Luis Filipe Veiros

Assistant Professor

(b. 1963)

Web of Knowledge researcher ID: H-8280-2012
Google Scholar profile
: 0000-0001-5841-3519
Scopus ID: 6701545795


Departamento de Engenharia Química
Instituto Superior Técnico
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
 Av. Rovisco Pais
 P - 1049-001 Lisboa
elefone: (+351) 21 841 92 83 (ext.: 3283)
Fax: (+351) 21 846 44 55



Scientific Interests

The use of the modern computational methods of quantum  chemistry to study organic chemistry and transition metal organometallic chemistry.
Molecular orbital calculations are used to study molecular structure and reactivity problems. The geometric changes driven by electronic structure modifications on the molecules may be rationalized from the molecular orbital results. For example, in an organometallic complex, some ligands may adapt their coordination mode to the metal as a function of the total electron count on the coordination sphere. This can vary by means of a reduction or an oxidation of the molecule, or by ligand addition or elimination, in processes that take part in many relevant organometallic reactions, such as catalytic reactions. Computational chemistry studies have been used to provide an important contribution to the fully understanding of those problems.
Computational methods are also used to study mechanistic and reactivity problems, allowing the detailed analysis of very unstable species, such as intermediates or transition states, and providing information that cannot be obtained by experimental studies. The results provide a detailed picture of the reaction path and the corresponding energetic, and may be used to tailor improved reaction methods. 

Computational methods

The electronic structure is studied by means of ab initio and DFT molecular orbital calculations complemented with populational and orbital analysis that can provide usefull chemical interpretation to the quantitative 'crude' results of the calculations (geometries and energies).


Teaching Assignments (2016/2017):

Selected Publications


"Mechanism for the Cyclotrimerization of Alkynes and Related Reactions Catalyzed by CpRuCl."; 

Karl Kirchner, Maria José Calhorda, Roland Schmid, Luís F. Veiros

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2003, 125, 1172111729.

"Zirconium bis(indenyl) sandwich complexes with an unprecedented indenyl coordination mode and their role in the reactivity of the parent bent metallocenes. A detailed DFT mechanistic study.";

Luís F. Veiros;

    Chemistry - A European Journal 2005, 11, 25052518.

“Stereoselective Gold(I) Domino Catalysis of Allylic Isomerization and Olefin Cyclopropanation: Mechanistic Studies”
Sebastian Klimczyk, Xueliang Huang, Hanspeter Kählig, Luís F. Veiros, Nuno Maulide;
    The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015, 80 (11), 5719–5729.

Recent Publications


“Thiopyridazine Based Copper Boratrane Complexes Demonstrating the Z-type Nature of the Ligand”
Stefan Holler, Michael Tüchler, Ferdinand Belaj, Luis F. Veiros, Karl Kirchner, Nadia C. Mösch-Zanetti;
    Inorganic Chemistry 2016, 55 (10), 4980–4991.

“Biomass-Based Oxidant Free Preparation of Hydroquinone from Quinic Acid”
Benedicta Assoah, Luis F. Veiros, Carlos A. M. Afonso, Nuno R. Candeias;
European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016 (22), 3856–3861.

“Iminoboronates are Efficient Intermediates for Selective, Rapid and Reversible N-Terminal Cysteine Functionalisation”
Hélio Faustino, Maria J. S. A. Silva, Luís F. Veiros, Gonçalo J. L. Bernardes, Pedro M. P. Gois;
    Chemical Science 2016, 7 (8), 5052–5058.

“Synthesis and characterization of cationic dicarbonyl Fe(II) PNP pincer complexes”
Mathias Glatz, Christian Schröder-Holzhacker, Bernhard Bichler, Berthold Stöger, Kurt Mereiter, Luis F. Veiros, Karl Kirchner;
    Monatshefte für Chemie – Chemical Monthly 2016, 147 (10), 1713–1719.

“Divergent Coupling of Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by Isoelectronic Hydride Mn(I) and Fe(II) PNP Pincer Complexes”
Matthias Mastalir, Mathias Glatz, Nikolaus Gorgas, Berthold Stöger, Ernst Pittenauer, Günter Allmaier, Luis F. Veiros, Karl Kirchner;
    Chemistry – A European Journal 2016, 22 (35), 12316–12320.

“Structural Diversity of Halocarbonyl Molybdenum and Tungsten PNP Pincer Complexes through Ligand Modifications”
Sara R. M. M. de Aguiar, Berthold Stöger, Ernst Pittenauer, Günter Allmaier, Luis F. Veiros, Karl Kirchner;
    Dalton Transactions
2016, 45 (35), 13834–13845.

“Arene C-H Bond Coordination versus C-H Bond Cleavage in Low Valent Group 6 Carbonyl Pincer Complexes”
Sara R. M. M. de Aguiar, Berthold Stöger, Ernst Pittenauer, Günter Allmaier, Luis F. Veiros, Karl Kirchner;
    Organometallics 2016, 35 (17), 3032–3039.

“Redox-Neutral Arylations of Vinyl Cation Intermediates”
Daniel Kaiser, Luis F. Veiros, Nuno Maulide;
    Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2017, 359 (1), 64–77.

“Dinuclear Systems in the Efficient Nickel-Catalyzed Kumada-Tamao-Corriu Cross Coupling of Aryl Halides”
Kouki Matsubara, Hitomi Yamamoto, Satoshi Miyazaki, Takahiro Inatomi, Keita Nonaka, Yuji Koga, Yuji Yamada, Luis F. Veiros, Karl Kirchner;
    Organometallics 2017, 36 (2), 255–265.

“Murai Reaction on Furfural Derivatives Enabled by Removable N,N’-Bidentate Directing Groups”
Cristofer Pezzetta, Luis F. Veiros, Julie Oble, Giovanni Poli;
    Chemistry – A European Journal accepted.