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Peer-reviewed papers in international publications in 2015






  1. G. Marcelo, S. Pinto, T. Cañeque, I.F.A. Mariz, A.M. Cuadro, J.J. Vaquero, J.M.G. Martinho, E.M.S. Maçôas, "Nonlinear Emission of Quinolizinium-Based Dyes with Application in Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging", J. Phys. Chem. A , 2015, 119(11), 2351–2362.
  2. E.M.S. Macoas, S. A. Mustalahti, P. M.l Myllyperkiö, H. M. Kunttu, M. J. Pettersson, " The Role of Vibrational Dynamics in Electronic Relaxation of Cr (acac)3", J. Phys. Chem. A , 2015, 119(11), 2727-2734.
  3. R. Pinto, E. Maçôas, A. Neves, S. Raja, C. Baleizão, I. Santos, H. Alves, “Effect of Molecular Stacking on Exciton Diffusion in Crystalline Organic Semiconductors”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137(22), 7104-7110.
  4. C. Baleizão, J. P. S. Farinha, “Hybrid Smart Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Theranostic”, Nanomedicine, 2015, 10, 2310-2314.
  5. A. M. Santiago, T. Ribeiro, A. S. Rodrigues, B. Ribeiro, R. F. M. Frade, C. Baleizão, J. P. S. Farinha, “Multifunctional hybrid silica nanoparticles with a fluorescent core and active targeting shell for fluorescence imaging biodiagnostic applications”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2015, 4579-4587.
  6.  I. F. A. Mariz, C. A. B. Rodrigues, F. Siopa, C. A. M. Afonso, X. Chen, J. M. G. Martinho, E. M. S. Maçôas, “A 1,3,5-triazine based polymer as a nonlinear near-infrared antenna for two-photon activated volumetric optical memory devices”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3(41), 10775-10782.
  7. C. A. B. Rodrigues, J. M. G. Martinho, C. A. M. Afonso, “Synthesis of a Biologically Active Oxazol-5-(4H)-one via an Erlenmeyer-Plochl Reaction”, J. Chem. Edu., 2015, 92(9), 1543-1546.
  8. B. Santiago-González, C. Vázquez-Vázquez, M. C. Blanco-Varela, J. M. G. Martinho, J. M. Ramallo-López, F. G. Requejo, M. A. López-Quintela, “Synthesis of water-soluble gold clusters in nanosomes displaying robust photoluminescence with very large Stokes shift”, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 2015, 455, 154-162.
  9. A. Soares, J. Maria, I. Flores-Colen, L. Ilharco, J. DE Brito, J. G. Martinho, “Water-resistance of mortars with lightweight aggregates”, Key Engineering Materials, 2015, 63, 46-53.
  10. J. R. S. Martin, I. Bihannic, C. Santos, J. P. S. Farinha, B. Demé, F. A. M. Leermakers, J. P. Pinheiro, E. Rotureau, J. F. L. Duval, “Structure of Multiresponsive Brush-Decorated Nanoparticles: A Combined Electrokinetic, DLS, and SANS Study”, Langmuir, 2015, 31 , 4779-4790.
  11. R. M. Pinto, W. Gouveia, E. S. Maçoas, I. C. Santos, S. Raja, C. Baleizão, H. Alves, “Impact of Molecular Organization on Exciton Diffusion in Single-Crystal Perylenediimides”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 27720-27729.
  12. C. A. de Oliveira, M. F. Dario, F. D. Sarruf, I. F. A. Mariz, M. V. R. Velasco, C. Rosado, A. R. Baby, “Safety and efficacy evaluation of gelatin-based nanoparticles associated with UV filters”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2015 (in press).





  1. L.F. Vieira Ferreira, A. Gonzalez, M.F.C. Pereira, L.F. Santos, T.M. Casimiro, D.P. Ferreira, D.S. Conceição, I. Ferreira Machado, “Spectroscopy of 16th century Portuguese tin-glazed earthenware produced in the region of Lisbon”, Ceram. Intern. 41 (2015) 13433–13446.
  2. L.F. Vieira Ferreira, D.P. Ferreira, D.S. Conceição, L.F. Santos, M.F.C. Pereira, T. M. Casimiro, I. Ferreira Machado “Portuguese tin-glazed earthenware from the 17th century. Part 2: a spectroscopic characterization of pigments, glazes and pastes of the three main production centres”, Spectrochimica Acta A, 149 (2015) 285-294.
  3. D.S. Conceição, D.P. Ferreira, V.C. Graça, C.R. Silva, P.F. Santos, L.F. Vieira Ferreira, “Photochemical studies of new benzothiazole- and benzoselenazole-derived aminosquarylium dyes”, Tetrahedron, 71 (2015) 967-976.
  4. E.M. Saggioro, A. S. Oliveira, D.F. Buss. D.P. Magalhães, T. Pavesi, M. Jimenez, M.I. Maldonado, L.F. Vieira Ferreira, J.C. Moreira, “Photo-decolorization and ecotoxicological effects of solar compound parabolic collector pilot plant and artificial light photocatalysis of indigo carmine dye”, Dyes and Pigments, 115, (2015) 571-580.
  5. D.P. Ferreira, D.S. Conceição, Y. Prostota, P.F. Santos, L.F.V. Ferreira,“Fluorescent “rhodamine-like” hemicyanines derived from the 6-(N,N-diethylamino)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxanthylium system”, Dyes and Pigments, 112 (2015) 73-80.
  6. R. Socoteanu , G. Manda, R. Boscencu, G. Vasiliu, A. S. Oliveira, ”Synthesis, Spectral Analysis and Preliminary in Vitro Evaluation of Some Tetrapyrrolic complexes with 3d Metal Ions, Molecules, 20 (2015) 15488-15499.
  7. R. Anastasescu, M. Anastasescu, A. Oliveira, G. Dobrescu, R. Boscencu, C. Constantin, “Aggregation Behavior of Some Asymmetric Porphyrins versus Basic Biological Tests Response”, International Journal of Photoenergy, Article Number: 302587, 2015.
  8. E.M. Saggioro, A.S. Oliveira, T. Pavesi, K.J. Totozintle, M. Jimenez, M.I. Maldonado, F.V. Correia, J.C. Moreira, “Solar CPC Pilot Plant Photocatalytic Degradation of Indigo Carmine Dye in Waters and Wastewaters Using Supported-TiO2: Influence of Photodegradation Parameters”, International Journal of Photoenergy, Article Number: 656153, 2015.
  9. R. Ciriminna, A. Fidalgo, V. Pandarus, F. Béland, L. M. Ilharco, M. Pagliaro, New Catalyst Series from the Sol–Gel-Entrapment of Gold Nanoparticles in Organically Modified Silica Matrices: Proof of Performance in a Model Oxidation Reaction, ChemCatChem 7 (2015) 254/260. Back Cover.
  10. A. Soares, M. F. Júlio, I. Flores-Colen, L. Ilharco, J. de Brito, J.M.G. Martinho, Water-Resistance of Mortars with Lightweight Aggregates, Key Engineering Materials, 2015, 634, 46-53.
  11. A.R. Garcia, L.M. F. Lopes, R. Brito de Barros, L. M. Ilharco, The Problem of 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole in Cork Planks Studied by Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy: a Proof of Concept, J. Agric. Food Chem. 2015.
  12. R. Ciriminna, A. Fidalgo, M. Pagliaro, L. M. Ilharco, Sol-Gel Microspheres Doped with Glycerol: A Structural Insight in Light of Forthcoming Application, Chemistry Open, 2015, 4, 120-126. Cover.
  13. R. Ciriminna, V. Pandarus, A. Fidalgo, L. M. Ilharco, F. Beland, M. Pagliaro, SiliaCat: A Versatile Catalyst Series for Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organic Process Research & Development, 2015, 19, 755-768.
  14. R. Ciriminna, F. Meneguzzo, A. Fidalgo, L. M. Ilharco, M. Pagliaro, “Extraction, benefits and valorization of olive polyphenols”, Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2015, 117, 0000-0000.
  15. J.J. Moura Ramos, H.P. Diogo, “Slow relaxations in semicrystalline poly(butylene succinate) below and above Tg”, Polym. Eng. Sci., 2015, 634, 1873-1880.
  16. E. Mora, A. R. Brás, W. Pyckhout-Hintzen, H. P. Diogo, J. J. Moura Ramos, “The segmental and chain relaxation modes in high-cis-polyisoprene as studied by Thermally Stimulated Currents”, J. Chem. Phys., 2015, 142, 044903 (7pp).
  17. E. Mora, H. P. Diogo, J. J. Moura Ramos, The features of the normal mode relaxation as studied by Thermally Stimulated Currents, Eur. Polym. J. 2015, 64, 215-223.
  18. E. Mora, H. P. Diogo, J. J. Moura Ramos, The slow molecular mobility in amorphous ketoprofen and ibuprofen, J. Pharm. Sci. 2015, 104, 3833-3841.
  19. H. P. Diogo, J. J. Moura Ramos, 2The slow molecular mobility in amorphous captopril and captopril disulfide: a DSC and TSDC study. J. Non-Cryst. Solids 2015, 429, 202-207.
  20. V. G. Correia, A. M. Ferraria, M. G. Pinho, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, “Antimicrobial contact-active oligo(2-oxazoline)s-grafted surfaces for fast water disinfection at the point-of-use”, Biomacromolecules 2015, 16 (12), 3904–3915.
  21. J. M. Campos, A. M Ferraria, A. M. Botelho do Rego, M. R. Ribeiro, A. Barros-Timmons, “Studies on PLA grafting onto graphene oxide and its effect on the ensuing composite films”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 2015, 166 122–132. 
  22. S. Salomé, M.C. Oliveira, A.M. Ferraria, A.M. Botelho do Rego, A. Querejeta, F. Alcaide, P.L. Cabot, R. Rego, “Synthesis and testing of new carbon-supported PdP catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction in polymer electrolyte fuel cells”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 754 (2015) 8–21.
  23. P. J. Gomes, A. M. Ferraria, A. M. Botelho do Rego, S. V. Hoffmann, P. A. Ribeiro and M. Raposo, "Energy Thresholds of DNA Damage Induced by UV Radiation: an XPS Study", The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119 (17) (2015) 5404–5411.
  24. A. P. Carapeto, A. M. Ferraria, P. Brogueira, S. Boufi, A. M. Botelho do Rego, “Cellulose films: designing template-free nanoporous cellulose films on semiconducting surfaces”, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21 (01) (2015) 102–107.
  25. K. Navaneetha Pandiyaraj, A. M. Ferraria, A. M. Botelho do Rego, R. R. Deshmukh, P-G Su, Jr. Mercy Halleluyah, A. S. Bin Halim, “Low-pressure plasma enhanced immobilization of chitosan on low-density polyethylene for bio-medical applications”, Applied Surface Science, 328 (2015) 1–12.
  26. A.P. Carapeto, A.M. Ferraria, S. Boufi, M. Rei Vilar, A.M. Botelho do Rego, “Ion reduction in metallic nanoparticles nucleation and growth on cellulose films: Does substrate play a role?” Cellulose, 22 (1) (2015) 173–186.
  27. Tânia Braz, Quirina Ferreira, Ana Luísa Mendonça, Ana Maria Ferraria, Ana Maria Botelho do Rego, Jorge Morgado, “Morphology of Ferroelectric/Conjugated Polymer Phase-Separated Blends, Used in Non-Volatile Resistive Memories. Direct evidence for a Diffuse Interface.”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (3) (2015) 1391–1399.
  28. B. Nunes, N. Franco, A. M. Botelho do Rego, E. Alves, R. Colaço, “Structural Characterization of Dual Ion Implantation in Silicon”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 365A (2015) 39-43 .
  29. A. P. S. Roseiro, P. Adão, A. M. Galvão, J. C. Pessoa, A. M. Botelho do Rego, M. F. N. N. Carvalho, “Oxygen activation by copper camphor complexes”, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2, (2015) 1019-1028.
  30. M. Raposo, Q. Ferreira, A. R. Monteiro, P.A. Ribeiro, A. M. Botelho do Rego, “Contribution of Counterions and Degree of Ionization for Birefringence creation and relaxation kinetics parameters of PAH/PAZO films”, J. Appl. Phys., 118, (2015) 114504.
  31. A. A. Duarte, A. M. Botelho do Rego, M. Salerno, P. A. Ribeiro, N. El Bari, B. Bouchikhi, and M. Raposo, “DPPG liposomes adsorbed on polymer cushions: effect of roughness on amount, surface composition and topography”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119 (2015) 8544–8552.
  32. V. G. Bessergenev, M. C. Mateus, A. M. Botelho do Rego, M. Hantusch, E. Burkel, “An improvement of photocatalytic activity of TiO2 Degussa P25 powder”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 500 (2015) 40-50.
  33. S. Realista, A. S. Viana, B. P. Cardoso, A. M. Botelho do Rego, P. D. Vaz, A. I. Melato, P. N. Martinho, M. J. Calhorda, “Asymmetric Binuclear Ni(II) And Cu(II) Schiff Base Metallopolymers, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 39495-39504.
  34. A. Cunha, O. F. Zouani, L. Plawinski, A. M. Botelho do Rego, A. Almeida, R. Vilar, M.-C. Durrieu, “Human mesenchymal stem cells behavior onto femtosecond laser textured Ti-6Al-4V surfaces.”, Nanomedicine, 10(5)(2015) 725-39.
  35. M. Rei Vilar, A. M. Ferraria, A.M. Botelho do Rego, S. Boufi,“Cellulose: De Nouvelles Perspectives Pour Un Matériau Millénaire (Cellulose: New Insights for a Millenary Material)”, Actualité Chimique Journal de la Société Chimique de France, 393-394, février-mars (2015) 102-107.




  1. A. Ferreira, I. Silva, F. Fernandes, R. Pilkington, M. Callaghan, S. McClean, and L. Moreira, "The tyrosine kinase BceF and the phosphotyrosine phosphatase BceD of Burkholderia contaminans are required for efficient invasion and epithelial disruption of a cystic fibrosis lung epithelial cell line", Infection and Immunity, 2015, 83, 812-821.
  2. E. Torres, M.N. Berberan-Santos, M.J. Brites, "Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties of perylene dyes", Dyes and Pigments, 2015, 112, 298-304.
  3. G. Marcelo, S. Pinto, T. Cañeque, A. Cuadro, J. Vaquero, J. Martinho, E. Maçôas, "Nonlinear Emission of Quinolizinium Based Dyes With Application in Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging ", The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2015, 119, 2351-2362.
  4. M. N. Berberan-Santos, "Probabilistic view of the luminescence phasor plot and description of the universal semicircle as the sum of two spiraling curves", J. Math. Chem., 2015, 53, 1207-1219.
  5. S. Nascimento, A. Fedorov, M.J. Brites, M.N. Berberan-Santos, "New coumarin-[60]fullerene dyads connected by an alkynyl linkage: Synthesis and fluorescence studies. Evidence for efficient singlet-singlet energy transfer", Dyes and Pigments, 2015, 114, 158-165.
  6. T. Palmeira, A. Fedorov, M.N. Berberan-Santos, "Influence of excited-state absorption on time-resolved luminescence: General formalism and application to the phosphorescence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons", ChemPhysChem, 2015, 16, 640-648. [Spotlight].
  7. T. Palmeira, M.N. Berberan-Santos, "Effect of triplet-triplet absorption on time-resolved phosphorescence", J. Luminescence, 2015, 158, 510-518.
  8. T.P. Dao, F. Fernandes, M. Er-Rafik, R. Salva, M. Schmutz, A. Brûlet, M. Prieto, O. Sandre, J.F. Le Meins. "Phase Separation and Nanodomain Formation in Hybrid Polymer/ Lipid Vesicles" ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4, 182-186.
  9. Phasor plots of luminescence decay functions, M. N. Berberan-Santos, Chemical Physics, 2015, 449, 23-33. [Cover].
  10.  Stretched exponential kinetics of the luminescence concentration depolarization and penetration depth of molecules in a medium, E. N. Bodunov, M N. Berberan-Santos, Optics and Spectroscopy, 2015, 119, 22-28.
  11.  Fluorescence phasor plots using time domain data: Effect of the instrument response function, L. Martelo, A. Fedorov, M. N. Berberan-Santos, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015, 119, 10267-10274.
  12. Deoxycholic acid modulates cell death signaling through changes in mitochondrial membrane properties, T. Sousa, R. E. Castro, S. N. Pinto, A. Coutinho, S. D. Lucas, R. Moreira, C. M.P. Rodrigues, M. Prieto, F. Fernandes, J. Lip. Res. 2015, 56(11), 2158-2171.
  13. Electrostatically driven lipid-protein interaction: Answers from FRET, F. Fernandes, A. Coutinho, M. Prieto, L. M. S. Loura, 2015, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1848 (9), 1837-1848.
  14. Phasor representation of monomer-excimer kinetics: General results and application to pyrene, L. Martelo, A. Fedorov, M. N. Berberan-Santos, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 15023-15029.
  15. Supercritical carbon dioxide design strategies: from drug carriers to soft killers, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, Vasco D. B. Bonifacio, T. Casimiro, V. G. Correia, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 373, 20150009.


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