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Flávio Figueira

  • Post Doc
  • Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Quimica
  • 11PublicationsNumber of items in Flávio's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers

About

The development of new porphyrinoid compounds specifically expanded porphyrinoid compounds has attracted the attention of many researchers in organic and inorganic chemistry. The synthesis and of expanded porphyrins produces systems with novel spectral and electronic features, cation-coordination, and, in many cases, an ability to bind anions in certain protonation states. The synthesis of new expanded porphyrins namely sapphyrins, pentaphyrins, hexaphyrins and even higher homologues and fine-tuning of their characteristics can allow extended conjugation pathways and interesting derivatives for a wide variety of applications. Pyrrole containing entities have emerged in the last few years as one of the most versatile and useful classes of anion-binding agents. They have been used in several applications, including sensing, transport, supramolecular structure stabilization, and DNA recognition. As a result, pyrrole-based anion receptors display richness in size, shape, structure and electronic characteristics (i.e. color and conjugation pathways). The main focus of research consists in the synthesis and supramolecular studies of cyclic and acyclic pyrrole based moieties. Currently, we are focused in the functionalization of hexapyrrolic and small acyclic systems containing pyrrole units with potential anion binding properties.

Recent publications

  • [28]Hexaphyrin derivatives for anion recognition in organic and aqueous media

    • Figueira F
    • Farinha A
    • Muteto P
    • et al.
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  • Unprecedented Double aza-Michael Addition within a Sapphyrin Core

    • Figueira F
    • Marques I
    • Farinha A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Post Doc

Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Quimica

August 2015 - Present

PhD Student

Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, CESAM

February 2009 - Present

Post Doc

Universidade de Aveiro CICECO

August 2014 - August 2015(a year)

Education

PhD

Universidade de Aveiro Departamento de Quimica

January 2009 - May 2014(5 years)

Master Degree

University of Lisbon Center for Mathematics Fundamental Applications and Operations Research

October 2006 - December 2008(2 years)

Licenciatura

University of Lisbon Center for Mathematics Fundamental Applications and Operations Research

November 2000 - December 2006(6 years)

Followers (1)

  • ana taveira

    ana taveiraUniversidade dos Acores - University of the Azores

Following (1)

  • ana taveira

    ana taveiraUniversidade dos Acores - University of the Azores