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47. Synthesis of fluorescent water-soluble oligo(oxazoline-ethylenimine) block copolymers, Rita F. Pires*, Joana Frutuoso, Ana Sofia Cortes, Ana Aguiar-Ricardo, Vasco D. B. Bonifácio*, Adv. Mat. Lett. 2017, in press.




46. Polyureas, R.F. Pires*, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 2017, in press.




45. Aerosolizable gold nano-in-micro dry powder formulations for theragnosis and lung delivery, A.S. Silva, A.M. Sousa, R.P. Cabral, M.C. Silva, C.Costa, S.P. Miguel, V.D.B. Bonifacio, T. Casimiro, I.J. Correia, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, Int. J. Pharm. 2017, 519, 240–249. IF= 3.650.




44. 40 Years of chemistry divulgation in Portugal, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Química SPQ, 2017, 145, 67-71.









43. Molecular weight determination by luminescent chemoenzymatics, R.F. Pires,  A. Moro, A. Lourenco, J.C. Lima, T. Casimiro*, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, ChemistrySelect 2016, 1, 6818–6822. IF= n.a.




42. Nano-in-micro POxylated polyurea dendrimers and chitosan dry powder formulations for pulmonary delivery, R.B. Restani, A.S. Silva, R.F. Pires, R. Cabral, I.J. Correia, T. Casimiro, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2016, 33, 851-858. IF= 4.370.




41. Nanogold POxylation: Towards always-on fluorescent lung cancer targeting, A.S. Silva, M.C. Silva, S.P. Miguel, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, I.J. Correia, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 33631-33635. IF= 3.289.

Dedicated to Prof. Ana Lobo in the occasion of her 70th birthday.




40. Hell's chemistry - Química kamikaze, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Química SPQ, 2016, 142, 11-16.





39. Mechanochemistry in action: grind and go! - Mecanoquímica: Moer, esmagar... reacção! V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Química SPQ, 2016, 141, 17-21.

Article featured as cover of issue 141 (April-June 2016) of Química SPQ.










38. Supercritical carbon dioxide design strategies: from drug carriers to soft killers, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, V.D.B. Bonifacio, T. Casimiro, V.G. Correia, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 373, 20150009. IF= 2.864.




37. POxylated polyurea dendrimers: Smart core-shell vectors with IC50 lowering capacity, R.B. Restani, J. Conde, R.F. Pires, P. Martins, A.R. Fernandes, P.V. Baptista, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Macromol. Biosci. 2015, 15, 1045-1051. IF= 3.680.




36. Design of oligoaziridine-PEG coatings for efficient nanogold cellular biotagging, A.S. Silva, V.P. Raje, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, P.S. Branco, P.F.B. Machado, I.J. Correia, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 10733-10738. IF= 3.289.




35. Polyurea dendrimer-perylene self-imprinted nanoshells for trace explosives detection, A. Braganca, M. Araujo, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2015, 32, 98-103. IF= 4.370.





34. Teaching chemistry with chess codes - A quimica em codigo(s), V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Química SPQ, 2015, 136, 59-60.






33. Supercritical CO2-assisted synthesis of an ultrasensitive amphibious quantum dot-molecularly imprinted sensor, A. Lourenço, R. Viveiros, A. Moro, J.C. Lima, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, T. Casimiro*, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 63338-63341. IF= 3.289.




32. Polyurea dendrimer for efficient cytosolic siRNA delivery, R.B. Restani, J. Conde, P.V. Baptista, M.T. Cidade, A.M. Bragança, J. Morgado, I.J. Correia, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 54872-54878. IF= 3.289.




31.  Natural melanin: a potential pH-responsive drug release device, M. Araujo, R. Viveiros, T.R. Correia, I.J. Correia, V.D.B. Bonifacio, T. Casimiro, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Int. J. Pharm. 2014, 469, 140-145. IF= 3.650.



30. Reborn water-soluble CdTe quantum dots, A. Lourenco, T. Casimiro*, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Talanta, 2014, 125, 319-321. IF= 4.035.



29. Solvent-free and catalyst-free chemistry: A benign pathway to sustainability, M.B. Gawande*, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, R. Luque, P.S. Branco, R.S. Varma*, ChemSusChem 2014, 7, 24-44. IF= 7.116.

Article with sponsored access. One of the 25 most accessed articles from ChemSusChem. The most-accessed chemistry article from ChemPubSoc Europe, ACES and GDCh journals.

28. Quimica, tablets e telemoveis inteligentes: premios Nobel da quimica 1901-2011 em codigo QR, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Química SPQ, 2014, 132, 59-60.






27. A green approach toward antibody purification, T.G. Barroso, V.D.B. Bonifacio, A.C.A. Roque*, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, J. Mol. Recognit. 2013, 26, 662-671. IF= 2.091.


26. Offering QR-code access to information on Nobel prizes in chemistry, 1901–2011, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 1401-1402. Article with sponsored access. IF= 1.255. ACS ChemWorx #downloads: 1247

Article selected by the ACS Office of Public Affairs for a Press Pac, a package of announcements that ACS sends to more than 4000 journalists around the world.

25. Sonified infrared spectra and their interpretation by blind and visually impaired students, F. Pereira*, J.C. Ponte-e-Sousa, R.P.S. Fartaria, V.D.B. Bonifacio, P. Mata, J. Aires-de-Sousa, A.M. Lobo, J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 1028-1031. IF= 1.255. ACS ChemWorx #downloads: 532

Article highlighted in C&EN magazine: The sound of spectra, Chem. Eng. News, 2013, 91, 30.

24. Magnetically recyclable magnetite-ceria (Nanocat-Fe-Ce) nanocatalysts - applications in multicomponent reactions under benign conditions, M.B. Gawande*, V.D.B. Bonifacio, R.S. Varma, P.S. Branco*, I.D. Nogueira, N. Bundaleski, C.A.A. Ghumman, O.M.N.D. Teodoro, Green Chem. 2013, 15, 1226-1231. IF= 8.506.

23. Benign by design: Catalyst-free in-water, on-water, green chemical methodologies in organic synthesis, M.B. Gawande*, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, R. Luque, P.S. Branco, R.S. Varma*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 5522-5551. IF= 34.090.

Article highlighted in the OBC Blog. Chemistry in water.

22. NavMol 2.0: A molecular structure navigator/editor for blind and visually impaired users, R.P.S. Fartaria*, F. Pereira, V.D.B. Bonifacio, P. Mata, J. Aires-de-Sousa*, A.M. Lobo, Eur. J. Org. Chem.  2013, 1415–1419. IF= 3.068.

21. Anti-biofouling 3D porous systems: The blend effect of oxazoline-based oligomers on chitosan scaffolds, V.G. Correia, M. Coelho, T. Barroso, V.P. Raje, V.D.B. Bonifacio, T. Casimiro, M.G. Pinho, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Biofouling 2013, 29, 273-282. IF= 3.000.

20. Dual on-off and off-on switchable oligoaziridine biosensor, V.P. Raje, P.I. Morgado, M.P. Ribeiro, I.J. Correia, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, P.S. Branco, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Biosen. Bioelectron. 2013, 39, 64-69. IF= 7.476.

Article highlighted in Advances in Engineering.



19. Green synthesis and anti-tubercular activity of fluorinated pyrazoline derivatives, S.N. Shelke*, G.R. Mhaske, V.D.B. Bonifacio, M.B. Gawande*, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2012, 22, 5727-5730. IF= 2.420. Article highlighted in Cheminform.


18. Blue emission of carbamic acid oligooxazoline biotags, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, V.G. Correia, M.G. Pinho, J.C. Lima, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Mater. Lett. 2012, 81, 205-208. IF= 2.437.

17. Supercritical fluid technology as a new strategy for the development of semi-covalent molecularly imprinted materials, M. da Silva, R. Viveiros, V.D.B. Bonifacio, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, T. Casimiro*, RSC Adv. 2012, 2, 5075-5079. IF= 3.289.

16. Biocompatible polyurea dendrimers with pH-dependent fluorescence, R.B. Restani, P.I. Morgado, M.P. Ribeiro, I.J. Correia, A. Aguiar-Ricardo, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5162-5165; Angew. Chem. 2012, 124, 5252-5255. IF= 11.709.

15. QR coded audio periodic table: A mobile-learning tool, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, J. Chem. Educ. 2012, 89, 552-554. Article with sponsored access. IF= 1.255. ACS ChemWorx #downloads: 7042

Article highlighted in the JCE cover description. The most read JCE article in 2012 (Q1/Q2).

14. Ensinar quimica com telemoveis inteligentes: A tabela periodica em codigo QR, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Quimica SPQ, 2012, 127, 71-72.




13. O-Substituted N-oxy arylsulphinamides and sulphonamides in Michael reactions, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, R.P. Kumar, S. Prabhakar, A.M. Lobo, Arkivoc 2011, X, 266-276. IF= 1.165.



12. Oxazoline-based antimicrobial oligomers: synthesis by CROP using supercritical CO2, V.G. Correia, V.D.B. Bonifacio, V.P. Raje, T. Casimiro, G. Moutinho, C.L. da Silva, M.G. Pinho, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, Macromol. Biosci. 2011, 11, 1128–1137. IF= 3.851.

Article featured as back cover of issue 8 (August 11, 2011) of Macromolecular Bioscience.



11. MOLinsight: A web portal for the processing of molecular structures by blind students, F. Pereira*, J. Aires de Sousa, V.D.B. Bonifacio, P. Mata, A.M. Lobo, J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 361-362. Article with sponsored access. IF= 1.255.

ACS ChemWorx #downloads: 576

MOLinsight Web Portal.



10. Development of functional mesoporous microparticles for controlled drug delivery, R.B. Restani, V.G. Correia, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, A. Aguiar-Ricardo*, J. Supercrit. Fluid. 2010, 55, 333-339. IF= 2.579.


9. Ultrasensitive microchip sensor based on boron-containing polyfluorene nanofilms, C. Ribeiro*, P. Brogueira, G. Lavareda, C.N. Carvalho, A. Amaral, L. Santos, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Biosen. Bioelectron. 2010, 26, 1662-1665. IF= 7.476.


8. Synthesis of thiosulfonate bridged bromofluorene end-capping reagents, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, Synlett 2010, 9, 1333-1336. IF= 2.419.

Article highlighted in Thieme Synfacts: Sticky caps for polymers, T.M. Swager, Synfacts, 2010, 8, 895.



7. Dehydroindigo, the forgotten indigo and its contribution to the color Maya blue, R. Rondao, S. Seixas de Melo*, V.D.B. Bonifacio, M.J. Melo, J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 1699-1708. IF= 2.883. ACS ChemWorx #downloads: 1042



6. Chiral aziridination of olefins using a chiral sulfinamide as the nitrogen source, V.D.B. Bonifacio, C. Gonzalez-Bello, H.S. Rzepa, S. Prabhakar*, A.M. Lobo*, Synlett 2010, 1, 145-149. IF= 2.419.





5. Polyfluorenes with on-chain dibenzoborole units - synthesis and anion-induced photoluminescence quenching, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, J. Morgado, U. Scherf, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2008, 46, 2878-2883. IF= 3.113. Article with sponsored access.


4. Palladium(II) mediated aziridination of olefins with bromamine-T as the nitrogen source: scope and mechanism, A.M.M. Antunes, V.D.B. Bonifacio, S. Nascimento, P.S. Branco*, A.M. Lobo, S. Prabhakar, Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 7009-7017. IF= 2.641.

Article highlighted in ChemInform.


3. Meldrum's acid, V.D.B. Bonifacio*, Synlett 2004, 9, 1649-1650. IF= 2.419.


2. Photochemistry of flavothione and hydroxyflavothiones: mechanisms and kinetics, A.L. Macanita*, F. Elisei, G.G. Aloisi, F. Ortica, V.D.B. Bonifacio, A. Dias, E. Leitao, M.J. Caldeira, C.D. Maycock, R.S. Becker, Photochem. Photobiol. 2003, 77, 22-29. IF= 2.008.


1. Photophysical properties of hydroxy-substituted flavothiones, F. Elisei*, J.C. Lima, F. Ortica, G.G. Aloisi, M. Costa, E. Leitao, I. Abreu, A. Dias, V.D.B. Bonifacio, J. Medeiros, A.L. Macanita, R.S. Becker*, J. Phys. Chem. A 2000, 104, 6095-6102. IF= 2.883.



Open-Source Publications



Proline Derivatives in Organic Synthesis, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2007, March 25.

Enantioselective High-Throughput Synthesis, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2006, October 5.

Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2006, July 25.

Asymmetric Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2006, April 05.

Enantioselective Aza-Baylis Hillman Reaction, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2006, January 30.

Enantioselective Aza-Henry and Aza-Michael Reactions, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2005, October 25.

Enantioselective Sulfoxidation, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2005, September 25.

Organic Synthesis in Water, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2005, July 25.

Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2005, May 25.

Borane Complexes in Organic Chemistry, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2005, March 24.

Boranes in Cancer Therapy, V.D B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2005, February 25.

The chiral sulfur connection, V.D.B. Bonifacio.  Org. Chem. Highlights, 2004, December 24.

Design and synthesis of antimalarial endoperoxides, V.D.B. Bonifacio. Org. Chem. Highlights, 2004, October 25.



Selected Invited Lectures



• Dendrimers in cancer nanotechnology, V.D.B. Bonifacio, Ciencia 2017 - Meeting Science and Technology in Portugal, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 July, 2017.

• The fifty shades of green, V.D.B. Bonifacio, XXIV Encontro Nacional SPQ, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, July 1-3, 2015.
• Gamification for chemical education: playing with chess codes, 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE 2014), V.D.B. Bonifacio, Toronto, Canada, July 11-18, 2014.

Smart self-made nanovesicles, V.D.B. Bonifacio, Workshop on Future Research Directions, Konstanz University, Konstanz, Germany, January 10-11, 2013.

Unzipping dendrimers chemistry: from therapeutics to explosives detection, V.D.B. Bonifacio, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research - MIT, Boston, USA, May 29, 2012.

Towards novel polymer-based chemical sensors, V.D.B. Bonifacio, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, April 28, 2008.

• Synthesis of fluorene-dibenzoborole copolymers, V.D.B. Bonifacio, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany, June 21, 2007.


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