Assistant professor

Office: FB 135-C
Phone: (787) 764-0000
E-mail: dalice.pinerocruz@uprrp.edu


­­­­­­­­2009 - Ph. D. from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, USA

2001 - BS in Natural Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, USA




2009-2010 CNRS-Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, France. Supervisor: Corine Mathonière

20010-2011 Institut de Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes, France. Supervisor Marc Fourmigué

2011-2012 CNRS-Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS Bordeuax, France. Supervisor: Rodolphe Clérac

Research interests

My group’s work is directed towards the synthesis of coordination complexes and multidimensional networks for the study of their physic-chemical, electrochemical and magnetic properties.
Two projects are currently being developed:
i) Molecular Magnets and Nanomaterials for applications in memory devices following a Rotationally-Oriented Ligand Design (ROLD) approach
ii) Synthesis of Novel Non-toxic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents from protected Metallo-dithiolenes.
Students interested in working on these projects may send their CV to the contact information.

Selected publications

D. Piñero; P. Baran; R. Boca; R. Herchel; M. Klein; R. G. Raptis; F. Renz; Y. Sanakis, “A pyrazolate-supported Fe33-O)- core; structural, spectroscopic, electrochemical and magnetic study” Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 10981-10989.

G. Ferraudi; D. Piñero; I. Chakraborty; R. G. Raptis; A. G. Lappin; N. Berlin, “Mechanistic and energetic aspects of the thermal and photochemical redox chemistry of the octanuclear cubane complexes, FeIII84-O4)(pyrazolate)12X4 (X = Cl or Br)” J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 5702-5709.

A. Famengo; D. Piñero; O. Jeannin; T. Guizouarn; M. Fourmigué, ‘’Paramagnetic dithiolene complexes as metallo-ligands: ether/thioether coordination’’ Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 1441–1443.

I.-R. Jeon; S. Calancea; A. Panja; D. Piñero; P. Dechambenoit; C. Coulon; A. Wattiaux; P. Rosa; C. Mathonière; R. Clérac, “Spin crossover or intra-molecular electron transfer in a cyanido-bridged Fe/Co dinuclear dumbbell: a matter of state”, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2463-2470.

D. Piñero, D. N. Woodruff, I. Jeon, I. Bhowmick, M. Secu, E. A. Hillard, P. Dechambenoit, R Clérac, “Switching off the SMM properties of the [(CoII(Me6TREN)(OH2)]2+ module by complexation with trans-[RuIII(salen)(CN)2]“, submitted to New Journal of Chemistry.