Ana Sofia Madureira Bruno
  Post-doc Fellowship  
   
  phone: 234 370 200  
  extension: 24966 (Gab) / 24794 (Lab)  
  e-mail: sbruno@ua.pt  
  departament: Chemistry  
  office: 29.3.24 (Gab) / 29.3.19 (Lab)  
   
  supervisor: Isabel Maria de Sousa Gonçalves  
  co-supervisor: Anabela Tavares Aguiar Valente  
  research group:
G1 - Inorganic Functional Nanomaterials and Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
G5 - Biomedical and Biomimetic Materials
 
  direct url: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/sbruno  
     
Short CV
  • Post-doctoral associate under the supervision of Professor Isabel Gonçalves and Dr. Anabela Tavares Valente, in the subject "Preparation of fine chemicals using molybdenum-based organometallic Lewis acids", since 2016. FCT grant SFRH/BPD/108845/2015.
  • Post-doctoral associate under the supervision of Dr. Anabela Tavares Valente and Dr. Martyn Pillinger, in the subject “Organometallic carbonyl compounds: Towards homo/heterogeneous, epoxidation/isomerisation catalysis”, 2012-2015; “Synthesis and applications of organorhenium(VII) oxides as homo/heterogeneous catalysts”, 2009-2012. FCT grant SFRH/BPD/46473/2008.
  •  X-Ray Diffraction technician at the Central Analysis Laboratory of the University of Aveiro, 2009.
  • PhD degree in Chemistry by the University of Aveiro, Department of Chemistry under the direction of Prof. Isabel Sousa Gonçalves and Prof. Paulo Ribeiro Claro, 2009. FCT grant SFRH/BD/28342/2006.
  • Graduation in Chemistry by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, 2004.

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Scientific Interests
  • Synthesis and characterization of organometallic complexes.
  • Preparation of mesoporous materials, MCM, SBA e TDU.
  • Immobilization and impregnation of organometallic oxides and carbonyl derivatives in: mesoporous materials MCM, SBA, TDU and PMO; anionic clays/layered double hydroxide (LDH); native and permethylated beta-cyclodextrins; and imidazolium or pyridinium base ionic liquids with alkyl-chains.
  • Application as (pre)catalysts in the homogeneous and heterogenous oxidation catalysis of divers substrats (e.g. olefines, aromatic hydrocarbons) or isomerization catalysis of monoterpenes.
Main present collaborators
  • Professor Isabel Gonçalves
  • Professor Paulo Ribeiro Claro
  • Professor Luís Dias Carlos
  • Professor Carlos Romão (ITQB-UNL)
  • Dr Maria Rute Sá Ferreira
  • Dr Susana Santos Braga
  • Dr Filipe Paz
  • Dr Marta Abrantes (IST-UTL)
  • Dr Carla Gamelas (ITQB-UNL)
Selected Publications

Catalytic studies of metal-free cucurbituril-based solids

  •  “Catalytic alcoholysis of epoxides using metal-free cucurbituril-based solids”, Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Gomes, Tânia S. M. Oliveira, Margarida M. Antunes, André D. Lopes, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 14 (2016) 3873-3877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ob00512h

Catalytic studies of homo/heterogeneous (pre)catalysts for acid-catalysed reactions

 Heterogeneous (pre)catalysts in microporous titanosilicate

  • "Catalytic isomerization of alfa–pinene oxide in the presence of ETS-10 supported ferricinium ions", Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Gomes, Ana C. Coelho, Paula Brandão, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, J.Organomet.Chem., 791 (2015) 66-71.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.05.026

Homogeneous (pre)catalysts

  • “Acid-catalysed epoxide ring-opening reactions promoted by organometallic complexes of the type [(η5-C5H4-R)Mo(CO)23-C3H5)] and [(η5-C5H5)Mo(CO)3(CH2R)]”, Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Gomes, Marta Abrantes, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Anabela A. Valente, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 799-800 (2015) 179-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.09.022
  • "Application of an indenyl molybdenum dicarbonyl complex in the isomerisation of alfa-pinene oxide to campholenic aldehyde", Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Gomes, Carla A. Gamelas, Marta Abrantes, Maria Conceição Oliveira, Anabela A. Valente, Filipe A.A. Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Carlos C. Romão, Isabel S. Gonçalves, New J. Chem., 38 (2014) 3172-3180.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4nj00371c
  • "Application of an indenyl molybdenum dicarbonyl complex in the isomerisation of alpha-pinene oxide to campholenic aldehyde", Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Gomes, Carla A. Gamelas, Marta Abrantes, Maria Conceição Oliveira, Anabela A. Valente, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Carlos C. Romão, Iisabel S. Gonçalves, New Journal of Chemistry, 38 (2014) 3172-3180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4nj00371c
  • "Isomerization of alfa-pinene oxide in the presence of methyltrioxorhenium(VII)", Sofia M. Bruno, Martyn Pillinger, Fritz E. Kühn, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Anabela A. Valente, Catalysis Communications, 35 (2013) 40-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2013.02.001
  • "Isomerization of alpha-pinene oxide in the presence of indenyl allyl dicarbonyl molybdenum(II) and tungsten(II) complexes", Sofia M. Bruno, Carla A. Gamelas, Ana C. Gomes, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Carlos C. Romão, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Catalysis Communications, 23 (2012) 58-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2012.03.006

 

Catalytic studies of homo/heterogeneous (pre)catalysts for olefin epoxidation

   Homogeneous (pre)catalysts

  • “Catalytic olefin epoxidation with a carboxylic acid-functionalized cyclopentadienyl molybdenum tricarbonyl complex”, Ana C. Gomes, Sofia M. Bruno, Marta Abrantes, Clara I. R. Magalhães, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 760 (2014) 205-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.10.037
  • "Epoxidation of olefins using a dichlorodioxomolybdenum(VI)-pyridylimine complex as catalyst", Salete S. Balula, Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Gomes, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Duncan J. Macquarrie, James H. Clark, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 387 (2012) 234-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2012.01.029
  • "Epoxidation of DL-limonene using an indenyl molybdenum(II) tricarbonyl complex as catalyst precursor", Marta Abrantes, Sofia M. Bruno, Cátia Tomé, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Anabela A. Valente, Catalysis Communications, 15 (2011) 64-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2011.08.015
  • "Synthesis and catalytic properties in olefin epoxidation of dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes bearing a bidentate or tetradentate salen-type ligand", Sofia M. Bruno, Salete S. Balula, Anabela A. Valente, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Carla Sousa, Jacek Klinowski, Cristina Freire, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 270 (2007) 185-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata .2007.01.050
  • "New chloro and triphenylsiloxy derivatives of dioxomolybdenum(VI) chelated with pyrazolylpyridine ligands: Catalytic applications in olefin epoxidation", Sofia M. Bruno, Cláudia C. L. Pereira, Maria S. Balula, Mariela Nolasco, Anabela A. Valente, Alan Hazell, Martyn Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 261 (2006) 79-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2006.07.064
  • "Synthesis and catalytic properties in olefin epoxidation of chiral oxazoline dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes", Sofia M. Bruno, Bernardo Monteiro, Maria S. Balula, Filipe M. Pedro, Marta Abrantes, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Fritz E. Kühn, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 260 (2006) 11-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2006.06.049

   Heterogeneous (pre)catalysts in:

        Ordered Mesoporous MCM-41

  • "Epoxidation of cyclooctene using soluble or MCM-41-supported molybdenum tetracarbonyl-pyridylimine complexes as catalyst precursors", Ana C. Gomes, Sofia M. Bruno, Sandra Gago, Rita P. Lopes, David A. Machado, Anna P. Carminatti, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 696 (2011) 3543-3550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2011.07.040
  • "Oxidation of ethylbenzene in the presence of an MCM-41-supported or ionic liquid-standing bischlorocopper(II) complex", Sandra Gago, Sofia M. Bruno, Diogo C. Queirós, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves Martyn Pillinger, Catalysis Letters, 141 (2011) 1009-1017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10562-011-0599-x
  • "Dioxomolybdenum(VI) modified mesoporous materials for the catalytic epoxidation of olefins", Sofia M. Bruno, José A. Fernandes, Luísa S. Martins, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Martyn Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, João Rocha, Anabela A. Valente, Catalysis Today, 114 (2006) 263-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2006.01.007

        Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica

  • “Post-Synthetic Modification of Crystal-Like Periodic Mesoporous Phenylene-Silica with Ferrocenyl Groups”, Ana C. Gomes, Mirtha A. O. Lourenço, Sofia M. Bruno, Paula Ferreira, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 751 (2014) 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", Ana C. Gomes, Maria J. Ferreira, Sofia M. Bruno, Nicolas Bion, Paula Ferreira, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, João Rocha, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Dalton Transactions, 42 (2013) 14612-14620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3dt51931g
  • "Grafting of molecularly ordered mesoporous phenylene-silica with molybdenum carbonyl complexes: efficient heterogeneous catalysts for the epoxidation of olefins", Ana C. Coelho, Salete S. Balula, Sofia M. Bruno, João C. Alonso, Nicolas Bion, Paula Ferreira, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, João Rocha, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 352 (2010) 1759-1769. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsc.201000042

       Layered Double Hydroxide

  • "Intercalation of a molybdenum(0)-tetracarbonyl-bipyridine complex in a layered double hydroxide", Ana C. Gomes, Sofia M. Bruno, Anabela A. Valente, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Martyn Pillinger, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 744 (2013) 53-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem. 2013.04.046
  • "Intercalation of a molybdenum eta3-allyl dicarbonyl complex in a layered double hydroxide and catalytic performance in olefin epoxidation", Ana C. Gomes, Sofia M. Bruno, Carla A. Gamelas, Anabela A. Valente, Marta Abrantes, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Carlos C. Romão, Martyn Pillinger, Dalton, 42 (2013) 8231-8240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3dt50132a

       Cyclodextrins

  • "Synthesis and characterization of CpMo(CO)3(CH2PhCO2CH3) and its inclusion compounds with methylated cyclodextrins. Applications in Olefin Epoxidation Catalysis", Ana C. Gomes, Sofia M. Bruno, Cátia Tomé, Anabela A. Valente, Martyn Pillinger, Marta Abrantes, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 730 (2013) 116-122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2012.12.019

       Metal-Organic Frameworks

  • "Photoluminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks: Rapid Preparations, Catalytic Activity and Framework Relationships", Patrícia Silva, Duarte Ananias, Sofia M. Bruno, Anabela A. Valente, Luís Dias Carlos, João Rocha, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013 (2013) 5576-5591. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201300637
  • "Thermal transformation of a layered multi-functional network into a metal-organic framework based on a polymeric organic linker", Patrícia Silva, Fabiana Vieira, Ana C. Gomes, Duarte Ananias, José A. Fernandes, Sofia M. Bruno, Rosário Soares, Anabela A. Valente, João Rocha, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Journal of American Chemical Society, 133 (2011) 15120-15138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja205243w

 

Cytotoxic studies

  • "Structural studies and cytotoxicity of trimethyl(ferrocenylmethyl)ammonium iodide encapsulated in ß-Cyclodextrin", Sofia M. Bruno, José A. Fernandes, Joana Marques, Sara C. Neto, Paulo J. Ribeiro-Claro, Martyn Pillinger, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Maria Paula M. Marques, Susana S. Braga, Isabel S. Gonçalves, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 32 (2011) 4955-4963. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.20110065

 

Photoluminescence studies

  • "Crystal structure and temperature-dependent luminescence of a heterotetranuclear sodium-europium(III) β-diketone complex", Sofia M. Bruno, Duarte Ananias, Filipe Almeida A. Paz, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Luís D. Carlos, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Dalton Trans., 44 (2015) 488-492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4dt02301c
  • "Structural and photoluminescence studies of a europium(III) tetrakis(ß-diketonate) complex with tetrabutylammonium, imidazolium, pyridinium and silica-supported imidazolium counterions", Sofia M. Bruno, Rute A. Sá Ferreira, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Luís D. Carlos, Martyn Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Inorganic Chemistry, 48 (2009) 4882-4895. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic900274a
  • "MCM-41 derivatised with pyridyl groups and its use as a support for luminescent europium(III) complexes", Sofia M. Bruno, Ana C. Coelho, Rute A. Sá Ferreira, Luís D. Carlos, Martyn Pillinger, Anabela A. Valente, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Isabel S. Gonçalves, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (2008) 3786-3795. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.200800367
  • "Synthesis, characterisation and luminescence properties of MCM-41 impregnated with an Eu3+ ß-diketonate complex", Sofia M. Bruno, Rute A. Sá Ferreira, Luís D. Carlos, Martyn Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 113 (2008) 453-462. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2007.12.004

 

Lanthanide borohydrides for polymerization

  • "Lanthanide Borohydrido Complexes for MMA Polymerisation: Syndio- versus Iso- Stereocontrol", Denise Barbier-Baudry, Frédéric Bouyer, Ana Sofia Madureira Bruno, Marc Visseaux, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 20 (2006) 24-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aoc.1002




 
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