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Objectives

Design and synthesis of new functional organic molecules

_  Development of new dyes to act as photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy of cancer, ligands for affinity chromatography of proteins, fluorescent NIR probes for biomolecules and to be used in dye-sensitized solar cells

_ Development of heterocyclic photochromic compounds for application in ophthalmic lenses coatings.

_ Calixarene-based architectures and carbon nanomaterials for sensory applications, (photo)catalysis, optoelectronic devices, bioimaging and nanomedicine

Team

Paulo Coelho

Photochromism

Principal Investigator

pcoelho@utad.pt

Ceu2018 VF
Céu Sousa

Photochromism

ceumsousa@hotmail.com

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Paulo Santos

Dyes synthesis

psantos@utad.pt

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Lucinda Reis

Dyes Synthesis

lucinda.reis@utad.pt

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José Prata

Calixarenes

jvprata@deq.isel.ipl.pt

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Alexandra Costa

Calixarenes

acosta@deq.isel.ipl.pt

PatríciaBarata VF
Patrícia Barata

Calixarenes

pbarata@deq.isel.ipl.pt

PhD Students

André Emanuel Teixeira Polónia

Vanessa Sofia Dias Gomes

Vânia Cristina Santos Sena Graça

Collaborators

Eurico Emanuel Avelar de Serpa Vieira Lima

Luis Herculano Melo de Carvalho

 

Partnerships

Polo - Produtos Ópticos (Photochromic lens)

University of Lille (NMR analysis of photochromic compounds under irradiation)

University of Pisa (Theoretical analysis of circular dichroism spectra)

Institute of Molecular Biol. and Genetics- Ukraine (NIR probes for proteins)

Institute Org. Chem. –Ukraine (Quantum-chemical calculations)

University of Minho (Photochromic azo dyes)

University of Porto (Smart textiles, Dye-sensitized solar cells and Development of portable chemosensors),

University of Coimbra (Photochemical studies)

University of Beira Interior (Dyes for affinity chromatography)

University of Lisboa (Luminescence life-time measurements)