The Chemical Optosensors and Applied Photochemistry Group (GSOLFA) performs R+D activities that span from the molecular engineering of tailored (indicator) dyes to analytical chemistry in the field. The combined experience of our team members covers molecular spectroscopy, fiberoptic sensing, photochemistry, optical and laser-based analysis, chemical synthesis and HPLC. Longstanding contract research for private and public companies, deep knowledge of the end-user needs and collaboration with the best national and international groups back up our many years tradition of applied and basic research for improving the human quality of life.


  • 227.- The effect of the alkyl chain length on the photophysical, photochemical and photobiological properties of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes for their application as DNA targeting, cellular imaging and light-activated therapeutic agents.
    S. Estalayo-Adrián, S. Blasco, S.A. Bright, G.J. McManus, G. Orellana, D.C. Williams, J.M. Kelly, T. Gunnlaugsson.

    ACS Appl. Biomater., 2021, 4, (en prensa); 

  • 226.- Luminescent Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanocomposites for Emission Intensity and Lifetime Rapid Sensing ofTenuazonic Acid Mycotoxin.
    J. Quílez-Alburquerque, A. B. Descalzo, M. C. Moreno-Bondi, G. Orellana.

    Polymer, 2021, 230, 124041; doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2021.124041