CHM_ CRUZ

KATHLIA D. CRUZ, Ph.D
Research Coordinator, School of CBMES

Ph.D. Chemistry, Hanyang University
Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, University of Turin
M.S. Chemistry, Mapua University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Mapua University

Phone: 247-5000 local 3301

Email: kadecastro@mapua.edu.ph

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Thesis Adviser - Undergraduate Level, Synthesis and Characterization of Palladium Nanoparticles chelated on 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde functionalized Cobalt ferrite silica gel support for the Reductive Hydrodechlorination of Chlorinated Organic Compounds, Mapua University, March 2018.
  • Cardinal Excellence Award for h-index, 2018
  • Cardinal Excellence Award for Top 10 highest h-index, 2018
  • Best Thesis Adviser - Undergraduate Level, Removal of Chromium Metal from Tannery Wastewater Utilizing Al and Al-Fe Plate-shaped Electrodes and Dimethicone via Bipolar Electrocoagulation, Mapua University, March 2017.
  • Dr. Ang Tiao Kim's (DATK) Outstanding Faculty Member Award, MIT-CCAA, 2016
  • Best Thesis Adviser - Undergraduate Level, Hydrodechlorination of p-dichlorobenzene in Aqueous Media using Palladium Nanoparticle Immobilized on Various Resin Supports as Catalyst, Mapua Institute of Technology, May 2014.
  • World Intellectual Property Office Scholarship for LL.M IP Recipient, 2012
  • Mapua Institute of Technology, Dean's Council Scholarship Recipient, 2012
  • Mapua Institute of Technology Top Ten Outstanding Performers in Research Publication Award Recipient, 2012
  • Mapua Institute of Technology Top Ten Outstanding Performers in Research Publication Award Recipient, 2011
  • Mapua Institute of Technology Top Ten Outstanding Performers in Research Publication Award Recipient, 2010
  • Hanyang International Scholarship Program Recipient, 2006
  • Brain Korea 21 Scholarship Recipient, 2006
  • Mapua Institute of Technology, Dean's Council Scholarship Recipient, 2006
  • Mapua Institute of Technology, Dean's Council Scholarship Recipient, 2004
  • Dr. Ang Tiao Kim's (DATK) Outstanding Faculty Member Award, MIT-CCAA, 2002
  • Dr. Ang Tiao Kim's (DATK) Outstanding Faculty Member Award, MIT-CCAA, 2001
  • Gloria Mapua Lim Scholarship Recipient, 1995
Research Interest

 

  • Organic and organometallic synthesis applied to several organic transformation and catalysis
  • Nanomaterial synthesis for catalysis
  • Natural products isolation, structure elucidation and application to medical and agricultural fields
  • Wastewater treatment/remediation via electrocoagulation

Publications
Patents 

  • Cruz, K. D., Paragas, D. Biocides from Botanical Extracts and Method of Preparation thereof. Application No. 1/2018/050031, 2018.
  • De Castro, K. A., Rhee, H. Lim, M.-K, Lee, K. S., Chang, Y. W. Supported Catalyst Comprising Nano Palladium and Method for Preparation Thereof. KR1012489340000, 2013.
  • De Castro, K. A., Rhee, H. A method for preparing Teprenone. KR1010637560000, 2011.
  • De Castro, K. A., Rhee, H. Intermediate of racemic Tolterodine. KR1009263100000, 2009.
  • De Castro, K. A., Rhee, H. Method of preparing racemic Tolterodine, intermediate of racemic Tolterodine, and method of preparing the same. KR1009186920000, 2009

Papers

  • A. B. Alimboyoguen, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, I.A. V. Altena, C. Y. Ragasa. Triterpenes from Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl. International Journal of Toxicological and Pharmacological Research, 2016, 8(4):261-262.
  • De Castro, K. A., Thee, H. Resin-immobilized palladium nanoparticle catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction in aqueous media. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 2015, 82(1-2), 13-24.
  • A. B. Alimboyoguen, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, C.-C Shen, W.-T. Li, C. Y. Ragasa. Chemical constituents of the bark of Aleurites moluccana L. Willd. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2014, 6(5):1318-1320.
  • A. B. Alimboyoguen, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, C.-C Shen, C. Y. Ragasa. Chemical Constituents of Anacolosa frutescens. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2014, 1189.
  • C. Y. Ragasa, O. B. Torres, C.-C. Shen, L. O. Bernardo, E. H. Mandia, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, P.-W. Tsai. Chemical Constituents of Ficus linearifolia and Ficus triangularis. Chemistry of Natural Compound, 2014.
  • P.-W. Tsai, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, C.-C. Shen, C.-T. Chiou, and C. Y. Ragasa. Chemical Constituents of the stems of Ficus trianglaris. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2014, 6 (5):130-133
  • P.-W. Tsai, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, C.-C. Shen, C.-T. Chiou, and C. Y. Ragasa. Chemical Constituents of Artocarpus camansi. Phcog. J., 2013, 5, 80-82.
  • P.-W. Tsai, K. A. De Castro-Cruz, C.-C. Shen, C.-T. Chiou, and C. Y. Ragasa. Chemical Constituents of Ficus odorata. Pharm. Chem. J., 2012, 46(4), 225-227.
  • Tsai Po-wei, De Castro-Cruz Kathlia A, Shen Chien-Chang and Ragasa Consolacion Y. Chemical constituents of Broussonetia luzonicus. Phcog J. 2012, 4(31), 1-4.
  • Lim, M., De Castro, K. A., Oh, S., Lee, K., Chang, Y.-W., Kim, H., Rhee, H. Palladium nanoparticles dispersed on solid supports:synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity on selective hydrogenation of olefins in aqueous media. Appd. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 25, 1-8.
  • Park, J. M., De Castro, K. A., Ahn, H., Rhee, H.  Facile Synthesis of L-α-glycerophosphorylcholine. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2010, 31, 2689-2691.
  • Cho, D., Ahn, J., De Castro, K. A., Ahn, H., Rhee, H. P4S10/dimethicone tandem: efficient reagent for thionation of various aromatic amides and esters. Tetrahedron 2010, 5583-5588.
  • An, G., Ahn. H. De Castro, K. A., Rhee, H. Pd/C and NaBH4 in Basic Aqueous Alcohol: An Efficient System for an Environmentally Benign Oxidation of Alcohols. Synthesis 2010, 477-485.
  • De Castro, K.A., Byun, E. Y., Rhee, H. Diketene and Acetylated Meldrum’s Acid: Agents for a Facile Teprenone Synthesis via Carroll Rearrangement. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2009, 30, 2155-2157.
  • De Castro, K.A., Oh, S., Yun, J., Lim, J. K., An, G., Kim, D. K., Rhee, H. Colloidal Palladium Nanoparticles with In Situ H2: Reducing System for Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds. Synth. Commun. 2009, 39, 3509-3520.
  • De Castro, K. A., Rhee, H. Selective Nosylation of 1-Phenylpropane-1,3-diol and Perchloric Acid Mediated Friedel–Crafts Alkylation: Key Steps for the New and Straightforward Synthesis of Tolterodine. Synthesis, 2008, 1841–1844.
  • Byun, E., Hong, B., De Castro, K. A., Lim, M., Rhee, H. One-Pot Reductive Mono-N-alkylation of Aniline and Nitroarene Derivatives Using Aldehydes. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 9815-9817.
  • Ahn, H., Choi, T. H. De Castro, K. A., Lee, K. C., Kim, B., Moon, B. S., Hong, S. H., Lee, J. C., Chun, K. S., Cheon, G. J., Lim, S. M., An, G., Rhee, H.              Synthesis and Evaluation of cis-1-[4-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-yl]-5-[124I]iodouracil: A New Potential PET Imaging Agent for HSV1-tk Expression. J. Med. Chem. 2007, 50, 6032-6038.
  • De Castro, K. A., Ko, J., Park, D., Park, S. Rhee, H. Reduction of Ethyl Benzoylacetate and Selective Protection of 2-(3-Hydroxy-1-phenylpropyl)-4-methylphenol: A New and Facile Synthesis of Tolterodine. Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 2007, 11, 918–921.