Contributes to the education of scientists qualified for developing both basic and applied research.

Investigation Areas

Multidisciplinary Research

Nanoscience and nanotechnology study the phenomenon and manipulation of materials at the atomic, molecular and macromolecular scales, at which properties differ substantially from those observed at larger scales. Its scope extends to the full spectrum of the sciences and includes fields like medicine, physics, engineering, and chemistry. Owing to their applications, these disciplines constitutes important motors of the new industry and the knowledge society.

Chemistry of Nanostructures

The main goal of this research group is related to polymetallic species and molecular engineering, focused in the design, synthesis and characterization of new nanostructured materials. The main task is the study of inorganic nanostructures derived from oxides and sulphides and also hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures of low dimensionality. The relation between composition, structure, size, shape of the nanoparticles, and also mechanisms involved in the generation of new nanostructured compounds with potential use as materials. The functionalization, doping, modification of the crystalline lattices or generation of new composites, thus permitting the modulation the electronic properties of these compounds, giving rise to a better use of their magnetic, light harvesting, catalytic, biocide and ionic exchange properties, is being developed by Line 3.

Specific research done by this group:

  1. The intercalation chemistry of redox active compounds in lamellar materials derived from chalcogenide-phosphates (MnPS3, CdPS3) focused on the synthetic conditions and the modification of the optic and magnetic properties, together with the generation of nanoparticles of these materials has been done by the group.
    Studies on the conversion of intercalated composites of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) into tubular nanostructures, leading to the discovery of novel nanostructures such as “nanoorchids” and “nanobearings” has been done by the researchers of Line 3. Interesting results have been obtained related to the synthetic routes, simple, reproducible and eventually scalable, to obtain hybrid lamellar, flat and tubular nanocompounds derived from clays (montmorillonite), silicates and semi-conductors (TiO2, ZnO, V2O5, MoS2, CdS). All of these new materials can be obtained as lamellae structures functionalized with molecular species (surfactants such as amines, alcohols, long chain carboxylic acids, neutral and ionic) and polymeric (polyethers and polysaccharides). This group has also experience in the intercalation chemistry of molybdenum disulphide, focused on the tuning of the potential and transport properties.
  2. The preparation of 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D hybrid organo-inorganic polymetallic materials, using transition metal and lanthanide ions and carboxylate ligands by bench, hydrothermal and solvothermal techniques, and the magnetostructural and optical characterization of the obtained species.
  3. The synthesis of high nuclearity and symmetry 0D molecular compounds based on Mo, V, W, Nb , whose electronic and electrochemical properties are highly related with the optical and magnetic properties. These molecular materials are of great interest, since they can be the basis of more complex materials.
  4. The theoretical rationalization of the electronic structure is fundamental for the understanding of the understanding of the magnetic, optical and electrochemical properties of the studied systems. DFT calculations are done in order to obtain information and explanations for the observed phenomena.

In summary, our experience permits us to do fundamental and applied research related to chemical nanostructures, which have been proposed to be studied as themes in the Basal Project CEDENNA, and to be used as building blocks of materials of greater complexity. These will have a transversal field of application, being useful in areas such as environmental remediation, medical applications, environmental friendly packaging, food and cosmetic industry, and catalytic industrial processes. Many of these pure and well



  1. K. Muñoz-Becerra, D. Aravena, E. Ruiz, E. Spodine, N. Soto-Donoso, V. Paredes-García, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Models to predict the magnetic properties of single- and multiple-bridged phosphate CuII systems: a theoretical DFT insight
    Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 509-520 | Published Mar
  2. P. Cancino, V. Paredes-García, C. Aliaga, P. Aguirre, D. Aravena, E. Spodine
    Influence of the lanthanide(III) ion in {[Cu3Ln2(oda)6(H2O)6]·nH2O}n (LnIII: La, Gd, Yb) catalysts on the heterogeneous oxidation of olefins
    Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 231 | Published 7 Jan
  3. A. Lopez de Arbina, M. Caroli Rezendea, C. Aliaga
    Cut-off effect of radical TEMPO derivatives in olive oil-in-water emulsions
    Food Chemistry 224 (2017) 342–346 | 1 Jun


  1. C. Aliaga, M. Caroli Rezende, G. Mena
    The effect of micellization on the EPR spectra and reactivity of 2,2,4,4- tetramethylpiperidinoxyl (TEMPO) radicals
    Magn. Reson. Chem. 2016, 54, 870–873; Published Nov 2016
  2. J.A. Aliaga, G. Alonso-Núñez, T. Zepeda, J.F. Araya, P.F. Rubio, Z. Bedolla-Valdez, F. Paraguay-Delgado, M. Farías, S. Fuentes, G. González
    Synthesis of highly destacked ReS2 layers embedded in amorphous carbon from a metal-organic precursor
    Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 447 (2016) 29–34; Published 1 Sep 2016
  3. C. Aliaga, A. López de Arbina, M. Caroli
    ‘‘Cut-off” effect of antioxidants and/or probes of variable lipophilicity in microheterogeneous media
    Food Chemistry 206 (2016) 119–123; Published 1 Sep 2016
  4. D. Aravena, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Ruiz
    Single-Molecule Magnet Properties of Transition-Metal Ions Encapsulated in Lacunary Polyoxometalates: A Theoretical Study
    Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 (13), pp 6405–6413; Publication (Web) 14 Jun 2016
  5. D. Aravena, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Ruiz
    Exchange Interactions on the Highest-Spin Reported Molecule: the Mixed-Valence Fe42 Complex
    Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 23847; Published (web) 1 April 2016
  6. C. Cruz, E. Spodine, A. Vega, D. Venegas-Yazigi, V. Paredes-García
    Novel 3d/4f Metal Organic Networks Containing CoII Chiral Chains
    Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16 (4), pp 2173–2182; Published (Web) 24 Feb 2016
  7. E. Benavente, C. Maldonado, S. Devis, L. Diaz, H. Lozano, C. Sotomayor-Torres, G. González
    A hybrid organic–inorganic layered TiO2 based nanocomposite for sunlight photocatalysis
    RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 18538; Published (Web) 9 Feb 2016
  8. W. Hernández, A.J. Vaisberg, M. Tobar, M. Álvarez, J. Manzur, Y. Echevarría, E. Spodine
    In vitro antiproliferative activity of palladium(II) thiosemicarbazone complexes and the corresponding functionalized chitosan coated magnetite nanoparticles
    New J. Chem., 2016,40, 1853-1860; Published 1 Feb 2016
  9. C. Aliaga, F. Bravo-Moraga, D. González-Nilo, S. Márquez, S. Lühr, G. Mena, M. Caroli Rezende
    Location of TEMPO derivatives in micelles: subtle effect of the probe orientation
    Food Chemistry 192 (2016) 395–401; Published 1 Feb 2016
  10. P. Cancino, A. Vega, A. Santiago-Portillo, S. Navalon, M. Alvaro, P. Aguirre, E. Spodine, H. García
    A novel copper(II)–lanthanum(III) metal organic framework as a selective catalyst for the aerobic oxidation of benzylic hydrocarbons and cycloalkenes
    Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016,6, 3727-3736; Published (Web) 14 Jan 2016


  1. F. Mendizabal, S. Miranda-Rojas, L. Barrientos
    Theoretical study on interactions of fluorinated organomercurials with arene and gold fragments
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 26417-26428; Published 21 Oct 2015
  2. L. Sanhueza, J. Castro, E. Urzúa, L. Barrientos, F. Oyarzun-Ampuero, H. Pesenti, T. Shibue, N. Sugimura, W. Tomita, H. Nishide, I. Moreno-Villoslada
    Photochromic Solid Materials Based on Poly(decylviologen) Complexed with Alginate and Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate)
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119 (41), pp 13208–13217; Published 15 Oct 2015
  3. S. Fuentes, J. Dubo, N. Barraza, R. González, E. Veloso
    Hybrid chitosan–Pluronic F-127 films with BaTiO3:Co nanoparticles: Synthesis and properties
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Volume 377 (2015) 65–69; Published 1 Mar 2015
  4. D. Toledo, R. Baggio, E. Freire, A. Vega, N. Pizarro, Y. Moreno
    Structure and spectroscopy of two new bases for building block: Terpyridine derivatives
    Journal of Molecular Structure 1102 (2015) 18-24; Published 15 Dec 2015
  5. L. Padilla-Campos, D.E. Díaz-Droguett, R. Lavín, S. Fuentes
    Synthesis and structural analysis of Co-doped BaTiO3
    Journal of Molecular Structure 1099 (2015) 502-509; Published 5 Nov 2015
  6. F. Mendizabal, S. Miranda-Rojas, L. Barrientos
    Theoretical study on interactions of fluorinated organomercurials with arene and gold fragments
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 26417-26428; Published 21 Oct 2015
  7. L. Sanhueza, J. Castro, E. Urzúa, L. Barrientos, F. Oyarzun-Ampuero, H. Pesenti, T. Shibue, N. Sugimura, W. Tomita, H. Nishide, I. Moreno-Villoslada
    Photochromic Solid Materials Based on Poly(decylviologen) Complexed with Alginate and Poly(sodium 4‑styrenesulfonate)
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119 (41), pp 13208–13217 Published 15 Oct 2015
  8. H. Gallardo, M. Cepeda-Plaza, S. Nonell, G. Günther, E. Chamorro, N. Pizarro, A. Vega
    Structural and photophysical properties of [(CO)3(phen) Re(l-Br)Re(phen)(CO)3]+[(CO)3Re(u-Br)3Re(CO)3]: Where does its luminescence come from?
    Polyhedron 97 (2015) 227–233; Published 5 Sep 2015
  9. S. Fuentes, P. Muñoz, N. Barraza, E. Chávez-Angel, C.M. Sotomayor Torres
    Structural characterisation of slightly Fe-doped SrTiO3 grown via a sol–gel hydrothermal synthesis
    J Sol-Gel Sci Technol (2015) 75:593–601; Published Sep 2015
  10. C. Castillo, K. Seguin, P. Aguirre, D. Venegas-Yazigi, A.D.C. Viegas, E.S podine, V. Paredes-Garcia
    Nickel nanocomposites: magnetic and catalytic properties
    RSC Adv., 2015,5, 63073-63079; Published (web) 7 Jul 2015
  11. P. Hermosilla-Ibáñez, K. Muñoz-Becerra, V. Paredes-García, E. Le Fur, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Structural and Electronic Properties of Polyoxovanadoborates Containing the [V12B18O60] Core in Different Mixed Valence States
    Inorganics 2015, 3(3), 309-331: Published 3 Jul 2015
  12. A. Carreño, M. Gacitua, E. Schott, X. Zarate, J.M. Manriquez, M. Preite, S. Ladeira, A. Castel, N. Pizarro, A. Vega, I. Chavez, R. Arratia-Perez
    Experimental and theoretical studies of the ancillary ligand (E)-2-((3-amino-pyridin-4-ylimino)-methyl)- 4,6-di-tert-butylphenol in the rhenium(I) core
    New J. Chem., 2015,39, 5725-5734; Published 01 Jul 2015
  13. C. Aliaga, F. Celis, S. Lühr, R.Oñate
    TEMPO-attached pre-fluorescent probes based on pyridinium fluorophores
    J Fluoresc 2015 25(4):979-83; Published Jul 2015
  14. P. Fuentealba, C. Cortés, N. Audebrand, E. Le Fur, V. Paredes-García, D. Venegas-Yazigi, J. Manzur, E. Spodine
    First copper(II) phase M’0.2Mn0.8PS3·0.25H2O and analogous M’ = CoII, NiII and ZnII materials obtained by microwave assisted synthesis
    Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 12493-12496; Published (web) 04 Jun 2015
  15. F. Celis, M. Campos-Vallette, J. Cárcamo Vega, J.S. Gómez-Jería, C. Aliaga
    Raman and surface enhanced raman signals of the sensor 1-(4-mercaptophenyl)-2,4,6-triphenylpyridinium perchlorate
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc., 60, Nº 2 (2015); Published Jun 2015
  16. K. Muñoz-Becerra, P. Hermosilla-Ibáñez, E. Le Fur, O. Cador, V. Paredes-García, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    First Non-Centrosymmetric Deca-Vanadoborate with Borate Vacancies, Self-Assembled around a 1,3-Propanediammonium Cation.
    Cryst. Growth Des., 2015, 15 (6), pp 2561–2564; Publication (Web) 28 April 2015
  17. R.M. Spada, M. Cepeda-Plaza, M.L. Gómez, G. Günther, P. Jaque, N. Pizarro, R.E. Palacios, A. Vega
    Clean Singlet Oxygen Production by a Re I Complex Embedded in a Flexible Self-Standing Polymeric Silsesquioxane Film.
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (18), pp 10148–10159; Published (Web) 15 April 2015
  18. N. Pizarro, M. Duque, E. Chamorro, S. Nonell, J. Manzur, J.R. de la Fuente, G. Günther, M. Cepeda-Plaza, A. Vega
    Dual Emission of a Novel (P,N) ReI Complex: A Computational and Experimental Study on [P,N-{(C6H5)2(C5H4N)P}Re(CO)3Br]
    J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119 (17), pp 3929–3935; Published (Web) 8 April 2015
  19. D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Spodine, M. Saldias, A. Vega, V. Paredes-García, R. Calvo, R.C. De Santana
    1D Magnetic Interactions in Cu II Oxovanadium Phosphates (VPO), Magnetic Susceptibility, DFT, and Single-Crystal EPR.
    Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54 (8), pp 3805–3814; Published (Web) 1 April 2015
  20. S. Fuentes, J. Dubo, N. Barraza, R. González, E. Veloso
    Hybrid chitosan–Pluronic F-127 films with BaTiO3:Co nanoparticles: Synthesis and properties
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 377 (2015) 65–69; Published 1 Mar 2015
  21. P. Solar, G. González, C. Vilos, N. Herrera, N. Juica, M. Moreno, F. Simon, L. Velásquez.
    Multifunctional polymeric nanoparticles doubly loaded with SPION and ceftiofur retain their physical and biological properties
    Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2015 13:14; Published: 13 Feb 2015
  22. J.A. Aliaga, J.F. Araya, H. Lozano, E. Benavente, G. Alonso-Nuñez, G. González
    An easy one-pot solvothermal synthesis of poorly crystalline solid ReS2/C microspheres
    Materials Chemistry and Physics 151 (2015) 372–377; Published 1 Feb 2015
  23. C. Aliaga, I. Almodovar, M. Caroli
    A single theoretical descriptor for the bond-dissociation energy of substituted phenols
    J Mol Model (2015) 21: 12; published 24 Jan 2015
  24. M. Rioja, P. Hamon, T. Roisnel, S. Sinbandhit, M. Fuentealba, K. Letelier, J-Y. Saillard, A. Vega, J-R. Hamon
    [(η5-C5Me5)Ru]+ fragments ligated to polyaromatic hydrocarbons: an experimental and computational approach to pathways for haptotropic migration
    Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 316-329; Published 7 Jan 2015


  1. P. Hermosilla-Ibáñez, J. Costamagna, A. Vega, V. Paredes-García, M.T. Garland, E.Le Fur, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Protonated diamines as linkers in the supramolecular assemblies bases on the [V12B18O60H6] polyoxovanadoborate anion
    Journal of Structural Chemistry December 2014, Volume 55, Issue 8, pp 1453-1465; Published December 2014
  2. P. Hermosilla-Ibáñez, J. Costamagna, A. Vega, V. Paredes.García, E.Le Fur, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Coordination interactions in the crystalline lattice of alkaline ions with the polyoxometalate [V12B18O60H6]10− ligand
    Journal of Coordination Chemistry 67(23-24) 3940-3952; Published (web) 8 Oct 2014
  3. P. Fuentealba, L. Serón, C. Sánchez, J. Manzur, V. Paredes-García, N. Pizarro, M. Cepeda, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Spodine
    Macrocyclic ZnII and CuII complexes as guests of the hybrid composites based on the layered MnPS3 phase. Comparison of spectroscopic properties
    Journal of Coordination Chemistry 67(23-24) 3894-3908; Published (web) 17 Oct 2014
  4. P. Cancino, V. Paredes-García, P. Aguirre, E. Spodine
    Reusable CuII Based Metal Organic Framework as Catalyst for the Oxidation of Olefins
    Catal. Science & Tech. 4, 2599-2607
  5. A. B. Oliveira, R. L. Rodriguez-Suarez, S. Michea, H. Vega, A. Azevedo, S. M. Rezende, C. Aliaga and J. Denardin
    Angular dependence of hysteresis shift in oblique deposited ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic coupled bilayers
    J. Appl. Phys. 116, 033910
  6. P. Hermosilla-Ibáñez, W. Cañon-Mancisidor, J. Costamagna, A. Vega, V. Paredes-García, M.T. Garland, E. Le Fur, O. Cador, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Crystal lattice effect on the quenching of the intracluster magnetic interaction in [V12B18O60H6]10- polyoxometalate
    Dalton Trans. 43, 14132-14141
  7. A. Carreño, A. Vega, X. Zarate, E. Schott, M. Gacitúa, N. Valenzuela, M. Preite, J. M. Manríquez and I. Chávez
    Synthesis, characterization and computational studies of (e)-2-{[(2-aminopyridin-3-yl) imino]-methyl}-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol
    Quim. Nova, Vol. 37, 4, 584-588
  8. J. Manzur, A. Vega, A. Escuer
    The templating effect of halides in the tetrameric copper(II) [Cu2(LH)2(l4-X)Cu2(LH)2]3+ complexes (LH2 = N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-N, N-bis-[20-hydroxy-50-methyl-benzyl]-amine; X = Br, Cl). Synthesis and magneto-structural characterization
    Polyhedron 76, 117-121
  9. N. E. Borisova, A. A. Kostin, E. A. Eroshkina, M. D. Reshetova, K. A. Lyssenko, E. N. Spodine, and L. N. Puntus
    Lanthanide Complexes with Tetradentate N,N O,O- Dipyridyl-Based Ligands: Structure, Stability, and Photophysical Properties
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014 (13), 2219-2229
  10. S. Auguste, V Alonzo, T. Bataille, L. Le Polles, W. Cañon-Mancisidor, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Le Fur
    Lithium vanadyl oxalophosphite: influence of the water content on the crystal structures and the dehydration scheme
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 211, 212-218
  11. M.C. Rezende, I. Ponce, R. Oñate. I. Almodóvar, C. Aliaga
    Change Of Mechanism With A Change Of Substituents For A Zincke Reaction
    Tetrahedron Letters 55, 3097-3099
  12. C. Aliaga, M.C. Rezende
    EPR spectrum of a radical from a non typical antioxidant
    Magn. Resn. Chem. 52, 409-411
  13. C. Aliaga, P. Fuentealba, M. C. Rezende, C. Cárdenas
    Mechanism of fluorophore quenching in a pre-fluorescent nitroxide probe: a theoretical illustration
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 593, 89-92
  14. L. Arizaga, J.S. Gancheff, R. Faccio, W. Canon-Mancisidor, R. Gonzalez, C. Kremer, R. Chiozzone
    Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of a novel tetranuclear oxo-bridged iron(III) butterfly
    Journal of Molecular Structure 1058, 149-154
  15. W. Canon-Mancisidor, C.J. Gomez-Garcia, G.M. Espallargas, A. Vega, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Coronado
    Structural re-arrangement in two hexanuclear Cu-II complexes: from a spin frustrated trigonal prism to a strongly coupled antiferromagnetic soluble ring complex with a porous tubular structure
    Chemical Science 5 (1), 324-332
  16. N.E. Borisova, A. Kostin, T.V Magdesieva, M.D. Reshetova, O. Nikitin, V. Paredes-Garcia, M.T. Garland, P. Hermosilla-Ibanez, W. Canon-Mancisidor, A. Rodionov, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Spodine
    Solvent switchable Cu-II complexes
    New Journal of Chemistry 38 (2), 709-716
  17. V. Paredes-Garcia, C. Cruz, N. Toledo, J. Denardin, D. Venegas-Yazigi, C. Castillo, E. Spodine, Z.P. Luo
    Effect of the different synthetic parameters on the morphology and magnetic properties of nickel nanoparticles
    New Journal of Chemistry 38 (2), 837-844
  18. S. Fuentes, F. Céspedes, L. Padilla-Campos, D.E. Diaz-Droguett
    Chemical and structural analysis related to defects in nanocrystalline Ba1−xSrxTiO3 grown via hydrothermal sol–gel
    Ceramics International 40 (3), 4975-4984
  19. R. L. Rodríguez-Suárez, J. L. Palma, E. O. Burgos, S. Michea, J. Escrig, J. C. Denardin, C. Aliaga
    Ferromagnetic resonance investigation in permalloy magnetic antidot arrays on alumina nanoporous membranes
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 350, 88-93


  1. W. Hernandez, J. Paz, F. Carrasco, A. Vaisberg, E. Spodine, J. Manzur, L. Hennig, J. Sieler, S. Blaurock, L. Beyer
    Synthesis, Characterization and In Vitro Cytotoxic Activity of New Complexes of Palladium(II) with Thiosemicarbazones against Various Human Tumor Cell Lines
    Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications, Article ID 524701
  2. P. Cancino, E. Spodine, V. Paredes-Garcia, D. Venegas-Yazigi, A. Vega
    The layered structure of poly[[hexaaqua(4-benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylato)dicopper(II)] tetrahydrate]
    Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications 69, 1344U1530
  3. C. Silva-Galaz, M. Saldias, E. Freire, R. Baggio, E. Le Fur, V. Paredes-Garcia, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Catena-(bis((1,10-phenanthroline-N,N ‘)-copper(II)) hydroxy-bis (phosphato)-tris(dioxo-vanadium(v))): A polymorphic phase driven by disorder
    Journal of Molecular Structure 1051, 205-210
  4. V. Paredes-Garcia, N. Toledo, J. Denardin, D. Venegas-Yazigi, C. Cruz, E. Spodine, Z.P. Luo
    One pot solvothermal synthesis of organic acid coated magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles
    Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society 58 (4), 2011-2015
  5. S. Fuentes, F. Céspedes, P. Muñoz, E. Chávez and L. Padilla-Campos
    Synthesis and structural characterization of nanocrystalline Batio3 at various calcination temperatures
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc., 58, No 4
  6. V. D. Samith, G. Miño, E. Ramos-Moore, N. Arancibia-Miranda
    Effects of Pluronic F68 Micellization on the Viability of Neuronal Cells in Culture
    Journal of Applied Polymer Science 130 (3), 2159-2164
  7. J. P. Donoso, C. J. Magon , J. F. Lima, O. R. Nascimento, E. Benavente, M. Moreno, G. Gonzalez
    Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study of Copper–Ethylenediamine Complex Ion Intercalated in Bentonite
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 117 (45), 24042–24055
  8. S. Miranda-Rojas, A. Muñoz-Castro, R. Arratia-Pérez and F. Mendizabal
    Theoretical insights into the adsorption of neutral, radical and anionic thiophenols on gold(111)†
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 20363
  9. P. Valencia, J. Manzur, A.M. García, V. Paredes-García, R. Cardoso-Gil, W. Schnelle, R. Kniep, P. Fuentealba, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Spodine
    Magnetic behavior of lamellar MnPS3 and CdPS3 composites with a paramagnetic manganese(III) macrocyclic guest
    Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society 58 (4), 1952-1956
  10. E. Alarcón, A. Aspee, C. Aliaga, S. Braslavsky
    Special Issue dedicated to the memory of Elsa Beatriz Abuin Saccomano (1942-2012)
    Photochemistry & Photobiology 89 (6), 1270-1272
  11. L. Lamata, C. E. López, B. P. Lanyon, T. Bastin, J. C. Retamal, and E. Solano
    Deterministic generation of arbitrary symmetric states and entanglement classes
    Physical Review A 87, 32325
  12. W. Cañon-Mancisidor, E. Spodine, V. Paredes-Garcia, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Theoretical description of the magnetic properties of μ3-hydroxo bridged trinuclear copper(II) complexes
    Journal of Molecular Modelling 19, 2835-2844
  13. C. Glynn, D. Thompson, J. Paez, G. Collins, E. Benavente, V. Lavayen, N. Yutronic, J. D. Holmes, G. González and C. O'Dwyer
    Large directional conductivity change in chemically stable layered thin films of vanadium oxide and a 1D metal complex
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 1, 5675-5684
  14. S. Fuentes, E.Chávez, L.Padilla-Campos, D.E.Diaz-Droguett.
    Influence of reactant type on the Sr incorporation grade and structural characteristics of Ba1−xSrxTiO3 (x¼0−1) grown by sol–gel-hydrothermal synthesis
    Ceramics International 39, 8823-8831
  15. L. Cáceres, J. Rodríguez, J. Parra, M. Escudey, L. Barrientos, V. Castro
    Sorption kinetics of diuron on volcanic ash derived soils
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 262, 602-613
  16. F. Mendizabal, D. Donoso and R. Salazar
    Theoretical Study of Complexes of the type [Pt3(μ-L)3(L`)3]-X (L=CO,SO2,CNH; L`=PH3,CNH; X=Tl+, Hg0, MPH3+ (M = Cu, Au, Ag))
    Journal of Chilean Chemical Society. 58, 1415-1423
  17. S. Fuentes, N. Barraza, E. Veloso, R. Villarroel, J. Llanos
    Effects of Eu substitution on luminescent and magnetic properties of BaTiO3 nanomaterials
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 569, 52-57
  18. L. Barrientos, E. Lang, G. Zapata-Torres, C. Celis-Barros, C. Orellana, P. Jara, N. Yutronic
    Structural elucidation of supramolecular alpha-cyclodextrin dimer/aliphatic monofunctional molecules complexes
    J Mol Model 19, 2129-2126
  19. F. Mendizabal and R. Salazar
    Theoretical study on electronic spectra and interaction in [Au3]-L-[Au3] (L 0 C6F6,Ag+) complexes
    J Mol Model 19, 1973-1979
  20. E. Benavente, H. Lozano and G. González
    Fabrication of Copper Nanoparticles: Advances in Synthesis, Morphology Control, and Chemical Stability
    Recent Patents on Nanotechnology 7, 108-132
  21. B. Baldo, C. Cruz, D. Venegas-Yazigi, A. Vega and V. Paredes-García
    Catena -Poly[tris(μ3-acetylacetonato)nickelate(II)sodium(I)]
    Acta Cryst. C69, 506–508
  22. J. Manzur, H. Mora, V. Paredes-García, A. Vega, M.A. Novak
    Effect of the counter-anion on the structural and magnetic properties of a copper(II) complex with 2-[(bis(2-pyridylmethyl)amino)methyl]- 4-methyl-6-(methylthio)phenol
    Polyhedron 51, 180–185
  23. C. Silva-Galaz, M. Saldias, M.T. Garlandb, A. Vega, V. Paredes-García, E. Spodine and D. Venegas-Yazigi
    K3[Fe3.26V0.74(OH)O(PO4)4(H2O)2]·2H2O: a synthetic leucophosphite
    Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 1830-1836
  24. V. Paredes-García, R. C. Santana, R. Madrid, A. Vega, E. Spodine, and D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Unusual Conformation of a Dinuclear Paddle Wheel Copper(II) Complex. Synthesis, Structural Characterization and EPR Studies
    Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52 (15), 8369–8377
  25. C. Vilos, M. Gutiérrez, R. Escobar, F. Morales, J. Denardin, L. Velásquez and D. Altbir
    Superparamagnetic Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) Nanoparticles For Biomedical Applications
    Electron. J. Biotechnol. vol.16 no.5; Published Sep 2013
  26. D. Venegas-Yazigi, K. Muñoz, M. Saldías, K. Valdés de la Barra, A. Vega, V. Paredes-García, C.J. Gómez-García, E. Le Furf, W. Cañón-Mancisidor, E. Spodine.
    Magnetic Properties of Vanadium(IV)-Based Extended Systems: [(VO)3(μ-PO4)2(2,2’-bpy)(μ-OH2)].1/3H2O and (VO)2H4P2O9
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 395, 176-180
  27. V. Paredes-García, I. Rojas, R. Madrid, A. Vega, E. Navarro, W. Cañón-Mancisidor, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Structural and Magnetic Characterization of [Fe(HCO2)3]n∙nHCO2H: Tridimensional Network Based on Carboxylate as Bridging Ligand
    New J. Chem 37, 2120-2127


  1. S. Fuentes, V. Vera, F. Rivera, M. Moreno, E. Benavente, G. González.
    Hybrid Chitosan-Mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane Films with Ag and Au Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Properties
    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 562, 229 - 241
  2. C.J. Magon, J.F. Lima, J.P. Donoso, V. Lavayen, E. Benavente, D. Navas, G. González
    Deconvolution of the EPR spectra of vanadium oxide nanotubes
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 222, 26-33
  3. A. Carreño, S. Ladeira, A. Castel, A. Vega, I. Chavez
    Acta Crystallographica E 68, o2507
  4. C. Aliaga, P. Torres, F. Silva
    A simple method for the determination of the partitioning of nitroxide probes in microheterogeneous media
    Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 50, 779-783
  5. Z. López-Cabaña, D. Navas, E. Benavente, M.A. Santa Ana, V. Lavayen and G. González
    Hybrid Laminar Organic-Inorganic Semiconducting Nanocomposites, Molecular
    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol. 554: pp. 119–134, 2012; Published online: 12 Jan 2012
  6. M. Segovia, C. Sotomayor, G. González and E. Benavente
    Zinc Oxide Nanostructures by Solvothermal Synthesis
    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol. 555: pp. 40–50, 2012; Published online: 14 Feb 2012
  7. R. Mera-Adasme, F. Mendizabal, M. Gonzalez, S. Miranda-Rojas, C. Olea-Azar, and D. Sundholm
    Computational Studies of the Metal-Binding Site of the Wild-Type and the H46R Mutant of the Copper, Zinc Superoxide Dismutase
    Inorganic Chemistry 2012 May 21;51(10):5561-8; Published 30 Apr 2012
  8. M. Saldias, V. Paredes-Garcia, A. Vega, W. Cañon-Mancisidor, E. Le Fur, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Spodine.
    One dimensional inorganic oxovanadium polymers functionalized with manganese(II) complexes: Structural and magnetic characterization
    Polyhedron, 41(1), 120-126; Published 28 Jun 2012
  9. P. Hermosilla-Ibáñez, P. E. Car, A. Vega, J. Costamagna, F. Caruso, J.-Y. Pivan, E. Le Fur, E. Spodine, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    New Structures Based on the Mixed Valence Polyoxometalate Cluster [V12 B18O60H6](n-)
    CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 5604–5612; Published Sep 2012
  10. V. Paredes-García, R. C. Santana, R. Madrid, B. Baldo, A. Vega, E. Spodine
    Single Crystal Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectra of CuII ions in Cu(tyrosine)2. A Study of Weak Exchange Interactions mediated by Resonance Assisted Hydrogen Bonds (RAHB)
    Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2012 Sep;114:75-81; Published Sep 2012
  11. D. Venegas-Yazigi, A. Vega, K. Valdes de la Barra, M. Saldias, E. Le Fur
    A new hybrid organic–inorganic chain: [(phen)Cu–µ-(κ2O:O-VP2O10H3)2–Cu(phen)]n
    Acta Crystallographica (2012). C68, m200-m202; Published 16 Jul 2012
  12. E. Spodine, P. Valencia-Gálvez, J. Manzur, V. Paredes-García, N. Pizarro, K. Bernot, D. Venegas-Yazigi
    Optical Properties of Composites Formed by Transition Metal Macrocyclic Complexes Intercalated in Thiophosphate Layered Phases
    Polyhedron 44(1):187–193; Published 30 August 2012
  13. L. C. Pop, M. Preite, J. M. Manríquez, A. Vega, I. Chavez
    1,1′:4′,1”-Terphenyl-2′,5′-dicarboxylic acid dimethylsulfoxide-d6 disolvate
    Acta Crystallographica (2012). E68, o1192; Published 1 April 2012


  1. D. Burgos, C. Olea-Azar, F. Mendizabal
    Theoretical study of the local reactivity of electrophiles of the type MPR3 + (M=Cu, Ag, Au ;R=−H, -Me, -Ph)
    J Mol Model, 18, 2021 - 2029
  2. R. Mera, F. Mendizabal, C. Olea, S. Miranda and P. Fuentealba
    Computationally efficient and reliable bodn order measure
    Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115, Vol. 17, 4397-4405
  3. E. Spodine, P. Valencia-Gálvez, P. Fuentealba, J. Manzur, D. Ruiz, D. Venegas-Yazigi, V. Paredes-García, R. Cardoso
    Magnetic Behaviour of MnPS3 Phases Intercalated by [Zn2L] 2+ (LH2: macrocyclic ligand obtained by condensation of 2-hydroxy-5-methyl-1,3-benzenedicarbaldehyde and 1,2-diaminobenzene
    J. Solid State Chemistry 184 1129-1134
  4. R. Bridi, C. Aliaga, A. Aspée, E. Abuin, and E. Lissi
    Distribution and reactivity of gallates toward galvinoxyl radicals in SDS micellar solutions – Effect of the alkyl chain length
    Can. J. Chem. 89 181-185
  5. M. C. Rezende, C. Mascayano, L. Briones, C. Aliaga
    Sensing different micellar microenvironments with solvatochromic dyes of variable lipophilicity
    Dyes and Pigments 90 219-224
  6. J. Schnödt, M. Sieger, B. Sarkar, S. Strobel, J. Fiedler, J. Manzur, C.Y Su and W. Kaim
    Copper(I) Chelation by Tetradentate NSSN Donor Ligands: Reversible Oxidation but no Oxygenation
    Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 637, 930-934
  7. J. Manzur, C. Acuña, A. Vega, A.M. García
    Copper (II) Assisted Hydrolysis of 2,4,6-Tris(Pyrazol-1-yl)-1,3,5-Triazine. Crystal and Molecular Structure of catena
    Inorg. Chim. Acta 374, 637-642
  8. J. Schnödt, J. Manzur, A.M. García, I. Hartenbach, C.Y. Su, J. Fiedler, W. Kaim
    Coordination of a Hemilabile N,N,S Donor Ligand in the Redox System [CuL2]+/2+, L = 2-Pyridyl-N-(2-
    Eur. J. Inorganic Chem 1436-1441
  9. V. Paredes-García, I. Rojas, D. Venegas-Yazigi, E. Spodine, J.A.L.C. Resende, M.G.F. Vaz, M. A. Novak
    Cis-[Ni(m-ox)(H2O)2]: Metal Organic Coordination Polymer Assembled by Oxalate Ligand. Structural and Magnetic
    Polyhedron 30, 3171
  10. K. Brown, P. E. Car, A. Vega, D. Venegas-Yazigi, V. Paredes-García, M.G.F. Vaz, R.A. Allao, J.Y.Pivan, E.Le Fur, E. Spodine
    Polyoxometallate Cluster [V1218606] Functionalized with the Copper (II) Bis Ethylenediamine Complex
    Inorg. Chim. Acta 367 21-28
  11. M. Rodríguez-Castillo, M. Monge, J.M. López-de-Luzuriaga, M.E. Olmos , A. Laguna and F. Mendizabal
    Theoretical Study of the Closed-Shell d10-d10 Au(I)-Cu(I) Attraction in Complexes in Extended Unsupported Chains
    Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 965, 163-167
  12. D. Venegas-Yazigi, P. Hermosilla-Ibañez, J. Costamagna, E. Spodine, A. Vega, V. Paredes-Garcia, E. Le Fur
    A Novel Coordination Polymer Based on Decavanadate Units Linked by Copper(II) Ethylenediamine Complexes
    Macromolecular Symposia 304, 80-86
  13. F. Mendizabal, D. Donoso, D. Burgos
    Theoretical Study of the Protonation of [Pt3(?-L)3(L´)3] (L = CO, SO2, CNH; L´ = PH3, CNH)
    Chemical Physical Letters 514, 4-6, 374-378
  14. M. Segovia, K. Lemus, M. Moreno, M.A. Santa Ana, G. González, B. Ballesteros, C. Sotomayor and E. Benavente
    Zinc Oxide/Carboxilic Acid Lamellar Structures
    Materials Research Bulletin 46, 2191-2195
  15. S. Fuentes, A. Zárate, R. Espinoza, P. Leyton, D. Diaze and V.M. Fuenzalida
    Characterization of hydrated titanium oxide with sheet-like and tube-like structures prepared by a hydrothermal processing
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc. 56(2) 682-686
  16. P. Fuentealba and J.C. Santos
    Electron Localization Function as a Measure of Electron Delocalization and Aromaticity
    Current Organic Chemistry 15, 3619-3626
  17. Z. López-Cabaña, C.M. Sotomayor Torres, G. González
    Semiconducting properties of layered cadmium sulphide-based hybrid nanocomposites
    Nanoscale Research Letters 6, 523
  18. M. Moreno, R. Quijada, M.A. Santa Ana, E. Benavente, P. Gomez-Romero, G. González
    Electrical and mechanical properties of poly(ethylene oxide)/intercalated clay polymer electrolyte
    Electrochimica Acta 58, 112-118
  19. D. Donoso and F. Mendizabal
    Theoretical study of the interaction between Pt(0) and MPH3+ fragments in complexes of the [Pt3(u-CO)3(PH3)3]?MPH3+ (M = Cu+, Au+, Ag+) type
    Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 129 3-5, 381-387
  20. D. Venegas-Yazigi, K. Brown, A. Vega, R. Calvo, C. Aliaga, R. C. Santana, R. Cardoso-Gil, R. Kniep, W. Schnelle, E. Spodine
    Exchange Interactions Through pi-pi Stacking in the Lamellar Compound [{Cu(bipy)(en)}{Cu(bipy)(H2O)}{VO3}4]n
    Inorganic Chemistry, 50, 11461-11471


  1. M. Moreno, M.A. Santa Ana, G. González, E. Benavente
    Effects of the intercalation of the filler on the conductivity of composite polymer electrolytes
    Electrochimica Acta, 55 1323-1327
  2. J. Vásquez, Z. López, A. Zúñiga, A. Nacher, M. Lira-Cantú, P. Gómez-Romero, M.A. Santa Ana, E. Benavente, G. González
    Titanium dioxide/amine hybrid nanotubes. Optical properties and behavior as lithium-ion electrode
    Electrochimica Acta, 55 1373-1379
  3. E. Benavente, G. Riveros, Z. López, M.A. Santa Ana, J. Aliaga, G. González
    Deposition of molybdenum disulfide thin films on a gold surface
    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 522 148
  4. J.P. Donoso, C.E. Tambelli, C.J. Magon, R.I. Mattos, I.D.A. Silva, J.E. de Souza, M. Moreno, E. Benavente, G. González
    Nuclear magnetic resonance study of hydrated bentonite
    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 522 93
  5. S. Fuentes, M.V. Ayala, E. Benavente, G. González
    Hybrid chitosan-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane films. Synthesis and properties
    Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 522 584
  6. D. Venegas-Yazigi , K. Muñoz-Becerra, E. Spodine, K. Brown, C. Aliaga, V. Paredes-García, P. Aguirre, A. Vega, R. Cardoso-Gil, W. Schnelle, R. Kniep
    Magnetic and catalytic properties of the 2D copper(II) functionalized VPO hybrid system [{Cu(bpy)}2(VO)3(PO4)2(HPO4)2].2H2O
    Polyhedron 29 2426-2434
  7. D. Venegas-Yazigi, D. Aravena, E. Spodine, E. Ruiz, S. Álvarez
    Structural and electronic effects on the exchange interactions in dinuclear bis(phenoxo)-bridged copper(II) complexes
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews 254 2086–2095
  8. W. Hernández, J. Paz, F. Carrrasco, A. Vaisberg, J. Manzur, E. Spodine, L. Hennig, J. Sieler, L. Beyer
    Synthesis and Characterization of New Palladium(II) Complexes with Ligands Derived from Furan-2-carbaldehyde and Benzaldehyde Thiosemicarbazone and their in vitro Cytotoxic Activities against Various Human Tumor Cell Lines
    Z. Naturforsch. 2010, 65b, 1271-1278; Published Oct 2010
  9. C. Aliaga, L. Briones, M.C. Rezende, C. Tirapegui
    The thermochromism of the ET(30) betaine in a micro-heterogeneous medium: a spectral and dynamics simulation study
    J. Coll. Int. Sci., 349 565–570
  10. G. Riveros, G. González, B. Chornik
    Modification of Silicon Surface with Redox Molecules Derived from Ferrocene
    Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society 21, 25-32
  11. F. Mendizabal
    Theoretical Study of {Au-3(CH3N=COCH3)(3)}(n)center dot{2,4,7-Trinitro-9-fluorenone} (n=1,2) Complexes
    International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 110, 1279-1286
  12. A. Cortes A., E. Svasand, V. Lavayen, R.Segura, P.Haberle
    Carbon-nanostructures/cadmium-sulphide Hybrid Heterostructures Formation
    Journal Materials Science 45, 4958-4962
  13. C. Diaz, V. Lavayen, C. O'Dwyer.
    Single-crystal micro/nanostructures and thin films of lamellar molybdenum oxide by solid-state pyrolysis of organometallic derivatives of a cyclotriphosphazene
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry 183 (2010) 1595–1603; Published Jul 2010
  14. S. Fuentes, R.A. Zárate, E Chávez, P. Muñoz, M. Ayala, R. Espinoza
    Synthesis and Characterization of BaTiO3 nanoparticles in oxygen atmosphere
    Journal Alloys and Compounds 505, 568-572
  15. E. Chávez, S. Fuentes, R,A, Zárate and Padilla-Campos
    Structural analysis of nanocrystalline BaTiO3
    Journal of Molecular Structure 984, 131


  1. C. Aliaga, M.C. Rezende and A.Arenas
    How meaningful is the assessment of antioxidant activities in microheterogeneous media?
    Food Chem. 113 1083–1087
  2. C. Aliaga, M.C. Rezende and C. Tirapegui
    A new probe for hydrogen abstraction and radical detection
    Tetrahedron 65 6025–6028
  3. L. Barrientos, S. Rodriguez-Llamazares, J. Merchani, P. Jara, P , N. Yutronic, V. Lavayen
    Unveiling the structure of Ni/Ni oxide nanoparticles system
    Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society 54, 391-393



  1. Método de obtención de nanopartículas de cobre y uso de dichas partículas

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  1. Procedure for the activation and regeneration of a filtering material and an obtained filtering material

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