Sérgio M. F. Vilela

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After three decades of intense and fundamental research on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), is there anything left to say or to explain? The synthesis and properties of MOFs have already been comprehensively described elsewhere. It is time, however, to prove the nature of their true usability: technological applications based on these extended materials(More)
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), also known as coordination polymers, are formed by the self-assembly of metallic centres and bridging organic linkers. In this critical review, we review the key advances in the field and discuss the relationship between the nature and structure of specifically designed organic linkers and the properties of the products.(More)
Daphnetoxin is a daphnane type orthoester diterpene found exclusively in plants of the family Thymelaeaceae while daphnoretin, a bis-coumarin derivative that is the major constituent of the bark of some plants of this family, can also be found in Leguminosae and Rutaceae. These two compounds are recognized to have different biological effects, including a(More)
Fentanyl and remifentanil are potent opioid widely used in routine anesthesia procedures. This study evaluates and compares the effects of fentanyl/remifentanil in isolated brain mitochondria bioenergetic status. Fentanyl and remifentanil in clinical concentrations does not interfere with rat brain isolated mitochondria. Do not withstand, fentanyl(More)
The title compound, C(6)H(6)Cl(2)N(4)O(2), was prepared by the nucleophilic substitution of 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine by glycine methyl ester hydro-chloride, and was isolated from the reaction by using flash chromatography. The crystal structure at 150 K reveals the presence two crystallographically independent mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit which(More)
The title compound, C(3)H(10)NO(3)P, crystallizes in its zwitterionic form, H(3)N(+)CH(C(2)H(5))PO(O(-))(OH), with the asymmetric unit being composed by two of such entities (Z' = 2). The crystal packing leads to a sequence of hydro-phobic and hydro-philic layers. While the hydro-phobic layer comprises the aliphatic substituent groups, the hydro-philic one(More)
A rapid, mild and high-yield microwave synthesis of 1D isotypical [Ln(H4bmt)(H5bmt)(H2O)2]·3H2O coordination polymers is presented. The La(3+)-based material is highly active as a heterogeneous catalyst in the methanolysis of styrene oxide at nearly room temperature. Eu(3+)- and Tb(3+)-doped materials are very effective UV-to-visible light converters.
In this work, we have studied in detail the temperature dependence of the electric polarization of Eu(0.8)Y(0.2)MnO(3) aimed at clarifying the controversial issues concerning the ferroelectric nature of the lower temperature magnetic phases and hence its multiferroic character. The existence of a spontaneous polarization in 30 K < T < 22 K, provides clear(More)
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C(9)H(9)Br(3), is composed of a single molecule. Two bromo substituents are located on one side of the plane of the aromatic ring and the third is on the opposite side, with the molecular unit exhibiting an approximate noncrystallographic C(s) point group. The crystal structure is rich in Br...Br, CH(2)···Br and(More)
Phosphonate- and yttrium-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), formulated as [Y(H5btp)]·5.5H2O (1), [Y(H5btp)]·2.5H2O (2), (H3O)[Y2(H5btp)(H4btp)]·H2O (3), and [Y(H5btp)]·H2O·0.5(MeOH) (4), were prepared using a "green" microwave-assisted synthesis methodology which promoted the self-assembly of the tetraphosphonic organic linker(More)