Dinis O. Abranches

Colaborador

Short CV

Dinis O. Abranches was born in 1997, in Aveiro, Portugal. He is a research grantee at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro. Since very young has been interested in science and started an adventure in amateur chemistry that lasts until the present day.

He obtained his BSc (2018) and MSc (2020) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, finishing both programs with a grade of 19/20 (ECTS A), and winning several prizes for outstanding academic achievement. He defended the thesis entitled “Unveiling the Mechanism of Hydrotropy: Towards a Sustainable Future”, which earned a final grade of 20/20. Part of the work developed was highlighted in Nature Reviews Chemistry (10.1038/s41570-020-0202-3).

He is interested in thermodynamics, computational chemistry, and green chemistry,  namely in the fields of Deep Eutectic Solvents and Hydrotropy. He has extensive experience in the usage of the thermodynamics model COSMO-RS and the quantum chemistry-based program TURBOMOLE, and enjoys employing these tools to model and predict phase equilibria, and to interpret intermolecular (non-covalent) interactions. Besides, possesses an advanced skill set on the MATLAB programming language.

Publications

30- Selection of Hydrotropes for Enhancing the Solubility of Artemisinin in Aqueous Solutions
     I. Sales, D. O. Abranches, T. E. Sintra, S. Mattedi, M. G. Freire, J. A. P. Coutinho, S. P. Pinho
     Fluid Phase Equilibria (2022)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2022.113556

29- Extensive characterization of choline chloride and its solid–liquid equilibrium with water
     A. I. M. C. L. Ferreira, S. M. Vilas-Boas, R. M. A. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, D. O. Abranches, P. C. R. Soares-Santos, F. A. A. Paz, O. Ferreira, S. P. Pinho, L. M. N. B. F. Santos, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2022)
     DOI: 10.1039/D2CP00377E
     Open Access

28- Liquefying Flavonoids with Terpenoids through Deep Eutectic Solvent Formation
    
G. Teixeira, D. O. Abranches, L. P. Silva, S. M. Vilas-Boas, S. P. Pinho, A. I. M. C. L. Ferreira, L. M. N. B. F. Santos, O. Ferreira, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Molecules (2022)
     DOI: 10.3390/molecules27092649
     Open Access

27- Sigma Profiles in Deep Learning: Towards a Universal Molecular Descriptor
    
D. O. Abranches, Y. Zhang, E. J. Maginn, Y. J. Colón
     Chemical Communications (2022)
     DOI: 10.1039/D2CC01549H
     Open Access

26- Type V Deep Eutectic Solvents: Design and Applications
     D. O. Abranches, J. A. P. Coutinho
     
Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry (2022)
    
DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2022.100612

25- The impact of size and shape in the performance of hydrotropes: a case-study of alkanediols
     D. O. Abranches, B. P. Soares, A. M. Ferreira, S. Shimizu, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2022)
     DOI: 10.1039/D2CP00496H
     Publication selected as 2022 HOT PCCP article

24- Using COSMO-RS to Predict Solvatochromic Parameters for Deep Eutectic Solvents
     J. P. Wojeicchowski, D. O. Abranches, A. M. Ferreira, M. R. Mafra, J. A. P. Coutinho
     ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2021)
     DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c02621

23- Toward a Critical Evaluation of DES-Based Organic Biphasic Systems: Are Deep Eutectic Solvents so Critical?
     J.-B. Chagnoleau, N. Papaiconomou, M. Jamali, D. O. Abranches, J. A. P. Coutinho, X. Fernandez, T. Michel
     ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2021)
     DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c01628

22- Differences on the impact of water on the deep eutectic solvents betaine/urea and choline/urea
     D. O. Abranches, L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, J. A. P. Coutinho
     The Journal of Chemical Physics (2021)
     DOI: 10.1063/5.0052303

21- Solid-liquid phase behavior of eutectic solvents containing sugar alcohols
     L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, D. O. Abranches, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Journal of Molecular Liquids (2021)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.116392

20- Cholinium-based ionic liquids as bioinspired hydrotropes to tackle solubility challenges in drug formulation
     T. E. Sintra, D. O. Abranches, J. Benfica, B. P. Soares, S. P. M. Ventura, J. A. P. Coutinho
     European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics (2021)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2021.04.013

19- The Impact of the Counterion in the Performance of Ionic Hydrotropes
     D. O. Abranches, J. Benfica, B. P. Soares, A. M. Ferreira, T. E. Sintra, S. Shimizu, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Chemical Communications (2021)
     DOI: 10.1039/D0CC08092F

18- Non-Ideality in Thymol + Menthol Type V Deep Eutectic Solvents
     N. Schaeffer, D. O. Abranches, L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, P. J. Carvalho, O. Russina, A. Triolo, L. Paccou, Y. Guinet, A. Hedoux, J. A. P. Coutinho
     ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2021)
     DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07874

17- Enhancing Artemisinin Solubility in Aqueous Solutions: Searching for Hydrotropes based on Ionic Liquids
     I. Sales, D. O. Abranches, P. Costa, T. E. Sintra, S. P. M. Ventura, S. Mattedi, J. A. P. Coutinho, M. G. Freire, S. P. Pinho
     Fluid Phase Equilibria (2021)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2021.112961

16- Kraft Lignin Solubility and Its Chemical Modification in Deep Eutectic Solvents
     F. H. B. Sosa, D. O. Abranches, A. M. da Costa Lopes, J. A. P. Coutinho, M. C. da Costa
     ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2020)
     DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06655

15- The role of ionic vs. non-ionic excipients in APIs-based eutectic systems
     M. A. R. Martins, L. P. Silva, P. S. Jorge, D. O. Abranches, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2020)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2020.105583

14- Solubility Enhancement of Hydrophobic Substances in Water/Cyrene Mixtures: A Computational Study
     D. O. Abranches, J. Benfica, S. Shimizu, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2020)
     DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c03155
     Publication selected as Issue Cover

13- The Perspective of Cooperative Hydrotropy on the Solubility in Aqueous Solutions of Cyrene
     D. O. Abranches, J. Benfica, S. Shimizu, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2020)
     DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c02346

12- Using COSMO-RS in the Design of Deep Eutectic Solvents for the Extraction of Antioxidants from Rosemary
     J. P. Wojeicchowski, A. M. Ferreira, D. O. Abranches, M. R. Mafra, J. A. P. Coutinho
     ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2020)
     DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03553

11- Understanding the Formation of Deep Eutectic Solvents: Betaine as a Universal Hydrogen Bond Acceptor
     D. O. Abranches, L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     ChemSusChem (2020)
     DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202001331

10- Unveiling the Mechanism of Hydrotropy: Evidence for Water-Mediated Aggregation of Hydrotropes Around the Solute
     D. O. Abranches, J. Benfica, B. P. Soares, A. Leal-Duaso, T. E. Sintra, E. Pires, S. P. Pinho, S. Shimizu, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Chemical Communications (2020)
     DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03217D
     Publication highlighted in Nature Reviews Chemistry (10.1038/s41570-020-0202-3)

9- Liquefying Compounds by Forming Deep Eutectic Solvents: A Case Study for Organic Acids and Alcohols
   
 
D. O. Abranches, R. O. Martins, L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2020)
    
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c02386

8- Glycerol Ethers as Hydrotropes and Their Use to Enhance the Solubility of Phenolic Acids in Water
     B. P. Soares, D. O. Abranches, T. E. Sintra, A. Leal-Duaso, J. I. García, E. Pires, S. Shimizu, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2020)
     DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c01032

7- Experimental solubility and density studies on aqueous solutions of quaternary ammonium halides, and thermodynamic modelling for melting enthalpy estimations
     S. M. Vilas-Boas, D. O. Abranches, E. A. Crespo, O. Ferreira, J. A. P Coutinho, S. P. Pinho
     Journal of Molecular Liquids (2020)
    
DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112281

6- The Role of Charge Transfer in the Formation of Type I Deep Eutectic Solvent-Analogous Ionic Liquid Mixtures
    
D. O. Abranches, N. Schaeffer, L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
    Molecules (2019)
    DOI: 10.3390/molecules24203687
    Feature Paper; Open Access

5- Greener Terpene–Terpene Eutectic Mixtures as Hydrophobic Solvents
    
M. A. R. Martins, L. P. Silva, N. Schaeffer, D. O. Abranches, G. J. Maximo, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
    
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2019)
    
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04614

4- Phenolic Hydrogen Bond Donors in the Formation of Non-Ionic Deep Eutectic Solvents: The Quest for Type V DES
     D. O. Abranches, M. A. R. Martins, L. P. Silva, N. Schaeffer, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Chemical Communications (2019)
     DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04846D

3- What a difference a methyl group makes – probing choline–urea molecular interactions through urea structure modification
     L. P. Silva, C. F. Araújo, D. O. Abranches, M. Melle-Franco, M. A. R. Martins, M. M. Nolasco, P. J. A. Ribeiro-Claro, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2019)
     DOI: 10.1039/C9CP03552D

2- Using COSMO-RS to design choline chloride pharmaceutical eutectic solvents
     D. O. Abranches, M. Larriba, L. P. Silva, M. Melle-Franco, J. F. Palomar, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Fluid Phase Equilibria (2019)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2019.06.005

1- Can cholinium chloride form eutectic solvents with organic chloride-based salts?
     D. O. Abranches, L. P. Silva, M. A. R. Martins, L. Fernandez, S. P. Pinho, J. A. P. Coutinho
     Fluid Phase Equilibria (2019)
     DOI: 10.1016/j.fluid.2019.04.019

Publicações

The path towards type V deep eutectic solvents: inductive effects and steric hindrance in the system tert-butanol plus perfluoro tert-butanol

Vaz, ICM; Ferreira, AIMCL; Silva, GMC; Morgado, P; Abranches, DO; Bastos, M; Santos, LMNBF; Filipe, EJM; Coutinho, JAP
2023, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 25, 16, 11227-11236.

Estimating the Melting Temperatures of Type V Deep Eutectic Solvents

Teixeira, G; Abranches, DO; Ferreira, O; Coutinho, JAP
2023, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 62, 36, 14638-14647.

Solubility Enhancement of Hydrophobic Compounds in Aqueous Solutions Using Biobased Solvents as Hydrotropes

Silva, SS; Abranches, DO; Pinto, AS; Soares, BP; Passos, H; Ferreira, AM; Coutinho, JAP
2023, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 62, 30, 12021-12028.

Modeling the Solubility of Monoterpenoids with Hybrid and Predictive Thermodynamic Tools

Vilas-Boas, SM; Cordova, IW; Abranches, DO; Coutinho, JAP; Ferreira, O; Pinho, SP
2023, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 62, 12, 5326-5335.

New family of Type V eutectic solvents based on 1,10-phenanthroline and their application in metal extraction

Crema, APS; Schaeffer, N; Bastos, H; Silva, LP; Abranches, DO; Passos, H; Hespanhol, MC; Coutinho, JAP
2023, HYDROMETALLURGY, 215.

Everything YouWanted to Know about Deep Eutectic Solvents butWere Afraid to Be Told

Abranches, DO; Coutinho, JAP
2023, ANNUAL REVIEW OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, 14, 141-163.

Extensive characterization of choline chloride and its solid-liquid equilibrium with water

Ferreira, AIMCL; Vilas-Boas, SM; Silva, RMA; Martins, MAR; Abranches, DO; Soares-Santos, PCR; Paz, FAA; Ferreira, O; Pinho, SP; Santos, LMNBF; Coutinho, JAP
2022, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 24, 24, 14886-14897.

Insights into the Chloride versus Bromide Effect on the Formation of Urea-Quaternary Ammonium Eutectic Solvents

Martins, MAR; Abranches, DO; Silva, LP; Pinho, SP; Coutinho, JAP
2022, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 61, 32, 11988-11995.

Liquefying Flavonoids with Terpenoids through Deep Eutectic Solvent Formation

Teixeira, G; Abranches, DO; Silva, LP; Vilas-Boas, SM; Pinho, SP; Ferreira, AIMCL; Santos, LMNBF; Ferreira, O; Coutinho, JAP
2022, MOLECULES, 27, 9.

Selection of hydrotropes for enhancing the solubility of artemisinin in aqueous solutions

Sales, I; Abranches, DO; Sintra, TE; Mattedi, S; Freire, MG; Coutinho, JAP; Pinho, SP
2022, FLUID PHASE EQUILIBRIA, 562.

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