Recent Publications

Ana Clara B. Rodrigues, Anika Eckert, João Pina, Ullrich Scherf and J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo,  Polymeric Near Infrared Emitters with Bay-Annulated Indigo Moieties Materials Advances, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00260K 
 Pina, João; Dias, Paula; Serpa, Carlos; Azevedo, João; Mendes, Adélio; Seixas de Melo, J. Phenomenological understanding of hematite photoanodes performance J. Phys. Chem C..DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c11420
Pinheiro, Daniela ; Galvão, Adelino; Pineiro, Marta; Seixas de Melo, J., Red-Purple Photochromic Indigos From Green Chemistry. mono-tBOC or di-tBOC N-substituted Indigos Displaying ESPT or Photoisomerization. J. Phys. Chem B  2021, DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c00120.
Delgado-Pinar, Estefania; Costa, Ana; Gonçalves, Isabel; Pineiro, Marta; Pillinger, Martyn; Seixas de Melo, J. S., Tuning the Behaviour of a Hydrotalcite-Supported Sulfonated Bithiophene from Aggregation-Caused Quenching to Efficient Monomer Luminescence. J. Phys. Chem C  2021,DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c00240.
Rodrigues ACB, Wetterling D, Scherf U, Seixas de Melo JS (2021) Tuning J-aggregate formation and emission efficiency in cationic diazapentacenium dyes. Chem. Eur. J. doi:10.1002/chem.202100123
Rodrigues ACB, Seixas de Melo JS (2021) Aggregation Induced Emission: from small molecules to polymers. Historical background, mechanisms and photophysics. Topics in Current Chemistry:379,15. DOI: 10.1007/s41061-021-00327-9.
Pinheiro D, Pineiro M, Galvão AM, Seixas de Melo JS (2021) Deep in blue with green chemistry: influence of solvent and chain length on the behaviour of N- and N,N′- alkyl indigo derivatives. Chem. Sci. 12 (1):303-313. doi:10.1039/D0SC04958A
Rodrigues ACB, Geisler IS, Klein P, Pina J, Neuhaus FJH, Dreher E, Lehmann CW, Scherf U, Seixas de Melo JS (2020) Designing highly fluorescent, arylated poly(phenylene vinylene)s of intrinsic microporosity. J Mat Chem C 8 (7):2248-2257. doi:10.1039/c9tc06028f
Pina J, Rodrigues ACB, Alnady M, Dong W, Scherf U, Seixas de Melo JS (2020) Restricted Aggregate Formation on Tetraphenylethene-Substituted Polythiophenes. J Phys Chem C 124 (25):13956-13965. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10908
Pinheiro D, Pineiro M, Pina J, Brandão P, Galvão AM, Seixas de Melo JS (2020) Tryptanthrin From Indigo: Synthesis, Excited State Deactivation Routes and Efficient Singlet Oxygen Sensitization. Dyes and Pigments 175:108125. doi:
Ariadna Lázaro, Carla Cunha, Ramon Bosque, João Pina, Jas S Ward, Khai-Nghi Truong, Kari Rissanen, João Carlos Lima, Margarita Crespo, J Sérgio Seixas de Melo, Laura Rodríguez (2020) Room-Temperature Phosphorescence and Efficient Singlet Oxygen Production by Cyclometalated Pt (II) Complexes with Aromatic Alkynyl Ligands Inorg. Chem., 59, 12, 8220-8230.  
Ana L. Costa, Ana C. Gomes, André D. Lopes, José P. Da Silva, Martyn Pillinger, Isabel S. Gonçalves and J. Sérgio Seixas de Melo (2020) Evaluation of the supramolecular interaction of Congo red with cucurbiturils using mass spectrometry and spectroscopic methods" New J. Chem.  44 (6) 2587-2596.
Brandão, P., Pinheiro, D., Seixas de Melo, J. S., Pineiro, M., (2020)I2/NaH/DMF as Oxidant Trio for the Synthesis of Tryptanthrin from Indigo or Isatin, Dyes and Pigm., 173, 107935-107939.
DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2019.107935
Pinar, E. D., Pineiro, M., Seixas de Melo, J. S.(2020) A Water-Soluble Bithiophene with Increased Photoluminescence Efficiency and Metal Recognition Ability, Dalton Trans, 49, 12319-12326.
DOI: 10.1039/D0DT01385D
Ferreira, J. T., Pina, J., Ribeiro, C. A. F., Fernandes, R., Tome, J. P. C., Rodriguez-Morgade, M. S., Torres, T. (2020Highly Efficient Singlet Oxygen Generators Based on Ruthenium Phthalocyanines: Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Evaluation for Photodynamic Therapy, Chem. Eur. J., 26, 1789-1799.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201903546
Gonzalez, A. C. S., Damas, L., Aroso, R. T., Tome, V. A.,  Dias, L. D.,  Pina, J., Carrilho, R. M. B., Pereira, M. M., (2020) Monoterpene-based metallophthalocyanines: Sustainable synthetic approaches and photophysical studies, J. Porphyr. Phthalocyanines, 24, 947-958. DOI: 10.1142/s1088424620500066
Ramos, M. L., Dias, D. C., Justino, L. L. G., Verissimo, L. M. P., Valente, A. J. M., Esteso, M. A., Ribeiro, A. C. F., Leaist, D. G., Pina, J., Cabral, A., Rodrigo, M. M., (2020)Interactions between glycyl-L-phenylalanine and beta-cyclodextrin from diffusion, spectroscopic and computational studies, J. Mol. Liq., 315, 113704.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113704
Rodrigues, A. C. B., Pina, J., Seixas de Melo, J. S., (2020) Structure-relation properties of N-substituted phenothiazines in solution and solid state: Photophysical, photostability and aggregation-induced emission studies, J. Mol. Liq., 317, 113966.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113966
Rodrigues, A. I., Krishnamoorthy, P., Gomes, C. S. B., Carmona, N., Di Paolo, R. E., Pander, P., Pina, J., Seixas de Melo, J. S., Dias, F. B., Calhorda, M. J., Maçanita, A. L., Morgado, J., Gomes, P. T., (2020) Luminescent halogen-substituted 2-(N-arylimino)pyrrolyl boron complexes: the internal heavy-atom effect. Dalton Transactions, 49, 10185-10202. DOI: 10.1039/d0dt01845g