Fabio Ariel Doctorovich

Fabio Ariel Doctorovich

Fellow: Awarded 2011

Field of Study: Chemistry

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Website: http://www.inquimae.fcen.uba.ar/doctorovich_fabio.htm

Fabio Doctorovich is the head of the Laboratory of Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry and a CONICET Principal Researcher at INQUIMAE, as well as a Professor at the School of Science (UBA) in Buenos Aires. His group is currently working on NO/HNO coordination chemistry; the development of CO donors for biological studies, as well as catalysts for the water split reaction. In addition to his Guggeheim Fellowship, he has received grants from Germany's DAAD and Volkswagen-Stiftung . In 2004 he received a prize from UBA for the development of a pigment for recordable CDs.

He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in 1990. As a postdoctoral research associate for five years at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he conducted reactivity studies on organomagnesium compounds and in nuclear wastes.
Together with coworkers and collaborators, he has many publications which include the following: “Nitroxyl (azanone) trapping by metalloporphyrins,” Coord Chem Rev 2011, 255, 2764-2784; “Spectroelectrochemical and DFT Evidence for Separate Electron Transfer Sites in an Iron Nitrosyl Complex of a Strongly Electron Accepting Porphyrin Ligand,” Chem Eur J. 2011, 17, 7868-7874; “Successful stabilization of the elusive species {FeNO}8 in a heme model,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 989-995; “Performing Organic Chemistry with Inorganic Compounds: Electrophilic Reactivity of Selected Nitrosyl Complexes,” Acc. Chem. Res. 2007, 40, 985–993; “A Surprisingly Stable S-Nitrosothiol Complex,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 2512-2513; and “Discrimination of Nitroxyl and Nitric Oxide by Soluble Mn(III) Porphyrins,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 4680-4684.

He has directed seven Ph.D. theses at UBA.