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RESEARCH AT THE INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY Jim Josephus G. Minglana Institute of Chemistry University of the Philippines Diliman jminglana@chem.upd.edu.ph 04 July 2008 Ph.D. FACULTY MEMBERS (28) Analytical Chemistry (9) Lilibeth C. Coo Florian R. Del Mundo Ma. Pythias Espino

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research at the institute of chemistry

RESEARCH AT THE INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY

Jim Josephus G. Minglana

Institute of Chemistry

University of the Philippines Diliman

jminglana@chem.upd.edu.ph

04 July 2008

ph d faculty members 28
Ph.D. FACULTY MEMBERS (28)
  • Analytical Chemistry (9)
    • Lilibeth C. Coo
    • Florian R. Del Mundo
    • Ma. Pythias Espino
    • Cynthia Grace C. Gregorio
    • Cherrie B. Pascual
    • Leni L. Quirit
    • Carina Ramos
    • Jose S. Solis
    • Florenda S. Valera
slide3
Biochemistry (2)
    • Flerida A. Cariño
    • Jong Wha Lee
  • Inorganic Chemistry (4)
    • Ofelia Giron
    • Jim Josephus G. Minglana
    • Leon M. Payawan Jr.
    • Eva Marie A. Ratilla
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Organic Chemistry (10)
    • Evangeline C. Amor
    • Susan R. Arco
    • Florecita S. De Guzman
    • Mary Ann E. Arias
    • Amelia P. Guevara
    • Christine C. Hernandez
    • Titos A. O. Quibuyen
    • Portia Mahal G. Sabido
    • Florentino C. Sumera
    • Irene M. Villaseñor
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Physical Chemistry (3)
    • Claro T. Llaguno
    • Elma C. Llaguno
    • Guillermo M. Nuesca
m s faculty member 1
M.S. Faculty Member (1)
  • Ian Harvey J. Arellano
    • Inorganic/Materials Chemistry
research areas according to how the researchers group themselves
Research Areas According to How the Researchers Group Themselves
  • Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Lab
  • Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Instrumentation Lab
  • Bioactive Metabolites Lab
  • Bioorganic and Natural Products Lab 
  • Chemical Sensors and Flow Injection Analysis Lab
  • Computational and Theoretical Chem
  • Lipid Lab 
  • Organometallic and Materials Chemistry Research Lab
  • Polymer Materials Lab
  • Wet Works Synthetic Organic Lab
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry 
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Nature of Chemistry Research

Traditional Groupings Multidisciplinary

Analytical Chemistry Bio-Analytical

Computational Chemistry

Biochemistry Drug Design

Nanotechnology

Inorganic ChemistryPolymer & Materials

Organometallic Chemistry

Organic ChemistrySurfaces and catalysis

Instrumentation

Physical Chemistry Bio-Inorganic

Environmental

Natural products

suggested applications based research thrusts
Suggested Applications-basedResearch Thrusts
  • Sensing
  • Energy Generation
  • Drug Discovery and Design
    • To change every 3-5 (?) years
    • To be reviewed yearly
proposed research scheme
Proposed Research Scheme

Current Research LabsResearch Thrusts

Anal. & Environ. Chem.

Anal. & Chem. Instru.Sensing

Bioactive Metabolites

Bioorganic & Nat. Prod.

Chem. Sensors & Flow Energy Generation

Injection Anal.

Comput. and Theoretical

LipidDrug Discovery &

Organomet. & Mater. Chem. Design

Polymer Materials

Wet Works Synthetic Organic

Synthetic Organic

synthetic inorganic and catalysis laboratory
Synthetic Inorganic and Catalysis Laboratory
  • Development of Transition Metal Catalysts for the Electrochemical Reductionof Carbon Dioxide
  • Spectroelectrochemical Properties of Transition Metal Clusters
  • Development of Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Organic-Based Pollutants
  • Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization using Aqueous OrganorutheniumCatalysts
synthetic inorganic and catalysis lab
Synthetic Inorganic and Catalysis Lab
  • Development of transition metal catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO2
  • Spectroelectrochemical

properties of

transition metal

clusters

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Development of photocatalysts for the degradation of organic-based pollutants

  • Ring opening metathesis polymerization using aqueous organoruthenium catalysts
wet works synthetic organic chemistry laboratory
WET WORKS - SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
  • Development of organic reactions in aqueous media
  • Development of organic reactions in environmentally benign solvents
  • Synthesis of water-tolerant chiral catalysts
  • Synthesis of therapeutic compounds and chemical intermediates
  • Synthesis of natural products
  • Synthesis of organic compounds with extreme redox, interesting photo-physical and –chemical properties
liquid crystals research laboratory
Liquid Crystals Research Laboratory
  • Development of novel liquid crystalline materials

e.g. Ferroelectric LC, Banana-Shaped LC

  • Structure-activity studies through molecular modeling and computational chemistry
iscrl inorganic synthesis computational research laboratories
ISCRL: INORGANIC SYNTHESIS & COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES
  • Development of new hybrid materials
  • Structure-activity studies through molecular modeling and computational chemistry
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RESEARCH FOCUS
  • Development of new mesoporous hybrid materials
  • Structure-activity studies through molecular modeling and computational chemistry.

ISCRL

:INORGANIC SYNTHESIS &

COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES

aecl organic matter in the environment
AECL - Organic Matter in the Environment

Isolation, Structure Elucidation and Mechanisms of Action in the Environment

  • Humic Substances in the Philippines Environment
  • Organic Matter in the Environment
analytical and environmental research laboratory
Analytical and Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Potentiometric Sensor Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymer
  • Chemically Modified Electrodes for Selective Detectionof Environmentally SignificantSubstances
  • Pesticide Sensors Based on Polysiloxane Modified Graphite Paste Electrodes
  • Pervaporation-Flow Injection Methods for the Determination of Sulfur Dioxide/Sulfite in Food and Air samples
analytical and environmental research laboratory22
Analytical and Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Phytoremediation
  • Heavy metals pollution
    • Rivers
    • Landfills
    • Mussels and oyster
  • Development of optical chemical sensors for the determination of heavy metals
  • Wasted feeds as source of organic and inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus in a marine environment
analytical and environmental research laboratory23
Analytical and Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Method comparison in the determination of Pb, Cr, and Cd contents in Tuna from Quezon and Davao
  • Investigation of levels of BHT (antioxidant) in different food products by High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography
  • UV radiation treatment of POPs pesticides and persistent toxic substances (PTS)
  • Analysis of bromate and disinfection by-products in recreational and drinking water
analytical and environmental research laboratory24
Analytical and Environmental Research Laboratory
  • Methods development for the analysis

of pesticides in water, soil and sediment

  • Fate and behavior studies of pesticides and their transformation products in the environment
  • Determination of Carbamate Residues in Philippine Agricultural Soil and River Water
  • Analysis of Disinfection By-products in Metro Manila Drinking Water
  • Biosensors
natural products research laboratory
NATURAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH LABORATORY
  • Antimicrobial Constituent(s) from Planchonia sp./Excoecaria sp.
  • Discovery and Development of Anticancer Drugs and other Agents for Immuno-Liposome-Mediated Delivery to Breast Cancer Cells: PHILFLORA
  • Secondary Metabolites from Albizia Species
  • Anti-Genotoxic Compounds from L. leucocephala
  • Anti-Diabetic Compounds from Philippine Medicinal Plants
bioactive metabolite laboratory
BIOACTIVE METABOLITE LABORATORY
  • Isolation and structure elucidation of biologically active metabolites from Philippine microalgae and entomopathogenic fungi
polymer chemistry laboratory
POLYMER CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
  • Surface Active Antimicrobial Polyurethane
  • Biodegradable Polymers from Coconut Fatty Acids
  • Light-Induced Amphiphilic and Antimicrobial Surface Properties of Polyaniline Film
  • Visible Light-Induced Hydrogen Gas Production from Conducting Polymer Assisted Photolysis of Water and Water Mixtures
biochemistry research laboratory
BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH LABORATORY
  • Mutagenicity and Clastogenicity Potential of Drug Preparations from Philippine Medicinal plants
  • Study on B2-microglobulin (B2m) fibril formation
  • Study on the encapsulation of anti-cancer drugs using immunoliposomes

for drug delivery

biomolecular resources research laboratory
BIOMOLECULAR RESOURCES RESEARCH LABORATORY
  • Enzyme Biotechnology for pesticide degradation
  • Hydrolytic enzymes from Metarhizium anisopliae
  • Biomarkers research from Gafrarium dispar and Oxyrichthys microlensis.
o rgano m etallic and m aterials c hemistry ommc research lab
Organometallic and Materials Chemistry (OmMC) Research Lab
  • Research in organometallic chemistry, catalysis, materials, coordination chemistry, and related topics
o rgano m etallic and m aterials c hemistry ommc research lab31
Organometallic and Materials Chemistry (OmMC) Research Lab

Ru3(CO)12 + excess Ph3SiH 

Selected Spectral Data of Product

IR: 2000-2150 cm-1 (CO)

1H NMR: -17.8 ppm (RuH)

Mass: 1100 [M - 2H]+ m/z

Focus on the metal-silicon bond: new discoveries…

nanostructures and surface chemistry research laboratory
NANOSTRUCTURES AND SURFACE CHEMISTRY RESEARCH LABORATORY
  • Zeolite/[Ru(bpy)3]2+/TiO2 nanoparticles
  • Photovoltaic Thin Film from Polypyrrole Micro-array in Al2O3 Template
  • Bacteriorhodopsin L-b-L Growth