Maria Margarida Feitor Pintão Moreno Antunes
  Post-doc Fellowship  
   
  extension: 24791  
  e-mail: margarida.antunes@ua.pt  
  departament: Chemistry  
  office: Laboratório 29.3.19  
   
  supervisor: Anabela Tavares Aguiar Valente  
  co-supervisor: Martyn Pillinger  
  research group:
G1 - Inorganic Functional Nanomaterials and Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
G4 - Biorefineries, Biobased Materials and Recycling
 
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/margaridaantunes  
     
Academic Qualifications

Degree: PhD in Chemistry 

Institution: University of Aveiro

Conclusion date: December 19th, 2012

Title: Catalytic routes to convert saccharides into furanic aldehydes

Classification: Approved (without a qualitative grade)

 

Degree: MASTER OF SCIENCES in Chemistry of Natural Products

Institution: University of Aveiro

Conclusion date: July 24 th, 2008

Title: Synthesis of new compounds of the type of 1,5-benzodiazepines

Classification: Approved (without a qualitative grade)

 

Degree: LICENTIATE in Industrial Chemistry, branch of Chemical Control of Quality

Institution: Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra

Date of conclusion: September 23 th, 2004

Title: " Study of the polymorphism of Erythritol and Threitol using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Thermomicroscopy"

Classification: 14 values (in a scale from 1 to 20).

Previous and current scientific and/or professional activities

May, 1st 2013 until now: 

- Post-doc research fellow with the reference SFRH/BPD/89068/2012

- Supervisors: Doctor Anabela Valente and Doctor Martyn Pillinger

- Institution: CICECO, University of Aveiro

- Research work plan: Bifunctional acid-oxidation catalysts for synthesizing bio-derived 2,5-diformylfuran

 

January 14th to April 30th, 2013

- Research fellow (BI(M) grant from CICECO: BI/UI89/4213/2013

-Supervisors: Doctor Anabela Valente and Doctor Martyn Pillinger

- Institution: CICECO, University of Aveiro

- Research work plan: Valorisation of saccharides via catalytic routes

 

January 1st, 2010 to December 19th, 2012

- PhD fellow (FCT-SFRH/BD/61648/2009)

- Supervisors: Doctor Anabela Valente and Doctor Martyn Pillinger

- Institution: CICECO, University of Aveiro

- Research work plan: Design of ordered micro/mesoporous solid acid catalysts for the conversion of saccharides into furanic derivatives

 

October 13th, 2009 to December 31th 2009

- Research fellow (BI(M): BI/UI89/4213/2009)

- Supervisors: Doctor Anabela Valente and Doctor Martyn Pillinger

- Institution: CICECO, University of Aveiro

- Research workplan: Catalytic properties of hybrid polymers based on molybdenum oxides with organic ligands

 

October 1st, 2008 to September 30th, 2009

- Research fellow (PTDC/QUI/1198/2006)

- Supervisors: Doctor Anabela Valente and Doctor Martyn Pillinger

- Institution: CICECO, University of Aveiro

- Research workplan: Ansa-bridged organorhenium (VII) oxides and their application as homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts

 

October 23th, 2006 to July 2008

- M.Sc. fellow in Chemistry of Natural Products

- Supervisors: Prof. Doctor Artur Silva and Doctor Diana Pinto

- Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro

- Research plan: Synthesis of new compounds of the type of 1,5-benzodiazepines

 

October 19 th, 2004 to January 19th, 2005

- Internship volunteer: Chemical Analyst

- Institution: CCDRC (Laboratory of Coordination and Regional Development Center)

- Analytical quality control for quality assurance

 

September 2003 to September 2004

- Scientific apprenticeship, with the final classification of 17 (in a scale from 1 to 20).

- Scientific supervisor: Doctor Ermelinda Eusébio

- Institution: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra

- Research work plan: Study of the polymorphism of Erythritol and Threitol using differential scanning calorimetry and thermomicroscopy

Current investigation interests

Preparation and characterisation of porous inorganic materials possessing catalytic properties for application in the valorisation of renewable biomass. In particular, solid acids for the hydrolysis/dehydration of saccharides to furanic aldehydes (furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural), or in the alcoholysis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural into levulinate esters or furanic ethers, or yet in the one-pot conversion of furfural to GVL by acid and reduction catalytic transfer hydrogenation reactions.

Solid state characterisation techniques such as, powder X-ray diffraction, MAS NMR, vibrational spectroscopy, electronic microscopy,measurements of gas adsorption isotherms for determining texture parameters,thermal analyses for investigation the physico-chemical properties of heterogeneous catalysts.

Application of ionic liquids as solvents and/or catalysts in liquid-phase catalytic processes.

Development and optimisation of analytical techniques such as, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC), for monitoring the evolution of catalytic reactions involving multicomponent mixtures of organic products. Employment of 2D gas chromatography (GCxGC) combined with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ToFMS).

Other skills

- Application of metal-organic complexes or polymers in the liquid-phase catalytic
oxidation of olefins using metal-organic complexes.

 -Synthesis of natural organic compounds.

- Alcoholysis of styrene oxide into b-alkoxy alcohol products (intermediates used in organic and inorganic synthesis) and in the acetalization of benzaldehyde to useful products for manufacturing perfumes and flavours, pharmaceuticals, plasticizers, food additives and others, in the presence of a 1-dimensional lanthanide organic coordination polymer.

Scientific papers of SCI

18- Patrícia Neves, Patrícia A. Russo, Auguste Fernandes, Margarida M. Antunes, João Farinha, Martyn Pillinger, Maria Filipa Ribeiro, José E. Castanheiro, Anabela A. Valente, “Mesoporous zirconia-based mixed oxides as versatile acid catalysts for producing bio-additives from furfuryl alcohol and glycerol”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 487 (2014) 148-157.

17- Patrícia A. Russo, Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia Neves, Paul V. Wiper, E. Fazio, F. Neri, F. Barreca, L. Mafra, M. Pillinger, N. Pinna, Anabela A. Valente, “Mesoporous carbon-silica solid acid catalysts for producing useful bio-products within the sugar-platform of biorefineries”, Green Chemistry, 16 (2014) 4292-4305.

16- Patrícia A. Russo, Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia Neves, Paul V. Wiper, E. Fazio, F. Neri, F. Barreca, L. Mafra, M. Pillinger, N. Pinna, Anabela A. Valente, “Solid acids with SO3H groups and tunable surface properties: versatile catalysts for biomass conversion”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (2014) 11813-11824. 

15- Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia A. Russo, Paul V. Wiper, Jacinto M. Veiga, Martyn Pillinger, Luís Mafra, Dmitry V. Evtuguin, Nicola Pinna, Anabela A. Valente, “ Sulfonated graphene oxide as an effective catalyst for converting 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furfural into biofuels”, ChemSusChem 7 (2014) 804-812.

14- Patrícia Neves, Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia A. Russo, Joana P. Abrantes, S. Lima, A. Fernandes, M. Pillinger, Sílvia M. Rocha, M. Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente, “Production of biomass-derived furanic ethers and levulinate esters using heterogeneous acid catalysts”. Green Chemistry 15 (2013) 3367-3376. 

13- Luís R. Ferreira, Sérgio Lima, Patrícia Neves, Margarida M. Antunes, Síliva M. Rocha, Martyn Pillinger, Inês Portugal, Anabela A. Valente, “ Aqueous-phase reactions of pentoses in the presence of nanocrystalline zeolite beta: identification of by-products and kinetic modelling”. Chemical Engineering Journal 215-216 (2013) 772-783.

12- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Joana Candeias, Martyn Pillinger, Silvia M. Rocha, Maria F. Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente, “ Catalytic dehydration of D-xylose to 2-furaldehyde in the presence of Zr-(W, Al) mixed oxides. Tracing by-products using two-dimensional gas chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry”. Catalysis Today. 195 (2012) 127-135.

11- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, “ Coupling of nanoporous chromium, aluminium containing silicates with an ionic liquid for the transformation of glucose into 5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde”. Molecules. 17 (2012) 3690-3707.

10- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Maria F. Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente, “ Aqueous-phase dehydration of xylose to furfural int he presence of MCM-22 and ITQ-2 solid acid catalysts”. Applied Catalysis A: General. 417-418 (2012) 243-252.

9- Sérgio Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, “Ionic liquids as tools for the acid-catalysed hydrolysis/dehydration of saccharides to furanic aldehydes”. ChemCatChem. 3 (2011) 1686-1706 (REVIEW ARTICLE).

8-Ana C. Coelho, Mariela Nolasco, Salete S. Balula, Margarida M. Antunes, Claudia C. L. Pereira, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Jacek Klinowski, Isabel S. Gonçalves, “Chemistry and catalytic activity of molybdenum(VI)-pyrazolylpyridine complexes in olefin epoxidation. Crystal structures of monomeric dioxo, dioxo-m-oxo and oxodiperoxo derivatives”. Inorganic Chemistry. 50 (2011) 525-538.  

7- Sérgio Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Maria Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente, “ Catalytic cyclodehydration of xylose to furfural in the presence of zeolite H-Beta and a micro/mesoporous Beta/TUD-1 composite material”. Applied Catalysis A: General. 388 (2010) 141-148.

 6- Ana C. Coelho, Salete S. Balula, Margarida M. Antunes, Tsvetelina I. Gerganova, Nicolas Bion, Paula Ferreira, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, João Rocha, Isabel S. Gonçalves, “Complexation of crystal-like mesoporous phenylene-silica with Cr(CO)3 and catalytic performance in the oxidation of cyclooctene”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 332 (2010) 13-18.

 5- Marta Abrantes, Tatiana Amarante, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandro Gago, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Irene Margiolaki, Alírio E. Rodrigues, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves, "Synthesis, structure and catalytic performance in cyclooctene epoxidation of a molybdenum oxide/bipyridine hybrid material: {[MoO3(bipy)][MoO3(H2O)]}n". Inorganic Chemistry. 49 (2010) 6865-6873.

4-Sérgio Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Maria Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente, “Acid-catalysed conversion of saccharides into furanic aldehydes in the presence of three-dimensional mesoporous Al-TUD-1”. Molecules. 15 (2010) 3863-3877.

3- Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes , Margarida M. Antunes, Martyn Pillinger, Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente, “Dehydration of xylose into furfural in the presence of crystalline microporous silicoaluminophosphates”. Catalysis Letters. 135 (2010) 41-47.

2-Marta Abrantes, Patrícia Neves, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandra Gago, Filipe A. A.lmeida Paz, Alírio E. Rodrigues, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Carlos M. Silva, Anabela A. Valente: “Microwave-assisted molybdenum-catalysed epoxidation of olefins”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 320 (2010) 19-26.

1-Sérgio Lima, Patrícia Neves, Maria M. Antunes, Martyn Pillinger, Nikolai Ignatyev, Anabela A. Valente: “Conversion of mono/di/polysaccharides into furan compounds using 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium ionic liquids”. Applied Catalysis A: General.  363 (2009) 93-99

Other publication

-Highlighting CICECO Science: The Associate Laboratory Review 2013; Catalysis and Separation: “Targeting bio-derived chemicals by tunning the properties of solid acid catalysts”, Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Patrícia Neves, Patrícia Russo, Paul V. Wiper, Auguste Fernandes, Luís R. Ferreira, Joana P. Abrantes; Jacinto M. Veiga; Martyn Pillinger, L. Mafra, Inês Portugal, Dimitry V. Evtuguin, N. Pinna, Sílivia M. Rocha, Maria F. Ribeiro and Anabela A. Valente, 41-42.

- Techonology news (Reference to our ChemSusChem 2014): J Evans, “Graphene catalyst: “Wonder material makes wonder biofuel catalyst”, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 8 (2014) 301. DOI: 10.1002/bbb

Brochure of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany: http://www.merck-chemicals.com/ionic-liquids-brochures/c_qAGb.s1OHEIAAAEh2AURLYY3 - “Fine Chemistry” (Conversion of mono/di/polysaccharides into furan compounds; WO 2007/014613): Sérgio Lima, Patrícia Neves, Margarida M. Antunes, Martyn Pillinger, N. Ignatyev, Anabela A. Valente, “Conversion of mono/di/polysaccharides into furan compounds” (WO 2007/014613)

Oral comunications

2- Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia A. Russo, Paul V. Wiper, Jacinto M. Veiga, Martyn Pillinger, Luís Mafra, Dmitry V. Evtuguin, Nicola Pinna, Anabela A. Valente. “Sulfonated graphene oxide as catalyst for the production of biofuels”. ANM2014- 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, 2-4 July, 2014.

1- Margarida M. Antunes, “Polysaccharides conversion into furan compounds in the presence of ionic liquids-STATE OF THE ART”, within a confidential disclosure agreement (all studies, analysis, copies and non-public information) between the group of University of Aveiro (A. A. Valente, CICECO) and Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany (Nikolai Ignatyev, Head of the Ionic Liquids Research Laboratory), University of Aveiro, 4 th December 2009

 

Poster Conferences

23- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Maria
Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “Aqueous Phase Dehydration of D-xylose in the
Presence of MCM-22 and ITQ-2 as catalysts”. IX Encontro Nactional de Catálise e
Materiais Porosos. Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Porto. 6-7 May
2013

22- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente. “
Dehydration of Glucose to 5-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-furaldehyde in the Presence of
Nanoporous Chromium, Aluminium-Silicates with [Bmim]Cl”. X Jornadas CICECO.
University of Aveiro. Aveiro. 18-19 April 2013

21- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Joana Candeias, Martyn Pillinger, Silvia M. Rocha, Maria Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “Catalytic Dehydration of Xylose to Furfural in the Presence of Zr(W, Al) Mixed oxides”. Symposium in Honour of Prof. Râmoa Ribeiro- Catalysis: From the Active Site to the Process. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa. 8-9 October 2012.

20- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente.
“Coupling of Nanoporous Chromium, Aluminium-Containing Silicates with an Ionic
Liquid for the Transformation of Glucose into 5-(Hydroxymethyl)2-Furaldehyde”.
Symposium in Honour of Prof. Râmoa Ribeiro- Catalysis: From the Active Site to the Process. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa.8-9 October 2012.

19- Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Maria
Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “ Tridimensional Mesoporous Al-TUD-1 as Solid
Acid Catalyst in the Hydrolysis/Dehydration Reactions of Saccharides into Furfural and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural”. IX Jornadas CICECO. University of Aveiro. Aveiro. 2-3 May 2012.

18-Sérgio Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, Auguste Fernandes, J. Candeias, Martyn Pillinger, S. M. Rocha, Maria Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “ Catalytic Dehydration of D-Xylose to 2-Furaldehyde in the Presence of Zr-(W, Al) Mixed Oxides”. IX Jornadas CICECO. University of Aveiro, Aveiro 2-3 May 2012.

17-Tatiana R. Amarante, Marta Abrantes, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandra Gago, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves.”
Molybdenum Oxide/Bipyridine Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Stucture and Catalytic
Studies”. 1º Encontro Nacional dos Utilizadores da Radiação de Sincrotrão. Lisboa,
Portugal. 16 January 2012.

16-Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Filipa Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “Aluminosilicates and silicoaluminophosphates as catalysts for the production of furfural”. 1st International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries (CATBIOR). Torremolinos, Malága, Spain, 2-5 October 2011.

15-Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernades, Martyn Pillinger, Filipa
Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “ Conversion of Saccharides into Furanic Aldehydes in the Presence of the Three-Dimensional Acid Catalyst Al-TUD-1”. EuropaCat X, Glasgow, Scotland. 28 August-2 September 2011.

14-Tatiana R. Amarante, Marta Abrantes, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandra Gago, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves. “
Molybdenum Oxide/Bipyridine Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic
Studies”.International Union of Crystallography, IUCr XXII Congress and General
Assembly, Madrid, Spain. 22-30 August 2011.

13-Marta Abrantes, Tatiana R. Amarante, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandra Gago, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, I. Margiolaki, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S.
Gonçalves. “Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Performance of a Mo VI Oxide/
Bipyridine Hybrid Material”.XXII Encontro Nacional SPQ, Braga, Portugal. 3-6 July
2011.

12-Margarida M. Antunes, Sérgio Lima, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Filipa
Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “ Microporous Silicoaluminophosphates as Catalysts in the Production of Furfural”. VIII Jornadas CICECO. University of Aveiro, Aveiro. 17-18 March 2011.

11-Sérgio Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, Auguste Fernandes, Martyn Pillinger, Filipa
Ribeiro, Anabela A. Valente. “Catalytic Cyclodehydration of Xylose to Furfural in the
presence of Zeolite H-Beta and a Micro/Mesoporous Beta/TUD-1 Composite”. VIII
Jornadas CICECO. University of Aveiro, Aveiro 17-18 March 2011.

10-Tatiana R. Amarante, Marta Abrantes, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandra Gago, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves. “Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Performance in Cyclooctene Epoxidation of a Molybdenum Oxide/Bipyridine Hybrid Material”.VIII Jornadas CICECO. University of Aveiro, Aveiro. 17-18 March 2011.

9- Margarida M. Antunes, S. Lima, A. Fernandes, M. Pillinger, F. Ribeiro, A. A. Valente. “Dehydration of Xylose into Furfural in the Presence of Crystalline Microporous Silicoaluminophosphates”.3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Nürnberg, Germany. 29 August-2 September 2010.

8-P. Neves, M. Abrantes, Margarida M. Antunes, S. Gago, F. A. Almeida Paz, A. E.
Rodrigues, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente. “ Microwave-
Assisted Molybdenum- Catalysed Epoxidation of Olefins”.3rd EuCheMS Chemistry
Congress, Nürnberg, Germany. 29 August-2 September 2010.

7-Tatiana R. Amarante, Marta Abrantes, Margarida M. Antunes, Sandra Gago, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves. “Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Performance in Cyclooctene Epoxidation of a Molybdenum Oxide/Bipyridine Hybrid Material"MOLMAT 2010 Conference, Montpellier, France. 5-8 July 2010.

6-A.A. Valente, S. Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, P. Neves, M. Pillinger, N. Ignatyev. “Conversion of Saccharides into Furanic Aldehydes Using 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium Hydrogen Sulfate”.International Conference Catalysis for Renewable Sources: Fuel,Energy, Chemicals, Tsars Village, St. Petersburg, Russia.28 June-2 July 2010.

5-Sérgio Lima, Margarida M. Antunes, Patrícia Neves, Martyn Pillinger, Nikolai Ignatyev, Anabela A. Valente. “ Conversion of Mono/Di/Polysaccharides into Furan Compounds using Ionic Liquids”.VII Jornadas CICECO. Univeristy of Aveiro, Aveio.28-29 January 2010.

4-P. Neves, M. Abrantes, Margarida M. Antunes, S. Gago, F. A. Almeida Paz, A. E.
Rodrigues, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente. “ Microwave-
Assisted Molybdenum- Catalysed Epoxidation of Olefins”.VII Jornadas CICECO.
University of Aveiro, Aveiro 28-29 January 20.

3-M. Margarida F. P. M. Antunes, Diana C. G. A. Pinto, Artur M. S. Silva, José A. S.
Cavaleiro. “Synthesis of New 1-Acetyl-2-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)-4-Styryl-1H-Benzo[b][1,5]-Diazepines”.1º Encontro Nacional de Química Medicinal, Porto(Portugal). 13-15 November 2008.

2-M. Margarida F. P. M. Antunes, Diana C. G. A. Pinto, Artur M. S. Silva, José A. S.
Cavaleiro,“5-Aryl-3-Hydroxy-1-(2-Hydroxyaryl)-2,4-Pentadien-1-Ones as 1,5-Benzodiazepine Precursors”. 23 rd European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry,
Antwerp, Belgium 9-13 September 2008

1-Luciana I. N. Tomé, A. J. Lopes Jesus, M. Margarida F. P. M. Antunes, Teresa M. R.Maria, M. Luísa P. Leitão, M. Ermelinda S. Eusébio, J. S. Redinha. “A Calorimetric
Study of Erythritol”. 8th International Conference on Pharmacy and Applied Physical Chemistry, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. 26-29 September 2004





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