 11630-11634. Highlighted in the concentrates of C&EN, 2016, 94, 11.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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