Raquel Alexandra Valadares Barrulas

Soft and biofunctional materials group
PhD Student
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Raquel received her first master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Universidade do Algarve in 2014. In January 2018 she joined CENIMAT in the NMR lab as research fellow to work in project CleanART, under the supervision of Dr. Marta C. Corvo. In 2019 she received her second master's degree in Bioorganic Chemistry from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, also under the supervision of Dr. Marta C. Corvo. Afterwards, Raquel started to work in CO2 capture, initially in a collaboration with Petrobras, and later joined the GREENPILs4CO2 team.

Currently, Raquel is a PhD student of Materials Science and Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Marta C. Corvo, Prof. Dr. Teresa Casimiro and Dr. Marcileia Zanatta, with the thesis entitled “Development of polymeric ionic liquid-based materials for CO2 capture and conversion: The ionic liquid tour through the periodic table “. 


Main scientific interests: 

Materials science applied to the tailoring of porous materials, organic chemistry, application and development of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study molecular interaction processes especially in ionic liquids and poly(ionic liquids).

Main publications


R. V. Barrulas, M. Zanatta, T. Casimiro, M. C. Corvo (2021), Advanced porous materials from poly(ionic liquid)s: Challenges, applications and opportunities. Chemical Engineering Journal, 411, 128528. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.128528. 

R. V. Barrulas, A. D. Nunes, S. O. Sequeira, M. H. Casimiro, M. C. Corvo (2020), Cleaning fungal stains on paper with hydrogels: The effect of pH control. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 152, 104996. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2020.104996.  

R. V. Barrulas, T. G. Paiva, M. C. Corvo (2019), NMR methodology for a rational selection of ionic liquids: extracting polyphenols. Separation and Purification Technology 221, 29-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2019.03.077 



Mónica M. Lopes, Raquel V. Barrulas, Tiago G. Paiva, Ana S. D. Ferreira, Marcileia Zanatta and Marta C. Corvo (September 30th 2019). Molecular Interactions in Ionic Liquids: The NMR Contribution towards Tailored Solvents, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Navin Khaneja, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.89182. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/69118