Ana Catarina Costa Gomes Alves

Assistant Researcher

short CV

February 2019 to present: Researcher

February 2010 to January 2019: 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.

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
  • Doctor Tatiana Amarante
  • Doctor Ana Luísa Costa
  • Doctor Sofia Bruno

main present collaborators


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

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)

Selected publications

A.C. Gomes, M.M. Antunes, M. Abrantes, A.A. Valente, F.A. Almeida Paz, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, ChemCatChem., 2018, 53, 3481-3489.

D. Julião, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, R. Valença, J.C. Ribeiro, I.S. Gonçalves, S.S. Balula,Appl. Catal., B2018, 230, 177-183.

A.C. Gomes, C.I.R. Magalhães,T.S.M. Oliveira, A.D. Lopes, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 17042–17052.

A.C. Gomes, P. Neves, L. Cunha-Silva, A.A. Valente, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 5207-5218.

 A.L. Costa, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, I.S. Gonçalves, J.S. Seixas de Melo, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 12069-12078.

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.



Evaluation of the supramolecular interaction of Congo red with cucurbiturils using mass spectrometry and spectroscopic methods

Costa, AL; Gomes, AC; Lopes, AD; Da Silva, JP; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS; de Melo, JSS
2020, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 44, 6, 2587-2596.
ISBN: 1369-9261

Multifunctionality and cytotoxicity of a layered coordination polymer

Silva, P; Mendes, RF; Fernandes, C; Gomes, AC; Ananias, D; Remiao, F; Borges, F; Valente, AA; Paz, FAA
2020, DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 49, 13, 3989-3998.
ISBN: 1477-9234

One-Pot Intercalation Strategy for the Encapsulation of a CO-Releasing Organometallic Molecule in a Layered Double Hydroxide

Calhau, IB; Gomes, AC; Bruno, SM; Coelho, AC; Magalhaes, CIR; Romao, CC; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M
ISBN: 1099-0682

A Comparative Study of Molybdenum Carbonyl and Oxomolybdenum Derivatives Bearing 1,2,3-Triazole or 1,2,4-Triazole in Catalytic Olefin Epoxidation

Nogueira, LS; Neves, P; Gomes, AC; Amarante, TA; Paz, FAA; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M
2019, MOLECULES, 24, 1.

A hydrogen-bonded assembly of cucurbit[6]uril and [MoO2Cl2(H2O)(2)] with catalytic efficacy for the one-pot conversion of olefins to alkoxy products

Nogueira, LS; Antunes, MM; Gomes, AC; Cunha-Silva, L; Pillinger, M; Lopes, AD; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS
2019, DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 48, 30, 11508-11519.
ISBN: 1477-9234

Deep oxidative desulfurization of diesel fuels using homogeneous and SBA-15-supported peroxophosphotungstate catalysts

Juliao, D; Mirante, F; Ribeiro, SO; Gomes, AC; Valenca, R; Ribeiro, JC; Pillinger, M; de Castro, B; Goncalves, IS; Balula, SS
2019, FUEL, 241, 616-624.
ISBN: 1873-7153

Dichlorodioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes bearing oxygen-donor ligands as catalysts for oxidative desulfurization of simulated and real diesel

Juliao, D; Gomes, AC; Cunha-Silva, L; Pillinger, M; Lopes, AD; Valenca, R; Ribeiro, JC; Goncalves, IS; Balula, SS
ISBN: 1873-3905

Interactions and Supramolecular Organization of Sulfonated Indigo and Thioindigo Dyes in Layered Hydroxide Hosts

Costa, AL; Gomes, AC; Pereira, RC; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS; Pineiro, M; de Melo, JSS
2018, LANGMUIR, 34, 1, 453-464.

Desulfurization of liquid fuels by extraction and sulfoxidation using H2O2 and [CpMo(CO)(3)R] as catalysts

Juliao, D; Gomes, AC; Pillinger, M; Valenca, R; Ribeiro, JC; Goncalves, IS; Balula, SS

Molybdenum(0) tricarbonyl and tetracarbonyl complexes with a cationic pyrazolylpyridine ligand: synthesis, crystal structures and catalytic performance in olefin epoxidation

Nogueira, LS; Neves, P; Gomes, AC; Lavrador, P; Cunha-Silva, L; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M
2018, RSC ADVANCES, 8, 29, 16294-16302.

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