Theranostic studies in cancer using new porphyrins
Photochemical and photobiological studies of near infrared functional dyes (cyanines, rhodamines, porphyrins, and squarylium dyes), for usage as fluorescent markers and agents for photodynamic therapy
New mesostructured and nanostructured TiO2 doped materials for photovoltaic cells
Archaeometric studies of Islamic Ceramics in Portugal, 8th to 13th centuries
D.P. Ferreira, D.S. Conceição, Y. Prostota, P.F. Santos, L.F. Vieira Ferreira, Fluorescent “rhodamine-like” hemicyanines derived from the 6-(N,N-diethylamino)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroxanthylium system, Dyes and Pigments, 2015, 112, 73-80
D.P. Ferreira, D.S.Conceição, V.R.A. Ferreira, V.C. Graça, P.F. Santos, L.F. Vieira Ferreira, Photochemical properties of squarylium cyanine dyes, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 1948
D.S. Conceição, D.P. Ferreira, L.F. Vieira Ferreira, Photochemistry and Cytotoxicity Evaluation of Heptamethinecyanine Near Infrared (NIR) Dyes, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 18557
L.F. Vieira Ferreira, D.S. Conceição, D.P. Ferreira, L.F. Santos, T. M. Casimiro, I. Ferreira Machado, Portuguese 16th century tiles from Santo António da Charneca’s kiln: a spectroscopic characterization of pigments, glazes and pastes, J. Raman Spec., 2014, 45, 838-847
Characterization and Modification of Hybrid Systems
Preparation of closed and open biopolymer films
Nucleation and growth of metallic and oxide nanoparticles on biopolymer films
Characterization of several surfaces, namely catalysts TiO2-based
A.P. Carapeto, A.M. Ferraria, P. Brogueira, S. Boufi, A.M. Botelho do Rego, Cellulose films: designing template-free nanoporous cellulose films on semiconducting surfaces, Microsc. Microanal., 2014 (accepted)
A. Hamdi, A.M. Ferraria, A.M. Botelho do Rego, D.P. Ferreira, D.S. Conceição, L. F. Vieira Ferreira, S. Bouattour, Bi-Y doped and co-doped TiO2 nanoparticles: characterization and photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation, J. Molec. Catal. A-Chem, 2013, 380, 34-42
A.M. Botelho do Rego, A.M. Ferraria, M. Rei Vilar, Grafting of Cobaltic Protoporphyrin IX on Semiconductors towards Sensing Devices: Vibrational and Electronic High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study, J. Phys. Chem C., 2013, 117, 22298-22306
S. Boufi, M. Rei Vilar, A.M. Ferraria, A.M. Botelho do Rego, In situ photochemical generation of Ag and Au nanoparticles on chitosane, Colloid. Surf. A, 2013, 439, 151-158
Surface Reactivity and Nanostructured Sol-Gel Systems
Surface Reactivity: interactions of Ruthenium in different oxidation states with biologically relevant molecules (TRL 1)
Nanostructured sol-gel systems: production and characterization of functionalized silica nanocapsules for anti-tumor drugs encapsulation and release (TRL 2-3); development of hybrid silica-polymer aerogels for different applications, namely thermal nanorenders (TRL 5), high performance insulators (TRL 3) and superhydrophobic coatings (TRL 5-6).
R. Ciriminna, A. Fidalgo, F. Béland, V. Pandarus, L.M. Ilharco, M. Pagliaro, The Sol-Gel Route to Advanced Silica-Based Materials and Recent Applications Specific Surface, Chemical Reviews2013, 113 (8), 6592-6620 – Cover
M.F. Júlio, L.M. Ilharco, Superhydrophobic Hybrid Aerogel Powders From Waterglass with Distinctive Applications, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials2014, 199, 29-39
L. M. F. Lopes, L. M. Ilharco , Hydrofluoric Acid-induced Fluorination and Formation of Silica Nanocapsules for 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging, RSC Advances.2014, 4, 16931-16934.
A. R. Garcia, A. Galvão, L. M. Ilharco, Reactivity of Pyrimide on Clean Ru(0001): Experimental and Calculated Infrared Spectra , J. Phys. Chem C2014, 118, 17521-17530.