Newsletter 7 - Sep 2020

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7th Edition of the CQENEWS

This is the seventh 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


Front Cover in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 

The work �Synthesis of Substituted 4‐Arylamino‐1,2‐naphthoquinones in One‐Pot Reactions Using CotA‐Laccase as Biocatalyst� by  A. C. Sousa, I. Santos, M. F. M. M. Piedade, L. O. Martins and M. P. Robalo has been selected for the Front Cover of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 16/2020.

Calls for Papers for Special Issues Edited by CQE

Target-Specific Delivery of Gold and Ruthenium Complexes to Cancer Cells: Where Are We?

Guest Editors: Dr. T�nia S. Morais, Dr. Jo�o Galamba Correia

(Deadline: 31 March 2021)

Metallodrugs, Metallopharmaceuticals and Bio-Inspired Metal-organic Frameworks

Guest Editor: Dr. V�nia Andr�


(Dead line: 31 January 2021)

Nanoporous Carbon: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Guest Editors: Dr. Ana S. Mestre, Prof. Dr. Ana P. Carvalho


(Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Photofunctional Molecular Magnets: Development and Their Potential Applications

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

(Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Solid-State of Organic Pharmaceutical Compounds

Guest Editor: Dr. C.E.S. Bernardes


(Deadline: 31 January 2021)

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)

The Realm of Pharmaceutical Multicomponent Forms

Guest Editors: Dr.  Mafalda Cruz Sarragu�a, Dr. V�nia Andr�


(Deadline:  30 November 2020)

Glycomimetics and Glycoconjugates in Drug Discovery

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


(Deadline: 31 October 2020)

Antioxidant Natural Products in Foods

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

(Deadline: 30 September 2020)

Latest Papers

Yeast Sphingolipid-Enriched Domains and Membrane Compartments in the Absence of Mannosyldiinositolphosphorylceramide

A. Bento-Oliveira, F.C. Santos, J.T. Marqu�s, P.M.R. Paulo, T. Korte, A. Herrmann, H.S. Marinho, R.F.M. de Almeida

Biomolecules 202010, 871.

Assessing the applicability of a new carob waste-derived powdered activated carbon to control pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater treatment

R.M.C. Viegas, A.S. Mestre, E. Mesquita, M. Campinas, M.A. Andrade, A.P. Carvalho, M.J. Rosa

Sci Total Environ. 2020743, 140791.

Bifunctional intimacy and its interplay with metal-acid balance in shaped hydroisomerization catalysts

P.S.F. Mendes, J.M. Silva, M.F. Ribeiro, A. Daudin, C. Bouchy

ChemCatChem  202012, 1.

High Hydrostatic Pressure as Sterilization Method for Drug-Loaded Intraocular Lenses

A. Topete, C.A. Pinto, H. Barroso, J.A. Saraiva, I. Barahona, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro

ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng.  20206, 4051.

Photoinactivation of Escherichia coli with Water-Soluble Ammonium-Substituted Phthalocyanines 

S.R.D. Gamelas, A.T.P.C. Gomes, M.A.F. Faustino, A.C. Tom�, J.P.C. Tom�, A. Almeida, L.M.O. Louren�o

ACS Appl. Bio Mater.  20203, 4044.

Unusual chemistry of Cu(ii) salan complexes: synthesis, characterization and superoxide dismutase activity

S. Roy, A. Banerjee, S. Lima, A. Horn Jr, R.M.S.N. Sampaio, N. Ribeiro, I. Correia, F. Avecilla, M.F.N.N. Carvalho, M.L. Kuznetsov, J.C. Pessoa, W. Kaminsky, R. Dinda

New J. Chem.  202044, 11457.

Electrochemical properties of oxygen-enriched carbon-based nanomaterials

S.G. Meirinho, A.M. Ferraria, A.M. Botelho do Rego, A.J.S. Fernandes, A.S. Viana, J.C.S. Fernandes, M.C. Oliveira

J. Electroanal. Chem. 2020873, 114420.

Improvement of viscoelastic, elastic and plastic properties of Poly(L-lactide)/Graphene Oxide-Graft-Poly(L-lactide) nanocomposites by modulation of grafted chain length

J.M. Campos, B. del R�o, V. Lorenzo, F. Ania, A. Barros-Timmons, M.R. Ribeiro

Compos. Sci Technol. 2020199, 108350.

Nickel(II), Copper(II) and Palladium(II) Complexes with Bis-Semicarbazide Hexaazamacrocycles: Redox-Noninnocent Behavior and Catalytic Activity in Oxidation and C�C Coupling Reactions

A. Dobrov, A. Fesenko, A. Yankov, I. Stepanenko, D. Darvasiov�, M. Breza, P. Rapta, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, A.J.L. Pombeiro, A. Shutalev, V.B. Arion

Inorg. Chem.  202059, 10650.

Thin Porous Poly(ionic liquid) Coatings for Enhanced Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction

D.J.S. Patinha, H. Wang, J. Yuan, S.M. Rocha, A. J. D. Silvestre, I.M. Marrucho

Polymers  202012, 1909.

Enzyme-assisted extraction of carotenoids and phenolic compounds from sunflower wastes using green solvents

G.N. Ricarte, M.A.Z. Coelho, I.M. Marrucho, B.D. Ribeiro

3 Biotech 202010, 405.


Biobased self-healing polyurethane coating with Zn micro-flakes for corrosion protection of AA7475

J.V. Nardeli, C.S. Fugivara, M. Taryba, M.F. Montemor, A.V. Benedetti

Chem. Eng. J.  2020404, 126478.

Synthesis of Substituted 4‐Arylamino‐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. Paula Robalo

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020362, 3380.

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