Newsletter 3 - Apr 2020

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3rd Edition of the CQENEWS

This is the third issue of the CQE newsletter, where you will find the monthly essential news and events related to CQE, filtered directly to your inbox. We renew our appeal to CQE members to let us know about any scientific activity they are involved in or any prizes they are awarded so that it can be mentioned in the next CQE Newsletter.  Also, redirect to us your newly published papers, with a small Graphical Abstract to


The work at the journal Advanced Materials by Ermelinda Ma��as, In�s Mariz, and coworkers, on the importance of structural defects in the nonlinear optical properties of graphene nanoribbons, makes news on ChemViews Magazine and at Advanced Materials.

Calls for Papers for Special Issues Edited by CQE

Antioxidant Natural Products in Foods

Guest Editors: Prof. Maria Eduarda Machado Ara�jo, Prof. Alice Martins

(Deadline: 30 September 2020)

Selective Chelators for Metals on Cells and Cancer Chemotherapy

Guest Editor: Dr. Lu�s M. T. Frija

Dead line: 15 December 2020)

Design and Synthesis of Antibacterial Heterocycle-Based Compounds

Guest Editor: Dr. Lu�s M. T. Frija


 (Deadline: 15 December 2020)

The Cytoskeleton and Cellular Compartmentation: Cilia as Specialized Cellular Domains

Guest Editor: Prof. Helena Soares


(Deadline: 30 April 2020 Abstract

31 October 2020 Manuscript)

Carbohydrate-Based Molecules in Medicinal Chemistry

Topic Editors : Dr. Nuno M. Xavier, Prof. Peter R. Andreana, Prof. Ivone Carvalho, Prof. Mark von Itzstein oares


(Deadline: 5 June 2020)

Glycomimetics and Glycoconjugates in Drug Discovery

Guest Editors: Dr. Nuno M. Xavier, Prof. Peter R. Andreana



 (Deadline: 31 October 2020)

Latest Papers

Tuning Cellular Biological Functions Through the Controlled Release of NO from a Porous Ti-MOF

R. V. Pinto, S. Wang, S.R. Tavares, J. Pires, F. Antunes, A. Vimont, G. Clet, M. Daturi, G. Maurin, C. Serre, M.L. Pinto

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 5135.



Amination Reaction of Cyclohexanol over a Commercial Ni-Based Catalyst, Part I: Influence of Operating Conditions

R. Churro, F. Mendes, P. Ara�jo, M.F. Ribeiro, L.M. Madeira

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2020, 59, 6565.



Molecular Docking Studies of Royleanone Diterpenoids from Plectranthus spp. as P-Glycoprotein Inhibitors

V.M.S. Isca, R.J. Ferreira, C. Garcia, C.M. Monteiro, J. Dinic, S. Holmstedt, V. Andr�, M. Pesic, D.J.V.A. dos Santos, N.R. Candeias, C.A.M. Afonso, P. Rijo

ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2020, ASAP.



Two‐Photon Absorption Enhancement by the Inclusion of a Tropone Ring in Distorted Nanographene Ribbons

S. Castro‐Fern�ndez, C.M. Cruz, I.F.A. Mariz, I.R. M�rquez, V.G. Jim�nez, L. Palomino‑Ruiz, J.M. Cuerva, E. Ma��as, A.G. Campa�a

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 2.



A Europium(III) Complex with an Unusual Anion�Cation Interaction: A Luminescent Molecular Thermometer for Ratiometric Temperature Sensing

M. Outis, C.A.T. Laia, M.C. Oliveira, B. Monteiro, C.C.L. Pereira

ChemPlusChem, 2020, 85, 580.



Application of the Intramolecular Diels�Alder Vinylarenе (IMDAV) Approach for the Synthesis of Thieno[2,3-f]isoindoles

M.A. Nadirova, Y.-O.V. Laba, V.P. Zaytsev, J.S. Sokolova, K.M. Pokazeev, V.A. Anokhina, V.N. Khrustalev, Y.I. Horak, R.Z. Lytvyn, M. Siczek, V. Kinzhybalo, Y.V. Zubavichus, M.L. Kuznetsov, M.D. Obushak, F.I. Zubkov

Synthesis, 2020, ASAP.


Photodegradation of chloramphenicol and paracetamol using PbS/TiO2 nanocomposites produced by green synthesis

T.L. Palma, B. Vieira, J. Nunes, J.P. Louren�o, O.C. Monteiro, M.C. Costa

J. Iran Chem. Soc., 2020, ASAP



Pexiganan in Combination with Nisin to Control Polymicrobial Diabetic Foot Infections

D. Gomes, R. Santos, R.S. Soares, S. Reis, S. Carvalho, P. Rego, C Peleteiro, L. Tavares, M. Oliveira

Antibiotics, 2020, 9, 128.



Tough and Low Friction Polyvinyl Alcohol Hydrogels Loaded with Anti-inflammatories for Cartilage Replacement

A.S. Oliveira, S. Schweizer, P. Nolasco, I. Barahona, J. Saraiva, R. Cola�o, A.P. Serro

Lubricants, 2020, 8, 36.



Photon Upconversion in TTA-Inducing Ionic Liquids: Pinpointing the Role of IL Nanostructured Media Using MD Simulations

K. Shimizu, S. Hisamitsu, N. Yanai, N. Kimizuka, J.N.C. Lopes 

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2020, 124, 15, 3137.



Phenoxazinone synthase-like catalytic activity of novel mono- and tetranuclear copper(ii) complexes with 2-benzylaminoethanol

O.V. Nesterova, O.E. Bondarenko, A.J.L. Pombeiro, D.S. Nesterov

Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 4710.



1D Copper(II)-Aroylhydrazone Coordination Polymers: Magnetic Properties and Microwave Assisted Oxidation of a Secondary Alcohol

M. Sutradhar, E.C.B.A. Alegria, T.R. Barman, M.F.C.G. da Silva, C.-M. Liu, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Front Chem., 2020, 8, 157.



A New Family of Iron(II)-Cyclopentadienyl Compounds Shows Strong Activity Against Colorectal and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells

A. Pilon, A.R. Br�s, L. C�rte-Real, F. Avecilla, P.J. Costa, A. Preto, M.H. Garcia, A. Valente

Molecules, 2020, 25, 1592.



A squaraine-based dipicolylamine derivative acting as a turn-on mercury(ii) fluorescent probe in water

C.V. Esteves, J. Costa, H. Bernard, R. Tripier, R. Delgado

New J. Chem., 2020, ASAP.



Azides and Porphyrinoids: Synthetic Approaches and Applications. Part 1�Azides, Porphyrins and Corroles  

A.R.L. Ara�jo, A.C. Tom�, C.I.M. Santos, M.A.F. Faustino, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, M.M.Q. Sim�es, N.M.M. Moura, S.T. Abu-Orabi, J.A.S. Cavaleiro

Molecules, 2020, 25, 1662.



Azides and Porphyrinoids: Synthetic Approaches and Applications. Part 2�Azides, Phthalocyanines, Subphthalocyanines and Porphyrazines  

A.R.L. Ara�jo, A.C. Tom�, C.I.M. Santos, M.A.F. Faustino, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, M.M.Q. Sim�es, N.M.M. Moura, S.T. Abu-Orabi, J.A.S. Cavaleiro

Molecules, 2020, 25, 1745.



Nickel(ii)-mediated cyanamide�pyrazole coupling highlights distinct reactivity of NCNR2 and NCR nitrile ligands  

L.E. Zelenkov, M.L. Kuznetsov, E.V. Andrusenko, M.S. Avdontceva, G.L. Starova, N.A. Bokach, V.Yu. Kukushkin

New J. Chem., 2020, ASAP.



Environmentally benign benzyl alcohol oxidation and C-C coupling catalysed by amide functionalized 3D Co(II) and Zn(II) metal organic frameworks   

A. Paul, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, A. Karmakar, M.L. Kuznetsov, A.S. Novikov, M.F.C.G. da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro J. Catal., 2020, ASAP.



Autonomous self-healing in epoxy coatings provided by high efficiency isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) microcapsules for protection of carbon steel

 M. Attaei, L.M.Calado, M.G. Taryba, Y.  Morozov, R.A. Shakoor, R. Kahraman, A.C. Marques, M.F. Montemor

Progress in Organic Coatings., 2020, 139, 105445.



Aluminum composites reinforced by γ-graphynes: The effect of nanofillers porosity and shape on crystal growth and composite strengthening

 B. Faria, C. Guarda, N. Silvestre, J.N.C. Lopes

Comput. Mater. Sci., 2020, 176, 109538.



Microbiologically influenced corrosion mechanism of 304L stainless steel in treated urban wastewater and protective effect of silane-TiO2 coating

 I. Ziadi, M.M. Alves, M. Taryba, L. El-Bassi, H. Hassairi, L. Bousselmi, M.F. Montemor, H. Akrou

Bioelectrochemistry , 2020, 132, 107413.



Nanostructured c-Si surfaces obtained by sequential ion implantation of C+ and Ti+: Tribophysical and structural characterization

 B. Nunes, P. Nolasco, A.P. Serroa, E. Alves, R. Cola�o

Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B, 2020, 471, 69.



Synthesis, Characterization and Photodynamic Activity against Bladder Cancer Cells of Novel Triazole-Porphyrin Derivatives

 A.T.P.C. Gomes, R. Fernandes, C.F. Ribeiro, J.P.C. Tom�, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, FC. Silva, V.F. Ferreira, J.A.S. Cavaleiro

Molecules, 2020, 25, 1607.



Thiophene- and Carbazole-Substituted N-Methyl-Fulleropyrrolidine Acceptors in PffBT4T-2OD Based Solar Cells

H. Gaspar, F. Figueira, K. Strutyński, M. Melle-Franco, D. Ivanou, J.P.C. Tom�, C.M. Pereira, L. Pereira, Ad. Mendes, J.C. Viana, G. Bernardo

Materials, 2020, 13, 1267.



Anticancer Activity of Rutin and Its Combination with Ionic Liquids on Renal Cells

R. Caparica, A. J�lio, M.E.M. Ara�jo, A.R. Baby, P. Fonte, J.G. Costa, T.S. Almeida

Molecules, 2020, 10, 233.



Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activity of Novel Cu(II) Complexes of 6-Methyl-2-Oxo-1,2-Dihydroquinoline-3-Carbaldehyde-4n-Substituted Thiosemicarbazones

E. Ramachandran, V. Gandin , R. Bertani, P. Sgarbossa, K. Natarajan, N.S.P. Bhuvanesh, A. Venzo, A. Zoleo, M. Mozzon, A. Dolmella, A. Albinati, C. Castellano, N.R. Concei��o, M.F.C.G. Silva, C. Marzano

Molecules 2020, 25, 1868.

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