Marta Cristina Parracho Cançado Corvo

Soft and biofunctional materials group
Actual Position: Lab NMR Cenimat
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- Academic Profile

Marta C. Corvo has a PhD and a graduation in Chemistry, with a specialization in Organic Chemistry from NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal. After being an assistant professor at Piaget Institute and NOVA, she became a Post-doctoral fellow dedicated to CO2 capture and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). In 2015 she joined CENIMAT and the Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group in the NMR lab. During the last years, she has been a researcher in SBMG and participates in graduate and post-graduate courses as an NMR lecturer. She published work and supervised several master theses focused on ionic liquid derived materials and NMR. Participated in international industry funded projects (PETROBRAS) as a team member, and a National project as NOVA-FCT team coordinator (CleanART). Currently she is the PI of project GREENPILs4CO2. Concluded the supervision of one PhD and one postDoc. Currently supervising 3 PhD students. Marta is also involved in science outreach activities being a regular collaborator of the Portuguese Chemical Society Bulletin (QUÍMICA).


- Main scientific interests 

Development of ionic liquid derived materials (liquids, gels, and porous solids) tailored for applications in CO2 capture, cleaning Artwork and Energy. Application and development of NMR spectroscopy to study molecular interaction processes especially in ionic liquids and supercritical CO2. High Pressure NMR techniques. Establishment of protocols in diffusion, relaxation and nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy to probe solvation behaviour. Development of solid state and imaging protocols to study ionic liquid polymers. 

Main publications


R. V. Barrulas, M. Zanatta, T. Casimiro, M. C. CORVO, “Advanced porous materials from poly(ionic liquid)s: Challenges, applications and opportunities”. Chemical Engineering Journal 2021, 411, 128528.

W. Silva, M. Zanatta, A.S. Ferreira, M.C. CORVO, E.J. Cabrita, “Revisiting Ionic Liquid Structure-Property Relationship: A Critical Analysis”. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21 (20), 7745.

M. Zanatta, M. Lopes, E.J. Cabrita, C.E.S. Bernardes, M.C. CORVO, “Handling CO2 Sorption Mechanism in PIL@IL Composites. J. CO2 Util. 2020, 41, 101225.

L.M. Santos, F.L. Bernard, B.B. Polesso, I.S. Pinto, C.C. Frankenberg, M.C. CORVO, P.L. Almeida, E. Cabrita, S. Einloft, “Designing silica xerogels containing RTIL for CO2 capture and CO2/CH4 separation: Influence of ILs anion, cation and cation side alkyl chain length and ramification”, Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 268, 110340.

R. Duczinski, B.B. Polesso, F.L. Bernard, H.Z. Ferrari, P.L. Almeida, M.C. CORVO, E.J. Cabrita, S. Menezes, S. Einloft “Enhancement of CO2/N2 selectivity and CO2 uptake by tuning concentration and chemical structure of imidazolium-based ILs immobilized in mesoporous silica”. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2020, 8, 103740.

R. V. Barrulas, A. D. Nunes, S. O. Sequeira, M. H. Casimiro, M. C. CORVO, “Cleaning fungal stains on paper with hydrogels: The effect of pH control”. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 2020, 152, 104996.

T. Paiva, C. Echeverria, M.G. Godinho, P.L. Almeida M.C. CORVO “On the influence of imidazolium ionic liquids on cellulose derived polymers”. Eur. Polym. J. 2019, 114, 353.

R. V. Barrulas, T. G. Paiva, M. C. CORVO, “NMR methodology for a rational selection of ionic liquids: extracting polyphenols”. Separation and Purification Technology 2019, 221, 29-37.

CORVO, M.C.; Sardinha, J.; Casimiro; T.; Marin, G.; Seferin, M.; Einloft, S.; Menezes, S.C.; Dupont, J.; Cabrita, E.J, A rational approach to CO2-capture by imidazolium ionic liquids: tuning CO2 solubility by cation alkyl branching. CHEMSUSCHEM 2015, 8, 1935-1946.

CORVO, M. C.; Sardinha, J.; Menezes, S. C.; Einloft, S.; Seferin, M.; Dupont, J.; Casimiro, T. and Cabrita, E. J. Solvation of carbon dioxide in [C4mim]BF4 and [C4mim]PF6 ionic liquids revealed by High Pressure NMR spectroscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13024–13027.