Jaime González-Álvarez

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Formaldehyde pretreated Pinus pinaster bark was used to sorb Cd2+ and Hg2+ from aqueous solutions. The sorption kinetics showed hyperbolic dependence of the proportion of cation adsorbed on time, and the sorption isotherms were satisfactorily fitted by Freundlich equations, with k and n values showing Hg2+ to be more efficiently sorbed than Cd2+. Except for(More)
This work studies phenol adsorption on Pinus pinaster bark that has been previously treated with formaldehyde in acid medium. The influence of several variables such as solid/liquid ratio, pH and initial concentration of phenol in the solution on the adsorption capacity of the bark has been analysed. A kinetic model based on phenol diffusion within the(More)
Polycationic ionic liquids (ILs) are an attractive class of ILs with great potential applicability as gas chromatography stationary phases. A family of hexacationic imidazolium ILs derived from the cycloalkanol family was chemically first prepared in a straightforward manner and then applied for analytical separation purposes. Four tuneable engineering(More)
The influence of rotary peeling on the different behaviour of tight and loose sides of Eucalyptus globulus veneers has been studied. The presence of lathe checks on the loose sides favours wettability, the contact angle decreasing more rapidly on these sides than on tight sides. Additionally, pine bark tannins improved wettability due to their surfactant(More)
Two polymeric ionic liquids, 3-(but-3″-en-1″-yl)-1-[2'-hydroxycyclohexyl]-1H-imidazol-3-ium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (IL-1) and 1-(2'-hydroxycyclohexyl)-3-(4″-vinylbenzyl)-1H-imidazol-3-ium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (IL-2), have been synthesized by a free radical polymerization reaction and used as coatings for solid-phase microextraction(More)
A chemometric study was carried out to characterize three ionic liquid types (ILs) with hexacationic imidazolium, polymeric imidazolium, and phosphonium cationic cores, using a range of contra-anions such as halogens, thiocyanate, boron anions, triflate, and bistriflimide. The solvation parameter model developed by Abraham et al., unsupervised techniques as(More)
Oxygen pre-treatment of Pinus pinaster acetosolv pulps has been studied as a first step towards TCF bleaching. Using a 2(3) factorial design, the influence of temperature (80-120 degrees C), time (1-2 h) and NaOH concentration (1.5-3%) on pulp yield in the oxygen stage, chemical composition and physical properties of the pulps obtained was studied. Pulps(More)
A novel stability-indicating reversed phase ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled photodiode array gradient method was developed for determination of the nifedipine and related compounds. Furthermore, based on the chromatographic conditions and forced degradation studies performed through the development of the related substances(More)
A Gas Chromatography (GC) method has been developed for the separation and characterization of the different fatty acids in anhydrous milk fat (AMF) by means of an ionic liquid stationary phase, characterized by a monocationic imidazolium salt derived from L-phenylalanine. The inner surface of a fused silica capillary column was modified using this ionic(More)
Seven new functionalized polymerizable ionic liquids were chemically prepared, and later applied for the preparation of polymeric stationary phases in gas chromatography. These coated GC columns, which exhibited good thermal stabilities (240-300°C) and very high efficiencies (3120-4200 plates/m), have been characterized using the Abraham solvation parameter(More)