Krystal M. Cid Seara

Krystal M. Cid Seara
University of Vigo | UVIGO · Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Master of Science and Technology


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PhD student, Chemical Science and Technology. Graduated in Chemistry, and I have a Master's degree in Agrifood and Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Vigo. Specialized in synthetic chemistry. Willing to learn, to acquire new knowledge to develop myself in the professional field. I am a person committed to work.


Publications (2)
Polycyclic iridaaromatic compounds are of great interest not only because of the contributions made in "aromatic chemistry", but also because of the possibility of improving the results of the applications of the corresponding organic analogues in different fields. Therefore, understanding the requirements necessary to build on demand this type of...
The selective synthesis of a spirobifluorene-iridacyclopentadiene complex has been achieved through the corresponding methoxyalkenylcarbeneiridium complex. The chemoselectivity of the C–H bond activation over the precursor has been studied via DFT calculations on the relative energies of the E and Z isomers of several examples and compared with exp...


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Project (1)
Hydrogen (H2) is an attractive energy source due to its high enthalpy of combustion and innocuous side products. Nature’s Hydrogen economy solution uses this molecule as an energy source in the form of hydrogenase enzymes, which are involved in the conversion of CO2 to methane and nitrate to nitrogen. To realize these transformations, the enzymes rely on biologically available metal ions, iron, and nickel. However, the industry often depends on critical metals, such as platinum, to catalyze hydrogenation reactions. The COFforH2 project will draw inspiration from nature’s low-carbon solution by developing artificial enzymes from nanomaterials, nanozymes, for H2 activation. Mimicking such enzymes offers a great opportunity for the replacement of rare and expensive platinum-group metals in catalytic conversions. These innovative nanomaterials will be based on covalent organic frameworks (COFs), crystalline nanoporous networks formed by self-assembly of purely organic building blocks. These materials offer an exceptional opportunity of design with atomic precision combined with high thermal and chemical stability, making them excellent candidates for nanozymatic conversions. The biomimetic nanozymes could function as stable and recyclable heterogeneous catalysts, which take advantage of natural enzymes’ capacity to realize thermodynamically challenging transformations at ambient temperature and pressure. They can provide breakthrough biomimetic catalysts working at much milder conditions than currently available catalysts while featuring enhanced stability and wider condition-tolerance than natural enzymes. Ultimately, the results of this project will be an important milestone in the development of sustainable, biomimetic catalytic nanomaterials for industrially relevant conversions.