Marta E. G. Mosquera

Universidad de Alcalá, Spain


Marta Elena González Mosquera graduated in chemistry from Oviedo University, Oviedo, Spain, where she carried out her Ph.D. degree on Ru(II) complexes bearing P-donors ligands. After her Ph.D. degree, she moved to Cambridge University to join Professor D. S. Wright’s group where her research was focused on main group chemistry, in particular, on polymetallic compounds of alkali metals and group 13–15 elements containing N- and P-donor ligands. In 1999, she returned to the University of Oviedo as an Assistant Professor, where she worked on diphosphine carbenes studying their possibilities as intermediates for the synthesis of new functionalized phosphine derivatives. Finally, in 2003, she moved to Alcalá University as an Associate Professor. Her current fields of research are organometallic, coordination, and structural chemistry. Her efforts are oriented towards three different areas: the first one focuses on homo- and heterometallic aluminium compounds active in catalytic processes. This work involves the design and synthesis of new mono- and polymetallic species containing group 13 and alkaline metals and the study of their activity in catalytic processes of polymerization of functionalized monomers and copolymerization with CO2. Within coordination chemistry, her research is oriented to the preparation of new metal-organic frameworks (MOF) containing transition or main group metals with multifunctionalized ligands and the analysis of the effect of the additional functional groups in the final structure and in their behavior in reactions of postsynthesis functionalization. Also, recently, her interest has expanded to the study of systems showing weak interactions in solid state such as halogen bonding.

Biography Updated on 31 March 2013

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