1. C. Strassert, R.Q. Albuquerque, Y. Vida, L. De Cola, “The manufacture and products thereof of photo-sensitizing nanomaterials and their use in photodynamic treatments”. Patent numbers EP2186862 (Link) and US 8,193,343 B2 (Link).


Chapter of books 

2. “Supramolecular chromaticity and thermoresponsive hydrogels: a self-assembly study on maleamic acid-based amphiphiles”, A. Bernet, M. Behr, R.Q. Albuquerque, M. Schmidt, J. Senker, H.-W. Schmidt In: Intelligent Hydrogels, Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, vol 140, 2014, p. 99-111 (eds. G. Sadowski and W. Richtering), Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-01682-5. Link

1. “Overlap Polarizability and Covalency in Diatomic Molecules and Europium (III) Complexes”, R.Q. Albuquerque and O.L. Malta In: NATO SCIENCE SERIES II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, vol 126, 2003, p. 163 (eds. J.-C. Krupa and N.A. Kulagin), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 1-4020-1675-1. Link


Papers in international journals

HG = Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems
CC = Luminescent Coordination Compounds
SA = Self-Assembled Systems
NP = Nanoparticles and Nanoalloys
OS = Other Nanomaterials or Luminescent Systems


  49.CC - "Tackling the self-aggregation of Ir(III) complexes: A theoretical study", J. P. Coelho, T. R. Almeida, R. Q. Albuquerque*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2018) 2631-2636 (Cover Feature). VIP Paper.  Link 

48.NP - "Correlating structural dynamics and catalytic activity of AgAu nanoparticles with ultrafast spectroscopy and all-atom molecular dynamics simulations", G. F. Ferbonink, T.S. Rodrigues, D. P. dos Santos, P. H. C. Camargo, R. Q. Albuquerque*, R. A. Nome*, Faraday Discuss. (2018), accepted for publication. Link 

 47.SA - "Unveilling the role of macrodipolar interactions in the properties of self-assembled supramolecular materials", M. P. Oliveira, H.-W. Schmidt, R. Q. Albuquerque*, Chem. Eur. J. 24 (2018) 2609. Front Cover (Link-Cover). Link-Paper

46.SA - "Self-Assembly of 9,10-Bis(phenylethynyl) anthracene (BPEA) Derivatives: Influence of pi-pi and Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Aggregate Morphology and Self-Assembly Mechanism", M. Lübtow, I. Helmers, V. Stepanenko, R. Q. Albuquerque, T. B. Marder, and G. Fernández*, Chem. Eur. J. (2017) 23, 6198-6205. Link

45.HG - "Palladium-Mediated Catalysis Leads to Intramolecular Narcissistic Self-Sorting on a Cavitand Platform", Z. Nagymihály, N. A. M. S. Caturello, A. Takátsy, G. Aragay, L. Kollár, R. Q. Albuquerque, Z. Csók*, J. Org. Chem. 82 (2017) 390-396. Link


44.NP - "Investigating the electronic structure of a supported metal nanoparticle: Pd in SiCN", T. Schmidt, R. Q. Albuquerque, R. Kempe, S. Kummel*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18 (2016) 31966-31972.  Link

43.CC - "Polynuclear Cu4I4Py4 complex loaded in mesoporous silica: Photophysics, theoretical investigation, and highly sensitive oxygen  sensing application", L. P. Ravaro, T. R. Almeida, R. Q. Albuquerque*, A. S. S. De Camargo*, Dalton Trans. 45 (2016) 17652-17661. Link

42.OS - "In Depth insights into the key steps of delamination of charged 2D nano materials", S. Rosenfeldt, M. Stoter, M. Schlenk, T. martin, R. Q. Albuquerque, S. Foster, J. Breu*, Langmuir 32 (2016) 10582-10588. Link

41.SA - "Influence of Metal, Ligand and Solvent on Supramolecular Polymerizations with Transition-Metal Compounds: A Theoretical Study", N. A. M. S. Caturello, Z. Csók, G. Fernández, R. Q. Albuquerque*, Chem. Eur. J. 22 (2016) 17681-17689, Link

40.SA - "Control over the Self-Assembly Modes of Pt(II) Complexes by Alkyl Chain Variation: From Slipped to Parallel π-Stacks"N. K. Allampally, M. J. Mayoral, S. Chansai, M. C. Lagunas, C. Hardacre, V. Stepanenko, R. Q. Albuquerque, G. Fernández*, Chem. Eur. J. 22 (2016) 7810-7816. Link

39.HG - "The spatial distribution of photostability of thionine confined in zeolite L nanochannels investigated by Photobleaching Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (PbLIM)", D. Lencione, M. H. Gehlen*, L. N. Trujillo, R. C. F. Leitao, R. Q. Albuquerque*, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 15 (2016) 398-404. Link

38.CC  "Recent advances in lanthanide spectroscopy in Brazil", F. R. G. e Silva*, R. G. Capelo, R. Q. Albuquerque*, J. Lumin. 170 (2016) 472-483Link

37.HG  "On the use of porous nanomaterials to photoinactivate E. coli with natural sunlight irradiation", R. C. F. Leitao, L. N. Trujillo, A. Leitao*, R. Q. Albuquerque*, Solar Energy 122 (2015) 1117-1122. Link

36.OS  "Intramolecular Cooperative Effects in Multichromophoric Cavitands Exhibiting Nonlinear Optical Properties", Z. Csók*, P. Szuroczki, L. Kollar, H.M. Ngo, I. Ledoux-Rak, N.A.M.S. Caturello, R.Q. Albuquerque, J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 12608-12615. Link


35.NP – “Impact of the AuAg NPs composition on their structure and properties: a theoretical and experimental investigation”, J. F. Gomes*, A. C. Garcia, C. Pires, E. B. Ferreira, R. Q. Albuquerque*, G. Tremiliosi-Filho, L. H. S. Gasparotto, J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014) 28868-28875. Link

34.NP – “The Concept of Localized Atomic Mobility: Unraveling Properties of Nanoparticles”, R.G. Capelo, L. Leppert, R.Q. Albuquerque*, J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014) 21647-21654. Link

33.SA – “Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization driven by Metallophilic Pd-Pd Interactions”, M.J. Mayoral, C. Rest, V. Stepanenko, J. Schellheimer, R.Q. Albuquerque*, G. Fernández*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 2148-2151. Link

32.SA – “Theoretical investigation of macrodipoles in supramolecular columnar stackings”, R.Q. Albuquerque*, A. Timme, R. Kress, J. Senker, H.-W. Schmidt*, Chem. Eur. J. 19 (2013) 1647 – 1657. Link

31.CC – “Towards the design of highly luminescent Europium(III) complexes”, M. Botelho, M. Galvez-Lopez, L. de Cola, R. Q. Albuquerque*, A. de Camargo*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2013) 5064-5070. Link

30.CC – “New Luminescent Host-Guest System Based on an Iridium(III) Complex: Design, Synthesis, and Theoretical-Experimental Spectroscopic Characterization”,  T.B. de Queiroz, M.B.S. Botelho, J.M. Fernández-Hernández, H. Eckert, R.Q. Albuquerque, A.S.S. de Camargo*, J. Phys. Chem. C 117 (2013) 2966-2975. Link

29.NP –  “The Interplay of Electronic Structure and Atomic Mobility in Nanoalloys of Au and Pt”, L. Leppert, R. Q. Albuquerque, A. S. Foster, S. Kummel*, J. Phys. Chem. C 117 (2013) 17268−17273. Link

28.SA – “Controlling the π-stacking behavior of pyrene derivatives: Influence of H-bonding and steric effects in different states of aggregation”, A.T. Haedler, H. Misslitz, C. Buehlmeyer, R.Q. Albuquerque, A. Köhler, H.-W. Schmidt*, ChemPhysChem 14 (2013) 1818-1829. Link



27.NP – “Ni/Pd@MIL-101: Synergistic catalysis with cavity conform Pd-Ni nanoparticles”, J. Hermansdörfer, M. Friedrich, N. Miyajima, R.Q. Albuquerque, S. Kümmel, R. Kempe*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 11473-11477. Link

26.NP – “Gold-platinum alloys and Vegard’s law on the nanoscale”, L. Leppert, R.Q. Albuquerque, S. Kuemmel*, Phys. Rev. B. 86 (2012) 241403. Link

25.SA – “Phase Behavior and Mesophase Structures of 1,3,5-Benzene- and 1,3,5-Cyclohexanetricarboxamides:  Towards an Understanding of the Losing Order at the Transition into the Isotropic Phase”, A. Timme, R. Kress, R.Q. Albuquerque, H.-W. Schmidt*, Chem. Eur. J. 18 (2012) 8329-8339. Link

24.SA – “Formation of a supramolecular chromophore: a spectroscopic and theoretical study”, A. Bernet, R.Q. Albuquerque*, M. Behr, S.T. Hoffmann, H.-W. Schmidt*, Soft Matter 8 (2012) 66-69. Link

23.OS – “Diffusion-limited energy transfer in blends of oligofluorenes with an anthracene derivative”, R.Q. Albuquerque, C.C. Hofmann, J. Köhler, A. Köhler*, J. Phys. Chem. B. 115 (2011) 8063–8070. Link

22.OS – “Triplet Excimer Emission in a Series of 4,4′-Bis(N-carbazolyl)-2,2′-biphenyl Derivatives”, S.T. Hoffmann, P. Schroegel, M. Rothmann, R.Q. Albuquerque, P. Strohriegl, and A. Kohler*, J. Phys. Chem. B 115 (2011) 414–421. Link

21.CC – “Design of new highly luminescent Tb3+ complexes using theoretical combinatorial chemistry”, R.Q. Albuquerque*, N.B. Da Costa, R.O. Freire, J. Lumin. 131 (2011) 2487-2491. Link



20.HG – “Supramolecular host-guest flavylium-loaded zeolite L hybrid materials: network of reactions and photochemistry of encapsulated 7,4’-Dihydroxyflavylium”, R. Gomes, R.Q. Albuquerque, F. Pina*, A.J. Parola, L. De Cola*, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 9 (2010) 991-995. Link

19.HG – “On the reversible photoisomerization of spiropyran-functionalized zeolite L single crystals", R.Q. Albuquerque, J. Kühni, P. Belser, L. De Cola*, ChemPhysChem 11 (2010) 575-578. Link

18.HG – “Photoactive hybrid nanomaterial for targeting, labeling and killing antibiotic resistant bacteria", C.A. Strassert*, M. Otter, R.Q. Albuquerque, A. Höne, Y. Vida, B. Mayer, L. De Cola*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (2009)7928-7931. VIP Paper (Link). Cited in the “Research Highlights” of the journal Nature Chemistry (Link)

17.CC – “Dinuclear Double-Stranded Oxocomplex of Re(V) Containing a Bis-(benzene-o-dithiolato) Ligand”, J.S. Gancheff, R.Q. Albuquerque, A. Guerrero-Martínez, T. Pape, L. De Cola*, F.E. Hahn*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2009) 4043-4051. Link



16.CC – “1,2,3-Triazolyl-Pyridine Derivatives as Chelating Ligands for Blue Iridium(III) Complexes.  Photophysics and Electroluminescent Devices”, E. Orselli, R.Q. Albuquerque, P.M. Fransen, R. Fröhlich, A.E. Konradsson, H.M. Janssen, L. De Cola*, J. Mater. Chem. 18 (2008) 4579-4590. Link

15.SA – “Tuning Emission Properties of Iridium and Ruthenium Metallosurfactants in Micellar Systems”, A. Guerrero-Martinez, Y. Vida, D. Dominguez-Gutierrez, R.Q. Albuquerque, L. De Cola*, Inorg. Chem. 47 (2008) 9131-9133. Link

14.CC – “Essential Role of the Ancillary Ligand in the Color Tuning of Iridium Tetrazolate Complexes”, S. Stagni, S. Colella, A. Palazzi, G. Valenti, S. Zacchini, F. Paolucci, M. Marcaccio, R.Q. Albuquerque, L. De  Cola*, Inorg. Chem. 47 (2008) 10509-10521. Link

 13.HG - "Proton activity inside the channels of zeolite L", R.Q. Albuquerque, G. Calzaferri*, Chemistry. Eur. J. 13 (2007) 8939-8952. Front Cover. Link

13.HG – “Proton activity inside the channels of zeolite L”, R.Q. Albuquerque, G. Calzaferri*, Chem. Eur. J. 13 (2007) 8939-8952. Featured on the Front Cover. Link

12.HG – “Luminescence quenching by O2 of a Ru(II) complex with a tail penetrating into a channel of zeolite L”,  R.Q. Albuquerque, Z. Popovic, L.  De Cola, G. Calzaferri*, ChemPhysChem 7 (2006) 1050-1053. Link

11.HG – “Luminescence quenching measurements on zeolite L monolayers”, R.Q. Albuquerque, A.Z. Ruiz, H. Li, L. De Cola, G. Calzaferri*, Proc. of SPIE 6197 (2006) 61970B/1-61970B/5. Link

10.CC – “On the use of ligand field parameters in the study of coordinated water molecules in Eu(III) complexes”, R.Q. Albuquerque*, R.O. Freire and O.L. Malta, J. Phys. Chem. A 109 (2005) 4607-4610. Link

9.CC – “Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopic study of Eu(III) complexes with 3-aminopicolinic acid derivatives”, C.C.C. Bejan, G.B. Rocha, R.Q. Albuquerque, F.W.J. Demnitz, G.F. de Sa, S. Alves, Jr.*, J. Lumin. 113 (2005) 79-88. Link

8.CC – “On the use of combinatory chemistry to the design of new luminescent Eu3+ complexes”, R.O. Freire, R.Q. Albuquerque, S.A. Junior, G.B. Rocha, M.E. de Mesquita*, Chem. Phys. Lett. 405 (2005) 123-126. Link

7.CC – “A covalent fraction model for lanthanide compounds”, L.D. Carlos*, O.L. Malta, R.Q. Albuquerque, Chem. Phys. Lett. 415 (2005) 238-242. Link

6.CC – “Efficacy of the semiempirical sparkle model as compared to ECP ab-initio calculations for the prediction of ligand field parameters of europium(III) complexes”, R.O. Freire RO, G.B. Rocha, R.Q. Albuquerque,  A.M. Simas*, J. Lumin. 111 (2005) 81-87. Link

5.CC – “Study of the luminescence of Eu(III), Tb(III) and Gd(III) cryptates containing Py(CO2Et)(2) as ligands”, S.P. Vila-Nova, G.A.L. Pereira, R.Q. Albuquerque, G. Mathis, H. Bazin, H. Autiero, G.F. de Sa, S. Alves, Jr.*, J. Lumin. 109 (2004) 173-179. Link

4.CC – “Eu(III) and Gd(III) complexes with pirazyne-2-carboxylic acid: luminescence and modelling of the structure and energy transfer process”, M.E. Mesquita, F.R.G. Silva, R.Q. Albuquerque, R.O. Freire, E.C. da Conceicao, J.E.C. da Silva, N.B.C. Junior, G.F. de Sa*, J. Alloys Comp. 366 (2004) 124-131. Link

3.CC – “Highly luminescent Eu(III) complexes with naphtoiltrifluoroacetone and dimethylsulfoxide”, L.D. Carlos*, C. De Mello Donega, R.Q. Albuquerque, S. Alves, Jr., J.F.S. Menezes and O.L. Malta, Mol. Phys. 101 (2003) 1037-1045. Link

2.CC – “Experimental and theoretical study of ligand field, 4f-4f intensities and emission quantum yield in the compound Eu(bpyO(2))(4)(ClO4)(3)”, O.L. Malta*, J. Legendziewicz, E. Huskowska, I. Turowska-Tyrk, R.Q. Albuquerque, C.M. Donega, F.R.G. e Silva, J. Alloys Comp. 323 (2001) 654-660. Link

1.CC – “On the Charge Factors of The Simple Overlap Model”, R.Q. Albuquerque, G.B. Rocha, P. Porcher, O.L. Malta*, Chem. Phys. Lett. 331 (2000) 519-525. Link