The University of Texas at El Paso


# Publications

Hydrogen Gas Generation by a Metal-Free Fluorinated Porphyrin
Yanyu Wu, Nancy Rodríguez-López, Dino Villagrán, Chemical Science,  2018,


High dispersions of carbon nanotubes on cotton-cellulose benzoate fibers with enhanced electrochemical generation of reactive oxygen species in water
Julio E. Padilla, Joshua Melendez, Luis A. Barrera, Yanyu Wu, Karen Ventura, Jose M. Veleta, Md. Tariqul Islam, Carmen A. Chavez, Sai Krishna Katla, Dino Villagrán, Juan C. Noveron Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2017

40 3D printing of BaTiO3/PVDF composites with electric in situ poling for pressure sensor applications
Hoejin Kim, Fernando Torres, Dino Villagran, Calvin Stewart, Yirong Lin, Tzu‐Liang Bill Tseng, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering,  2017, 302 (11)
39 Electrocatalytic hydrogen gas generation by cobalt molybdenum disulfide (CoMoS2) synthesized using alkyl-containing thiomolybdate precursors
Yanyu Wu, M. Zarei-Chaleshtori, Brenda Torres, Thamina Akter, Carlos Diaz-Moreno, Geoffrey B. Saupe, Jorge A Lopez, Russell R. Chianelli, Dino Villagrán. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42 20669-20676 DOI:
38 Integrated 3D printing and corona poling process of PVDF piezoelectric films for pressure sensor application.
H. Kim, F. Torres, Y. Wu, D. Villagran, Y. Lin, T.L.B. Tseng, Smart Materials and Structures 2017, 26, 080527; DOI:
37 Introducing Students to Inner Sphere Electron Transfer Concepts through Electrochemistry Studies in Diferrocene Mixed-Valence Systems
Karen Ventura, Mark B. Smith, Jacob R. Prat, Lourdes, E. Echegoyen, Dino Villagrán J. Chem. Ed. 2017, 94, 526-529, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00642
36 Green Synthesis of Magnetic MOF@GO and MOF@CNT Hybrid Nanocomposites with High Adsorption Capacity towards Organic Pollutants.
  V. Jabbari, J.M. Veleta, M. Zarei-Chaleshtori, J. Gardea-Torresdey, D. Villagrán, Chem. Eng. J. , 2016, 774-783  10.1016/j.cej.2016.06.034
35 [U(bipy)4]: A Mistaken Case of U(0)?
S. Fortier, J. Veleta, A. Pialat, J. Le Roy, K.B. Ghiassi, M.M. Olmstead, A. Metta‐Magaña, M. Murugesu, D. Villagrán. Chemistry–A European Journal 2016, 22, 1931-1936 doi: 10.1002/chem.201504982
34 Enhanced charge carrier efficiency and solar light-induced photocatalytic activity of TiO 2 nanoparticles through doping of silver nanoclusters and C–N–S nonmetals.
  V Jabbari, M Hamadanian, S Karimzadeh, D Villagrán. J. of Ind. and Eng. Chem.  2016, 35,  132–139 doi:10.1016/j.jiec.2015.12.026

Unprecedented W2(0) quadruply bonded complex supported by π‐donor ligands
Karen Ventura, Jacob Prat, Luis M. Aguirre Quintana, Alan Goos, Dino Villagrán.  Chemical Communications, 2016, 52 (20), 3974-3976


In,V-codoped TiO2 nanocomposite prepared via a photochemical reduction technique as a novel high efficiency visible-light-driven nanophotocatalyst
V. Jabbari, M. Hamadanian, A. Reisi-Vanani, P. Razi, S. Hoseinifardc and D. Villagran. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 78128 DOI: 10.1039/c5ra13179k


Synthesis of Cysteine, Cobalt and Copper-doped TiO2 Nanophotocatalysts with Excellent Visible-Light-Induce Photocatalytic Activity Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Hamadanian, Masood; Karimzadeh, Sajad; Jabbari, Vahid ; Villagrán, Dino. Mater. Sci. in Semicond. Process. 2015, 41, 168-176 DOI: 10.1016/j.mssp.2015.06.085


Stabilization of a W26+ Bimetallic Complex Supported by Two N,N’,N’’-Triphenylguanidinate Ligands
Ventura, Karen, Veleta, Jose M., Metta-Magaña, Alejandro, Villagrán, Dino, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2015 424, 286-292 DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2014.09.019


Manipulating Magnetism: Naked Ru25+ Paddlewheels Devoid of Axial Interactions
Chiarella, Gina; Cotton, F. Albert; Murillo, Carlos; Ventura, Karen; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9580–9589. . DOI: 10.1021/ja5020647


Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation of cis-Diphenyl Pyridineamine Platinum(II) Complexes as Potential Anti-Breast Cancer Agents
Gamboa Varela, Jacqueline; De Chatterjee, Atasi; Guevara, Priscilla; Ramirez, Verenice; Metta-Magaña, Alejandro; Villagrán, Dino; Varela-Ramírez, Armando; Das, Siddhartha; Nunez, Jose, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2014. DOI 10.1007/s00775-014-1133-6

Before UTEP

Pacman and Hangman Cobalt Tetraazamacrocycles
Lee, Chang Hoon; Villagrán, Dino; Cook, Timothy R.; Peters, Jonas C.; Nocera, Daniel G. ChemSusChem. 2013 . 6, 1541-1544


Iron in a trigonal tris(alkoxide) ligand environment
Chambers, Matthew; Groysman, Stanislav; Villagran, Dino; Nocera, Daniel, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 3159-3169


Dinitrogen binding at vanadium in a tris(alkoxide) ligand environment
Groysman, Stanislav.; Villagrán, Dino; Freedman, Dana E.; Nocera, Daniel G. Chem. Comm. 2011


Pseudotetrahedral d(0), d(1), and d(2) metal-oxo cores within a tris(alkoxide) platform.
Groysman, Stanislav, Villagrán, Dino, Nocera, Daniel G. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 10759-61


Decarbonylation of Ethanol to Methane, Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen by a [PNP]Ir Complex.
Melnick, Jonathan G.; Radosevich, Alexander T.; Villagrán, Dino; Nocera, Daniel G. Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 79-81


Synthesis, Structures and Properties of 1,2,4,5-Benzenetetrathiolate Linked Group 10 Metal Complexes
Arumugam, Kuppuswamy; Shaw, Mohamed; Chandrasekaran, P.; Villagrán, Dino; Gray, Thomas; Mague, Joel; Donahue, James. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48 10591-10607


A Convergent Approach to the Synthesis of Multimetallic Dithiolene Complexes.
Arumugam, Kuppuswamy; Yu, Rongmin; Villagrán, Dino; Gray, Thomas G.; Mague, Joel T.; Donahue, James P. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47(13), 5570-5572


A Two-Step Synthesis to the Most Easily Ionized Molecule.
Cotton, F. A.; Donahue, J. P.; Huang, P.; Murillo, C. A.; Villagrán, D.; Inorg. Synth. 2008. Submitted


Inelastic neutron scattering study of a quantum spin trimer.
Stone, Mathew B.; Fernandez- Alonso, F.; Adroja, D. T.; Dalal, Naresh S.; Villagrán, Dino; Cotton, F. Albert; Nagler, S. E. Phys. Rev. B. 2007, 75(21), 214427-214427


How Small Variations in Crystal Interactions Affect Macroscopic Properties.
Cotton, F. Albert; Herrero, Santiago; Jimenez-Aparicio, Reyes; Murillo, Carlos A.; Urbanos, Francisco A.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(42), 12666-12667


A Fractional Bond Order of ½ in Pd25+-Formamidinate Species; The Value of Very High-Field EPR Spectra.
Berry, John. F.; Eckhard, Bill; Bothe, E.; Cotton, F. Albert.; Dalal, Naresh S.; Ibragimov, Sergey. A.; Kaur, N.; Liu, Chun Y.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Nellutla, S.; North, J. M.; Villagrán, Dino. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(5), 1393-1401


Uniquely Strong Electronic Communication between [Mo2] Units Linked by Dioxolene Dianions.
Cotton, F. Albert; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino; Yu, Rongmin. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006; 128(10), 3281-3290


A Diamagnetic Dititanium(III) Paddlewheel Complex with no Direct Metal-Metal Bond.
Mendiratta, Arjun; Cummins, Christopher C.; Cotton, F. Albert; Ibragimov, Sergey A.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino. Inorg. Chem. 2006. 45(11), 4328-4330


Metal-Metal Bonding in Mixed Valence Ni25+ Complexes and Spectroscopic Evidence for a Ni26+ Species.
Berry, J. F.; Bothe, E.; Cotton, F. A.; Ibragimov, S. A.; Murillo, C. A.; Villagrán, D.; Wang, Xi. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45(11), 4396-4406


Strong Electronic Interaction between Two Dimolybdenum Units Linked by a Tetraazatetracene.
Cotton, F. Albert; Li, Zhong; Liu, Chun Y.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45(2), 767-778


Facilitating Access to the Most Easily Ionized Molecule: An Improved Synthesis of the Key Intermediate, W2(hpp)4Cl2, and Related Compounds.
Cotton, F. Albert; Donahue, James P.; Gruhn, Nadine E.; Lichtenberger, Dennis L.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Timmons, Daren. J.; Van Dorn, Laura O.; Villagrán, Dino; X. Wang. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45(1), 201-213


Expeditious Access to the Most Easily Ionized Closed-shell Molecule, W2(hpp)4.
Cotton, F. Albert; Donahue, James P.; Lichtenberger, Dennis L.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(31), 10808-10809


Strong Electronic Coupling between Mo2n+ Units: The Oxidation Products of [Mo2(DAniF)3]2(µ– H)2 and Mo2(DAniF)4.
Cotton, F. Albert; Donahue, James P.; Huang, Penglin; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2005. 631(13-14) 2606-2612


Structural and Magnetic Evidence Concerning Spin Crossover in Formamidinate Compounds with Ru25+ Cores.
Angaridis, Panagiotis; Cotton, F. Albert; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(14), 5008-5009


Modeling Spin Interactions in a Cyclic Trimer and a Cuboidal Co4O4 Core with Co(II) in Tetrahedral and Octahedral Environments.
Berry, John F.; Cotton, F. Albert; Liu, Chun Y.; Lu, Tongbu; Murillo, Carlos A.; Tsukerblat, Boris S.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(13), 4895-4902


Paramagnetic Precursors for Supramolecular Assemblies: Selective Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Electrochemical and Magnetic Properties of Ru2(O2CMe)4-n(formamidinate)nCl Complexes, n = 1-4.
Angaridis, Panagiotis; Cotton, F. Albert; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping. Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43(26), 8290-8300


Paramagnetism at Ambient Temperature, Diamagnetism at Low Temperature in a Ru26+ Core: Structural Evidence for Zero-Field Splitting.
Cotton, F. Albert; Murillo, Carlos A.; Reibenspies, Joseph H.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping; Wilkinson, Chad C. Inorganic Chemistry 2004, 43(26), 8373-8378


Strong Electronic Coupling between Dimolybdenum Units Linked by the N,N'-Dimethyloxamidate Anion in a Molecule Having a Heteronaphthalene-like Structure.
Cotton, F. Albert; Liu, Chun Y.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126(45), 14822- 14831


Reaction Products of W(CO)6 with Formamidines; Electronic Structure of a W2(µ-CO)2 Core with Unsymmetric Bridging Carbonyls.
Cotton, F. Albert; Donahue, James P.; Hall, Michael B.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino. Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43(22), 6954-6964


Dicarboxylato-bridged diruthenium units in two different oxidation states: the first step towards the synthesis of Creutz-Taube analogs with dinuclear Ru2n+ species.
Angaridis, Panagiotis; Berry, John F.; Cotton, F. Albert; Lei, Peng; Lin, Chun; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino. Inorg. Chem. Comm. 2003, 2004, 7(1), 9-13


Modifying Electronic Communication in Dimolybdenum Units by Linkage Isomers of Bridged Oxamidate Dianions.
Cotton, F. Albert; Liu, Chun Y.; Murillo, Carlos A.; Villagrán, Dino; Wang, Xiaoping. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125(44), 13564-13575


Finite Group Theory for Large Systems. 2. Generating Relations and Irreducible Representations for the Icosahedral Point Group.
Ih. Ellzey, M. Lawrence, Jr.; Villagrán, Dino. J. of Chem. Info. and Comput. Sci., 2003, 43(6), 1763-1770