Chemistry Department

Carmen A. Vega Professor
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phone: (787) 832-4040 ext. 3736
fax: (787) 265-3849
email: carmenamaralis.vega@upr.edu
office: Q-133
website: Not available
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Ph.D. University of Florida, 1975

Teaching Interests

Analytical chemistry
Graduate seminar

Research Interests

Electroanalytical techniques applied to bio-remediation. Determination of the electroactivity of pharmaceutical products, such as antibiotics, analgesics, and antifungal and anti-inflammatory products. Cyclic Voltammetry applied to monitor biodegradation of environmental contaminants, including toxic metal such as Lead, Mercury, Zinc and Nickel in naturals and waste waters.

Selected Publications

  1. M. Santos-Cancel, M. Ortega-Núñez, C.A. Vega-Olivencia, Surface and Electrochemical Analysis of a Self-Assembled Monolayer Electrochemical Immunosensor for the Determination of ethyl Glucoronide (ETG), Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2014) 45-52.
  2. M. Ortega-Núñez, R.J. Tremont, C.A. Vega-Olivencia and J. López-Garriga, Electrochemistry of Hemoglobin I from Lucinapectinataimmobilized on a modified gold electrode with 3-mercaptopropionic acid, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2 (2012) 218-227.
  3. M. Ortega-Núñez, R.J. Tremont, C.A. Vega-Olivencia and J. López-Garriga, Modification of Cysteine-Gold Modified Electrode with Hemoglobin I from Lucinapectinata: XPS study and Electrochemical Activity for Hydrogen Sulfide, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2 (2012) 29-36.