Selected Publications

Work done at Clark University

* undergraduate student author, #graduate student author



  1. 20.Doyle, R.P.# Chen, X.#, and Granados-Focil, S. Carbonate-mediated alkyl functionalization of

      poly(ethylene imine), an efficient, mild, route towards fully functionalized PEI backbones

      submitted.

19. Migliaccio, L.*, Stockmal, K.*, Wei., J.#, Radu, A., Granados-Focil S., McGraw, C., Carbonate   

      selective low-cost ISEs for environmental studies. Submitted.

  1. 18.Wei, J.,# Trout, W.,* Simon, Y., Granados-Focil S., Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 

      Triazole-Bearing Cyclobutenes: Diblock copolymer synthesis and evaluation of the effect of   

      side group size on polymerization kinetics. Journal of Polymer Science Part A, Chemistry,

      2017, 55 (11) 1929-, doi: 10.1002/pola.28565. Link

  1. 17.Mendecki, L., Chen, X., Callan, N., Thompson, D. F., Schazmann, B., Granados-Focil, S., Radu,

      A.Doyle,  Simple, Robust, and Plasticizer-Free Iodide-selective Sensor Based on

      Copolymerized  Triazole-based Ionic Liquid. Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88 (8), 4311. Link

  1. 16.Mendecki, L.M., Fayose, T., Stockmal, K.A., Wei, J., Granados-Focil, S., McGraw, C.M., Radu, A.,

     Robust and ultrasensitive polymer membrane-based carbonate selective

      electrodes. Analytical Chemistry., 2015, 87 (15), 7515. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01756)

15.Granados-Focil, S. Stimuli-responsive polymers as active layers for sensors, in Functional Polymer Coatings: Principles, Methods, and Applications, First Edition. Edited by Limin Wu and Jamil Baghdachi, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015. Link

  1. 14.Nguyen, C.T., Zhu, Y., Chen X., Sotzing, G.A., Granados-Focil, S., Kasi, R. M., Nanostructured

      ion-gels from liquid crystalline block copolymers and gold nanoparticles in ionic liquids:

      manifestation of mechanical and electrochemical properties. J. Mater. Chem. C., 2015, 3, 

      399-408. Link

13.Nguyen, C-T., Deshmukh, P., Chen X. #, Granados-Focil, S., Kasi, R., Thermoreversible Ion gels 

      from side-chain liquid crystalline brush diblock copolymers, in Functional Polymers, Design,

      Synthesis and Applications, edited by Raja Shunmugam, CRC press, Taylor and Francis, 2015. 12. Doyle, R., P. Chen, X., Macrae, M., Srungavarapu, A., and Granados-Foci, S., Poly-(ethylene-

      imine)-based polymer blends as lithium single-ion conductors. Macromolecules,   2014,47,

      3401. Link

  1. 11.Kokil, A., Renna, A.*, Kumar, J., Granados-Focil, S. Synthesis and Characterization of        

      Triazolium Iodide Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Journal of  

     Macromolecular Science, part A, polymer chemistry, 2011, 48, 1022. Link

10. Sokolov, A., Atahan-Evrenk, S., Mondal, R., Akkerman, H.B., Sanchéz-Carrera, R.S., Granados-

      Focil, S., Schrier, J., Mannsfeld, S.C.B.,  Zoombelt, A.P.,  Bao, Z., and Aspuru-Guzik, A., From in  

      silico to carbon to device: Computational discovery and experimental characterization of a

      high hole mobility organic crystal. Nature Communications, 2011, 2, 437. Link

9.   Granados-Focil, S., Conway, J.R.*, Meng, Y.#, Smith, L., Triazole functionalized sol-gel

      membranes, effect of crosslink density and heterocycle content on water free proton  

      conduction and membrane mechanical properties. Journal of Macromolecular Science, part A,

      polymer chemistry, 2010, 47, 1197. Link


Work done before coming to Clark University

8.   Litt, M.; Granados-Focil, S.; Kang, J., Rigid Rod Polyelectrolytes with Frozen-In Free Volume:

      High Conductivity at Low RH. In Fuel Cell Chemistry and Operation, American Chemical

      Society: 2010; Vol. 1040, pp 49-63. Link

7.   Akbey, U., Granados-Focil,  S., Coughlin E.B., Graf, R., Spiess, H.W., 1H Solid-State NMR

      Investigation of Structure and Dynamics of Anhydrous Proton Conducting Triazole-

      Functionalized Siloxane Polymers. J.Phys. Chem. B., 2009, 113, 9151-9160. Link

  1. 6.  Litt, Morton H., Granados-Focil, Sergio, Liquid Crystal (polyphenylene sulfonic acids), U.S. Pat

      # 7375,176, 2008, 45 pp.

  1. 5. Granados-Focil, S., Woudenberg, R.C., Yavuzcetin, O., Tuominen, M.T., Coughlin, E.B., Water-

      free proton conducting polysiloxanes: A study on the effect of heterocycle structure.

      Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 8708-8713. Link

  1. 4.  Marwiset, S., Woudenberg, R.C., Granados-Focil, S., Yavuzcetin, O., Tuominen, M.T., Coughlin,

      E.B., Intrinsically conducting polymers and copolymers containing triazole moieties. Solid 

      State  Ionics, 2007, 178, 23-24, 1398-1403. Link

  1. 3.  Likhatchev D., Granados-Focil S., Barrientos-Gutierrez S.   Novel procedure for the synthesis 

      of fluorescent fused heterocyclic dyes and its application to vinylic polymers. MEX patent, 

      pending.

2.   Likhatchev D., Granados-Fócil S., Gaviño R., Canseco M., Alexandrova L., High Perfomance

      Polymers, 1999, 11 (4), 405-415. Link

1.   Barrios, F; Granados, S; Talanquer, Vincente.  How do crystals form?    Educacion Quimica

     (Chemical Education), 1998, 9(3), 129-135.


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