M. T. Rodríguez

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A technique for producing controlled interconnected porous structures for application as a tissue engineering scaffold is presented in this article. The technique is based on the fabrication of a template of interconnected poly(ethyl methacrylate) (PEMA) microspheres, the introduction of a biodegradable polymer, poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL), and the(More)
A rapid and sensitive method of detecting pectinesterase activity following electrophoresis or isoelectric focusing in polyacrylamide gels is described. The method uses ruthenium red and requires no addition of substrate when making the gels, thus obviating direct enzyme-substrate contact during electrophoresis. Because of its versatility, the method can be(More)
In this paper, we are concerned with predicting the number of faults N and the time to next failure of a piece of software. Information in the form of software metrics data is used to estimate the prior distribution of N via a Poisson regression model. Given failure time data, and a well known model for software failures, we show how to sample the posterior(More)
Fullerene and acenequinone compounds have been examined as electron mediators between a p-type semiconductive polymer and two n-type oxide semiconductors. Composite interlayer materials and photovoltaic test cells were assembled and studied for their fluorescence quenching, current-voltage, and quantum efficiency behavior to characterize the efficacy of the(More)
Life cycle thinking (LCT) is one of the philosophies that has recently appeared in the context of the sustainable development. Some of the already existing tools and methods, as well as some of the recently emerged ones, which seek to understand, interpret and design the life of a product, can be included into the scope of the LCT philosophy. That is the(More)
The photophysical behavior of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon peropyrene is studied both in dilute solution and in the solid state, with the goal of evaluating this molecule as a singlet fission (SF) material. In solution, the fluorescence quantum yield is consistently in the range 0.90−0.95, while the fluorescence lifetime changes from 3.2 to 5.5 ns.(More)
Organoborylazadipyrromethenes were synthesized from free base and fluoroborylazadipyrromethenes and characterized with regard to their structural and electronic properties. B-N bond lengths, along with photophysical and redox behavior, appear dependent on the effective electronegativity at the boron atom as tuned by its substituents, with stronger(More)
Four cultivars ofPhaseolus vulgaris L. having different growth habits were studied to determine their capacity to accumulate abscisic acid (ABA). Detached leaves were desiccated to 90% of their original weight, equivalent to water potentials of -8 to -10 bars. After 8 h, the ABA content was estimated. Two cultivars were significantly different from the(More)
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