Newsletter 9 - Nov 2020

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9th Edition of the CQENEWS

This is the ninth 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


Next November 27 it will have place the European Researchers Night � Noite Europeia dos Investigadores (NEI2020). CQE will participate in the initiative and the CCI (Comiss�o de Comunica��o e Imagem) is preparing a webpage for the event. Follow this ongoing work here.

Calls for Papers for Special Issues Edited by CQE Researchers

Porous Materials: Active Phases or Supports in Heterogeneous Catalysis

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Angela Martins, Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Carvalho


(Deadline: 30 June 2021)

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)

Nanoporous Carbon: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

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


(Deadline: 31 January 2021)

Metallodrugs, Metallopharmaceuticals and Bio-Inspired Metal-organic Frameworks

Guest Editor: Dr. V�nia Andr�


(Dead line: 31 January 2021)

Solid-State of Organic Pharmaceutical Compounds

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


(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)

Design and Synthesis of Antibacterial Heterocycle-Based Compounds

Guest Editor: Dr. Lu�s M. T. Frija


(Deadline: 15 December 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)

The Realm of Pharmaceutical Multicomponent Forms

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


(Deadline:  30 November 2020)

Latest Papers

Tuning the Miscibility of Water in Imide-based
Ionic Liquids

A.S.L. Gouveia, C.E.S. Bernardes, A.S. Shaplov, E.I. Lozinskaya, J.N. Canongia Lopes, I.M. Marrucho

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 25236.

Thermal Conductivity of Metastable Ionic Liquid [C2mim]�[CH3SO3]

D. Lozano-Mart�n, S.I.C. Vieira, X. Paredes, M.JV. Louren�o, C.A. Nieto de Castro,

 J.V. Sengers, K Massonne

Molecules 2020, 25, 4290.

TEMPO in metal complex catalysis

Z. Ma, K.T. Mahmudov, V.A. Aliyeva, A.V. Gurbanov, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Coordin. Chem. Rev. 2020423, 213482.

NKp30 - A prospective target for new cancer immunotherapy strategies

P.F. Pinheiro, G.C. Justino, M.M. Marques

Br. J. Pharmacol. 2020177, 4563.


Catalytic oxidative transformation of betulin to its valuable oxo-derivatives over gold supported catalysts: Effect of support nature

E. Kolobova, P. M�ki-Arvela, A. Grigoreva, E. Pakrieva, S.A.C. Carabineiro, J. Peltonen, S. Kazantsev, N. Bogdanchikova, A. Pestryakov, D.Y. Murzin

Catal. Today  2020.


Preliminary Assays towards Melanoma Cells Using Phototherapy with Gold-Based Nanomaterials

J. Lopes, J.M.P. Coelho, P.M.C. Vieira, A.S. Viana, M.M. Gaspar, C. Reis

Nanomaterials (Basel) 202010, 1536.

Novel tacrine-benzofuran hybrids as potential multi-target drug candidates for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

G. Fancellu, K. Chand, D. Tom�s, E. Orlandini, L. Piemontese, D.F. Silva, S.M. Cardoso, S. Chaves, M.A. Santos

J. Enzyme Inhib. Med. Chem. 202035, 211.


NBD derived diphenyl(aminomethyl)phosphane � A new fluorescent dye for imaging of low pH regions and lipid membranes in living cells

R.F.M. de Almeida, T.C.B. Santos, L.C. da Silva, J. Suchodolski, A. Krasowska, K. Stokowa-Sołtys, M. Puchalska, R. Starosta

Dyes and Pigments  2021184, 108771.


Nanosize La-filled CoSb3 skutterudite fabricated by electrospinning

A.C. Ferreira, J.B. Branco, A.P. Gon�alves

SN Appl. Sci.  20202, 1616.

Cryoconcentration and 3D Temperature Profiles During Freezing of mAb Solutions in Large-Scale PET Bottles and a Novel Scale-Down Device

O. Bluemel, J.W. Buecheler, M.A. Rodrigues, V. Geraldes, G. Hoelzl, K. Bechtold-Peters, W. Friess

Pharm. Res. 2020, 37, 179.


Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics of Nanofluid Droplets Impacting on a Smooth Heated Surface: Detailing Temporal Scale Effects by Using Time-Resolved Thermography

P. Pontes, Q.J. Liang, F.M. Matos, A.S. Moita, A.P.C. Ribeiro, A.L.N. Moreira

Heat Transfer Eng. 2020, 1.

Fe@Hierarchical BEA Zeolite Catalyst for MW-Assisted Alcohol Oxidation Reaction: A Greener Approach

M.A. Andrade, L.M.S. Ansari, A.J.L. Pombeiro, A.P. Carvalho, A. Martins, L.M.D.R.S. Martins

Catalysts  2020, 10, 1029.


Self-healing ability based on hydrogen bonds in organic coatings for corrosion protection of AA1200

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

Corros. Sci. 2020, 177, 108984.


New VIV, VIVO, VVO, and VVO2 Systems: Exploring their Interconversion in Solution, Protein Interactions, and Cytotoxicity

A. Banerjee, S.P. Dash, M. Mohanty, G. Sahu, G. Sciortino, E. Garribba, M.F.N.N. Carvalho, F. Marques, J. Costa Pessoa, W. Kaminsky, K. Brzezinski, R. Dinda 

Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 14042.


Photoresponsive Organic�Inorganic Hybrid Ferroelectric Designed at the Molecular Level

W.-J. Xu, K. Romanyuk, J.M.G. Martinho, Y. Zeng, X.-W. Zhang, A. Ushakov, V. Shur, W.-X. Zhang, X.-M. Chen, A. Kholkin 

JACS 2020, 142, 16990.


Flexible ZnO-mAb nanoplatforms for selective peripheral blood mononuclear cell immobilization

K.S. Babu, P.F. Pinheiro, C.F. Marques, G.C. Justino, S.M. Andrade, M.M. Alves   

Sci. Rep. 2020, 10, 15018.


Supported Palladium Nanocatalysts: Recent Findings in Hydrogenation Reactions

M.A. Andrade, L.M.D.R.S. Martins    

Processes 2020, 8, 1172.


Insight on the Solubility of R134a in Fluorinated Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents

D. Jovell, S. B. G�mez, M.E. Zakrzewska, A.V.M. Nunes, J.M.M. Ara�jo, A.B. Pereiro, F. Llovell     

J. Chem. Eng. Data 2020, 65, 4956.

Efficient Single-Dose Induction of Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells Using Multi-Bioactive Hybrid Nanocarriers

M.T. Tavares, M.B. Oliveira, V.M. Gaspar, J.F. Mano, J.P. S. Farinha, C. Baleiz�o      

Adv. Biosyst. 2020, 2000123.


Behaviour of Low Molecular Weight Compounds, Iron and Copper of Wine Spirit Aged with Chestnut Staves under Different Levels of Micro-Oxygenation

S. Canas, F. Danalache, O. Anjos, T.A. Fernandes, I. Caldeira, N. Santos, L. Fargeton, B. Boissier, S. Catarino

Molecules 2020, 25(22), 5266.

Grafting with RAFT�gRAFT Strategies to Prepare Hybrid Nanocarriers with Core-shell Architecture

J. L. M. Gon�alves, E. J. Castanheira, S. P. C. Alves, C. Baleiz�o, J.P. Farinha     

Polymers 2020, 12, 2175.

Latest Book Chapters

Biophysical Analysis of Lipid Domains by Fluorescence Microscopy

A.E. Ventura, T.C.B. Santos, J.T. Marqu�s, R.F.M. de Almeida, L.C. Silva

In �Lipid Rafts: Methods and Protocols�

Editors: E. Bieberich; Springer US, New York, 2021, Chapter 13, 223-245.

Biophysical Analysis of Lipid Domains in Mammalian and Yeast Membranes by Fluorescence Spectroscopy

C. Sousa, F.C. Santos, A. Bento-Oliveira, B. Mestre, L.C. Silva, R.F.M. de Almeida

In �Lipid Rafts: Methods and Protocols�

Editors: E. Bieberich; Springer US, New York, 2021, Chapter 14, 247-269.


Bacterial Laccases: Some Recent Advances and Applications

L.O. Martins, E.P. Melo, A. Sanchez-Amat, M.P. Robalo

In �Laccases in Bioremediation and Waste Valorisation �

Editors: D. Schlosser; Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2021, Chapter 14, 247-269.


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