PhD Theses

Congratulations, Dr. Isabel Fuentes, new ICMAB graduate!

Dr. Isabel Fuentes from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis at ICMAB successfully defended her PhD thesis "Aplicaciones de los metalacarboranos en el campo de la biomedicina y de la energía" supervised by Francesc Teixidor, on Tuesday, 16 July 2019.

25 July 2019

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After the thesis defense, her friends from the ICMAB gave her some presents, and of it was a great success: a necklace of a "cosane": a molecule formed by two carborane clusters and a cobalt atom in-between. The "cosane" was home-made and made of silver. Her friends even showed a video of the whole process!

Isabel was happy after the defense, and wanted to celebrate with all her colleagues the success. Congratulations!

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Aplicaciones de los metalacarboranos en el campo de la biomedicina y de la energía

by Isabel Fuentes, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Group, ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Time: 11 am
Venue: Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles, ICMAB-CSIC

Abstract: The work presented in this thesis has been focused mainly on the use of metallacarboranes in different applications in the field of biomedicine (study of interaction with DNA, study of the cellular viability, the cellular uptake and biodistribution in glioblastoma and melanoma cells, in horse blood ans in normal mice, the use as redox mediators in DNA sensors, study of interacción with BSA and its stability upon thermal and chemical induced denaturation) and energy (study of the physicochemical, ionic conductivity and electrochemical properties of the polymers PBI and PEDOT doped with different salts of metallacarboranes to be used in fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors and study the use of metallacarboranes as additive in commercial activated carbon in asymmetric aqueous supercapacitor).


  • Francesc Teixidor Bombardó, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Abdelhamid Errachid, Institut des Sciences Analytiques, France
  • Secretary: Gonzalo Guirado, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Vocal: Olivier Diat, Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, ICSM/L2IA, France
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