Newsletter 5 - Jun 2020

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5th Edition of the CQENEWS

This is the fifth 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 Spring Meeting

Notwithstanding the current constraints, the last Spring Meeting -CQE Days 2020 (28-29 May 2020) that took place on a digital platform was a success. If you missed anything or would like to watch a presentation again follow this link. A word of appreciation to the organizing committee, all participants and our prize awardees: Pedro Franco Pinheiro, Patr�cia Pereira and Rui Correia.

90 segundos de ci�ncia Podcast by Alexandra Antunes

Listen to Antena 1�s 90 segundos de ci�ncia podcast where Alexandra Antunes presents her current research regarding the development of a method for the early diagnosis of lupus.

Runner-up winner 2019 paper

The paper �Recent advances on hydrometallurgical recovery of critical and precious elements from end of life electronic wastes - a review� by  J. P. Leal and T. Gasche has won the �Runner-up winner 2019� of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.

Inside front Cover of Green Chemistry

The paper �Dioxomolybdenum complex as an efficient and cheap catalyst for the reductive depolymerization of plastic waste into value-added compounds and fuels � by  F. S. Nunes, M. Concei��o Oliveira and Ana C. Fernandes has been selected for the inside front Cover of Green Chemistry, issue 8, 2020.

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)

Photofunctional Molecular Magnets: Development and Their Potential Applications

Guest Editors: Dr. Dr. Laura Pereira, Dr. Bernardo Monteiro, Dr. Cl�udia Pereira

 (Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Solid-State of Organic Pharmaceutical Compounds

Guest Editor: Dr. Carlos E. S. Bernardes


 (Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Latest Papers

Novel �Ruthenium Cyclopentadienyl�� Peptide Conjugate Complexes Against Human FGFR(+) Breast Cancer

J.F. Machado, M. Machuqueiro, F. Marques, M.P. Robalo, M.F.M. Piedade, M.H. Garcia, J.D.G. Correia, T.S. Morais

Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 5974.


Caveolin-1 Modulation Increases Efficacy of a Galacto-Conjugated Phthalocyanine in Bladder Cancer Cells Resistant to Photodynamic Therapy

P.M.R. Pereira, B. Parada, T.M. Ribeiro-Rodrigues, C. A. Fontes-Ribeiro, H. Gir�o, J.P.C. Tom�, R. Fernandes

Mol. Pharmaceutics202017, 2145.

Concerns of Organic Contamination for Sample Return Space Missions

Q.H.S. Chan, R, Stroud, Z, Martins, H. Yabuta

Space Sci Rev. 2020256, 56.

Improving the Lubrication of Silicon Surfaces Using Ionic Liquids as Oil Additives: The Effect of Sulfur-Based Functional Groups

M. Antunes, M.T. Donato, V. Paz, F. Caetano, L. Santos, R. Cola�o, L.C. Branco, B. Saramago

Tribology Letters 202068, 70.

Organic Matter in the Solar System�Implications for Future on-Site and Sample Return Missions

Z. Martins, Q.H.S. Chan, L. Bonal, A. King, H. Yabuta

Space Sci Rev. 2020216, 54.

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. Chim. Acta2020509, 119707.

Picolinium‐Based Hydrophobic Ionic Liquids as Additives to PEG200 to Lubricate Steel‐Silicon Contacts

M.T. Donato, F. Caetano, R. Cola�o, L.C. Branco, B. Saramago

ChemistrySelect 2020in press.

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, F.C. Silva, V.F. Ferreira, J.A.S. Cavaleiro

Molecules 202025, 1607.

Pnictogen Bonding in Coordination Chemistry

K.T. Mahmudov, A.V. Gurbanov, V.A. Aliyeva, G. Resnati, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020418, 213381.

Lipophilicity Assessment of Some Isoniazid Derivatives Active Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

M.S.C.S. Santos, A.M. Matos, M. Reis, F. Martins

Colloids Surf. A Physicochem. Eng. Asp. 2020599, 124820.

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