“Understanding the Differences in Catalytic Performance for Hydrogen Production of Ni and Co Supported on Mesoporous SBA-15”

Rodríguez-Gómez, Alberto; Pereñíguez, Rosa; Caballero, Alfonso

Catalysis Today 307 (2018) 224-230)

“Bimetallic Ni-Co/SBA-15 catalysts for reforming of ethanol: How cobalt modifies the nickel metal phase and product distribution”

Rodriguez-Gomez, A.; Caballero, A.

Molecular Catalysis 449 (2018) 122-130

“Nickel Particles Selectively Confined in the Mesoporous Channels of SBA-15 Yielding a Very Stable Catalyst for DRM Reaction”

Rodriguez-Gomez, A.; Pereñiguez, R.; Caballero, A.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B 122 (2018), 500-510

“Solar Pilot Plant Scale Hydrogen Generation by Irradiation of Cu/TiO2 Composites in Presence of Sacrificial Electron Donors”

Maldonado, M.I.; López-Martín, A.; Colón, G.; Peral, J.; Martínez-Costa, J.I.; Malato, S.

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 229 (2018) 15–23

Phase-contact engineering in mono and bimetallic Cu-Ni co-catalysts for hydrogen photo-production materials”

Muñoz-Batista, M.J.; Motta Meira, D.; Colón, G; Kubacka, A.; FernándezGarcía, M.


Angewandte Chemie International Ed. 57 (2018) 1–6

“Improving the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide from Hydrogen and Oxygen over Au-Pd/SBA-15 Catalysts by Selective Functionalization”

Rodríguez-Gómez, A.; Platero, F.; Caballero, A.; Colón, G.

Molecular Catalysis 1445 (2018) 142-15


“Photochemical Methane Partial Oxidation to Methanol Assisted by H2O2

López-Martín, Á.; Caballero, A.; Colón, G.

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 239 (2017) 216-223

“Redox and Catalytic Properties of Promoted NiO Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane”

Delgado, D.; Solsona, B.; Ykrelef, A.; Rodríguez-Gómez, A.; Caballero, A.; Rodríguez-Aguado, E.; Rodríguez-Castellón, E.; López Nieto, J.M.

Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, (2017), 25132-25142

Cobalt Carbide Identified as Catalytic Site for the Dehydrogenation of Ethanol to Acetaldehyde”

Rodríguez-Gómez, A.; Holgado, J.P.; Caballero, A.

ACS Catalysis 7 (2017) 5243–5247

“Analysis of Ni Species Formed on Zeolites, Mesoporous Silica and Alumina Supports and their Catalytic Behavior in the Dry Reforming of Methane”

Drobna, H.; Kout, M.; Soltysek, A.; Gonzalez-Delacruz, V.M.; Caballero, A.; Capek, L.

Reaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis, 121 (2017) 255-27

“Critical Role of Oxygen in Silver-Catalyzed Glaser-Hay Coupling on Ag(100) under Vacuum and in Solution on Ag Particles”

Orozco, N; Kyriakou, G; Beaumont, SK; Sanz, JF; Holgado, JP; Taylor, MJ; Espinos, JP; Marquez, AM; Watson, DJ; Gonzalez-Elipe, AR; Lambert, RM

ACS Catalysis, 7 (2017) 3113-3120

“Preferential oxidation of CO on a La-Co-Ru perovskite-type oxide catalyst”

Pereñíguez, R.; Caballero, A.; Ferri, D.

Catalysis Communication, 92 (2017) 75–79   

“Identification of Outer and Inner Nickel Particles in a Mesoporous Support: How the Channels Modify the Reducibility of Ni/SBA-15 Catalysts”

Rodríguez-Gómez, A.; Caballero, A.

ChemNanoMat, 3 (2017) 94-97   


“Nickel catalyst with outstanding activity in the DRM reaction prepared by high temperature calcination treatment”

Smoláková, L.; Kout, M.; Čapek, L.; Rodriguez-Gómez, A.; González-De la Cruz, V.M. Hromádko, L.; Caballero, A.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41, (2016), 8459-8469

“Towards the hydrogen production by photocatalysis”

Colon, G.

Applied Catalysis A-General, 518 (2016) 48–59

“Photocatalytic Escherichia coli inactivation by means of trivalent Er3+, Y3+ doping of BiVO4 system”

Adan, C.; Marugan, J.; Obregon, S.; Colon, G.

Applied Catalysis A-General, 526 (2016) 126-131.

“In-situ hydrogasification/regeneration of NiAl-hydrotalcite derived catalyst in the reaction of CO2 reforming of methane: A versatile approach to catalyst recycling”

Abdelsadek, Z; Sehailia, M; Halliche, D; Gonzalez-Delacruz, VM; Holgado, JP; Bachari, K; Caballero, A; Cherifi, O.

Journal of CO2 Utilization, 14 (2016) 98-105.

“Cascade charge separation mechanism by ternary heterostructured BiPO4/TiO2/g-C3N4 photocatalyst”

Obregon, S.; Zhang, Y.F.; Colon, G.

Applied Catalysis B: Enviromental, 184 (2016) 96-103.

“TiO2-clay based nanoarchitectures for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production”

Perez-Carvajal, J.; Aranda, P.; Obregon, S.; Colon, G.; Ruiz-Hitzky, E.

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 222 (2016) 120-127.


 “Cu–TiO2 systems for the photocatalytic H2 production: Influence of structural and surface support features”

Obregon, S.; Munoz-Batista, M.J.; Fernandez-Garcia, M.; Kubacka, A.; Colon, G.

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 179 (2015) 468-478.

“On the origin of the photocatalytic activity improvement of BiVO4 through rare earth tridoping”

Obregon, S.; Colon, G.

Applied Catalysis A-General, 501 (2015) 56-62.

“A novel two-steps solvothermal synthesis of nanosized BiPO4 with enhanced photocatalytic activity”

Zhang, YF; Sillanpaa, M; Obregon, S; Colon, G.

Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-Chemical, 402 (2015) 92-99.

“Theory and Practice: Bulk Synthesis of C3B and its H2- and Li-Storage Capacity”

King, TC; Matthews, PD; Glass, H; Cormack, JA; Holgado, JP; Leskes, M; Griffin, JM; Scherman, OA; Barker, PD; Grey, CP; Dutton, SE; Lambert, RM; Tustin, G; Alavi, A; Wright, DS.

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54 (2015) 5919-5923.


“Photocatalytic activity of bismuth vanadates under UV-A and visible light irradiation: Inactivation of Escherichia coli vs oxidation of methanol”

Adan, C; Marugan, J; Obregon, S; Colon, G.

Catalysis Today, 240 (2015) 93-99.

“Water Splitting Performance of Er3+-doped YVO4 Prepared from Layered K3V5O14 Precursor”

S. Obregón and G. Colón.

Chemical Engineering Journal 262, (2015), 29–33.

“Evolution of H2 photoproduction with Cu content on CuOx-TiO2 composite catalysts prepared by a microemulsion method”

Kubacka, A; Munoz-Batista, MJ; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Obregon, S; Colon, G.

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 163 (2015) 214-222.

“Structural and chemical reactivity modifications of a cobalt perovskite induced by Sr-substitution. An in situ XAS study”

Hueso, JL; Holgado, JP; Pereniguez, R; Gonzalez-DelaCruz, VM; Caballero, A.

Materials Chemistry and Physics, 151 (2015) 29-33.


“Sonogashira Cross-Coupling and Homocoupling on a Silver Surface: Chlorobenzene and Phenylacetylene on Ag(100)”

Sanchez-Sanchez, C; Orozco, N; Holgado, JP; Beaumont, SK; Kyriakou, G; Watson, DJ; Gonzalez-Elipe, AR; Feria, L; Sanz, JF; Lambert, RM.

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (2015) 940-947.



  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Heterostructured Er3+ doped BiVO4 with exceptional photocatalytic performance by cooperative electronic and luminescence sensitization mechanism”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 158-159 (2014) 242-249.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.04.029
  • Valero, JM; Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Active Site Considerations on the Photocatalytic H-2 Evolution Performance of Cu-Doped TiO2 Obtained by Different Doping Methods”. ACS Catalysis, 4 (2014) 3320-3329.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs500865y
  • Vieira, RS; Meneghetti, E; Baroni, P; Guibal, E; de la Cruz, VMG; Caballero, A; Rodriguez-Castellon, E; Beppu, MM. “Chromium removal on chitosan-based sorbents – An EXAFS/XANES investigation of mechanism”. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 146 (2014) 412-417.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2014.03.046
  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Improved O-2 evolution from a water splitting reaction over Er3+ and Y3+ co-doped tetragonal BiVO4”. Catalysis Science & Technology, 4 (2014) 2042-2050.
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00050A
  • Becerro, AI; Criado, J; Gontard, LC; Obregon, S; Fernandez, A; Colon, G; Ocana, M. “Bifunctional, Monodisperse BiPO4-Based Nanostars: Photocatalytic Activity and Luminescent Applications”. Crystal Growth & Design, 14 (2014) 3319-3326.
    DOI: 10.1021/cg500208h
  • Obregon, S.; Colon, G.. “Excellent photocatalytic activity of Yb3+, Er3+ co-doped BiVO4 photocatalyst”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 152-153 (2014) 328-334.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.01.054
  • Lv, YK; Cheng, J; Matthews, PD; Holgado, JP; Willkomm, J; Leskes, M; Steiner, A; Fenske, D; King, TC; Wood, PT; Gan, LH; Lambert, RM; Wright, DS. “A study of the optical properties of metal-doped polyoxotitanium cages and the relationship to metal-doped titania”. Dalton Transactions, 43 (2014) 8679-8689.DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00555D
  • Abba, MO; Gonzalez-DelaCruz, VM; Colon, G; Sebti, S; Caballero, A. “In situ XAS study of an improved natural phosphate catalyst for hydrogen production by reforming of methane”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 150-151 (2014) 459-465.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.12.031
  • Sheibani, S; Heshmati-Manesh, S; Ataie, A; Caballero, A; Criado, JM. “Spinodal decomposition and precipitation in Cu–Cr nanocomposite”. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 587 (2014) 670-676.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2013.11.019
  • Djebarri, B; Gonzalez-Delacruz, VM; Halliche, D; Bachari, K; Saadi, A; Caballero, A; Holgado, JP; Cherifi, O. “Promoting effect of Ce and Mg cations in Ni/Al catalysts prepared from hydrotalcites for the dry reforming of methane”. Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 111 (2014) 259-275.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11144-013-0646-2
  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. ” A ternary Er3+-BiVO4/TiO2 complex heterostructure with excellent photocatalytic performance”. RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 20765-20771.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46603E
  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Improved H2 production of Pt-TiO2/g-C3N4-MnOx composites by an efficient handling of photogenerated charge pairs”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 144 (2014) 775-782.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.07.034
  • Obregon, S; Lee, SW; Colon, G. “Exalted photocatalytic activity of tetragonal BiVO4 by Er3+ doping through a luminescence cooperative mechanism”. Dalton Transactions, 43 (2014) 311-316.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51923F


  • King, TC; Matthews, PD; Holgado, JP; Jefferson, DA; Lambert, RM; Alavi, A; Wright, DS. “A single-source route to bulk samples of C3N and the co-evolution of graphitic carbon microspheres”. Carbon, 64 (2013) 6-10.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.04.043

  • Usai, S; Obregon, S; Becerro, AI; Colon, G. “Monoclinic–Tetragonal Heterostructured BiVO4 by Yttrium Doping with Improved Photocatalytic Activity”. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (2013) 24479-24484.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp409170y

  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. “On the different photocatalytic performance of BiVO4 catalysts for Methylene Blue and Rhodamine B degradation”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 376 (2013) 40-47.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.molcata.2013.04.012

  • Lv, YK; Yao, MM; Holgado, JP; Roth, T; Steiner, A; Gan, LH; Lambert, RM; Wright, DS. ” A low-temperature single-source route to an efficient broad-band cerium(III) photocatalyst using a bimetallic polyoxotitanium cage”. RSC Advances, 3 (2013) 13659-13662.
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41524D

  • Holgado, JP; Ternero, F; Gonzalez-delaCruz, VM; Caballero, A. “Promotional effect of the base metal on bimetallic Au-Ni/CeO2 catalysts prepared from core-shell nanoparticles”. ACS Catalysis, 3 (2013) 2169-2180.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs400293b

  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Erbium doped TiO2–Bi2WO6 heterostructure with improved photocatalytic activity under sun-like irradiation”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 140-141 (2013) 299-305.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.04.014

  • Obregon, S; Kubacka, A; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Colon, G. “High-performance Er3+–TiO2 system: Dual up-conversion and electronic role of the lanthanide”. Journal of Catalysis, 299 (2013) 298-306.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2012.12.021

  • Miranda, C; Mansilla, H; Yanez, J; Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Improved photocatalytic activity of g-C3N4/TiO2 composites prepared by a simple impregnation method”. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 253 (2013) 16-21.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2012.12.014


  • Nazemi, M. K.; Sheibani, S.; Rashchi, F.; Gonzalez-DelaCruz, V. M.; Caballero, A.. “Preparation of nanostructured nickel aluminate spinel powder from spent NiO/Al2O3 catalyst by mechano-chemical synthesis”. Advanced Powder Technology, 23 (2012) 833-838.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apt.2011.11.004

  • Melian, EP; Diaz, OG; Rodriguez, JMD; Colon, G; Navio, JA; Macias, M; Pena, JP. “Effect of deposition of silver on structural characteristics and photoactivity of TiO2-based photocatalysts”. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 127 (2012) 112-120.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.08.007

  • Marquez, AM; Plata, JJ; Ortega, Y; Sanz, JF; Colon, G; Kubacka, A; Fernandez-Garcia, M. “Making Photo-selective TiO2 Materials by Cation–Anion Codoping: From Structure and Electronic Properties to Photoactivity”. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (2012) 18759-18767.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp3045143

  • Obregon, S; Colon, G. “Evidence of upconversion luminescence contribution to the improved photoactivity of erbium doped TiO2 systems”. Chemical Communications, 48 (2012) 7865-7867.
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33391K

  • Rosa Pereñiguez , Victor M. Gonzalez-delaCruz, Alfonso Caballero, Juan P. Holgado, . “LaNiO3 as a precursor of Ni/La2O3 for CO2 reforming of CH4: Effect of the presence of an amorphous NiO phase”. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 123-124 (2012) 324-32.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2012.04.044

  • Obregon, S; Caballero, A; Colon, G. “Hydrothermal synthesis of BiVO4: Structural and morphological influence on the photocatalytic activity”. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 117 (2012) 59-66.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.12.037

  • Pereniguez, R; Hueso, JL; Gaillard, F; Holgado, JP; Caballero, A. “Study of Oxygen Reactivity in La1-x Sr (x) CoO3-delta Perovskites for Total Oxidation of Toluene”. Catalysis Letters, 142 (2012) 408-416.
    DOI: 10.1007/s10562-012-0799-z

  • Kubacka, A; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Colon, G. “Advanced nanoarchitectures for solar photocatalytic applications”. Chemical Reviews, 112 (2012) 1555-1614.
    DOI: 10.1021/cr100454n

  • Gonzalez-delaCruz, VM; Pereniguez, R; Ternero, F; Holgado, JP; Caballero, A. “In Situ XAS Study of Synergic Effects on Ni-Co/ZrO2 Methane Reforming Catalysts”. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (2012) 2919-2926.
    DOI: 10.1021/jp2092048

  • Todorova, S; Naydenov, A; Kolev, H; Holgado, JP; Ivanov, G; Kadinov, G; Caballero, A. “Mechanism of complete n-hexane oxidation on silica supported cobalt and manganese catalysts”. Applied Catalysis A-General, 413-414 (2012) 43-51.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2011.10.041

  • Melian, EP; Diaz, OG; Rodriguez, JMD; Colon, G; Navio, JA; Pena, JP. “Effect of hydrothermal treatment on structural and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 synthesized by sol-gel method”. Applied Catalysis A-General, 411 (2012) 153-159.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2011.10.033


  • S. Sheibani, A. Ataie, S. Heshmati-Manesh, A. Caballero, J.M. Criado. “Influence of Al2O3 reinforcement on precipitation kinetic of Cu–Cr nanocomposite”. Thermochimica Acta, 526 (2011) 222-228 .
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2011.09.024
  • Hidalgo, MC; Murcia, JJ; Navio, JA; Colon, G. “Photodeposition of gold on titanium dioxide for photocatalytic phenol oxidation”. Applied Catalysis A-General, 397 (2011) 112-120.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2011.02.030

  • Moretti, E; Storaro, L; Talon, A; Lenarda, M; Riello, P; Frattini, R; de Yuso, MDM; Jimenez-Lopez, A; Rodriguez-Castellon, E; Ternero, F; Caballero, A; Holgado, JP. “Effect of thermal treatments on the catalytic behaviour in the CO preferential oxidation of a CuO-CeO2-ZrO2 catalyst with a flower-like morphology”. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 102 (2011) 627-637.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.01.004

  • Gonzalez-Delacruz, VM; Pereñiguez, R; Ternero, F; Holgado, JP; Caballero, A. “Modifying the Size of Nickel Metallic Particles by H2/CO Treatment in Ni/ZrO2 Methane Dry Reforming Catalysts”. ACS Catalysis, 1 (2011) 82-88.
    DOI: 10.1021/cs100116m
  • Lopez, SM; Hidalgo, MC; Navio, JA; Colon, G. “Novel Bi2WO6-TiO2 heterostructures for Rhodamine B degradation under sunlike irradiation”. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185 (2011) 1425-1434 .
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.10.065

  • Maicu, M; Hidalgo, MC; Colon, G; Navio, JA. “Comparative study of the photodeposition of Pt, Au and Pd on pre-sulphated TiO2 for the photocatalytic decomposition of phenol”. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 217 (2011) 275-283 .
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2010.10.020