Scientist Profile


Nelson R. Villarante

UP Professor, Chemist

Expertise: Organic Chemistry Synthesis, Environmental Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Catalysis, Pharmaceutical Organic Synthesis, Photochemistry


Professor 1, Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Manila, Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila


    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Associate Member


    • Siliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude)
    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry


    • Villarante, N.R., Armenante, P.M., Quibuyen, T.A., Fava, F., & Kafkewitz, D., (2001) Dehalogenation of dichloroethene in a contaminated soil: Fatty acids and alcohols as electron donors and an apparent requirement for tetrachloroethene
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Volume 55, No. 2
    • Chang, S.-Y., Huang, S.-L., Villarante, N.R., & Liao, C.-C., (2006) Photochemical Reactions of 1,3,3-Trimethylbicyclo[2.2.2]octa-5,7-dien-2-ones
    • European Journal of Organic Chemistry Volume 2006, No. 20
    • Chen, A.C., Chuang, G.J., Villarante, N.R., & Liao, C.C., (2007) Chemoselective Photorearrangements of Diazinobarrelenes. Deuterium Labeling Study
    • The Journal of Organic Chemistry Volume 72, No. 25
    • Chen, A.C., Lin, S.Y., Villarante, N.R., Chuang, G.J., Wu, T.C., & Liao, C.C., (2008) Substituent effects on the bridging modes of photochemical rearrangements of pyrazino-, quinoxalino-, and benzoquinoxalinobarrelenes
    • Tetrahedron Volume 64, No. 37
    • Alcantara, V.A., Pajares, I.G., Simbahan, J.F., Villarante, N.R., & Rubio, M.L.D., (2010) Characterization of Biosurfactant From Saccharomyces cerevisiae 2031 and Evaluation of Emulsification Activity for Potential Application in Bioremediation
    • Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 93, No. 1
    • Hsieh, H.-P., Chen, A.-C., Villarante, N.R., Chuang, G.J., & Liao, C.-C., (2013) Substituent effects on the photorearrangements of unsymmetrically substituted diazinobarrelenes
    • Royal Society of Chemistry Advances Volume 3, No. 4
    • Chen, Y.-J., Wang, H.-L., Villarante, N.R., Chuang, G.J., & Liao, C.-C., (2013) Substituent effect on the photochemistry of 4,4-dialkoxylated- and 4-hydroxylated cyclohexenones
    • Tetrahedron Volume 69, No. 46
    • Sumalapao, D.E.P., Distor, J.R., Ditan, I.D., Domingo, N.T.S., Dy, L.F., & Villarante, N.R., (2016) An error analysis on the biosorption kinetic models of biowaste adsorbent in an aqueous solution
    • Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Volume 6
    • Sumalapao, D.E.P., Distor, J.R., Ditan, I.D., Domingo, N.T.S., Dy, L.F., & Villarante, N.R., (2016) Biosorption Kinetic Models on the Removal of Congo red onto Unripe Calamansi (Citrus microcarpa) peels
    • Oriental Journal of Chemistry Volume 32, No. 6
    • Saboriendo, S.V., Sumalapao, D.E.P., & Villarante, N.R., (2017) Therapeutic and prophylactic effect of Andrographis paniculata on aspirin-induced gastric ulcer
    • National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology Volume 7, No. 8
    • Lopez, C.P., Sumalapao, D.E.P., & Villarante, N.R., (2017) Hepatoprotective activity of aqueous and ethanolic Bixa orellana L. leaf extracts against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity
    • National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology Volume 7, No. 9
    • Villarante, N.R., Bautista, A.P.R., & Sumalapao, D.E.P., (2017) Batch Adsorption Study and Kinetic Profile of Cr(VI) Using Lumbang (Aleurites moluccana)-Derived Activated Carbon-Chitosan Composite Crosslinked With Epichlorohydrin
    • Oriental Journal of Chemistry Volume 33, No. 3
    • Robidillo, C.J.T., Villarante, N.R., & Trinidad, L.C., (2014) Biosorption of copper (II) by live biomasses of two indigenous bacteria isolated from copper-contaminated water 
    • Philippine Science Letters Volume 7, No. 2
    • Chiu, H.H.C., Arco, S.D., Ping, Z.C., & Villarante, N.R., (2013) Efficient Oxidative Desulfurization of Model Oil at Room Temperature with Ionic Liquid as Extraction Solvent
    • Kimika Volume 24, No. 1