Dr. Cecilio Álvarez Toledano


Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Address:Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria. District Coyoacán. ZIP Code 04510. Mexico City. Mexico

Telephone: +52 (55) 56-22-44-64 / +52 (55) 56-22-45-13
Fax: +52 (55) 56-16-22-17



Dr. Cecilio Álvarez Toledano completed his bachelor’s studies at the School of Chemical Sciences of the University of Puebla. He received his MSc. degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and obtained a Third Cycle Doctorate and a Physical Sciences Doctor (State Doctorate) from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France.



  • Organometallic chemistry with metals of the groups 6, 8 and 10.
  • Organic synthesis directed towards the preparation of lactones with pharmacological activity.
  • Organic synthesis employing synergetic effects of microwave energy, as well as infrared and ultrasound with a bentonitic earth.


Dr. Alvarez Toledano has graduated Bachelor 42 students, 16 Master students and 17 PhD
Last 3 graduated students' theses:

Azucena Garduño Alvarado. Doctor of science 2012 (with honors)."Reactivity of diazines with acetals of bis (trimethylsilyl) Cetenaposicion". Posdoctorado Université Paul Sabatier, Toulous, France (onset in April 2013).

Nadia Gualo Soberanes. She obtained Doctor of science 2012 (with honors).Institution program of Master's degree and Doctorate in Chemical Sciences, UNAM. Thesis "Synthesis of new lactones policiclicas from trifluorometansulfonato Depiridinioposicion", current Professor in the Faculty of Chemistry, UNAM.

Arturo Gabriel Arroyo Razo. He obtained PhD in Sciences (2011). Institucion programme of Master's degree and Doctorate in Chemical Sciences, UNAM. Thesis "Obtaining of metallic nitrates sportados in a bentonite of national origin (TAFF), their application in the synthesis of organic disulfides with biological posibleactividad".

In the laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry 4 we are willing to accept students for social service, undergraduate thesis or graduate thesis, with possibility of grants.


  • 2010 Award University USLP.
  • 2009 National University Award, Research in Exact Sciences.
  • 2005 Andres Manuel del Rio National Chemistry Award in research.
  • Member of the National Research System Level III.


Alejandro Rivera-Hernández, Guillermo M. Chans, Henri Rudler, José G. López Cortés, R. Alfredo Toscano, Cecilio Álvarez-Toledano. Reactivity of pyridines bearing EWG with bis-(TMS)ketene acetals. Substituent-induced lactonization reaction. Tetrahedron, 2014, 70 , 1861-1871.

López-Reyes, M. E.; López-Cortés, J. G.; Ortega-Alfaro, M. C.; Tocano, R. A.; Álvarez-Toledano, C.* First direct synthesis of 3-hydroxy-pent-4-ynoic acids. Application to the synthesis of pyran-2-ones. Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 7365-7372. [2.899].

Martínez, J.; Romero-Vega, S.; Abeja-Cruz, R.; Álvarez-Toledano, C.; Miranda, R*. Green approach-multicomponent production of boron-containing Hantzsch and Biginelli esters. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 2903-2915. [2.464].

Sánchez-Vergara, M. E.*; Álvarez-Toledano, C.; Cedillo-Cruz, A.; Moreno, A.; Reider-Burstin, J. N. Electrical properties of C19H20N2=4SW based molecular-materials thin films prepared by electrodeposited technique. J. Mat. Sci-Mater. El., 2013, 24, 662-666. [1.486].

Cedillo-Cruz, A; Ortega-Alfaro, MC*; Lopez-Cortes, JG; Toscano, RA; Penieres-Carrillo, J; Alvarez-Toledano, C.  Synthesis of Fischer type-carbene complexes containing a coordinated thioimidate structural motif. Dalton Trans 2012, 41, 10568-10575. [3.838].

Garduño-Alva, A.; Ortega-Alfaro, M. C.; López-Cortés, J. G.; Chávez, I.; Barroso-Flores-J.; Toscano, R. A.; Rudler, H.; Álvarez-Toledano, C.* Synthesis of new gamma-lactones from preactivated monosubstituted pyrazines and TMS-ketene acetals.  Can. J. Chem. 2012, 90, 469-482. [1.242]
Ortega-Jimenez, F.*; Lopez-Cortes, JG; Ortega-Alfaro, MC; Penieres-Carrillo, JG; Quijada, R; Alvarez-Toledano, C Evaluation of catalytic activity in ethylene polymerization and ethylene/10-undecen-1-ol copolymerization of new orthopalladated complexes derived from tridentate ligands [C,N,S]. Appl. Catal. A, 2012, 417, 1-5. [3.903].

Valdez-Rojas, J. E.; Ríos-Guerra, H.; Ramírez-Sánchez, A.L.; García-González, G.; Álvarez-Toledano, C.; López-Cortés, J. G.; Toscano, R. A.; Penieres-Carrillo, J. G.* A study of the Willgerodt-Kindler reaction to obtain thioamides and a-ketothioamides under solvent-less conditions. Can. J. Chem. 2012, 90, 567-573. [1.242].



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