João Paulo Leal0000-0003-1235-0107
Scientific Interests: Molecular energetics is the centre of my research interests. On the condensed phase the molecules studied range from uranium organometallic species to "simple" alkaline metal alkoxides. On the gas phase the reactivity of lanthanides with organic molecules and the acidity of functionalized phenols and other antioxidants have been studied using FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. Although the values of thermodynamic properties are known for several thousands of molecules, there are much more (millions) that have not been accessed experimentally until now. So, it is of crucial importance the development of prediction methods for these properties. During the last years an estimation method for hydrocarbons based on a modified Laidler Scheme was developed, allowing the estimation of enthalpies of formation, both in gas and liquid phase. For some years I am also involved in studying the relevance of new technologies on the Chemistry teaching. Scientific Works -PhD Thesis: "Estudos Termoquímicos de Complexos Organometálicos de Urânio, Sódio, Lítio e Alumínio", IST, Lisbon, 1993. -Author or co-author of 43 original publications in Refereed Journals. -Author or co-author of 29 national publications. -Co-author of a book: "Química: Princípios e Aplicações", Ed. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 1st ed.1997, 2nd ed. 2010”. -Co-author of Thermochemical database (www.therminfo.com). -2 national patents. -More than 100 lectures, oral presentations and communications to national and international meetings.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012