Newsletter 11 - Jan 2021

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11th Edition of the CQENEWS

The CQENews editorial board wishes all CQE members an excellent year 2021.

This is the eleventh  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

Calls for Papers for Special Issues Edited by CQE Researchers

Reactivity and Applications of d-Block Metals: Innovation for Sustainability

Guest Editors: Dr.  Luis G. Alves , Dr. Tiago A. Fernandes

(Deadline: 30 August 2021)

Hydrometallurgical Recycling of Critical Metals from End-of-Life Devices

Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Paiva

(Deadline: 30 September 2021)

Lanthanide-based Single-Molecule Magnets

Guest Editors: Dr. Wenbin Sun, Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar, Dr. Liviu Ungur, Dr. Bernardo Monteiro

(Deadline: 31 May 2021)

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)

The Quest for Novel Antimicrobials: From Chemical Synthesis and Discovery to Mechanisms of Action and Resistance

Guest Editors: Prof. Jorge H. Leit�o, Dr. Luis G. Alves

(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: 15 August 2021)

Latest Papers

Linking Aggregation in Solution, Solvation, and Solubility of Simvastatin: An Experimental and MD Simulation Study

R.G. Sim�es, P.L.T. Melo, C.E.S. Bernardes, M.T. Heilmann, F. Emmerling, M.E.M. Piedade

Cryst. Growth Des. 2021, 21, 1, 544�551.

Photocatalytic degradation of acetaminophen and caffeine using magnetite�hematite combined nanoparticles: kinetics and mechanisms

T.A. Fernandes, S.G. Mendo, L.P. Ferreira, N.R. Neng, M.C. Oliveira, A. Gil, M.D. Carvalho, O.C. Monteiro, J.M.F. Nogueira, M.J. Calhorda

Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2021.


Therapeutic Ophthalmic Lenses: A Review

N. Toffoletto, B. Saramago, A.P. Serro

Pharmaceutics 2021, 13, 36.


An Insight into the Role of Non-Porphyrinoid Photosensitizers for Skin Wound Healing

M.C.S. Vallejo, N.M.M. Moura, M.A.F. Faustino, A. Almeida, I. Gon�alves, V.V. Serra, M.G.P.M.S. Neves

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22, 234.


Commercial catalysts screening for the direct amination of cyclohexanol

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

J. Ind. Eng. Chem. 2020, ASAP.


Purification of virus-like particles using aqueous biphasic systems composed of natural deep eutectic solvents

M. Marchel, J. Niewisiewicz, A.S. Coroadinha, I.M. Marrucho

Sep. Purif. Technol. 2020, 252, 117480.


Thermophysical Properties of 1-Hexyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, [C6mim][(CF3SO2)2N]�New Data, Reference Data, and Reference Correlations

X. Paredes, C.S.G.P. Queir�s, F.J.V. Santos, A F. Santos, M.S.C.S. Santos, M.J.V. Louren�o, C.A. Nieto de Castro

J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 2020, 49, 043101.


Promising Catalytic Systems for CO2 Hydrogenation into CH4: A Review of Recent Studies

M.C. Bacariza, D. Spataru, L. Karam, J.M. Lopes, C. Henriques

Processes 2020, 8(12), 1646.


Adipic Acid Route: Oxidation of Cyclohexene vs. Cyclohexane

A.P.C. Ribeiro, E. Spada, R. Bertani, L.M.D.R.S. Martins

Catalysts 2020, 10, 1443.


Uranium Carbide Fibers with Nano-Grains as Starting Materials for ISOL Targets

S. Chowdhury, L. Maria, A. Cruz, D. Manara, O. Dieste-Blanco, T. Stora, A.P. Gon�alves

Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 2458.


Chicken feathers derived materials for the removal of chromium from aqueous solutions: kinetics, isotherms, thermodynamics and regeneration studies

R. Chakraborty, A. Asthana, A.K. Singh, R. Verma, S. Sankarasubramanian, S. Yadav, S.A.C. Carabineiro, M.A.B.H. Susan

J. Dispers. Sci. Technol. 2020, 1.


Langmuir Films of Perfluorinated Fatty Alcohols: Evidence of Spontaneous Formation of Solid Aggregates at Zero Surface Pressure and Very Low Surface Density

P. Silva, D. Nova, M. Teixeira, V. Cardoso, P. Morgado, B. Nunes, R. Cola�o, M.-C. Faur�, P. Fontaine, M. Goldmann, E.J.M. Filipe

Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 2257.


Catalytic effect of different hydroxyl-functionalised ionic liquids together with Zn(II) complex in the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2

A.B. Paninho, A. Forte, M.E. Zakrzewska, K.T. Mahmudov, A.J.L. Pombeiro, M.F.C.G. da Silva, M.N. da Ponte, L.C. Branco, A.V.M. Nunes

Mol. Catal. 2021, 499, 111292.


MedChemTrain e-School 2020: Event Highlights and Insights into Virtual Symposium Organization

F. Ramilo-Gomes, J.P.M. Ant�nio, M.I.P. Mendes, R.F.A. Gomes

ChemMedChem 2021, 15, 2562�2568.


Exploring the potential of chitosan-based particles as delivery-carriers for promising antimicrobial glycolipid biosurfactants

A.F. Bettencourt, C. Tom�, T. Oliveira, V. Martin, C. Santos, L. Gon�alves, M.H. Fernandes, P.S. Gomes, I.A.C. Ribeiro

Carbohydr. Polym. 2021, 254, 117433.


Effect of H2O2 Solution�s pH on the Human Enamel Micro and Nanowear

A.C. Branco, I. Rodrigues, P. Paradiso, M. Polido, R. Cola�o, C.G. Figueiredo-Pina, A.P. Serro

Tribol. Lett. 2020 , 68, 132.


MOB: Pivotal Conserved Proteins in Cytokinesis, Cell Architecture and Tissue Homeostasis

I.L.S. Delgado, B. Carmona, S. Nolasco, D. Santos, A. Leit�o, H. Soares

Biology 2020, 9, 413.


CO2/H2 separation through poly(ionic liquid)�ionic liquid membranes: The effect of multicomponent gas mixtures, temperature and gas feed pressure

A.S.L. Gouveia, M. Y��ez, V.D. Alves, J. Palomar, C. Moya, D. Gorri, L.C. Tom�, I.M. Marrucho

Sep. Purif. Technol. 2021, 259, 118113.


Further Evidence of Possible Therapeutic Uses of Sambucus nigra L. Extracts by the Assessment of the In Vitro and In Vivo Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Its PLGA and PCL-Based Nanoformulations

A.H. Mota, N. Duarte, A.T. Serra, A. Ferreira, M.R. Bronze, L. Cust�dio, M.M. Gaspar, S. Sim�es, P. Rijo, L. Ascens�o, P. Fa�sca, A.S. Viana, R. Pinto, P. Kumar, A.J. Almeida, C.P. Reis

Pharmaceutics 2021,12.


Metal-Based Catalysts in Organic Synthesis

M. Sutradhar

Catalysts 2020, 10, 1429.


Coffee-derived activated carbon from second biowaste for supercapacitor applications

A. Adan-Mas, L. Alcaraz, P. Ar�valo-Cid, F.A. L�pez-G�mez, F. Montemor

Waste Manag. 2021, 120, 280�289.


Encapsulation of glycosylated porphyrins in silica nanoparticles to enhance the efficacy of cancer photodynamic therapy

W. Borzęcka, P.M.R. Pereira, R. Fernandes, T. Trindade, T. Torres, J.P.C. Tom�

Mater. Adv. 2021, ASAP.


Aggregation of coronene: the effect of carboxyl and amine functional groups

C.F.O. Correia, J.M.C. Marques, M. Bartolomei, F. Pirani, E. Ma��as, J.M. G. Martinho

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, ASAP.


Characterization of atmospheric aerosol (PM10 and PM2.5) from a medium sized city in S�o Paulo state, Brazil

B.T. Franzin, F.C. Guizellini, D.V. de Babos, O. Hojo, I.A. Pastre, M.R.R. Marchi, F.L. Fertonani, C.M.R.R. Oliveira

J. Environ. Sci. 2020, 89, 238.


Three-dimensional nano-hydroxyapatite sodium silicate glass composite scaffold for bone tissue engineering - A new fabrication process at a near-room temperature

M. Lakrat, M. Jabri, M. Alves, M.H. Fernandes, L.L. Ansari, C. Santos, E.M. Mejdoubi

Mater. Chem. Phys. 2021, 260, 124185.

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