Dr. Verónica García Montalvo


Department of Inorganic Chemistry


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

 Mexico City. Mexico

Telephone: +52 (55) 56-22-45-05

Fax: +52 (55) 56-16-22-17




Verónica García Montalvo received her BSc. in Chemical and her PhD. degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She was awarded with the UNAM “Alfonso Caso” Medal as best PhD graduated in Chemistry (1996). she held a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (1996-97) and at the Institute of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bremen, Germany (1997-98). In 1998 she joined the Instituto de Química of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.



  • Chemistry of Heavy Main Group Elements, groups 14, 15 and 16.
  • Chelating Inorganic Ligands.
  • Luminescent Chelate Compounds with Lanthanides.
  • Precursors of Thin Films and Self-assembly of Nanoparticles.




Graduate level:

  • Main Group Chemistry, Programa de Maestría y Doctorado en Ciencias Químicas, UNAM.
  • Main Group Chemistry, Maestría en Docencia para la Educación Media Superio.
  • Undergraduate level:
  • Main Group Chemistry, Facultad de Química, UNAM.
  • Currently she is an accredited tutor at the Programa de Maestría y Doctorado en Ciencias Químicas, UNAM.


Member of the National Research System, level 2 (since 2002).

"Alfonso Caso" medal PhD in Chemistry.


  • Development of Ir-based and Rh-based catalyst electrodes for PEM fuel cell applications, J. Uribe-Godínez, V. García-Montalvo, O. Jiménez-Sandoval, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2012, accepted.
  • Influence of the transannular interaction in spiro-heterocycles containing Ge(IV) and Sn(IV). A comparative study. V. García-Montalvo, M Granados-Ortíz, A A Guevara-García, V Lomelí, S González-Gallardo, D Ocampo-Gutiérrez de Velasco, R Cea-Olivares, S Hernández-Ortega, R Alfredo Toscano Polyhedron 2011, 30, 1095–1102, doi:10.1016/j.poly.2011.01.006.
  • Lanthanide(III) complexes with 4,5-bis(diphenylphosphinoyl)-1,2,3-triazole and the use of 1,10-phenanthroline as auxiliary ligand M. Correa-Ascencio, E. K. Galván-Miranda, F. Rascón-Cruz, O. Jiménez-Sandoval, S. J. Jiménez-Sandoval, R. Cea-Olivares, V. Jancik, R. A. Toscano, V. García-Montalvo*. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 4109-4116, doi: 10.1021/ic902120e.
  • Electrical and Optical Properties of Thermally-Evaporated Thin Films from A2[TiO(C2O4)2] (A = K, PPh4) and 1,8-dihydroxyanthraquinone, M. E. Sánchez-Vergara, V. García-Montalvo, O. G. Morales-Saavedra, J. R. Álvarez-Bada, J. Chávez-Carbayar Appl. Surf. Sci. 2011, 257, 3313–3319, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.11.011.
  • Electrical and optical properties of copper and nickel molecular materials with tetrabenzo [b,f,j,n] [1,5,9,13] tetraazacyclohexadecine thin films grown by the vacuum thermal evaporation technique .A. Rodríguez, M. E. Sánchez-Vergara, V. García-Montalvo, A. Ortiz-Rebolloa, J.R. Alvarez-Bada, C. Alvarez-Toledano SPECTROCHIM. ACTA PART A. 2010, 75, 479–485.






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