Ana R. Guadalupe Quiñones

Chemistry Graduate and Undergraduate Professor

Research Interests
Analytical Chemistry-Electrochemistry: Chemical Sensors and Biosensors
-Uses of Immobilized Enzymes

Current research in materials science focuses in the development of new materials, the combination of materials with known physical and chemical properties to create materials with new properties, new processing methods to form nanostructured films and their applications in catalysis, sensing devices and electronics, among others. Our research explores the synthesis of new electrocatalysts, the development of novel ways to imprint nanostructures on surfaces, and the application of these surfaces in electrocatalysis, sensor arrays and smart devices.


Zhiqin, J.; Songping, H.; Guadalupe, A.R. * Synthesis, X-ray Structures, Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Properties of Ruthenium (II) Complex Containing 2,2′- Bipyrimidine, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 305, 127-134, 2000.

Rosario-Canales, M.; Resto, O.; Fonseca, L.; Guadalupe, A.R. Physicochemical Characterization of Porous Silicon Surfaces Etched in Salt Solutions of Varying Compositions and pH, Mater. Res. Soc. Proc., 762, 2003.

Muñoz, L. and Guadalupe, A.R. Morphological Studies of Oligonucleotide Probes Covalently Immobilized at Polystyrene Modified Surfaces, J. of Biotechnology, 118, 233-245, 2005.

Santiago, M.; Vélez, M.; Borrero, S.; Díaz, A.; Hofmann, C.; Guadalupe, A. R.; Colón, J. Amperometric Ethanol Biosensor Based on Bis((1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione)2,2’-bipyridine)ruthenium(II)-exchanged Zirconium Phosphate Modified Carbon Paste Electrodes, Electroanalysis, 18(6), 559-572, 2006.

Díaz, M.; Rosado, A.; del Pilar, J; Vega, E.; Guadalupe, A.R. Design, Construction and Analytical Characterization of a DNA Sensor for the Detection of Salmonella, Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 98, 448-449, 2008.

Santiago, M. B.; Daniel, G.A.; David, A.; Guadalupe, A.R.*; Colón, J. L. Effect of Enzyme and Cofactor Immobilization on the Response of Ethanol Amperometric Biosensors Modified with Layered Zirconium Phosphate, Electroanalysis, 22(10), 1097-1105, 2010.

Cardona, R.A.; Hernández, K.; Pedró, L.E.; Otaño, M.; Montes, I.*, Guadalupe, A. R.* Electrochemical and Spectroscopical Characterization Of Ferrocenyl Chalcones, J. of the Electrochemical Society, 157(8), F104-110, 2010.

Díaz Serrano, M.; Rosado, Arelys, R.; Del Pilar, J.; Arias, M.; Guadalupe, A.R. A Polymer-Based Electrochemical DNA Biosensor for Salmonella: Preparation, Characterization and Calibration, Electroanalysis, 2011, 23(8), 1830-1841.

Enríquez,Y.; Negrón, Y.; Navarreto, M.; Guadalupe, A.R. Development of an Electrochemical Biosensor for the Detection of an ADP-ribosylating Toxin, exo A from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 421 (2013) 012021.

Díaz-Serrano, M.; Rosado, A.; Santana, D.; Vega, E.Z.; Guadalupe, A.R. Synthesis, Characterization and Use of Ru-Fc Intercalation Complex as an Electrochemical Label for the Detection of Pathogen-DNA, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 421 (2013) 012008.