Publicaciones indexadas

Update - 30/06/2024

[1] Mesoporous titanosilicate-silica-coated cobalt ferrite core-shell catalysts for the oxidation of styrene

Ana Belen Lozada, Alison Sango, Alfredo Sangurima-Cedillo, Alexis Debut, Diana Endara, Ernesto de la Torre, Eric M. Gaigneaux, Lucia E. Manangon-Perugachi

Catalysis Today (Q1)

[2] Aluminum-based catalysts prepared in the presence of pectin for low-energy biodiesel production

Sebastian Ponce, Pablo A. Gangotena, Cahuenas Anthony, Yuliana Rodriguez, Heitor A.G. Bazani b, Mateus H. Keller, Bruno S. Souza, Karla Vizuete, Alexis Debut, José R. Mora

Fuel (Q1)

[3] Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of high-density polyethylene microplastics on TiO2-modified boron-doped diamond photoanode

Wendy Quilumbaquin, G Xavier Castillo-Cabrera, Luis J Borrero-González, José Mora, Vladimir Valle, Alexis Debut, Luis D Loor-Urgilés, Patricio J Espinoza-Montero

iScience (Q1)

[4] Discarded yerba mate as a source of cellulose fibers with promising applications for drinking water decontamination

Cintya Gordon-Falconí, María Florencia Iannone, Myriam Sara Zawoznik, Alexis Debut, María Daniela Groppa

Industrial Crops & Products (Q1)

[5] Application of Multicomponent Nanoparticles Synthesized with Andean Blackberry Fruit Extract (Rubus Glaucus) NPs (Ca, Fe, Mg-Rg) for Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus Ostreatus)

Herrera Erika Murgueitio, Lucio Sofía, Izquierdo Andrés, Arroyo Geovanna, Stael Carina, Toulkeridis Theofilos

Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (Conference paper)

[6] Evaluation of Physicochemical Parameters, Carbamazepine and Diclofenac as Emerging Pollutants in the Machángara River, Quito, Ecuador

Ibarra Raquel, Bolaños-Guerrón Darío, Cumbal-Flores Luis

Water (Switzerland) (Q1)

[7] Rapid synthesis and antioxidant activity of copper nanoparticles using rambutan peel extract with ultrasound assistance

Kumar Brajesh, Smita Kumari, Debut Alexis, Cumbal Luis

Emergent materials (Q1)

DOI: 10.1007/s42247-023-00537-5

[8] Calcium-based catalyst prepared in the presence of biopolymer/biomass for biodiesel production: Elucidating their influence on the catalytic efficiency

Rodriguez Yuliana, Ponce Sebastian, Keller Mateus H., Vizuete Karla, Debut Alexis, Souza Bruno, Mora José R.

Biomass and Bioenergy (Q1)

DOI: 10.1007/s42247-023-00537-5

[9] Synergistic Antibacterial Properties of Silver Nanoparticles and Its Reducing Agent from Cinnamon Bark Extract

Granja A., Pineda-Aguilar N., Lozano P., Lárez-Velázquez C., Suppan G., Galeas S., Debut A., Vizuete K., De Lima L., Saucedo-Vázquez J.P., Alexis F., López F.

Bioengineering (Q3)

DOI: 10.1007/s42247-023-00537-5

[10] Engineered Biochar: Novel Silver Loading onto Biochar Using Agri-waste Extract Assisted by LED Light for Catalyst and Antibacterial Capabilities

Moreno E., Gualle A., Vizuete K., Debut A., Orejuela L., Ponce S.

Waste and Biomass Valorization (Q2)

DOI: 10.1007/s12649-024-02617-x

[11] Enhancing the conversion of waste motor oil into diesel-like fuels using mineral-impregnated biochar catalysts

Miño N., Juiña E., Tarapues M., Rodriguez Y., Vizuete K., Debut A., Streitwieser D., Mora J. R., Ponce S.

Chemical Engineering Communications (Q2)

DOI: 10.1080/00986445.2024.2351492

[12] Evaluating the properties of a novel diesel-like fuel produced by biochar-assisted catalytic cracking of waste motor oil

Juiña E., Taco-Vasquez S., Vizuete K., Debut A., Murillo H. A., Ponce S.

Biofuels (Q3)

DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2023.2257961

[13] Microstructure effect on sliding wear of 316L stainless steel selectively laser melted

Barrionuevo G.O., Walczak M., Ramos-Grez J., Mendez P., Debut A.

Materials Science and Technology (Q2)

DOI: 10.1177/02670836231217393


[1] Synthesis of Bi4O5I2 microbars for pollutant degradation through a photocatalytic process

Zuarez-Chamba, Michael;Tuba-Guamán, Damián;Quishpe, Miguel;Pazmiño, Katherine;Vizuete, Karla;Debut, Alexis;Cisneros-Pérez, Pablo A.;Reinoso, Carlos;Santacruz, Cristian;Salgado, Andrea;Arroyo, Carlos R.;Iza, Peter; Miguel, Natividad;Niño-Ruiz, Zulay;Herrera-Robledo, Miguel

Materials letters

DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2023.133888

[2] Removal of Arsenic and Heavy Metals from Contaminated Water with Emerging Sorbents

Murgueitio, E.Cumbal Flores, L.H., Toulkeridis, T.

Communications in Computer and Information Science

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-24971-6_15

[3] Water, Sanitation and Socioeconomic Situation in Two Communities in the Cayapas River, Ecuador

Fernández Lorenzo, A., Borsic Laborde, Z.D., Bolaños Guerrón, D.R., Fernández Concepción, R.R., Arauz, M.A.H.

Communications in Computer and Information Science

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-24971-6_10

[4] Inspiration from cruzioseptin-1: membranolytic analogue with improved antibacterial properties

Bermúdez-Puga, Sebastián; Morán-Marcillo, Giovanna; Espinosa de los Monteros-Silva, Nina; Naranjo, Renato E.; Toscano, Fernanda; Vizuete, Karla; Torres Arias, Marbel;

Amino Acids

DOI: 10.1007/s00726-022-03209-6

[5] Corrigendum to “Photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A on BiOI nanostructured films under visible LED light irradiation” [J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 431 (2022) 114021] (Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2022) 431, (S1010603022002490), (10.1016/j.jphotochem.2022.114021))

Zuarez-Chamba, Michael; Tuba-Guamán, Damián; Quishpe, Miguel; Vizuete, Karla; Debut, Alexis; Herrera-Robledo, Miguel

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A

DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2022.114430

[6] High in vitro activity of gold and silver nanoparticles from Solanum mammosum L. against SARS-CoV-2 surrogate Phi6 and viral model PhiX174

Pilaquinga, Fernanda; Bosch, Rafael; Morey, Jeroni; Bastidas-Caldes, Carlos; Torres, Marbel; Toscano, Fernanda; Debut, Alexis; Pazmiño-Viteri, Katherine;  Nieves Piña, M.N.


DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/acb558

[7] Zinc removal from synthetic waters using magnetite/graphene oxide composites

Almeida-Naranjo C.E.; Morillo, Bryan; Aldás, María B.; Garcés, Nicole; Debut, Alexis; Guerrero, Victor H


DOI: 10.1002/rem.21743

[8] Rapid synthesis and antioxidant activity of copper nanoparticles using rambutan peel extract with ultrasound assistance

Kumar, B.; Smita, K.; Debut, A.; Cumbal, L.

Emergent Materials

DOI: 10.1007/s42247-023-00537-5

[9] Assessment of variations in air quality in cities of Ecuador in relation to the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Atiaga, O.; Guerrero, F.; Páez, F.; Castro, R.; Collahuazo, E.; Nunes, L.M.; Grijalva, M.; Grijalva, I.; Otero, X.L.


DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e17033

[10] Fabrication of electrodes with MWCNTS-functionalized PVDF polymeric membranes to be applied on microbial fuel cells

Ocaña, L.; Escorza, J.; Angulo, Y.; Reinoso, C.

Acta Microscopica

DOI: -

[11] Kinetic study of the catalytic cracking of waste motor oil using biomass-derived heterogeneous catalysts

Rodriguez, Y.; Guerra, R.; Vizuete, K.; Debut, A.; Streitwieser, D.A.; Mora, J.R.; Ponce, S.

Waste management

DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2023.05.027

[12] Lignocellulosic-Based Nanoparticles with Photoluminescent Properties for Bioimaging

Maria Arcentales; Raquel Martín-Sampedro; Ralph Santos-Oliveira, Mohamed F. Attia, Jeffrey N. Anker; Daniel C. Whitehead; Alexis Debut; Liquan Deng; Yuanna Zheng; Bing Hu; Maria P. Romero; Floralba López; Frank Alexis

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c05248

[13] Hydrothermal Synthesis of Bismuth Ferrite Hollow Spheres with Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity

Thomas Cadenbach; Valeria Sanchez; Daniela Chiquito Ríos; Alexis Debut; Karla Vizuete; Maria J. Benitez


DOI: 10.3390/molecules28135079

[14] New Bacteriophages Members of the Ackermannviridae Family Specific for Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258

E. Tisalema-Guanopatín; F. Cabezas-Mera; K. Nolivos-Rodríguez; I. Fierro; L. Pazmiño; D. Garzon-Chavez; A. Debut; K. Vizuete; J.A. Reyes


DOI: 10.1089/phage.2022.0039

[15] Direct development or endotrophic tadpole Morphological aspects of the early ontogeny of the plump toad Osornophryne occidentalis (Anura: Bufonidae)

A. Romero-Carvajal; L. Negrete; M.J. Salazar-Nicholls; K. Vizuete; A. Debut; P.H. Dias; F. Vera Candioti

Journal of Morphology

DOI: 10.1002/jmor.21582

[16] Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous extract of the leaves of fine aroma cocoa Theobroma cacao linneu (Malvaceae): Optimization by electrochemical techniques

P. Herrera-Marín; L. Fernández; F. Pilaquinga; A. Debut; A. Rodríguez; P. Espinoza-Montero

Electrochimica Acta

DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2023.142122

[17] Degradation of PET Bottles by an Engineered Ideonella sakaiensis PETase

M.E. Sevilla; M.D. Garcia; Y. Perez-Castillo; V. Armijos-Jaramillo; S. Casado; K. Vizuete; A. Debut; L. Cerda-Mejía


DOI: 10.3390/polym15071779

[18] Growth of carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres on diatoms

M.C. Mina-Villarreal; S. Briceño; K. Vizuete; A. Debut; G. González

Journal of Porous Materials

DOI: 10.1007/s10934-022-01345-8

[19] Microstructure simulation and experimental evaluation of the anisotropy of 316 L stainless steel manufactured by laser powder bed fusion

G.O. Barrionuevo; J.A. Ramos-Grez; M. Walczak; X. Sánchez-Sánchez; C. Guerra; A. Debut; E. Haro

Rapid Prototyping Journal

DOI: 10.1108/RPJ-04-2022-0127

[20] KOH-Based Hydrothermal Synthesis of Iron-Rich Titanate Nanosheets Assembled into 3D Hierarchical Architectures from Natural Ilmenite Mineral Sands

K.J. Lagos; B.A. Marinkovic; A. Dosen; A. Debut; K. Vizuete; V.H. Guerrero; E. Pardo; P.I. Pontón


DOI: 10.3390/min13030406

[21] Photochemical Reduction of Silver Nanoparticles on Diatoms

A. León-Valencia; S. Briceño; C. Reinoso; K. Vizuete; A. Debut; M.Caetano; G. González

Marine Drugs

DOI: 10.3390/md21030185

[22] Bioinspired Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles Based on Iron Oxides Using Orange Waste and Their Application as Photo-Activated Antibacterial Agents

D.G. García; C. Garzón-Romero; M.A. Salazar; K.J. Lagos; K.O. Campaña; A. Debut; K. Vizuete; M.R. Rivera; D. Niebieskikwiat; M.J. Benitez; M.P. Romero

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

DOI: 10.3390/ijms24054770

[23] Evaluation of the polyphenolic profile of native Ecuadorian stingless bee honeys (Tribe: Meliponini) and their antibiofilm activity on susceptible and multidrug-resistant pathogens: An exploratory analysis

F.S. Cabezas-Mera; M.B. Atiencia-Carrera; I. Villacrés-Granda; A.A. Proaño; A. Debut; K. Vizuete; L. Herrero-Bayo; A.M. Gonzalez-Paramás; F. Giampieri; R. Abreu-Naranjo; E. Tejera; J.M. Álvarez-Suarez; A. Machado

Current Research in Food Science

DOI: 10.1016/j.crfs.2023.100543

[24] Physicochemical characterization of sangorache natural colorant extracts (Amaranthus quitensis L.) prepared via spray- and freeze-drying

M. Quelal; E. Villacrés; K. Vizuete; A. Debut

AIMS Agriculture and Food

DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2023019

[25] A review of traditional uses and current applications of Cordia spp. (Boraginaceae) in the development of food and pharmaceutical products

S. Loor Constantine; K. Pazmiño Viteri; K. Vizuete; A. Debut

Ethnobotany Research and Applications

DOI: 10.32859/era.25.19.1-32

[26] Evaluating the properties of a novel diesel-like fuel produced by biochar-assisted catalytic cracking of waste motor oil

Juiña, E.; Taco-Vasquez, S.; Vizuete, K.; Debut, A.; Murillo, H.; Ponce, S.


DOI: 1010.1080/17597269.2023.2257961

[27] Silver Nanoplates/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite for the Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide

Pilicita-Carua, J.; Suppan, G.; Vizuete, K.; Debut, A.; Briceño, S.

Acta Microscopica

DOI: -.

[28] Preparation of Adsorbent Materials from Rice Husk via Hydrothermal Carbonization: Optimization of Operating Conditions and Alkali Activation

Naranjo, J.; Juiña, E.; Loyo, C.; Romero, M.; Vizuete, K.; Debut, A.; Ponce, S.;
Murillo, H.


DOI: 10.3390/resources12120145

[29] Nanoparticles cellular uptake, trafficking, activation, toxicity and in vitro evaluation

Toscana F.; Torres-Arias M.

Current Research in Immunology

DOI: 10.1016/j.crimmu.2023.100073

[30] Simultaneous quantification of lead, cadmium and zinc in superficial marine sediments using a carbon-fiber microelectrode modified with bismuth film

Fernández, L.; Espinoza-Montero, P.; Sánchez-Sarango, M.; Bolaños-Méndez, D.;
Álvarez-Paguay, J.; Domínguez-Granda, L.; Rodríguez, A.; Romero, H.; Debut, A.;
Ortiz, V.

Scientific Reports

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-47526-6

[31] From Renewable Biomass to Water Purification Systems: Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch as Bio-Adsorbent for Domestic Wastewater Remediation and Methylene Blue Removal

Almeida-Naranjo, C.; Gallegos, E.; Domínguez, E.; Gutiérrez, P.; Valle, V.; Aguilar, A.D.; Debut, A.; Vasco, C.

Water (Switzerland)

DOI: 10.3390/w15234116
















[1] Development of assisted reproductive technologies for the conservation of Atelopus sp. (spumarius complex)

Naranjo R.E., Naydenova E., Proaño-Bolaños C., Vizuete K., Debut A., Arias M.T., Coloma L.A.


DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2021.12.005

[2] The probiotics Vibrio diabolicus (Ili), Vibrio hepatarius (P62), and Bacillus cereus sensu stricto (P64) colonize internal and external surfaces of Penaeus vannamei shrimp larvae and protect it against Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Ramirez M., Domínguez-Borbor C., Salazar L., Debut A., Vizuete K., Sonnenholzner S., Alexis F., Rodríguez J.


DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737826

[3] Magnetite Impregnated Lignocellulosic Biomass for Zn(II) Removal

Asimbaya C., Rosas-Laverde N.M., Galeas S., Debut A., Guerrero V.H., Pruna A.


DOI: 10.3390/ma15030728

[4] Excess Mortality Data Analysis of COVID-19 Infections and Fatalities in Ecuador [Análisis de datos de exceso de mortalidad por infecciones y muertes por COVID-19 en Ecuador]

Toulkeridis T., Ortiz-Prad E., Chunga-Mora J., Heredia- M., Debut A.


DOI: 10.15359/ru.36-1.17

[5] Phytosynthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of Sacha inchi leaf-assisted gold nanoparticles

Kumar B., Smita K., Sánchez E., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Chemical Papers

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-022-02075-6

[6] Comparative statistical analysis of the release kinetics models for nanoprecipitated drug delivery systems based on poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)

Heredia N.S., Vizuete K., Flores-Calero M., Katherine Pazmiño V., Pilaquinga F., Kumar B., Debut A.

Plos ONE

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264825

[7] Antibacterial and antioxidant triple-side filler composed of fumed silica, iron, and tea polyphenols for active food packaging

Videira-Quintela D., Guillen F., Martin O., Cumbal L., Montalvo G.

Food Control

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2022.109036

[8] Identification and phylogenetic characterization based on DNA sequences from RNA ribosomal genes of thermophilic microorganisms in a high elevation Andean tropical geothermal spring

Rivas-Párraga R., Izquierdo A., Sánchez K., Bolaños-Guerron D., Alfaro-Núñez A.


DOI: 10.21931/RB/2022.07.02.5

[9] Hepatoprotective effect of a Novel Functional Drink based on Ecuadorian Plant Species

Paladines-Santacruz G., Orellana-Manzano A., Manzano P., Zaruma-Torres F., Ortíz-Ulloa J., Cárdenas W., Torres-Arias M., Seqqat R., Vanden Berghe W.

FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.S1.0R543

[10] Influence of Ultrasonication on the Properties of Hybrid Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile and Silver Nanoparticles Fibers and Their Potential Use in Water Decontamination

Narváez-Muñoz C., Zamora-Ledezma C., Carrión-Matamoros L. M., Guerrero I. E., Debut A., Vizuete K., Haro E., López López A., Zamora-Ledezma E.

Communications in Computer and Information Science

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-03884-6_13

[11] Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial ZnMintPc Encapsulated in Magnetic-Nanocomposites with Graphene Oxide/MWCNTs Based on Bimodal Action of Photodynamic and Photothermal Effects

Cuadrado C., Díaz-Barrios A., Campaña K., Romani E., Quiroz F., Nardecchia S., Debut A., Vizuete K., Niebieskikwiat D., Ávila C., Salazar M., Garzón-Romero C.


DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics14040705

[12] Environmentally friendly synthesis of silicon dioxide nanoparticles and their application for the removal of emerging contaminants in aqueous media

Tejedor J., Guerrero V. H., Vizuete K., Debut A.

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/2238/1/012005

[13] Phytosynthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of Sacha inchi leaf-assisted gold nanoparticles

Kumar B., Smita K., Sánchez E., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Chemical Papers

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-022-02075-6

[14] Removal of Phenanthrene from Contaminated Soils by Applying nZVI-R.g. and Subsequently with Biostimulation

Murgueitio E., Izquierdo A., Salgado D., Cumbal L.

Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Congress on Science and Technology , CIT 2021)

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-08288-7_8

[15] Determining the Effects of Nanonutrient Application in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate L.) Using Spectrometry and Biomass Estimation with UAV

Sinde-González I., Gómez-López J., Tapia-Navarro S., Murgueitio E., Falconí C., Benítez F., Toulkeridis T. 

Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Congress on Science and Technology , CIT 2021)

DOI: 10.3390/agronomy12010081

[16] Phylodynamics and Coat Protein Analysis of Babaco Mosaic Virus in Ecuador

Mosquera-Yuqui F., Flores F., Moncayo E., Garzón-Proaño B., Méndez M., Guevara F., Quito-Avila D., Viera W., Cornejo-Franco J., Izquierdo A., Noceda C.


DOI: 10.3390/plants11131646

[17] Immunouniverse of SARS-CoV-2

Jiménez D., Torres arias M.

Immunological Medicine

DOI: 10.1080/25785826.2022.2066251

[18] Honeybee pollen assisted biosynthesis of nanogold and its application as catalyst in reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Kumar B., Smita K., Angulo Y., Debut A., Cumbal L.


DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10191

[19] Single-step biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using honeybee-collected pollen

Kumar B., Smita K., Angulo Y., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry

DOI: 10.1080/24701556.2022.2081198

[20] Capsicum baccatum (Andean Chilli)-assisted phytosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and their H2O2 sensing ability

Kumar B., Smita K., Awasthi S., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Particulate Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1080/02726351.2021.2006381

[21] Synthesis of Iron, Zinc, and Manganese Nanofertilizers, Using Andean Blueberry Extract, and Their Effect in the Growth of Cabbage and Lupin Plants

Murgueitio-Herrera E., Falconí C., Cumbal L., Gómez J., Yanchatipán K., Tapia A., Martínez K., Sinde-Gonzalez I., Toulkeridis T.


DOI: 10.3390/nano12111921

[22] Ultrasound-assisted green synthesis of Urchin like palladium oxide nanoparticles using alginate and its photocatalytic application

Kumar B., Smita K., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Inorganic Chemistry Communications

DOI: 10.1016/j.inoche.2022.109618

[23] Antibacterial and antioxidant triple-side filler composed of fumed silica, iron, and tea polyphenols for active food packaging

Videira-Quitela D., Guillen F., Martin O., Cumbal L., Montalvo G. 

Food Control

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2022.109036

[24] Bioremediation on a chip: A portable microfluidic device for efficient screening of bacterial biofilm with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon removal capacity

Bourguignon N., Alessandrello M., Booth R., Lobo C., Júarez Tomás M., Cumbal L., Perez M., Bhansali S., Ferrero M., Lerner B.


DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135001

[25] Photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A on BiOI nanostructured films under visible LED light irradiation

Zuarez-Chamba M., Tuba-Guamán D., Quishpe M., Vizuete K., Debut A., Herrera-Robledo M.

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry

DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2022.114021

[26] Evaluation of the biofilm life cycle between Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis

Atiencia-Carrera M., Cabezas-Mera F., Vizuete K., Debut A., Tejera E., Machado A.

Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology

DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2022.953168

[27] Ascorbic Acid-assisted Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles: pH and Stability Study

Guzmán K., Kumar B., Grijalva M., Debut A., Cumbal L.


Green Chemistry - New Perspectives

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.107202

[28] Simple Microcontact Printing Technique to Obtain Cell Patterns by Lithography Using Grayscale, Photopolymer Flexographic Mold, and PDMS


DOI: 10.3390/biomimetics7040155

[29] China Rose/Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Pollen-Mediated Phytosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Activity

Journal of Composites Science

DOI: 10.3390/jcs6110322

[30] Green Synthesis of Antibacterial Silver Nanocolloids with Agroindustrial Waste Extracts, Assisted by LED Light

Cañadas A., Gualle A., Vizuete K., Debut A., Rojas-Silva P., Ponce S., Orejuela-Escobar L.

Colloids and Interfaces

DOI: 10.3390/colloids6040074

[31] Simple Preparation of Metal-Impregnated FDM 3D-Printed Structures

Flores D., Noboa J., Tarapues M., Vizuete K., Debut, A., Bejarano L., Streitwieser D.,
Ponce S.


DOI: 10.3390/mi13101675

[32] Sticky bacteria: Combined effect of galactose and high ferric iron concentration on extracellular polymeric substances production and the attachment of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans on a polymetallic sulfide ore surface

Moncayo E., Debut A., Vizuete K., Jumbo-Flores D., Aguirre P.

Frontiers in Microbiology

DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.951402

[33] Pollen preferences of stingless bees in the Amazon region and southern highlands of Ecuador by scanning electron microscopy and morphometry

Ocaña-Cabrera J. S., Liria J., Vizuete K., Cholota-Iza C., Espinoza-Zurita F., Saegerman C., Martin-Solano S., Debut A., Ron-Román J. 


DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272580

[34] Growth of carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres on diatoms

Mina-Villarreal M. C., Briceño S., Vizuete K., Debut A., González G.

Journal of Porous Materials

DOI: 10.1007/s10934-022-01345-8

[35] Bioremediation on a chip: A portable microfluidic device for efficient screening of bacterial biofilm with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon removal capacity

Bourguignon N., Alessandrello M., Booth R., Lobo Constanza B., Juárez Tomas M. S., Cumbal L., Perez M., Bhansali S., Ferrero M., Lerner B.


DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135001

[36] Control of vibriosis in shrimp through the management of the microbiota and the immune system

Ramírez M., Debut A., Alexis F., Rodríguez J.


DOI: 10.21931/RB/2022.07.02.1

[37] Microstructure simulation and experimental evaluation of the anisotropy of 316 L stainless steel manufactured by laser powder bed fusion

Barrionuevo G. O., Ramos-Grez J. A., Walczak M., Sánchez-Sánchez X., Guerra C., 
Debut A., Haro E.

Rapid Prototyping Journal

DOI: 10.1108/RPJ-04-2022-0127
















[1] Silver nanoparticles as a potential treatment against SARS-CoV-2: A review

Pilaquinga F., Morey J., Torres M., Seqqat R., Piña M.D.L.N.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology    DOI:10.1002/wnan.1707

[2] The osmotic action of sugar combined with hydrogen peroxide and bee-derived antibacterial peptide Defensin-1 is crucial for the antibiofilm activity of eucalyptus honey

Proaño A., Coello D., Villacrés-Granda I., Ballesteros I., Debut A., Vizuete K., Brenciani A., Álvarez-Suarez J.M.



[3] Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of glyphosate on titanium dioxide synthesized by sol-gel/spin-coating on boron doped diamond (TiO2/BDD) as a photoanode

Alulema-Pullupaxi P., Fernández L., Debut A., Santacruz C.P., Villacis W., Fierro C., Espinoza-Montero P.J.



[4] One-Pot Biosynthesis of Maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) Nanoparticles in Aqueous Extract of Ficus carica Fruit and Their Application for Antioxidant and 4-Nitrophenol Reduction

Kumar B., Smita K., Galeas S., Guerrero V.H., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Waste and Biomass Valorization


[5] Chemometrics based ATR-FTIR spectroscopy method for rapid and non-destructive discrimination between eyeliner and mascara traces

Arora T., Verma R., Kumar R., Chauhan R., Kumar B., Sharma V.

Microchemical Journal


[6] Spectroscopic and morphological characterization of Nephelium lappaceum peel extract synthesized gold nanoflowers and its catalytic activity

Kumar B., Smita K., Borovskikh P., Shchegolkov A., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Inorganic Chemistry Communications


[7] A review of adsorbents for heavy metal decontamination: Growing approach to wastewater treatment

Gupta A., Sharma V., Sharma K., Kumar V., Choudhary S., Mankotia P., Kumar B., Mishra H., Moulick A., Ekielski A., Mishra P.K.



[8] Plukenetia volubilis L. Seed flour mediated biofabrication and characterization of silver nanoparticles

Kumar B., Smita K., Sánchez E., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Chemical Physics Letters


[9] Towards iron-titanium oxide nanostructures from ecuadorian black mineral sands

Lagos K.J., Marinkovic B.A., Debut A., Vizuete K., Guerrero V.H., Pardo E., Pontón P.I.



[10] Volcanic ash as a precursor for SARS-CoV-2 infection among susceptible populations in Ecuador: A satellite Imaging and excess mortality-based analysis

Toulkeridis T., Seqqat R., Arias M.T., Salazar-Martinez R., Ortiz-Prado E., Chunga S., Vizuete K., Heredia-R M., Debut A.

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness


[11] Effect of thermal liquefaction on quality, chemical composition and antibiofilm activity against multiresistant human pathogens of crystallized eucalyptus honey

Villacrés-Granda I., Proaño A., Coello D., Debut A., Vizuete K., Ballesteros I., Granda-Albuja G., Rosero-Mayanquer H., Battino M., Giampieri F., Alvarez-Suárez J.M.

Food Chemistry


[12] Green Synthesis of Cuprous Oxide Nanoparticles Using Andean Capuli (Prunus serotina Ehrh. var. Capuli) Cherry

Kumar B., Smita K., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Journal of Cluster Science


[13] Synthesis of doped and undoped Bi1-xMxFeO3 porous networks (M = La, Gd, Nd; x = 0, 0.03, 0.05, 0.10) with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity

Cadenbach T., Santillan P., Morales A.L., Benitez M.J., Moncada F., Lascano L., Costa-Vera C., Ochoa-Herrera V., Vizuete K., Debut A.

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry


[14] Polytetrafluoroethylene-like Nanoparticles as a Promising Contrast Agent for Dual Modal Ultrasound and X-ray Bioimaging

Chingo AimacanÌa C.M., Quinchiguango Perez D.A., Rocha Pinto S., Debut A., Attia M.F., Santos-Oliveira R., Whitehead D.C., Terencio T., Alexis F., Dahoumane S.A.

ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering


[15] Adsorptive removal of chromium (VI) from synthetic waters using magnetic lignocellulosic composites

Medina-Espinosa T., Asimbaya C., Galeas S., Rosas-Laverde N.M., Debut A., Guerrero V.H.

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science   


[16] Andean Capuli Fruit Derived Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles with Antioxidant and Photocatalytic Activity

Kumar B., Smita K., Debut A., Cumbal L.



[17] Underutilized maize kernels (Zea mays L. var. amylacea and var. saccharata) subjected to pan and microwave toasting: A comparative structure study in the whole kernel

Lara N., Vizuete K., Debut A., Chango I., Campaña O., Villacrés E., Bonilla P., Ruales J.

Journal of Cereal Science


[18] Morphological and physiological responses of tara (Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) O. Kuntz) microshoots to ventilation and sucrose treatments

Núñez-Ramos J.E., Quiala E., Posada L., Mestanza S., Sarmiento L., Daniels D., Arroyo C.R., Naranjo B., Vizuete K., Noceda C., Gómez-Kosky R.

In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant


[19] Frequency Based Control of Antifouling Properties Using Graphene Nanoplatelet/Poly(Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) Composite Films

Zamora-Ledezma C., Chicaiza-Zambrano A., Santiago Vispo N., Debut A., Vizuete K., Guerrero V.H., Almeida C.E., Alexis F.

Composite Interfaces


[20] Revealing the Synthesis of Triangular Silver Nanoplates: A Study of the Photochemical Growth Mechanism around the pH and Trisodium Citrate Variations

Arcos-Pareja J., Lasso E.D., Ibarra-Barreno C.M., Benalcázar J., Robalino K., Debut A., Briceño S., Chacón-Torres J.C.

Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research


[21] Impact of the solvent composition on the structural and mechanical properties of customizable electrospun poly(vinylpyrrolidone) fiber mats

Narváez-Muñoz C., Diaz-Suntaxi D.F., Carrión-Matamoros L.M., Guerrero V.H., Almeida-Naranjo C.E., Morales-Flórez V., Debut A., Vizuete K., Mowbray D.J., Zamora-Ledezma C.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics


[22] Adsorption enhanced photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B using GdxBi1-xFeO3@SBA-15 (x= 0, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15) nanocomposites under visible light irradiation

Cadenbach T., Benitez M.J., Tirado S.A., Ochoa-Herrera V., Debut A., Vizuete K.

Ceramics International


[23] Development of a hybrid cell for energy production

Del Castillo D., Arroyo G., Escorza J., Angulo Y., Debut A., Vizuete K., Izquierdo A., Arias M.



[24] Importance of nano & micro materials for environment and human health

Arias M.T., Pilaquinga F., Debut A., Seqqat R.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Asia


[25] Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles prepared with carrasquilla fruit extract (Berberis hallii) and evaluation of its photocatalytic activity

Arroyo G., Angulo Y., Debut A., Cumbal L.H.



[26] Bimodal ultrasound and x-ray bioimaging properties of particulate calcium fluoride biomaterial

Aimacaña C.M.C., Pila K.O., Perez D.A.Q., Debut A., Attia M.F., Santos-Oliveira R., Whitehead D.C., Reinoso C., Alexis F., Dahoumane S.A.



[27] Fast synthesis of silver colloids with a low-cost 3D printed photo-reactor

Ponce S., Hernandez M., Vizuete K., Streitwieser D.A., Debut A.

Colloids and Interface Science Communications


[28] Origin of color variations of thin, nano-sized layers of volcanic cinder from the Sierra Negra Volcano of the Galapagos Islands [Origem das variações de cores das escórias do vulcão Sierra Negra das Ilhas Galápagos] [Origen de las variaciones de color de las escorias del volcán Sierra Negra de las Islas Galápagos]

Debut A., Toulkeridis T., Vaca A.V., Arroyo C.R.



[29] Capsicum baccatum (Andean Chilli)-assisted phytosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and their H2O2 sensing ability

Kumar B., Smita K., Awasthi S.K., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Particulate Science and Technology


[30] A closer look to polyesters: Properties, synthesis, characterization, and particle drug delivery applications

Viteri K.P., Vizuete K.S., Alexis F., Kumar B., Debut A.   

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Asia


[31] Effect of visual cognition on the measurement of particle size using imagej software

Debut A., Vizuete K., Pazmiño K., Calderón J., Gallegos C., Gaona V.   

Current Materials Science


[32] Biotechnological tools in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of pandemics [Herramientas biotecnológicas en el diagnóstico, prevención y tratamiento frente a pandemias]

Molina P., Arias M.T.

Revista Bionatura


[33] IgY technology: Strategy in the treatment of human infectious diseases [Tecnología IgY: Estrategia en el tratamiento de enfermedades infecciosas humanas]

Tipantiza N.C., Arias M.T.

Revista Bionatura


[34] Determination of antioxidant activity by oxygen radical absorbance capacity (Orac-fl), cellular antioxidant activity (caa), electrochemical and microbiological analyses of silver nanoparticles using the aqueous leaf extract of solanum mammosum l.

Pilaquinga F., Morey J., Fernandez L., Espinoza-Montero P., Moncada-Basualto M., Pozo-Martinez J., Olea-Azar C., Bosch R., Meneses L., Debut A., Piña M.L.N.

International Journal of Nanomedicine


[35] Fertility and iron bioaccumulation in Drosophila melanogaster fed with magnetite nanoparticles using a validated method

Pilaquinga F., Cárdenas S., Vela D., Jara E., Morey J., Gutiérrez-Coronado J.L., Debut A., Piña M.N.



[36] Adenovirus for Detection of Fecal Pollution in Santa Clara River, Rumiñahui - Ecuador

Sarmiento, B., Koch, A., Bolaños, D., Izquierdo, A


[37] Tracking sars-cov-2: Novel trends and diagnostic strategies

Guaman-Bautista L., Moreta-Urbano E., Oña-Arias C., Torres-Arias M., Kyruakidis N., Malci K., Jonguitud-Borrego N., Rios-Solis L., Ramos-Martinez E., López-Cortés A., Barba-Ostria C.

















[1] Characterization and application of biosynthesized iron oxide nanoparticles using Citrus paradisi peel: A sustainable approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Galeas S., Sharma V., Guerrero V.H., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Inorganic Chemistry Communications


[2] Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous leaf extract of Mimosa albida (mimosoideae): Characterization and antioxidant activity

Pilaquinga F., Amaguaña D., Morey J., Moncada-Basualto M., Pozo-Martínez J., Olea-Azar C., Fernández L., Espinoza-Montero P., Jara-Negrete E., Meneses L., López F., Debut A., Piña N.



[3] Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles for application in cosmetics 

Arroyo G.V., Madrid A.T., Gavilanes A.F., Naranjo B., Debut A., Arias M.T., Angulo Y.

Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering


[4] Cellulose particles capture aldehyde VOC pollutants

Bravo I., Figueroa F., Swasy M.I., Attia M.F., Ateia M., Encalada D., Vizuete K., Galeas S., Guerrero V.H., Debut A., Whitehead D.C., Alexis F.

RSC Advances


[5] Sugar-Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Selenide Semiconductor Nanocrystals under Ultrasound Irradiation

García D.A., Mendoza L., Vizuete K., Debut A., Arias M.T., Gavilanes A., Terencio T., Ávila E., Jeffryes C., Dahoumane S.A.

Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)


[6] Andean sacha inchi (Plukenetiavolubilis l.) leaf-mediated synthesis of Cu2O nanoparticles: A low-cost approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Debut A., Cumbal L.



[7] Phytosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using andean cabbage: Structural characterization and its application

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.   

Materials Today: Proceedings


[8] Synthesis of silver nanoparticles with remediative potential using discarded yerba mate: An eco-friendly approach

Gordon-Falconí C., Iannone M.F., Zawoznik M.S., Cumbal L., Debut A., Groppa M.D.

Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering


[9] Seasonal variations in PM10 inorganic composition in the Andean city

Zalakeviciute R., Alexandrino K., Rybarczyk Y., Debut A., Vizuete K., Diaz M.    

Scientific Reports


[10] Shelf life estimation of Blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth) with bacterial cellulose film coating from Komagataeibacter xylinus

Toscano Ávila J.A., Terán D.A., Debut A., Vizuete K., Martínez J., Cerda-Mejía L.A.

Food Science and Nutrition


[11] Covid-19: Pandemic in ecuador: A health disparities perspective [Covid-19: Pandemia en ecuador desde una perspectiva de las disparidades de salud]

Toulkeridis T., Seqqat R., Marbel Torres A., Ortiz-Prado E., Debut A.

Revista de Salud Publica


[12] Microcrystalline cellulose extracted from native plants as an excipient for solid dosage formulations in drug delivery

Viera-Herrera C., Santamaría-Aguirre J., Vizuete K., Debut A., Whitehead D.C., Alexis F.



[13] Representative hardwood and softwood green tissue-microstructure transitions per age group and their inherent relationships with physical-mechanical properties and potential applications

González O.M., Velín A., García A., Arroyo C.R., Barrigas H.L., Vizuete K., Debut A.



[14] Nanocasting synthesis of BiFeO3 nanoparticles with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity

Cadenbach T., Benitez M.J., Morales A.L., Vera C.C., Lascano L., Quiroz F., Debut A., Vizuete K.

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology


[15] Cost-effective fabrication of photopolymer molds with multi-level microstructures for pdms microfluidic device manufacture

Olmos C.M., Penãherrera A., Rosero G., Vizuete K., Ruarte D., Follo M., Vaca A., Arroyo C.R., Debut A., Cumbal L., Pérez M.S., Lerner B., Mertelsmann R.

RSC Advances


[16] Natural cellulose fibers for surgical suture applications

Guambo M.P.R., Spencer L., Vispo N.S., Vizuete K., Debut A., Whitehead D.C., Santos-Oliveira R., Alexis F.



[17] Synthesis and characterization of SnO2 nanoparticles using cochineal dye

Kumar B., Smita K., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing    DOI:10.1007/s00339-020-03969-6

[18] Degradation of Direct Blue 1 through heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2 irradiated with e-beam

Gallegos E., Bisesti F.M., Vaca-Escobar K., Santacruz C., Fernández L., Debut A., Espinoza-Montero P.J.



[19] Protective effect of the medicinal herb infusion “horchata” against oxidative damage in cigarette smokers: An ex vivo study

Guevara M., Proaño A., Tejera E., Ballesteros I., Sánchez M.E., Granda-Albuja M.G., Freire B., Chisaguano A.M., Debut A., Vizuete K., Santos-Buelga C., González-Paramás A.M., Battino M., Alvarez-Suarez J.M.

Food and Chemical Toxicology


[20] The clinical impact of a multiplex real-time PCR system for microbiological diagnosis of sepsis: a mortality study

Grijalva M., de la Torre K., Sánchez N.

New Microbiologica

[21] Study of Dactylopius opuntiae and its electrical properties as thin film for application in organic devices

Llumiquinga S., Noboa K., Barreto A.R.J., Vizuete K., Avila H.C., Debut A., Cremona M., Angulo Y.

Solid State Sciences


[22] First report of apple mosaic virus infecting Rosa spp. in Pichincha province, Ecuador

Paz M.L., Sivaprasad Y., Garrido P., Ayala L., Méndez K., Garrido A., Debut A., Ramos L., Flores F.

Journal of Plant Pathology


[23] Hybrid microchannel-solid state micropore device for fast and optical cell detection

Olmos C.M., Rosero G., Fernández-Cabada T., Booth R., Der M., Cabaleiro J.M., Debut A., Cumbal L., Pérez M.S., Lerner B.

RSC Advances

















[1] Ecofriendly synthesis of monodispersed silver nanoparticles using Andean Mortiño berry as reductant and its photocatalytic activity

Kumar B., Vizuete K.S., Sharma V., Debut A., Cumbal L.



[2] Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Solanum mammosum L. (Solanaceae) fruit extract and their larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae)

Pilaquinga F., Morejón B., Ganchala D., Morey J., Piña N., Debut A., Neira M.



[3] Ultrasound-assisted synthesis and antibacterial activity of gallic acid-chitosan modified silver nanoparticles

Guzmán K., Kumar B., Vallejo M.J., Grijalva M., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Progress in Organic Coatings   


[4] Epoxy resin mold and PDMS microfluidic devices through photopolymer flexographic printing plate

Olmos C.M., Vaca A., Rosero G., Peñaherrera A., Perez C., de Sá Carneiro I., Vizuete K., Arroyo C.R., Debut A., Pérez M.S., Cumbal L., Lerner B.

Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical


[5] Tailoring Organic-Organic Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) Microparticles and Fibers with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes for Reinforced Composites

Narvaez-Muñoz C.P., Carrion-Matamoros L.M., Vizuete K., Debut A., Arroyo C.R., Guerrero V., Almeida-Naranjo C.E., Morales-Flórez V., Mowbray D.J., Zamora-Ledezma C.   

ACS Applied Nano Materials


[6] Size-tunable fabrication of BiFeO3 nanoparticles with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity using a facile co-precipitation method

Cadenbach T., Lascano L., Costa Vera C., Vizuete K., Debut A.

Materials Research Express


[7] Nanoparticles for environment, engineering, and nanomedicine

Seqqat R., Blaney L., Quesada D., Kumar B., Cumbal L.

Journal of Nanotechnology


[8] Toward a Predominant Substitutional Bonding Environment in B-Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Reinoso C., Berkmann C., Shi L., Debut A., Yanagi K., Pichler T., Ayala P.

ACS Omega


[9] An Archaeometric Characterization of Ecuadorian Pottery

Sánchez-Polo A., Briceño S., Jamett A., Galeas S., Campaña O., Guerrero V., Arroyo C.R., Debut A., Mowbray D.J., Zamora-Ledezma C., Serrano J.

Scientific Reports


[10] Applicability of goethite/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites to remove lead from wastewater

Gordon-Nuñez F., Vaca-Escobar K., Villacís-García M., Fernández L., Debut A., Aldás-Sandoval M.B., Espinoza-Montero P.J.



[11] On the examination of raw, pasteurized, powdered, and adulterated milk samples and their multivariate classification: applications in food and forensic science

Kumar R., Kaur A., Sharma K., Kumar B., Sharma V.

Spectroscopy Letters


[12] The development, purification and characterization of anti- vitellogenin antibodies raised in hens (Gallus gallus domesticus) against Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) vitellogenin protein

Caza J., Fernández R., Arias M.T., Muñoz D., Tirado J.O., Manjunatha B., Mulla S.I., Kundapur R.R.

Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences


[13] Influence of thermal treatment and aging time on the stability and swelling properties of nano/micron-sized polymeric spheres for improved oil recovery application

Rosero G., Olmos C.M., Peñaherrera A., Vaca A., Vizuete K., Debut A., Cumbal L., Masiero D., Hernandez M.I., Lasorsa C., Pérez M.S., Lerner B.   

Journal of Applied Polymer Science

















[1] Larvicidal Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized Using Extracts of Ambrosia arborescens (Asteraceae) to Control Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae)

Morejón B., Pilaquinga F., Domenech F., Ganchala D., Debut A., Neira M.

Journal of Nanotechnology


[2] Utilization of Persea americana (Avocado) oil for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles in sunlight and evaluation of antioxidant and photocatalytic activities

Kumar B., Smita K., Debut A., Cumbal L.   

Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management


[3] Green Synthesis of Iron Nanoparticles: Application on the Removal of Petroleum Oil from Contaminated Water and Soils

Murgueitio E., Cumbal L., Abril M., Izquierdo A., Debut A., Tinoco O.

Journal of Nanotechnology


[4] Printable nanocomposites of polymers and silver nanoparticles for antibacterial devices produced by DoD technology

Barrera N., Guerrero L., Debut A., Santa-Cruz P.



[5] Biological Effect of Organically Coated Grias neuberthii and Persea americana Silver Nanoparticles on HeLa and MCF-7 Cancer Cell Lines

Salazar L., Vallejo López M.J., Grijalva M., Castillo L., Maldonado A.

Journal of Nanotechnology


[6] Biological Impact of Exposure to Extremely Fine-Grained Volcanic Ash

Aguilera C., Viteri M., Seqqat R., Ayala Navarrette L., Toulkeridis T., Ruano A., Torres Arias M.

Journal of Nanotechnology


[7] Genetic diversity of the HLA system in human populations from the Sierra (Andean), Oriente (Amazonian) and Costa (Coastal) regions of Ecuador

Galarza J.M., Barquera R., Álvarez A.M.T., Hernández Zaragoza D.I., Sevilla G.P., Tamayo A., Pérez M., Dávila D., Birnberg L., Alonzo V.A., Krause J., Grijalva M.

Human Immunology


[8] Improvement of Cochineal Extract (Dactylopius coccus Costa) Properties Based on the Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Application in Organic Devices

Stael C., Cruz R., Naranjo B., Debut A., Angulo Y.

Journal of Nanotechnology


[9] Accessible and Cost-Effective Method of PDMS Microdevices Fabrication Using a Reusable Photopolymer Mold

Bourguignon N., Olmos C.M., Sierra-Rodero M., Peñaherrera A., Rosero G., Pineda P., Vizuete K., Arroyo C.R., Cumbal L., Lasorsa C., Perez M.S., Lerner B.   

Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics


[10] Scanning electron microscopic observations of early stages of interaction of Trichoderma harzianum, Gliocladium virens and Bacillus subtilis with Acaulospora colombiana [Observaciones por microscopía electrónica de barrido de estadios tempranos de la interacción de Trichoderma harzianum, Gliocladium virens y Bacillus subtilis con Acaulospora colombiana]

Ortiz E.M., Duchicela J., Debut A.

Revista Argentina de Microbiologia


[11] Measurement of stomata and pollen as an indirect indicator of polyploidy in the genus polylepis (Rosaceae) in Ecuador [Morfometría y morfología de estomas y de polen como indicadores indirectos de poliploidía en especies del género Polylepis (Rosaceae) en Ecuador]

Caiza J.C., Vargas D., Olmedo C., Arboleda M., Boada L., Acurio O., Arroyo C., Debut A., Segovia-Salcedo M.

Ecologia Austral


[12] Arsenic retention on technosols prepared with nanoparticles for treatment of mine drainage water

Bolaños D., Sánchez V., Paz J., Balseiro M., Cumbal L.

Environmental Arsenic in a ChangingWorld - 7th International Congress and Exhibition Arsenic in the Environment, 

















[1] Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Andean blackberry fruit extract

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences


[2] Plant mediated detoxification of mercury and lead

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal Flores L.

Arabian Journal of Chemistry   


[3] Biofabrication of copper oxide nanoparticles using Andean blackberry (Rubus glaucus Benth.) fruit and leaf

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A., Angulo Y.

Journal of Saudi Chemical Society


[4] Oxidative stress modulation and ROS-mediated toxicity in cancer: A review on in vitro models for plant-derived compounds

Vallejo M.J., Salazar L., Grijalva M.

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity


[5] Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) shell biomass for synthesis of silver nanocatalyst

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Journal of Saudi Chemical Society


[6] Shora (Capparis petiolaris) fruit mediated green synthesis and application of silver nanoparticles

Vizuete K.S., Kumar B., Guzmán K., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Green Processing and Synthesis


[7] Extracellular biofabrication of gold nanoparticles by using Lantana camara berry extract

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.   

Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry   


[8] Identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing lineage in Ecuador

Jiménez P., Calvopiña K., Herrera D., Rojas C., Pérez-Lago L., Grijalva M., Guna R., García-De Viedma D.



[9] Development and evaluation of a glassy carbon electrode modified with silver and mercury nanoparticles for quantification of cysteine rich peptides

Valera D., Espinoza-Montero P.J., Alvarado J., Carrera P., Bonilla P., Cumbal L., Fernández L.   

Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical   


[10] Scope of Nanotechnology in Nutraceuticals

Kumar B., Smita K.

Nanotechnology Applications in Food: Flavor, Stability, Nutrition and Safety


[11] Virus diagnosis in tree tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.) by RT-PCR and transmission electron microscopy in Pichincha and Tungurahua Provinces of Ecuador [Diagnosis de virus en tomate de árbol (Solanum betaceum Cav.) mediante RT-PCR y microscopía electrónica de transmisión en Pichincha y Tungurahua Provincias de Ecuador]

Espinoza D., Viera W., Debut A., Vásquez W., Ayala L.

Agronomia Colombiana


[12] Raman spectroscopy of carbon nano-particles synthesized by laser ablation of graphite in water

Cardenas J.F., Cadenbach T., Zhang Z.-B., Costa-Vera C., Debut A., Vaca A.V., Zhang S.-L., Paz J.L.   

Revista Mexicana de Física

[13] Influence of ferrous materials on crumb rubber modified asphalts

Capelo M., Reina V., Naranjo F., Carrión L., Arroyo C.R., Narváez-Muñoz C.

AIP Conference Proceedings   


[14] First report of the bee louse Braula schmitzi (Diptera: Braulidae) in apiaries of the “Los Chillos” Valley, Province of Pichincha, Ecuador [Primer reporte del piojo de la abeja - Braula schmitzi (Diptera: Braulidae) en apiarios del Valle de los Chillos, Provincia de Pichincha Ecuador]

Zapata-Carvajal N., Chérrez-Neacato A., Martin-Solano S., Chávez-Larrea M.-A., Saegerman C., Debut A., Ron-Román J.

Journal of Apicultural Research


[15] Phytochemical functionalized metal nanocatalyst (AG, AU, FE, ZN and PD) for remediation of organic dyes

Kumar B., Smita K., Kumar B.

Advances in Chemistry Research
















[1] Phytosynthesis and photocatalytic activity of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles using the Andean blackberry leaf

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A., Galeas S., Guerrero V.H.    

Materials Chemistry and Physics 


[2] One pot phytosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using Genipa americana fruit extract and its biological applications

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Camacho J., Hernández-Gallegos E., De Guadalupe Chávez-López M., Grijalva M., Andrade K.

Materials Science and Engineering C


[3] In vitro evaluation of silver nanoparticles cytotoxicity on Hepatic cancer (Hep-G2) cell line and their antioxidant activity: Green approach for fabrication and application

Kumar B., Smita K., Seqqat R., Benalcazar K., Grijalva M., Cumbal L.

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology DOI:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.03.011

[4] Molecular and cellular effects of hydrogen peroxide on human lung cancer cells: Potential therapeutic implications

Vilema-Enríquez G., Arroyo A., Grijalva M., Amador-Zafra R.I., Camacho J.    

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity


[5] Capuli cherry-mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles under white solar and blue LED light

Kumar B., Angulo Y., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.



[6] Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Lantana camara flower extract and its application

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L.

Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology


[7] Andean Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) shell biomass as new biosorbents for Pb2+ and Cu2+ ions

Kumar B., Smita K., Sánchez E., Stael C., Cumbal L.

Ecological Engineering 


[8] Ficus carica (Fig) Fruit Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and its Antioxidant Activity: a Comparison of Thermal and Ultrasonication Approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.



[9] Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer activity of biogenic silver nanoparticles-an experimental report

Bhakya S., Muthukrishnan S., Sukumaran M., Grijalva M., Cumbal L., Franklin Benjamin J.H., Senthil Kumar T., Rao M.V.

RSC Advances


[10] One pot synthesis and characterization of gold nanocatalyst using Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) oil: Green approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology DOI:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.02.023

[11] Peptides conjugated to silver nanoparticles in biomedicine-a "value-added" phenomenon

Ramesh S., Grijalva M., Debut A., De La Torre B.G., Albericio F., Cumbal L.H.

Biomaterials Science


[12] Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using lavender leaf and their applications for catalytic, sensing, and antioxidant activities

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L.

Nanotechnology Reviews


[13] Valorization of rambutan peel for the synthesis of silver-doped titanium dioxide (Ag/TiO2) nanoparticles

Kumar B., Smita K., Angulo Y., Cumbal L.

Green Processing and Synthesis


[14] Ecofriendly ultrasound-assisted rapid synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Calothrix algae

Kumar B., Smita K., Sánchez E., Guerra S., Cumbal L.

Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


[15] Biofabrication of nanogold from the flower extracts of Lantana camara

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L.

IET Nanobiotechnology


[16] Mortiño (Vaccinium floribundum Kunth) berry assisted green synthesis and photocatalytic performance of Silver–Graphene nanocomposite

Vizuete K.S., Kumar B., Vaca A.V., Debut A., Cumbal L.

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry DOI:10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.06.030

[17] Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Natural Dyes of Cochineal

Kumar B., Smita K., Angulo Y., Cumbal L.

Journal of Cluster Science


[18] Aqueous phase lavender leaf mediated green synthesis of gold nanoparticles and evaluation of its antioxidant activity

Kumar B., Smita K., Vizuete K.S., Cumbal L.

Biology and Medicine


[19] Reliable tools for quantifying the morphogical properties at the nanoscale

Arroyo C.R., Debut A., Vaca A.V., Stael C., Guzman K., Kumar B., Cumbal L.   

Biology and Medicine


[20] Characterization of fine-grained material ejected by the cotopaxi volcano employing X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction scattering techniques

Vaca A.V., Arroyo C.R., Debut A., Toulkeridis T., Cumbal L., Mato F., D'Howitt M.C., Aguilera E.

Biology and Medicine

DOI: 10.4172/0974-8369.1000280

[21] Ionic liquid based silica tuned silver nanoparticles: Novel approach for fabrication

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A., Pathak R.N.

Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry DOI:10.1080/15533174.2015.1004451

[22] Synthesis of iron nanoparticles through extracts of native fruits of Ecuador, as capuli (Prunus serotina) and mortiño (Vaccinium floribundum)

Murgueitio E., Debut A., Landivar J., Cumbal L.

Biology and Medicine 


[23] Novel technique for degradation of silver thiosulfate present in wastewater of the post- harvest treatment of ethylene-sensitive flowers

Tacuri M., Flores D., Anrango M.J., Koch A., Naranjo B., Cumbal L.

Biology and Medicine   


[24] Generation and characterization of IgY antibodies from Lohmann Brown hens immunized with Salmonella spp. for their subsequent application in nanotherapy

Gordon G., Morán G., Ayala L., Seqqat R., Fernández R., Torres M.   

Biology and Medicine


[25] Isolation of lytic bacteriophages for Nanobiocontrol of pathogenic and antibiotic resistant Salmonella present in poultry in Ecuador

Quiroz E., Recalde J., Arias M.T., Seqqat R., Vinueza C., Ayala L.

Biology and Medicine


[26] Optimized synthesis of multicomponent nanoparticles for removing heavy metals from artificial mine tailings

Stael C., Cumbal L.

Biology and Medicine


[27] Assessing the morphological variations on the pollen grains of Solanum betaceum caused by chemical, biological and ecological pesticides

Del Hierro A., Guerra S., Padilla F., Arroyo C.R., Soria N., Debut A.

Biology and Medicine


[28] A texture based image processing algorithm for nanoparticles analysis

Benitez D.S., Debut A., Cumbal L.

2015 IEEE International Autumn Meeting on Power, Electronics and Computing, ROPEC 2015   


[29] Analysis of the fracture of steel reinforcing bars under low cycle fatigue

Abatta L.R., Arroyo C.R., Vaca A.V., Debut A., Goyos L., Delgado R.

Biology and Medicine


[30] Zinc oxide crystals with controlled size and morphology

Guano S.E., Debut A., Fernandez-Morales P.

Biology and Medicine

















[1] Fabrication of silver nanoplates using Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan) peel: A sustainable approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Angulo Y.

Journal of Molecular Liquids

DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2015.07.067

[2] Lantana camara berry for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine    DOI:10.1016/S2221-1691(15)30005-8

[3] Ultrasound agitated phytofabrication of palladium nanoparticles using Andean blackberry leaf and its photocatalytic activity

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Journal of Saudi Chemical Society


[4] Adsorption-Induced Solvent-Based Electrostatic Gating of Charge Transport through Molecular Junctions

Kotiuga M., Darancet P., Arroyo C.R., Venkataraman L., Neaton J.B.

Nano Letters


[5] Pomosynthesis and biological activity of silver nanoparticles using Passiflora tripartita fruit extracts

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A., Camacho J., Hernández-Gallegos E., Chávez-López M.G., Grijalva M., Angulo Y., Rosero G.

Advanced Materials Letters


[6] Evaluation of the initial stage of the reactivated Cotopaxi volcano - Analysis of the first ejected fine-grained material

Toulkeridis T., Arroyo C.R., Cruz D'Howitt M., Debut A., Vaca A.V., Cumbal L., Mato F., Aguilera E.   

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences


[7] Método de lente térmica resuelta en frecuencia para medir coeficientes de difusión térmica en muestras líquidas

Rodriguez L.G., Cantini L.P., Granizo E., Guanga D.P., Díaz-Barrios A., Debut A., Paz J.L., Costa Vera C.

Revista Mexicana de Física
















[1] Fullerene-based symmetry in Hibiscus rosa-sinensis pollen

Andrade K., Guerra S., Debut A. 


DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102123

[2] Robust and reusable hybrid nanosorbent to mitigate arsenic crisis: From laboratory to masses in the field, One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 

Cumbal L., German M., SenGupta A., Shengheng H.

Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment

[3] Renewable zinc dioxide nanoparticles and coatings

Prikhodchenko P.V., Medvedev A.G., Mikhaylov A.A., Tripol'Skaya T.A., Cumbal L., Shelkov R., Wolanov Y., Gun J.

Materials Letters

DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2013.11.042

[4] Ultrasound promoted and SiO2/CCl3COOH mediated synthesis of 2-aryl-1-arylmethyl-1H-benzimidazole derivatives in aqueous media: An eco-friendly approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Kumar B., Cumbal L.

Journal of Chemical Sciences

DOI: 10.1007/s12039-014-0662-4

[5] Microwave-Assisted Extraction and Solid-Phase Separation of Quercetin from Solid Onion (Allium cepa L.)

Kumar B., Smita K., Kumar B., Cumbal L., Rosero G.

Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)

DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2014.933982

[6] Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) oil for one pot synthesis of silver nanocatalyst: An ecofriendly approach

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Industrial Crops and Products


[7] Green approach for fabrication and applications of zinc oxide nanoparticles,     Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.


[8] Sonochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles using starch: A comparison Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A., Pathak R.N.


[9] Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) leaf extracts

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 


[10] Biogenic synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles for 2-arylbenzimidazole fabrication, Journal of Saudi Chemical Society

Kumar B., Smita K., Cumbal L., Debut A.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jscs.2014.01.003
















[1] Direct renin inhibition prevents cardiac dysfunction in a diabetic mouse model: Comparison with an angiotensin receptor antagonist and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Thomas C.M., Yong Q.C., Seqqat R., Chandel N., Feldman D.L., Baker K.M., Kumar R.

Clinical Science


[2] Angiotensin type 1a receptor-deficient mice develop diabetes-induced cardiac dysfunction, which is prevented by renin-angiotensin system inhibitors Cardiovascular Diabetology

Yong Q.C., Thomas C.M., Seqqat R., Chandel N., Baker K.M., Kumar R. 

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2840-12-169