Daniel Pasquini
  phone: 234 370 604  
  extension: 24 917  
  e-mail: pasquini@ua.pt  
  department: Chemistry  
Short CV

Born in Andradas, MG, Brazil 1974, married, two sons. He received his degree in chemistry (1998) at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil, and MS degree (2000) and PhD degree (2004) in physical organic chemistry at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), campus São Carlos, SP, Brazil. He got a PhD probation during 4 months (2003) and a pos-doctoral position during 1 year (2005) in Grenoble-France at École Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques de Grenoble (EFPG-INPG). He worked as researcher at A.W. Faber-Castell S.A. Company (2004-2008) in the R&D laboratory in São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Scientific Interests

His interests include surface chemistry and colloids, chemical modifications of vegetal macromolecules and their applications.

Present Research Group
Cooperation with researchers from CICECO and RAIZ.
Present projects
Chemical modifications of cellulose fibers in view of their use in paper production.
Selected Publications
Rodrigues Filho, G.; Cruz, S.F.; Pasquini, D.; Cerqueira, D. A.; Prado, V.S.; Assunção, R.M.N.. “Water flux through cellulose triacetate films produced from heterogeneous acetylation of sugar cane bagasse”. Journal of Membrane Science, 177 (1-2), 225-231 (2000).
Pasquini, D.; Balogh, D.T.; Antunes, P.A.; Constantino, C.J.L.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Aroca, R.F.; Oliveira Jr., O.N.. “Surface morphology and molecular organization of Lignins in Langmuir-Blodgett films”. Langmuir, 18(17), 6593-6596 (2002).
Gandini, A.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Pasquini, D.; Menezes, A.J.. “Direct transformation of cellulose fibres into self-reinforced composites by partial oxypropylation”. Polymer, 46 (24), 10611-10613 (2005).
Pasquini, D.; Pimenta, M.T.B.; Ferreira, L.H.; Curvelo, A.A.S.. “Sugar cane bagasse pulping using supercritical CO2 associated with co-solvent 1-butanol/water”. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 34, 125-131 (2005).
Pasquini, D.; Pimenta, M.T.B.; Ferreira, L.H.; Curvelo, A.A.S.. “Extraction of lignin from Sugar cane bagasse and Pinus taeda wood chips using ethanol/water mixtures and carbon dioxide at high pressures”. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 36 (1), 31-39 (2005).
Pasquini, D.; Balogh, D.T.; Oliveira Jr., O.N.; Curvelo, A.A.S.. “Lignin Molecular Arrangements in Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Films. The Influence of Extraction Processes”. Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 252, 193-200 (2005).
Pasquini, D.; Belgacem, M.N.; Gandini, A.; Curvelo, A.A.S.. “Surface esterification of cellulose fibers: Characterization by DRIFT and contact angle measurements”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 295 (1), 79-83 (2006).
Silva, B.A.; Antunes, P.A.; Pasquini, D.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Aroca, R.F.; Riul Jr., A.; Constantino, C.J.L.. “Nanostructured films employed as sensing units in as Electronic Tongue system”. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7, 510-514 (2007).
Pereira, A.A.; Martins, G.F.; Antunes, P.A.; Conrrado, R.; Pasquini, D.; Job, A.E.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Ferreira, M.; Riul Jr., A.; Constantino, C.J.L.. “Lignin from sugar cane bagasse: extraction, fabrication of nanostructured films, and application”. Langmuir, 23 (12), 6652-6659 (2007).
Menezes, A.J.; Pasquini, D.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Gandini, A.. “Novel thermoplastic materials based on the outer-shell oxypropylation of corn starch granules”. Biomacromolecules, 8 (7), 2047-2050 (2007).
Pasquini, D.; Teixeira, E.M.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Belgacem, M.N.; Dufresne, A.. “Surface esterification of cellulose fibres: processing and characterization of low-density polyethylene/cellulose fibres composites”. Composites Science and Technology, 68, 193-201 (2008).
Martins, G.F.; Pereira, A.A.; Stracçalano, B.A.; Antunes, P.A.; Pasquini, D.; Curvelo, A.A.S.; Ferreira, M.; Riul Jr., A.; Constantino, C.J.L.. “Ultrathin films of lignins as a potential transducer in sensing applications involving heavy metal ions”. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 129 (2), 525-530 (2008).