Raúl Quijada Abarca

Raúl Quijada Abarca

  • Grado máximo: Ph.D. (1979), University of Manchester, Inglaterra
  • Jerarquía: Profesor Titular
  • Área de investigación: Procesos de polimerización, Materiales poliméricos, Nanocompositos, Catalizadores
  • Email: raquijad@ing.uchile.cl


  1. Nisar, M., Bergmann, C. P., Geshev, J., Quijada, R., & Galland, G. B. (2017). Synthesis and characterization of polypropylene/iron encapsulated carbon nanotube composites with high magnetic response at room temperature. Polymer, 118, 68-74. ISSN: 0032-3861, FI: 3.684.

  2. Riquelme, J., Garzón, C., Bergmann, C., Geshev, J., & Quijada, R. (2016). “Development of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites with carbon-based hybrid nanostructures synthesized from ferrocene”. European Polymer Journal, 75, 200-209. ISSN: 0014-3057, FI:3.477

  3. González, D. M., Quijada, R., Yazdani‐Pedram, M., Lourenço, J. P., & Ribeiro, M. R. (2016). “Preparation of polypropylene‐based nanocomposites using nanosized MCM‐41 as support and in situ polymerization”. Polymer International, 65(3), 320-326. ISSN: 0959-8103, FI: 2.301.

  4. Nisar, M., Bergmann, C., Geshev, J., Quijada, R., & Galland, G. B. (2016). “An efficient approach to the preparation of polyethylene magnetic nanocomposites”. Polymer, 97, 131-137. ISSN: 0032-3861, FI: 3.775

  5. M. A. Milani, D. González, Quijada, R., R. Benavente, J. Arranz-Andrés, G. B. Galland, (2015) “Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Poly(propylene-1-octene)/Graphite NanosheetNanocomposites Obtained by In Situ Polymerization” Polymer, accepted. ISSN: 0032-3861.I.F 3,766

  6. H. Palza, Quijada, R., K. Delgado, (2015) “Antimicrobial polymer composites with copper micro- and nano-particles: effect of particle size and polymer matrix, Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, Accepted.

  7. ”Preparation of poly(ethylene-co-dicyclopentadiene) copolymers and a study on their post polymerization epoxidation”. Peoples, B.C., Galland, G.B. and Quijada, R. Polymer Bulletin 70(1). pp.117-129, 2013.

  8. “Silica/clay organo-heterostructures to promote polyethylene-clay nanocomposites by in situ polymerization” Zapata, P.A., Belver, C., Quijada, R., Aranda, P., Ruiz-Hitzky, E. Applied Catalysis A: General 453, pp. 142-150, 2013.

  9. “Effect of short-chain branching on the melt behaviour of polypropylene under small-amplitude oscillatory shear conditions” Palza, H., Quijada, R., Wilhelm, M., Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 214(1), pp. 107-116, 2013.

  10. “Styrene copolymerization using a metallocene-MAO initiator system.Homo-and copolymerization of styrene with some cycloalkenes” Rabagliati, F.M., Yañez, D., Canales, D., Quijada, R. , Zapata, P.A., Polymer Bulletin, Vol. 70, (7) ,pp.2111-2123, 2013.

  11. ”Mechanical and thermal properties of multiwalled carbon nanotube/polypropylene composites using itaconic acid as copatibilizer and coupling agent. Yazdani-Pedram, M. Menzel C., Toro, P., Quijada, R., et al. Macromolecular Research. Vol. 21, (2) pp.153-160 DOI: 10.1007/s 13233-013-1006-9. Pub. Feb. 2013

  12. “Polypropylene/grapheme nanosheets nanocomposites by in situ polymerization: synthesis, characterization and fundamental properties” Milani, M., Gonzalez, D., Quijada, R., Basso, N, Cerrada, M. L., Azambuja, D., Galland, G. Composites Science and Technology, 84 (2013) 1-7.

  13. “Effect of polymer structure and nanoparticles incorporationon the behaviour of syndiotactic polypropilenes”. J.Bejarano, R.Benavente, E.Perez, M.Wilheim, R.Quijada, H.Palza. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 214, 2567-2578, 2013.

  14. ”Modification of clays by sol gel reaction and their use in the Ethylene In-Situ polymerization for obtaining nanocomposites”. Moncada, E., Quijada, R. and Zapata, P. Journal of Nanomaterials. DOI 10.1155/2012/348156 (2012).

  15. ”Nickel pre-catalysts bearing (N)-imidoylamidine ligans; influence of the presence of pyridine and pentafluorophenyl groups in ligand backbone on the reactivity in ethylene polymerizations”. Peoples Brian C., de la Vega, G., Valdebenito, C., et al. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 700, pag. 147-153 (2012).

  16. ”Evaluation of Catalytic activity in ethylene polymerization and ethylene/10-undecen-1-o copolymerization of new orthopalladated complexes derived from tridentade lingands C.N.S Ortega-Jiménez, F., López-Cortés, J.G., Ortega-Alfaro, M.C., Penieres-Carrillo, J.G., Quijada, R., Alvarez-Toledano, C. Applied Catalysis A: General. Vol. 417-418, Issue, pp.1-5. (2012).

  17. ”Polypropylene nanocomposites obtained by In Situ Polymerization using Metallocene catalyst. Influence of the nanoparticles on the final Polymer morphoñogy. Zapata, P., and Quijada, R. Journal of Nanoparticles. DOI: 10.1155/2012/ 194543, Volume 2012.

  18. “The mechanism of ethylene polymerization reaction catalysed by group IVB metallocenes. A rational analysis through the use of reaction force”. Martínez-Araya, J..I., Quijada, R., Toro L. A., Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116(40) pp. 21318-21325, 2012.

  19. ”Functionalization of Silica Nanoparticles for Polypropylene Nanocomposite Applications”. Bracho, B., Dougnac, V., Palza, H., Quijada, R. Journal of Nanomaterials.DOI:10.1155/2012/ 263915 2012.

  20. ”Influence of the graphite type on the Synthesis of polypropylene/graphene nanocomposites”. Milani, M.A., Quijada, R., Basso, N.R. and Galland G.B. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polym. Chem. 2012, 50, 3598-3605, 2012.

  21. ”Study on the copolymerization of propylene with norbornene using metallocene catalysts”. B.C. Peoples, V.N. Dougnac, F.M. Rabagliati, G.B. Galland ad R. Quijada. Polymer Bulletin. 69(8) p. 925-935, 2012.

  22. “Crosslinking of Metallocenic alfa-olefin propylene copolymers by vacuum gamma irradiation” A.J. Satti, N.A. Andreucetti, R. Quijada, E.M. Vallés. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 81(12) pp.1874-1880, 2012.

  23. ”In Situ formation of Nanocomposites ased on Polyethylene and Silica nanospheres”. Zapata, P. Quijada, R., Benavente, R. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 119, 3, pag. 1771-1780 (2011).

  24. ”A Study of the Effect of Styrene Concentration on the Molecular Weight of Polypropylene produced using Metallocene Catalysts”. Peoples B.C., Rodriguez, F.J., Galland G.B., Quijada, R., Polymer International. Vol. 60, 5, pag. 839-844 (2011)

  25. ”Polyethylene nanocomposites obtained by in situ polymerization with silica nanospheres supported on metallocene catalyst”. Zapata, P., Quijada, R., Benavente R;. Macromolecular Reaction Engineering,Vol.5,7-8, pag.294-302 (2011)

  26. ”Synthetic Layered And Tube-Like Silica Nanoparticles As Novel Supports For Metallocene Catalysts In Ethylene Polymerization”. Zapata, p., Quijada, R., Lieberwirth, I.; Palza, H. Applied Catalysis A: General. Vol.407,1-2, pag.181-187,(2011).

  27. ”The effect of nanospheres on the permeability of PA6/SiO2 nanocomposites”. Dougnac, V., Peoples, C.P. and Quijada, R. Polymer International. Vol. 60, 11, pág. 1600-1606 (2011).

  28. ”Polypropylene with embedded copper metal or copper oxide nanoparticles as a novel plastic antimicrobial agent”, Delgado, K., Quijada, R., Palma, R., et al. Letters in Applied Microbiology, Vol. 53, 1, pag. 50-54 (2011)

  29. “Styrene copolymerization using a metallocenic initiation. Homo-and copolymerization of styrene with isoprene through zirconocene-MAO initiating systems”. Rabagliati, F.M., Muñoz, L.A., Quijada, R. Polymer Bulletin. Vol. 67 (8) pag. 1425-1434 (2011).

  30. ”Electrical and mechanical properties of poly(ethylene oxide)/intercalated clay polymer electrolyte”. Moreno, M., Quijada, R., Santa A.M., et al. Electrochimica Acta, Vol. 58, pag. 112-118 (2011).

  31. ”Effect of DBPH and vacuum gamma radiation on Metallocenic Ethylene-1-hexene and Ethylene-1-octadecene Copolymers. A.J. Satti, N.A. Andreucetti, R. Quijada, C. Sarmoria, E.M. Vallés. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 79, 1, 9-15, (2010)

  32. ”Syndiotactic polypropylene copolymers membranes and their performance for oxygen separation”. Vanegas Ma. Eulalia, Quijada Raúl, Yave Wilfredo, Nuñes Suzana, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 348, 1-2, 34-40 (2010).

  33. “Effect of particle diameter on the permeability of polypropylene/SiO2 Nanocomposites”. V.N.Dougnac*, R. Alamillo, B.C. Peoples, R. Quijada. Polymer. Vol. 51, 13, 2918-2926 (2010).

  34. ”Gamma –Irradiated Metallocenic Polyethilene and Ethylene-1-Hexene Copolymers”. Satti, A.J., Andreucetti N.A., Quijada, R., et al., Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 117, 1, 290-301 (2010)

  35. ”Development of the Mesomorphic phase in Isotactic Propene/higher alpha-olefin Copolymers at Intermediate Comonomer Content and its Effect on Properties”. Polo-Corpa, J.J., Benavente R., Velilla, T., et al. European Polymer Journal, Vol. 46, 6, 1345-1354 (2010)

  36. ”Preparation of Aluminophosphate/polyetylene Nanocomposite Membranes and Their gas Permeation Properties”. Covarrubias, C., Quijada, R. Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 358, 1-2, 33-42 (2010)

  37. ”Syndiotactic poly(propene-co-norbornene): Synthesis and Properties at Low Norbornene Incorporation”. Vanegas, M.E., Quijada, R., Galland, G.B. Polymer, Vol. 51, 20 4627-4631 (2010).

  38. ”Metallocene supported on a Polyhedral Oligomeric silsesquioxane-modified silica structural characterization and catalytic activity for ethylene polymerization”. Orozco, I.G., Velilla, T., Quijada, R., et al. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A-Polymer Chemistry. Ol. 48, Issue 24, pag. 5938-5944, (2010)

  39. ”Toward Tailor-made Biocide Materials based on Polypropylene/Copper Nanoparticles”. H. Palza, S. Gutierrez, K. Delgado, O. Salazar, V. Fuenzalida, J. Avila, G. Figueroa, R.Quijada. Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Vol. 31, 563-567 (2010)

  40. ”Synthesis of Nanosized ZSM-2 Zeolite with Potential Acid Catalytic Properties”. C. Covarrubias, R. Quijada, R. Rojas. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 117,118-125, (2009).

  41. “Microporous Membranes Prepared via Thermally Induced phase Separation from Metallocenic Syndiotactic Polypropylenes”, Vanegas Ma. E., Quijada, R., Serafín, D. Polymer, 2081-2086, 50, 2009.

  42. ”A Study of the Synthesis and Characterization of Ethylene/Dicyclopentadiene Copolymers Using a Metallocene Catalyst”. V. N. Dougnac, R. Quijada, H. Palza and G. Barrera Galland, European Polymer Journal. 45, 102-106 (2009).

  43. “Effect of Comonomer Type on the Crystallization Kinetics and Crystalline Structure of Random Isotactic Propylene 1-Alkene Copolymers”. K. Jeon, H. Palza, R. Quijada and R.G. Alamo, Polymer. 50, 832-844 (2009).

  44. “Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of the use of Different Clays and Compatibilizers on their Morphology”. H. Palza, R. Vergara, M. Yazdani-Pedram, R. Quijada. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112, 1278-1286 (2009).

  45. “High Catalytic Activity of SBA-15 Supported Metallocene toward Ethylene Polymerization: The Effect of the Ordered Porous Structure of the Support”, C. Covarrubias, R. Quijada, Catalysis Communications, 10, 995-1001 (2009).

  46. ”Catalytic Activity during the Preparation of PE/Clay Nanocomposites by in situ Polymerization with Metallocene Catalysts”. P. Zapata, R. Quijada, J. Retuert, E. Moncada, C. Covarrubias. Journal of Applied Polymer Science;. 113, 2368-2375 (2009)

  47. ”Formation of the New Trigonal Polymorph in Ipp-1-Hexene Copolymers. A Practical case of Meshophses Influence”. M.L. Cerrada, M.J. Polo-Corpa, R. Benavente, E. Pérez. T. Velilla and R. Quijada. Macromolecules, 42, 3, 702-708 (2009).

  48. “Chromium (III) Complexes with Terdentate 2,6-bis(azolylmethyñ) Pyridine ligans: Synthesis, Structures and Ethylene Polymerization Behaviour”. J. Hurtado, R. Quijada, Guang Wu, R. Rojas, M. Valderrama. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 694, 2636-2641 (2009).

  49. ”Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity Studies in Ethylene Polymerization of Cyclometalated Palladium(II) Complexes Containing Terdentate Ligands with N,C, N-Donors”. Hurtado, J., Portaluppi, M. R. Quijada, R. Rojas, M. Valderrama. J. of Coordination Chemistry, Vol. 62, 17. 2772-2781 (2009)

  50. ”Acetamidine Complexes as Catalysts for Ethylene Polymerization”. C. Valdebenito, M. T. Garland, R. Quijada, R. Rojas. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 694, 717-725 (2009).

  51. ”A Chemiluminescence Study on Thermal and Photostability of Ethylene/alpha-olefin Copolymers Synthesized with rac-Et(Ind)(2)ZrCl2/MAO Catalyst System”. T. Corrales, M. Escudero, R. Quijada, et. al. European Polymer Journal. Vol. 45, 9, 2708-2716 (2009).

  52. ”Poly 484-Preparation and characterization of polyamide/montmorillonie nanocomposites”. Dougnac, V., Quijada, R. Abstracts of paper of the American Chemical Society. Dougnac, V., Quijada, R. Vol. 238, Meeting Abstract: 484-Poly Published: Aug., 16, 2009.


  1. “Study of the preparation, physical and Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Micro- and Nano-Composites”, Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1090260, 2009-2012, Co-investigador.

  2. “Polymer Nanocomposites based on Sol-Gel Synthesized Nanoparticles for Enhanced Barrier Properties”, Fondecyt Nº 1100058, CONICYT, 2 años, 2010, Investigador Responsable.

  3. “Desarrollo de nuevos materiales antimicrobianos basados en polímero con cobre para disminuir las infecciones intrahospitalarias”, Proyecto Innova Corfo Línea 2 I+D APLICADA 12IDL2-13411, Corfo, 2 años, 2012, Sub-Director.

  4. “Reforzamiento de Caucho Natural y otros Elastómeros con nanopartículas para elaborar nuevos compuestos de goma”, Proyecto CORFO-INNOVA CHILE, Línea de financiamiento empaquetamiento tecnológico para nuevos negocios, Corfo, 2 años, 2011, Investigador Principal.

  5. “Novel Antifouling polymeric composites based on Copper Nanoparticles”, Proyecto otorgado por Department of the Navy-Office of Naval Research Global. USA, 2 años, 2012, Investigador Principal

  6. Proyecto Fondef CA12I10047: “Desarrollo de una malla de cultivo antifouling para la industria acuícola basada en polímero co partículas de cobre” 2013-2014. Director Alterno.

  7. Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1130446: “Synthesis, Characterization and Fundamental Properties of Polypropylene/Nanocomposites by in situ Polymerization”. 2013-2015. Investigador Responsable.

  8. Proyecto Innova Corfo Línea 2 I+D APLICADA 12IDL2-13411. Desarrollo de nuevos materiales antimicrobianos basados en polímero con cobre para disminuir las infecciones intrahospitalarias” 2012-2013. Subdirector.

  9. Proyecto CORFO-INNOVA CHILE: “Reforzamiento de Caucho Natural y otros Elastómeros con nanopartículas para elaborar nuevos compuestos de goma”. Línea de financiamiento empaquetamiento tecnológico para nuevos negocios. 2011-2013

  10. -“Novel Antifouling polymeric composites based on Copper Nanoparticles”. Proyecto otorgado por Department of the Navy-Office of Naval Research Global. USA.2012-2013.

  11. -“Desarrollo sostenible de la Industria del Polipropileno :propiedades controladas a medida y optimización del consume energético y de la degradación”. Proyecto CYTED-Red Ibero Americana: Promoción del Desarrollo Industrial. Países Participantes: Argentina, Brasil,Chile,España, Portugal y Venezuela. 2011-2014.

  12. 1999-2009, Proyecto CONICYT- FONDAP 11980002: “Centro para la Investigación Interdisciplinaria Avanzada en Ciencia de los Materiales”, Sub-Director.

  13. 2009-2012 – Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1090260: “Study of the preparation, physical and Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Micro- and Nano-Composites”. Co-Investigador.

  14. 2010-2012 – Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1100058: “Polymer Nanocomposites based on Sol-Gel Synthesized Nanoparticles for Enhanced Barrier Properties”. Investigador Responsable.

  15. 2004 – 2006: E. Proyecto PROSUL, AC-50 (Financiado por Gobierno de Brasil). “Novos Soportes para Catalizadores Metalocenicos”. Responsable por Chile. Programa de Colaboración Científica: Brasil- Argentina- Chile.

  16. 2002 – 2005: Proyecto CYTED VIII.11. Funcionalización y Mezclas de Polímeros para Aplicaciones Industriales”. Participación de España, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, México.

  17. 2002 – 2004: Proyecto PROSUL, AC-50 (Financiado por Gobierno de Brasil). “Novos Soportes para Catalizadores Metalocenicos”. Responsable por Chile. Programa de Colaboración Científica: Brasil- Argentina- Chile.

  18. 2000 – 2004: Proyecto CSIC/CONICYT 2003CL0028. “Propiedades Mecánicas de Polímeros y Copolimeros de Propileno Sintetizados con Catalizadores Metalocenos”.

  19. 1999 – 2001: Fundación Andes. Coordinador Principal: Programa Cooperación Científica-Académica Argentina/Brasil/Chile. “Obtención y Modificación de Homo y Copolimeros vía Metalocenos”.

  20. 1999 – 2009: Proyecto CONICYT- FONDAP 11980002. “Centro para la Investigación Interdisciplinaria Avanzada en Ciencia de los Materiales”. Sub-Director.