Ostwald Ripening and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Capped by Anti-Inflammatory Ligands. Alarcon, R.; Walter, M.; Paez, M.; Azócar, M.I. Nanomaterials 2023, 13, 428.


44. The Effect of the Addition of Copper Particles in High-Density Recycled Polyethylene Matrices by Extrusion. Arcos, C.; Muñoz, L.; Cordova, D.; Muñoz, H.; Walter, M.; Azócar, M.I.; Leiva, Á.; Sancy, M.; Rodríguez-Grau, G. Polymers 2022, 14, 5220.

43. Copper/Silver Bimetallic Nanoparticles Supported on Aluminosilicate Geomaterials as Antibacterial Agents. Edgardo Cruces*, Nicolás Arancibia-Miranda, Karen Manquián-Cerda, François Perreault, Nanthi Bolan, Manuel Ignacio Azócar, Victor Cubillos, Jaime Montory, María Angélica Rubio, and Binoy Sarkar. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2022, 5, 1, 1472–1483


42. Effect of pH on the Electrochemical Behavior of Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Espinoza-Vergara J, Molina P, Walter M, Gulppi M, Vejar N, Melo F, Urzua M, Muñoz H, Zagal JH, Zhou X, Azocar MI, Paez MA. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2021 Dec 6;9:749057. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2021

41. Corrosion analysis of AISI 430 stainless steel in the presence of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.C. Guerra, A. Ringuedé, M.I. Azocar, M. Walter, C. Galarce, F. Bedioui, M. Cassir, M. Sancy. Corrosion Science, Volume 181, 2021, 109204,


40. The effect of staphylococcus aureus on the electrochemical behavior of porous Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Daniela Silva, Carolina Guerra, Hugo Muñoz, Claudio Aguilar, Mariana Walter, Manuel Azocar, Lisa Muñoz, Ersan Gürbüz, Armelle Ringuedé, Michel Cassir, Mamié Sancy. Bioelectrochemistry, Volume 136, 2020, 107622,


39. Capping of silver nanoparticles by anti-inflammatory ligands: Antibacterial activity and superoxide anion generation. MI Azócar, R. Alarcón, A. Castillo, JM Blamey, M. Walter, M Paez. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2019.

38.Electrochemical dynamic sensing of hydrogen peroxide in the presence of microorganisms. M. Gulppi, L. Muñoz, N. Vejar, JM Blamey, E. Gonzalez, M. Azócar, M. Sancy, P. Molina, J.H Zagal and Maritza Paez. Electrochimica Acta, 305, 2019, 416-422.

37. Sol–gel coatings doped with encapsulated silver nanoparticles: inhibition of biocorrosion on 2024-T3 aluminum alloy promoted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
E.A. González, N. Leiva, N. Vejar, M. Sancy, M. Gulppi, M.I. Azócar, G. Gomez, L Tamayo, X Zhou, GE Thompson, MA Páez. Journal of Materials Research and Technology.


36. Lisa Muñoz, Laura Tamayo, Miguel Gulppi, Franco Rabagliati, Marcos Flores, Marcela Urzúa, Manuel Azócar, Jose H. Zagal, María V. Encinas, Xiaorong Zhou, George Thompson and Maritza Páez. Surface Functionalization of an Aluminum Alloy to Generate an Antibiofilm Coating Based on Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) and Silver Nanoparticles. Molecules 2018, 23(11), 2747; doi: 10.3390/molecules23112747.

35. Aldabaldetrecu, M.; Tamayo, L.; Alarcon, R.; Walter, M.; Salas-Huenuleo, E.; Kogan, M.J.; Guerrero, J.; Paez, M.; Azócar, M.I. Stability of Antibacterial Silver Carboxylate Complexes against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Their Cytotoxic Effects. Molecules 2018, 23, 1629.

34. Porous Nanogold/Polyurethane Scaffolds with Improved Antibiofilm, Mechanical, and Thermal Properties and with Reduced Effects on Cell Viability: A Suitable Material for Soft Tissue Applications. L. Tamayo, D. Acuña, A. L. Riveros, M. J. Kogan, M. I. Azócar, M. Páez, M. Leal, M. Urzúa, and E. Cerda. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018 10 (16), 13361-13372. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b02347



33. Synthesis, characterization and 2,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid interaction of Zinc (II) complexes with N-(4-X-phenyl) pyridine-2-yl-methanimine ligands (X=-Cl and-N(CH3)2). Nicole Dinamarca, Pedro Levín, Hugo Muñoz, Francesco Caruso, Miriam Rossi, Juan Guerrero and Manuel Ignacio Azócar*Commun. Inorg. Synth. 5, N°2 (2017), 11-14.



32. Correlating light and thermal stability of silver carboxylate complexes by infrared and 13 C NMR spectroscopy. Manuel I. Azócar, Maialen Aldabaldetrecu, Pedro levin, Laura Tamayo, Juan Guerrero & Maritza A. Páez. Journal of Coordination Chemistry ,Volume 69, 2016 – Issue 23. Pages 3472-3479.


31. Polyethylene/silver-nanofiber composites: A material for antibacterial films. Paula Zapata, Maialen Larrea, Laura Tamayo, Franco M. Rabagliati, M.Ignacio Azócar y Maritza Paez.  Materials Science and Engineering: CVolume 69, 1 December 2016, Pages 1282–1289


30. Review:  Copper-polymer nanocomposites: An excellent and cost-effective biocide for use on antibacterial surfaces. Laura Tamayo, Manuel Azócar, Marcelo Kogan, Ana Riveros, Maritza Páez. Materials Science and Engineering: C.doi:10.1016/j.msec.2016.08.041



29. Manuel I. Azócar, Laura Tamayo, Esteban Vargas, Nelson Vejar, and Maritza Páez. Antimicrobial Activity: Antibacterial Properties of Silver Nanomaterials.CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology (Boris I. Kharisov, Oxana V. Kharissova, Ubaldo Ortiz-Mendez Eds.)

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28. Miguel Gulppi, Jorge Pavez, José H. Zagal, Mamie Sancy, Manuel Azocar, F. Sholtz , Maritza A. Páez.  Stripping voltammetry microprobe (SPV): substantial improvements of the protocol. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2015.


27. Tamayo LA, Zapata PA, Rabagliati FM, Azócar MI, Muñoz LA, Zhou X, Thompson GE, Páez MA. Antibacterial and non-cytotoxic effect of nanocomposites based in polyethylene and copper nanoparticles. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2015 Mar;26(3):5475. doi: 10.1007/s10856-015-5475-6.

26. M. Sancy, A. Abarzua, M. Ignacio Azócar, J.M. Blamey, F. Boehmwald, G. Gómez, N. Vejar, M. Páez, Biofilm formation on Aluminum Alloy 2024: a laboratory study. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,   Volume 737, 15 January 2015, Pages 212–217


25.  M. Ignacio Azócar, Grace Gómez, Pedro Levín, Maritza Paez, Hugo Muñoz & Nicole Dinamarca (2014): Review: Antibacterial behavior of carboxylate silver(I) complexes, Journal of Coordination Chemistry,  Volume 67, Issue 23-24, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2014.974582.


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24. Manuel I Azócar, Laura Tamayo, Nelson Vejar, Grace Gómez, Xiangrong Zhou, George Thompsom, Enrique Cerda, Marcelo J Kogan, Edison Salas, Maritza A Paez.  A systematic study of antibacterial silver nanoparticles: efficiency, enhanced permeability, and cytotoxic effects. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (9), 1-9.


23. Ignacio M Azócar, Grace Gómez, Carla Velásquez, Romina Abarca, Marcelo Kogan, Maritza Páez. Antibacterial, kinetics and bacteriolytic properties of silver(I) pyridinedicarboxylate compounds. Materials Science and Engineering C 37 (2014) 356–362.


22. L.A. Tamayo, P.A. Zapata, N.D. Vejar, M.I. Azócar, M.A. Gulppi, X. Zhou, G.E. Thompson, F.M. Rabagliati, M.A. Páez. Release of silver and copper nanoparticles from polyethylene nanocomposites and their penetration into Listeria monocytogenes . Materials Science and Engineering C 40 (2014) 24–31

21. M.A. Gulppi,  N. Vejar,  L. Tamayo, M.I. Azocar, C. Vera, C. Silva, J.H. Zagal, F. Scholz,  M.A. Páez. Stripping voltammetry microprobe (SPV): A new approach in electroanalysis. Electrochemistry Communications 41 (2014) 8–11.



20. N. D. Vejar, M. I. Azocar, L. A. Tamayo, E. Gonzalez, J.Pavez, M. Gulppi, J.H.Zagal, X. Zhou, F.Santibañez, G. E. Thompson, M. A. Paez. Antibiofouling Properties of Sol-Gel Type Polymers for Aluminium Alloys: Biocorrosion Protection Against Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 8 (2013) 12062 – 12077

19.  MI Azócar*, H Muñoz, P Levin, N Dinamarca, G Gomez, A Ibañez, MT Garland and M. Paez. Synthesis and characterization of silver(I) complexes with ligands having anti-inflammatory properties. Commun. Inorg. Synth. 2013, 1 (1), 19-21

18. New Evidence on the Role of Catalase in Escherichia coli Mediated Biocorrosion .S Baeza, N Vejar, M Gulppi, M Azocar, F Melo, A Monsalve, J Pérez-Donoso, CC Vásquez, J Pavez, JH Zagal, X Zhou, GE Thompson, MA Páez. Corrosion Science 67 (2013) 32–41.


17. Ignacio Azócar, Esteban Vargas, Nicole Duran, Abel Arrieta, Evelyn González, Jorge Pavez, Marcelo J Kogan, Jose H Zagal, Maritza A Paez. Preparation and antibacterial properties of hybrid-zirconia films with silver nanoparticles. Mat. Chem. Phys. 137, 1, 15, 2012, 396–403.


16. Abarca, Romina Gomez, Grace Velasquez, Carla Paez,Maritza A., Gulppi, Miguel Arrieta, Abel and Azocar, Manuel I. “Antibacterial Behavior of Pyridinecarboxylate silver(I) Complexes”. Chin. J. Chem. 2012, 30, 1631—1635


15. Influence of Glassy or Rubbery State on the Antimicrobial Activity of Chitosan-gelatin Films. DC Cofré, MI Azócar, J Enrione, MPáez, S Matiacevich. J. of Food Res., 2012,1 (4), p184


14.- E. Gonzalez, J. Pavez, I. Azocar, J.H. Zagal, X. Zhou, F. Melo, G.E. Thompson, M.A. Páez. A silanol-based nanocomposite coating for protection of AA-2024 aluminium Alloy. Electrochimica Acta. 2011; 56: 7586-7595

13. Paula A. Zapata, Laura Tamayo, Maritza Páez, Enrique Cerda, Ignacio Azócar, Franco M. Rabagliati. “Nanocomposites based on polyethylene and nanosilver particles produced by metallocenic ‘‘in situ’’ polymerization: synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial behavior.” European Polymer Journal 47 (2011) 1541–1549.

12. D Celis, MI Azocar, J Enrione, M Paez, S Matiacevich. Characterization of salmon gelatin based film on antimicrobial properties of chitosan against E. coli. Proc. Food Sci. 2011, 1, 399-403


11.- W. Cheuquepán, D. Villagra, M.I. Azócar, G. Ramírez, Y.Y. Chen, B. Matsuhiro, L. Mendoza, M. Isaacs, M.J. Aguirre. “Effect of the number of substituents on the behavior of modified electrodes with cobalt porphyrins substituted with a different numbers of bis(methoxyphenyl) groups toward the oxidation of sulfite”. J. Chil. Chem. Soc. 55, no.2, June 2010.


10.- N.P. Chandia, J. Canales, M. I. Azocar, S. Vanlaer, V.G. Pawar, W. De Borggraeve, J. Costamagna and W. Dehaen. “Síntesis of 5,5’-dialkyl-6,6’-dichloro-2,2’-bipyridines”. Synth. Commún.  39, 5, 927-939, 2009.


9. M. I. Azocar, F. Isaacs, J. Guerrero, W. Dehaen and M.J. Aguirre. “Controlled Synthesis of meso-veratrylporphyrins under acid-catalyzed scrambling conditions”. Synth. Commun. 37: 2001–2009, 2007.

8.- P. Bravo, F. Isaacs, G. Ramirez, I. Azocar, E. Trollund and MJ Aguirre.”A potentiometric sensor of hydrazine: para-Ni-tetraaminophenylporphyrin/Co-Cobaltite/SnO2:F Modified electrode”. J. Coord. Chem. Vol. 60,  22, 2499-2507, 2007.


7. Chapter: Electroreduction of CO2 Catalyzed by Metallomacrocyclics. Juan A Costamagna, Mauricio Isaacs, Maria J. Aguirre, Galo Ramirez, Ignacio Azocar. 01/2006: pages 191-254;2004




6.- M. Lucero, G. Ramírez, A. Riquelme, I. Azocar, M. Isaacs, F. Armijo, J.E. Förster, E. Trollund, M.J. Aguirre and D. Lexa.“Electrocatalytic oxidation of sulfite at polymeric iron tetra (4-aminophenyl) porphyrin – modified electrode”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Volume 221, Issues 1-2, 1 November 2004, Pages 71-76.

5.- M. I. Azócar, L. Mickelsons, G. Ferraudi, S. Moya, J. Guerrero, P. Aguirre and C. Martinez. “Intramolecular redox processes induced in biquinoline-centered and metal to ligand charge transfer excited states of Ru(II)-(4,4 ‘-bipyridine)-Re(I)- and Ru(II)-(pyrazine)-Re(I)-containing dyads”. Organometallics, 23, 5967-5974, 2004.

4. G. Ramírez, G. Cornejo, M. Lucero, A. Riquelme, I. Azócar, F. Armijo, M.J. Aguirre and E. Trollund. “Chemical metallation of poly-p-tetraaminophenylporphyrin films grown by cyclic voltammetry on conducting glass electrodes”. J. Chil. Chem Soc. 49 (3): 261-266 sep. 2004.


3.- P. Aguirre, R. Lopez, D. Villagra, I. Azócar-Guzmán, S. A. Moya. “Synthesis of ruthenium complexes with carbonyl and polypyridyl ligands derived from dipyrido[3,2-alpha : 2 ‘,3 ‘-c]phenazine: application to the water gas shift reaction”.  Applied Organometallic Chemistry. 17(2003)36-41.


2.- I. Azócar-Guzmán, J. Guerrero, P. Aguirre, S. A. Moya. “Synthesis and characterization of monometallic and bimetallic complexes of rhenium(I) and ruthenium(II) with 4,4 ‘-bipyridine as ligand-bridge”. Bol. Soc. Chil. Quím., 47, 393-401 (2002).

1.- J. Guerrero, A. J. Pardey, R. Pastene, I. Azócar-Guzmán, S. A. Moya. “Metal carbonyl complexes containing heterocyclic nitrogen ligands – Part IX. MnBr(CO)3(3,3 ‘-R-2,2 ‘-biquinoline) compounds”. Polyhedron, vol. 21, Issue 4,(2002), 439-444.

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