Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Victoria Morales obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Chemical Engineering at Castilla La-Mancha University de Ciudad Real (2001) and received his Ph.D. in 2008 (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) working on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic-inorganic mesostructured materials for supporting Sharpless catalyst. He has occupied several teaching positions in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Technology, starting in 2003 as PhD student, becoming teaching assistant in 2006 and assistant professor since 2008. He has been visiting researcher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (France) in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Brunel; at the Department of Chemical Engineering in the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA) in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Brad F. Chmelka. His main research lines are focused on the synthesis, characterization and catalytic application of organically-functionalized mesostructured materials, mesoporous hybrid materials for supporting Sharpless catalyst and its catalytic behaviour in oxidation and sulfoxidation asymmetric reactions.
Modelling the adsorption and controlled release of drugs from the pure and amino surface-functionalized mesoporous silica hosts

Martín, A.; Morales, V.; Ortiz-Bustos, J.; Pérez-Garnes, M.; Bautista, L. F.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Sanz, R.

Surface-functionalization of mesoporous SBA-15 silica materials for controlled release of methylprednisolone sodium hemisuccinate: Influence of functionality type and strategies of incorporation

Ortiz-Bustos, J.; Martín, A.; Morales, V.; Sanz, R.; García-Muñoz, R. A.

Correlating surface-functionalization of mesoporous silica with adsorption and release of pharmaceutical guest species

Morales, V.; Idso, M. N.; Balabasquer, M.; Chmelka, B.; García-Muñoz, R. A.

New Drug-Structure-Directing Agent concept: Inherent pharmacological activity combined with templating solid and hollow-shell mesostructured silica nanoparticles

Morales, V.; Gutiérrez-Salmerón, M.; Balabasquer, M. ; Ortiz-Bustos, J.; Chocarro-Calvo, A.; García-Jiménez, C.; García-Muñoz, R. A.

Chemical adhesion of polyalkenoate-based adhesives to Hydroxyapatite

Sezinando, A.; Linares, M.; Morales, V.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Ceballos, L.; Perdigâo, J.

Enzymatic production of biodiesel from Nannochloropsis gaditana microalgae using immobilized lipases in mesoporous materials

Bautista, L. F.; Vicente, G.; Mendoza, A.; González, S.; Morales, V.

Opportunities for Nannochloropsis gaditana biomass through the isolation of its components and biodiesel production

Mendoza, A.; Vicente, G.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, V.

Cancer diagnosis by breath analysis - what is the future?

García-Mun~oz, R. A.; Morales, V.; Toledano, A.

Influence of the Structural and Textural Properties of Ordered Mesoporous Materials and Hierarchical Zeolitic Supports on the Controlled Release of Methylprednisolone Hemisuccinate

García-Muñoz, R. A.; Morales, V.; Linares, M.; González, P. E.; Sanz, R.; Serrano, D. P.

Volatile organic compounds analysis in breath air in healthy volunteers and patients suffering epidermoid laryngeal carcinomas

García, R. A.; Morales, V.; Martín, S.; Vilches, E.; Toledano, A.

Synthesis of helical and supplementary chirally doped PMO materials. Suitable catalysts for asymmetric synthesis

García-Muñoz, R. A.; Morales, V.; Linares, M.; Rico-Oller, B.

Simultaneous synthesis of modified Binol-periodic mesoporous organosilica SBA-15 type material. Application as catalysts in asymmetric sulfoxidation reactions

Morales, V.; Villajos, J. A.; García, R. A.

One-step synthesis of a thioester chiral PMO and its use as a catalyst in asymmetric oxidation reactions

García, R. A.; Morales, V.; Garcés, T.

Zr-SBA-15 as an efficient acid catalyst for FAME production from crude palm oil

Iglesias, J.; Melero, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Morales, G.; Sánchez-Vázquez, R.; Andreola, M. T.; Lizarraga-Fernández, A.

Synthesis and characterization of SBA-15 materials functionalized with olefinic groups and subsequent modification through oxidation procedures

van Grieken, R.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, V.; García, R. A.

Synthesis of chiral periodic mesoporous silicas incorporating tartrate derivatives in the framework and their use in asymmetric sulfoxidation

García, R. A.; van Grieken, R.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, V.; Gordillo, D.

Functionalization of SBA-15 by an Acid-Catalyzed Approach. A Surface Characterization Study

García, N.; Benito, E.; Guzmán, J.; Tiemblo, P.; Morales, V.; García, R. A.

  • Microporous and Mesoporous Matererials, 106, 129-139 (2007)

Direct Synthesis and post-oxidation of SBA-15 and MCM-41 functionalized with butenyl groups

García, R.A.; van Grieken, R.; Iglesias, J.; Morales, V.; Martín, J.