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Dario Arrua

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ACROSS)

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Dr Dario Arrua is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Physical Sciences-Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. Dario is interested on the design and characterisation of porous materials for application in the general area of bioanalytical chemistry.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of Award
PhDSynthesis of macroporous polymer rods. Potential applications as stationary phases in affinity chromatographyUniversidad Nacional de CórdobaArgentina21/05/2009
BSc in Chemistry Universidad Nacional de CórdobaArgentina27/11/2003

Languages (other than English)

Spanish (fluent)

Biography

Dario graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Córdoba, Argentina) where he obtained his Degree (2003) and PhD in Chemistry (2009). In 2009 he received a postdoctoral fellowship from CONICET (Argentinean Research Council) working on the development of polymeric materials with antiradical activity.

Research Themes

Dario's research within ACROSS is focused on the development and characterisation of novel materials for their application in the general areas of separation science. This includes the synthesis and characterisation of both polymer monoliths and core-shell microparticles. These materials are applied in solid-phase chemistry, sample preparation and as stationary phases for the separation of complex mixtures. Dario is also interested on the design of polymer nanoparticles to be used as pseudostationary phases in electrokinetic chromatography.

Teaching

General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry

Teaching expertise

Since 2005, Dario has held the following positions:

  • Laboratory Demonstrator 'Chemistry' (KRA113) (2011, 2012 and 2014) and 'Chemical Analysis' (KRA223) (2011). School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Assistant Professor in 'Organic Chemistry II' and 'Organic Chemistry III' (2009). Institute of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Agronomy and Agro-industries, Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (UNSE)
  • Assistant Professor in 'Organic Chemistry II' (2007 and 2008). Department of Organic Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Assistant Professor in 'Introduction to the Study of Chemical Sciences' (2005-2006-2007-2008 and 2009). School of Chemical Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

Research Invitations

  • Invited International Collaborator (Collaborator Prof. Nobuhiro Kosugi.) at the UVSOR synchrotron radiation Facility, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan.

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Expertise

  • Porous polymers
  • Stationary phases
  • Monoliths
  • Liquid Chromatography

Awards

  • 2009-2010: Postdoctoral fellowship of CONICET (Argentinean Research Council)
  • 2004-2009: Postgraduate scholarship of CONICET (Argentinean Research Council)

Collaboration

Part of Dario's research work is performed in collaboration with nationally and internationally recognised scientists. In collaboration with Prof Adam Hitchcock (McMaster University, Canada), Dr Takuji Ohigashi and Prof. Nobuhiro Kosugi (UVSOR, Japan), Dario is using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) as a technique for the characterisation of stationary phases. Dr Arrua is also collaborating with Dr Deanna D'Alessandro (University of Sydney) exploring the application of metal-organic frameworks as stationary phases in separation science.

Current projects

  • 2015-: CI on a UTas project titled 'Polymer/metal-organic frameworks core-shell microparticles. Application as stationary phases in separation science'
  • 2014-: Postdoctoral fellow on ARC Discovery Project titled 'Polymer nanoparticles and their assembled supracolloidal monolithic structures for applications in separation science'
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral fellow on ARC Discovery Project titled 'Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of novel ion-exchange polymer monolithic stationary phases for separation science'

Research Fields

  • Separation Science (030108)
  • Synthesis of Materials (030306)
  • Chemical Characterisation of Materials (030301)
  • Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
  • Optical Properties of Materials (030303)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences (970103)

Publications

Dario has made contributions to the design and characterisation of different polymer-based stationary phases for liquid chromatography.

Total publications

19

Journal Article

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Khodabandeh A, Arrua RD, Desire CT, Rodemann T, Bon SAF, et al., 'Preparation of inverse polymerized high internal phase emulsions using an amphiphilic macro-RAFT agent as sole stabilizer', Polymer Chemistry, 7, (9) pp. 1803-1812. ISSN 1759-9954 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c5py02012c [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Khodabandeh A; Desire CT; Rodemann T; Thickett SC; Hilder EF

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2016Peristyy A, Nesterenko PN, Das A, D'Alessandro DM, Hilder EF, et al., 'Flow-dependent separation selectivity for organic molecules on metal-organic frameworks containing adsorbents', Chemical Communications, 52, (30) pp. 5301-5304. ISSN 1359-7345 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c6cc00111d [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Peristyy A; Nesterenko PN; Hilder EF

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2015Arrua RD, Hilder EF, 'Highly ordered monolithic structures by directional freezing and UV-initiated cryopolymerisation. Evaluation as stationary phases in high performance liquid chromatography', RSC Advances, 5, (87) pp. 71131-71138. ISSN 2046-2069 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c5ra15114g [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hilder EF

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2014Arrua RD, Hitchcock AP, Hon WB, West M, Hilder EF, 'Characterization of polymer monoliths containing embedded nanoparticles by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM)', Analytical Chemistry, 86, (6) pp. 2876-2881. ISSN 0003-2700 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/ac403166u [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hon WB; Hilder EF

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2013Arrua RD, Haddad PR, Hilder EF, 'Monolithic cryopolymers with embedded nanoparticles. II. Capillary liquid chromatography of proteins using charged embedded nanoparticles', Journal of Chromatography A, 1311 pp. 121-126. ISSN 0021-9673 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2013.08.077 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Haddad PR; Hilder EF

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2013Arrua RD, Nordborg A, Haddad PR, Hilder EF, 'Monolithic cryopolymers with embedded nanoparticles. I. Capillary liquid chromatography of proteins using neutral embedded nanoparticles', Journal of Chromatography A, 1273 pp. 26-33. ISSN 0021-9673 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.10.068 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Nordborg A; Haddad PR; Hilder EF

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2013Desire CT, Arrua RD, Talebi M, Lacher NA, Hilder EF, 'Poly(ethylene glycol)-based monolithic capillary columns for hydrophobic interaction chromatography of immunoglobulin G subclasses and variants', Journal of Separation Science, 36, (17) pp. 2782-2792. ISSN 1615-9306 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201300558 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Desire CT; Talebi M; Hilder EF

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2013Romero MR, Arrua RD, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, Hilder EF, 'Valve based on novel hydrogels: from synthesis to application', Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers, 188 pp. 176-184. ISSN 0925-4005 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2013.06.086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Romero MR; Hilder EF

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2013Talebi M, Arrua RD, Gaspar A, Lacher NA, Wang Q, et al., 'Epoxy-based monoliths for capillary liquid chromatography of small and large molecules', Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, (7) pp. 2233-2244. ISSN 1618-2642 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6486-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Talebi M; Gaspar A; Haddad PR; Hilder EF

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2012Arrua RD, Basbus JF, Strumia MC, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, Nazareno MA, 'Synthesis of macroporous polymers with radical scavenging properties by immobilization of polyphenolic compounds', Reactive and Functional Polymers, 72, (11) pp. 807-813. ISSN 1381-5148 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2012.07.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2012Arrua RD, Causon TJ, Hilder EF, 'Recent developments and future possibilities for polymer monoliths in separation science', Analyst, 137, (22) pp. 5179-5189. ISSN 0003-2654 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c2an35804b [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Causon TJ; Hilder EF

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2012Arrua RD, Talebi M, Causon TJ, Hilder EF, 'Review of recent advances in the preparation of organic polymer monoliths for liquid chromatography of large molecules', Analytica Chimica Acta, 738 pp. 1-12. ISSN 0003-2670 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2012.05.052 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Talebi M; Causon TJ; Hilder EF

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2011Arrua RD, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, 'Macroporous monolithic supports for affinity chromatography', Journal of Separation Science, 34, (16-17) pp. 1974-1987. ISSN 1615-9306 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201100197 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

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2010Arrua RD, Moya C, Bernardi E, Zarzur J, Strumia M, et al., 'Preparation of macroporous monoliths based on epoxy-bearing hydrophilic terpolymers and applied for affinity separations', European Polymer Journal, 46, (4) pp. 663-672. ISSN 0014-3057 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2010.01.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2010Arrua RD, Strumia MC, Nazareno MA, 'Immobilization of caffeic acid on a polypropylene film: synthesis and antioxidant properties', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58, (16) pp. 9228-9234. ISSN 0021-8561 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/jf101651y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 21

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2009Arrua RD, Strumia MC, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, 'Macroporous monolithic polymers: preparation and applications', Materials, 2, (4) pp. 2429-2466. ISSN 1996-1944 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ma2042429 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18

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2008Arrua RD, Roman del Barrio JS, Ruiz AG, Strumia M, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, 'Preparation of polymeric macroporous rod systems: study of the influence of the reaction parameters on the porous properties', Materials Chemistry and Physics, 112, (3) pp. 1055-1060. ISSN 0254-0584 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2008.07.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2006Arrua RD, Serrano D, Pastrana G, Strumia M, Alvarez Igarzabal CI, 'Synthesis of macroporous polymer rods based on an acrylamide derivative monomer', Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 44, (22) pp. 6616-6623. ISSN 1099-0518 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pola.21768 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2005Alvarez Igarzabal CI, Arrua RD, 'Crosslinking reactions and swelling behavior of matrices based on N-acryloyl-TRIS(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane', Polymer Bulletin, 55, (1-2) pp. 19-29. ISSN 0170-0839 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00289-005-0411-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

5

Total funding

$21,272

Projects

Comprehensive characterisation of monolithic polymers by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) (2016)$0
Description
It is proposed to perform the characterisation of porous polymers developed in our research group at UTAS by scanning transfmission X-ray microscopy (STXM)
Funding
Institute for Molecular Science ($0)
Scheme
Grant - Access to UVSOR Synchrotron Facility
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Arrua RD; Hilder EF
Year
2016
Polymer/metal-organic frameworks core-shell microparticles. Application as stationary phases in separation science. (2015)$16,890
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,890)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Arrua RD
Year
2015
39th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Arrua RD
Year
2013
Comprehensive characterisation of monolithic polymers by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) (2013)$0
Description
This project focuses on the preparation and chemical modification of porous monolithic polymers, which are essentially a single piece of continuous porous material. These materials represent a new generation of stationary phases for chromatography, offering significant benefits over currently used materials, leading already to successful commercial embodiments. However, improvements in this technology rely on being able to accurately characterize the porous structure. The porous structure of monolithic materials is usually examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), however the information obtained with this technique is limited and a comprehensive analysis of the monolithic structure (e.g. chemical mapping) cannot be performed. Another technique used to study the structure of monolithic columns is confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). However, this technique requires the use of dyes which are not always easy to covalently bind to the support surface. It is well known that the structural homogeneity of monolithic columns is a key parameter to be considered for the development of highly efficient stationary phases and new characterisation techniques are needed to gain a more complete understanding of the polymer morphology. In this sense, the relatively high penetration power of X-rays would allow a comprehensive analysis of the radial and longitudinal heterogeneity of polymer monoliths.
Funding
Institute for Molecular Science ($0)
Scheme
Grant - Access to UVSOR Synchrotron Facility
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Arrua RD; Hilder EF; Desire CT
Year
2013
35th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography, San Diego USA, 2011 (2011)$1,882
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,882)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Arrua RD
Year
2011

Research Supervision

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPolymer Nanoparticles and their Supracolloidal Monolithic Structures for Applications in Separation Science2012
PhDPolymer Nanoparticles and their Assembled Supracolloidal Monolithic Structures for Applications in Separation Science2013