Paulo Ribeiro-Claro

Associate Professor with Aggregation

Short CV

ORCID: 0000-0001-5171-2153
LinkedIn:  http://pt.linkedin.com/in/pauloribeiroclaro/

 

Academic degrees: Doctor in Sciences (Molecular Structure), University of Coimbra, 1987. Licentiate in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 1983.

Positions, institutions, dates: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 2001-present. Auxiliary Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 1999-2001 Auxiliary Professor, Department of Chemistry, FCT, University of Coimbra, 1988-1999 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, FCT, University of Coimbra, 1983-1988. Research Trainee, Department of Chemistry, FCT, University of Coimbra, 1982-1983.

Author/co-author of ca. 130 research articles in ISI journals, with average citation per paper of 15.


Prizes: Honour mention in “Prémio Científico IBM 1995” (IBM Scientific Prize 1995) for the work “Ab initio calculations in large molecular systems: application of effective core potentials”.

Other activities: Member of the Governing Board of EUROSCIENCE - The voice of Science in Europe (1998-2002). Secretary-General of The Portuguese Chemical Society (2007-2009). Deputy Secretary-General of The Portuguese Chemical Society (2001-2006). Coordinator of the Portuguese Chemistry Olympiads (2000-2013). Member of the editorial board of "Casa das Ciências" since 2013.

Scientific Interests

Molecular and Supramolecular Structure - C-H...O hydrogen bonds - Cyclodextrin inclusion compounds - Coordination compounds - Molecular Modelling - Computational Spectroscopy (computationally-assisted analysis of spectra).

Public Awareness of Science:

The (truly) Periodic Table

Present Research Group

Ana Catarina Fernades Araújo (Ph.D. Student)
Simão Vidinha Pandeirada (Ph.D. Student)
Guilherme Brízido Rosa (Master' Student)
Rafael Alexandre Farinha Serrano (Master' Student)
Muhib Al-Rawi (Grad. Student)

 

 

Main present collaborators

Mariela M. Nolasco (University of Aveiro)

J. Coutinho (University of Aveiro)

Leonel Pereira (University of Coimbra)

Juan Carlos Otero (University of Málaga)

Svemir Rudic (ISIS - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

Pedro D. Vaz (Champalimaud Center for the Unknown)

Mariana Coutinho Sardo (University of Aveiro)

Andreia de Sousa (University of Aveiro)

Teaching Activity

Usually teaches theoretical and/or practical classes in the area of Physical Chemistry and 1st year Chemistry.

He received the Honour Mention in the "Good Pedagogical Practices Award" 2023.

Is author of the work "Active learning in theoretical-practical classes"(2012) and co-author of the "Manual de Boas Práticas de Avaliação do Departamento de Química da Universidade de Aveiro" (2010).

Co-author of the text book "Pascal: programação e aplicações", published by Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Cálculo Científico Nacional (FCCN). (Editora Minerva, Coimbra, 1988-1ªEd., 1990-2ª Ed.)

Present projects

Principal Investigator:

FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-016873, “A Química das Coisas”, 366.298 € (2011-2013) Project with strong component in public awareness of science.
POCTI-QUI/35408/1999 “Ligações de hidrogénio C-H···O em Líquidos”, 39.903 € (2000-2004)
ISIS/RB14115/2003 - EU ACCESS TO ISIS NE / HPRI-CT-1999-00007 “INS studies of Weak Hydrogen Bonds” (2003)
PBIC/C/CEN/1177/92 "Propriedades estruturais de Toluenos Substituídos, nos Estados Electrónicos Fundamental e Excitado, por Espectroscopia Electrónica e Vibracional" (1993-1995)

 

Research Team member:

PTDC/CTM-NAN/112168/2009“Modelação de complexos de lantanídeos a emitir no visível para aplicação em Díodos Orgânicos Emissores de Luz - Vermelho, Verde e Azul: uma metodologia computacional e experimental”, M. Nolasco - Univ. Aveiro  (2011-2013)
Projecto PTDC/QUI/69302/2006 “Inclusão de polímeros organometálicos em ciclodextrinas”, S. Braga - Univ. Aveiro (2007-2010)
PTDC/QUI/65805/2006 “Nanogotas de Água em Materiais Microporosos e Híbridos Orgânicos-Inorgânicos”, J. Rocha - Univ. Aveiro (2007-2010)
NMP3-CT-2004-500159 – FAMEnet “Functionalized Advanced Materials and Engineering of Hybrids ad Ceramics” (FAME – Network of Excellence), J. Rocha - Univ. Aveiro (2004-2008)
POCTI/CTM/46780/2002 “Controlling the length scale through "Chimie Douce": from inorganic functional materials to organic-Inorganic hybrids” , J. Rocha - Univ. Aveiro (2004-2007)
POCTI/QUI/47256/2002“Complexos de Pt(II) com Poliaminas Biogénicas como Novos Agentes Anticancerígenos: Relações Estrutura-Actividade”, M. P. Marques - Univ. Coimbra (2004-2007)
POCTI/QUI/33075/99 “Structural Studies of Carbohydrates in the Solid State”, A. Gil - Univ. Aveiro (2001-2005)
POCTI/QUI/33199/99 “Estudo de Poliaminas Biogénicas e de seus Complexos Metálicos” M. P. Marques - Univ. Coimbra (2001-2003)
PBIC/C/QUI/2219/95 "Análise conformacional de poliaminas: estudo por espectroscopia vibracional e cálculos ab initio", L. A Batista de Carvalho - Univ. Coimbra (1996-1998)
Praxis/2/2.1/QUI/17/94"Cristalografia Molecular", Arménia Carrondo – ITQB (1995-1997)
Praxis/2/2.1/QUI/443/94 "Selectividade de agregados premicelares, vesículos cataniónicos e membranas na interacção com corantes catiónicos. Relevância para fotoquimioterapia", Sílvia Costa – IST (1997-1999)
STRDA 496/92 "CMARP-Classificação de Macromoléculas por Reconhecimento de Padrões", J. J. C. Teixeira Dias - Univ. Coimbra (1993-1994)

 

Selected Publications

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"Inelastic Neutron Scattering", 4 recent papers:

126  Inside PEF: Chain Conformation and Dynamics in Crystalline and Amorphous Domains, C. F. Araujo, M.M. Nolasco, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, S. Rudić, A.J.D. Silvestre, P. D. Vaz, and A. F. Sousa, Macromolecules (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00192

125  Hydrogen Bond Dynamics of Cellulose through Inelastic Neutron Scattering Spectroscopy, Araujo, C., Freire, C.S.R., Nolasco, M.M., Ribeiro-Claro, P.J.A., Rudić, S., Silvestre, A.J.D., Vaz, P.D., Biomacromolecules,19 (2018) 1305-1313

124  Inelastic Neutron Scattering study of Reline: shedding light on the hydrogen bonding network of deep eutectic solvents,  C. Araujo, J. A. P. Coutinho, M. M. Nolasco, S.F. Parker, P. Ribeiro-Claro, S. Rudić, B. I. G. Soares, P. D. Vaz, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 19 (2107) 17998-18009

123 Conformational and vibrational reassessment of solid paracetamol, A.M.Amado, C. Azevedo, and P.J.A. Ribeiro-Claro, Spectrochimica Acta - Part A, 183 (2017) 431-438

"Computationally-Assisted analysis of Vibrational Spectra", 5 relevant papers:

127 Understanding the vibrational spectra of crystalline isoniazid: Raman, IR and INS spectroscopy and solid-state DFT study.Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro, Pedro D. Vaz, Mariela M. Nolasco, Ana M. Amado. Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 204 (2018) 452–459.

110   Effects of hydrogen-bond and cooperativity in the vibrational spectra of Luminol, N.F.C. Mendes, Mariela M. Nolasco, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, Vib. Spectrosc., 64 (2013) 119–125.
107   Solid-state Vibrational Spectroscopic Investigation of Cocrystal and Salt of Indomethacin, Hassan Refat H. Ali, Amjad Alhalaweh, N. F.C. Mendes, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro and Sitaram P. Velaga, CrystEngComm, 14 (2012) 6665-6674.
84     Effect of hydrogen bonding in the vibrational spectra of trans-cinnamic acid, M. M. Nolasco, A. M. Amado, P.J.A. Ribeiro-Claro, J. Raman Spectrosc., 40 (2009) 394-400
73     Computationally-Assisted Approach to the Vibrational Spectra of Molecular Crystals: Study of Hydrogen-bonding and Pseudo-Polymorphism, Mariela Nolasco, Ana M. Amado, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, ChemPhysChem, 7 (2006)  2150-2161.

 


“C-H...O hydrogen bonds”, 5 relevant papers:   

100    Hydrogen bond dynamics of C–H•••O interactions: the chloroform–acetone case, Pedro D. Vaz, Mariela M. Nolasco, Francisco P.S.C. Gil, Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro, John Tomkinson, Chemistry – Eur. J., 16 (2010) 9010-9017
91    Hydrogen-bonding in Nitrofurantoin polymorphs: a computationally-assisted spectroscopic study, Mariana Sardo, Ana M. Amado, Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro, J. Raman Spectrosc., 40 (2009) 1956–1965
75 Computationally-Assisted Approach to the Vibrational Spectra of Molecular Crystals: Study of Hydrogen-bonding and Pseudo-Polymorphism Mariela Nolasco, Ana M. Amado, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro ChemPhysChem, 7 (2006)
56 C-H•••O Hydrogen Bonds in Cyclohexenone Reveal the Spectroscopic Behaviour of C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H donors Mariela M. Nolasco, Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro ChemPhysChem, 6 (2005) 496-502
52 Towards the understanding of the spectroscopic behaviour of the C-H oscillator in C-H•••O hydrogen bonds: the effect of solvent polarity Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, Pedro D. Vaz Chem. Phys. Lett., 390 ( 2004) 358-361.

 

“Cyclodextrin inclusion compounds”,  5 relevant papers:

73 Modification of the luminescence properties of a europium(III tris(-diketonate) complex by inclusion -cyclodextrin and 2,3,6-trimethyl--cyclodextrins J.A. Fernandes, S.S. Braga, R.AS. Ferreira, M. Pillinger, L.D. Carlos, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, I.S. Gonçalves J. Incl. Phenom. (2006)
68 para-Halogenated Benzaldehyde Molecules included in Cyclodextrins:a combined thermogravimetric and spectroscopic study Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro, A.M. Amorim da Costa, M. L. Vueba, M.E. Pina, Ana M. Amado J. Raman Spectrosc. 37 (2006) 472-479.
67 Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Encapsulation of a Linear Oligo(ferrocenylsilane) Trimer with b-cyclodextrin J.A. Fernandes, S. Lima, S.S. Braga,M. Pillinger, J.E. Rodríguez-Borges, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, J.J.C. Teixeira-Dias, I.S. Gonçalves Eur. J. Iorg. Chem. (2005) 4729–4734
50 Interactions of omeprazole and precursors with b-cyclodextrin host molecules S.S. Braga, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, M. Pillinger, I.S. Gonçalves, A. C. Fernandes, F. Pereira, C.C. Romão, P.B. Correia, J.J.C. Teixeira-Dias Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry,
47 (2003) 47-52. 45 Study of the inclusion compound formed between a luminescent europium(III) beta-diketonate complex and gamma-cyclodextrin Braga SS, Ferreira RAS, Goncalves IS, Ribeiro-Claro P, Pillinger M, Rocha J, Teixeira-Dias JJC, Carlos LD J. Incl. Phenom. Macrom, 44 (2002) 261-265

“Coordination compounds”: 5 relevant papers:

72 Dioxomolybdenum(VI) modified mesoporous materials for the catalytic epoxidation of olefins S.M. Bruno, J.A. Fernandes, L.S. Martins, A.A. Valente, M. Pillinger, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, J. Rocha, I.S. Gonçalves Catalysis Today 114 (2006) 263–271
64 Highly Luminescent Tris(b-diketonate)europium(III) Complexes Immobilized in a Functionalized Mesoporous Silica S. Gago, J. A. Fernandes, R. A. Sá Ferreira, J.P. Rainho, M. Pillinger, A. A. Valente, T. M. Santos, L. D. Carlos, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro and I. S. Gonçalves Chem. Mater. 17 (2005) 5077-5084
57 Investigation of europium(III) and gadolinium(III) complexes with naphthoyltrifluoroacetone and bidentate heterocyclic amines J. A. Fernandes, R. A. Sá Ferreira, M. Pillinger, L. D. Carlos, J. Jepsen, A. Hazell, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, I. S. Gonçalves J. Luminesc., 113 (2005) 50-63
55 Ru(II) Complexes Incorporating Tetrathia-macrocycles: Synthesis And Conformational Analysis H. Adams, A. M. Amado, V. Félix, B. E. Mann, J. Antelo-Martinez, M. Newell, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, S.E. Spey, and J. A. Thomas Chemistry Eur. J., 11 (2005) 2031-2046
53 Spectroscopic studies of europium(III) and gadolinium(III) tris-beta-diketonate complexes with diazabutadiene ligands J. A. Fernandes, R. A. Sá Ferreira, M. Pillinger, L. D. Carlos, I. S. Gonçalves, Paulo J. A. Ribeiro-Claro Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2004) 3913-3919



Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Controlling the length scale through "Chimie Douce": from inorganic functional materials to organic-inorganic hybrids (POCTI/CTM/46780/2002)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Functional Inorganic Materials Chimie Douce Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Luminescence

Inclusion of organometallic polymers in cyclodextrins (PTDC/QUI/69302/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
organometallic polymers molecular encapsulation X-ray diffraction Theoretical modelation

Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus Project (InPacTus)

PartnerIndustry National
Inpactus, to be developed by the Consortium, aims to develop new solutions, such as cellulosic pulps with innovative features, new paper products with different specificities and functions, tissue paper with innovative properties, new bioproducts, biofuels and other materials obtained from the deconstruction and conversion of forest biomass and ...

Metalloligands and Coordinatively Unsaturated Metal Centres for the Design of Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks (EXPL/QEQ-QIN/0199/2013)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
metal-organic frameworks bimetallic Secondary Building Units Synthesis

Modeling visible-emitting lanthanide complexes for OLED-RGB applications: a computational-experimental approach (PTDC/CTM-NAN/112168/2009)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
theoretical modeling lanthanide luminescence intramolecular energy transfer organic-inorganic di-ureasil hybrids

The Chemistry of Things (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-016873)

CoordinatorOther National
A Química das Coisas desvenda a química escondida no nosso dia a dia e mostrar como os desenvolvimentos recentes desta Ciência contribuem para o bem-estar da Sociedade.

Water Nanodrops in Microporous and Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials (PTDC/QUI/65805/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Water Clusters Microporous materials Organic-inorganic hybrids Nanostructures

Publications

Understanding the vibrational spectra of crystalline isoniazid: Raman, IR and INS spectroscopy and solid-state DFT study

Ribeiro-Claro, PJA; Vaz, PD; Nolasco, MM; Amado, AM
2018, SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 204, 452-459.

Inelastic neutron scattering study of reline: shedding light on the hydrogen bonding network of deep eutectic solvents

Araujo, CF; Coutinho, JAP; Nolasco, MM; Parker, SF; Ribeiro-Claro, PJA; Rudic, S; Soares, BIG; Vaz, PD
2017, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 19, 27, 17998-18009.

Conformational and vibrational reassessment of solid paracetamol

Amado, AM; Azevedo, C; Ribeiro-Claro, PJA
2017, SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 183, 431-438.

Astroquímica

Paulo Ribeiro Claro
2017, Revista de Ciência Elementar, 5, 3.

Espectroscopia

Paulo Ribeiro Claro
2017, Revista de Ciência Elementar, 5, 4.

Studies on polymorph conversion in a new cyclodextrin inclusion compound

Fernandes, JA; Ramos, AI; Ribeiro-Claro, P; Paz, FAA; Braga, SS
2015, CRYSTENGCOMM, 17, 4, 937-946.

Effect of the Cation on the Interactions between Alkyl Methyl Imidazolium Chloride Ionic Liquids and Water

Khan, I; Taha, M; Ribeiro-Claro, P; Pinho, SP; Coutinho, JAP
2014, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 118, 35, 10503-10514.

Multifunctional micro-and nanosized metalorganic frameworks assembled from bisphosphonates and lanthanides

Vilela, SMF; Ananias, D; Fernandes, JA; Silva, P; Gomes, AC; Silva, NJO; Rodrigues, MO; Tome, JPC; Valente, AA; Ribeiro-Claro, P; Carlos, LD; Rocha, J; Paz, FAA
2014, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 2, 17, 3311-3327.

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.

Modelling the luminescence of extended solids: an example of a highly luminescent MCM-41 impregnated with a Eu3+ beta-diketonate complex

Felicio, MR; Nunes, TG; Vaz, PM; Botas, AMP; Ribeiro-Claro, P; Ferreira, RAS; Freire, RO; Vaz, PD; Carlos, LD; Nunes, CD; Nolasco, MM
2014, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 2, 45, 9701-9711.

Characterization of Microplastics by Raman Spectroscopy

In Teresa Rocha-Santos Armando Duarte (Eds.), Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics
Paulo Ribeiro-Claro, Mariela Nolasco, Catarina Araujo
2017, Esevier.
ISBN: 9780444638984

Extraction, Characterization, and Use of Carrageenans

In Parappurath Narayanan Sudha (Eds.), Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers
Leonel Pereira, Fabiana Soares, Ana Cristina Freitas, Armando C. Duarte, Paulo Ribeiro-Claro
2017, 37-90, Boca Raton, CRC Press.
ISBN: 978-1-498-73148-5

Characterization of Microplastics by Raman Spectroscopy

In Teresa A.P. Rocha-Santos, Armando C. Duarte (Eds.), Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics
Paulo Ribeiro Claro, Mariela M Nolasco, Catarina Araújo
2017, 119-151.
ISBN: 978-0-444-63898-4

Chapter 7 - Morphological, Cytological and Chemical Analysis of the Heterosporous Gigartina pistillata

In Leonel Pereira (Eds.), Carrageenans: Sources and Extraction Methods, Molecular Structure, Bioactive Properties and Health Effects
Leonel Pereira and Paulo Ribeiro-Claro
2016, 147-160, Nova Science Publishers.
ISBN: 978-1-63485-534-1

A Comparative Analysis of Carrageenans Produced by Underutilized versus Industrially Utilized Macroalgae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)

In Se-Kwon Kim; Katarzyna Chojnacka (Eds.), Marine Algae Extracts : Processes, Products, and Applications
Leonel Pereira, Filipa Meireles, Helena T. Abreu, and Paulo J.A. Ribeiro-Claro
2015, 277-294, Weinheim, Wiley-VCH.
ISBN: 978-3-527-33708-8

Chapter 7 - Analysis by Vibrational Spectroscopy of Seaweed Polysaccharides with Potential Use in Food, Pharmaceutical, and Cosmetic Industries

Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology
P. Ribeiro-Claro, L. Pereira
2014, Boca Raton (USA), CRC Press Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4665-8167-8

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