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Chemistry Department


Lolita Rodríguez Professor
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phone: (787) 832-4040 ext. 3347
fax: (787) 265-3849
email: lolita.rodriguez@upr.edu
office: Q-289
website: Not available
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Education

M.S. University of Puerto Rico, 1986

Teaching Interests

General chemistry

Research Interests

Chemistry of natural products derived from plants with special interest in (1) medicinal plants of reputed ethno pharmaceutical activity and (2) phytoremediation capabilities. Research includes: study of chemical composition of plants, chemical analysis of plants decoctions for its medicinal activities and potential capabilities of absorbing contaminants from soils. Other interests: nanostructured colloidal metal oxide semiconductor thin films for energy conversion and spectroscopic applications. The research experience includes hands on experience with chromatography (TLC, column, HPLC, GC-MS), fluorescence, uv-vis and Near IR spectroscopy

Selected Publications

  1. Cadmium phytoremediation of in vitro culture with micro-propagated clones of Spermacoce assurgens, Vargas Perez, Brenda L.; Rodriguez, Lolita; et. al., Abstracts of Papers, 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, March 22-26, 2015 (2015)
     
  2. TNT removal from culture media by three commonly available wild plants growing in the Caribbean, Correa-Torres, Sandra N.; Pacheco-Londono, Leonardo C.; Espinosa-Fuentes, Eduardo A.; Rodriguez, Lolita; Souto-Bachiller, Fernando A.; Hernandez-Rivera, Samuel P. From Journal of Environmental Monitoring (2012), 14(1), 30-33.
     
  3. Phytoremediation trials for Cd+2 with Rubia Tinctorum, Guzman, Raymond; Acosta, Aixa; Rodriguez, Lolita; Souto, Fernando, Abstracts of Papers, 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 27-31, 2011 (2011).
     
  4. Preliminary experimentation for in-vitro cell culture of Watercress (Nasturtium officinale R.Br.), Santiago Delgado, Lisandra; Poueymirou Rodriguez, Zilma; Souto, Fernando; Rodriguez, Lolita, Abstracts of Papers, 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 27-31, 2011 (2011).