Patrícia Vitorino Mendonça

Position:
Junior research associate
Email address:
patmend@eq.uc.pt
Academic background:
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2010-2015)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Application of Polymers, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2008-2010)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal (2002-2007)
Research interests:
  • Reversible deactivation radical polymerization: ATRP and RAFT;
  • Characterization of polymers (chemical, molecular weight, thermal, mechanical and morphology);
  • Design of well-defined macromolecules by using new synthetic strategies;
  • Antimicrobial polymers.

Publications:
Research articles:
Andreia S. R. Oliveira, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra and Jorge F. J. Coelho. “Self‐degassing SARA ATRP mediated by Na2S2O4 with no external additives”, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2019, doi:10.1002/pola.29484.
Madson R. E. Santos, Sílvia M. Ferreira,  Patrícia V. Mendonça,  Francesco De Bon,  Armenio C. Serra  and  Jorge F. J. Coelho. “Guanidine as inexpensive dual function ligand and reducing agent for ATRP of methacrylates”, Polym. Chem., 2019, Advance Article.
Vanessa A. Pereira,  Patrícia V. Mendonça,  Jorge F. J. Coelho  and  Arménio C. Serra. “Liquid salts as eco-friendly solvents for atom transfer radical polymerization: a review”, Polym. Chem., 2019, Advance Article.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Jessica P. M. Ribeiro, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Tamaz Guliashvili, Arménio C. Serra, and Jorge F. J. Coelho. “Thiourea Dioxide as a Green and Affordable Reducing Agent for the ARGET ATRP of Acrylates, Methacrylates, Styrene, Acrylonitrile, and Vinyl Chloride”, ACS Macro Lett., 2019, 8 (3), pp 315-319.

Patrícia V. Mendonça, Andreia S. R. Oliveira, Jessica P. M. Ribeiro,  Ana Castilho,  Arménio C. Serra  and  Jorge F. J. Coelho. “Pushing the limits of robust and eco-friendly ATRP processes: untreated water as the solvent“, Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 938-944. (Figure 3 and article on Chemistry World magazine).

Figure 3. – Inside front cover of Polymer Chemisty, issue 8, February 28th 2019.
Article on Chemistry World magazine: https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/untreated-water-works-just-fine-as-polymerisation-solvent/3010287.article
Article on Advances in Engineering: https://advanceseng.com/the-use-of-untreated-water-as-polymerization-solvent-could-reduce-costs-of-atrp-at-industrial-scale/
Daniela Santo, Rose Cordeiro, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Luís Cabanas, Mafalda Lima, Arménio Serra, Jorge F.J. Coelho and Henrique Faneca. “Development of PEGylated poly(2-aminoethyl methacrylate hydrochloride)-based nanosystems to promote high gene delivery efficiency even in the presence of serum“, Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2019, 16 (5), 2129-2141.
Madson R.E. Santos, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Mariana C. Almeida, Rita Branco, Armenio C. Serra, Paula V. Morais and Jorge F J Coelho, “Increasing the antimicrobial activity of amphiphilic cationic copolymers by the facile synthesis of high molecular weight stars by SARA ATRP”, Biomacromolecules, 2018, Just Accepted Manuscript.
Morais ES, Mendonça PV, Coelho JFJ, Freire MG, Freire CSR, Coutinho JAP, Silvestre AJD, “Deep Eutectic Solvent Aqueous Solutions as Efficient Media for the Solubilization of Hardwood Xylans”, ChemSusChem, 2018, 11, (4), 753-762.
F. Sousa, N. Guigo, M. Pożycka, M. Delgado, J. Soares, P. V. Mendonça, J. F. J. Coelho, N. Sbirrazzuolic and A. J. D. Silvestre, “Tailored design of renewable copolymers based on poly(1,4-butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) and poly(ethylene glycol) with refined thermal properties“, Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 722-731.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Mafalda S. Lima, Tamaz Guliashvili, Arménio C. Serra and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Deep eutectic solvents (DES): Excellent green solvents for rapid SARA ATRP of biorelevant hydrophilic monomers at ambient temperature”, Polymer, 2017, 32, 6, 114-121.
Mendonça PV, Matos A, Sousa AF, Serra AC, Simões S, Coelho JFJ, “Increasing the Bile Acid Sequestration Performance of Cationic Hydrogels by Using an Advanced/Controlled Polymerization Technique”, Pharmaceutical Research, 2017, 34, (9), 1934-1943.
Santos P, Mendonça P, Santos MRE, Costa JRC, Guiliashivili T, Serra AC, Coelho JFJ, “Eutectic mixtures as a green alternative for efficient catalyst recycling in atom transfer radical polymerizations”, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 55, 371-381. (Figure 2).
Figure 2. – Front cover of Journal of Polymer Science Part A, issue 3, February 2017.
Pawel Krys,  Marco Fantin,  Patrícia V. Mendonça,  Carlos M. R. Abreu,  Tamaz Guliashvili, Jaquelino Rosa,  Lino O. Santos,  Arménio C. Serra,  Krzysztof Matyjaszewski  and  Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Mechanism of supplemental activator and reducing agent atom transfer radical polymerization mediated by inorganic sulfites: experimental measurements and kinetic simulations”, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 6506-6519 (Figure 1).
Figure 1. – Inside front cover of Polymer Chemistry, issue 8, November 2017.
Santos MRE, Fonseca AC, Mendonça PV, Branco R, Serra AC, Morais PV, Coelho JFJ, “Recent Developments in Antimicrobial Polymers: A Review”, Materials, 2016, 9, (7), 599.
Pedro Maximiano, Patrícia V. Mendonça, João R.C. Costa, Naomi L. Haworth, Arménio C. Serra, Tamaz Guliashvili, Michelle L. Coote and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Ambient temperature transition metal-free dissociative electron transfer reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (DET-RAFT) of methacrylates, acrylates and styrene”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (5), pp 1597–1604.
Joana P. Mendes, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Pedro Maximiano, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Tamaz Guliashvili, Arménio C. Serra and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “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.
Carlos M. R. Abreu, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Benjamin B. Noble, Tamaz Guliashvili, Julien Nicolas, Michelle L. Coote, and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization of Vinyl Chloride at Low Temperature: Kinetic and Computational Studies”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (2), 490–498.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Maria João Moreno, Arménio C. Serra, Sérgio Simões and Jorge J. F. Coelho, “Synthesis of tailor-made bile acid sequestrants by supplemental activator and reducing agent atom transfer radical polymerization”, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 52143-52153.
João R. C. Costa, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Pedro Maximiano, Arménio C. Serra, Tamaz Guliashvili and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Ambient Temperature “Flash” SARA ATRP of Methyl Acrylate in Water/Ionic Liquid/Glycol Mixtures”, Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (19), 6810–6815.
Pedro Maximiano, Joana P. Mendes, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Tamaz Guliashvili, Arménio C. Serra, Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Cyclopentyl methyl ether: A new green co-solvent for supplemental activator and reducing agent atom transfer radical polymerization”, Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 53 (23), 2722–2729.
Joana P. Mendes, Fábio Branco, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Anatoliy V. Popov, Tamaz Guliashvili, Arménio C. Serra, and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “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.
Dominik Konkolewicz, Pawel Krys, Joana R. Góis, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Mingjiang Zhong, Yu Wang, Armando Gennaro, Abdirisak A. Isse, Marco Fantin, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, “Aqueous RDRP in the Presence of Cu0: The Exceptional Activity of CuI Confirms the SARA ATRP Mechanism”, Macromolecules, 2014, 47 (2), 560–570.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Saadyah E. Averick, Dominik Konkolewicz, Arménio C. Serra, Anatoliy V. Popov, Tamaz Guliashvili, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Straightforward ARGET ATRP for the Synthesis of Primary Amine Polymethacrylate with Improved Chain-End Functionality under Mild Reaction Conditions”, Macromolecules, 2014, 47 (14), 4615–4621.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Dominik Konkolewicz, Saadyah E. Averick, Arménio C. Serra , Anatoliy V. Popov, Tamaz Guliashvili, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Synthesis of cationic poly((3-acrylamidopropyl) trimethylammonium chloride) by SARA ATRP in ecofriendly solvent mixtures”, Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 5829-5836.
Joana P. Mendes, Fabio Branco, Carlos M. R. Abreu, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Anatoliy V. Popov, Tamaz Guliashvili, and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “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 (9), 858–861.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Anatoliy V. Popov, Tamaz Guliashvili and Jorge F.J. Coelho, “Efficient RAFT polymerization of N-(3-aminopropyl)methacrylamide hydrochloride using unprotected “clickable” chain transfer agents”, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2014, 81, 1-7.
Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Cláudia L. Silva, Sérgio Simões, and Jorge F.J. Coelho, “Polymeric bile acid sequestrants—Synthesis using conventional methods and new approaches based on “controlled”/living radical polymerization”, Progress in Polymer Science 38, 2013, 445– 461.
Nuno Rocha, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Joana P. Mendes, Pedro N. Simões, Anatoliy V. Popov, Tamaz Guliashvili, Arménio C. Serra, and Jorge F. J. Coelho,”Facile synthesis of well-defined telechelic alkyne-terminated polystyrene in polar media using ATRP with mixed Fe/Cu transition metal catalyst”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2013, 214, 76−84.
Carlos M. R. Abreu, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Anatoliy V. Popov, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Tamaz Guliashvili, and Jorge F. J. Coelho, “Inorganic Sulfites: Efficient Reducing Agents and Supplemental Activators for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 1308–1311.
Carlos M. R. Abreu, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Jorge F. J. Coelho, Anatoliy V. Popov, and Tamaz Guliashvil, “Accelerated Ambient-Temperature ATRP of Methyl Acrylate in Alcohol–Water Solutions with a Mixed Transition-Metal Catalyst System”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2012, Volume 213, Issue 16, 1677–1687.
Carlos M. R. Abreu, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Arménio C. Serra, Jorge F. J. Coelho, Anatoliy V. Popov, Ganna Gryn’ova, Michelle L. Coote, and Tamaz Guliashvili, “Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization of Vinyl Chloride”, Macromolecules, 2012, 45 (5), 2200–2208.
Guliashvili T, Mendonça PV, Serra AC, Popov AV, Coelho JFJ, “Copper Mediated Living Radical Polymerization in Polar Solvents: Insight into Some Relevant Mechanistic Aspects”, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2012, 18, (15), 4607-4612.
Mendonça, P. V., A. C. Serra, J. F. J. Coelho, A. V. Popov, T. Guliashvili “Ambient temperature rapid ATRP of methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate and styrene in polar solvents with mixed transition metal catalyst system”, European Polymer Journal, 2011, 47, 7, 1460-1466.
A.S. Carreira, F.A.M.M. Gonçalves, P.V. Mendonça, M.H. Gil and J.F.J. Coelho “Temperature and pH responsive polymers based on chitosan: Applications and new graft copolymerization strategies based on living radical polymerization”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2010, 80, 618-630.
Coelho JFJ, Mendonça PV, Percec V, Popov AV, Gonçalves PMOF, Gil MH “Synthesis of High Glass Transition Temperature Copolymers based on Poly(Vinyl Chloride) via Single Electron Transfer – Degenerative Chain Transfer Mediated Living Radical Polymerization (SET-DTLRP) of Vinyl Chloride in Water”, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2009, 47, 24, 7021-7031.
Coelho JFJ, Simões PN, Mendonça PV, Gil MH “Thermal characterization of Poly(vinyl chloride) samples prepared by Living Radical Polymerization. Comparison with Poly(vinyl chloride) prepared by Free Radical Polymerization”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2008, 109, 2729-2736.
Book chapters (collaborator):
Nuno Rocha, Patrícia Mendonça,  Joana Góis, Rosemeyre Cordeiro, Ana Fonseca, Tamaz Guliashvili,  Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Arménio Serra and  Jorge Coelho, “The Importance of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization Techniques in the Design of Tailor Made Nanoparticles for DSS” , in “Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine”, Volume 4, pp 315-357, Springer, 2013.
Fonseca AC, Ferreira P, Cordeiro RA, Mendonça PV, Góis JR, Gil MH, Coelho JFJ, “Drug delivery systems for predictive medicine: polymers as tools for advanced applications”, in “New Strategies to Advance Pre/Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM”, Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine, Vol. 3, Springer. 2013.