Carlos M. R. Abreu

Carlos
Position:
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Email address:
carlosa@eq.uc.pt

carlosbreu@gmail.com
Academic background:
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2013-2018)
  • BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2001-2008)
Publications:
Research articles:
Abreu CMR, Fonseca AC, Rocha NMP, Guthrie JT, Serra AC, Coelho JFJ. Poly(vinyl chloride): current status and future perspectives via reversible deactivation radical polymerization methods. Progress in Polymer Science 2018;87:34-69.
Krys P, Fantin M, Mendonca PV, Abreu CMR, Guliashvili T, Rosa J, Santos LO, Serra AC, Matyjaszewski K, Coelho JFJ. Mechanism of supplemental activator and reducing agent atom transfer radical polymerization mediated by inorganic sulfites: experimental measurements and kinetic simulations. Polymer Chemistry 2017;8:6506-19.
Kopeć M, Yuan R, Gottlieb E, Abreu CMR, Song Y, Wang Z, Coelho JFJ, Matyjaszewski K, Kowalewski T. Polyacrylonitrile-b-poly(butyl acrylate) Block Copolymers as Precursors to Mesoporous Nitrogen-Doped Carbons: Synthesis and Nanostructure. Macromolecules 2017;50:2759-67.
Abreu CMR, Fu L, Carmali S, Serra AC, Matyjaszewski K, Coelho JFJ. Aqueous SARA ATRP using inorganic sulfites. Polymer Chemistry 2017;8:375-87.
Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonca, P. V., Serra, A. C., Noble, B. B., Guliashvili, T., Nicolas, J., Coote, M. L., and Coelho, J. F. J., Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization of Vinyl Chloride at Low Temperature: Kinetic and Computational Studies. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 490-498.
Abreu, C. M. R., Maximiano, P., Guliashvili, T., Nicolas, J., Serra, A. C., and Coelho, J. F. J., Cyclopentyl methyl ether as a green solvent for reversible-addition fragmentation chain transfer and nitroxide-mediated polymerizations. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 7495-7503.
Mendes, J. P., Mendonca, P. V., Maximiano, P., Abreu, C. M. R., Guliashvili, T., Serra, A. C., and Coelho, J. F. J., Getting faster: low temperature copper-mediated SARA ATRP of methacrylates, acrylates, styrene and vinyl chloride in polar media using sulfolane/water mixtures. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 9598-9603.
Maximiano, P., Mendes, J. P., Mendonca, P. V., Abreu, C. M. R., Guliashvili, T., Serra, A. C., and Coelho, J. F. J., Cyclopentyl methyl ether: A new green co-solvent for supplemental activator and reducing agent atom transfer radical polymerization. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 53, 2722-2729.
Mendes, J. P., Branco, F., Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonca, P. V., Serra, A. C., Popov, A. V., Guliashvili, T., and Coelho, J. F. J., Sulfolane: an Efficient and Universal Solvent for Copper-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical (co)Polymerization of Acrylates, Methacrylates, Styrene, and Vinyl Chloride. ACS Macro Letters, 2014, 3, 858-861.
Mendes, J. P., Branco, F., Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonca, P. V., Popov, A. V., Guliashvili, T., Serra, A. C., and Coelho, J. F. J., Synergistic Effect of 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Hexafluorophosphate and DMSO in the SARA ATRP at Room Temperature Affording Very Fast Reactions and Polymers with Very Low Dispersity. ACS Macro Letters, 2014, 3, 544-547.
Abreu, C. M. R., Serra, A. C., Popov, A. V., Matyjaszewski, K., Guliashvili, T., and Coelho, J. F. J., Ambient temperature rapid SARA ATRP of acrylates and methacrylates in alcohol-water solutions mediated by a mixed sulfite/Cu(II)Br-2 catalytic system. Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 5629-5636.
Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonca, P. V., Serra, A. C., Popov, A. V., Matyjaszewski, K., Guliashvili, T., and Coelho, J. F. J., Inorganic Sulfites: Efficient Reducing Agents and Supplemental Activators for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Acs Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 1308-1311.
Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonca, P. V., Serra, A. C., Coelho, J. F. J., Popov, A. V., Gryn’ova, G., Coote, M. L., and Guliashvili, T., Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization of Vinyl Chloride. Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 2200-2208.
Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonca, P. V., Serra, A. C., Coelho, J. F. J., Popov, A. V., and Guliashvili, T., Accelerated Ambient-Temperature ATRP of Methyl Acrylate in Alcohol-Water Solutions with a Mixed Transition-Metal Catalyst System. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 213, 1677-1687.
Fernandes, S., Romao, I. S., Abreu, C. M. R., Quina, M. J., and Gando-Ferreira, L. M., Selective separation of Cr(III) and Fe(III) from liquid effluents using a chelating resin. Water Science and Technology, 2012, 66, 1968-1976.
Book chapters (contributor):
Abreu CMR, Fonseca AC, Rocha NMP, Guthrie JT, Serra AC, Coelho JFJ. Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization of Vinyl Chloride.  Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Synthetic Methodologies: ACS Symposium Series; 2018; 1284: 227-61.
Presentations
Abreu, C. M. R., Góis,  J. R., Serra, A. C., Coelho, J. F. J., Synthesis and Self-assembly of Block Copolymers Based on Poly(vinyl chloride). Communication in 20th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS 2014), June 2014, Coimbra, Portugal.
Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonça, P. V., Serra, A. C., Coelho, J. F. J., Popov, A. V., Gryn’ova, G., Coote, M. L., Guliashvili, T., Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization of Vinyl Chloride. Communication in Warwick 2012: MacroGroup UK International Conference on Polymer Synthesis and UKPCF International Conference on Polymer Colloids, July 2012, Warwick, UK.
Abreu, C. M. R., Mendonça, P. V., Serra, A. C., Coelho, J. F. J., Popov, A. V., Guliashvili, T., Ultrafast Ambient Temperature ATRP of Acrylates and Methacrylates in Alcohol/Water Solutions with Mixed Transition Metal Catalyst System. Communication in 6th Spanish Portuguese Japanese Organic Chemistry Symposium, July 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.