American Journal of Chemistry

American Journal of Chemistry is a peer-reviewed chemistry journal. It is aimed to publish all the latest and outstanding research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of Chemistry.

Alejandro Rodríguez

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Chemistry

Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Campus of Rabanales, building Marie Curie. University of Córdoba, Spain

Research Areas

Lignocellulosic Material, Biomass, Bleaching, Pulp, Paper, Biorefinery, Agrifood Residues, Hydrothermal, Organosolv


2002Ph.DSciences, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Córdoba
2001BachelorScience and Technology of Foods
1999BachelorChemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Córdoba


2007-presentInvestigador Ramón y Cajal, Science Faculty, Córdoba University
2004-2006Profesor Ayudante Doctor, Experimental Science Faculty, Pablo de Olavide University
2002-2004Profesor Ayudante, Experimental Science Faculty, Pablo de Olavide University
2001-2002Research, Chemical Engineering Department, Córdoba University

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Jiménez,L. Ferrer,J.L. García,J.C. Rodríguez,A. Pérez,I Influence of ethanol pulping of wheat straw on the resulting paper sheets. Process Biochemistry 37-6 665-672 KEY: A 2002 SCI: Chemical Engineering 17/126, IF: 1.143.
[2]  Jiménez,L. Pérez,I. López,F. Ariza,J. Rodríguez,A Ethanol-acetone pulping of wheat straw. Influence of the cooking and the beating of the pulps on the properties of the resulting paper sheets. Bioresource Technology 83-2 139-143 KEY: A 2002 SCI: Agricultural Engineering 1/10 IF: 1.289.
[3]  López, F. Díaz, M.J. Eugenio,M.E. Ariza, J. Rodríguez, A. Jiménez, L. Optimization of hydrogen peroxide in totally chlorine free bleaching of cellulose pulp from olive tree residues. Bioresource Technology 87 255-261 KEY: A 2003 SCI: Agricultural Engineering 1/10 IF: 1.382.
[4]  Jiménez, L. Rodríguez, A. Díaz, M.J. López, F. Ariza, J. Organosolv pulping of olive tree trimmings by use of ethylene glycol/soda/water mixtures. Holzforschung 58pp 122-128 KEY: A 2004 SCI: Material Science Paper and Wood 3/19 IF: 0.939.
[5]  Jiménez, L. Rodríguez, A. Calero, A. Eugenio, M.E Use of ethanolamine-soda-water mixtures for pulping olive wood trimmings. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 82(A8) 1037-1042 KEY: A 2004 SCI: Chemical Engineering 55/116 IF: 0.707.
[6]  Jiménez, L. Rodríguez, A. Pérez, I. Calero, A. Ferrer, J.L. Ethylene glycol/soda organosolv pulping of olive tree trimmings. Wood Fiber Science 36 (3) 423-431 KEY: A 2004 SCI: Material Science Paper and Wood 8/19 IF: 0.607.
[7]  Jiménez,L.Ramos,E. Rodríguez,A. de la Torre, M.J. Ferrer, J.L Optimization of pulping conditions of abaca. An alternative raw material for producing cellulose pulp. Bioresource Technology 96 977-983 KEY: A 2005 SCI: Agricultural Engineering 1/9 IF: 1.863.
[8]  Rodríguez, A. Jiménez, L. Ferrer, J.L. Use of oxygen in the delignification and bleaching of pulps. Appita Journal 60 1,17-22 KEY: A 2007.
[9]  López, F. Alaejos, J. Rodríguez, A. Jiménez, L. Pulping of holm oak wood. Influence of the operating conditions. Bioresource Technology 99, 819-823 KEY: A 2008.
[10]  Rodríguez, A. Pérez, A. de la Torre, M.J. Ramos, E. Jiménez, L. Neural-fuzzy model applied to ethylene-glycol pulping of non-wood raw materials. Bioresource Technology.99, 965-974 KEY: A 2008.
[11]  Rodríguez, A. Serrano, L. Moral, A. Pérez, A. Jiménez, L. Use of high-boiling point organic solvents for pulping oil palm empty fruit bunches Bioresource Technology. 99, 1743-1749 KEY: A 2008.
[12]  Rodríguez, A. Moral, A. Serrano, L. Labidi, J. Jiménez, L. Rice straw pulp obtained by using various methods. Bioresource Technology 99, 2881-2886 KEY: A 2008.
[13]  Jiménez, L. Rodríguez, A. Serrano, L. Moral, A. Organosolv ethanolamine pulping of olive wood. Influence of the process variables on the strength properties. Biochemical Engineering Journal 39, 230-235 KEY: A 2008.
[14]  Jiménez, L. Pérez, A. de la Torre, MJ. Rodríguez, A. Angulo, V. Ethyleneglycol pulp from Tagasaste. Bioresource Technology 99, 2170-2176 KEY: A 2008.
[15]  Jiménez, L. Angulo, V. Serrano, L. Moral, A. Rodríguez, A. Almacenamiento de materias primas en la fabricación de pastas celulósicas. Ingeniería Química 458,154-159 KEY: A 2008.
[16]  Rodríguez, A. Jiménez, L Pulping with organic solvents other than alcohols. Afinidad, LXV, 535, 188-196 KEY: A 2008.
[17]  Alaejos, J. López, F. Pérez, A. Rodríguez, A. Jiménez, L. Influence of the holm oak soda pulping conditions on the properties of the resulting paper sheets. Bioresource Technology 99, 6320-6324 KEY: A 2008.
[18]  Jiménez, L., Rodríguez, A. Pérez, A. Moral, A. Serrano, L. Alternative raw materials and pulping process using clean technologies. Industrial Crops and Products, 28 11-16 KEY: A 2008.
[19]  M, González. L, Cantón. A, Rodríguez J, Labidi. Effect of organosolv and soda pulping processes on the metals content of non-woody pulps. Bioresource Technology 99, 6621-6625 KEY: A 2008.
[20]  Rodríguez, A. Serrano, L. Moral, A, Jiménez, L. Pulping of rice straw with high-boiling point organosolv solvents. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 42, 243-247. KEY: A 2008.
[21]  Jiménez, L. Angulo, V. Rodríguez, A. Sánchez, R. Ferrer, A. Pulp and paper from vine shoots. Neural fuzzy modelling of ethylene glycol pulping Bioresource Technology, 100, 756-762 KEY: A 2009.
[22]  Jiménez, L. Serrano, L. Rodríguez, A. Sánchez, R. Soda-anthraquinone pulping of palm oil empty fruit bunches and beating of the resulting pulps. Bioresource Technology, 100, 1262-1267. KEY: A 2009.
[23]  Jiménez, L. Serrano, L. Rodríguez, A. Ferrer, A. TCF bleaching of soda-anthraquinone and diethanolamine pulp from oil palm empty fruit bunches. Bioresource Technology, 100, 1478-1481. KEY: A 2009.
[24]  Rodríguez, A., Moral, A., Sánchez, R., Jiménez, L. Use of diethanolamine to obtain cellulosics pulps from solid fraction of hydrothermal treatment of rice straw. Afinidad, 66, 539, 20-26 KEY: A 2009.
[25]  Jiménez, Luis., Rodríguez, Alejandro. Fabricación de papel a partir de materias primas alternativas a las convencionales. Ed. Gráficas Sol. SE-7355-2008 KEY: L 2009.
[26]  Rodríguez, A., Moral, A., Serrano, L., Jiménez, L. Residuos de la industria del aceite de palma como materia prima alternativa para la fabricación de papel Ingeniería Química, 468 (XLI), 58-65 KEY: A 2009.
[27]  Rodríguez, A., Moral, A., Sánchez, R., Requejo, A., Jiménez, L. Influence of variables in the hydrothermal treatment of rice straw on the composition of the resulting fractions. Bioresource Technology, 100, 4863-4866 KEY: A 2009.
[28]  Ascensión Alfaro, Antonio Pérez, Juan C. García, Francisco López, Minerva A.M. Zamudio and Alejandro Rodríguez Ethanol and soda pulping of Tagasaste wood: neural fuzzy modeling Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 43, 7-8, 295-306 KEY: A 2009.
[29]  Rodríguez, A., Sánchez, R., Eugenio, M.E., Yáñez, R., Jiménez, L. Soda-AQ pulping of residues from oil palm industry. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 44 (7-8) 239-248 KEY: A 2010.
[30]  Sánchez, Rafael., Rodríguez, Alejandro., Requejo, Ana., Ferrer, Ana, Navarro, Enrique Soda pulp and fuel gases synthesis from Hesperaloe funifera Bioresource Technology, 101, 7032-7040 KEY: A 2010.
[31]  Luis Jiménez, Alejandro Rodríguez. Valorization of agricultural residues by fractionation of their components The Open Agriculture Journal, 4, 125-134 KEY: A 2010.
[32]  Rodríguez, Alejandro., Sánchez, Rafael., Requejo, Ana., Ferrer, Ana. Feasibility of rice straw as a raw material for the production of soda cellulose pulp Journal of Cleaner Production, 18, 1084-1091 KEY: A 2010.
[33]  Sánchez, Rafael., Rodríguez, Alejandro., Navarro, Enrique., Conesa, Juan Antonio., Jiménez, Luis. Use of Hesperaloe funifera for the production of paper and extraction of lignin for synthesis and fuel gases Biomass and Bioenergy, 34, 1471-1480 KEY: A 2010.
[34]  Alfaro, A. López, F. Pérez, A. García, J.C. Rodríguez, A. Integral valorization of Tagasaste (Chamecytisus proliferus) under hydrothermal and pulp processing Bioresource Technology, 101, 7635-7640 KEY: A 2010.
[35]  Rodríguez, A., Rosal, A., Jiménez, L. Biorefinery of agricultural residues by fractionation of their components through hydrothermal and organosolv processes Afinidad, 67 (545), 14-19 KEY: A 2010.
[36]  Sánchez, R., Rodríguez, A., Requejo, A., García, A., Jiménez, L. Chemical and thermogravimetric analysis of Hesperaloe funifera, and pulping by soda and organosolv processes Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 44(9), 327-334 KEY: A 2010.
[37]  M. Rodriguez, A. Rodriguez, J Bayer R, F. Vilaseca, J. Girones, P. Mutje Determination of corn stalk fibers' strength through modeling of the mechanical properties of its composites BioResources, 5(4), 2535-2546 KEY: A 2010.
[38]  Rodríguez, A., Sánchez, R., Ferrer, A., Requejo, A. Simulation of Hesperaloe funifera diethanolamine pulping by polynomial and neural fuzzy models. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 89, 648-656 KEY: A 2011.
[39]  Rafael Sánchez, Ana Ferrer, Luis Serrano, Ana Toledano, Jalel Labidi, and Alejandro Rodríguez Hesperaloe funifera as a raw material for integral utilization of its components BioResources, 6(1), 3-21 KEY: A 2011.
[40]  Sánchez, R. Rodríguez, A. García, J.C. Rosal, A. Jiménez, L. Exploitation of hemicelluloses, cellulose and lignin from Hesperaloe funifera Bioresource Technology, 102, 1308-1315 KEY: A 2011.
[41]  Ana Ferrer, Antonio Rosal, Cristina Valls, Blanca Roncero, Alejandro Rodríguez. Modeling hydrogen peroxide bleaching of soda pulp from oil-palm empty fruit bunches BioResources, 6(2), 1298-1307 KEY: A 2011.
[42]  Sánchez, R., Rodríguez, A., Navarro, E., Requejo, A., Jiménez, L Integrated utilization of the main components of Hesperaloe funifera Biochemical Engineering Journal 56,130-136 KEY: A 2011.
[43]  Alejandro Rodríguez., Ana Requejo, Zoilo González and Ana Ferrer Study of 3 TCF bleaching processes applied to Soda-AQ Hesperaloe funifera pulp Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 45 (5-6), 371-379 KEY: A 2011.
[44]  Ana Requejo, Susana Peleteiro, Alejandro Rodríguez, Gil Garrote, Juan Carlos Parajó Valorization of residual woody biomass (Olea europaea trimmings) based on aqueous fractionation Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Accepted KEY: A 2011.
[45]  Ana Ferrer, Alberto Vega, Alejandro Rodríguez, Pablo Ligero, Luis Jiménez Milox fractionation of empty fruit bunches from Elaeis guineensis Bioresource Technology, Accepted KEY: A.
[46]  González, Z., Rosal, A., Requejo, A., Rodríguez, A. Production of pulp and energy using orange tree prunings Bioresource Technology, 102, 9330-9334 KEY: A 2011.
[47]  Ana Ferrer., Alberto Vega., Pablo Ligero and Alejandro Rodríguez Pulping of empty fruit bunches (EFB) from the palm oil industry by formic acid BioResources, 6(4), 4282-4301 KEY: A 2011.