Alina Mariana Balu

Faculty member (Visiting assistant professor)
Departamento de Quimica Organica, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Cordoba
E-mail: z82babaa@uco.es
Page: http://www.uco.es/dptos/quimica-organica/index.php/en/staff

Fields of interest:

Biomass and Waste Valorization, Forest Products, Green Chemistry

Recent publications:

Sudipta De, Alina M. Balu, Jan Kees Van der Waal, Rafael Luque, Biomass-derived Porous Carbon Materials: Synthesis and Catalytic Applications. ChemCatChem 2015, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201500081

Chunping Xu, Sudipta De, Alina M. Balu, M. Ojeda, Rafael Luque: Mechanochemical synthesis of advanced nanomaterials for catalytic applications. Chemical Communications 2015, 51 (31), 6698-6713.

Manuel Ojeda, Alina Mariana Balu*, Antonio Angel Romero, Pablo Esquinazi, Janne Ruokolainen, Herbert Sixta, Rafael Luque: MAGBONS: Novel Magnetically Separable Carbonaceous Nanohybrids from Porous Polysaccharides. ChemCatChem 2014, 6: 2847–2853.

Alina Mariana Balu*, Carol SK Lin, Hongli Liu, Yingwei Li, Carolina Vargas, Rafael Luque: Iron oxide functionalised MIL-101 materials in aqueous phase selective oxidations. Applied Catalysis A: General. 01/2013; 465:261-266.

Ana Toledano, Luis Serrano, Alina M. Balu, Rafael Luque, Antonio Pineda, Jalel Labidi: Fractionation of organosolv lignin from olive tree clippings and its valorization to simple phenolic compounds, ChemSusChem 2013, 6 (3), 529-536

Juan C. Serrano-Ruiz, Antonio Pineda, Alina M. Balu, Rafael Luque, Juan M. Campelo, Antonio A. Romero, Catalytic transformations of biomass-derived acids into advanced biofuels. Catalysis Today 2012, 195 (1), 162-168

Alina Mariana Balu, Vitaliy Budarin, Peter S Shuttleworth, Lucie A Pfaltzgraff, Keith Waldron, Rafael Luque, James H Clark: Valorisation of orange peel residues: waste to biochemicals and nanoporous materials. ChemSusChem 08/2012; 5(9):1694-1697.

Eduardo J García-Suárez, Alina Mariana Balu, Mar Tristany, Ana Beatriz García, Karine Philippot, Rafael Luque: Versatile dual hydrogenation–oxidation nanocatalysts for the aqueous transformation of biomass-derived platform molecules, Green Chemistry 2012, 14 (5), 1434-1439.

Rick Arneil Arancon, Higinio R. Barros Jr, Alina M. Balu, Carolina Vargas, Rafael Luque: Valorisation of corncob residues to functionalised porous carbonaceous materials for the simultaneous esterification/transesterification of waste oils. Green Chemistry 2011, 13 (11), 3162-3167.

Book:

Producing Fuels and Fine Chemicals from Biomass Using Nanomaterials. Edited by Rafael Luque and Alina Mariana Balu, 10/2013; CCR Press, Taylor & Francis., ISBN: 9781466553392