(Chemical) Bonding is what makes life possible

Clara B. Gomes


Research group
Molecular Synthesis


Researcher IDH-7759-2012
Ciência ID551A-460F-03FA
Clara Gomes is an Assistant Researcher at Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde (LAQV) at FCT NOVA, in the Molecular Synthesis Group @ the Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry lab. Since November 2018, she is also responsible for the Single Crystal X-Ray Crystallographic Service, with duties of implementing and managing the Structure Determination Service and the X-Ray facility at FCT NOVA.
Her research spans the areas of synthetic coordination/organometallic chemistry, whenever possible employing green chemistry synthetic methodologies, such as mechanochemistry, catalysis, and supramolecular chemistry, in the synthesis of flexible metal-organic frameworks and cages for structure elucidation of important non-crystalline target guests, such as oils, liquids or amorphous solids.
Citation metrics in Scopus (ID 24343503400) indicate 71 articles with citation data, 1 of them as corresponding author (>750 citations and h-index 16, May 2022), 2 book chapters, 1 encyclopedia entry and 2 datasets (as corresponding author), 2 patents, 25 oral communications (11 invited and 8 co-authored) and co-authored 53 poster communications. She is co-PI of a FCT project (PTDC/QUI-QIN/31585/2017) and Core Group (Gender Balance Coordinator and Grant Awarding Coordinator), Communications Team and a WG1 member of COST Action CA18112.

Representative Publications

Cationic and Neutral (Ar-BIAN) Copper( I) Complexes Containing Phosphane and Arsane Ancillary Ligands: Synthesis, Molecular Structure and Catalytic Behaviour in Cycloaddition Reactions of Azides and Alkynes
Cationic R-Substituted-Indenyl Nickel(II) Complexes of Arsine and Stibine Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Behavior in the Oligomerization of Styrene
Neutral Mono(5-aryl-2-iminopyrrolyl)nickel(II) Complexes as Precatalysts for the Synthesis of Highly Branched Ethylene Oligomers: Preparation, Molecular Characterization, and Catalytic Studies
New phenyl-nickel complexes of bulky 2-iminopyrrolyl chelates: synthesis, characterisation and application as aluminium-free catalysts for the production of hyperbranched polyethylene
Reactivity of cationic α-diimine cyclopentadienyl nickel complexes towards AlEt2Cl: Synthesis, characterisation and ethylene polymerisation
Boron complexes of aromatic ring fused iminopyrrolyl ligands: Synthesis, structure, and luminescence properties
First examples of neutral and cationic indenyl nickel(II) complexes bearing arsine or stibine ligands: Highly active catalysts for the oligomerisation of styrene
Luminescent di- and trinuclear boron complexes based on aromatic iminopyrrolyl spacer ligands: Synthesis, characterization, and application in OLEDs
Tunable fluorophores based on 2-(N-Arylimino)pyrrolyl chelates of diphenylboron: Synthesis, structure, photophysical characterization, and application in OLEDs
α-Diimine transition-metal complexes: Mechanochemistry - A new synthetic approach Dedicated to Professor Maria José Calhorda on the occasion of her 65th birthday.
Syntheses and photophysical properties of new iminopyrrolyl boron complexes and their application in efficient single-layer non-doped OLEDs prepared by spin coating
Sodium complexes containing 2-iminopyrrolyl ligands: The influence of steric hindrance in the formation of coordination polymers
Synthesis, structure, and photophysical characterization of blue-green luminescent zinc complexes containing 2-iminophenanthropyrrolyl ligands
CCDC 2069803: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination
Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagents with Transferable Primary Amines: Structure and Reactivity on the Electrophilic α-Amination of Stabilized Enolates
Mechanochemistry in Portugal—A Step towards Sustainable Chemical Synthesis
Mechanochemistry in Portugal
Manganese-catalyzed Synthesis of Imines from Primary Alcohols and Aromatic Amines
New luminescent tetracoordinate boron complexes: an in-depth experimental and theoretical characterisation and their application in OLEDs
Manganese(I) tricarbonyl complexes as potential anticancer agents
Nickel N-heterocyclic carbene complexes based on xanthines: Synthesis and antifungal activity on Candida sp.
Heteroleptic Copper Complexes as Catalysts for the CuAAC Reaction: Counter-Ion Influence in Catalyst Efficiency
Zinc complexes bearing BIAN ligands as efficient catalysts for the formation of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides