Carlos Alberto Mateus Afonso
PhD (1984) in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon
Full Professor, Chemistry
Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Carlos A. M. Afonso leads an organic chemistry team exploring the following main topics: New catalyzed synthetic methodologies (metal organocatalyzed synthesis of carbocycles, C-H insertion of carbenoid intermediates, photochemical rearrangements), green chemistry (reactions in water, ionic liquids, PEG, solvent free, catalyst reuse, membrane technology), synthetic valorization of national natural resources, development of new materials (ionic liquids, two-photon probes), biotransformations.
Rocha A., Teixeira R., Lourenço NMT, Afonso CAM. Enzymatic Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols Using an Ionic Anhydride Generated In Situ. ChemSusChem 2017; 10: 296-302.
Ventura SPM, Morais P, Coelho JAS, Sintra T, Coutinho JAP, Afonso CAM. Evaluating the toxicity of biomass derived platform chemicals. Green Chem 2016; 18: 4733-4742.
Gomes LFR, Veiros LF, Maulide N, Afonso CAM. Diazo- and Transition Metal-Free C-H Insertion: a Direct Synthesis of b-lactams. Chem Eur J 2015; 21: 1449-1453 (Hot paper).
Sowmiah S, Veiros LF, Esperança JMSS, Rebelo LPN, Afonso CAM. Organocatalyzed one-step synthesis of functionalized N-alkyl-pyridinium salts from biomass derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. Organic Letters, 2015; 17: 5244-5247.
Gomes RFA, Coelho JAS, Frade RFM, Trindade AF, Afonso CAM. Synthesis of Symmetric Bis(N-alkylaniline)triarylmethanes via Friedel Crafts-Catalyzed Reaction between Secondary Anilines and Aldehydes. J. Org Chem. 2015; 80: 10404-10411.