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María Angélica Rubio

Phone(s): (56-2) 7181152 , (56-2) 6812108
Facultad de Química y Biología, Laboratorio de Cinética y Medioambiente, Universidad de Santiago.
Avda. Ecuador 3493, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile.

Current Occupation

  • Associate Researcher.

Professional Degree

  • Bachelor in Chemistry, Universidad de Chile.
  • Doctor in Chemistry, Universidad de Chile.

Research Areas

  • Analytical and ambient chemistry.
  • Atmospheric Chemistry.
  • Aquatic Chemistry.


  1. P. Sepúlveda, M.A. Rubio, S.E. Baltazar, J. Rojas-Nunez, J.L. Sánchez Llamazares, A. García Garcia, N. Arancibia-Miranda
    As(V) removal capacity of FeCu bimetallic nanoparticles in aqueous solutions: The influence of Cu content and morphologic changes in bimetallic nanoparticles
    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 524, 177-187 (2018)
  2. M.A. Rubio, K. Sánchez, P. Richter, J. Pey, E. Gramsch
    Partitioning of the water soluble versus insoluble fraction of trace elements in the city of Santiago, Chile
    Atmósfera 31(4), 373-387 (2018)

  1. K. Manquián-Cerda, E. Cruces, M.A. Rubio, C. Reyes, N. Arancibia-Miranda
    Preparation of nanoscale iron (oxide, oxyhydroxides and zero-valent) particles derived from blueberries: Reactivity, characterization and removal mechanism of arsenate
    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 145, 69-77
  2. G.C. Cuchiara, B. Rappenglück, M.A. Rubio, E. Lissi, E. Gramsch, R.D. Garreaud
    Modeling study of biomass burning plumes and their impact on urban air quality; a case study of Santiago de Chile
    Atmospheric Environment 166, 79-91

  1. N. Guerrero-Leiva, S.A. Castro, M.A. Rubio, C. Ortiz-Calderón
    Retention of Atmospheric Particulate by Three Woody Ornamental Species in Santiago, Chile
    Water Air Soil Pollut (2016) 227: 435 | Published 8 Nov

  1. J. Reyes, E. Lissi, C. López-Alarcón, M.A. Rubio
    Kinetics of the Anaerobic Reaction of para-Substituted Phenols with Nitrogen Dioxide
    Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 49: 28–36 | Published Jan 2017

  1. E. Gramsch, F. Reyes, Y. Vásquez, P. Oyola, M.A. Rubio
    Prevalence of Freshly Generated Particles during Pollution Episodes in Santiago de Chile
    Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16: 2172–2185, 2016 ; Publiched Sep 2016
  2. P. Palma, R. Calderón, M. Godoya, M.A. Rubio
    Comparative study of two analytical methods to the determination of boron in leachate samples from sanitary landfills and groundwater for routine analysis and feasible on-site environmental monitoring
    International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 96 (7), 627-635; Published (web) 1 May 2016
  3. N. Arancibia-Miranda, S.E. Baltazar, A. García, D. Muñoz-Lira, P. Sepúlveda, M.A. Rubio, D. Altbir
    Nanoscale zero valent supported by Zeolite and Montmorillonite:Template effect of the removal of lead ion from an aqueous solution
    Journal of Hazardous Materials 301 (2016) 371–380; Published 15 Jan 2016

  1. M.A. Rubio, E. Lissi, E. Gramsch, R.D. Garreaud
    Effect of Nearby Forest Fires on Ground Level Ozone Concentrations in Santiago, Chile
    Atmosphere 2015, 6(12), 1926-1938; Published 17 Dec 2015
  2. C. Pizarro, M.A. Rubio, M. Escudey, M.F. Albornoz, D. Muñoz, J. Denardin, J.D. Fabris
    Nanomagnetite-Zeolite Composites in the Removal of Arsenate from Aqueous Systems
    J. Braz. Chem. Soc., Vol. 26, No. 9, 1887-1896, 2015; Published Sep 2015
  3. E. Hugo, J. Reyes, E. Montupil, R. Bridi, E. Lissi, A. Denicola, M.A. Rubio, C. López-Alarcón
    Kinetics of the Reaction of Pyrogallol Red, a Polyphenolic Dye, with Nitrous Acid: Role of .NO and .NO2
    Molecules 2015, 20(6), 10582-10593; Published: 8 Jun 2015

  1. Y. Corrotea, K. Sánchez, M. A. Rubio, P. Richter
    Extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from water simples into a rotating-Disk microextractor and the subsequent determination by gas chromatography-Mass spectometry
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc. 59 (2), 2474-2476
  2. J. Pizarro, M. A. Rubio, E. Ríos and I. Vila
    Concentration level of molybdenum in aquatic systems
    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 23, 159-168
  3. E. Gramsch, F. Reyes, P. Oyola, M. A. Rubio, P. Pérez, R. Martínez
    Particle size distribution and its relationship to black carbon in two urban and one rural site in Santiago de Chile
    Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 64, 7, 785-796
  4. M. A. Rubio and E. Lissi
    Temperature as thumb rule predictor of ozone levels in Santiago de Chile ground air
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc. 59 ( 2), 2427-2431
  5. N. Arancibia-Miranda, S.E. Baltazar, A. García, A.H. Romero, M.A. Rubio, D. Altbir
    Lead removal by nano-scale zero valent iron: surface analysis and pH effect
    Materials Research Bulletin 59 (2014) 341-348; Published Nov 2014
  6. M. A. Rubio, E. Lissi, N. Olivera, J. L. Reyes, C. Lopez-Alarcon
    Reactions of p-Substituted Phenols with Nitrous Acid in Aqueous Solution
    International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 46 (3), 143-150
  7. S. Baltazar, A. García, A.H. Romero, M.A. Rubio, N. Arancibia-Miranda, D. Altbir
    Surface rearrangement of nanoscale zerovalent iron: the role of pH and its implications in the kinetics of arsenate sorption
    Environmental Technology, 2014 Vol. 35, No. 18, 2365–2372; Published (web) 8 Apr 2014

  1. E. Gramsch, G. Le Nir, M. Araya, M.A. Rubio, F. Moreno, P. Oyola
    Influence of large change in public transportation on the black carbon pollution near streets
    Atmospheric Environmental 65, 153-163

  1. R. Dales, S. Cakmak, C. Blanco, M.A. Rubio
    Air pollution and hospitalization for acute complications of diabetes in Chile
    Environmental Internacional, 46, p1-p5

  1. M.A. Rubio, E. Lissi, N. Herrera, V. Pérez, N. Fuentes
    Phenol and Nitrophenols In The Air And Dew Waters Of Santiago De Chile
    Chemosphere, 86, 1035-1039
  2. M.A. Rubio, K. Sánchez and E. Lissi
    Ozone levels associated to the photochemical smog in Santiago of Chile. The elusive rol of hydrocarbons
    J. Chil. Chem. Soc., 54, 1035-1039

  1. J. Pizarro, M.A. Rubio and A. Matta
    Difussion of Fe, Mn, Mo and Sb in the sediment-water interface in a shallow lake, laguna Carén, Santiago (Chile)
    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 12, 2336-2344
  2. M.A. Rubio, E. Lissi, G. Villena, Y.F. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, and P. Wiesen
    Simultaneous measurements of formaldehyde and nitrous acid in dews and gas phase in the atmosphere of Santiago, Chile
    Atmospheric Environment 43, 6106-6109
  3. Y.F. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, E. Lissi, M. Rubio, G. Villena, E. Gramsch, A.R. Rickard, M.J. Pilling and P. Wiesen
    Summertime photochemical ozone formation in Santiago, Chile
    Atmospheric Environment 43, 6398-6407

  1. S. Aravena, C. Pizarro, M.A. Rubio, V.K. Garg, C.R. Graham, M.C. Pereira, and J.D. Fabris
    Using Magnetic Minerals from Volcanic Ultisols as Heterogeneous Fenton Catalysts
    Hyperfine Interactions 195, 35-41
  2. M. Rocco and M.A. Rubio
    Chemical Behavior Of Chromium, Iron, Lead, Molybdenum, Manganese And Zinc In The Surface Water Of Two Urban Lagoons In Santiago, Chile
    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 3, 438
  3. M.A. Rubio, I. Fuenzalida, E. Salinas, E. Lissi, R. Kurtenbach, and P. Wiesen
    Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide concentrations in Santiago de Chile associated with traffic emissions
    Environmental Monitoring and Assesment 162, 209-217
  4. F. Moreno, E. Gramsch, P. Oyola and M.A. Rubio
    Modification in the Soil and Traffic Related Sources of Particle Matter Between 1998 and 2007 in Santiago de Chile
    Journal of Air and Waste Management Assoc. 60, 1410-1421
  5. Y. F. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, E. Lissi, M.A. Rubio, G. Villena, E. Gramsch, A. R. Rickard, M.J. Pilling, and P. Wiesen
    Seasonal Dependence of the Oxidation Capacity of the City of Santiago de Chile
    Atmospheric Environment 44 (2010) 5383–5394; Published Dec 2010

  1. G. Villena, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, P. Wiesen, E. Lissi, M.A. Rubio,G. Croxato, B. Rappenglueck
    Vertical gradients of HONO, NOx and O3 in Santiago de Chile
    Atmospheric Environment 45, 3867-3873
  2. M.A. Rubio, V. Vilches, E. Lissi, G. Villena, Y.F. Elshorbany, J. Kleffmann, R. Kurtenbach, and P. Wiesen
    Rate of nocturnal ozone depletion in downtown Santiago, Chile
    Fresenius environmental Bulletin 20, (5) 1277-1282
  3. S. Cakmak, R. Dales, M.A. Rubio and C. Blanco
    The risk of dying on days of higher air pollution among the socially disadvantaged elderly
    Environmental Research, Vol. 111, 388-393
  4. V. Manzo, C. Pizarro, M.A. Rubio, L.C.D. Cavalcante, V.K. Garg, and J.D. Fabris
    Preparative treatment with NaOH to selectively concentrate iron oxides of a Chilean volcanic soil material to procedure effective heterogeneous Fenton catalyst
    Hyperfine Interactions (DOI: 10.1007/s 10751-011-0368-7)


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