(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Ana Margarida Silva


Research group
Molecular Synthesis


Researcher IDD-9088-2013
Ciência IDDF12-5BA6-7CDE
Ana M. G. Silva is an assistant researcher at LAQV-REQUIMTE, at University of Porto. Ana Silva develops her work in the group of Molecular synthesis, in particular the laboratory “Chelators to Life” (
Ana Silva received her diploma in Chemistry- Food Chemistry- from the University of Aveiro in 1997 and completed her PhD degree in Chemistry at the same University in 2002. During her career, she has awarded national and international projects in the field of chemistry and also material sciences. Her current research interests are in the chemical synthesis, including (a) porphyrins; (b) fluorescent xanthene dyes; (c) chelating ligands and (d) synthetic methodologies granting the sustainable chemistry concepts.

Representative Publications

Synthesis and coordination studies of 5-(4′-carboxyphenyl)-10,15,20-tris(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin and its pyrrolidine-fused chlorin derivative
The Influence of the Amide Linkage in the Fe-III-Binding Properties of Catechol-Modified Rosamine Derivatives
Synthesis and characterization of two fluorescent isophthalate rosamines: From solution to immobilization in solid substrates
Synthesis of Pyridyl and N-Methylpyridinium Analogues of Rosamines: Relevance of Solvent and Charge on Their Photophysical Properties
Subppm Amine Detection via Absorption and Luminescence Turn-On Caused by Ligand Exchange in Metal Organic Frameworks