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Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles

  • Dr. Gorka Salas Hernández

    PhD: Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
    Previous Position: Laboratoire de Chimie Organometallique de Surface (CNRS), Lyon, France
    Research: Nanomagnetism & Biomedicine
    ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5355-1477
    Researcher ID: M-2571-2014
    Joining Date: June, 2013
    User Name: gorka.salas
    Telephone: +34 91 299 88 50
    Salas Hernández

    After his degree in Chemistry, Gorka Salas completed his PhD (2007) at the Universidad de Valladolid, under the supervision of Prof. Pablo Espinet and Juan A. Casares. His work during that time was focused in the field of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, particularly in the mechanistic study of C-C bond forming reactions. In 2008 he moved to the group of Bruno Chaudret and Karine Philippot (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination-CNRS, Toulouse) and the laboratory of Catherine C. Santini (Labo- ratoire de Chimie Organométallique de Surface-CNRS, Lyon). There he studied the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles in ionic liquids and their use in catalytic hydrogenations.

    Since 2011, he works at IMDEA Nanociencia in the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles mainly, but not only, for biomedical applications. Since 2012 he is in charge of the Laboratory of Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles where research is done in close collaboration with chemists, physicists, biochemists, biolo- gists from academia and industry.

    Research Lines

    The lab is currently working in:

    1. Synthesis, modification and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications.
    2. Nanoparticles for the oil & gas industry.

    Relevant publications

    • “Controlled Synthesis of Uniform Magnetite Nanocrystals with High-quality Properties for Biomedical Applications” Salas, G., et col. J. Mater. Chem. 22, 21065-21075 (2012)
    • “Influence of Amines on the Size Control of in situ Synthesized Ruthenium Nanoparticles in Imidazolium Ionic Liquids” Salas, G., et col. Dalton Trans. 40, 4660-4668 (2011)
    • “Insights into the Mechanism of the Negishi Reaction: ZnRX Reagents versus ZnR2” Casares, J. A., et col.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 3508-3509

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