M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade, PhD

Associate Professor at the Organic Chemistry Department
Faculty of Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 497 3399; Fax: +34 91 497 3966

Associate Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain

ORCID: 0000-0002-0002-7049
Research ID: B-1925-2008

M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Senior Resercher at the Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem) at UAM/Spain. She received her M. S. degree in Chemistry from the same university in 1988. After two years (1989-1991) as a researcher at the pharmaceutical company Alonga-Synthelabo, working in the synthesis of "NMDA antagonists" she joined Prof. Tomás Torres group and received her Ph. D. degree in Organic Chemistry in 1995 (Apto Cum Laude), working on the chemistry of benzisoxazolequinones. She then carried out postdoctoral work on the synthesis of phthalocyanines, with Michael Hanack, at the University of Tübingen (Germany, 1996), within a Human and Capital Mobility project ("Intrinsic molecular semiconductors based on metallophthalocyanines"). In 1997 she was awarded a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship and she moved to London (U.K.), where she spent two years at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, working with Anthony G. M. Barrett in the chemistry of porphyrazines. In 1999, she was awarded a reintegration grant (MEC) and came back to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where she was honoured with a Ramón y Cajal research contract in 2003, and appointed as Assistant Professor in 2008, followed by Associate Professor in 2010. Since 1999, she is integrated in the Nanoscience and Molecular Materials´ group at UAM.  Her scientific activity is concerned with the synthesis and study of molecular materials based on phthalocyanines and analogues. She has been involved as a researcher in 36 Research Programmes in the EU and Spain, as well as 3 research contracts with private companies.  Her research activity is focused on the preparation of dyes and multichromophore arrays for their application as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy (PDT) and molecular photovoltaics. The preparations of unprecedented expanded and contracted porphyrazine analogues are among her most original contributions. Recently, she has published a major update on the synthesis of phthalocyanines and related compounds as part of the Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates 2017.
Salomé Rodríguez has published more than 66 research articles, reviews and book chapters, as well as two patents; she has been Guest Editor of four issues of the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, has given 10 invited talks in international conferences and organized eight symposia within the above mentioned congresses.

Selected Publications

Synthesis, characterization and in vitro evaluation of a series of Carbohydrate-containing Ruthenium Phthalocyanines as third generation photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy
J. T. Ferreira, J. Pina, C. A. F. Ribeiro, R. Fernandes, J. P. C. Tomé, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, T. Torres
ChemPhotoChem 2018, 2, 640-654.

Panchromatic Photosensitizers Based on Push–Pull, Unsymmetrically Substituted Porphyrazines
J. Fernández-Ariza, M. Urbani, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, T. Torres
Chemistry a European Journal, 2018, 24, 2618-2625.

PEG-Containing Ruthenium Phthalocyanines as Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy: Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Evaluation
J. T. Ferreira, J. Pina, C. A. F. Ribeiro, R. Fernandes, J. P. C. Tomé, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade,T. Torres
J. Mater. Chem. B 2017, 5, 5862-5869.

Phthalocyanines and Related Compounds
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade and T. Torres
“Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates, 2017, Volume 17: Six-Membered Hetarenes with Two Unlike or More Than Two Heteroatoms and Larger Hetero-Rings, 1-210.

Tri- and hexaferrocenyl-substituted subphthalocyanines in the quest for the optimum electron donor–acceptor distances
J. Fernández-Ariza, R. M. Krick Calderón, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi and T. Torres
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 8525-8528.

An unsymmetrical, push-pull porphyrazine for dye sensitized solar cells
J. Fernández-Ariza, M. Urbani, M.l Grätzel, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade,  M. K. Nazeeruddin and T. Torres
ChemPhotoChem 2017, 1, 164-166.

Phthalocyanine-Perylenediimide Cart Wheels
J. Fernández Ariza, R. M. Krick Calderón, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi, T.Torres
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 12963-12974.

Tuning the Electron Acceptor in Phthalocyanine-Based Electron Donor--Acceptor Conjugates
M. Sekita, A.J. Jiménez, M. L. Marcos, E. Caballero, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi, T.Torres
Chemistry a European Journal, 2015, 21, 19028-19040.

Subphthalocyanines, Subporphyrazines and Subporphyrins: Singular Non-planar Aromatic Systems
C. G. Claessens, D. González-Rodríguez, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, A. Medina, T. Torres Chem. Rev. 2014, 114, 2192-2277.

Ruthenoarenes versus Phenol Derivatives as Axial Linkers for Subporphyrazine Dimers and Trimers
E. Caballero, C. Romero-Nieto, V. Strauß, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi, J. L. Sessler, and T. Torres
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 6518-6525.

Peripheral Arylation of Subporphyrazines
T. Higashino, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, A. Osuka, Tomás Torres
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 10353-10359.

Assembling a phthalocyanine and perylenediimide donor-acceptor hybrid through a platinum(II) diacetylide linker
Á. J. Jiménez, M. Sekita, E. Caballero, M. L. Marcos, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi, and T. Torres
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 14506-14514.

Synthesis, Characterization, and Photophysical Properties of a Melamine-Mediated Hydrogen-Bonded Phthalocyanine-Perylenediimide Assembly
A. J. Jiménez, R. K. Calderón, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi, T. Torres
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1064-1074.

Cyclopentadienylruthenium p-Complexes of Subphthalocyanines: A Drop Pin Approach to Modifying the Electronic Features of Aromatic Macrocycles
E. Caballero, J. Fernández-Ariza, V. M. Lynch, C. Romero-Nieto, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, J. L. Sessler, D. M. Guldi, T. Torres
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11337-11342.

Ultrafast Photoinduced Processes in Subphthalocyanine Donor-Acceptor Conjugates Linked by a Single B-N Bond
C. Romero Nieto, J. Guilleme, J. Fernández-Ariza, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. González-Rodríguez, T. Torres, and D. M. Guldi
Organic Letters 2012, 14, 5656-5659.

Synthesis, characterization and photoinduced electron transfer in a supramolecular tetrakis(ruthenium (II) phthalocyanine)-perylenediimide pentad
A. J. Jiménez, B. Grimm, V. L. Gunderson, M. T. Vagnini, S. K. Calderon, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, M. R. Wasielewski, D. M. Guldi, T. Torres
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 5024-5032.

Scrutinizing the chemical nature and photophysics of an expanded hemiporphyrazine: The special case of [30]trithia-2,3,5,10,12,13,15,20,22,23,25,30-dodecaazahexaphyrin
O. N. Trukhina, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, S. Abwandner, E. Caballero, N. Snejko, E. A. Danilova, E. Gutiérrez-Puebla, M. K. Islyaikin, D. M. Guldi, T. Torres
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12991-12999.

Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of a Hydrogen-Bonded Phthalocyanine-Perylenediimide Assembly
W. Seitz, Á. J. Jiménez, E. Carbonell, B. Grimm, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, D. M. Guldi, and T. Torres
Chem. Commun. 2010, 127-129.

Synthesis, Characterization and Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Orthogonal Rutheniumphthalocyanine-Fullerene Assemblies
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, M. E. Plonska-Brzezinska, A. J. Athans, E. Carbonell, G. de Miguel, D. M. Guldi, L. Echegoyen, T. Torres
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10484-10496.

Physicochemical characterization of Subporphyrazines-Lower Subphthalocyanine Analogues
G.M. Aminur Rahman, M. Salomé Rodríguez-Morgade, Esmeralda Caballero, Tomás Torres, Dirk M. Guldi
ChemSusChem 2009, 2, 330-335.

Modulating the electronic properties of porphyrinoids: a voyage from the violet to the infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum
Y. Rio, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, T. Torres
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2008, 6, 1877-1894

Synthesis, Characterization, Molecular Structure and Theoretical Studies of Axially Fluoro-Substituted Subazaporphyrins
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, C. G. Claessens, A. Medina, D. González-Rodríguez, E. Gutiérrez-Puebla, A. Monge, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero, T. Torres
Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 1342-1350.

A Colorimetric Molecular Probe for Cu(II) Ions based on the Red/Ox Properties of Ru(II)phthalocyanines
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, Miquel Planells, Tomás Torres, Pablo Ballester, Emilio Palomares
J. Mat. Chem 2008, 18, 176-181.

A tightly coupled bis(zinc(II)phthalocyanine)-perylenediimide ensemble to yield long-lived radical ion pair states
A. J. Jiménez, F. Spänig, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, K. Ohkubo, S. Fukuzumi, D. M. Guldi, T. Torres, Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 2481-2484

Supramolecular Bis(rutheniumphthalocyanine)-Perylenediimide Ensembles – Simple Complexation as a Powerful Tool Towards Long Lived Radical Ion Pair States
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, T. Torres, C. Atienza Castellanos, D. M. Guldi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 15145-15154.

Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Subporphyrazines: A New Class of Nonplanar, Aromatic Macrocycles with Absorption in the Green Region
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, S. Esperanza, T. Torres, J. Barberá
Chem. Eur. J. 2005, 11, 354-360.

The Chemistry of Porphyrazines: An Overview
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, P. V. Stuzhin
Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2004, 8, 1129-1166.

Design and Synthesis of Low-Symmetry Phthalocyanines and Related Systems
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, G. de la Torre, T. Torres
The Porphyrin Handbook, Editors: Karl M. Kadish, Kevin M. Smith, Roger Guilard, 2003, 15, 125-160.

Thiadiazole-Derived Expanded Heteroazaporphyrinoids
M. K. Islyaikin, E. A. Danilova, L. D. Yagodarova, M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, T. Torres
Org. Let. 2001, 3, 2153-2156.

Expanded Phthalocyanine Analogues: Synthesis and Characterization of New Triazole-Derived Annulenes Containing Six Heterocyclic Subunits
M. S. Rodríguez-Morgade, B. Cabezón, S. Esperanza, T. Torres
Chem. Eur. J. 2001, 7, 2407-2413.