Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Carolina Vargas Fernández received her BSc and MSc in Organic Chemistry in 1999 at the Complutense University of Madrid and her PhD in 2005 (Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid). From 2000 to 2005 she had worked as assistant lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the Rey Juan Carlos University obtaining her PhD with a thesis work on heterogeneization of Mn(salen) catalysts over mesostructured silica for Fine Chemistry reactions. In 2003 she did pre-doctoral research work at CNRS in Montpellier (France) under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Brunel, and during 2006 she did post-doctoral research work in Green Chemistry Group at The University of York (UK). Since 2007 she has been working as a lecturer of the Chemical and Environmental Technology Department at the Rey Juan Carlos University, up to date. Her main research lines are focused on the synthesis, characterization and catalytic application in Fine Chemistry processes of chiral catalysts immobilized in organically-functionalized mesostructured materials and nanozeolites with different structures.

New approach for biological synthesis of reduced graphene oxide

Vargas, C.; Simarro, R.; Reina, J. A.; Bautista, L. F.; Molina, M. C.; González-Benítez, N.

Novel antimicrobial agents as alternative to chlorine with potential applications in the fruit and vegetable processing industry

Pablos, C.; Romero, A.; de Diego, A.; Vargas, C.; Bascón, I.; Pérez-Rodríguez, F.; Marugán, J.

Effect of hierarchical porosity in Beta zeolites on the Beckmann rearrangement of oximes

Linares, M.; Vargas, C.; García, A.; Ochoa-Hernández, C.; Cejka, J.; García-Muñoz, R. A.; Serrano, D. P.

Assessment of biocides and ultrasound treatment to avoid bacterial growth in diesel fuel

Bautista, L. F.; Vargas, C.; González, N.; Molina, M. C.; Simarro, R.; Salmerón, A.; Murillo, Y.

Bioremediation techniques for naproxen and carbamazepine elimination. Toxicity evaluation test

Molina, M. C.; González, N.; Simarro, R.; Bautista, L. F.; Vargas, C.; García-Cambero, J. P.; Díaz, E. M.; Arrayás, M.; Quijano, M.A.

  • Chemistry Today, 34 (2), 52-55 (2016)

Physical and chemical treatments to prevent the growth of microorganisms in diesel fuel storage tanks

Bautista, L. F.; Vargas, C.; González, N.; Molina, M. C.; Simarro, R.; Salmerón, A.; Murillo, Y.

  • Chemistry Today, 32 (3), 56-61 (2014)

Efecto de la concentración de surfactante y de la temperatura en la biodegradación de naftaleno, antraceno y fenantreno por Enterobacter sp., Pseudomonas sp. Y Stenotrophomonas sp. Aislados de un consorcio degradador de HAP

González, N.; Bautista, L. F.; Molina, C.; Simarro, R. Vargas, C.; Flores, R.

  • Anales de Qumica, 109(3), 182-187 (2013)

Oxidation of heavy 1- olefins (C12= - C20=) with TBHP using a modified Wacker system

Escola, J. M.; Botas, J. A.; Vargas, C.; Bravo, M.

Nanocrystalline ZSM-5: A catalyst with high activity and selectivity for epoxide rearrangement reactions

Serrano, D. P.; van Grieken, R.; Melero, J. A.; García, A.; Vargas, C.

A comparison of methods for the heterogenization of the chiral Jacobsen catalyst on mesostructured SBA-15 supports

Serrano, D. P.; Aguado, J.; Vargas, C.

Modified Wacker TBHP oxidation of 1-dodecene

Escola, J. M.; Botas, J. A.; Aguado, J.; Serrano, D. P.; Vargas, C.; Bravo, M.

Enantioselective styrene epoxidation using the Jacobsen catalyst immobilized on funcionalized SBA-15

Serrano, D. P.; Aguado, J.; García, R. A.; Vargas, C.

  • Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 158, 1493-1500 (2005)