Vitor Francisco
Post-doc researcher
Group at CNC

2014: PhD in Physical Chemistry at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
2008: MSc Degree in Chemistry at University of Coimbra (Portugal)




Area of Research: 

Application of nanomaterials for regenerative medicine

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

1. Francisco, V.; Basilio, N.; Garcia-Rio, L.; Leis, J. R.; Marques, E. F.; Vázquez-Vázquez, C. Novel Catanionic Vesicles from Calixarene and Single-Chain Surfactant. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 6551–6553. IF: 6.72

2. Francisco, V.; Basilio, N.; García-Río, L. Counterion Exchange as a Decisive Factor in the Formation of Host:guest Complexes by P-sulfonatocalix[4]arene. J. Phys. Chem. B 2012, 116, 5308–5315. IF: 3.38

3. Francisco, V.; Piñeiro, A.; Nau, W. M.; García-río, L. The “ True ” Affinities of Metal Cations to P -Sulfonatocalix[4]arene: A Thermodynamic Study at Neutral pH Reveals a Pitfall Due to Salt Effects in Microcalorimetry. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 17809–17820. IF: 5.93

4. Francisco, V.; Garcia-rio, L. Interaction of Bolaform Surfactants with p-Sulfonatocalix[4]Arene: The Role of Two Positive Charges in the Binding. Langmuir 2014, 30, 6748–6755. IF: 4.38

5. Gómez, B.; Francisco, V.; Fernández-nieto, F.; Garcia-rio, L.; Paleo, M. R.; Sardina, F. J.; Garcia-rio, P. L. Host‒guest Chemistry of a Water-Soluble pillar[5]arene . Evidence for Ionic Exchange Recognition Process and Different Complexation Modes. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403194. IF: 5.93

Other information: 
Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

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