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Ivan Castillo Pérez

Department of Inorganic Chemistry
National Autonomous University of Mexico


Dr. Ivan Castillo Pérez joined the School of Chemistry at UNAM in 1993 and completed the bachelor degree in 1996 at MIT, conducting experimental work under the supervision of Stephen L. Buchwald. He completed doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of T. Don Tilley, working in the activation of carbon-hydrogen, silicon-hydrogen and silicon-carbon sigma bonds with organometallic lanthanide complexes. now Dr. Ivan Castillo Pérez is working as a Researcher in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry in National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.he honored with Member of the National System of Researchers, Level I. Prime Program to Academic Staff Performance, UNAM (PRIDE) Level C, Recipient of an IANAS fellowship 2012 from the National Academy of Science (USA).

Research Interest

Dr. Ivan Castillo Pérez focused on the Study of biologically-relevant coordination complexes with sulfur and nitrogen-containing ligands that mimic the active site of monooxygenase and nitrogenase enzymes, Study of copper, iron, ruthenium and molybdenum complexes. Synthesis of inorganic and organometallic compounds of transition metals with new ligands which favor the formation of supramolecular structures, Study of the potential applications of these systems in catalysis.


  • Guzmán-Percástegui E, Vonlanthen M, Quiroz-García B, Flores-Alamo M, Rivera E, Castillo I. Supramolecular fluorescence enhancement via coordination-driven self-assembly in bis-picolylcalixarene blue-emitting M 2 L 2 X n macrocycles. Dalton Transactions. 2015;44(36):15966-75.

  • Sanchez-Eguia BN, Flores-Alamo M, Orio M, Castillo I. Side-on cupric–superoxo triplet complexes as competent agents for H-abstraction relevant to the active site of PHM. Chemical Communications. 2015;51(55):11134-7.

  • Mondragón A, Flores-Alamo M, Martínez-Alanis PR, Aullón G, Ugalde-Saldívar VM, Castillo I. Electrocatalytic Proton Reduction by Dimeric Nickel Complex of a Sterically Demanding Pincer-type NS2 Aminobis (thiophenolate) Ligand. Inorganic chemistry. 2014 Dec 24;54(2):619-27.

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