João Manuel Costa Araújo Pereira Coutinho

Director

Short CV

João A. P. Coutinho is Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal and director of CICECO since 1 January 2022. He leads a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on the development of green solvents and novel separation processes for biorefinery and circular economy.Currently he strives to apply aqueous solutions of biobased solvents, DES and ionic liquids to these processes and attempts to better understand their physical-chemical behavior.

Scientific Interests

His research interests range from the exploration and fossil fuel transport, to the production and formulation of biofuels, the characterization of non-conventional solvents (fluorinated chemicals and ionic liquids) for the development of new products and chemical processes, the characterization of biodegradable polymers and biotechnology. On this last domain he was one of the responsible people for the creation of the BSc and MSc in Biotechnology at the University of Aveiro. He is currently adressing most of its research time to the characterization and development of new applications ofr ionic liquids.

Present Research Group

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Main present collaborators

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Teaching Activity

Selected Publications

The group publications can be found at http://path.web.ua.pt/publications.asp. The most relevant from 2010-11 are:

Electrospun nanosized cellulose fibers using ionic liquids at room temperature
Mara G. Freire, Ana Rita R. Teles, Rute A. S. Ferreira, Luís D. Carlos, José A. Lopes-da-Silva and João A. P. Coutinho
Green Chemistry (2011) 10.1039/C1GC15930E
 
The polarity effect upon the methane solubility in ionic liquids: a contribution for the design of ionic liquids for enhanced CO2/CH4 and H2S/CH4 selectivities
Pedro J. Carvalho and João A. P. Coutinho
Energy & Environmental Science (2011) 10.1039/c1ee01599k
 
High-Accuracy Vapor Pressure Data of the Extended [CnC1im][NTf2] Ionic Liquid Series: Trend Changes and Structural Shifts
Marisa A. A. Rocha, Carlos F. R. A. C. Lima, Lígia R. Gomes, Bernd Schröder, João A. P. Coutinho, Isabel M. Marrucho, José M. S. S. Esperança, Luís P. N. Rebelo, Karina Shimizu, José N. Canongia Lopes and Luís M. N. B. F. Santos
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115 (2011) 10919-10926 10.1021/jp2049316
 
Surface Tension of Ionic Liquids and Ionic Liquid Solutions
Mohammad Tariq, Mara G. Freire, Benilde Saramago, João A. P. Coutinho, José N. Canongia Lopes and Luís Paulo N. Rebelo
Chemical Society Reviews (2011) 10.1039/c1cs15146k
 
Aqueous Biphasic Systems Composed of a Water-stable Ionic Liquid + Carbohydrates and their Applications
Mara G. Freire, Cláudia L. S. Louros, Luís Paulo N. Rebelo and João A. P. Coutinho
Green Chemistry 13 (2011) 1536-1545 10.1039/C1GC15110J
 
Separation of Ethanol-Water Mixtures by Liquid-Liquid Extraction using Phosphonium-based Ionic Liquids
Catarina M.S.S. Neves, José F.O. Granjo, Mara G. Freire, Al Robertson, Nuno M. C. Oliveira and João A. P. Coutinho
Green Chemistry 13 (2011) 1517-1526 10.1039/C1GC15079K
 
Solubility of CO2 in 1-Butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium-trifluoro Acetate Ionic Liquid Studied by Raman Spectroscopy and DFT Investigations
M. Isabel Cabaco, M. Besnard, Y. Danten and J. A. P. Coutinho
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115 (2011) 3538-3550 10.1021/jp111453a
 
Modeling Phase Equilibria Relevant to Biodiesel Production: A Comparison of gE Models, Cubic EoS, EoS-gE and Association EoS
Mariana B. Oliveira, Vítor Ribeiro, António Jos Queimada and João A. P. Coutinho
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 50 (2011) 2348-2359 10.1021/ie1013585
 
Supported ionic liquid silica nanoparticles (SILnPs) as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for the dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
Kalpesh B. Sidhpuria, Ana L. Daniel-da-Silva, Tito Trindade and João A. P. Coutinho
Green Chemistry 13 (2011) 340-349 10.1039/c0gc00690d
 
Non-ideality of Solutions of NH3, SO2, and H2S in Ionic Liquids and the Prediction of their Solubilities using the Flory-Huggins Model
Pedro J. Carvalho and João A. P. Coutinho
Energy & Fuels 24 (2010) 6662-6666 10.1021/ef100988z
 
High-performance Extraction of Alkaloids using Aqueous Two-phase Systems with Ionic Liquids
Mara G. Freire, Catarina M. S. S. Neves, Isabel M. Marrucho, José N. Canongia Lopes, Luís Paulo N. Rebelo and João A. P. Coutinho
Green Chemistry 12 (2010) 1715-1718 10.1039/c0gc00179a
 
Measurement and Modeling of Biodiesel Cold-Flow Properties
 
João A. P. Coutinho, M. Goncalves, M. J. Pratas, M. L. S. Batista, V. F. S. Fernandes, J. Pauly and J. L. Daridon
Energy & Fuels 24 (2010) 2667-2674 10.1021/ef901427g
 
On the Nonideality of CO2 Solutions in Ionic Liquids and Other Low Volatile Solvents
Pedro J. Carvalho and João A. P. Coutinho
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1 (2010) 774-780 10.1021/jz100009c
 
1H NMR and Molecular Dynamics Evidence for an Unexpected Interaction on the Origin of Salting-In/Salting-Out Phenomena
Mara G. Freire, Catarina M. S. S. Neves, Artur M. S. Silva, Luís M. N. B. F. Santos, Isabel M. Marrucho, Luís P. N. Rebelo, Jindal K. Shah, Edward J. Maginn and João A. P. Coutinho
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114 (2010) 2004-2014 10.1021/jp9095634
 
Hydrolysis of Tetrafluoroborate and Hexafluorophosphate Counter Ions in Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids
Mara G. Freire, Catarina M. S. S. Neves, Isabel M. Marrucho, João A. P. Coutinho and Ana M. Fernandes
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 114 (2010) 3744-3749 10.1021/jp903292n

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Aeration of multiphase biological reactors (POCTI/EQU/44427/2002)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Biological reactors Aeration Multiphase Perfluorocarbons

Anchoring Basic Parameters for fundamental predictive models in Liquid Salt Systems (PTDC/QUI/72903/2006)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ionic Liquids Vapor Pressure Enthalpy of vaporization Vapor Liquid Equilibrium

Battery Recycling – Achieving Rare Earth Separation (BATRES)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

BIIPP - Biorefinaria Integrada na Indústria da Pasta e Papel (BIIPP)

PartnerIndustry National
O objectivo do projecto tem como aspecto central o desenvolvimento de conhecimento e de processos que possibilitem a produção de biocombustíveis e bioprodutos a partir das correntes processuais e/ou residuais do processo de produção de pasta kraft, visando o aumento do valor acrescentado, através da síntese de produtos de origem renovável, e a r...

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials (UID/CTM/50011/2019)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - R&D Unit Pluriannual funding
Materials to be developed span from ceramics and inorganic materials to soft matter, biopolymers and organic-inorganic hybrids. They will be ‘right-size’ materials, prepared and processed at the appropriate length scale, or hierarchically structured, often multifuncional. Examples of the applications we wish to pursue are: - Green ...

CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials (UID/CTM/50011/2013)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - R&D Unit Pluriannual funding
Materials to be developed span from ceramics and inorganic materials to soft matter, biopolymers and organic-inorganic hybrids. They will be ‘right-size’ materials, prepared and processed at the appropriate length scale, or hierarchically structured, often multifuncional. Examples of the applications we wish to pursue are:- Green pho...

Desarrollo de una estrategia transfronteriza para la valorización ecosostenible de biomasas residuales del sector vinícola y vitivinícola en biorrefinerías Integrales paea la producción de biocombustibles y bioproductos (BIOVINO)

PartnerOther National

Desenvolvimento de nanomateriais sustentáveis para a purificação de fármacos anti-leucémicos (NanoPurAsp)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Development of a new phase change material composite for energy storage and thermal insulation (POCI/CTM/60288/2004)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Phase Change Material Composite Energy storage Thermal insulation

Development of a sustainable technology for the extraction and purification of chlorophylls from biomass (EXPL/QEQ-PRS/0224/2013 )

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
chlorophyll extraction bioresources ionic liquids

Development of Ionic-Liquid-based Devices for the Removal of Cytostatic Drugs From Urine Excreted by Cancer Patients (IonCytDevice)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Equilibrium and Interfacial Properties of Water + Oil Systems (POCI/EQU/58239/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Phase Equilibria Interfacial Tension Aqueous Systems Modeling

EXIL - Exchange on Ionic Liquids (EXIL)

Local CoordinatorEuropean Comission
The objective of this Action is to coordinate European research activities and knowledge exchange on ionic liquids (ILs, low melting salts, many of them liquid at room temperature and below) and to explore their full potential in the context of fundamental and applied chemistry, materials science and engineering. The COST Action will provide a c...

Improving the yield of Eucalyptus globulus Kraft Pulp Production: Strategies, Mecanisms and Impact on Pulp Economy (POCTI/EQU/46124/2002)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Cellulosic pulp Eucalyptus globulus Kraft process yield

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 bio...

Ionic Liquids as Promoters of Aqueous Biphasic Systems: The Role of van der Waals and Coulomb Interactions (PTDC/QUI-QUI/121520/2010)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Aqueous Biphasic System Ionic Liquid Inorganic Salt Polymer

Modified electrodes: from versatile models to functional devices for studying dynamic speciation in the environment (POCI/AMB/55939/2004)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Chemically modified electrodes Electrochemistry Chemical speciation Natural waters and sediments

MultiBiorefinery - Multi-purpose strategies for broadband agro-forest and fisheries by-products valorization: a step forward for a truly integrated biorefinery (SAICTPAC/0040/2015)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Optimization and Scale-up of Novel Ionic-Liquid- based Purification Processes for Recombinant Green Fluorescent Protein produced by Escherichia coli (FAPESP/19793/2014)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
biopharmaceuticals, fluorescent proteins, purification, aqueous biphasic systems

Prediction of wax precipitation in flow assurance: Identification of limitations of current models and their improvement (Acção Integrada Luso-Espanhola E-85/09)

CoordinatorOther National

Screening of ionic liquids for gas separation (POCI/EQU/58152/2004)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ionic liquids Gas separation Solubility Diffusion coefficients

Separação de fármacos quirais por cromatografia de partição centrífuga usando sistemas aquosos bifásicos enantioseletivos. (ChiResus)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

SGH : Smart Green Homes (Smart Green Homes)

PartnerIndustry National
The Smart Green Homes (SGH) Project aims to develop integrated product and technology solutions for the households, raising standards of comfort, safety and user satisfaction to a new level and, at the same time, to respond to the problems of sustainability of the Planet, increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the emission of gaseous poll...

SusPhotoSolutions - Soluções Fotovoltaicas Sustentáveis (SUSPHOTOSOLUTIONS)

PartnerOther National

Sweetening of natural gas using ionic liquids (PTDC/EQU-FTT/102166/2008)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Natural gas ionic liquids acid gases seewtening

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of ionic liquids supported on nanocrystalline metal oxides (Transnational cooperation Portugal-India (441.00))

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Terpenes and Terpenoids: Physicochemical Property Data for Fate Predictions of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds in the Environment (PTDC/AAC-AMB/121161/2010)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Terpenes Aqueous Solubilities Vapour Pressures

Towards the improvement of recombinant proteins bioprocessing using ionic liquids (IL2BioPro)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Using natural deep eutectic solvents for the extraction of bioactive compounds from plant material (ALLNAT)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Vapour Liquid Equilibrium of Pure Ionic Liquids and their Mixtures with Organic Solvents (PTDC/EQU-FTT/65252/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ionic Liquids Vapour pressure Molar enthalpies and entropies of vaporization Vapour Liquid equilibrium

[ILTOX] Ecotoxicological evaluation and treatment of aqueous effluents contaminated with ionic liquids (PTDC/AAC-AMB/119172/2010)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ecotoxicity Ionic liquids Water treatment QSAR model

Publications

Cation Alkyl Side Chain Length and Symmetry Effects on the Surface Tension of Ionic Liquids

Almeida, HFD; Freire, MG; Fernandes, AM; Lopes-da-Silva, JA; Morgado, P; Shimizu, K; Filipe, EJM; Lopes, JNC; Santos, LMNBF; Coutinho, JAP
2014, LANGMUIR, 30, 22, 6408-6418.

Ionic Liquid Recovery Alternatives in Ionic Liquid-Based Three-Phase Partitioning (ILTPP)

Alvarez-Guerra, E; Irabien, A; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP
2014, AICHE JOURNAL, 60, 10, 3577-3586.

Ionic liquid-based three phase partitioning (ILTPP) systems: Ionic liquid recovery and recycling

Alvarez-Guerra, E; Ventura, SPM; Coutinho, JAP; Irabien, A
2014, FLUID PHASE EQUILIBRIA, 371, 67-74.

Prediction of Ionic Liquids Properties through Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Batista, MLS; Coutinho, JAP; Gomes JRB
2014, Current Physical Chemistry, 4, 2, 151-172.

Characterization of systems of thiophene and benzene with ionic liquids

Batista, MLS; Tome, LIN; Neves, CMSS; Gomes, JRB; Coutinho, JAP
2014, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS, 192, 26-31.

The effect of the cation aromaticity upon the thermophysical properties of piperidinium- and pyridinium-based ionic liquids

Bhattacharjee, A; Carvalho, PJ; Coutinho, JAP
2014, FLUID PHASE EQUILIBRIA, 375, 80-88.

High pressure density and solubility for the CO2+1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate system

Carvalho, PJ; Regueira, T; Fernandez, J; Lugo, L; Safarov, J; Hassel, E; Coutinho, JAP
2014, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, 88, 46-55.

Understanding the impact of the central atom on the ionic liquid behavior: Phosphonium vs ammonium cations

Carvalho, PJ; Ventura, SPM; Batista, MLS; Schroder, B; Goncalves, F; Esperanca, J; Mutelet, F; Coutinho, JAP
2014, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 140, 6.

Development of back-extraction and recyclability routes for ionic-liquid-based aqueous two-phase systems

Claudio, AFM; Marques, CFC; Boal-Palheiros, I; Freire, MG; Coutinho, JAP
2014, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 16, 1, 259-268.

Extended scale for the hydrogen-bond basicity of ionic liquids

Claudio, AFM; Swift, L; Hallett, JP; Welton, T; Coutinho, JAP; Freire, MG
2014, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 16, 14, 6593-6601.

Aqueous biphasic systems formed by cholinium-based ionic liquids and mixtures of polymers

In Rasmus Fehrmann, Catherine Santini (Eds.), Ionic Liquids: Synthesis, Properties, Technologies and Applications
Teresa B.V Dinis, Catarina M.S.S. Neves, Luís Barbosa, João A.P. Coutinho, Mara G. Freire
2019, 29-54, Berlin, Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
ISBN: 978-3-11-058201-7

Application of Ionic Liquids in Separation and Fractionation Processes

In Buxing Han and Tianbin Wu (Eds.), Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Emanuel V. Capela, João A.P. Coutinho, Mara G. Freire
2019, 637-665, New York, NY, Springer.
ISBN: 978-1-4939-9059-7

Aquatic Toxicology of Ionic Liquids (ILs)

In Suojiang Zhang (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ionic Liquids
Francisca A. e Silva, João A. P. Coutinho, Sónia P. M. Ventura
2019, 1-18, Singapore, Springer.
ISBN: 978-981-10-6739-6

Aqueous Two-Phase Systems

In Colin F. Poole (Eds.), Liquid-Phase Extraction
Pereira, J.F.B., Coutinho, J.A.P.
2019, 157-182, Elsevier.
ISBN: 978-0-12-816911-7

Immobilization of Ionic Liquids, Types of Materials, and Applications

In Zhang S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ionic Liquids
Augusto Q. Pedro, João A. P. Coutinho, Mara G. Freire
2019, Springer.
ISBN: 978-981-10-6739-6

Toward the Recovery and Reuse of the ABS Phase-Forming Components

In Mara G. Freire (Eds.), Ionic-Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems
Sónia P.M. Ventura, João A.P. Coutinho
2016, Springer.
ISBN: 978-3-662-52873-0

Lipase Production and Purification from Fermentation Broth Using Ionic Liquids

In Xuebing Xu, Zheng Guo, Ling-Zhi Cheong (Eds.), Ionic Liquids in Lipid Processing and Analysis
Sónia P.M. Ventura, João A.P. Coutinho
2016, 59-97, Academic Press and AOCS Press .
ISBN: 978-1-63067-047-4

CHAPTER 8:Ionic Liquids as Efficient Tools for the Purification of Biomolecules and Bioproducts from Natural Sources

In Rafal Bogel-Lukasik (Eds.), Ionic Liquids in the Biorefinery Concept : Challenges and Perspectives
Matheus M. Pereira, João A. P. Coutinho and Mara G. Freire
2016, 227-257, Royal Society of Chemistry.
ISBN: 978-1-84973-976-4

Predicting the Thermodynamic Behavior of Water & Ionic Liquids Systems Using COSMO-RS

In Gaune-Escard M, Seddon K R (Eds.), Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids: Never the Twain?
Freire MG, Santos LMNBF, Marrucho IM, Coutinho JAP
2010, John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
ISBN: 978-0471773924

Optical properties

In R Auras, LT Lim, SEM Selke and H Tsuji (Eds.), Poly(lactic acid): Synthesis, structures, properties, processing and applications
Gonçalves, CMB, Coutinho, JAP, Marrucho, IM,
2010, 97-112, Wiley.
ISBN: 978-0470293669

Biosurfactants from yeasts: Characteristics, production and application

In Ramkrishna Sen (Eds.), Biosurfactants
Amaral PFF, Coelho MAZ, Marrucho IM, Coutinho JAP
2010, 672, 236-249, New York, Springer Verlag.
ISBN: 978-1-4419-5978-2

Mass spectrometry studies in ionic liquid aggregates

In MG Escard and KR Seddon (Eds.), Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids: Never the Twain?
Silva RL, Coutinho JAP, Marrucho IM, Fernandes AM
2010, 49-62, Hoboken, NJ, USA, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., .
ISBN: 978-0471773924

Predictive Group Contribution Models for the Thermophysical Properties of Ionic Liquids

In Plechkova NV, Rogers RD, Seddon KR (Eds.), Ionic Liquids: From Knowledge to Application
Coutinho JAP, Gardas RL
2009, 1030, 385-401, ACS Symp Series 1030.
ISBN: 9780841269972

Modelling Phase Equilibria In Systems With Organic Solid Solutions

In Gani R, Kontogeorgis GM (Eds.), Computer Aided Property Estimation for Process and Product Design
Coutinho JAP, Pauly J, Daridon JL
2004, 229-250, Elsevier.
ISBN: 978-0-444-51153-9

Patents

Lignocellulosic composites and phase transition materials for thermo insulation and energy storage

Products National

Coutinho, João ; Neto, Carlos

The present invention relates to the formulation and preparation of composites based on lignocellulosic materials by incorporating phase change materials with the purpose of their application in thermal insulation and reversible energy storage. Lignocellulosic materials provide thermal insulation properties to the composite while also p...

Method for the prediction of paraffinic deposits formation in crude oil during extraction, transport and storage

Products National

Coutinho, João ; Daridon, Jean-Luc

The present invention relates to a method to predict the formation of paraffin deposits in crude oil during extraction, transport and storage operations.Often oils contain considerable amounts of heavy n-alkanes that upon cooling or release of gases due to pressure drop, during operation or transport, tend to deposit in stor...

Use of a crystalline microporous aluminium methylphosphonate for the purification of vinyl chloride

Processes National

Rocha, João; Coutinho, João ; Freitas, Francisco; Valente, Anabela ; Lin, Zhi

The present invention relates to the separation of ethyl chloride and vinyl chloride by absorption using a crystalline microporous aluminium metilphosphate as the absorbent.The absorption ability of aluminium methylphosphonate to ethyl chloride is always higher than to vinyl chloride, at the same temperature and in the press...

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