For more details about this research contact Prof. José Gaspar Martinho (jgmartinho[AT]tecnico.ulisboa.pt)

Materials for Imaging and Diagnostics

  • Hybrid Nanoparticles
  • Two Photon Absorption Systems
  • Gold Cluster Assemblies
  • Optical Sensors

Representative Publications:
  • T. Ribeiro, S. Raja, A.S. Rodrigues, F. Fernandes, C. Baleizão, J.P.S. Farinha, " High performance NIR fluorescent silica nanoparticles for bioimaging ", RSC Advances, 3, 9171-9174 (2013). |www|
  • I.F.A. Mariz, E.M.S. Maçoas, J.M.G. Martinho, L. Zou, P. Zhou, X. Chen, J. Qin, " Molecular architecture effects in two-photon absorption: from octupolar molecules to polymers and hybrid polymer nanoparticles based on 1,3,5-triazine ", J. Mater. Chem. B 1, 2169-2177 (2013). |www|
  • E. Maçoas, G. Marcelo, S. Pinto, T. Cañeque, A. M. Cuadro, J. J. Vaquero, J. M. G. Martinho, "A V-shaped cationic dye for nonlinear optical bioimaging”, Chem. Commun. 47, 7374-7376 (2011). |www|
  • B. S. González, M. J. Rodríguez, M. C. Blanco, J. Rivas, M. A. López-Quintela, J. M. G. Martinho, “One step synthesis of the smallest photoluminescent and paramagnetic PVP-protected gold atomic clusters”, Nano Letters 10, 4217-4221 (2010). |www|
  • V. Augusto, C. Baleizão, M. N. Berberan-Santos, J. P. S. Farinha, “Oxygen-Proof Fluorescence Temperature Sensing with Pristine C70 Encapsulated in Polymer Nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 20, 1192-1197 (2010). |www|

Materials for Theranostics

  • Mesoporous Hybrid Nanoparticles
  • Multifunctional Polymer Vectors and Nanoparticles

Representative Publications:
  • S. Martins, J. P. S. Farinha, C. Baleizão, M. N. Berberan-Santos, “Controlled release of singlet oxygen using diphenylanthracene functionalized polymer nanoparticles”, Chem. Commun. 50, 3317-3320 (2014). |www|
  • A. S. Rodrigues, T. Ribeiro, F. Fernandes, J. P. S. Farinha, C. Baleizão, “Intrinsically fluorescent silica nanocontainers: a promising theranostic platform”, Microsc. Microanal. 19, 1216-1221 (2013). |www|
  • P. Relogio, M. Bathfield, Z. Haftek-Terreau, M. Beija, F. D’Agosto, A. Favier, M.-J. Giraud-Panis, B. Mandrand, J.P.S. Farinha, M.-T. Charreyre, J.M.G. Martinho, " Biotin-End-Functionalized Highly Fluorescent Water-Soluble Polymers" (journal cover), Polym. Chem. 4, 2968-2981 (2013). |www|
  • L. Borlido, L. Moura, A.M. Azevedo, A.C.A. Roque, M.R. Aires-Barros, J.P.S. Farinha, " Stimuli-Responsive Magnetic Nanoparticles for Monoclonal Antibody Purification ", Biotechnol. J. 8, 709-717 (2013). |www|
  • M. Beija, M.-T. Charreyre, J. M. G. Martinho, “Dye-Labelled Polymer Chains at Specific Sites: Synthesis by Living/Controlled Polymerization”, Prog. Polym. Sci. 36, 568-602 (2011). |www|

Materials for Energy

  • Hybrid Metal Nanostructures
  • Organic Charge-Transfer Interfaces

Representative Publications:
  • H. Alves, R. M. Pinto, E.S. Maçôas, " Photoconductive response in organic charge transfer interfaces with high quantum efficiency ", Nature Commun. 4, 1842 (2013). |www|
  • P. Remón, C.P. Carvalho, C. Baleizão, M.N. Berberan-Santos, U. Pischel, " Highly Efficient Singlet-Singlet Energy Transfer in Light-Harvesting [60,70]Fullerene-4-Amino-1,8-naphthalimide Dyads ", Chemphyschem, 2717-2724 (2013). |www|
  • T. Ribeiro, T. Prazeres, M. Moffitt, J.P.S. Farinha, " Enhanced Photoluminescence from Micellar Assemblies of Cadmium Sulfide Quantum Dots and Gold Nanoparticles ", J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 3122-3133 (2013). |www|
  • R.M. Pinto, E.M.S. Maçoas, H. Alves, "Enhanced conductivity and photoresponse at a rubrene single-crystal-PCBM film interface", J. Mater. Chem. C 2, 3639-3644 (2014). |www|

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