PhD Theses

Ana Begoña Buades will defend her PhD Thesis on Thursday, 28 Jan 2021 at 10 am

The PhD researcher Ana Begoña Buades, from the Inorganic Materials And Catalysis Lab at ICMAB, will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday, 28 January 2021, at 10 am in an online session. The PhD Thesis Defense will be held by videoconference from the ICMAB meeting room.

17 January 2021

Metallacarboranes: Synthesis of Boron-Heteroatom Derivatives and Applications in Energy and Magnetism


by Ana Begoña Buades Martín, Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Lab, ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Online session from the ICMAB Meeting Room. Register here to attend the Defense by Zoom. 

Abstract: This thesis starts to introduce the reader to the boron chemistry world with the synthesis and characterization of the first boron compound in 1912. Then, we show the potential of theoretical and experimental chemistry to understand the nature of the B-C bond formation in few seconds, using trytilbromide instead of the usual palladium catalyst or iodinate. In addition, the research provides the synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of bipyridine derivatives of COSAN and/or FESAN to study the number of electrons able to be accepted in reversible way. We also present the highest chlorinated derivatives of COSAN synthesized since the date. The research includes a study of their behaviour as electrocatalysts for water electrolysis and catalytic power, demonstrating the high potential of these compounds for water oxidation processes. Finally, we take advantage of the unpair electron of FESAN to study its properties as Single-Molecule Magnet (SMM) and assess its potential applications as a qubit for quantum computing.


  • Francesc Teixidor, LMI group, ICMAB

PhD Committee:

  • President: Emilia Morallón, Universidad de Alicante
  • Secretary: Jordi Faraudo, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Vocal: Hong Yan, City University of Hong Kong

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Chemistry

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