(Last 5 years)
Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI) - Projeto de I&DT Empresarial (Copromoção)
The project presents an innovative opportunity to develop a process aiming at the waste water valorization by transforming it into a source of nutrients resource, essentially for the agri-food sector but with applications in new industrial solutions. Thus, from the conversion of waste water (urban, livestock and agro-industrial effluents)the project will create three new lines of final products for animal feed/nutrition and plant nutrition, fuel, plastics and pharmaceutical industries.
MIT Portugal Program - MPP20302020-21
Producing methanol as sustainable fuel by coupling CO2 capture and hydrogenation
Programme for Cooperation in Science between Portugal and Poland
2019-22Design of new heterogenized rhodium catalysts for sustainable hydroformylation of olefins and oxidation of alkanes
FCT Competitive Projects in all Scientific Domains
This project aims to provide novel magnetic ionic liquids (MScorpILs) and fluids (MScorpIFs) based on metal C- or B-scorpionate catalysts to design improved catalytic processes for selective oxidation reactions of industrial interest i) the oxidation of cyclohexane to the cyclohexanol/cyclohexanone mixture and ii) the one-pot oxidation of ethane to acetic acid.
Portugal 2020 BIP Proof of Concept
This project aims to obtain financing for protection and economic valorization of the rights of intellectual property associated to the use of an efficient and recyclable catalyst consisting on an hybrid material, based on the dichloro hydrotris(pyrazol-1-yl)methane iron(II) complex anchored on carbon nanotubes functionalized with carboxylate surface groups, to be used in the partial oxidation of secondary alcohols to the corresponding ketones with t-butyl hydroperoxide, without the addition of solvents and using low power microwave irradiation.
Portugal-Germany Integrated Action
This project aims to immobilise homogeneous complexes (namely functionalized C-scorpionate gold complexes and the N-heterocyclic carbene gold(I) complexes onto heterogeneous supports (carbon materials, such as activated carbon, carbon xerogel, carbon nanotubes, and even nanodiamonds (which with regard to chemical and mechanical resistance probably represent an extraordinary support; and metal oxides, like silica and alumina). Those hybrid materials will be tested as catalysts for important industrial reactions like alkane or alcohol oxidations and well investigated and established reactions in homogeneous gold catalysis like the addition of nucleophiles to alkynes or the phenol synthesis.
IDI&CA Projects - Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
This project aims to provide novel carbon nanomaterials (CNM) produced from cork industry wastewater to design improved catalytic processes for selective oxidation reactions of industrial interest, in particular i) the oxidation of cyclohexane to the cyclohexanone/cyclohexanol mixture (KA oil) and ii) the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols to, respectively, aldehydes and ketones.
(Last 5 years, as team member)
2018-22: PTDC/QUI-QIN/29778/2017 - Straightforward Synthesis of Multifunctional core-shell composites and their applications
The main aim of this project is to find easily scalable procedures for the cost-effective preparation of multifunctional core-shell composite materials. Viability of the prepared multifunctional dispersed materials will be tested in catalytic multistage one-pot reactions, smart corrosion protection, dynamic catalysis (induced activation of the catalytic particles with electromagnetic waves of different frequencies) and in the catalyst recovery.
2016-19: PTDC/QEQ-QIN/3967/2014 - Catalytic Alkane Functionalization towards Sustainable Organic Synthesis
IPL/2016/MechSynCat_ISEL - Mechanochemical Synthesis of Advanced Nanomaterials and Application in Catalysis
2014-15: EXPL/QEQ/ERQ/2243/2013 OXIPOLY - New one-pot process comprising consecutive Oxidation-Polymerization reactions for the production of new polymers, directly from renewable resources