Vasco Daniel Bigas Bonifácio

Invited Researcher
Secção de Engenharia Química e Bioquímica
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Research Interests

Molecular electronics (molecular nanowire-based OFETs, sensors), sustainable energy (hydrogen storage and organic photovoltaics), and nanomedicine (controlled drug delivery). Currently his actual research is focused in the synthesis of complex polymer architectures using supercritical carbon dioxide (dendrimers and nanovesicles), and in the development of biomaterials-based devices for drug and gene delivery and cell and tissue engineering.

Main Publications

Oxazoline-based antimicrobial oligomers: synthesis by CROP using supercritical CO2, V. G. Correia, V. D. B. Bonifácio, V. P. Raje, T. Casimiro, G. Moutinho, C. L. Silva, M. G. Pinho, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Macromol. Biosci. 2011 (in press).

Development of Functional Mesoporous Microparticles for Controlled Drug Delivery, R. B. Restani, V. G. Correia, V. D. B. Bonifacio*, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, J. Supercrit. Fluid. 2010, 55, 333-339.

MOLinsight: A web portal for the processing of molecular structures by blind students, F. Pereira*, J. Aires de Sousa , V. D. B. Bonifácio, P. Mata, A. M. Lobo, J. Chem. Edu. 2011, 88, 361-362 (www.molinsight.net).

Synthesis of Thiosulfonate Bridged Bromofluorene End-capping Reagents, V. D. B. Bonifacio*, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, Synlett, 2010, 9, 1333-1336. This article was highlighted in Thieme SYNFACTS: Sticky caps for polymers, Timothy M. Swager, Synfacts, 2010, 8, 895.

Ultrasensitive microchip sensor based on boron-containing polyfluorene nanofilms, C. Ribeiro*, P. Brogueira, G. Lavareda, C. N. Carvalho, A. Amaral, L. Santos, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, V. D. B. Bonifacio*, Bionsen. Bioelectron. 2010, 26, 1662-1665.

Polyfluorenes with On-chain Dibenzoborole Units - Synthesis and Anion-induced Photoluminescence Quenching, V. D. B. Bonifacio*, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, 46, 2878-2883.

Dehydroindigo, the forgotten indigo and its contribution to the color Maya Blue, R. Rondao, S. Seixas de Melo*, V. D. B. Bonifacio, M. J. Melo, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114, 1699-1708.

Chiral Aziridination of Olefins Using a Chiral Sulfinamide as the Nitrogen Source, V. D. B. Bonifacio, C. Gonzalez-Bello, H. S. Rzepa, S. Prabhakar*, A. M. Lobo*, Synlett, 2010, 1, 145-149.