Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus
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PUBLICATIONS (see the publication-list for details)

  • 228 journal articles, including Chem. Rev. (3), Coord. Chem. Rev. (2), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (17), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (12), Phys. Rev. Nature Commun. (1) Lett. (2), ACS Nano (4), Adv. Funct. Mater. (2) and Nano Lett. (3), and 13 book chapters; 1 co-edited book for Wiley. 
  • 50 first-authored, 137 correspondence-authored,over 9100 citations and h-index of 52 by Web of Science (over 11,100 citations and h-index of 56 by Google Scholar)..
  • 11 papers were highlighted or feature by scientific news journals (Nature, Nature Chemistry, Chem. & Eng. News and/or Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Nature China);
  • 23 were highlighted as cover pictures or frontispiece of scientific journals (Angew. Chem., Adv. Funct. Mater., ChemPhysChem, J. Comput. Chem., J. Phys. Chem. A, J. Phys. Chem. C., PCCP, J. Chem. Theory Comput., Naoscale, Chem. Eur. J., J. Mater. Chem. A.).
  • 12 papers received over 100 citations each; Two articles in Chem. Rev. were ranked as “hot paper”, “most-cited” or “most-accessed article” by ACS publications; at least 11 papers were ranked as Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicators of Web of Science.  

News and Highlights


Current Main Research Topics

  • One-dimensional nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanocables, peapods, etc)
  • Novel materials for hydrogen and lithium storage
  • Endohedral metallofullerenes and related endohedral clusters
  • Molecules with novel bonding patterns
    • Planar hypercoordinate carbon and other elements
    • Novel aromaticity
  • Toxicity prediction of nanomaterials
  • Photocatalysis and fuel cell