Peer-reviewed articles


"Dual Function Materials for CO2 Capture and Conversion: A Review."

I.S. Omodolor, H.O. Otor, J.A. Andonegui, B.J. Allen, A.C. Alba-Rubio*; I&EC Research (2020) 59, 40, 17612-17631. ACS Editors' Choice, Open access!


"Plasma Catalytic Ammonia Synthesis on Ni Nanoparticles: The Size Effect."

F. Gorky, B. Anthony, J. Jasinski, B.J. Allen, A.C. Alba-Rubio*, M.L. Carreón*; Under Review.


"Synthesis of CeOx-Decorated Pd/C Catalysts by Controlled Surface Reactions for Hydrogen Oxidation in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells."

R.K. Singh, E.S. Davydova, J. Douglin, A.O. Godoy, H. Tan, M. Bellini, B.J. Allen, J. Jankovic, H.A. Miller, A.C. Alba-Rubio*, D.R. Dekel*; Advanced Functional Materials (2020) 2002087. Open access!


"The Effects of Size and Content of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles on a Composite Sensor for Hydroxyl Radicals Detection."

S. Duanghathaipornsuk, F.A.O. Alateeq, S.S. Kim, D.-S. Kim, A.C. Alba-Rubio*; Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical 321 (2020) 128467. 


"Encapsulation Methods for Control of Catalyst Deactivation: A Review."

H.O. Otor, J.B. Steiner, C. García-Sancho*, A.C. Alba-Rubio*; ACS Catalysis 10 (2020) 7630-7656. Front Cover.


"Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation of Maleic Acid with Stoichiometric Amounts of Formic Acid in Aqueous Phase: Paving the Way for More Sustainable Succinic Acid Production."

M. López Granados*, J. Moreno, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J. Iglesias, D. Martín Alonso, R. Mariscal; Green Chemistry 22 (6) (2020) 1859-1872


"Oxidation of Furfural in Aqueous H2O2 Catalysed by Titanium Silicalite: Deactivation Processes and Role of Extraframework Ti Oxides." 

A.C. Alba-Rubio, J.L. García-Fierro, L. León-Reina, R. Mariscal, J.A. Dumesic, M. López Granados; Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 202 (2017) 269-280.


"Self-Assembly of Noble Metal Monolayers on Transition Metal Carbide Nanoparticle Catalysts."

S.T. Hunt, M. Milina, A.C. Alba-Rubio, C.H. Hendon, J.A. Dumesic, Y. Román-Leshkov; Science 352 (6288) (2016) 974-978


"PtMo Bimetallic Catalysts Synthesized by Controlled Surface Reactions for Water Gas Shift."

C. Sener, T.S. Wesley, A.C. Alba-Rubio, M.D. Kumbhalkar, S.H. Hakim, F.H. Ribeiro, J.T. Miller, J.A. Dumesic; ACS Catalysis 6 (2) (2016) 1334-1344.


"Synthesis of Supported RhMo and PtMo Bimetallic Catalysts by Controlled Surface Reactions."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, C. Sener, S.H. Hakim, T.M. Gostanian, J.A. Dumesic; ChemCatChem 7 (23) (2015) 3881-3886


"Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide over Au-Pd Catalysts Prepared by Electroless Deposition."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, A. Plauck, E. Stangland, M. Mavrikakis, J.A. Dumesic; Catalysis Letters 145 (12) (2015) 2057-2065


"Reverse Water-Gas Shift on Interfacial Sites Formed by Deposition of Oxidized Molybdenum Moieties onto Gold Nanoparticles."

R. Carrasquillo-Flores, I. Ro, M. Kumbhalkar, S. Burt, C.A. Carrero, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J.T. Miller, I. Hermans, G.W. Huber, J.A. Dumesic; Journal of the American Chemical Society 137 (32) (2015) 10317-10325



"Stabilizing Cobalt Catalysts for Aqueous-Phase Reactions by Strong Metal-Support Interaction."

J. Lee, S.P. Burt, C.A. Carrero, A.C. Alba-Rubio, I. Ro, B.J. O’Neill, H.J. Kim, D.H.K. Jackson, T.F. Kuech, I. Hermans, J.A. Dumesic, G.W. Huber; Journal of Catalysis 330 (2015) 19-27


"Synthesis of Supported Bimetallic Nanoparticles with Controlled Size and Composition Distributions for Active Site Elucidation." 

S.H. Hakim, C. Sener, A.C. Alba-Rubio, T.M. Gostanian, B.J. O’Neill, F.H. Ribeiro, J.T. Miller, J.A. Dumesic; Journal of Catalysis 328 (2015) 75-90


"Pore Structure and Bifunctional Catalyst Activity of Overlayers Applied by Atomic Layer Deposition on Copper Nanoparticles."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, B.J. O’Neill, F. Shi, C. Akatay, C. Canlas, T. Li, R. Winans, J.W. Elam, E.A. Stach, P.M. Voyles, J.A. Dumesic; ACS Catalysis 4 (5) (2014) 1554-1557


"Poly-(Styrene Sulphonic Acid): An Acid Catalyst from Polystyrene Waste for Reactions of Interest in Biomass Valorization."

N. Alonso-Fagúndez, V. Laserna, A.C. Alba-Rubio, M. Mengíbar, A. Heras, R. Mariscal, M. López Granados; Catalysis Today 234 (2014) 285-294


"Formic Acid Decomposition on Au Catalysts: DFT, Microkinetic Modeling, and Reaction Kinetics Experiments."

S. Singh, S. Li, R. Carrasquillo-Flores, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J.A. Dumesic, M. Mavrikakis; AIChE Journal 60 (4) (2014) 1303-1319.


"Stabilization of Copper Catalysts for Liquid-Phase Reactions by Atomic Layer Deposition."

B.J. O’Neill, D.H.K. Jackson, A.J. Crisci, C.A. Farberow, F. Shi, A.C. Alba-Rubio, J. Lu, P.J. Dietrich, X. Gu, C.L. Marshall, P.C. Stair, J.W. Elam, J.T. Miller, F.H. Ribeiro, P.M. Voyles, J. Greeley, M. Mavrikakis, S.L. Scott, T.F. Kuech, J.A. Dumesic; Angewandte Chemie International 52 (51) (2013) 13808-13812. Very Important Paper + Back Cover.


"Structural and Surface Study of Calcium Glyceroxide, an Active Phase for Biodiesel Production under Heterogeneous Catalysis." 

L. León-Reina, A. Cabeza, J. Rius, P. Maireles-Torres, A.C. Alba-Rubio, M. López Granados; Journal of Catalysis 300 (2013) 30-36


"A New and Efficient Procedure for Removing Calcium Soaps in Biodiesel Obtained Using CaO as a Heterogeneous Catalyst."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, M.L. Alonso Castillo, M.C.G. Albuquerque, R. Mariscal, C.L. Cavalcante Jr., M. López Granados; Fuel 95 (2012) 464-470


"Poly(Styrenesulphonic) Acid: An Active and Reusable Acid Catalyst Soluble in Polar Solvents."

M. López Granados, A.C. Alba-Rubio, I. Sádaba, R. Mariscal, I. Mateos-Aparicio, A. Heras; Green Chemistry 13 (11) (2011) 3203-3212.


"Surface Chemical Production of Ca Oxide Catalysts in Biodiesel Production Reaction by the Addition of Monoglycerides, Diglycerides, and Glycerol."

M. López Granados, A.C. Alba-Rubio, F. Vila, D. Martín Alonso, R. Mariscal; Journal of Catalysis 276 (2) (2010) 229-236


"Deactivation of Organosulphonic Acid Functionalized Silica Catalysts during Biodiesel Synthesis."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, F. Vila, D. Martín Alonso, M. Ojeda, R. Mariscal, M. López Granados; Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 95 (3-4) (2010) 279-287


"Heterogeneous Transesterification Processes by Using CaO Supported on Zinc Oxide as Basic Catalysts."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, J. Santamaría-González, J. Mérida-Robles, R. Moreno-Tost, D. Martín Alonso, A. Jiménez-López, P. Maireles-Torres; Catalysis Today 149 (3-4) (2010) 281-287.


"Transesterification of Triglycerides by CaO: Increase of the Reaction Rate by Biodiesel Addition."

M. López Granados, D. Martín Alonso, A.C. Alba-Rubio, R. Mariscal, M. Ojeda, P. Brettes; Energy & Fuels 23 (4) (2009) 2259-2263. 



"Silica-Supported Small Ni Nanoparticles for Unprecedent Ammonia Synthesis Rates Via Plasma Catalysis."

M. Carreón Garcidueñas, A.C. Alba-Rubio; Application number 63/078,980 (2020).


"Super-Sensitive Sensor for the Detection of Hydroxyl Free Radicals with Scavenging Properties."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, D.S. Kim, S. Duanghathaipornsuk; Application number 62/977,945 (2020).


"Homogeneous and Reusable Superacid Polymer Catalyst for the Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural From Glucose."

A.C. Alba-Rubio, M.R. Coleman, S. Kalidindi, A.S. Joshi, I.S. Omodolor; WO 2019/089448 A1 (2019).


"Procedure for Removing Calcium Soaps and Synthesizing Free-Soap Biodiesel by Using CaO as a Catalyst."

M. López Granados, R. Mariscal, A.C. Alba-Rubio, C.L. Cavalcante Jr., M.C.G. Albuquerque; ES 2395964 B1 (2013). 


"Homogeneous Acid Catalysis Method Which Includes the Reuse of Polystyrene Sulphonic Acid (PSSA)."

M. López Granados, R. Mariscal, A.C. Alba-Rubio, I. Sadaba; ES 2391188 B1 (2013). 

Book chapters


"Well-Defined Nanostructures for Catalysis by Atomic Layer Deposition."

Y. Pagán-Torres, J. Lu, E. Nikolla, A.C. Alba-Rubio. Morphological, Compositional, and Shape Control of Materials for Catalysis, Volume 177. Eds. P. Fornasiero and M. Cargnello. Elsevier (2017). ISBN: 9780128050903.



Dr. Ana C. Alba-Rubio

University of Toledo, Dept. Chemical Engineering

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