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Raymundo Cea Olivares

Department of Inorganic Chemistry
National Autonomous University of Mexico


Dr. Raymundo Cea Olivares received his bachelor degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM (1974). His Master in Science (1976) and PhD in Chemistry (1980) were obtained from the same institution. He held a posdoctoral position at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA (1984-1985) and another at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Munich, Germany (1986-1987), with a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Cea was a visiting scholar for two semesters at the University of Baja California, Tijuana (1979-1980) and Visiting Researcher for one semester at the Center for Biological Research of Baja California Sur (1983). At present, Dr. Cea is Full Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry, UNAM, obtained the maximum level at the Academic Personnel Performance Program and received a grant as Distinguished Scholar from UNAM in August 2001. He has supervised 47 thesis, 10 Master’s and 15 PhD’s. Dr. Cea is also National Co-Director of the Popularization of Science Program "Sundays in Science", sponsored by the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has published 140 papers in international journals. He was Coordinator of Masters and Doctorate Program in Chemistry, UNAM (2000-2003) and Director of the Institute of Chemistry at UNAM (2003-2010). He has been awarded the maximum level from the National System of Researchers. He was head of the General Office of Academic Affairs, UNAM (2010-2011).

Research Interest

Dr. Raymundo Cea Olivares focused on Inorganic Chemistry of Main Group Elements, Synthesis of Metaloheterocycles..


  • Cotero-Villegas AM, y García PG, Höplf-Bachner H, del Carmen Pérez-Redondo M, Martínez-Salas P, López-Cardoso M, Olivares RC. Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of six new monosubstituted dithiocarbamate compounds containing organotellurium (IV) heterocycles: Single-crystal structures of C 5 H 10 TeI [S 2 CN (CH 2 CH 3) 2], C 4 H 8 TeI [S 2 CN (CH 2 CH 2) 2], C 4 H 8 OTeI [S 2 CN (CH 2 CH 2) 2] and C 5 H 10 TeI [S 2 CN (CH 2 CH 2) 2]. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2010 Apr 15;695(8):1246-52.

  • Balanta‐Díaz JA, Moya‐Cabrera M, Jancik V, Toscano RA, Morales‐Juárez TJ, Cea‐Olivares R. Structural Study of Alkaline‐Earth Metal Heterocycles Supported by Triazole‐based Sulfur Ligands. Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie. 2011 Aug 1;637(10):1346-54.

  • Román-Bravo P, López-Cardoso M, y García PG, Vargas-Pineda G, Cea-Olivares R. Discrete (carbon free) chelate rings derived from sodium tetraphenylimidodiphosphinochalcogenides (S and Se) and 15-crown-5. Inorganic Chemistry Communications. 2012 Apr 30;18:97-100.

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