Over the past years has collaborated in the Molecular Synthesis group in several projects: "Synthesis, structure , precipitation, solution speciation and biological studies of vanadium compounds with potential for treating diabetes", "Study of structural determinant factors in the reactivity of the photolysis products of compounds B12 model system", "Design of macromolecular chelating iron and intercellular evaluation of its antimicrobial activity" and "Protection against the toxicity of iron by the immune system: cells, proteins and mechanisms" .
A. Leite has particular interest in the design of new molecules with potential therapeutic application and the use of spectroscopic techniques to access their behavior in solution.
Antibacterial activity of naphthyl derived bis-(3-hydroxy-4-pyridinonate) copper(II) complexes against multidrug-resistant bacteria
Design of a Water Soluble Fluorescent 3-Hydroxy-4-Pyridinone Ligand Active at Physiological pH Values
Discrimination of fluorescence light-up effects induced by pH and metal ion chelation on a spirocyclic derivative of rhodamine B
Synthesis of Pyridyl and N-Methylpyridinium Analogues of Rosamines: Relevance of Solvent and Charge on Their Photophysical Properties