Grupos de investigación


Publicaciones 2012-2024




Durante-Salmerón, D.A.; Fraile-Gutiérrez, I.; Gil-Gonzalo, R.; Acosta, N.; Aranaz, I.; Alcántara, A.R. Strategies to Prepare Chitin and Chitosan-Based Bioactive Structures Aided by Deep Eutectic Solvents: A Review. Catalysts 2024, 14, 371, 10.3390/catal14060371

de Andrades, D.; Abellanas, P.; Carballares, D.; Alcantara, A.R.; Polizeli, M.d.L.T.d.M.; Rocha-Martin, J.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Adsorption features of reduced aminated supports modified with glutaraldehyde: Understanding the heterofunctional features of these supports. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2024, 263, 130403,

Alcántara, A.R.; Domínguez de María, P. Chapter 2 - Biocatalysis and Green Chemistry: assessing the greenness of enzymatic processes. In Biocatalysis in Asymmetric Synthesis, Gonzalo, G.D., Alcántara, A.R., Eds. Academic Press: 2024;

de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalysis in Asymmetric Synthesis. de Gonzalo, G., Alcántara, A..R., Eds. Academic Press, Elsevier: London, UK, 2024;

Alcántara, A.R.; de Gonzalo, G. Chapter 1 - Introduction to asymmetric synthesis employing biocatalysts. In Biocatalysis in Asymmetric Synthesis, Gonzalo, G.D., Alcántara, A.R., Eds. Academic Press: 2024;

Alcántara, A.R. Special Issue Entitled “10th Anniversary of Catalysts: Recent Advances in the Use of Catalysts for Pharmaceuticals”. Catalysts 2024, 14,

Fraile-Gutiérrez, I.; Iglesias, S.; Acosta, N.; Revuelta, J. Chitosan-based oral hydrogel formulations of β-galactosidase to improve enzyme supplementation therapy for lactose intolerance. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2024, 255,



Wollny, A.S.; Lavarda, G.; Papadopoulos, I.; López-Duarte, I.; Gotfredsen, H.; Hou, Y.; Tykwinski, R.R.; Torres, T.; Guldi, D.M. Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Sensitized Singlet Fission in BODIPY-Pentacene Dimer Conjugates. Adv. Opt. Mater. 2023, 11,

Sánchez, J.D.; Alcántara, A.R.; González, J.F.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M. Advances in the discovery of heterocyclic-based drugs against Alzheimer’s disease. Expert Opin. Drug. Discov. 2023, 18, 1413-1428,

Sánchez del Valle, F.J.; Fernández Dominguez, P.; Hernández Sanz, P. Construction and validation of a novel and severe hepatic injury model in swine focuses on research and training. Observational study. MethodsX 2023, 11,

Sánchez Del Valle, F.J.; De Nicolás, L.; Juan, G.M., Juan; Del Pozo, A.; Lidia, S.R.L. Utility of microporous polysaccharide hemospheres in severe hepatic trauma: Experimental study of hemostatic strength and ease of use. Injury 2023, 54, 339-344,

Sánchez del Valle, F.J.; De Nicolás, L.; Fernández, G.; Fernández, P.; Gómez, E.; Aranaz, I. Comparison of a gelatin thrombin versus a modified absorbable polymer as a unique treatment for severe hepatic hemorrhage in swine. Sci. Rep. 2023, 13,

Robescu, M.S.; Alcántara, A.R.; Calvio, C.; Morelli, C.F.; Speranza, G.; Ubiali, D.; Bavaro, T. l-Theanine Goes Greener: A Highly Efficient Bioprocess Catalyzed by the Immobilized γ-Glutamyl Transferase from Bacillus subtilis. ChemSusChem 2023, 16,

Rios, N.S.; Cipolatti, E.; Guimarães, J.R.; Tardioli, P.W.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Rodrigues, R.C.; Alcántara, A.R.; Rocha-Martin, J.; Fernández-Lafuente, R. Use of magnetic nanoparticles to build magnetic macroporous biocatalyst: Prospects and trends. In Bionanocatalysis: From Design to Applications, Elsevier: 2023; pp. 197-219.

Paez-Perez, M.; Vyšniauskas, A.; López-Duarte, I.; Lafarge, E.J.; López-Ríos De Castro, R.; Marques, C.M.; Schroder, A.P.; Muller, P.; Lorenz, C.D.; Brooks, N.J., et al. Directly imaging emergence of phase separation in peroxidized lipid membranes. Commun. Chem. 2023, 6,

Moyano, P.; Sola, E.; Naval, M.V.; Guerra-Menéndez, L.; Fernández, M.D.L.C.; del Pino, J. Neurodegenerative Proteinopathies Induced by Environmental Pollutants: Heat Shock Proteins and Proteasome as Promising Therapeutic Tools. Pharmaceutics 2023, 15,

Khiari, O.; Bouzemi, N.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M.; Alcántara, A.R. On the Use of Orthoformates as an Efficient Approach to Enhance the Enzymatic Enantioselective Synthesis of (S)-Ibuprofen. Catalysts 2023, 13,

Khiari, O.; Bouzemi, N.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M.; Alcántara, A.R. Easy and Versatile Technique for the Preparation of Stable and Active Lipase-Based CLEA-like Copolymers by Using Two Homofunctional Cross-Linking Agents: Application to the Preparation of Enantiopure Ibuprofen. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24,

Guimarães, J.R.; Carballares, D.; Rocha-Martin, J.; Alcántara, A.R.; Tardioli, P.W.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Heterofunctional Methacrylate Beads Bearing Octadecyl and Vinyl Sulfone Groups: Tricks to Obtain an Interfacially Activated Lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus and Covalently Attached to the Support. Catalysts 2023, 13,

García-Calvo, J.; Cranston, R.R.; López-Duarte, I.; Torres, T.; Lessard, B.H. Soluble Ruthenium Phthalocyanines as Semiconductors for Organic Thin-Film Transistors. ChemElectroChem 2023, 10,

da Rocha, T.N.; Morellon-Sterling, R.; Gonçalves, L.R.B.; Bolivar, J.M.; Alcántara, A.R.; Rocha-Martin, J.; Fernández-Lafuente, R. Synergy of Ion Exchange and Covalent Reaction: Immobilization of Penicillin G Acylase on Heterofunctional Amino-Vinyl Sulfone Agarose. Catalysts 2023, 13,

Aranaz, I.; Navarro-García, F.; Morri, M.; Acosta, N.; Casettari, L.; Heras, A. Evaluation of chitosan salt properties in the production of AgNPs materials with antibacterial activity. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2023, 235,

Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Revuelta, J.; Bastida, A.; Gómez-Casado, V.; Civera, C.; Garrido, L.; García-Junceda, E.; Heras, A.; Alcántara, A.R., et al. Fast and Sustained Axonal Growth by BDNF Released from Chitosan Microspheres. Mar. Drugs 2023, 21,




Serra, I.; Wilson, L.; Alcántara, A.R. Editorial: Recent Advances in Biocatalysis: Focusing on Applications of These Processes. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2022, 10,

Rodriguez-Veiga, I.; Acosta, N.; Aranaz, I.; Dobrzycka-Krahel, A. Exploring Saduria entomon (Crustacea Isopoda) as a New Source for Chitin and Chitosan Isolation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23,

Nikoloudakis, E.; López-Duarte, I.; Charalambidis, G.; Ladomenou, K.; Ince, M.; Coutsolelos, A.G. Porphyrins and phthalocyanines as biomimetic tools for photocatalytic H2 production and CO2 reduction. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2022, 51, 6965-7045,

Miele, M.; Pillari, V.; Pace, V.; Alcántara, A.R.; de Gonzalo, G. Application of Biobased Solvents in Asymmetric Catalysis. Molecules 2022, 27,

Miele, M.; Ielo, L.; Pillari, V.; Fernández, M.; Alcántara, A.R.; Pace, V. Biomass-derived Solvents. In Sustainable Organic Synthesis: Tools and Strategies, Protti, S., Palmieri, A., Eds. The Royal Society of Chemistry: Croydon, UK, 2022; pp. 239-279.

Miele, M.; Ielo, L.; Pace, V.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalysis in green biosolvents. In Greener synthesis of organic compounds, First edition. ed.; Nag, A., Ed. CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2022;

Garcinuño, S.; Aranaz, I.; Civera, C.; Arias, C.; Acosta, N. Evaluating Non-Conventional Chitosan Sources for Controlled Release of Risperidone. Polym. 2022, 14,

Fernández-Villa, D.; Ramírez-Jiménez, R.A.; Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Vázquez-Lasa, B.; Rojo, L. Development of Methotrexate Complexes Endowed with New Biological Properties Envisioned for Musculoskeletal Regeneration in Rheumatoid Arthritis Environments. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23,

de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R.; Domínguez de María, P.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M. Biocatalysis for the asymmetric synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs): this time is for real. Expert Opin. Drug. Discov. 2022, 17, 1159-1171,

de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R. Enzyme-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis. In Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis, Wiley: 2022; pp. 531-558.

Chambers, J.E.; Zubkov, N.; Kubánková, M.; Nixon-Abell, J.; Mela, I.; Abreu, S.; Schwiening, M.; Lavarda, G.; López-Duarte, I.; Dickens, J.A., et al. Z-α1-antitrypsin polymers impose molecular filtration in the endoplasmic reticulum after undergoing phase transition to a solid state. Sci. Adv. 2022, 8,

Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N. Chitin- and Chitosan-Based Composite Materials. Biomimetics 2022, 7,

Alcántara, A.R.; Domínguez de María, P.; Littlechild, J.A.; Schürmann, M.; Sheldon, R.A.; Wohlgemuth, R. Biocatalysis as Key to Sustainable Industrial Chemistry. ChemSusChem 2022, 15, e202102709,

Alcántara, A.R.; Domínguez de María, P.; Littlechild, J.A.; Schürmann, M.; Sheldon, R.A.; Wohlgemuth, R. Preface to Special Issue on Biocatalysis as Key to Sustainable Industrial Chemistry. ChemSusChem 2022, 15,

Affes, S.; Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Heras, A.; Nasri, M.; Maalej, H. Physicochemical and biological properties of chitosan derivatives with varying molecular weight produced by chemical depolymerization. Biomass Convers. Biorefinery 2022, 10.1007/s13399-022-02662-3,




Sherin, P.S.; Vyšniauskas, A.; López-Duarte, I.; Ogilby, P.R.; Kuimova, M.K. Visualising UV-A light-induced damage to plasma membranes of eye lens. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B Biol. 2021, 225,

Sánchez-Montero, J.M.; Agis-Torres, A.; Solano, D.; Söllhuber, M.; Fernández, M.; Villaro, W.; Gómez-Cañas, M.; García-Arencibia, M.; Fernández-Ruiz, J.; Egea, J., et al. Analogues of cannabinoids as multitarget drugs in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2021, 895,

Rabuffetti, M.; Cannazza, P.; Contente, M.L.; Pinto, A.; Romano, D.; Hoyos, P.; Alcántara, A.R.; Eberini, I.; Laurenzi, T.; Gourlay, L., et al. Structural insights into the desymmetrization of bulky 1,2-dicarbonyls through enzymatic monoreduction. Bioorg. Chem. 2021, 108,

Piedrabuena, D.; Rumbero, Á.; Pires, E.; Leal-Duaso, A.; Civera, C.; Fernández-Lobato, M.; Hernaiz, M.J. Enzymatic synthesis of novel fructosylated compounds by Ffase from Schwanniomyces occidentalis in green solvents. RSC Adv. 2021, 11, 24312-24319,

Páez-Pérez, M.; López-Duarte, I.; Vyšniauskas, A.; Brooks, N.J.; Kuimova, M.K. Imaging non-classical mechanical responses of lipid membranes using molecular rotors. Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 2604-2613,

Monteiro, R.R.C.; Virgen-Ortiz, J.J.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; da Rocha, T.N.; dos Santos, J.C.S.; Alcántara, A.R.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Biotechnological relevance of the lipase A from Candida antarctica. Catal Today 2021, 362, 141-154,

McTiernan, C.D.; Zuñiga-Bustos, M.; Rosales-Rojas, R.; Barrias, P.; Griffith, M.; Poblete, H.; Sherin, P.S.; López-Duarte, I.; Kuimova, M.K.; Alarcon, E.I. Molecular rotors as reporters for viscosity of solutions of collagen like peptides. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 24545-24549,

Ielo, L.; Miele, M.; Pillari, V.; Senatore, R.; Mirabile, S.; Gitto, R.; Holzer, W.; Alcántara, A.R.; Pace, V. Taking advantage of lithium monohalocarbenoid intrinsic α-elimination in 2-MeTHF: controlled epoxide ring-openingen routeto halohydrins. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2021, 19, 2038-2043,

Del Arco, J.; Alcántara, A.R.; Fernández-Lafuente, R.; Fernández-Lucas, J. Magnetic micro-macro biocatalysts applied to industrial bioprocesses. Bioresour. Technol. 2021, 322,

de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R. Multienzymatic processes involving Baeyer–Villiger monooxygenases. Catalysts 2021, 11,

de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R. Recent developments in the synthesis of β-diketones. Pharmaceuticals 2021, 14,

Aranaz, I.; Alcántara, A.R.; Civera, M.C.; Arias, C.; Elorza, B.; Heras, A.; Acosta, N. Chitosan: An overview of its properties and applications. Polym. 2021, 13,

Arana-Peña, S.; Carballares, D.; Morellon-Sterlling, R.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Alcántara, A.R.; Rodrigues, R.C.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Enzyme co-immobilization: Always the biocatalyst designers' choice…or not? Biotechnol. Adv. 2021, 51,

Alcántara, A.R.; Plou, F.J. Special issue on “Applied biocatalysis in Europe: A sustainable tool for improving life quality”. Catalysts 2021, 11, 1-3,

Affes, S.; Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Heras, A.; Nasri, M.; Maalej, H. Chitosan derivatives-based films as pH-sensitive drug delivery systems with enhanced antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2021, 182, 730-742,




Tejerina, L.; Yamamoto, S.; López-Duarte, I.; Martínez-Díaz, M.V.; Kimura, M.; Torres, T. Meso-Substituted Tetrabenzotriazaporphyrins for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Helv. Chim. Acta 2020, 103,

Shimolina, L.E.; Gulin, A.A.; Paez-Perez, M.; López-Duarte, I.; Druzhkova, I.N.; Lukina, M.M.; Gubina, M.V.; Brooks, N.J.; Zagaynova, E.V.; Kuimova, M.K., et al. Mapping cisplatin-induced viscosity alterations in cancer cells using molecular rotor and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. J Biomed Opt 2020, 25,

Revuelta, J.; Aranaz, I.; Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Acosta, N.; Civera, C.; Bastida, A.; Peña, N.; Monterrey, D.T.; Doncel-Pérez, E., et al. Unraveling the Structural Landscape of Chitosan-Based Heparan Sulfate Mimics Binding to Growth Factors: Deciphering Structural Determinants for Optimal Activity. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 25534-25545,

Ramos-Martín, J.; Khiari, O.; Alcántara, A.R.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M. Biocatalysis at extreme temperatures: Enantioselective synthesis of both enantiomers of mandelic acid by transesterification catalyzed by a thermophilic lipase in ionic liquids at 120◦c. Catalysts 2020, 10, 1-19,

Monteiro, R.R.C.; Dos Santos, J.C.S.; Alcántara, A.R.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Enzyme-coated micro-crystals: An almost forgotten but very simple and elegant immobilization strategy. Catalysts 2020, 10, 1-27,

Kornecki, J.F.; Carballares, D.; Tardioli, P.W.; Rodrigues, R.C.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Alcántara, A.R.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Enzyme production of D-gluconic acid and glucose oxidase: Successful tales of cascade reactions. Catal. Sci. Technolog. 2020, 10, 5740-5771,

Kashirina, A.S.; López-Duarte, I.; Kubánková, M.; Gulin, A.A.; Dudenkova, V.V.; Rodimova, S.A.; Torgomyan, H.G.; Zagaynova, E.V.; Meleshina, A.V.; Kuimova, M.K. Monitoring membrane viscosity in differentiating stem cells using BODIPY-based molecular rotors and FLIM. Sci. Rep. 2020, 10,

Flores, L.; López-Duarte, I.; Gómez-Lor, B.; Gutierrez-Puebla, E.; Hennrich, G. Supramolecular synthesis with: N -hetero-tolanes: Liquid crystals and hydrogen-bonded and halogen-bonded co-crystals. Crystengcomm 2020, 22, 416-419,

Civera, C.; Del Valle, J.C.; Elorza, M.A.; Elorza, B.; Arias, C.; Díaz-Oliva, C.; Catalán, J.; García Blanco, F. Solvatochromism in urea/water and urea-derivative/water solutions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 25165-25176,

Arana-Peña, S.; Carballares, D.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Alcántara, A.R.; Rodrigues, R.C.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. One pot use of combilipases for full modification of oils and fats: Multifunctional and heterogeneous substrates. Catalysts 2020, 10,

Affes, S.; Maalej, H.; Aranaz, I.; Kchaou, H.; Acosta, N.; Heras, A.; Nasri, M. Controlled size green synthesis of bioactive silver nanoparticles assisted by chitosan and its derivatives and their application in biofilm preparation. Carbohydr Polym 2020, 236,

Affes, S.; Maalej, H.; Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Heras, A.; Nasri, M. Enzymatic production of low-Mw chitosan-derivatives: Characterization and biological activities evaluation. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2020, 144, 279-288,

Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalyzed synthesis of antidiabetic drugs. In Pharmaceutical Biocatalysis : chemoenzymatic synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients, 1st ed.; Grunwald, P., Ed. Jenny Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd: Singapore, 2020; Vol. 5, pp. 349-418.




Woodcock, E.M.; Girvan, P.; Eckert, J.; Lopez-Duarte, I.; Kubánková, M.; van Loon, J.J.W.A.; Brooks, N.J.; Kuimova, M.K. Measuring Intracellular Viscosity in Conditions of Hypergravity. Biophys. J. 2019, 116, 1984-1993,

Tacias-Pascacio, V.G.; Ortiz, C.; Rueda, N.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Acosta, N.; Aranaz, I.; Civera, C.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R.; Alcántara, A.R. Dextran aldehyde in biocatalysis: More than a mere immobilization system. Catalysts 2019, 9,

Tacias-Pascacio, V.G.; García-Parra, E.; Vela-Gutiérrez, G.; Virgen-Ortiz, J.J.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Alcántara, A.R.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Genipin as an emergent tool in the design of biocatalysts: Mechanism of reaction and applications. Catalysts 2019, 9,

Rodrigues, R.C.; Virgen-Ortíz, J.J.; dos Santos, J.C.S.; Berenguer-Murcia, Á.; Alcántara, A.R.; Barbosa, O.; Ortiz, C.; Fernandez-Lafuente, R. Immobilization of lipases on hydrophobic supports: immobilization mechanism, advantages, problems, and solutions. Biotechnol. Adv. 2019, 37, 746-770,

Kubánková, M.; Summers, P.A.; López-Duarte, I.; Kiryushko, D.; Kuimova, M.K. Microscopic Viscosity of Neuronal Plasma Membranes Measured Using Fluorescent Molecular Rotors: Effects of Oxidative Stress and Neuroprotection. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 36307-36315,

Hoyos, P.; Pace, V.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalyzed synthesis of statins: A sustainable strategy for the preparation of valuable drugs. Catalysts 2019, 9,

Hoyos, P.; Hernáiz, M.J.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalyzed production of fine chemicals. In Comprehensive Biotechnology, Elsevier: 2019; pp. 334-373.

González, J.F.; Alcántara, A.R.; Doadrio, A.L.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M. Developments with multi-target drugs for Alzheimer’s disease: an overview of the current discovery approaches. Expert Opin. Drug. Discov. 2019, 14, 879-891,

Eerdekens, M.; López-Duarte, I.; Hennrich, G.; Verbiest, T. Thin films of tolane aggregates for faraday rotation: Materials and measurement. Coatings 2019, 9,

de María, P.D.; de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalysis as useful tool in asymmetric synthesis: An assessment of recently granted patents (2014-2019). Catalysts 2019, 9,

de Gonzalo, G.; Alcántara, A.R.; Domínguez de María, P. Cyclopentyl Methyl Ether (CPME): A Versatile Eco-Friendly Solvent for Applications in Biotechnology and Biorefineries. ChemSusChem 2019, 12, 2083-2097,

Aranaz, I.; Alcántara, A.R.; Heras, A.; Acosta, N. Efficient reduction of Toluidine Blue O dye using silver nanoparticles synthesized by low molecular weight chitosans. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2019, 131, 682-690,

Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalysis and pharmaceuticals: A smart tool for sustainable development. Catalysts 2019, 9,

Affes, S.; Aranaz, I.; Hamdi, M.; Acosta, N.; Ghorbel-Bellaaj, O.; Heras, A.; Nasri, M.; Maalej, H. Preparation of a crude chitosanase from blue crab viscera as well as its application in the production of biologically active chito-oligosaccharides from shrimp shells chitosan. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2019, 139, 558-569,

Hoyos, P.; Hernáiz, M.J.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalyzed production of fine chemicals. In Comprehensive Biotechnology, Elsevier: 2019; pp. 334-373.




Vyšniauskas, A.; Lopez-Duarte, I.; Thompson, A.J.; Bull, J.A.; Kuimova, M.K. Surface functionalisation with viscosity-sensitive BODIPY molecular rotor. Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2018, 6,

Santos-Moriano, P.; Kidibule, P.E.; Alleyne, E.; Ballesteros, A.O.; Heras, A.; Fernandez-Lobato, M.; Plou, F.J. Efficient conversion of chitosan into chitooligosaccharides by a chitosanolytic activity from Bacillus thuringiensis. Process Biochem. 2018, 73, 102-108,

Santos-Moriano, P.; Fernandez-Arrojo, L.; Mengibar, M.; Belmonte-Reche, E.; Peñalver, P.; Acosta, N.; Ballesteros, A.O.; Morales, J.C.; Kidibule, P.; Fernandez-Lobato, M., et al. Enzymatic production of fully deacetylated chitooligosaccharides and their neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. Biocatal. Biotransform. 2018, 36, 57-67,

Sánchez, Á.; Mengíbar, M.; Fernández, M.; Alemany, S.; Heras, A.; Acosta, N. Influence of preparation methods of chitooligosaccharides on their physicochemical properties and their anti-inflammatory effects in mice and in RAW264.7 macrophages. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16,

Kubánková, M.; López-Duarte, I.; Kiryushko, D.; Kuimova, M.K. Molecular rotors report on changes in live cell plasma membrane microviscosity upon interaction with beta-amyloid aggregates. Soft Matter 2018, 14, 9466-9474,

Garrido, L.; Aranaz, I.; Gallardo, A.; García, C.; García, N.; Benito, E.; Guzmán, J. Ionic conductivity, diffusion coefficients, and degree of dissociation in lithium electrolytes, ionic liquids, and hydrogel polyelectrolytes. J Phys Chem B 2018, 122, 8301-8308,

Garrido, L.; Aranaz, I.; Gallardo, A.; García, C.; García, N.; Benito, E.; Guzmán, J. Reply to "comment on 'Ionic Conductivity, Diffusion Coefficients and Degree of Dissociation in Lithium Electrolytes, Ionic Liquids and Hydrogel Polyelectrolytes'". J Phys Chem B 2018, 122, 10968-10969,

Doncel-Pérez, E.; Aranaz, I.; Bastida, A.; Revuelta, J.; Camacho, C.; Acosta, N.; Garrido, L.; Civera, C.; García-Junceda, E.; Heras, A., et al. Synthesis, physicochemical characterization and biological evaluation of chitosan sulfate as heparan sulfate mimics. Carbohydr Polym 2018, 191, 225-233,

Chambers, J.E.; Kubánková, M.; Huber, R.G.; López-Duarte, I.; Avezov, E.; Bond, P.J.; Marciniak, S.J.; Kuimova, M.K. An Optical Technique for Mapping Microviscosity Dynamics in Cellular Organelles. ACS Nano 2018, 12, 4398-4407,

Castoldi, L.; Ielo, L.; Hoyos, P.; Hernáiz, M.J.; De Luca, L.; Alcántara, A.R.; Holzer, W.; Pace, V. Merging lithium carbenoid homologation and enzymatic reduction: A combinative approach to the HIV-protease inhibitor Nelfinavir. Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 2211-2217,

Aranaz, I.; Castro, C.; Heras, A.; Acosta, N. On the ability of low molecular weight chitosan enzymatically depolymerized to produce and stabilize silver nanoparticles. Biomimetics 2018, 3,

Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Heras, A. Enzymatic D-p-hydrophenyl glycine synthesis using chitin and chitosan as supports for biocatalyst immobilization. Biocatal. Biotransform. 2018, 36, 89-101,

Aranaz, I.; Acosta, N.; Civera, C.; Elorza, B.; Mingo, J.; Castro, C.; Gandía, M.L.; Heras, A. Cosmetics and cosmeceutical applications of chitin, chitosan and their derivatives. Polym. 2018, 10,

Alkozi, H.A.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M.; Doadrio, A.L.; Pintor, J. Docking studies for melatonin receptors. Expert Opin. Drug. Discov. 2018, 13, 241-248,

Alcántara, C.M.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalyzed synthesis of antidiabetic drugs: A review. Biocatal. Biotransform. 2018, 36, 12-46,

Alcántara, A.R.; García-Junceda, E.; Gotor, V.; Plou, F.J. Biocatalysis in Spain: A field of success and innovation. Biocatal. Biotransform. 2018, 36, 180-183,

Hoyos, P.; Pace, V.; Alcántara, A.R. Chiral Building Blocks for Drugs Synthesis via Biotransformations. In Asymmetric Synthesis of Drugs and Natural Products, Nag, A., Ed. CRC Press: Boca Raton, Florida, 2018; pp. 346-448.

Alcántara, A.R.; Dominguez de Maria, P. Recent advances on the use of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF) in biotransformations. Curr. Green Chem. 2018, 5, 85-102,




Winkler, A.J.; Dominguez-Nuñez, J.A.; Aranaz, I.; Poza-Carrión, C.; Ramonell, K.; Somerville, S.; Berrocal-Lobo, M. Short-chain chitin oligomers: Promoters of plant growth. Mar. Drugs 2017, 15,

Vyšniauskas, A.; López-Duarte, I.; Duchemin, N.; Vu, T.T.; Wu, Y.; Budynina, E.M.; Volkova, Y.A.; Peña Cabrera, E.; Ramírez-Ornelas, D.E.; Kuimova, M.K. Exploring viscosity, polarity and temperature sensitivity of BODIPY-based molecular rotors. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 25252-25259,

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Castejón, D.; Herrera, A.; Heras, A.; Cambero, I.; Mateos-Aparicio, I. Oil Quality Control of Culinary Oils Subjected to Deep-Fat Frying Based on NMR and EPR Spectroscopy. Food Anal. Methods. 2017, 10, 2467-2480,

Callol-Sanchez, L.; Muñoz-Lucas, M.A.; Gomez-Martin, O.; Maldonado-Sanz, J.A.; Civera-Tejuca, C.; Gutierrez-Ortega, C.; Rodriguez-Trigo, G.; Jareno-Esteban, J. Observation of nonanoic acid and aldehydes in exhaled breath of patients with lung cancer. J. Breath Res. 2017, 11,

Aranaz, I.; Paños, I.; Peniche, C.; Heras, A.; Acosta, N. Chitosan spray-dried microparticles for controlled delivery of venlafaxine hydrochloride. Molecules 2017, 22,

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Hoyos, P.; Pace, V.; Hernáiz, M.J.; Alcántara, A.R. Dynamic Kinetic Resolution via Hydrolase-Metal Combo Catalysis. In Green Biocatalysis, wiley: 2016; pp. 373-396.

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Dent, M.R.; López-Duarte, I.; Dickson, C.J.; Chairatana, P.; Anderson, H.L.; Gould, I.R.; Wylie, D.; Vyšniauskas, A.; Brooks, N.J.; Kuimova, M.K. Imaging plasma membrane phase behaviour in live cells using a thiophene-based molecular rotor. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13269-13272,

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Serra, I.; Daly, S.; Alcántara, A.R.; Bianchi, D.; Terreni, M.; Ubiali, D. Redesigning the synthesis of vidarabine via a multienzymatic reaction catalyzed by immobilized nucleoside phosphorylases. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 23569-23577,

Pizzilli, A.; Zoppi, R.; Hoyos, P.; Gómez, S.; Gatti, F.G.; Hernáiz, M.J.; Alcántara, A.R. First stereoselective acylation of a primary diol possessing a prochiral quaternary center mediated by lipase TL from Pseudomonas stutzeri. Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 9172-9176,

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Jatunov, S.; Franconetti, A.; Prado-Gotor, R.; Heras, A.; Mengíbar, M.; Cabrera-Escribano, F. Fluorescent imino and secondary amino chitosans as potential sensing biomaterials. Carbohydr Polym 2015, 123, 288-296,

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Pintado-Sierra, M.; Delgado, L.; Aranaz, I.; Marcos-Fernández, Á.; Reinecke, H.; Gallardo, A.; Zeugolis, D.; Elvira, C. Surface hierarchical porosity in poly (ε-caprolactone) membranes with potential applications in tissue engineering prepared by foaming in supercritical carbon dioxide. J. Supercritical Fluids 2014, 95, 273-284,

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Alonso-Fagúndez, N.; Laserna, V.; Alba-Rubio, A.C.; Mengibar, M.; Heras, A.; Mariscal, R.; Granados, M.L. Poly-(styrene sulphonic acid): An acid catalyst from polystyrene waste for reactions of interest in biomass valorization. Catal Today 2014, 234, 285-294,

Alcántara, A.R.; Pace, V.; Hoyos, P.; Sandoval, M.; Holzer, W.; Hernáiz, M.J. Chemoenzymatic synthesis of carbohydrates as antidiabetic and anticancer drugs. Curr. Top. Med. Chem. 2014, 14, 2694-2711,

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Tardajos, M.G.; Aranaz, I.; Pérez, M.; López, D.; Reinecke, H.; Elvira, C.; Gallardo, A. Self-structuring in amphiphilic networks prepared by single conventional radical copolymerization of n -butyl methacrylate and vinylpyrrolidone. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 5018-5025,

Sandoval, M.; Civera, C.; Berenguer, J.; García-Blanco, F.; Hernaiz, M.J. Optimised N-acetyl-D-lactosamine synthesis using Thermus thermophilus β-galactosidase in bio-solvents. Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 1148-1152,

Quiñones, J.P.; Gothelf, K.V.; Kjems, J.; Yang, C.; Heras, A.; Schmidt, C.; Covas, C.P. Self-assembled nanoparticles of modified-chitosan conjugates for the sustained release of dl-α-tocopherol. Carbohydr Polym 2013, 92, 856-864,

Quiñones, J.P.; Gothelf, K.V.; Kjems, J.; Heras, A.; Schmidt, C.; Peniche, C. Novel self-assembled nanoparticles of testosterone- modified glycol chitosan and fructose chitosan for controlled release. J. Biomater. Tissue Eng. 2013, 3, 164-172,

Quiñones, J.P.; Gothelf, K.V.; Kjems, J.; Heras, A.; Schmidt, C.; Covas, C.P. N,O6-partially acetylated chitosan nanoparticles hydrophobically-modified for controlled release of steroids and vitamin e. Carbohydr Polym 2013, 91, 143-151,

Pérez, M.; Redondo, J.A.; Gallardo, A.; Aranaz, I. Preparation of chitin and chitosan derivatives having mercapto groups. In Chitin and Chitosan Derivatives: Advances in Drug Discovery and Developments, CRC Press: 2013; pp. 113-120.

Pace, V.; Hoyos, P.; Alcántara, A.R.; Holzer, W. Chemoselective CaO-mediated acylation of alcohols and amines in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran. ChemSusChem 2013, 6, 905-910,

Pace, V.; Holzer, W.; Verniest, G.; Alcántara, A.R.; De Kimpe, N. Chemoselective synthesis of N-substituted α-amino-α′- chloro ketones via chloromethylation of glycine-derived Weinreb amides. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013, 355, 919-926,

Pace, V.; Castoldi, L.; Hernáiz, M.J.; Alcántara, A.R.; Holzer, W. Chemoselective oxidative hydrolysis of EWG protected α-arylamino vinyl bromides to α-arylamino-α′-bromoacetones. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 4369-4372,

Pace, V.; Castoldi, L.; Alcántara, A.R.; Holzer, W. Highly efficient and environmentally benign preparation of Weinreb amides in the biphasic system 2-MeTHF/water. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 10158-10162,

Montejo, C.; Civera, C.; Barcia, E.; Negro, S.; Fernández-Carballido, A. Development and validation of a reversed-phase liquid chromatography method for the quantification of meloxicam in liposomes. Acta Chromatogr. 2013, 25, 639-653,

Mengíbar, M.; Mateos-Aparicio, I.; Miralles, B.; Heras, A. Influence of the physico-chemical characteristics of chito-oligosaccharides (COS) on antioxidant activity. Carbohydr Polym 2013, 97, 776-782,

Maraite, A.; Hoyos, P.; Carballeira, J.D.; Cabrera, Á.C.; Ansorge-Schumacher, M.B.; Alcántara, A.R. Lipase from Pseudomonas stutzeri: Purification, homology modelling and rational explanation of the substrate binding mode. J. Mol. Catal. B Enzym. 2013, 87, 88-98,

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Jareño-Esteban, J.J.; Muñoz-Lucas, M.T.; Carrillo-Aranda, B.; Maldonado-Sanz, J.T.; de Granda-Orive, I.; Aguilar-Ros, A.; Civera, C.; Gutiérrez-Ortega, C.; Callol-Sánchez, L.M. Volatile Organic Compounds in Exhaled Breath in a Healthy Population: Effect of Tobacco Smoking. Arch. Bronconeumol. 2013, 49, 457-461,

Hoyos, P.; Pace, V.; Alcántara, A.R. Biocatalyzed on water synthesis of chiral building blocks for the preparation of anti-cancer drugs: A greener approach. Curr. Org. Chem. 2013, 17, 1132-1157,

Harris, R.; Acosta, N.; Heras, A. Chitosan and inhalers: A bioadhesive polymer for pulmonary drug delivery. In Inhaler Devices: Fundamentals, Design and Drug Delivery, Elsevier Ltd.: 2013; pp. 77-93.

Fernández-Lucas, J.; Harris, R.; Mata-Casar, I.; Heras, A.; De La Mata, I.; Arroyo, M. Magnetic chitosan beads for covalent immobilization of nucleoside 2′-deoxyribosyltransferase: Application in nucleoside analogues synthesis. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2013, 40, 955-966,

Calderón, L.; Harris, R.; Córdoba-Diaz, M.; Elorza, M.; Elorza, B.; Lenoir, J.; Adriaens, E.; Remon, J.P.; Heras, A.; Cordoba-Diaz, D. Nano and microparticulate chitosan-based systems for antiviral topical delivery. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 2013, 48, 216-222,

Bayón, C.; Cortés, Á.; Aires-Trapote, A.; Civera, C.; Hernáiz, M.J. Highly efficient and regioselective enzymatic synthesis of β-(1→3) galactosides in biosolvents. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 12155-12163,




Tardajos, M.G.; Aranaz, I.; Sayar, F.; Elvira, C.; Reinecke, H.; Piskin, E.; Gallardo, A. Chemical guiding of magnetic nanoparticles in dispersed media containing poly-(methylmethacrylate-co-vinylpyrrolidone). Langmuir 2012, 28, 5555-5561,

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Quiñones, J.P.; Gothelf, K.V.; Kjems, J.; Heras, A.; Schmidt, C.; Covas, C.P. Self-assembled nanoparticles of glycol chitosan - Ergocalciferol succinate conjugate, for controlled release. Carbohydr Polym 2012, 88, 1373-1377,

Pace, V.; Hoyos, P.; Castoldi, L.; Domínguez de María, P.; Alcántara, A.R. 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF): A biomass-derived solvent with broad application in organic chemistry. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 1369-1379,

Pace, V.; Castoldi, L.; Alcántara, A.R.; Holzer, W. Robust eco-friendly protocol for the preparation of γ-hydroxy- α,β-acetylenic esters by sequential one-pot elimination-addition of 2-bromoacrylates to aldehydes promoted by LTMP in 2-MeTHF. Green Chem. 2012, 14, 1859-1863,

Okoli, C.; Sanchez-Dominguez, M.; Boutonnet, M.; Järås, S.; Civera, C.; Solans, C.; Kuttuva, G.R. Comparison and functionalization study of microemulsion-prepared magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. Langmuir 2012, 28, 8479-8485,

Muñoz Solano, D.; Hoyos, P.; Hernáiz, M.J.; Alcántara, A.R.; Sánchez-Montero, J.M. Industrial biotransformations in the synthesis of building blocks leading to enantiopure drugs. Bioresour. Technol. 2012, 115, 196-207,

López-Duarte, I.; Wang, M.; Humphry-Baker, R.; Ince, M.; Martínez-Díaz, M.V.; Nazeeruddin, M.K.; Torres, T.; Grätzel, M. Molecular engineering of zinc phthalocyanines with phosphinic acid anchoring groups. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1895-1898,

López-Duarte, I.; Martínez-Díaz, M.V.; Schwartz, E.; Koepf, M.; Kouwer, P.H.J.; Rowan, A.E.; Nolte, R.J.M.; Torres, T. Postfunctionalization of helical polyisocyanopeptides with phthalocyanine chromophores by "click chemistry". ChemPlusChem 2012, 77, 700-706,

Hoyos, P.; Pace, V.; Alcántara, A.R. Dynamic kinetic resolution via hydrolase-metal combo catalysis in stereoselective synthesis of bioactive compounds. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 2585-2611,

Fragnelli, M.C.; Hoyos, P.; Romano, D.; Gandolfi, R.; Alcántara, A.R.; Molinari, F. Enantioselective reduction and deracemisation using the non-conventional yeast Pichia glucozyma in water/organic solvent biphasic systems: Preparation of (S)-1,2-diaryl-2-hydroxyethanones (benzoins). Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 523-528,

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