Examples of completed projects

1. Library of customized aromatic methacryloyl and vinyl monomers for the project PTDC/CTM/69145/2006 “Preparation and characterization of new MDLCs (Matrix dispersed liquid crystals)” PI Prof. J. Sotomayor

Publications: A.I. Mouquinho, K.T. Petrova, M.T. Barros, J. Sotomayor “New Polymer Networks for PDLC Films Application.” in: New Polymers for Special Applications, Chapter 5, ISBN 978-9-5351-0744-6, Editor: Dr. Ailton De Souza Gomes, InTech - Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, 2012, pp. 139-164. DOI: 10.5772/48203 http://www.intechopen.com/books/new-polymers-for-special-applications/new-polymer-networks-for-pdlc-films-application

M.T. Barros, A.I. Mouquinho, K.T. Petrova, M.D. Saavedra, J.C. Sotomayor “Fast synthesis employing a microwave assisted neat protocol of new monomers potentially useful for the preparation of PDLC films.” Cent. Eur. J. Chem. (New Journal Title: Open Chemistry) 2011, 9(4), 557-566. DOI: 10.2478/s11532-011-0046-2

A. Mouquinho, M. Saavedra, A. Maiau, K.T. Petrova, M.T. Barros, J.L. Figueirinhas, J. Sotomayor “Films based on new methacrylate monomers: synthesis, characterisation and electro-optical properties.” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2011, 542(1), 132-140. DOI: 10.1080/15421406.2011.570154


2. Series of galactose-functionalized polymers samples for the project PTDC/EQU-EPR/119631/2010 “Smart particles for drug delivery to the colon and to the liver” PI Prof. M. Cardoso

Publications: M.M. Cardoso, I.N. Peça, C.D. Raposo, K.T. Petrova, M.T. Barros, R. Gardner, A. Bicho “Doxorubicin-loaded galactoseconjugated poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles as hepatocyte-targeting drug carrier.” J. Microencapsul. 2016, 33(4), 315-22. DOI: 10.1080/02652048.2016.1185474

I.N. Peça, K.T. Petrova, M.M. Cardoso, M.T. Barros “Preparation and Characterization of Polymeric Nanoparticles Composed of Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) and Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide)-co-poly(ethylene glycol) 10%Triblock end-capped with a galactose moiety.” React. Funct. Polym. 2012, 72(10), 729-735. DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2012.06.019

Featured Article in Advances in Engineering - Chemical Engineering, January 2013: https://advanceseng.com/chemical-engineering/preparation-and-characterization-of-polymericnanoparticlescomposed-of-polydl-lactide-co-glycolide-and-polydl-lactide-co-glycolide-co-polyethylene-glycol-10-triblock-end-capped-with-agalactosemoi/

3. Library of sucrose derivatives for the project PTDC/QUI/72120/2006 “New biopolymers, obtained from polymerizable sucrose derivatives. Ecologically friendly methods. Synthesis and evaluation for industrial applications” PI Prof. M.T. Barros

Selected Publications: M.T. Barros, K.T. Petrova, P. Correia-da-Silva “Sucrose chemistry: Fast and Efficient Microwave-Assisted Protocols for the Generation of Sucrose-Containing Monomer Libraries.” in: Microwave Heating, Chapter 14, ISBN 979-9-5330-7020-8, Editor Usha Chandra, InTech - Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, 2011, pp. 309-332. DOI: 10.5772/19725 http://www.intechopen.com/books/microwave-heating/sucrose-chemistry-fast-and-efficient-microwave-assisted-protocols-for-the-generation-of-sucrose-cont

K.T. Petrova, P. Correia-da-Silva, C.I.C. Crucho, M.T. Barros “Chemoselective synthesis of sucrose building blocks and their polymerization.” Curr. Org. Chem. 2014, 18(13), 1788-1802. DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666140527231535

M.T. Barros, K.T. Petrova, P. Correia-da-Silva, T.M. Potewar “Library of Mild and Economic Protocols for the Selective Derivatization of Sucrose under Microwave Irradiation.” Green Chem., 2011, 13(7), 1897-1906. DOI: 10.1039/c1gc15228a