Fernando Jorge da Silva Pina

Full Professor
Chemistry Section

Main Publications

F. Pina, M. Maestri, V. Balzani
Photochromic systems based on synthetic flavylium compounds and their potential use as molecular-level memory devices, Handbook of Photochemistry and Photobiolog
in Handbook of Photochemistry and Photobiology, Cap. 9, ed. H. S. Nalwa, ASP, Vol. 3, 411-449 (2003).

A. Bencini, M. A. Bernardo, A. Bianchi, E. Garcia-España, C. Giorgi, (...)
Sensing Cations and Anions by Luminescent Polyamine Receptors in Solution
in Advances in Supramolecular Chemistry, Cap. 3, ed. G. Gokel, Cerberus Press., Vol. 8, 79-130 (2002).

M. Maestri, F. Pina, V. Balzani
Multistate/Multifunctional Molecular Level Systems. Photochromic Flavylium Compounds
in "Molecular Switches", Cap. 10, ed. Ben Feringa,, Wiley-VCH, 309-334 (2001).

"Thermal and Photochemical Properties of 4’,7-dihydroxyflavylium in Water-Ionic Liquids Biphasic Systems. A Novel Approach to Write-Read-Erase Molecular Switching System"
F. Pina, J. C. Lima. A. J. Parola, C. A. M. Afonso
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2004, Vol. 43, 1525-1527.

"Multistate/Multifunctional Systems. A Thermodynamic, Kinetic and Photochemical investigations on the 4’-Dimethylaminoflavylium Compound"
Ana Roque, Carlos Lodeiro, Fernando Pina, Mauro Maestri, Paolo Passani(...)
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, Vol. 125, 987-994.

"Artificial Chemical systems capable of mimicking some elementary properties of neurons"
F. Pina, M. J. Melo, M. Maestri, P. Passaniti, V. Balzani
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, Vol. 122, 4496-4498.

"Photochromism of 4(prime)-methoxyflavylium perchorate. A " write-lock-read-unlock-erase" molecular switching device"
F. Pina, M. J. Melo, M. Maestri, R. Ballardini, V. Balzani
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1997, Vol. 119, 5556-5561.

"Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer Processes of Biacetyl Imprisioned in a Hemicarcerand"
A. J. Parola, F. Pina, E. Ferreira, M. Maestri, V. Balzani
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, Vol. 118, 11610-11616.

"Photochromism of the synthetic 4(prime),7-dihydroxyflavylium chloride"
P. Figueiredo, J. C. Lima, H. Santos, M. C. Wigand, R. Brouillard, A. (...)
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994, Vol. 116, 1249-1254.

"“Protonation and Zn(II) Coordination by Dipyridine-containing Macrocycles with Different Molecular Architecture. A Case of pH-controlled Metal Jumping Outside/Inside the Macrocyclic Cavity”"
C. Lodeiro;, A. J. Parola; F. Pina; C. Bazzicalupi; A. Bencini; A. Bi(...)
Inorg. Chem., 2001, Vol. 40, 2968-2975.