20 years of Science and Innovation

Vera Duarte

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemistry - University of Minho, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Characterization of photoelectrochemical devices
  • Electrochemical reactors
  • Chromatographic analysis
  • Mechanism reactions
  • Organic synthesis


Selected Publications

Babar, A.; Yar, M.; Tarazi, H.; Duarte, V. C. M.; Alshammari, M. B.; Gilani, M. A.; Iqbal, H.; Munawwar, A. M.; Alves, M. J.; Khan, A. F. Molecular docking and glucosidase inhibition studies of novel N-arylthiazole-2-amines and Ethyl 2-[aryl(thiazol-2-yl)amino]acetates; Med. Chem. Res. 2017, 26, 3247-3261.

Duarte, V. C. M.; Alves, M. J.; Gil Fortes, A; Enantioselective Diels-Alder Cycloadditions in the Synthesis of Two Enantiomeric Sets of Homochiral Polihydroxylated Pipecolic Acid Derivatives., Synlett 2014, 25, 1751-1755.

Duarte, V. C. M.; Faustino, H.; Alves, M. J.; Gil Fortes, A.; Micaelo, N.; Asymmetric Diels-Alder Cycloadditions of D-Erythrose 1,3-Butadienes to Achiral t-Butyl 2H-Azirine 3-Carboxylate; Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2013, 24, 1063-1068.

M. José Alves; Flora T. Costa; Vera C. M. Duarte; Antonio Gil Fortes; José A. Martins; Nuno M. Micaelo; Advances in the Synthesis of Homochiral (-)-1-Azafagomine and (+)-5-epi-1-Azafagomine. 1-N-Phenyl Carboxamide Derivatives of both Enantiomers of 1-Azafagomine: Leads for the Synthesis of Ative a-Glycosidase Inhibitors; J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 9584-9592.


Selected Projects

“SolarPerovskite: New technological advances for the highly efficient perovskite solar cells” funded by FCT. Beginning: 2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher.

“WinPSC – 3ª Geração de células solares sensibilizadas com perovskita” (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017796) funded by Agência Nacional de Inovação. Beginning: 2016. Duration: 36 months. Role: PostDoctoral Researcher.

“Project B2A – Direct amination of benzene” funded by CUF – Químicos Industriais, S. A. Beginning: 2016. Duration: 24 months. Role: PostDoctoral Researcher.

“Concise and Highly Stereo-selective Strategy in the Synthesis of Aza-sugars. Theoretical Studies and Biological Evaluation of Products.” (PTDC/QEQ-MED/1671/2012) funded by FCT. Beginning: 2013. Duration: 24 months. Role: PostDoctoral Researcher.





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