Jaime J. Ruiz

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Tri- and nonaferrocenyl thiol dendrons have been synthesized and used to assemble dendronized gold nanoparticles either by the ligand-substitution method from dodecanethiolate-gold nanoparticles (AB(3) units) or Brust-type direct synthesis from a 1:1 mixture of dodecanethiol and dendronized thiol (AB(9) units). The dendronized colloids are a new type of(More)
The design of redox-robust polymers is called for in view of interactions with nanoparticles and surfaces toward applications in nanonetwork design, sensing, and catalysis. Redox-robust triazolylbiferrocenyl (trzBiFc) polymers have been synthesized with the organometallic group in the side chain by ring-opening metathesis polymerization using Grubbs-III(More)
We report the first pentamethylferrocene (PMF) polymers and the redox chemistry of their robust polycationic pentamethylferricenium (PMFium) analogues. The PMF polymers were synthesized by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of a PMF-containing norbornene derivative by using the third-generation Grubbs ruthenium metathesis catalyst. Cyclic(More)
One of the primary recent improvements in molecular chemistry is the now decade-old concept of click chemistry. Typically performed as copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne (CuAAC) Huisgen-type 1,3-cycloadditions, this reaction has many applications in biomedicine and materials science. The application of this chemistry in dendrimer synthesis beyond the zeroth(More)
Difficulties previously encountered in the very useful "click" functionalization of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) resulting in low yields are now overcome by using specific conditions: 1:1 water-THF medium, stoichiometric CuSO(4) and sodium ascorbate, inert atmosphere at 20 degrees C that provide quantitative "click" reactions between azidoalkylthiolate-AuNPs(More)
Carboranes that have a high boron content are key materials for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), while PEGylated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are also most useful in various aspects of nanomedicine including photothermotherapy, imaging and drug vectorization. Therefore, methods to assemble these key components have been investigated for the first time.(More)
(MOS) and it is the basis of most of the objective video quality metrics, which try to model video quality in a way which correlates as much as possible with MOS [2]. These kinds of solutions, however, are normally quite costly in terms of computing power required, and require measuring the video quality in the pixel domain, typically both before and after(More)
Water-soluble arene-cored "clicked" and non-"clicked" dendrimers terminated by 27, 81, and 243 triethyleneglycol (TEG) tethers (respectively generations G0, G1, and G2) have been synthesized and shown to form dendrimer-encapsulated gold nanoparticles (DEAuNPs) and dendrimer-stabilized gold nanoparticles (DSAuNPs). The dendrimers have been characterized by(More)
For economic reasons, multi-feedstock plants are preferred to produce biodiesel. However, the optimal conditions of the transesterification reaction depend on the raw material, thus making difficult the achievement of a high yield of biodiesel when different types of feedstock are used under the same operational settings. In the present work, a response(More)
Giant pentane-soluble organo-silicon dendrimers have been synthesized using a triallylphenol brick according to a new divergent construction that uses a hydrosilylation-nucleophilic substitution sequence up to the ninth generation (G(9)). All the reactions were monitored by (1)H, (13)C, and (29)Si NMR until G(9), indicating that they were clean at the NMR(More)