Glimpse # 3 on making wine from the Polygonum tree


¡Un abrazo a todas!

Today, on the international women’s day, I would like to present some innovations around new complexes from resveratrol, a polyphenol commonly found in wine. The color of these metal complexes in a cosmetic formulation is similar to the red wine or coffee ?or whisky ? (Fig. 0)

“I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see
And be what I want to be ” by Nina Simone

Today I made wine not from the lilac tree but from the Polygonum tree….please download my glimpse # 3 to read more about some innovations around resveratrol.

Be always what you want to be as a woman!

Brindemos por ser mujeres!

I would like to bring a toast because we are women


Fig. 0: Novel formulation containing my new resveratrol complex which resembles the color of the wine.


I am not resting on my laurels: Second Chapter

I explained to you before that the page and post “I am no resting on my laurels” is about telling the story about my way to attract investors and/or cooperation to my innovations.

Here, also, I would like to explain the meaning of the expression “not resting on (one’s) laurels”:

to put efforts effervescently by any means in your project without resting or calming because you have achieved your goal; To never cease to going further even some achievements have been gotten.

In Colombia “no dormirse en los laureles” means “despabilarse” or “despertarse” or “ejercitar la inteligenica o el ingenio para lograr una meta.

I rather prefer to say:

“I do not have laurels to rest on” by Lili

Let’s go further on with

MechSustInd (https://www.mechsustind.eu/ ) or CA18112 – Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry (Mech@SustInd)

MechSustInd or Mech@Susind or COST Action (CA18112) is a big platform financed by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) to serve as intermediate to implement mechanochemistry in the industry by using a network of scientists. engineers, entrepeneurs, and investors.

On 18 June 2021 I was very kindly invited by Dr Evelina Colacino, Action Chair, to present my research on a webinar on Friday 10 Sept 2021 to the MechSustInd comunity.

I really highlighted that my research was about mechanochemistry and I wanted to present my research to the ACTION with the purpose to exchange views and to explore some kind of collaboration.

One week before that meeting, I was contacted by one integrant of the Working Group One (WG1), Dr, Stephen Bysouth. He wanted to talk with me-before the meeting for the whole Network-about some kind of cooperation providing to me milling equipment and offered me his experience as consultant for cosmetics companies such as BOOTS in the UK. I agreed to a zoom meting for Monday Sept 5. This meeting was rather an attempt from him to rent me his equipment.

Thus, on 10 Sept 2021 at 2 pm, I presented my porfolio of my innovations-two international patents already published-in doctora liliana cosmetics in a one hour talk to many members, among others, Dr. Evelina Colacino from Institute Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier/ Université de Montpellier (France), Dr. Michael Felderhof from the Max Planck Institute für Kohlenforschung (Germany) and Prof. Carsten Bolm from RWTH Aachen University.

To be continued….

This is a short video I presented on that talk which shows Tom-whom I mentioned in my Glimpse 2-a high school student, playing with some of the macrocycles complexes he manufactured and water according to my patent applications

I am just telling stories….

There’s a science fiction in the space between
You and me
A fabrication of a grand scheme
Where I am the scary monster
I eat the city and as I leave the scene
In my spaceship I am laughing
In your remembrance of your bad dream
There’s no one but you standing

From Telling Stories by by Tracy Chapman

Glimpse # 2: Alizcar GJ Violet – A violet alizarin complex

“Color is a beautiful thing. I know, I know” by Nina Simone

Today I would like to present one of my pigments based on alizarin and their derivatives such as alizarin red S.

I am delighted to show you my innovations around alizarin, the most important synthetic red colorant that was patented by Carl Graebe, Carl Liebermann and Heinrich Caro in Germany on 25 June 1869 and one day later by Sir William Henry Perkin[i] in England. Sir Perkin got a second patent in November of the same year for another process to produce alizarin. These colorants almost completely replaced the use of the natural red colorant from madder. You will see that the my novel  alizarin metal complex, Alizcar GJ Violet[ii] has a violet/purple color that resembles the color of the the mauveine (or Perkin’s mauve) colorant (Fig. 0), the first coal tar dyestuff which was serendipitously discovered by Sir Perkin in 1856. Perkin as a chemical engineer immediately thought about the scale-up processes for the manufacture and the application as a dyestuff. Although he was working in his lab as “all in one”, he got help of a handful of grandiose partners, Pullar-with his historic reply encouraging him with his discovery-; Keith-the first silk dyer to use it in on industrial scale-; his family-father as financial support and brother as a architect and business expert-and his best friend-a chemist and adviser- to begin his endeavor in the chemical industry.

to further read, just see My Glimpse # 2

Fig. 0: Gorgeous violet almost black color from my Alizcar GJ Violet colorant

[i] The history of the life and discovery of the Perkin’s dyes are well documented.

[ii] The Colour Index™ colour-index.com published online by Society of Dyers and Colourists and American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorist

Let’s go finger snapping…


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