Ana Catarina Costa Gomes Alves

Investigador Auxiliar

short CV

February 2019 to present: Researcher

February 2010 to January 2019: post-doctoral associate under the supervision of Professor Isabel Gonçalves and Doctor Martyn Pillinger.

October 2005- November 2009: PhD in chemistry in the group of Prof. Simon Duckett, University of York, United Kingdom.

scientific interests

-Synthesis and characterization of organic ligands, organometallic complexes.

-Immobilization of inorganic/organometallic complexes in MCM-41, metal-organic frameworks, cyclodextrines, cucurbiturils and layered double hydroxides and respective characterization.

present research group

  • Professor Isabel Gonçalves
  • Doctor Martyn Pillinger
  • Doctor Tatiana Amarante
  • Doctor Sofia Bruno


  • Doctor Filipe Paz
  • Doctor Anabela Valente
  • Doctor Patrícia Neves
  • Doctor Sofia Bruno
  • Doctor Paula Ferreira

Other portuguese institutions

  • Professor Carlos Romão (ITQB-UNL)
  • Doctor Carla Gamelas (Politécnico de Setúbal)
  • Doctor André D. Lopes (University of the Algarve)
  • Doctor Salete Balula (University of Porto)
  • Doctor Luis Cunha Silva (University of Porto)

Selected publications

A.C. Gomes, M.M. Antunes, M. Abrantes, A.A. Valente, F.A. Almeida Paz, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, ChemCatChem., 2018, 53, 3481-3489.

D. Julião, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, R. Valença, J.C. Ribeiro, I.S. Gonçalves, S.S. Balula,Appl. Catal., B2018, 230, 177-183.

A.C. Gomes, C.I.R. Magalhães,T.S.M. Oliveira, A.D. Lopes, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 17042–17052.

A.C. Gomes, P. Neves, L. Cunha-Silva, A.A. Valente, I.S. Gonçalves, M. Pillinger, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 5207-5218.

 A.L. Costa, A.C. Gomes, M. Pillinger, I.S. Gonçalves, J.S. Seixas de Melo, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 12069-12078.

A.C. Gomes,S.M. Bruno, C.A. Gamelas,A.A. Valente,M. Abrantes,I.S. Gonçalves,C.C. Romão, M. Pillinger, Dalton Trans2013, 42, 8231-8240.



Deep oxidative desulfurization of diesel fuels using homogeneous and SBA-15-supported peroxophosphotungstate catalysts

Juliao, D; Mirante, F; Ribeiro, SO; Gomes, AC; Valenca, R; Ribeiro, JC; Pillinger, M; de Castro, B; Goncalves, IS; Balula, SS
2019, FUEL, 241, 616-624.
ISBN: 1873-7153

Dichlorodioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes bearing oxygen-donor ligands as catalysts for oxidative desulfurization of simulated and real diesel

Juliao, D; Gomes, AC; Cunha-Silva, L; Pillinger, M; Lopes, AD; Valenca, R; Ribeiro, JC; Goncalves, IS; Balula, SS
ISBN: 1873-3905

Interactions and Supramolecular Organization of Sulfonated Indigo and Thioindigo Dyes in Layered Hydroxide Hosts

Costa, AL; Gomes, AC; Pereira, RC; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS; Pineiro, M; de Melo, JSS
2018, LANGMUIR, 34, 1, 453-464.

Desulfurization of liquid fuels by extraction and sulfoxidation using H2O2 and [CpMo(CO)(3)R] as catalysts

Juliao, D; Gomes, AC; Pillinger, M; Valenca, R; Ribeiro, JC; Goncalves, IS; Balula, SS

Molybdenum(0) tricarbonyl and tetracarbonyl complexes with a cationic pyrazolylpyridine ligand: synthesis, crystal structures and catalytic performance in olefin epoxidation

Nogueira, LS; Neves, P; Gomes, AC; Lavrador, P; Cunha-Silva, L; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M
2018, RSC ADVANCES, 8, 29, 16294-16302.

An Organotin Vanadate with Sodalite Topology and Catalytic Versatility in Oxidative Transformations

Gomes, AC; Antunes, MM; Abrantes, M; Valente, AA; Paz, FAA; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M
2018, CHEMCATCHEM, 10, 16, 3481-3489.

High-yield synthesis and catalytic response of chainlike hybrid materials of the [(MoO3)(m)(2,2 '-bipyridine)(n)] family

Bruno, SM; Nogueira, LS; Gomes, AC; Valente, AA; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M
2018, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 42, 20, 16483-16492.

Insights into the Photophysics and Supramolecular Organization of Congo Red in Solution and the Solid State

Costa, AL; Gomes, AC; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS; Pina, J; de Melo, JSS
2017, CHEMPHYSCHEM, 18, 5, 564-575.

Ferrocene and ferrocenium inclusion compounds with cucurbiturils: a study of metal atom dynamics probed by Mossbauer spectroscopy

Magalhaes, CIR; Gomes, AC; Lopes, AD; Goncalves, IS; Pillinger, M; Jin, E; Kim, I; Ko, YH; Kim, K; Nowik, I; Herber, RH
ISBN: 1463-9084

Performance of a tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) pyrazolylpyridine (pre) catalyst in olefin epoxidation and epoxide alcoholysis

Nogueira, LS; Neves, P; Gomes, AC; Valente, AA; Pillinger, M; Goncalves, IS
ISBN: 1872-8561

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