Newsletter 12 - Feb 2021

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12th Edition of the CQENEWS


One year has passed since the first edition of CQENews. During this time we have tried to deliver to you the most relevant information about what is happening in CQE. This included, for example, the publicity about books, special issues, and papers published by CQE researchers. Thus, as a present, we would like your help. Send us information about your scientific activity, prizes, books,...  Also, redirect to us your newly published papers, with a small Graphical Abstract to


Calls for Papers for Special Issues Edited by CQE Researchers

Carbohydrate-Based Strategies in Antimicrobial Research

Guest Editors: Dr. Nuno Manuel Xavier

(Deadline: 10 December 2021)

Glycomimetics and Glycoconjugates in Drug Discovery

Guest Editors: Dr. Nuno Manuel Xavier (Deadline: 10 December 2021)

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

Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Paiva

(Deadline: 30 September 2021)

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

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

(Deadline: 30 August 2021)

Solid-State of Organic Pharmaceutical Compounds

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


(Deadline: 15 August 2021)

Rational Drug Design of Metal Complexes for Cancer Therapy

Guest Editors: Dr. Tânia S. Morais,
Prof. Dr. Pedro Viana Baptista, Prof. Dr. Dinorah Gambino, Prof. Dr. Alexandra R. Fernandes

(Deadline: 09August 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)

Lanthanide-based Single-Molecule Magnets

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

(Deadline: 31 May 2021)

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

Guest Editors: Dr. Tânia S. Morais, Dr. João 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. Leitão, Dr. Luis G. Alves

(Deadline: 31 March 2021)

Metallic Nanoparticles and Metal-Mediated Synthesis in Catalysis

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Elisabete C.B.A. Alegria, Dr. Andreia F. Peixoto, Dr. Mohamed M. A. Soliman


(Deadline: 31 October 2021)

Latest Papers

Key Parameters on the Antibacterial Activity of Silver Camphor Complexes

J.P. Costa, S.A. Sousa, A.M. Galvão, J. M. Mata, J.H. Leitão, M.F.N.N. Carvalho

Antibiotics 2021, 10, 135.


The Catalytic Activity of Carbon-Supported Cu(I)-Phosphine Complexes for the Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazoles

I.L. Librando, A.G. Mahmoud, S.A.C. Carabineiro, M.F.C. Guedes da Silva, C.F.G.C. Geraldes, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Catalysts 2021, 11, 185.


Halogen Bonding Involving Palladium(II) as an XB Acceptor

E.A. Katlenok, A.V. Rozhkov, O.V. Levin, M.Haukka, M.L. Kuznetsov, V.Y. Kukushkin

Cryst. Growth Des.  2021, 21, 1159.


Sparfloxacin Multicomponent Crystals: Targeting the Solubility of Problematic Antibiotics

M. Djaló, A.E.S. Cunha, J.P. Luís, S. Quaresma, A. Fernandes, V. André, M.T. Duarte

Cryst. Growth Des.  2021, 21, 995.


Neutral Nickel(II) Complex Bearing Hemilabile N,S-donor Ligands - Structural, Hirshfeld Surfaces and DFT Studies

M. Belkhiria, M. Hajji, A. Mechria, S.M.H. Elmgirhi, M.A. Habib, T.F.C. Cruz, C.S.B. Gomes, P.T. Gomes, R. Bel-Hadj-Tahar, T. Guerfel, M. Msaddek

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.   2021, 709, 98.


Derivatives of Tenuazonic Acid as Potential New Multi-Target Anti-Alzheimer's Disease Agents

V. Poliseno, S. Chaves, L. Brunetti, F. Loiodice, A. Carrieri, A. Laghezza, P. Tortorella, J.D. Magalhães, S.M. Cardoso , M.A. Santos, L. Piemontese

Biomolecules  2021, 11, 111.


NMR Spectroscopic Investigation of Benzothiazolylacetonitrile Azo Dyes: CR7 Substitution Effect and Semiempirical Study

H.M. Alsoghier, H.M. Rageh, H.M.A. Salman, M.A. Santos, M.A. Selim, S.A. Ibrahim, M. Abdellah

J. Mol. Struct.  2021, 3, 100088.


3D-printed Platform Multi-loaded with Bioactive, Magnetic Nanoparticles and an Antibiotic for Re-growing Bone Tissue

A.S. Saraiva, I.A.C .Ribeiro, M.H. Fernandes, A.C. Cerdeira, B.J.C. Vieira, J.C. Waerenborgh, L.C.J. Pereira, R. Cláudio, M.J. Carmezim, P. Gomes, L.M. Gonçalves, C.F. Santos, A.F. Bettencourt

Int. J. Pharm. 2021, 593, 120097.


Immobilization of His-tagged proteins on NiO foams for recyclable enzymatic reactors

P.C. Rosado, R. Meyrelles, A.M. Macatrão, M.C. Justino, A.G. Gomes, M.F. Montemor, M.M. Alves, G.C. Justino, A.P.C. Ribeiro, K. Shimizu

Appl. Surf. Sci. 2021, 537, 147848.


Donor Functionalized Iron(II) N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions

R. Lopes, A. Raya‐Barón, M.P. Robalo, C. Vinagreiro, S. Barroso, M.J. Romão, I. Fernández, M.M. Pereira, B. Royo

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 1, 22.


Complexation of Environmentally and Biologically Relevant Metals with Bifunctional 3-hydroxy-4-pyridinones

A. Irto, P. Cardiano, K. Chand, R.M. Cigala, F. Crea, C. De Stefano, G. Gattuso, S. Sammartano M.A. Santos

J. Mol. Liq. 2020, 319, 114349.


Therapeutic Ophthalmic Lenses: A Review

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

Pharmaceutics 2021, 13, 36.


DFT Quest of the Active Species of the Gallium-Mediated Coupling of Methylidenemalonates and Acetylenes

S.-S. Dai, L. Yang, L. Zhou, Y. Gao, R. Fang, A.M. Kirillov, L. Yang

Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 995.


Synthesis and Catalytic Reactivity of Cobalt Pincer Nitrosyl Hydride Complexes 

J. Pecak, S. Fleissner, L.F. Veiros, E. Pittenauer, B. Stöger, K. Kirchner

Organometallics 2021, 40, 278.


Pool Boiling of Nanofluids on Biphilic Surfaces: An Experimental and Numerical Study  

E. Freitas, P. Pontes, R. Cautela, V. Bahadur, J. Miranda, A.P.C. Ribeiro, R.R. Souza, J.D. Oliveira, J.B. Copetti, R. Lima, J.E. Pereira, A.L.N. Moreira, A.S. Moita

Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 125.


Corrosion and Corrosion-Fatigue Synergism on the Base Metal and Nugget Zone of the 2524-T3 Al Alloy Joined by FSW Process  

J.A. Moreto, M.S. dos Santos, M.O.A. Ferreira, G.S. Carvalho, R.V. Gelamo, I.V. Aoki, M. Taryba, W.W. Bose Filho, J.C.S. Fernandes

Corros. Sci. 2021, 182, 109253.


Multifunctionality in an Ion-Exchanged Porous Metal-Organic Framework  

S.M.F. Vilela, J.A.R. Navarro, P. Barbosa, R.F. Mendes, G. Pérez-Sánchez, H. Nowell, D. Ananias, F. Figueiredo, J.R.B. Gomes, J.P.C. Tomé, F.A.A. Paz

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1365.


Therapeutic Potential of Vanadium Complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline Ligands, Quo Vadis? Fate of Complexes in Cell Media and Cancer Cells  

P. Nunes, I. Correia, I. Cavaco, F. Marques, T. Pinheiro, F. Avecilla, J.C. Pessoa

J. Inorg. Biochem. 2021, 217, 111350.


Ionic Liquids for CO2 Capture and Reduction  

M.E. Zakrzewska

C 2021, 7, 6.


Oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural on Supported Ag, Au, Pd and Bimetallic Pd-Au Catalysts: Effect of the Support  

D. German, E. Pakrieva, E. Kolobova, S.A.C. Carabineiro, M. Stucchi, A. Villa, L. Prati, N. Bogdanchikova, V. Cortés Corberán, A. Pestryakov

Catalysts 2021, 11, 115.


Spectroelectrochemical Properties and Catalytic Activity in Cyclohexane Oxidation of the Hybrid Zr/Hf-Phthalocyaninate-Capped Nickel(II) and Iron(II) tris-Pyridineoximates and Their Precursors  

Y.Z. Voloshin, S.V. Dudkin, S.A. Belova, D. Gherca, D. Samohvalov, C.-M. Manta, M.-A. Lungan, S.M. Meier-Menches, P. Rapta, D. Darvasiová, M. Malček, A.J.L. Pombeiro, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, V.B. Arion

Molecules 2021, 26, 336.


Simultaneous Presence of Open Metal Sites and Amine Groups on a 3D Dy(III)-Metal-Organic Framework Catalyst for Mild and Solvent-Free Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates  

R. Abazari, S. Sanati, A. Morsali, A.M. Kirillov, A.M.Z. Slawin, C.L. Carpenter-Warren

Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 2056.


Recent Developments in Molecular Sensor Designs for Inorganic Pyrophosphate Detection and Biological Imaging  

S. Anbu, A. Paul, G.J. Stasiuk, A.J.L. Pombeiro

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 431, 213744.


Exploratory Study on Lercanidipine Hydrochloride Polymorphism: pH-Dependent Solubility Behavior and Simulation of its Impact on Pharmacokinetics  

I.A. Repin, R. Loebenberg, J. DiBella, A.C.L. Conceição, M.E. Minas da Piedade, H.G. Ferraz, M.G. Issa, N.A. Bou-Chacra, C.F.M. Ermida, G.L.B. de Araujo

AAPS PharmSciTech 2021, 22, 54.


Electrosynthesis of Polydopamine-Ethanolamine Films for the Development of Immunosensing Interfaces  

L.C. Almeida, T. Frade, R.D. Correia, Y. Niu, G. Jin, J.P. Correia, A.S. Viana

Sci. Rep. 2021, 11, 2237.


Thermal and Light Stability of Anthocyanins from Strawberry By-Products Non-Encapsulated and Encapsulated with Inulin  

J. Gomes, C. Serrano, C. Oliveira, A. Dias, M. Moldão

Acta Sci. Pol. Technol. Aliment.  2021, 20, 79.


Highly Active Organosulfonic Aryl-Silica Nanoparticles as Efficient Catalysts for Biomass Derived Biodiesel and Fuel Additives

A.F. Peixoto, M.M.A. Soliman, T.V. Pinto, S.M. Silva, P. Costa, E.C.B.A. Alegria, C. Freire

Biomass Bioenerg. 2021, 145, 105936.



Latest Book Chapters

Recent advances in the synthesis of nitrogen compounds from biomass derivatives 

A.C. Fernandes

In "Methodologies in Amine Synthesis"

Editor: A. Ricci, L. Bernardi; Wiley-VCH, Weinheim , 2021, Chapter 9, 341-376.

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