Synthetic organic chemistry; natural products derived materials; carbohydrate derivatives; microwave assisted synthesis; drug-discovery; synthesis of biodegradable and biocompatible polymers; self-assembly structures; polymeric nanoparticles; targeted drug-delivery.
"Regioselective Copolymerisation of Acryl Sucrose Monomers" M. T. Barros; K. T. Petrova; A. M. Ramos; J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 7772-7775.
"Library of Mild and Economic Protocols for the Selective Derivatization of Sucrose under Microwave Irradiation" M. T. Barros; K. T. Petrova; P. Correia-da-Silva; T. M. Potewar; Green Chem., 2011, 13(7), 1897–1906.
"Sucrose chemistry: Fast and Efficient Microwave-Assisted Protocols for the Generation of Sucrose-Containing Monomer Libraries" M. T. Barros, K. T. Petrova, P. Correia-da-Silva in Microwave Heating (ISBN 979-953-307-020-8), Editor Usha Chandra, InTech - Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, 2011, Chapter 14, p. 309-332.
“Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of short carbon chain unsaturated sucrose esters.” K.T. Petrova, M.T. Barros, R.C. Calhelha, M. Sokovic, I.C.F.R. Ferreira; Med. Chem. Res. 2018, 27(3), 980–988.
“Development of Novel Galactosylated PLGA Nanoparticles for Hepatocyte Targeting Using Molecular Modelling.” C.D. Raposo, R. Costa, K.T. Petrova, C. Brito, M.T. Scotti, M.M. Cardoso; Polymers 2020, 12(1), 94-112.
“Polymerizable Matrix Metalloproteinases’ Inhibitors with Potential Application for Dental Restorations.” H. Laronha, I. Carpinteiro, J. Portugal, A. Azul, M. Polido, K.T. Petrova, M. Salema-Oom, I. Barahona, J. Caldeira; Biomedicines 2021, 9, 366-386.