Pedro Manuel Teixeira Gomes

Professor


Department of Chemical Engineering
Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais
P - 1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal
telephone: (+351) 21 841 96 12
fax: (+351) 21 841 72 46
skype: pedro.t.gomes
e-mail: pedro.t.gomes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt                     

Education:

Degree in Chemical Engineering (5 years), Instituto Superior Técnico (1981)

MSc in Chemistry of the Catalytic Processes, Instituto Superior Técnico (1984)

PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (A. R. Dias, C. C. Romão, 1990)

Post-doc, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford (M. L. H. Green, 1991-93)

 


Scientific Interests:

Research in the area of Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis, with special emphasis on Oligomerization and  Polymerization of unsaturated molecules (e.g. alkenes, alkynes, dienes). The studies are based on the design and synthesis of new ligands and metal complexes, their stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity and the study of the correspondent reaction mechanisms. Presently, the on-going subjects are: 

- Synthesis of coordination/organometallic compounds containing iminopyrrolyl ligands.

- Synthesis of organometallic compounds containing N-heterocyclic carbenes.

- Synthesis of coordination/organometallic compounds containing diazadiene ligands.

- Synthesis of organometallic Group 10 metal compounds containing allyl, indenyl and cyclopentadienyl ligands.

- Oligomerization and Polymerization Catalysis

- Other applications in Homogeneous Catalysis (e.g. cycloaddition of azides and alkynes, hydrogenation, etc.)

- Luminescence in coordination/organometallic materials (e.g. applications in LED devices)

Several techniques are used in the study and structural characterization of the metal complexes synthesized (e.g. NMR, EPR, Magnetochemistry, Mass Spectrometry, X-Ray diffraction, FT-IR, absorption and emission UV-Vis, DFT) and in the micro-structural, mass and thermal characterization of polymers and copolymers obtained (e.g. NMR, GPC/SEC, DSC).

 


Academic Duties (2015/2016):


Selected Publications

- C. A. Figueira, P. S. Lopes, P. T. Gomes*; Synthesis of 2-Arylpyrroles Via Catalytic Dehydrogenation of 2-Aryl-1-pyrrolines in the Presence of Palladium-supported on Alumina; Tetrahedron, 2015, 71, 4362-4371.

- D. Suresh, C. S. B. Gomes, P. S. Lopes, C. A. Figueira, B. Ferreira, P. T. Gomes,* R. E. Di Paolo, A. L. Maçanita, M. T. Duarte, A. Charas, J. Morgado, D. Vila-Viçosa, M. J. Calhorda; Luminescent Di- and Trinuclear Boron Complexes Based on Aromatic Iminopyrrolyl Spacer Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Application in OLEDsChem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 9133-9149.

- C. Fliedel, V. Rosa, C. I. M. Santos, P. J. Gonzalez, R. M. Almeida, C. S. B. Gomes, P. T. Gomes*, M. A. N. D. A. Lemos, G. Aullón*, R. Welter, T. Avilés*; Copper(II) complexes of bis(aryl-imino)-acenaphthene ligands: synthesis, structure, DFT studies and evaluation in reverse ATRP of styreneDalton Trans., 2014, 43, 13041-13054.

- D. Suresh, P. S. Lopes, B. Ferreira, C. A. Figueira, C. S. B. Gomes, P. T. Gomes,* R. E. Di Paolo, A. L. Maçanita, M. T. Duarte, A. Charas, J. Morgado, M. J. Calhorda; Tunable Fluorophores based on 2-(Arylimino)pyrrolyl Chelates of Diphenylboron: Synthesis, Structure, Photophysical Characterization and Application in OLEDsChem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 4126-4140.

- L.-D. Li, P. S. Lopes, C. A. Figueira, C. S. B. Gomes, M. T. Duarte, V. Rosa, C. Fliedel, T. Avilés*, P. T. Gomes*; Cationic and Neutral (Aryl-BIAN)Copper(I) Complexes containing Phosphane and Arsane Ancillary Ligands: Synthesis, Molecular Structure and Catalytic Behaviour in Cycloaddition Reactions of Azides and AlkynesEur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 1404-1417.

- D. Suresh, C. S. B. Gomes, P. T. Gomes*, R. E. Di Paolo, A. L. Maçanita, M. J. Calhorda, A. Charas, J. Morgado, M. T. Duarte; Syntheses and photophysical properties of new iminopyrrolyl boron complexes and their application in efficient single-layer non-doped OLEDs prepared by spin coating; Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 8502–8505. (Errata: Dalton Trans., 41, 2012, 14713; Dalton Trans., 42, 2013, 16969)

- L.-D. Li, P. S. Lopes, V. Rosa, C. A. Figueira, M. A. N. D. A. Lemos, M. T. Duarte, T. Avilés*, P. T. Gomes*; Synthesis and Structural Characterisation of (Aryl-BIAN)copper(I) Complexes and their Application as Catalysts for the Cycloaddition of Azides and AlkynesDalton Trans., 2012, 41, 5144–5154.

- C. S. B. Gomes, D. Suresh, P.T. Gomes*, L. F. Veiros, M. T. Duarte, T. G. Nunes, M. C. Oliveira; Sodium Complexes Containing 2-iminopyrrolyl Ligands: the Influence of Steric Hindrance in the Formation of Coordination Polymers; Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 736-748.

- C. S. B. Gomes, P. T. Gomes*, M. T. Duarte, R. E. Di Paolo, A. L. Maçanita, M. J. Calhorda; Synthesis, Structure and Photophysical Characterization of Blue-Green Luminescent Zinc Complexes Containing 2-Iminophenanthropyrrolyl Ligands; Inorg. Chem., 2009, 11176–11186.

- S. A. Carabineiro, R. M. Bellabarba, P. T. Gomes,* S. I. Pascu, L. F. Veiros, C. Freire, L. C. J. Pereira, R. T. Henriques, M. C. Oliveira, J. E. Warren; Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Behavior of Five-coordinate Bis(iminopyrrolyl) Complexes of Cobalt(II) Containing PMe3 and THF LigandsInorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 8896-8911.

- S. A. Carabineiro, L. C. Silva, P. T. Gomes*, L. C. J. Pereira, L. F. Veiros, S. I. Pascu, M. T. Duarte, S. Namorado, R. T. Henriques; Synthesis and Characterization of Tetrahedral and Square Planar Bis-iminopyrrolyl Complexes of Cobalt(II); Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 6880-6890.

- L. C. Silva, P. T. Gomes*, L. F. Veiros, S. I. Pascu, M. T. Duarte, S. Namorado, J. R. Ascenso, A. R.; Synthesis, Structure, and Solution Dynamics of Neutral Allylnickel Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Organometallics, 2006, 25, 4391-4403.  

- J.-C. Yuan, L. C. Silva, P. T. Gomes*, P. Valerga, J. M. Campos, M. R. Ribeiro , J. C. W. Chien, M. M. Marques*; Living and Block Polymerization of α-Olefins Using a Ni(II)-α-Diimine Catalyst Containing OSiPh2tBu Groups, Polymer, 2005, 46, 2122-2132.  

- H.-R. Liu, S. I. Costa, P. T. Gomes*, M. T. Duarte, R. Branquinho, A. C. Fernandes, J. C. W. Chien, R. P. Singh, M. M. Marques*; A New Highly Active a-diimine Nickel Catalyst for Polymerisation of a-olefins, J. Organomet. Chem., 690, 2005, 1314-1323.  

- R. M. Bellabarba, P. T. Gomes*, S. I. Pascu; Synthesis of Allyl- and Aryl-iminopyrrolyl Complexes of Nickel, Dalton Trans., 2003, 4431-4436.  

 

 

September 2015