Professor Angela Danil-de-Namor
Emeritus Professor Physical Chemistry
Phone: Work: 01483 68 9581
Room no: 05 AZ 02
Angela F Danil de Namor is the first woman Professor of Chemistry at the University of Surrey. She was born in Argentina and graduated from the National University of the South in Bahia Blanca with a degree in Biochemistry. She moved to the UK in 1970.In 1971 she was awarded a scholarship from the University of Surrey from where she gained a PhD degree in 1973 for her work in the field of ion exchange. From 1974 to 1977 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Chemistry Department sponsored by Unilever Research Laboratories, Isleworth.. She was appointed Research Officer with lecturing duties in 1977, lecturer in 1984 ,Reader in 1996 and Professor in 1999. Since 1988 she has been in charge of the Thermochemistry Laboratory, where particular emphasis is placed on thermodynamic aspects of Supramolecular Chemistry . In this area the Group has gained international recognition as reflected by the number of Plenary and Keynote addresses ( fifteen in the 2000-2009 period) at international Conferences. She has supervised over 45 PhD thesis and over 70 at MSc level. She has chaired several international conferences in the UK and abroad and has very strong collaboration with universities in South America where she has established three MSc courses in chemistry and related areas. She has been the Co-ordinator of several European Union research programmes in the area of Supramolecular Chemistry as applied to water decontamination processes .with the participation of research institutions in Latin America (Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil ), Europe (France, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany), non-European Mediterranean Countries ( Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine) and Countries of the ex-Soviet Union ( Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia) . She has published over 140 research papers in highly rated chemistry journals.
Angela is the first woman elected as Foreign Member of the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina. She is also a Fellow of the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Honorary Professor at the Universities of San Agustin, Catholic Santa Maria and Altiplano, Peru. She was awarded the ‘Doctor ‘Honoris Causa ‘by the Universities Catholic of Santa Maria and Alas Peruanas for her contributions to the development of Chemistry in Latin America ‘
Since 2008 she is i) the Scientific and Technological Representative to the European Commission of the National Institute of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Production , Argentina and ii) an Emeritus Professor at the Division of Chemical Sciences at the University of Surrey where she continues her research activities including her internationallinks, leading research Groups in Argentina and Peru and collaborating with researchers in Europe and non European Mediterranean Countries.. She has and is currently a Member of the Panel of Experts in the various EU Framework Programmes.
Angela enjoys considerable international success. In 2004 she was given a prestigious Eclipse award to celebrate her inclusion in the American publication ‘Great Women of the 21st Century.
As one of the 1000 most influential and creative women of the 21st century, she is cited in ‘Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
She is married with a grown family, a son and a daughter born while she was an undergraduate student in Argentina. She has two grandchildren..
My research interest is in the area of Solution Thermodynamics involving mostly Supramolecular Systems. Supramolecular Chemistry is the result of chemical evolution which was initiated in the late sixties and has grown extensively ever since. The driving force for the continuous growth in the number of macrocyclic compounds being synthesised is the design of selective host to target a particular neutral or ionic species. A direct implication of these statements is that if the factors controlling selectivity are to be fully understood and rationalised, the thermodynamic characterisation of these systems must be considered. Therefore, fundamental research on thermodynamic aspects of Supramolecular Chemistry (Thermochemistry Laboratory) involving the complexation process as well as the solvation properties of hosts (mostly a non-electrolyte), guest and the resulting complex (new electrolytes when metal ion salts are involved) which allow us to gain understanding about the relationship between selectivity and molecular structure are currently investigated. This enables the selection of chelating agents which can then be incorporated in polymeric frameworks to give new materials for extraction, recognition and environmental purposes.
These research activities are currently sponsored by the European Union through several research Contracts co-ordinated by myself with Partners in Europe, Latin America, Countries of the Former Soviet Union and non European Mediterranean Countries. Themes of interest involve.
1. New Electrolytes for Use in High Energy Lithium Batteries
A major problem in the development of lithium batteries is that related with electrolyte solutions, particularly in low permittivity media due to their low solubility and conductivity in these media. It is suggested that solutions to these problems can be found in the area of macrocyclic chemistry. Electrolytes considered are those containing cations of relatively large size (lithium coronands) and anions of high polarisability.
2. The Effect of Cyclodextrins on the Transfer of Drugs and other Guests from Water to Non-Aqueous Solvents
Particular attention has been focussed on the solubility enhancement observed for slightly soluble drugs and other organic species by the addition of cyclodextrins. However, an important aspect of the bioavailability of the drug is that related to its transfer across the absorption barrier. Thermodynamic and kinetic studies are undertaken in order to assess the effect of cyclodextrin on the transfer of drugs from water to membrane-like solvents.
3. Thermodynamics of Calixarene , Calixpyrrole and Resorcarene Chemistry
The thermodynamic of calixarene chemistry has been recently reviewed by our group and research in this area is described under two headings:
3.1. Calixarene - Amine interactions
Parent calix(n)arenes interact with amines in dipolar aprotic media by proton transfer from the former to the latter thus providing an interesting example of a 'pH switching mode' by which the complexing ability of the proton donor system [calix(n)arene] is altered. Cryptands are amines of distinctive properties due to the presence of cavities or holes. Their interactions with calixarenes lead to a 'double switching' mechanism by which the properties of both the proton donor and acceptor are altered. Thermodynamic, electrochemical and structural studies on these systems are currently investigated with the aim of developing methodology for the extraction of amines by parent calix(n)arenes. Calixarene amine derivatives are also used for the removal of herbicides from water.
3.2. Calixarene and Resorcarene derivatives - Cation Interactions
Calixarene derivatives form an important class of macrocyclic ligands and a new methodology for the synthesis of these compounds has been recently developed at Surrey. They are unusual in that they contain both hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions. The reaction medium plays an important role in complexation processes involving calix(4)arene derivatives to the extent that the selective binding of the hydrophilic cavity for a cation can be altered as a result of conformational changes taking place between the solvent and the ligand. This important observation makes it possible to consider the solvent effect on the complexing abilities of calixarene derivatives toward metal cations in 'allosteric' media and the implications of these findings in solvent extraction technology. Extensive research is undergoing on resorcarene-cation interactions.
3.3. Calixpyrrole derivatives- Anion interactions.
The development of anion coordination has witnessed a great deal of interest in recent years. From both biological and environmental perspectives, it is very important to design receptors that have a high affinity towards anions to carry out specific tasks and to detect selectively , the presence of nuisance anions in water. The interest in fluoride and phosphate chemistry is escalating as a result of the importance of their role.. Phosphate anions play a fundamental role in biological systems to an extent that 70-75 % of enzyme substrates and cofactors are anions that are often phosphate residues , as in adenosine tri-phosphate and adenosine di-phosphate. On the other hand , although fluoride is currently used as a tool for dental caries control and prevention , it is now well established that its uncontrolled use may cause odontogenesis disturbance and cytotoxicity on soft tissues. We have designed some novel calixpyrrole derivatives with enhanced capability toward anionic guests and have proceeded with structural and thermodynamic investigations of anion-calixpyrrole interactions as reflected in list of publications shown in this webpage.
4. Design of New Materials for Environmental Protection and Extraction Purposes
Based on fundamental thermodynamics, chelating ligands are selected for their incorporation into polymeric frameworks to give new materials (recyclable) for environmental protection. Within this context, new calixarene derivatives and non-macrocyclic (EDTA derivatives) containing materials are synthesised, characterised and their extraction properties toward pollutant ions are investigated. Extensive research is being carried out on the interaction of new calixarene derivatives and toxic metal cations such as mercury(II), cadmium(II), lead(II), copper(II), as well as calixpyrrole derivatives and their interaction with polluting anions.
List of Publications for the 2000-2011 Period
1. The Various Factors Involved in the Extraction of Alkali Metal Picrates by Calixarene Ester Derivatives in the Mutually Saturated Water-Dichloromethane Solvent System. A.F. Danil de Namor, A. Pugliese, A.R. Casal, M. Barrios Llerena, P.J. Aymonino and F.J. Sueros Velarde. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2000, 2, 4355.
2. Thermodynamics of Complexation of a Lower Rim Calix(4)arene Ketone Derivative and the Sodium Cation in N, N-Dimethylformamide/Acetonitrile Mixtures. A.F. Danil de Namor, D.Kowalska, Y. Marcus, and J. Villanueva-Salas. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2001, 105, 7542.
3. Complexation of Calixarene Derivatives and Lanthanide Cations in Nonaqueous Media. A.F. Danil de Namor and O. Jafou. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2001, 105, 8018..
4. Lower rim calix(4)arene ketone derivatives and their interaction with alkali metal cations. Structural and thermodynamic (solution and complexation) characterisation of the tetraphenyl ketone derivative and its sodium complex. A.F. Danil de Namor, D. Kowalska, E.E. Castellano, O.E. Piro, F.J. Sueros Velarde and J. Villanueva-Salas. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2001, 3, 4010.
5. Extraction of silver (I) by calixarene amine derivatives: The medium effect on the stoichiometry of the phase transfer extraction process. A. F. Danil de Namor, M. T. Goitia, A. R. Casal and J. Villanueva-Salas. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2001, 3, 5242.
6. New lower rim calix(4)arene derivatives with mixed pendent arms and their complexation properties for alkali-metal cations. Structural, electrochemical and thermodynamic characterisation. A. F. Danil de Namor, N. Al Rawi, O. E. Piro, E. E. Castellano and E. Gil. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2001, 106, 779.
7. Chapter of Book Thermodynamics of Calixarene-Ion Interactions. A. F. Danil de Namor, Chapter 19 in Calixarenes 2001, p.346. Eds. Z. Asfari, V. Böhmer, J. Harrowfield, J. Vicens. Kluwer Academic Publisher, 2001.
8. Supramolecular Chemistry: Thermodynamic Aspects. A.F. Danil de Namor. Anales Academia Nacional Cs. Ex. Fis. y Nat. Buenos Aires, tomo 52, 2001.
9. The Selective Interaciton of Lower Rim Calix(4)arene Derivatives and Bivalent Cations in Solution. Crystallographic Evidence of the Versatile Behaviour of Acetonitrile in Lead (11) and Cadmium (11) complexes. A. F. Danil de Namor, S. Chahine, D. Kowalska, E. E. Castellano and O. E. Piro; J. Amer. Chem. Soc.; 2002, 124,12824.
10. Novel Separation of Thallium - 2001 Using a p-text-butylcalix(4)arene Derivative. I. Al Jammaz, J. K. Amartey, A. F. Danil de Namor, M. Mora, R. M. Lambrecht, Radiochimica Acta, 2000, 88.
11. Solution Thermodynamics of Lanthanide-Cryptand 222 Complexation Processes. A.F. Danil de Namor, S. Chahine, O. Jafou, K. Baron, J. Coord. Chem. 2003, 56, 1245. Special Issue, Invited paper.
12. Selective Complexation of Anions (Chloride, Bromide, Iodide) by a Calix(4)pyrrole, A.F. Danil de Namor, M. Shehab, J.Phys.Chem., 2003, 107, 6462.
13. The Complexation of Calix(4)arene Derivatives and Trivalent Cations in Dipolar Aprotic Media. A.F. Danil de Namor, K.Baron, S.Chahine, O.Jafou, J. Phys Chem. B, 2004, 108, 1082.
14. Ethyl p-tert-butylcalix(4)arene ethanoate: The Role of acetonitrile in the Extraction of Alkali-Metal Picrates and on the X Ray Structures of the Sodium Complexes. A. F. Danil de Namor, M. A. Pugliese, A R. Casal, W. B. Aparicio-Aragon, O. E. Piro and E. E. Castellano. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2004, 6, 3286.
15. Recognition of a Biologically and Environmentally Important Anion (Dihydrogen Phosphate) By CalixPyrrole: Thermodynamic Aspects", A.F. Danil de Namor and M Shehab, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 7324.
16. Thermodynamics of Host-Guest Interactions in Lower Rim Functionalised Calixarenes and Metal Cations: The Medium Effect, A.F. Danil de Namor, S. Chahine, E. E. Castellano and O. E. Piro, J. Phys. Chem B, 2004, 108, 11384.
17. Solvent Effect on the H NMR spectra of a Pyridinocalix(4)arene Derivative and its Protonation Constants In Methanol, A.F. Danil de Namor, A. F. Aguilar Cornejo, S. Chahine and K. B. Nolan, J.Arg. Chem. Soc. 2004, 92, 155.
18. A Partially Substituted Lower Rim Cali(4)arene Derivative and its Interaction with Metal Cations.Structural, Electrochemical and Thermodynamic Studies. A.F. Danil de Namor, W. Aparicio-Aragon, M. T. Goitia and A. R. Casal, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2004, 16, 423.
19. Lower Rim p-tert-Butylcalixarene derivatives containing galactitol pendants. Complexation of 5,11,17,23-tetrakis-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-25,27-dihydroxy-26,28-bis-2-N-(1-deoxy-D-galactity)-aminoethoxycalixarene with Pb(II) and F(-I). P J. Caceres, J Costamagna, A.F. Danil de Namor, and B Matsihiro, Soc. .Quim. Chile, 2004 ,.49, 281.
20. Sol-Gel Chemistry for Ba(II) Sensors to Allow Oil Production Engineered Nanometrically. L.Courtney, P.A.Sermon, J. Towers, D. Halepoto, A.F. Danil de Namor and I.R.Collins, J. Sol-Gel Sci. and Technol.; 2004, 32, 1.
21. Ligninocellulose Based Products for Enhancing Mineralization of Pesticide 2,4-D by Soil-Indigenous Microflora. T.Dizhbite, G.Telysheva, A.Skujima and A.F. Danil de Namor,- Proceedings 2nd World Conference on Biomass, for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection, Rome, Italy, Eds: W.P.M.van Swaaij, T.Fjallstrom, P.Helm, A.Grassi 2004, Volume II, 2033.
22. Solvent Control on the Selective, Non-selective and Absent Response of a Partially Substituted Lower Rim Calixarene Derivative for Soft Metal Cations (Hg(II) and Ag(I)). Structural and Thermodynamic Studies. A.F. Danil de Namor, S Chahine, E E. Castellano and O E. Piro, J. Phys. Chem.,2005, 109, 6743.
23. Synthesis and Properties of Supramolecular Systems Based on Silica, L. A. Belyakova, K. A.Kazdobin, V. N.Belyakov, S.V.Ryabov, A.F. Danil de Namor, J. Colloidal & Interface Science, 2005, 285, 488.
24. Supramolecular Structures on Silica Surfaces and Their Adsorptive Properties. V.N.Belyakov, L. A..Belyakova, A. M.Varvarin, O. V.Khora, S.L.Vasilyuk, K.A.Kazdobin, T. V.Maltseva, A. G.Kotvitskyy, A.F. Danil de Namor.,J. Colloid and Interface Science, 2005, 285,18-26.
25. The Use of a Novel Oxime Derivative [Phenyl(N-methylaniline)Ketoxime;] as Leach Reagent in the Copper (II) Hydromelallurgy.F. J. Sueros-Velarde, H.Oporto-Sile, A.F. Danil de Namor, Minerals Engineering, 2005, 18, 213.
26. Calix(4)arene Pyridine Derivative and Its Monomeric Component: Structural and Thermodynamic Aspects of Their Complexation with Metal Cations,, A.F. Danil de Namor, A. Aguilar-Cornejo, R. Soualhi, M. Shehab, K.B. Nolan, N.Ouazzani and L. Mandi, J. Phys. Chem,2005, 109, 14795.
27. Partition and Transfer of Chlorophenoxyacids (herbicides) in Water-NonAqueous Media.,A.F. Danil de Namor*, J. A. Zvietcovich-Guerra, V. Grachev, W. B. Aparicio-Aragón and K. Zegarra-Fernandez., New Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 29, 1072.
28. A Preliminary Observation of Additive Thermodynamic Contribution of Pendant Arms to the Complexation of Calixarene Derivatives with Mercury (II) A.F. Danil de Namor, S. Chahine, E.E. Castellano, O.E.Piro and H.D.Jenkins, J.Chem. Soc; Chem.Comm, 2005, 3844.
29. The Effect of Solvation of Guest, Supramolecular Host and Host-Guest Complex on the Thermodynamic Selectivity of Calix(4)arene Derivatives and Soft Metal Cations. A.F. Danil de Namor and S. Chahine, 2005, J. Phys. Chem.; 109, 2096.
30. Peculiarities of interaction of silica with tosyl-b-cyclodextrins. A.Belyakova, D.Yu.Lyashenko, A.M.Varvarin, S.V.Ryabov, Yu.Yu.Kercha, A.F. Danil de Namor, Ukrainian Chemical Journal, 2005, 71, N5, 51.
31. A Resorcarene Based Receptor: Versatile Behaviour in its Interaction with Heavy and Soft Metal Cations. A.F.Danil de Namor, J.K. Chaaban, O E Piro and E E Castellano, J. Phys. Chem. 2006, 110, 2442.
32. Enhanced Recognition of the Fluoride Anion by a Double Cavity Calix(4)pyrrole Derivative. A.F. Danil de Namor and M. Shehab, J. Phys. Chem; 2005, 107, 17440.
33. Speciation, Stability Constants and Structures of Complexes of Copper(II), Nickel(II), Silver(I) and Mercury(II) with PAMAM Dendrimer and Related Tetraamide Ligands. K.A.Krot, A.F. Danil de Namor, A.Aguilar-Cornejo and K B Nolan, Inorg. Chim.Acta; 2005, 358, 3497.
34. Copolymers Based on Butyl Methacrylate and beta-cyclodextrin: Synthesis and Structure. S.V.Riabov, V.I.Shtompel, A,F.Maslyuk,Yu. Y.. Kercha and A.F. Danil de Namor; Polymer Science , Ser. A ,2006, 48 , No 4, 367.
35. Anion Complexation by Calix Thieno  Pyrrole: The Medium Effect. A.F. Danil de Namor, I. Abbas and H. Hammud, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006 , 110, 2142
36. Cation/Anion Recognition by a Partially Substituted Lower Rim Calix(4)arene Hydroxyamide. A Ditopic Receptor ; A.F. Danil de Namor , J K. Chaaban and I. Abbas, J.Phys. Chem.; 2006,110, 9575
37. Extraction of Alkali-Metal Picrates by Calixarene Esters in the Water-Nitrobenzene Solvent System. The Medium Effect on the Partition and Extraction Processes. M.A. Pugliese, Maria T. Goitia, M. E. Montero, A R. Casal and A.F. Danil de Namor; Supramolecular Chemistry; 2006 18, 575
38. Calixpyrrole-Fluoride Interactions . From Fundamental Research to the Applications in the Environmental Field , A.F. Danil de Namor and I. Abbas. Chapter 3, in Advances in Fluorine Science ., Volume II, Ed. A. Tressaud, Elsevier, 2006..
39. New Insights on Anion Recognition by Isomers of a Clalix Pyrrole Derivative; A.F D.anil de Namor, M.Shehab , I.Abbas, M.V. Withams and J. Zvietcovich; J.Phys.Chem.; 2006, 110, 12653.
40. A New Calix(4) Pyrrole Derivative and its Anion (Fluoride) / Cation ( Mercury and Silver) Recognition. A. F Danil de Namor, I. Abbas and H. Hammud. J. Phys. Chem.,2007,111,5803.
41. The Fluoride Dilemma .Thermodynamics of Anion Recognition by Calixpyrroles, A.F. Danil de Namor, J. d Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry, 2007, 87,7.
42. Water Purification: From Ancient Civilization to the XXi Century , A. F Danil de Namor, 2006, J.Water Sci and Techn., 2007, 7, 3.3..
43. “Water Quality Survey of the Mediterranean Sea, Coastal and Inland Regions of Lebanon”, A.H. Hammoud, A.F. Danil de Namor and H.H. Hammoud, Res. J. Chem. & Environm.,2007,
44. Thermodynamics of Ethyl p-tert-butylcalixarene Pentanoate and its Cation Complexes in Non-Aqueous Media, A. F. Danil de Namor and K. Zegarra Fernandez , J. Phys. Chem; 2007, 111,7321.
45. A Modified Calixpyrrole Receptor ; Solution Thermodynamics of Anion Complexation and a Preliminary Account on the Phosphate Extraction Ability of its Polymer. A. F Danil de Namor, M. Shehab, R. Khalife and I. Abbas, J. Phys. Chem.; 2007, 111, 12177
46. Litany, Ibahim and Damour Rivers of Lebanon. H.Hammud and A.F.Danil de Namor; J.Ultra Chem; 2007, 3, 17.
47. A Partially Substituted Calixresorcarene Receptor and Its Selective Recognition for Soft Metal Cations (Silver and Mrcury). A.F.Danil de Namor and J. Chaaban, J. Phys.Chem. B, 2008, 112,2070.
48. A Calixpyrrole Derivative. Recognition of Fluoride a nd Mercury Ions and Extracting Properties of the Receptor Based Material. A.F.Danil de Namor and R Khalife , J.Phys.Chem. B, 2008, 112, 15766..
49. Combined Crystallographic and Solution Molecular Dynamics.Study of Allosteric Effects in Ester and Ketone p-tert- butylcalixarene derivatives and their complexes with acetonitrile, Cd(II) and Pb(II).A.S de Araujo, O.E.Piro, E.E.Castellano and A.F.Danil de Namor, J.Phys. Chem.A, 2008, 112, 11885.
50. Ionic Recognition by 7-Nitro-1,3,5-Triaza Adamantine : First Thermodynamic Study, A.F.Danil de Namor, N.Nwogu, J.A.Zvietcovich, O.E.Piro and E.E.Castellano, J.Phys.Chem.;B, 2009, 113,4775
51. Diethyl sulfide modified silica and calixpyrrole chelating resin: Synthesis and mercury (II) cation retention properties. A F Danil de Namor and Ismail Abbas, Anal. Methods, 2010, 2, 63
52. A New Calixarene Deivative and Its Ionic Recognition for Silver (I0 and Mercury (II) in Dipolar Aprotic Media.A F Danil de Namor and T. Pawlowski, 2010, New J. Chem., 2011, 35, 375-384
53. Calixarene and Resorcarene Based Receptors: From Structural and Thermodynamic Studies to the Synthesis of a New Mercury(II) Selective Material. A F. Danil de Namor, W.Aparicio-Aragon, N Nwogu, A. El Gamouz, O E. Piro, and E.E. Castellano, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2011, 115 (21), 6922-34
Plenary and Keynote Lectures given at International Conferences in the 2000-2011 period
i). Plenary Lecture, The Medium Effect on the Complexation of Cations by Partially and Totally Lower Rim Functionalized Calixarenes. A. F. Danil de Namor, 2nd International Conference on Supramolecular Science & Technology, Leuven - Belgium , 2000.
ii). Plenary Lecture, Supramolecular Chemistry: The Design of Selective Receptors for Water Decontamination. A. F. Danil de Namor, Int. Conf. On Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biotechnology, Arequipa , Perú, 2002. Book of Abstracts, p.18.
iii). Plenary Lecture, Supramolecular Interactions: Single Crystal X-ray Diffraciton Studies of Selected Ligands and Their Complexes. Possible Therapeutical and Environmental Applications. E. E. Castellano, O. E. Piro, S. Casas and A. F. Danil de Namor, Third International Conference on Supramolecular Science & Technology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Book of Abstracts, p.15 (2002).
iv). Plenary Lecture, A.F. Danil de Namor, XIVCongreso Científico Peruano de Estudiantes de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Arequipa, Peru, 7-13 November 2004.
v). Keynote Address, Supramolecular Chemistry : Selective Recognition of Ionic Species by Calixarenes and Calixpyrrole Derivatives. From Fundamental Science to the Applications. A. F. Danil de Namor, International Conference on 'Research Trends in Science & Technology', Beirut, Lebanon , 7-9 March 2005.
vi). Plenary Lecture,International Conference on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis for Environment", A.F.Danil de Namor, Poland, 5 - 11 September 2005.
vii). Main Lecture:, The Lisardo Lecture. Thermodynamics of Anion Recognition by Calixpyrroles and Calixarenes , A. F. Danil de Namor, Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis Conference (CALCAT), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, July 2006.
viii). Keynote Address , Supramolecular Chemistry in Water Decontamination , A.F Danil de Namor, Third International Conference on Water Resources in the Mediterranean, (WATMED 3) Tripoli (Lebanon), November 2006
ix). Keynote Address. Calixpyrrole Polymeric Materials for the Extraction of Dihydrogen Phosphate from Aqueous Medium, A.F Danil de Namor, Technologies for Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in the Mediterranean Region, TIWATMED International Conference, Jerba, Tunisia, May 2007
x). Plenary Lecture. New Advances on the Chemistry and Applications of Calixpyrole Based Receptors. A..F. Danil de Namor , IV International Congress on Biotechnology and II International Congress in Pharmacy and Biochemistry , Arequipa Peru, June 2007.
xi). Plenary Lecture. Supramolecular Receptors Based on Calixarenes and Calixpyrroles and Their Environmental and Clinical Applications. A.F.Danil de Namor, XV Argentinian Congress of Toxicology, Neuquen, Argentina, September 2007.
xii). Plenary Lecture . The Chemistry of Calixpyrroles . National Congress of Chemistry, Tucuman, Argentina, September 2008.
xiii). Plenary Lecture. Latin American Congress of Chemistry, Peru, October 2008.
xiv). Plenary Lecture, 60th Anniversary of INIFTA, UNLP, Argentina, November 2008-11-11
xv). Plenary Lecture, XXIth Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Croatia, April 2009.
xvi) Plenary Lecture, Thermodynamics of Supramolecular Chemistry, A F Danil de Namor.International Symposium on the Chemistry of Solutions, Colombia, September 2011
xvii) Plenary Lecture, Supramolecular Chemistry: From Fundamental Studies to the Production of New Decontaminating Agents.A F Danil de NamorVI Latinoamerican Congress on Biology, Physics and Chemistry of Environment, 11 - 15, October, 2011, Arequipa - Peru.
Emeritus Professor - Physical Chemistry