Vítor Félix

Associate Professor with Aggregation

résumé

Education:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal (1993)

 

  • Graduated in Applied Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (1986)

 

Academic Career:

  • Associate Professor with Aggregation (2008-present)

 

  • Associate Professor (2000-2008)

 

  • Auxiliary Professor(1997-2000)

 

  • Auxiliary Invited Professor (1994-1997)

 

  • Assistant Professor (1993-1994)

 

  • Visiting Scientist at University of Reading, with Professor Michael Drew (1994 and 2001)

 

Researcher ID

molecular modelling group

The research field of our modelling group includes both experimental and computational areas of supramolecular chemistry, in the following research lines

 

Computer modelling of drug-biological target interactions;

 

Theoretical investigation of halogen bonds in interlocked and/or macrocyclic receptors;

                    

 

Molecular design of artificial receptors for anion recognition;

                   

 

 

Computational studies of the diffusion of delivery-systems in cellular membrane models.

 

The computational research includes mainly quantum calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. The experimental structural studies are carried out primarily through single crystal X-ray diffraction using a CCD system. Our group is currently hosted at the Department of Health Sciences.

Most of these research topics are part of our extensive international scientific network (more details bellow).

 

Further information about our group can be found at the Molecular Modeling Group site.

selected publications

  • S. J. Moore, C. J. E. Haynes, J. Gonzalez, J. L. Sutton, S. J. Brooks, M. E. Light, J. Herniman, G. J. Langley, V. Soto-Cerrato, R. Perez-Tomas, I. Marques, P. J. Costa, V. Felix and P. A. Gale, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 103-117.[link]
  • F. Zapata, A. Caballero, N. G. White, T. D. Claridge, P. J. Costa, V. Felix and P. D. Beer, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11533-11541.[link]
  • A. I. Vicente, J. M. Caio, J. Sardinha, C. Moiteiro, R. Delgado and V. Felix, Tetrahedron, 2012, 68, 670-680.[link]
  • J. D. Ingram, P. J. Costa, H. Adams, M. D. Ward, V. Felix and J. A. Thomas, Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 10483-10494.[link]
  • C. J. E. Haynes, S. J. Moore, J. R. Hiscock, I. Marques, P. J. Costa, V. Felix and P. A. Gale, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1436-1444.[link]
  • A. Caballero, F. Zapata, N. G. White, P. J. Costa, V. Felix and P. D. Beer, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2012, 51, 1876-1880.[link]
  • C. J. Serpell, N. L. Kilah, P. J. Costa, V. Felix and P. D. Beer, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2010, 49, 5322-5326.[link]
  • S. M. Santos, P. J. Costa, M. D. Lankshear, P. D. Beer and V. Felix, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 11173-11180.[link]
  • N. M. Micaelo, A. L. Macedo, B. J. Goodfellow and V. Felix, J. Mol. Graph. Model., 2010, 29, 396-405.[link]
  • C. Cruz, V. Calisto, R. Delgado and V. Felix, Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 15, 3277-3289.[link]
  • M. D. Lankshear, I. M. Dudley, K. M. Chan, A. R. Cowley, S. M. Santos, V. Felix and P. D. Beer, Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 2248-2263.[link]
  • H. Adams, P. J. Costa, M. Newell, S. J. Vickers, M. D. Ward, V. Felix and J. A. Thomas, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 11633-11643.[link]
  • C. Cruz, R. Delgado, M. G. Drew and V. Felix, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 4023-4034.[link]
  • V. Felix, M. G. Drew, P. R. Webber and P. D. Beer, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006, 8, 521-532.[link]

international research collaborations

Professor Paul D. Beer [link]

Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

University of Oxford

 

Professor Jim A. Thomas [link]

Reader in Coordination Chemistry

University of Sheffield

 

Professor Phil A Gale [link]

Head of Chemistry, Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry

University of Southampton

 

Doctor Roberto Quesada [link]

Departamento de Química de la Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Burgos

 

Professor Raj Pal Sharma [link]

Department of Chemistry

University of Panjab

national research collaborations

Doutora Cristina Moiteiro [link]

Departamento de Química e Bioquímica

Univeridade de Lisboa -  Faculdade de Ciências

 

Doutora Paula Brandão [link]

Departamento de Química

Universidade de Aveiro

Projects

Anion transmembrane transport promoted by drug-like molecules: building a library of anion carriers inspired in Ataluren (PTC124) (PTDC/QEQ-SUP/4283/2014)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Creating custom microenvironments for anion complexation in water (DP210100039)

Local CoordinatorOther International
Creating custom microenvironments for anion complexation in water. This proposal will exploit a new strategy in the design of anion receptors that function in water by employing the microenvironment formed in aggregates of these molecules. The outcome of the project will be a series of new materials designed to selective bind particular anions, ...

Development of azacalix(hetero)arene transporters for mediated anionic flux across membranes: a novel approach for studying ionic passive diffusion (PTDC/QUI-QUI/101022/2008)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Transmembrane anion transport Aza-bridged calix(hetero)aromatic receptors Anion binding Supramolecular chemistry

Molecular design of novel aza-bridged calixarene receptors for medicinal chemistry: encapsulation of lanthanide ions and chiral resolution of drugs (PTDC/QUI/68582/2006)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Azacalix[2]arene[2]triazine Lanthanide complexes Molecular recognition Enantioselective resolution

Molecular hybrids of polyoxometalates and dipolar organic molecules: synthesis, characterization and determination of non-linear optical properties (POCTI/CTM/37713/2001)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
polyoxometalate optical nonlinearity organic/inorganic hybrid nonlinear optical materials

Molecular recognition of phthalate and phthalic acid esters pollutants by ditopic receptors or by cascade dicopper systems (POCI/QUI/56569/2004)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Molecular recognition macrocycles and cryptands Supramolecular Chemistry phthalate and phthalic acid esters

Structural and functional studies of the soul/hbp family of heme-binding proteins (PTDC/QUI/64203/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
heme binding NMR SOUL/HBP family structure and function

Publications

Chalcogen Bonding Macrocycles and [2]Rotaxanes for Anion Recognition

Lim, JYC; Marques, I; Thompson, AL; Christensen, KE; Felix, V; Beer, PD
2017, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 139, 8, 3122-3133.

Anion- and Solvent-Induced Rotary Dynamics and Sensing in a Perylene Diimide [3]Catenane

Barendt, TA; Ferreira, L; Marques, I; Felix, V; Beer, PD
2017, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 139, 26, 9026-9037.

Iodide Recognition and Sensing in Water by a Halogen-Bonding Ruthenium(II)-Based Rotaxane

Langton, MJ; Marques, I; Robinson, SW; Felix, V; Beer, PD
2016, CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 22, 1, 185-192.

Design, synthesis and properties of orthopalladated complexes: Proheterogeneous catalyst

Das, U; Pattanayak, P; Patra, D; Brandao, P; Felix, V; Chattopadhyay, S
2016, POLYHEDRON, 110, 165-171.

Enhancing the enantioselective recognition and sensing of chiral anions by halogen bonding

Lim, JYC; Marques, I; Ferreira, L; Felix, V; Beer, PD
2016, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 52, 32, 5527-5530.

Facile synthesis, structural evaluation, antimicrobial activity and synergistic effects of novel imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine based organoselenium compounds

Kumar, S; Sharma, N; Maurya, IK; Bhasin, AKK; Wangoo, N; Brandao, P; Felix, V; Bhasin, KK; Sharma, RK
2016, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 123, 916-924.

Molecular diversity in several pyridyl based Cu(II) complexes: biophysical interaction and redox triggered fluorescence switch

Adhlkari, S; Sahana, A; Kumari, B; Ganguly, D; Das, S; Banerjee, PP; Banerjee, G; Chattopadhyay, A; Fondo, M; Matalobos, JS; Brandao, P; Felix, V; Das, D
2016, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 40, 12, 10378-10388.

Selective Nitrate Recognition by a Halogen-Bonding Four-Station [3]Rotaxane Molecular Shuttle

Barendt, TA; Docker, A; Marques, I; Felix, V; Beer, PD
2016, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 55, 37, 11069-11076.

Synthesis, characterization, structure and catalytic activity of (NNN) tridentate azo-imine nickel(II), palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes

Mandal, P; Lin, CH; Brandao, P; Mal, D; Felix, V; Pratihar, JL
2016, POLYHEDRON, 106, 171-177.

Synthesis, structural characterization, cytotoxic properties and DNA binding of a dinuclear copper(II) complex

Ferreira, BJML; Brandao, P; Meireles, M; Martel, F; Correia-Branco, A; Fernandes, DM; Santos, TM; Felix, V
2016, JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, 161, 9-17.

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