DR. DALICE PIÑERO
- BS in Natural Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, USA
- Ph. D. from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, USA
- Postdoctoral Fellow at CNRS-Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, France.
- Postdoctoral Fellow at Institut de Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes, France.
Metal complexes with applications in nanomedicine and environmental nanotechnology.
The Piñero Group’s efforts are directed towards the study of new metal complexes formed from the modification of four families of ligands: dithiolenes, salen-type, phthalocyanines, and pyrazoles. We are interested in the tuning of the magnetic and electrochemical properties of the complexes synthesized by directly functionalizing the ligands and connecting the building units with paramagnetic linkers. The study of each complex brings new fundamental questions to be answered by the in-depth study of their structural, spectroscopic magnetic, and electrochemical characterization. The research activity of the group is directed towards the PIs four projects in Materials Science and Nanomedicine concerning the topics of molecular magnets, theragnostic agents coupling Photothermal Therapy and MRI, and Nanosensors.