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

  • 240 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. (4), and 14 book chapters; 1 co-edited book for Wiley. 
  • 50 first-authored, 144 correspondence-authored,over 10,400 citations and h-index of 54 by Web of Science (over 12,600 citations and h-index of 57 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

  • Carbon graphene and inorganic graphene analogues – Towards molecular electronics, nano-devices and advanced materials for energy storage and conversion
  • Nanocatalysis –Towards more efficient and environmentally benign catalysts
  • Computational nanotoxicity – Towards understanding and predicting nano-safety and toxicity
  • Computational environmental chemistry – Removal of emerging pollutants from water system 
  • 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