Peer-Reviewed Publications

[*] denotes corresponding author; [†] denotes Reed undergraduate researcher; [#] denotes equal contribution

Independent Career:


[33] Engineering Lipophilic Aggregation of Adapalene and Adamantane-based Cocrystals via van der Waals Forces and Hydrogen Bonding
Bicknell, J.[†]; Agarwal, S. A.[†]; Petersen, K. J.[†]; Loya J. D.; Lutz, N.[†]; Sittinger, P. M.[†]; Teat, S. J.; Settineri, N. S.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.[*]. Cryst. Growth Des. In press., 2024

[32] Channel confinement and separation properties in an adaptive supramolecular framework using an adamantane tecton
Lutz, N.[†]; Bicknell, J.[†]; Loya, J. D.; Reinheimer, E. W.; and Campillo-Alvarado, G.[*], CrystEngComm., 2024, 26, 1067-1070.

[31] Co-crystal Formation vs. Boron Coordination: Fluorination in Azopyridines Regulates Supramolecular Competition
Loya J. D. [#]; Agarwal, S. A.[†,#]; Lutz, N.[†]; Reinheimer, E. W.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.[*]. Submitted., 2024

[30] Channel Confinement and Separation of a Benzene/Acetonitrile Azeotropic Mixture Using a Chlorinated B←N Adduct
Jupiter, I. J[†,#]; Loya J. D.[#]; Lutz[†], N.; Sittinger P. M.[†]; Reinheimer, E. W.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.[*]. Submitted., 2024

[29] Dodecahedral and Fullerene-type Organoboroxine and Borazine Cages from Planar Building Units
Sanchez, M.; Baltrusaitis, J.; Vásquez-Ríos, M. G; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; MacGillivray L. R.; Höpfl, H. Nano Lett. 2024, 24, 5824-5830.


[28] Mechanochemical Mediated Coexistence of B←N Coordination and Hydrogen Bonding
Vásquez-Ríos, M. G.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; MacGillivray, L. R., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2023, 62, e202308350

[27] From Solution to Thin Film: Molecular Assembly of π-Conjugated Systems and Impact on (Opto)electronic Properties
Khasbaatar, A.; Xu, Z.; Lee, J.-H.; Campillo-Alvarado. G.; Hwang, C.; Onusaitis, B.; Diao, Y.,  Chem. Rev. 2023, 123, 8395–8487

  • Invited for Chemical Reviews Thematic Issue – Emerging Materials for Optoelectronics.

[26] Mechanical properties and peculiarities of molecular crystals
Awad, W. M.; Davies, D. W.; Kitagawa, D.; Halabi, J. M.; Al-Handawi M. B.; Tahir, I.; Tong, F.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Shtukenberg, A. G.; Alkhidir, T.; Hagiwara, Y.; Almehairbi, M.; Lan, L.; Hasebe, S.; Karothu, D. P.; Mohamed, S.; Koshima, H.; Kobatake, S.; Diao, Y.; Chandresakar, R.; Zhang, H.; Sun, C. C.; Bardeen, C.; Al-Kaysi, R. O.; Kahr, B.; Naumov, P., Chem. Soc. Rev. 2023, 52, 3098-3169

Prior to Reed (U Iowa, UIUC, UAEM, UV):


[25] Structures and Reactivities of Cocrystals Involving Diboronic Acids and
Bipyridines: In Situ Linker Reaction and 1D-to-2D Dimensionality Change
via Crystal-to-Crystal Photodimerization

Vásquez-Ríos, M. G.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Swenson, D. C.; Höpfl, H.; MacGillivray, L. R., Chem. Eur. J., 2022, 28, e2021046

[24] Molecular Dynamics Studies of Aromatic Guests in Three Isostructural Inclusion Compounds with Molecular Boron-Nitrogen Hosts
Vargas-Olvera, E.; Salas-Sánchez, F.; Colin-Molina, A.; Perez Estrada, S.; Rodríguez-Molina, B.; Alejandre, J.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; MacGillivray, L. R.; Höpfl, H., Cryst. Growth Des. 2022, 22, 570–584


[23] Modulation of π-stacking modes and photophysical properties of an organic semiconductor through isosteric cocrystallization
Campillo-Alvarado, G.[*]; Bernhardt, M.; Davies, W. D., Soares, A. N. T. J.; Woods, T. J.; Diao, J. Chem. Phys. 2021, 155, 071102

[22] Enhancing Single-Crystal Dichroism of an Asymmetric Azo-Chromophore by Perfluorophenyl Embraces and Boron Coordination
Campillo-Alvarado, G.[*]; Liu, J. R., Davies, W. D.; Diao, Y. Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 3143–3147

  • Selected as Supplementary Cover

[21] Topochemistry Meets Supramolecular Chemistry: Opportunities for Targeted Synthesis of Organic Building Blocks in Organic Crystals
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Li, Ch.; MacGillivray, L. R. , in Reactivity in Confined Spaces (Eds. Lloyd, G.O.; Forgan, R.S.), Royal Society of Chemistry, Monographs in Supramolecular Chemistry, 2021.

  • Invited book chapter

[20] Opportunities Using Boron to Direct Reactivity in the Organic Solid State
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; MacGillivray, L. R. Synlett, 2021, 21, 655-662

  • Invited contribution

[18] Self-Assembly of Diboronic Esters with U-Shaped Bipyridines: ‘Plug-in-Socket’ Assemblies
Hartwick, C. J.; Yelgaonkar, S. P.; Reinheimer, E. W.; Campillo-Alvarado, G; MacGillivray, L. R., Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 4482–4487


[17] Phototriggered Guest Release from a Nonporous Organic Crystal: Remarkable Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformation of a Binary Cocrystal Solvate to a Ternary Cocrystal
Yelgaonkar, S. P.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; MacGillivray, L. R., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 20772-20777

  • Featured as ACS Editors’ Choice manuscript

[16] Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal [2+2] Photodimerization Involving B←N Coordination with Generation of a Thiophene Host
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Li, Ch.; Feng, Z.; Hutchins, K. M.; Höpfl, H.; Morales-Rojas, H; Swenson, D. C.; MacGillivray, L. R., Organometallics, 2020, 39, 2197–2201

[15] Repurposing of the anti-HIV drug emtricitabine as a hydrogen-bonded cleft for bipyridines via cocrystallization
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Keene, E. A.; Swenson, D. C.; MacGillivray, L. R., CrystEngComm, 2020, 22, 3563-3566

[14] Semiconductor Cocrystals Based on Boron: Generated Electrical Response with π-Rich Aromatic Molecules
Ray, K. K. (#); Campillo-Alvarado, G. (#); Höpfl, H.; Morales-Rojas, H.; MacGillivray, L. R.; Tivansky, A. V., Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 3-8 (# Equal contribution)

  • Virtual special issue: ‘Remembering the Contributions and Life of Professor Joel Bernstein’, invited contribution)


[13] Exploiting Boron Coordination: B←N Bond Supports a [2+2] Photodimerization in the Solid State and Generation of a Diboron Bis‐Tweezer for Benzene/Thiophene Separation
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; D’mello, K.; S. V. Mariappan, S.; Swenson, D. C.; Höpfl, H.; Morales-Rojas, H.; MacGillivray, L. R., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 5413-5416

[12] Application of Long-Range Synthon Aufbau Modules based on Trihalophenols to Direct Reactivity in Binary Cocrystals: Orthogonal Hydrogen-Bonding and π-π Contact Driven Self-Assembly with Single-Crystal Reactivity
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Li, Ch.; Swenson, D. C.; MacGillivray, L. R., Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 2511-2518

[11] Channel Confinement of Aromatic Petrochemicals via Aryl−Perfluoroaryl Interactions with a B←N Host
Campillo-Alvarado G.; D’mello, M.; Sinnwell, M.; Höpfl, H.; Morales-Rojas, H.; MacGillivray L. R., Front. Chem. 20197:695. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00695

[10] Exploiting Aurophilic Interactions in a [2 + 2] Photocycloaddition: Single-Crystal Reactivity with Changes to Surface Morphology
Li, Ch.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Swenson, D. C.; MacGillivray, L. R., Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 12497-12500

[9] Design of a DNA-Based Biomaterial by Sol-Gel Method: Application for the Recognition of Albendazole Sulfoxide
Cabrera-Vega, E. J.; Alarcón-Ángeles, G.; Gómez Hernández, M.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Hurtado Y De la Peña, M. MRS Adv. 2019, 4, 3537-3543


[8] Silver(I)coordination yields a [2+2] photodimerization reaction producing a
head-to-tail photoproduct with pendent 2-pyridyl groups

Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Aslan, K.; Sinnwell, M. A.; Reinheimer, E. W.; S. V. Mariappan, S.; MacGillivray, L. R.; Groeneman, R. H., J. Coord. Chem. 2018, 71, 2875-2883

  • Selected as Front cover

[7] Exploration of Solid Forms of Crisaborole (AN2728): Crystal Engineering Identifies Polymorphism in Commercial Sources and Facilitates Cocrystal Formation
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Didden, T. D.; Oburn, S. M.; Swenson, D. C.; Santhana Mariappan, S. V.; MacGillivray L. R., Cryst. Growth Des. 2018,18, 4416-4419

[5] Self-Assembly of Fluorinated Boronic Esters and 4,4’-Bipyridine into 2:1 N→B Adducts and Inclusion of Aromatic Guest Molecules in the Solid-State – Application for the Separation of o,m,p-Xylene
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Vargas-Olvera, E. C.; Höpfl, H.; Herrera-España, A. D.; Sánchez-Guadarrama, O.; Morales-Rojas, H.; MacGillivray, L. R.; Rodríguez-Molina, R.; Farfan, N., Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18, 2726-2743

  • Virtual special issue: ‘π−π Stacking in Crystal Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications’, invited contribution


[4] Generation of cocrystals of Tavaborole (AN2690): opportunities for boron-containing APIs
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Staudt, C. A.; Bak, M. J.; MacGillivray, L. R., CrystEngComm. 2017, 19, 2983-2986

  • Selected as Front Cover
  • Special themed collection: ‘CSC100: Celebrating Canadian Chemistry’, invited contribution

Master's and B.Sc. work

[3] Self‐Assembly of Triphenylboroxine and the Phenylboronic Ester of Pentaerythritol with Piperazine, trans‐1, 4‐Diaminocyclohexane, and 4‐Aminopyridine
Cruz‐Huerta, J.; Campillo‐Alvarado, G.; Höpfl, H.; Rodríguez‐Cuamatzi, P.; Reyes‐Márquez, V.; Guerrero‐Álvarez, J.; Salazar‐Mendoza, D.; Farfán‐García, N., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 3, 355-365

[2] Selective Isolation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Self-Assembly of a Tunable N→B Clathrate
Herrera-España, A. D.; Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Román-Bravo, P.; Herrera-Ruiz, D.; Höpfl, H.; Morales-Rojas, H., Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15, 1572-1576

[1] Recent advances and applications of the lipolytic activity of Carica papaya latex
Campillo-Alvarado, G.; Tovar-Miranda, R., J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzym. 2013, 90, 49-60


MacGillivray, R. L.; Campillo-Alvarado, G., Separations Using Boron Containing Hydrocarbon Sponges (Patent No. US 10,889,601)