Newsletter 4 - May 2020

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4rd Edition of the CQENEWS

This is the fourth 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


CQE Days 2020                      @cqe_lisboa    #CQEdays2020

Centro de Qu�mica Estrutural is organizing its 2nd Spring Meeting -� CQE Days - between 28-29 May 2020. The event will take place on Twitter and at ZOOM. Registrations are accepted by 25 May.  The works should be submitted to Twitter with all relevant handles and hashtags. More information at the link.

CQE Ci�ncias ULisboa leads REUSE Consortium

This projects intends to develop a process for the bio-decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators and masks for reuse.

The review work Tuning Zeolite Properties towards CO2 Methanation: An Overview in ChemCatChem by Carmen Bacariza, In�s Gra�a, Jos� Madeira Lopes and Carlos Henriques was among the top 10% most downloaded papers published in that journal 12 months following online publication.

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)

Catalytic Conversion of Carbohydrates

Guest Editor: Dr. Ana Cristina Fernandes


(Deadline: 15 December 2020)

Design and Synthesis of Antibacterial Heterocycle-Based Compounds

Guest Editor: Dr. Lu�s M. T. Frija


 (Deadline: 15 December 2020)

Carbohydrate-Based Molecules in Medicinal Chemistry

Topic Editors : Dr. Nuno M. Xavier, Prof. Peter R. Andreana, Prof. Ivone Carvalho, Prof. M. 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)

Solid-State of Organic Pharmaceutical Compounds

Guest Editor: Dr. Carlos E. S. Bernardes


 (Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Latest Papers

Carbon-Based Development of a Library of Thiophene‐Based Drug‐Like Lego Molecules: Evaluation of Their Anion Binding, Transport Properties, and Cytotoxicity

P. Vieira, M.Q. Miranda, I. Marques, S. Carvalho, L‐J. Chen, E.N.W. Howe, C. Zhen, C.Y. Leung, M.J. Spooner, B. Morgado, O.A.B. da Cruz e Silva, C. Moiteiro, P.A. Gale, V. F�lix

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 888.

Thermal Stability and Specific Heats of Coordinating Ionic Liquids

B. Monteiro, L.M.A.Cruz, J.M. Carretas, J. Mar�alo, J.P. Leal

Thermochim. Acta2020684, 178482.



Eco-Friendly ZnO/Chitosan Bionanocomposites Films for Packaging of Fresh Poultry Meat

V.G.L. Souza, C. Rodrigues, S. Valente, C. Pimenta, J.R.A. Pires, M.M. Alves, C.F. Santos, I.M. Coelhoso, A.L. Fernando

Coatings 202010, 110.



Surface and Mechanical Properties of a Nanostructured Citrate Hydroxyapatite Coating on Pure Iitanium

M. Arr�s, M. Salama, D. Rechena, P. Paradiso, L. Reis, M.M. Alves, A.M.B.Rego, M.J. Carmezim, M.F. Vaz, A.M. Deus, C. Santos

J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 2020, 108, 103794.



In-Situ Localized pH, pNa and Dissolved O2 Measurements During Charge-Discharge of Mixed Ni�Co Hydroxide Electrodes

A. Ad�n-M�s, M.G. Taryba, T.M. Silva, L. Guerlou-Demourgues, M.F. Montemor

J. Electrochem. Soc. 2020, 167, 080511.



Poly(ionic liquid)�Ionic Liquid Membranes with Fluorosulfonyl-Derived Anions: Characterization and Biohydrogen Separation

A.S.L. Gouveia, E. Malcait�, E.I. Lozinskaya, A.S. Shaplov, L.C. Tom�, I.M. Marrucho

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 7087.



Synthesis of Substituted 4‐Arylamine‐1,2‐naphthoquinones in One‐Pot Reactions Using CotA‐Laccase as Biocatalyst

A.C. Sousa, I. Santos, M.F.M.M. Piedade, L.O. Martins, M.P. Robalo

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020, ASAP.



Ruthenium Carboranyl Complexes with 2,2′-bipyridine Derivatives for Potential Bimodal Therapy Application

R.G. Teixeira, F. Marques, M.P. Robalo, X. Fontrodona, M.H. Garcia, S.G.Crich, C. Vi�as, A. Valente

RSC Adv. 202010, 16266.



Nanostructured c-Si Surfaces Obtained by Sequential Ion Implantation of C+ and Ti+: Tribophysical and Structural Characterization

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

Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 202015, 69.



Gold(III) Bis(dithiolene) Complexes: from Molecular Conductors to Prospective Anticancer, Antimicrobial and Antiplasmodial Agents

D. Fontinha, S.A. Sousa, T.S. Morais, M. Prud�ncio, J.H. Leit�o, Y.L. Gal, D Lorcy, R.A.L. Silva, M.F.G. Velho, D. Belo, M. Almeida, J.F. Guerreiro, T. Pinheiro, F. Marques

Metallomics 2020, Advance Article.



New Trends in the Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates

E.J.C. Lopes, A.P.C. Ribeiro, L.M.D.R.S. Martins

Catalysts 2020, 10, 479.



Extraction and Bioprocessing with Supercritical Fluids

J. Coelho, P. Trucillo, B. Nobre, A.F. Palavra, R. Campardelli, E. Reverchon

Phys. Sci. Rev. 2020, 20180069, eISSN 2365-659X.



How Can Biomolecules Improve Mucoadhesion of Oral Insulin? A Comprehensive Insight using Ex-Vivo, In Silico, and In Vivo Models

M. Amaral, A.S. Martins, J. Catarino, P. Fa�sca, P. Kumar, J.F. Pinto, R. Pinto, I. Correia, L.  Ascens�o, R.A. Afonso, M.M. Gaspar, A.J. Charmier, I.V. Figueiredo, C.P. Reis

Biomolecules 2020, 10, 675.



Phthalocyanines for G-quadruplex Aptamers Binding

J. Lopes-Nunes, J. Carvalho, J. Figueiredo, C.I.V. Ramos, L.M.O. Louren�o, J.P.C. Tom�, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, J-L. Mergny, J.A.Queiroz, G.F. Salgado, C. Cruza

Bioorg. Chem. 2020, 100, 103920.



Frequency Conversion in Lanthanide-Doped Sol-Gel Derived Materials for Energy Applications

R.M. Almeida, N. Sousa, R.E. Rojas-Hernandez, L.F. Santos

J. Sol-Gel Sci. Techn. 2020, ASAP.



Recent Developments in Vanadium-Catalyzed Olefin Coordination Polymerization

A.M.F. Phillips, H. Suo, M.F.C.G. Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro, W-H. Sun

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 416, 213332.



New Trends in Enantioselective Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling

A.M.F. Phillips, M.F.C.G. Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Catalysts 2020, 10, 529.



L-Phenylalanine Derived Tripodal Vanadium Complexes as Catalysts for the Asymmetric Reductive Coupling of Benzaldehyde

C.M. Teixeira, P. Ad�oa, M.F.N.N. Carvalho, C.S.B. Gomes, J.C. Pessoa

Inorg. Chim. Acta 2020, ASAP.



Effect of Bio-Functional MAO Layers on the Electrochemical Behaviour of Highly Porous Ti

A.C. Alves, A.I. Costa, F. Toptana, J.L. Alves, I. Leonor, E. Ribeiro, R.L. Reis, A.M.P. Pinto, J.C.S. Fernandes

Surf. Coat Tech. 2020, 386, 125487.



Direct Electrodeposition of Hydrogenated Reduced Graphene Oxide from Unsonicated Solution and its Electrochemical Response

R.D. Noce, S. Eug�nio, K.I. Siwek, T.M. Silva, M.J. Carmezim, A.M.P. Sakita R.L. Lavall, M.F. Montemor

Diam. Relat. Mater. 2020, 104, 107740.



New Metal Chelate Constructed from Ni(NCS)2 and 1,2-diphenyl-1,2-bis((phenyl(pyridin-2-yl)methylene)hydrazono)ethane

G. Mahmoudi, E. Zangrando, A. Frontera, A.V. Gurbanov, D.A. Safin

Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2020, 509, 119707.



Supercritical Antisolvent Precipitation of Calcium Acetate from Eggshells

L.C.S. Nobre, S. Santos, A.M.F. Palavra, M.J.F. Calvete, C.A.N. de Castro, B.P. Nobre

J. Supercrit. Fluids 2020, 163, 104862.



Versatile Thiopyridyl/Pyridinone Porphyrins Combined with Potassium Iodide and Thiopyridinium/Methoxypyridinium Porphyrins on E. coli Photoinactivation

A.T.P.C. Gomes, M.A.F. Faustino, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, A. Almeida, J.P.C. Tom�, L.M.O. Louren�o

Dyes Pigm. 2020, ASAP.



Green Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Particles with Apple-Derived Compounds and Their Application as Catalysts in the Transesterification of Methyl Benzoates 

M.M.A. Soliman, E.C.B.A. Alegria, A.P.C. Ribeiro, M.M. Alves, M.S. Saraiva, M. F�tima Montemor, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Dalton Trans. 2020, ASAP.



Cd(II) Coordination Compounds as Heterogeneous Catalysts for Microwave-Assisted Peroxidative Oxidation of Toluene and 1-Phenylethanol 

M. Sutradhar, T. Roy Barman, E.C.B.A. Alegria, H.M. Lapa, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, A.J.L. Pombeiro

New J. Chem. 2020, ASAP.



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