Ana Catarina Costa Gomes Alves
  Post-doc Fellowship  
   
  phone: + Ext 24966  
  e-mail: agomes1@ua.pt  
  departament: Chemistry  
  office: +351 234 370 200 + Ext 24966  
   
  supervisor: Martyn Pillinger  
  co-supervisor: Isabel Maria de Sousa Gonçalves  
  research group: G1 - Inorganic Functional Nanomaterials and Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
 
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/anagomes  
     
short CV

February 2010 to present: post-doctoral associate under the supervision of Professor Isabel Gonçalves and Doctor Martyn Pillinger.

October 2005- November 2009: PhD in chemistry in the group of Prof. Simon Duckett, University of York, United Kingdom.

Teaching activity

October 2005- October 2008: Inorganic Chemistry (laboratory classes), Chemistry (laboratory classes) and Mathematics (tutorials) during 300 hours, University of York, United Kingdom.

scientific interests

-Synthesis and characterization of organic ligands, organometallic complexes.

-Immobilization of inorganic/organometallic complexes in MCM-41, cyclodextrines and layered double hydroxides and respective characterization.

present research group
  • Professor Isabel Gonçalves
  • Doctor Martyn Pillinger
  • DoctorTatiana Amarante
main present collaborators

CICECO

  • Doctor Filipe Paz
  • Doctor Anabela Valente
  • Doctor Patrícia Neves
  • Doctor Sofia Bruno
  • Doctor Paula Ferreira
  • Clara Magalhães

Other portuguese institutions

  • Professor Carlos Romão (ITQB-UNL)
  • Doctor Carla Gamelas (Politécnico de Setúbal)
  • Doctor André D. Lopes (University of the Algarve)
  • Doctor Salete Balula (University of Porto)
  • Doctor Luis Cunha Silva (University of Porto)
  • Ana Luísa Costa (University of Coimbra)
Selected publications

Carbonyl and Oxomolybdenum complexes as (pre)catalysts for epoxidation of olefins or isomerisation of alpha-pinene oxide

                Epoxidation of olefins

  • Oxidomolybdenum complexes for acid catalysis using alcohols as solvents and reactants, A. C. Gomes, P. Neves, L. Cunha-Silva, A. A. Valente, I. S. Gonçalves and M. Pillinger, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C5CY02052B 
  • Synthesis of the hybrid material [Mo3O9(2-[3(5)-pyrazolyl]pyridine)]n by hydrolysis of a dichlorodioxomolybdenum(VI) precursor: Structural elucidation and catalytic properties in olefin epoxidation, T. R. Amarante, P. Neves, A. C. Gomes, M. M. Nolasco, P. Ribeiro-Claro, A. C. Coelho, A. A. Valente, F. A. Almeida Paz, S. Smeets, L. B. McCusker, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 2652-2665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic403033j
  • A dinuclear oxo-bridged molybdenum(VI) complex containing a bidentate pyrazolylpyridine ligand: structure, characterization and catalytic performance for olefin epoxidation, T. R. Amarante, A. C. Gomes, P. Neves, F. A. Almeida Paz, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2013, 32, 59–63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2013.03.28
  • Tris(pyrazolyl)methane Molybdenum Tricarbonyl Complexes as Catalyst Precursors for Olefin Epoxidation, A. C. Gomes, P. Neves, S. Figueiredo, J. A. Fernandes, A. A. Valente, F. A. Almeida Paz, M. Pillinger, A. D. Lopes, I.  S. Gonçalves, J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem2013, 370, 64-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2012.12.010
  • Bis(pyrazolyl)methanetetracarbonyl-molybdenum(0) as Catalyst Precursor for Olefin Epoxidation, S. Figueiredo, A. C. Gomes, J. A. Fernandes, F. A. Almeida Paz, A. D. Lopes, J.  P. Lourenço, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 723, 56-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2012.09.019
  • Molybdenum(II) Diiodo-Tricarbonyl Complexes Containing Nitrogen Donor Ligands as Catalyst Precursors for the Epoxidation of Methyl Oleate, C. A. Gamelas, P. Neves, A. C. Gomes, A. A. Valente, C. C. Romão, I. S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Catal. Lett. 2012, 142, 1218-1224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10562-012-0890-5 
  •  Synthesis, Structural Elucidation and Application of a Pyrazolylpyridine-Molybdenum Oxide Composite as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Olefin Epoxidation, S. Figueiredo, A. C. Gomes, P. Neves, T. R. Amarante, F. A. Almeida Paz, R. Soares, A. D. Lopes, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 8629–8635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic301405r
  • Epoxidation of olefins using a dichlorodioxomolybdenum(VI)-pyridylimine  complex as catalyst, S. S. Balula, S. M. Bruno, A. C. Gomes, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, D. J. Macquarrie and J. H. Clark, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2012, 387, 234-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2012.01.029 
  • Molybdenum(VI) Catalysts obtained from Eta-3-Allyl Dicarbonyl Precursors: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Performance in Cyclooctene Epoxidation, C. A. Gamelas, A. C. Gomes, S. M. Bruno, F. A. Almeida Paz, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, C. C. Romão, I. S. Gonçalves, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 3474-3484. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2DT11751G
  • Heterogenepous oxidation catalysts formed in situ from molybdenum tetracarbonyl complexes and tert-butyl hydroperoxide, P. Neves, T. R. Amarante, A. C. Gomes, A. C. Coelho, S. Gago, M. Pillinger, I.S. Gonçalves, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente, Appl. Catal. A, Gen. 2011, 395, 71-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2011.01.029

Isomerization of α-Pinene Oxide

  • Application of an Indenyl Molybdenum Dicarbonyl Complex in the Isomerisation of α-Pinene Oxide to Campholenic Aldehyde, S. Bruno, A. C. Gomes, C. A. Gamelas, M. Abrantes, M. Conceição Oliveira, A. A. Valente, F. A. Almeida Paz, M. Pillinger, C. C. Romão, I. S. Gonçalves, New J. Chem. 2014, 38, 3172-3180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4NJ00371C
  • Isomerisation of a-pinene oxide in the presence of indenyl allyl dicarbonyl molybdenum(II) and tungsten(II) complexes,S. M. Bruno, C. A. Gamelas, A. C. Gomes, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, C. C. Romão, I. S. Gonçalves, Catal. Commun. 2012, 23, 58-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2012.03.006

Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica

  • Post-Synthetic Modification of Crystal-Like Periodic Mesoporous Phenylene-Silica with Ferrocenyl Groups , A. C. Gomes, M. A. O. Lourenço, S. M. Bruno, P. Ferreira, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 751, 501-507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.10.022
  • Preparation of Crystal-Like Periodic Mesoporous Phenylene-Silica Derivatized with Ferrocene and its Application as a Catalyst for the Oxidation of Styrene, A. C. Gomes, M. J. Ferreira, S. M. Bruno, N. Bion, P. Ferreira, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, J. Rocha, I. S. Gonçalves, Dalton  Trans. 2013, 42, 14612-14620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3DT51931G

Layered double hydroxides 

  • An Indigo Carmine-Based Hybrid Nanocomposite with Supramolecular Control of Dye Aggregation and Photobehavior, A.L. Costa, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, I.S. Gonçalves, J.S. Seixas de Melo,  Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 12069-12078. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201501344
  • Controlling the Fluorescence Behavior of 1-Pyrenesulfonate by Cointercalation with a Surfactant in a Layered Double Hydroxide, A. L. Costa, A. C. Gomes,  M. Pillinger, I. S.  Gonçalves,  J.  Seixas de Melo,  Langmuir 2015, 31, 4769-4778. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00063
  • Catalytic olefin epoxidation with a carboxylic acid-functionalized cyclopentadienyl molybdenum tricarbonyl complex, A. C. Gomes, S. M. Bruno, M. Abrantes, C. I. R. Magalhães, I. S. Gonçalves, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 760, 205-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.10.037
  • Intercalation of a Molybdenum(0)-Tetracarbonyl-Bipyridine Complex in a Layered Double Hydroxide, A. C. Gomes, S. M. Bruno, A. A. Valente, I. S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.04.046
  • Intercalation of a Molybdenum Eta-3-Allyl Dicarbonyl Complex in a Layered Double Hydroxide and Catalytic Performance in Olefin Epoxidation, A. C. Gomes, S. M. Bruno, C. A. Gamelas, A. A. Valente, M. Abrantes, I. S. Gonçalves, C. C. Romão, M. Pillinger, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 8231-8240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3DT50132A

Cyclodextrines

  • Synthesis and Characterization of CpMo(CO)3(CH2PhCO2CH3) and its Inclusion Compounds with Methylated Cyclodextrins. Applications in Olefin Epoxidation Catalysis, A. C. Gomes, S. M. Bruno, C. Tomé, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, M. Abrantes, I. S. Gonçalves, J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 730, 116-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2012.12.019

MCM-41 

  •  Epoxidation of cyclooctene using soluble or MCM-41-supported molybdenum tetracarbonyl-pyridylimine complexes as catalysts precursors, A. C. Gomes, S. M. Bruno, S. Gago, R. P. Lopes, D. A. Machado, A. P. Carminatti, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, J. Organomet. Chem.  2011,  696, 3543-3550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2011.07.040

MOFs 

  • Incorporation of a dioxomolybdenum(VI) complex in a ZrIV-based metal-organic framework and its application in catalytic olefin epoxidation, P. Neves, A. C. Gomes, T. R. Amarante, F. A. Almeida Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, A. A. Valente, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2015, 202, 106-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2014.09.046
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks Assembled from Bisphosphonates and Lanthanides, S. M. F. Vilela, D. Ananias, J. A. Fernandes, P. Silva, A. C. Gomes, N. J. O. Silva, M. O. Rodrigues, J. P. C. Tomé, A. A. Valente, P. Ribeiro-Claro, L. D. Carlos, J. Rocha, F. A. Almeida Paz, J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 3311-3327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3TC32114B
  • Multi-Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks Assembled from a Tripodal Organic Ligand, S. M. F. Vilela, D. Ananias, A. C. Gomes, A. A. Valente, L. D. Carlos, J. A. S. Cavaleiro, J. Rocha, J. P. C. Tomé, F. A. A. Paz, J. Mater. Chem. C 2012, 22, 18354-18371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2JM32501B
  • Thermal Transformation of a Layered Multifunctional Network into a Metal-organic Framework Based on a Polymeric Organic Linker, P. Silva, F. Vieira, A. C. Gomes, D. Ananias, J. A. Fernandes, S. M. Bruno, R. Soares, A. A. Valente, J. Rocha, F. A. Almeida Paz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15120-15138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja205243w 

Photoluminescence studies

  • Crystal structure and photoluminescence properties of a dimeric europium(III) β-diketonate complex containing [3-(2-pyridyl)-1-pyrazolyl]acetic acid, A. C. Coelho, A. C. Gomes, J. A. Fernandes, F. A. Almeida Paz, S. S. Braga, L. Rino, L. Pereira, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 1284-1288. Doi:10.1002/ejic.201301520.

Hydrolysis of Phosphoester

  • Promotion of phosphoester hydrolysis by the ZrIV-based metal-organic framework UiO-67, P. Nunes, A. C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, M. Abrantes, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2015, 208, 21-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.01.16
  • Use of organo-molybdenum compounds for promoted hydrolysis of phosphoester bonds in aqueous media, A. C. Gomes, C. A. Gamelas, J. A. Fernandes, F. A. Almeida Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, C. C. Romão, M. Abrantes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 20143681–3689. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201402071 
  • Promotion of phosphoester hydrolysis by MoO2Cl2L (L=bipyridine derivatives, H2O, no ligand), MoO2(CH3)2L (L=bipyridine derivatives) and related inorganic-organic hybrids in aqueous media,A.  C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, P. Nunes, I. S. Gonçalves, M. Abrantes, J. Organomet. Chem. 2014, 760, 42-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.12.029

Oxidative desulfurization

  • Desulfurization of model diesel by ionic liquid extraction coupled with catalytic oxidation using a zinc-substituted polyoxometalate encapsulated in MIL-101(Cr),  D. Julião, A. C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, L. Cunha-Silva, B. de Castro, I. S. Gonçalves, S. S. Balula, Fuel Processing Technology 2015, 131, 78–86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2014.10.030
  • Catalytic oxidative desulfurization systems based on Keggin phosphotungstate and Metal-Organic Framework MIL-101, S. Ribeiro, A. D. S. Barbosa, A. C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, L. Cunha-Silva, and S. S. Balula, Fuel Processing Technology 2013, 116, 350–357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2013.07.011

 

 





 
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