PAPERS (2016-2020)

192. Elodie Melro, Alexandra Filipe, Artur J. M. Valente, Filipe E. Antunes, Anabela Romano, Magnus Norgren, Bruno Medronho. Levulinic acid: a novel sustainable solvent for lignin dissolution. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2020, Accepted. 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.08.128

191. Marina Ramos, Elena Fortunati, Ana Beltrán, Mercedes Peltzer, Francesco Cristofaro, Livia Visai, Artur J.M. Valente, Alfonso Jiménez, José María Kenny, María Carmen Garrigós. Controlled release, disintegration, antioxidant, and 2 antimicrobial properties of Poly(lactic 3 acid)/thymol/nanoclay composites. Polymers 2020, 12, 1878. 10.3390/polym12091878

190. Telma Encarnação, Cátia Palito, Alberto A.C.C. Pais, Artur J.M. Valente, Hugh D. Burrows. Removal of pharmaceuticals from water by free and imobilised microalgae. Molecules. 2020, 25, 3639. 10.3390/molecules25163639

189. Luca Scermino, Antonio Fabozzi, Gaetano De Tommaso, Artur J.M. Valente, Mauro Iuliano, Luigi Paduano, Gerardino D’Errico. pH-responsive micellization of an amine oxide surfactant with branched hydrophobic tail. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2020, , 316, 113799. 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113799

188. M.L. Ramos, D.C. Dias, L.L.G. Justino, L.M.P.Verissimo, A.J.M. Valente, M.A. Esteso, A.C.F. Ribeiro, D.G. Leaist, J. Pina, A.M.T.D.P.V. Cabral, M.M. Rodrigo. Interactions between glycyl-L-phenylalanine and b-cyclodextrin from diffusion, spectroscopic and computational studies. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2020, 315, 113704. 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113704

187. Tabata Sato, Daphne Mello, Luana Vasconcelos, Artur J. M. Valente, Alexandre Borges. Chitosan-Based Coacervate Polymers for Propolis Encapsulation: Release and Cytotoxicity Studies. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2020, 21, 4561. 10.3390/ijms21124561

186. Mohit Sharma, Roberto Aguado, Dina Murtinho, Artur J. M. Valente, António P. Mendes De Sousa, Paulo J. T. Ferreira. A review on cationic starch and nanocellulose as paper coating components. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.  2020, Accepted. 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.06.131

185. João P. Vareda, Artur J. M. Valente, Luisa Durães. Silica aerogels/xerogels modified with nitrogen-containing groups for heavy metal adsorption. Molecules. 2020, 25, 2788. 10.3390/molecules25122788.

184. Alan F.Y. Matsushita, María J. Tapia, Alberto A.C.C. Pais, Artur J.M. Valente. Luminescent properties of lanthanoid-poly(sodium acrylate) composites: insights on the interaction mechanism. Polymers. 2020, 12, 1314. 10.3390/polym12061314.

183. Habib Bouzid, Cesar M.C. Filho, Joana R.C. Marques, Artur J.M. Valente, Licinio M. Gando-Ferreira. A New Approach on the Amino Acid Lysine Quantification by UV-Visible Spectrophotometry. Revista de Chimie. 2020. Accepted.

182. Marina Ramos, Ana Beltran, Elena Fortunati, Mercedes A. Peltzer, Francesco Cristofaro, Livia Visai, Artur J.M. Valente, Alfonso Jiménez, José María Kenny, Maria Carmen Garrigós. Controlled release of thymol from poly(lactic acid)-based silver nanocomposite films with antibacterial and antioxidant activity. Antioxidants. 2020, 9, 395. 10.3390/antiox9050395
181. Helena M.R. Gonçalves, Rui F.P. Pereira, Emmanuel Lepleux, Louis Pacheco, Artur J. M. Valente, Abel J. Duarte, Verónica de Zea Bermudez. Non-Newtonian Thermosensitive Nanofluid based on Carbon Dots Functionalized with Ionic Liquids. Small. 2020. 10.1002/smll.201907661. 

180. Cesar M.C. Filho, Pedro V.A. Bueno, Alan F.Y. Matsushita, Bruno H. Vilsinski, Adley F. Rubira, Edvani C. Muniz, Dina M.B. Murtinho, Artur J.  M. Valente. Uncommon sorption mechanism of aromatic compounds onto poly(vinyl alcohol)/chitosan/ maleic anhydride-β-cyclodextrin hydrogels. Polymers. 2020, 12, 877. 10.3390/polym12040877

179. Tânia C. D. Fernandes, Helena M. R. Rodrigues, Filipe A. A. Paz, Joana F. M. Sousa, Artur J. M. Valente, Maria M. Silva, Verónica de Zea Bermudez, Rui F. P. Pereira. Highly Conducting Bombyx mori Silk Fibroin-based Electrolytes incorporating Glycerol, Dimethyl Sulfoxide and [Bmim]PF6. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 2020, 167, 070551. 10.1149/1945-7111/ab8313 

178. B. Filova, L. Musilova, A. Mracek, M.L. Ramos, L.M.P.Veríssimo, A.J.M.Valente, A.C.F. Ribeiro. Effect of sodium salts on diffusion of poly(vinyl alcohol) in aqueous solutions. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2020, 304, 112728. 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.112728

177. Elodie Melro, Alexandra Filipe, Dora Sousa, Artur J. M. Valente, Anabela Romano, Filipe E. Antunes, Bruno Medronho. Dissolution of kraft lignin in alkaline solutions. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2020, 148, 688-695. 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.01.153

176. Filipe M. Santos, Paula Barbosa, Rui Pereira, M. M. Silva, Helena Gonçalves, Silvia C. Nunes, Filipe Figueiredo, Artur J. M. Valente, Veronica de Zea Bermudez. Proton Conducting Electrolytes Composed of Chondroitin Sulfate Polysaccharide and Citric Acid. European Polymer Journal 2020, 124, 109453. 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109453

175. Alyne Lamy-Mendes, Rafael B. Torres, João P. Vareda, David Lopes, Marco Ferreira, Vanessa Valente, Ana V. Girão, Artur J. M. Valente, Luísa Durães. Amine modification of silica aerogels/xerogels for removal of relevant environmental pollutants. Molecules 2019, 24, 3701. 10.3390/molecules24203701

174. A.J.M. Valente, O. Söderman. Does the solvent properties affect the propensity for self-association of a-cyclodextrin? Insights from NMR self-diffusion. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2019, 295, 111869. 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111869

173. Roberto Aguado, Dina Murtinho, Artur J.M. Valente. A broad overview on innovative functionalized paper solutions. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal. 2019; 34(4): 395–416. 10.1515/npprj-2019-0036

172. Luis M.P.Verissimo, Gianluca Utzeri, M. Luísa Ramos, Ana C.F.Ribeiro, Artur J.M. Valente. Limiting diffusion coefficients of glufosinate ammonium, cymoxanil and imidacloprid in aqueous solutions. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2019, 239, 111459. 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111459

171. M.M. Rodrigo, M.A. Esteso, L.M.P.Veríssimo, C. Romero, M.L. Ramos, A.J.M. Valente and A.C.F. Ribeiro. A comparative study between the behavior diffusion of a-aminobutyric acid and γ-aminobutyric acid in sodium chloride aqueous solutions. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2019, 291, 111289. 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111289

170. J.P. Vareda, A.J.M. Valente, L. Durães. Assessment of heavy metal pollution from anthropogenic activities and remediation strategies: a review. Journal of Environmental Management 2019, 246, 101-118. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.05.126

169. H.M.R. Gonçalves, R.F.P. Pereira, E. Lepleux, T. Carlier, L. Pacheco, S. Pereira, A.J.M. Valente, E. Fortunato, A.J. Duarte, V. de Zea Bermudez. Nanofluid based on Glucose-derived Carbon Dots Functionalized with [Bmim]Cl for the next generation of smart windows. Advanced Sustainable Systems 2019, 1900047. 10.1002/adsu.201900047

168. D. Costa, T. Albuquerque, J. A. Queiroz, A. J. M. Valente. A co-delivery platform based on plasmid DNA peptide-surfactant complexes:  formation, characterization and release behavior. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2019, 178, 430-438. 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.03.029

167. F.G.A. Estrada, J.M.C. Marques, A.J.M. Valente. Molecular dynamics insights for screening the ability of polymers to remove pesticides from water. Chemistry Open. 2019, 8, 438-446. 10.1002/open.201800293

166. A.F.Y. Matsushita, A.A.C.C. Pais, A.J.M. Valente. Energy transfer and multicolour tunable emission of Eu,Tb(PSA)Phen composites. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2019, 569, 93-101. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.02.049

165. D. M. Galindres, A.C.F. Ribeiro, A.J.M. Valente, M.A. Esteso, E. Sanabria, E.F. Vargas, L.M.P. Verissimo, D.G. Leaist. Ionic conductivities and diffusion coefficients of alkyl substituted sulfonated resorcinarenes in aqueous solutions. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 2019, 133, 22-228. 10.1016/j.jct.2019.02.018

164. B. F. O. Nascimento, N. A. M. Pereira, A. J. M. Valente, T. M. V. D. Pinho e Melo, M. Pineiro. A review on (hydro)porphyrin-loaded polymer micelles: interesting and valuable platforms for enhanced cancer nanotheranostics. Pharmaceutics 2019, 11, 81. 10.3390/pharmaceutics11020081

163. E. Delgado-Pinar, A. J. M. Valente, J. S. Seixas de Melo. A comprehensive photophysical and NMR investigation on the interaction of a 4-methylumbelliferone derivative and cucurbit[7]uril. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2019, 277, 1026-1034. 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.12.137

162. A. E. Malagón, L. F. Velásquez, D. M. Galindres, A. C. F. Ribeiro, A. J. M. Valente, L. M. P. Verissimo, M. A. Esteso. Diffusion and conductance properties of aqueous solutions of tetrasodium 5,11,17,23-tetrakissulfonatemethylen-2,8,14,20-tetra(2-(methylthio)ethyl)resorcinarene. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 276, 897-901. 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.12.007

161. T. F. Cova, D. Murtinho, A. A. C. C. Pais, A. J. M. Valente. Cyclodextrin-based materials for removing micropollutants from wastewater. Current Organic Chemistry 2018, 22, 2146-2177. 10.2174/1385272822666181019125315

160. D. Costa, A. J. M. Valente, J. A. Queiroz, A. Sousa. Finding the ideal polyethylenimine-plasmid DNA system for co-delivery of payloads in cancer therapy. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2018, 270, 627-636. 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.06.063

159. T.F.G.G. Cova, D. Murtinho, A.A.C.C. Pais, A.J.M. Valente. Combining cellulose and cyclodextrins: fascinating designs for materials and pharmaceutics. Frontiers in Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry 2018, 6, 271. 10.3389/fchem.2018.00271

158. A.F.Y. Matsushita, C.M.C. Filho, M.Pineiro, A.A.C.C. Pais, A.J.M. Valente. Effect of Eu(III) and Tb(III) chloride on the gelification behavior of poly(sodium acrylate). Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2018, 264, 205-214. 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.05.040

157. C.M.C. Filho, P.V.A. Bueno, A.F.Y. Matsushita, A.F. Rubira, E.C. Muniz, L. Durães, D.M.B. Murtinho, A.J.M. Valente. Synthesis, characterization and sorption studies of aromatic compounds by hydrogels of chitosan blended with b-cyclodextrin- and PVA functionalized pectin. RSC Advances 2018, 8, 14609-14622. 10.1039/c8ra02332h

156. L.M. Martelo, S.M. Fonseca, A.T. Marques, H.D. Burrows, A.J.M. Valente, L.L.G. Justino, U. Scherf, S. Pradhan, Q. Song. Effects of Charge Density on Photophysics and Aggregation Behaviour of Anionic Fluorene-arylene Conjugated Polyelectrolytes. Polymers 2018, 10, 258. 10.3390/polym10030258

155. P. Singh, B. Medronho, A.J.M. Valente, M.G. Miguel, B. Lindman. Exploring the prebiotic effect of cyclodextrins on probiotic bacteria entrapped in carboxymetyl cellulose-chitosan particles. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2018, 168, 156-162. 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.12.014

154. Rui P. Pereira, Sílvia C. Nunes, Guillaume Toquer, Marita Cardoso, Artur J.M. Valente, Maria M. Silva, Luís A.D. Carlos, Rute A.S. Ferreira, Verónica Z. Bermudez. Novel highly luminescent amine-functionalized bridged silsesquioxanes. Frontiers in Chemistry 2018, 5, Article 131. 10.3389/fchem.2017.00131

153. Sandra Jesus, Elizangela H. Fragal, Adley F. Rubira, Edvani C. Muniz, Artur J. M. Valente, Olga Borges. The inclusion of chitosan in poly-ε-caprolactone nanoparticles: Impact on the delivery system characteristics and on the adsorbed ovalbumin secondary structure. AAPS PharmSciTech 2018, 19, 101-113. 10.1208/s12249-017-0822-1

152. B. Stewart, K. Kogej, M.L. Ramos, A.J.M. Valente, H.D. Burrows. Binding of divalentand higher valent metal ions to surfactants and polyelectrolytes. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 2017, 32, 76-83. 10.1016/j.cocis.2017.10.003

151. M. Monteserín, H.D. Burrows, A.J.M. Valente, A.A.C.C. Pais, R.E. Di Paolo, A.L. Maçanita, M.J. Tapia. Fluorescence enhancement of a cationic fluorene-phenylene conjugated polyelectrolyte induced by non-ionic n-alkyl polyoxyethylene surfactants. Langmuir, 2017, 33, 13350-13363. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02818

150. A.J.M. Valente, R.A. Carvalho, D. Murtinho, O. Söderman. Molecular dynamics of cyclodextrins in water solutions from NMR deuterium relaxation. Implications for cyclodextrin aggregation. Langmuir, 2017, 33, 8233-8238. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01923

149. Tânia F.G.G. Cova, Sandra C.C. Nunes, Artur J.M. Valente, Teresa M. V. D. Pinho e Melo, Alberto A.C.C. Pais. Properties and patterns in anion-receptors: a closer look at Bambusurils. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2017, 242, 640-652. 10.1016/j.molliq.2017.07.065

148. A.J.M. Valente, R.A. Carvalho, O. Söderman. Correction to "Do cyclodextrins aggregate in water? Insights from NMR experiments". Langmuir, 2017, 23, 5974-5974. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01638

147. M.C.F. Barros, Ana C.F. Ribeiro, Miguel A. Esteso, A.J.M. Valente, M. Luísa Ramos, Hugh D. Burrows, Victor M.M.Lobo, Derek G. Leaist. Uncommon temperature effect on the interaction between levodopa and b-cyclodextrin seen by diffusometry and NMR spectroscopy. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 2017, 112, 314-320. 10.1016/j.jct.2017.05.016

146. J. Marques, T. Matias, A.J.M. Valente, A. Portugal, M.J. Quina, L. Gando-Ferreira, L. Durães. Adsorption of phenol on silica aerogels using a stirred tank and a fixed bed column. Ciência e Tecnologia dos Materiais 2017, 29, 229-233.

145. Telma Matias, Joana Marques, Filipe Conceição, Hajar Maleki, Margarida J. Quina, Licínio Gando-Ferreira, Artur J. M. Valente, António Portugal, Luísa Durães. Towards improved adsorption of phenolic compounds by surface chemistry tailoring of silica aerogels. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 2017, 84, 409-421. 10.1007/s10971-017-4373-4

144. B. Medronho, H. Duarte, S. Magalhães, L. Alves, A.J.M. Valente, A. Romano. From a new celulose solvent to the cyclodextrin induced formation of hydrogels. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2017, 532, 548-555. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.03.047

143. B.H. Vilsinski, D.M.B. Murtinho, M.E.S. Serra, E.F.P. Soares, P.F. Cruz, G. Braga, O. Borges, E.C. Muniz, A.F. Rubira, W. Caetano, A.J.M. Valente. Interactions between copper (II) dibrominated salen complex and copolymeric micelles of P-123 and F-127. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2017, 532, 583-591. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.02.079

142. C.I.A.V. Santos, M.L. Ramos, L.L.G. Justino, H.D. Burrows, A.J.M. Valente, M.A. Esteso, D.G. Leaist, A.C.F. Ribeiro. Effect of pH in the structure and mass transport by diffusion of theophylline. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 2017, 110, 162-170. 10.1016/j.jct.2017.02.019

141. C.M.C. Filho, T. Matias, L. Durães, A.J.M. Valente. Efficient simultaneous removal of petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants by a hydrophobic silica aerogel-like material. Colloids and Surfaces A:Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2017, 520, 550-560. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.02.018

140. M.M. Rodrigo, M.A. Esteso, M.F. Barros, L.M.P. Verissimo, C. Romero, A.F. Suarez, M.L. Ramos, A.J.M. Valente, H. D. Burrows, A.C.F. Ribeiro. The structure and diffusion behaviour of the neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in neutral aqueous solutions. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 2017, 104, 110-117. 10.1016/j.jct.2016.09.014

139. C.M.C. Filho, M.N.L. Neto, R.S. Teixeira, A.A.C.C. Pais, A.J.M. Valente. Development and optimization of an HPLC-DAD method for quantification of six petroleum hydrocarbons compounds in aqueous samples. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies 2016, 39, 837-846. 10.1080/10826076.2016.1274998

138. Matti Knaapila, Beverly Stewart, Telma Costa, Sarah E. Rogers, Joana Pragana, Sofia M. Fonseca, Artur J. M. Valente, M. Luisa Ramos, Dina Murtinho, Jorge Costa Pereira, Ricardo Mallavia, Hugh D. Burrows. Incorporation of a cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte CPE within an aqueous poly(vinyl alcohol) sol. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 9119-9131. 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01895

137. João P. Vareda, Artur J.M. Valente, Luisa Durães. Erratum to “Heavy metals in Iberian soils: Removal by current adsorbents/amendments and prospective for aerogels”. Advances in Colloids and Interface Science 2016, 237, 76-77. 10.1016/j.cis.2016.10.002

136. João P. Vareda, Artur J.M. Valente, Luisa Durães. Heavy metals in Iberian soils: Removal by current adsorbents/amendments and prospective for aerogels. Advances in Colloids and Interface Science 2016, 237, 28-42. 10.1016/j.cis.2016.08.009

135. J.G.C. Baptista, S.P.J. Rodrigues, A.F.Y. Matsushita, C. Vitorino, T.M.R. Maria, H.D. Burrows, A.A.C.C. Pais, A.J.M. Valente. Does poly(vinyl alcohol) act as an amphiphilic polymer? An interaction study with simvastatin. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2016, 222, 287-294. 10.1016/j.molliq.2016.07.025

134. A.P. Gerola, D.C. Silva, A.F.Y. Matsushita, O. Borges, A.F. Rubira, E.C. Muniz, A.J.M. Valente. The effect of methacrylation on the behavior of Gum Arabic as pH-responsive matrix for colon-specific drug delivery. European Polymer Journal 2016, 78, 326-339. 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.03.041

133. H.D. Burrows, T. Costa, M.L. Ramos, A.J.M. Valente, B. Stewart, L.L.G. Justino, A.I.A. Almeida, N.L. Catarina, R. Mallavia, M. Knaapila. Self-assembled systems of water soluble metal-8-hydroxyquinolates with surfactants and conjugated polyelectrolytes for optical sensing, light harvesting and charge transport. Phys Chem Chem Phys 2016, 18, 16629-16640. 10.1039/C5CP07085F

132. Bruno Medronho, Hugo Duarte, Luis Alves, Filipe E. Antunes, Anabela Romano, Artur J. M. Valente. The role of cyclodextrin-tetrabutylammonium complexation on the cellulose dissolution. Carbohydrate Polymers 2016, 140, 136-143. 10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.12.026

131. C.M.C. Filho, L.M.P. Verissimo, A.J.M. Valente, A.C.F. Ribeiro. Limiting diffusion coefficients of sodium octanoate, and octanoic acid in aqueous solutions without and with α-cyclodextrin. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 2016, 94, 234-237. 10.1016/j.jct.2015.11.013