Ana Maria Botelho do Rego
Associate Professor with habilitation

Research Activities
Surface modification of biopolymers with metallic and/or metal oxide nanoparticles for biocide and/or catalytic applications. Their characterization by electronic spectroscopies: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS).

Selected Publications
M.F.N.N. Carvalho, A.M.B. do Rego, A.M. Galvão, R. Herrmann, F. Marques (2018) Search for cytotoxic compounds against ovarian cancer cells: Synthesis, characterization and assessment of the activity of new camphor carboxylate and camphor carboxamide silver complexes, J. Inorganic Biochemistry 188: 88-95, doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2018.08.011.

N. Bundaleska, J. Henriques, M. Abrashev, A.M.B. do Rego, A.M. Ferraria, A. Almeida, F.M. Dias, E. Valcheva, B. Arnaudov, K. Upadhyay, M.F. Montemor, E. Tatarova (2018) Large-scale synthesis of free-standing N-doped graphene using microwave plasma, Scientific Reports 8: Article number: 12595 (11 pages), doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30870-3.

A. Jbeli, Z. Hamden, S. Bouattour, A.M. Ferraria, D.S. Conceição, L.F. Vieira Ferreira, M.M Chehimi, A.M.B. do Rego, M. Rei Vilar, S. Boufi (2018) Chitosan-Ag-TiO2 Films: An Effective Photocatalyst Under Visible Light, Carbohydrate Polym. 199: 31-40. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.06.122.

A.P. Carapeto, A. M. Ferraria, A.M.B. do Rego (2017) Unraveling the reaction mechanism of silver ions reduction by chitosan from so far neglected spectroscopic features, Carbohydrate Polymers 174: 601-609, doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.06.100.

A.M. Ferraria, A.P Carapeto, S. Boufi, M. Rei Vilar, A.M. Botelho do Rego (2015) Ion reduction in metallic nanoparticles nucleation and growth on cellulose films: Does substrate play a role?, Cellulose 22: 173–186, doi: 10.1007/s10570-014-0468-z.

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