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Mauricio Escudey Castro

Phone(s): (56-2) 7180003, (56-2) 7180047 (Fax)
Facultad de Química y Biología, Laboratorio de Suelos, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Avda. Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins 3363, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile.

Professional Degree

  • Licenciado en Química, U. DE CHILE 1973.
  • Doctor en Química, U. DE CHILE 1979.

Research Areas

  • Soil Science and Soil Pollution.
  • Clays and soil surface physical chemistry.
  • Chemical speciation, surface charge.


  • Lixiviación de Cu y Zn en suelos derivados de materiales volcánicos. Estudio experimental en columnas y modelamiento computacional. 2005-2007.
  • Movilidad, destino y niveles de riesgo asociados a contaminantes en suelos: Estudio experimental, modelamiento y proyección a largo plazo. FONDECYT 2007-2009 (co-works).

 Conferences (2006 to date)

  • E. Espinosa, M. Gutiérrez, F. Aburto, R. Calderón, M. Molina, J. E. Förster, M. Escudey. “Influencia de los Fertilizantes sobre la Lixiviacion de Aniones en Suelos Chilenos”, XXVII Jornadas Chilenas de Química, Termas de Chillan, 2007.
  • Sánchez, M. Gutiérrez, E. Espinosa, J. E. Förster, M. Escudey. “Influencia del Fosfato sobre la Capacidad de Adsorción de Metales Pesados en Competencia en Suelos Chilenos”, IX Encuentro de Química Analítica y Ambiental, Concepción, 2008.
  • E. Espinosa, M. Cazanga, M. Gutiérrez, R. Calderón, M. Molina, J. Förster, M. Escudey. “Impacto del Fertilizante Superfosfato Triple en la adsorción de Cu en un suelo Andisol”, XXVIII Jornadas Chilenas de Química, Termas de Chillán, 2009.
  • E. Espinosa, M. Gutiérrez, R. Calderón, M. Molina, M. Cazanga, J. Förster, M. Escudey. “Lixiviacion de aniones en suelos chilenos, medidos por cromatografía iónica”, 15º Encontro Nacional de Química Analítica, 3º Congresso Iberoamericano de Química Analítica, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, 2009.


  1. M. Escudey, N. Arancibia-Miranda, C. Pizarro, and M. Antilén.
    Effect of Ash from Forest Fires on Leaching in Volcanic Soils.
    Catena 135 (2015) 383–392; Published Dec 2015
  2. M. Antilen, F. Amiama, M. Otaiza, F. Armijo, M. Escudey, C. Pizarro, N. Arancibia-Miranda.
    A new methodology to evaluate adsorption capacity on nanomaterials
    J. Nanopart Res (2015) 17:212; Published 8 May 2015

  1. M. Escudey, N. Arancibia-Miranda, C. Pizarro, and M. Antilén
    Effect of Ash from Forest Fires on Leaching in Volcanic Soils
    Catena (doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.08.006 0341-8162)
  2. R. Calderón, P. Palma, D. Parker and M. Escudey
    Capture and accumulation of perchlorate in lettuce. Effect of genotype, temperature, perchlorate concentration, and competition with anions
    Chemosphere 111, 195-200
  3. R. A. Calderón, P. A. Palma, D. R. Parker, M. Molina, Godoy and M. Escudey
    Perchlorate levels in soil and waters from the Atacama desert
    Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 66, 151-161

  1. N. Arancibia-Miranda, S. Lillo, M. Escudey
    Nanotubular aluminosilicates: A case study for science and industry
    Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society 58 (4), 2061-2066

  1. N. Arancibia-Miranda, M. Escudey, C. Pizarro, J. C. Denardin, M. T. García-González, J. D. Fabris and L. Charlet
    Preparation of Magnetic Single-Walled Aluminosilicate Nanotube: A Structural and Magnetic Study
    Material Research Bulletin 51, 145-152

  1. 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
  2. K. Manquián, G. Zúñiga, M. Escudey
    Effect of aluminum on antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds content in in vitro cultured blueberries
    Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas 12 (6), 603-611
  3. M. Molina, M. Escudey, A.C. Chang, W. Chen and N. Arancibia-Miranda
    Trace element uptake dynamics for maize (Zea mays L.) grown under field conditions
    Plant Soil (DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-1628-x)

  1. A.C. Silva, M. Escudey, J.E. Förster, C. Pizarro, J.D. Ardisson, U.M. Barral, M.C. Pereira, J.D. Fabris
    Iron-bearing minerals in ashes emanated from Osorno volcano, in Chile
    Hyperfine Interact 224 (1), 153-159

  1. N. Arancibia-Miranda, M. Escudey, M. Molina and M. T. García-González
    Kinetic and Surface Study of Single-Walled Aluminosilicate Nanotubes and Their Precursors
    Nanomaterials 3, 126-140

  1. F. Matus, M. Escudey, J.E. Förster, M. Gutiérrez, G. Galindo, A.C. Chang, C. Hidalgo
    Is the Walkley-Black method suitable for Chilean volcanic soil?
    Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 40, 1862-1872
  2. L. Cáceres, R. Fuentes, J. Gan, M. Báez, M. Escudey
    Adsorption of n-(phosphonomethyl) glycine (glyphosate) on variable charged chilean soil
    J. Environmental Quality 38, 1449-1457
  3. M.A. Molina, F.A. Aburto, R.A. Calderón, M. Cazanga, and M. Escudey
    Trace Element Composition of Selected Fertilizers Used in Chile with Special Regard to Phosphorus Fertilizers
    Soil Sediments Contamination 18, 4, 497-511
  4. N.O. Moraga, F. Corvalán, M. Escudey, A. Arias, C.E. Zambra
    Unsteady 2d coupled heat and mass transfer in porous media with biological and chemical heat generations
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Volume 52, 25-26

  1. M. Molina, K. Manquian-Cerda and M. Escudey
    Sorption and Selectivity Sequences of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in Single- and Multi-Component Systems in a Cultivated Chilean Mollisol
    Soils and Sediments Contamination 19 ,4
  2. M. Escudey, P. de la Fuente, M. Antilén, M. Molina
    Impact of ashes from forest fires on availability, transport, chemical forms, and content of phosphorus in volcanic soils
    Environmental Chemistry, Volume 7, 103-110
  3. L. Cáceres, M. Escudey, E. Fuentes, M. Báez
    Modeling the sorption kinetic of metsulfuron-methyl on andisols and ultisols volcanic ash-derived soils: kinetics parameters and mechanisms
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 179 795-803

  1. N. Arancibia-Miranda, M. Molina, M. Escudey, M.T. García-González
    Use of isoelectric point and equilibrium pH to evaluate the synthesis of a nanotubular aluminosilicate
    Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 1750-1756
  2. Y. D. Redel, M. Escudey, M. Alvear, J. Conrad, F. Borie
    Effects of tillage and crop rotation on chemical phosphorus forms and some related biological activities in a Chilean Ultisol
    Soil Use and Management 27, 221-228
  3. L. Reyes-Bozo, R. Herrera-Urbina, M. Escudey, A. Godoy-Faúndez, C. Sáez-Navarrete, M. Herrera, R. Ginocchio
    Use of biosolids as collector for copper sulphide ores: A preliminary assessment
    International Journal of Mineral Processing (Accepted)
  4. C.E. Zambra, N.O. Moraga, M. Escudey
    Heat and mass transfer in unsatured porous media: Moisture effects in compost piles self-heating
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 54, 2801-2810
  5. M. Molina, R. Ortega, M. Escudey
    Evaluation of the AB-DTPA multiextractant in Chilean soils of different origin with special regard to available phosphorus
    Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, iFirst 1 a 15

  1. M. Antilén, D. Guzmán, M.A. del Valle, R. del Río, M.V. Letelier, G. Lagos, M. Escudey, C. Pizarro
    Application of Polypyrrole/Humic Acid Composite Electrode for Copper Ion Extraction from Drinking Water
    International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 7 (2012) 5939-5950; Published 1 Jul 2012


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