Anabela Tavares Aguiar Valente

Principal Researcher

Short CV

Her education background includes a 5-year degree in Chemical Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), and a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering-Catalysis from the same university (supervisor: Prof. Joaquim Vital). Afterwards she carried out post-doctoral work in Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of Aveiro (UA, Department of Chemistry, Portugal; supervised by Prof. João Rocha). In 2002, she became equated to Assistant Investigator at the UA, Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO), and since 2015 she is Principal Investigator. She develops applied scientific research work in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. She has supervised MSc, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows, and has been involved in research projects as team member or coordinator. She is (co-)author of ca.200 SCI papers, 230 communications in (inter)national scientific meetings, patent, book chapters. She was elected twice as member of the Scientific Council of the UA, and is presently co-director of the Department of Chemistry, UA. She is board member (for Portugal) of the Federation of European Zeolite Associations, FEZA since 2020. Elected as Chemistry Europe Fellow (Fellows Class 2020/2021).

Main scientific interests: oxidation catalysis, acid-base catalysis, catalytic routes for the chemical valorisation of biomass, synthesis and characterisation of materials.

Scientific Interests

- Synthesis and characterisation of heterogeneous catalysts.
- Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis: oxidation and acid-base reactions.
- Liquid-phase catalytic processing of biomass-derived compounds: oxidation of monoterpenes, conversion of saccharides into furan derivatives and bioesters, isomerization of sugars.

Present Research Group

TEAM:

Anabela A. Valente, Researcher.

Patrícia dos Santos Neves, Researcher.

Maria Margarida F. P. M. Antunes, Researcher.

Ana Sofia M. Bruno, P, Researcher.

Andreia de Freitas Silva Magalhães, CI of project nº 030075 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030075) of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials

Supervisions:

Diana Gomes, BI/MSc grant of project nº 030075 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030075). Supervisors: Anabela A. Valente, Patrícia Neves, Martyn Pillinger (CICECO).

Martinique Nunes, BI/MSc grant of project nº 030075 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030075). Supervisors: Anabela A. Valente, Patrícia Neves, Isabel Gonçalves (CICECO).

Inês Vieira da Silva, MSc student. Thesis research work developed at the company Bresfor (supervisor at Bresfor, Inês Morais)

Carolina Duarte Bernardino, MSc student. Supervisors: Anabela A. Valente, Margarida Antunes (CICECO).

Main present collaborators

University of Aveiro, Portugal - Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves, Filipe A. A. Paz, Luís Mafra, Carlos M. Silva (CICECO); Silvia M. Rocha (QOPNA/LAQV-REQUIMTE).

Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal – Filipa Ribeiro, Auguste Fernandes.

Institut für Chemie and IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany - Nicola Pinna, Patrícia Russo.

Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland - Wiesław Łasocha.

Inorganic Chemistry Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine - Andrey B. Lysenko.

Teaching Activity

Courses of Integrated Masters in Chemical Engineering:
Mass transport (recitations);
Separation Processes I (recitations);
Dissertation.

Present projects

Projecto Bosch, SGH – Smart Green Homes – Projecto nº 7678 (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-007678), Programa Bosch Termotecnologia, S.A. (FEDER, POCI). Desenvolvimento de sistema de adsorção para purificação do ar. Universidade de Aveiro. Member.

Bio-derived olefins conversion using reaction-induced self-separating catalysts: BiOle_AcidOxCat; reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030075 (FCT/MEC, POCI, FEDER/FNR, OE); University of Aveiro. Co-Investigator.

Stimuli-activated systems for carbon monoxide therapy: SASCOT; reference PTDC/QUI-QOR/28031/2017 (CENTRO 2020 Regional Operational Programme, FCT/MEC, OE); University of Aveiro and University of Coimbra. Member.

Selected Publications

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-5922-2013

Selected publications (2015/20):

A. F. Silva, P. Neves, S. M. Rocha, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente, “Optimization of continuous-flow heterogeneous catalytic oligomerization of 1-butene by design of experiments and response surface methodology”, Fuel 259 (2020) 116256 in press.

J. M. Pinheiro, S. Salústio, J. Rocha, A. A. Valente, C. M. Silva, “Adsorption heat pumps for heating applications”, Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. (2020) 109528 in press.

M. M. Antunes,  A. Fernandes, D. Falcão, M. Pillinger, M. F. Ribeiro, A. A. Valente, “Optimized preparation and regeneration of MFI type base catalysts for D-glucose isomerization in water”, Catal. Sci. Technol. 10  (2020) 3232-3246.

K. Skrodczky, M. M. Antunes, X. Han, Sa. Santangelo, G. Scholz, A. A. Valente, N. Pinna, P. A. Russo, “Niobium pentoxide nanomaterials with distorted structures as efficient acid catalysts: structure-acidity-activity relationships”, Commun. Chem. (Nature) 2, 129 (2019) 1-11.

S. M. Bruno, A. A. Valente, M. Pillinger, J. Amelse, C. C. Romão, I. S. Gonçalves, “Efficient Isomerization of α‑Pinene Oxide to Campholenic Aldehyde Promoted by a Mixed-Ring Analogue of Molybdenocene”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 7 (2019) 13639-13645.

A. F. Silva, A. Fernandes, M. M. Antunes, M. F. Ribeiro, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente, “Olefin oligomerisation over nanocrystalline MFI-based micro/mesoporous zeotypes synthesised via bottom-up approaches”, Renewable Energy 138 (2019) 820-832.

M. M. Antunes, S. Lima, A. Fernandes, M. F. Ribeiro, D. Chadwick, K. Hellgardt, M. Pillinger, A. A. Valente, “One-pot hydrogen production and cascade reaction of furfural to bioproducts over bimetallic Pd-Ni TUD-1 type mesoporous catalysts”, Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 237 (2018) 521–537.

A. F. Silva, A. Fernandes, M. M. Antunes, P. Neves, S.M. Rocha, M. F. Ribeiro, M. Pillinger, J. Ribeiro, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente, “TUD-1 type aluminosilicate acid catalysts for 1-butene oligomerisation”, Fuel 209 (2017) 371-382.

M. M. Antunes, S. Lima, P. Neves, A. L. Magalhães, E. Fazio, F. Neri, M. T. Pereira, A. F. Silva, C. M. Silva, S. M. Rocha, M. Pillinger, A. Urakawa, A. A. Valente, “Integrated reduction and acid-catalysed conversion of furfural in alcohol medium using Zr,Al-containing ordered micro/mesoporous silicates”, Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 182 (2016) 485-503.

T. R. Amarante, P. Neves, A. A. Valente, F. A. A. Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, “Metal Oxide-Triazole Hybrids as Heterogeneous or Reaction-Induced Self-Separating Catalysts”, J. Catal. 340 (2016) 354-367.

M. M. Antunes, S. Lima, P. Neves, A. L. Magalhães, E. Fazio, A. Fernandes, F. Neri, C. M. Silva, S. M. Rocha, M. F. Ribeiro, M. Pillinger, A. Urakawa, A. A. Valente, “One-pot conversion of furfural to useful bio-products in the presence of a Sn,Al-containing zeolite beta catalyst prepared via post-synthesis routes”, J. Catal. 329 (2015) 522–537.

P. Neves, A. C. Gomes, T. R. Amarante, F. A. A. Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, A. A. Valente, “Incorporation of a dioxomolybdenum(VI) complex in a ZrIV-based metal–organic framework and its application in catalytic olefin epoxidation”, Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. 202 (2015) 106–114.

T. R. Amarante, M. M. Antunes, A. A. Valente, F. A. A. Paz, M. Pillinger, I. S. Gonçalves, “Crystal Structure and Catalytic Behavior in Olefin Epoxidation of a One-Dimensional Tungsten Oxide/Bipyridine Hybrid”, Inorg. Chem. 54 (2015) 9690-9703.

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Ansa-bridged Organorhenium(VII) oxides and their application as homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts (PTDC/QUI/71198/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
catalysis chirality rhenium new materials

Catalytic conversion of carbohydrates into furan derivatives (POCI/QUI/56112/2004)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
saccharides furfural heterogeneous catalysis solid acid

Conversao catalitica de olefinas derivadas da biomassa (BiOle_AcidOxCat)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Immobilized surface rare earth and actinide aryloxides Activation of small molecules (CO2,CH4,C2H6) (POCTI/QUI/42919/2001)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Organometallic surface chemistry Immobilized catalysts Block f elements aryloxides Activation of CO2, CH4, C2H6

Multifunctional anionic clays (POCI/CTM/58507/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Layered double hydroxides Intercalation Host-guest systems Heterogeneous catalysis

Nano-sized Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks Based on Lanthanide Polyphosphonates (PTDC/QUI-QUI/098098/2008)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Metal-Organic Frameworks Crystal Engineering Photoluminescent thin films Heterogeneous Catalysts

New oxometal compounds with tailored catalytic properties (POCI/QUI/56109/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Oxometal complexes Organic-inorganic hybrids Reaction mechanisms Oxidation catalysis

Novel Ceramic Membranes for Synthesis Gas Production (POCI/CTM/58570/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
mixed conductor ceramic membrane synthesis gas ionic transport

Robust Nanometric Coordination Polymers for Gas Separation and Light Emission (EXPL/CTM-NAN/0013/2013)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Photoluminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks Organic Ligand Design Heterogeneous Catalysts Selective Gas Sorption

Sistemas ativados por estímulos para a terapia com monóxido de carbono (SASCOT)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Use of molecular containers to modify metallocene-based catalysts (PTDC/QEQ-SUP/1906/2012)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Metallocenes Host-guest chemistry Molecular containers Organic transformations

Publications

Application of an indenyl molybdenum dicarbonyl complex in the isomerisation of alpha-pinene oxide to campholenic aldehyde

Bruno, SM; Gomes, AC; Gamelas, CA; Abrantes, M; Oliveira, MC; Valente, AA; Paz, FAA; Pillinger, M; Romao, CC; Goncalves, IS
2014, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 38, 7, 3172-3180.

Synthesis, Structural Elucidation, and Catalytic Properties in Olefin Epoxidation of the Polymeric Hybrid Material [Mo3O9(2-[3(5)-Pyrazolyl]pyridine)](n)

Amarante, TR; Neves, P; Gomes, AC; Nolasco, MM; Ribeiro-Claro, P; Coelho, AC; Valente, AA; Paz, FAA; Smeets, S; McCusker, LB; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS
2014, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 53, 5, 2652-2665.

Investigation of a dichlorodioxomolybdenum(VI)-pyrazolylpyridine complex and a hybrid derivative as catalysts in olefin epoxidation

Amarante, TR; Neves, P; Paz, FAA; Valente, AA; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS
2014, DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 43, 16, 6059-6069.

Triazolyl-Based Copper-Molybdate Hybrids: From Composition Space Diagram to Magnetism and Catalytic Performance

Senchyk, GA; Lysenko, AB; Babaryk, AA; Rusanov, EB; Krautscheid, H; Neves, P; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS; Kramer, KW; Liu, SX; Decurtins, S; Domasevitch, KV
2014, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 53, 19, 10112-10121.

Isomerization of alpha-pinene oxide in the presence of methyltrioxorhenium(VII)

Bruno, SM; Pillinger, M; Kuhn, FE; Goncalves, IS; Valente, AA
2013, CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, 35, 40-44.

A dinuclear oxo-bridged molybdenum(VI) complex containing a bidentate pyrazolylpyridine ligand: Structure, characterization and catalytic performance for olefin epoxidation

Amarante, TR; Gomes, AC; Neves, P; Paz, FAA; Valente, AA; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS
2013, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS, 32, 59-63.

Synthesis and characterization of CpMo(CO)(3)(CH2-pC(6)H(4)-CO2CH3) and its inclusion compounds with methylated cyclodextrins. Applications in olefin epoxidation catalysis

Gomes, AC; Bruno, SM; Tome, C; Valente, AA; Pillinger, M; Abrantes, M; Goncalves, IS
2013, JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, 730, 116-122.

Hydrothermal Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Catalytic Potential of a One-Dimensional Molybdenum Oxide/Bipyridinedicarboxylate Hybrid

Amarante, TR; Neves, P; Valente, AA; Paz, FAA; Fitch, AN; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS
2013, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 52, 8, 4618-4628.

Tris(pyrazolyl)methane molybdenum tricarbonyl complexes as catalyst precursors for olefin epoxidation

Gomes, AC; Neves, P; Figueiredo, S; Fernandes, JA; Valente, AA; Paz, FAA; Pillinger, M; Lopes, AD; Goncalves, IS
2013, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL, 370, 64-74.

Alkoxylation of camphene over silica-occluded tungstophosphoric acid

Caiado, M; Machado, A; Santos, RN; Matos, I; Fonseca, IM; Ramos, AM; Vital, J; Valente, AA; Castanheiro, JE
2013, APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, 451, 36-42.

Patents

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