Paulo Araya Figueroa

Paulo Araya Figueroa
  • Grado máximo: Ph. D. en Ciencias, Mención Química
  • Jerarquía: Profesor Asociado
  • Área de investigación: Catálisis Heterogénea
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  1. J. Cortés, E. Valencia, P. Araya, (2014), “Monte Carlo simulations in the preferential oxidation of carbon monoxide on a copper-ceria catalyst”, Chemical Physics Letters, 612, 97-100. ISSN: 0009-2614. I.F. = 1.991

  2. C. Diaz, P. Araya, F. Isaacs, G. Ferraudi, A, Lappin, M. Aguirre, M. Isaacs, (2014), “Electrostatic self-assembled multilayers of tetrachromated metalloporphyrins/polyoxometalate and its electrocatalytic properties in oxygen reduction” Electrochimica Acta, 146, 819-829. ISSN: 0013-4686. I.F.= 4.086

  3. Cortes, J; Valencia, E; Pineda, M; Araya,”Temporal decay of the catalytic oxidation of methane over palladium supported on silica”. P. SCIENCE CHINA-CHEMISTRY 56, 1601-1607, (2013)

  4. Aguila, G; Valenzuela, A; Guerrero, S; Araya, P. “WGS activity of a novel Cu-ZrO2 catalyst prepared by a reflux method. Comparison with a conventional impregnation method”. CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS 39, 82-85 (2013).

  5. Aguila, G; Guerrero, S; Araya, P; “Effect of the preparation method and calcination temperature on the oxidation activity of CO at low temperature on CuO-CeO2/SiO2 catalysts”. APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL 462, 56-63 (2013).

  6. Ceron, ML; Herrera, B; Araya, P; Gracia, F; Toro-Labbe, A. “Influence of the monoclinic and tetragonal zirconia phases on the water gas shift reaction. A theoretical study. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING 19, 2885-2891 (2013).

  7. Cortes, J; Valencia, E; Araya, P. “Monte Carlo Simulations and Theoretical Mean Field Analysis of Two Sites in the Oxidation of CO Over Cu0.1Ce0.9O2-y with Oxygen Supplied as the Gas and from the Catalyst’s Bulk”. CATALYSIS LETTERS 143, 176-183 (2013).

  8. Guerrero, S; Aguila, G; Araya, P, “Lean NO adsorption on copper catalysts supported on ceria and itemmoted with sodium”. . CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS 28, 183-190 (2012).

  9. Cortes, J; Valencia, E; Gonzalez, C; Araya, P., “Experimental Studies and Redox-Type Monte Carlo Simulations for the Reduction Reaction of NO by CO over Supported Copper”. BULLETIN OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN 85, 884-891 (2012).

  10. Guerrero, S; Guzman, I; Aguila, G; Chornik, B; Araya, P., “Study of Na/Cu/TiO2 catalysts for the storage and reduction of NO”. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL 123, 282-295 (2012).

  11. Salinas, D; Araya, P; Guerrero, S., “Study of potassium-supported TiO2 catalysts for the itemduction of biodiesel”.APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL 117, 260-267 (2012).

  12. Baeza, P; Aguila, G; Vargas, G; Ojeda, J; Araya, P., “Adsorption of thiophene and dibenzothiophene on highly dispersed Cu/ZrO2 adsorbents”. APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL 111, 133-140 (2012).

  13. Ceron, ML; Herrera, B; Araya, P; Gracia, F; Toro-Labbe, A., “The mechanism of methanol decomposition by CuO. A theoretical study based on the reaction force and reaction electronic flux analysis”. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING 17, 1625-1633 (2011).

  14. J. Cortés, E. Valencia, P. Araya. “Two-Site Mechanism for the Oxidation Reaction of Methane on Oxidized Palladium”. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 11441, (2010)..

  15. J. Astudillo, G. Águila, F. Díaz, S. Guerrero, P. Araya. “Study of CuO-CeO2 catalysts supported on SiO2 on the low-temperature oxidation of CO”. Applied Catalysis A 381, 169, (2010).

  16. D. Salinas, S. Guerrero, P. Araya. “Transesterification of canola oil on potassium-supported TiO2 catalysts”. Catalysis Communications 11, 773, (2010).

  17. S. Guerrero, I. Guzman, G. Aguila, P. Araya. “Sodium-itemmoted NO Adsorption under Lean Conditions over Cu/TiO2 Catalysts”. Catalysis Communications 11, 38 (2009).

  18. M. Falco, J. Retuert, Alexis Hidrobo, Cristián Covarrubias, P. Araya, U. Sedran. “Catalytic performance of silica-alumina synthesised with the help of chitosan biopolymer”. Applied Catalysis A 366, 269 (2009).

  19. G. Águila, J. Jiménez, S. Guerrero, F. Gracia, B. Chornik, S. Quinteros, P. Araya. “A novel method for preparing high surface area copper zirconia catalysts. Influence of the preparation variables”. Applied Catalysis A 360, 98 (2009).

  20. G. Águila, F. Gracia, J. Cortés and P. Araya. “Effect of Copper Species and the Presence of Reaction itemducts on the Activity of Methane Oxidation on Supported CuO Catalysts”. Applied Catalysis B 77, 325 (2008).

  21. P. Baeza, G. Aguila, F. Gracia, P. Araya. “Desulfurization by Adsorption with Copper Supported on Zirconia”. Catalysis Communications 9, 751 (2008).

  22. G. Águila, F. Gracia, P. Araya. “CuO and CeO2 catalysts supported on Al2O3, ZrO2 and SiO2, in the oxidation of CO at low temperature”. Applied Catalysis A: General 343, 16 (2008)..

  23. G. Águila, S. Guerrero, and P. Araya. “Influence of the crystalline structure of ZrO2 on the activity of Cu/ZrO2 catalysts on the water gas shift reaction”. Catalysis Communications 9, 2550 (2008).


  1. 2011-2014: item FONDECYT N°1110184. “Study of the activity in WGS and itemX of a high surface area Cu-Ce/ZrO2 catalyst obtained by a non conventional preparation reflux method”. Investigador Responsable.

  2. 2007: item FONDECYT N°1070961. “Copper Bases Catalysts For Preferential Oxidation Of Carbon Monoxide In The Presence Of Excess Hydrogen (itemx)”. Investigador Responsable.

  3. 2007: item FONDECYT N°1070351. “Estudios de la Influencia de la Heterogeneidad Superficial en Mecanismos Cinéticos de Reacciones Catalíticas de Interés Actual a través de Simulaciones Monte Carlo y Experimentos de Laboratorio”. Co-investigador.