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MOUNTAIN
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O Norte Somos Nós

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MOUNTAIN
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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas

Coordinator Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273303201
E-mail: mvboas@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0002-8665-5280
Scopus Author ID: 6602648497

Career

  • Since 2014: Coordinator Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2010 - 2014: Auxiliary Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • 2000 - 2010: Assistant Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • Since 2017: Director of the Agrarian School of the Polytechnic Institute
  • Since 2015: Vice-president of the Technology and Quality Scientific Commission of APIMONDIA
  • 2013 - 2017: Vice-director of the Agrarian School of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
  • Since 2012: Leader of the Propolis Working Group of the International Honney Commission
  • 2010 - 2013: Vice-coordinator of Research Unit. Mountain Research Centre
  • Since 2004: Responsible for the Laboratory services on honey residues
  • 2003 - 2008: Vice-coordinator of Research Unit. Mountain Research Centre
  • 2002 - 2005: Vice-president of the educational board of the Agrarian School of the Polytechnic Institute

Qualifications

  • 2001 - PhD. in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 1996 - First degree in Chemistry, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Interests

  • Beekeeping technology: development of management tools and equipment’s to enhance bee products production; beekeeping for rural development and organic beekeeping
  • Bee products: Quality evaluation, conservation and development of new functional applications for bee venom, beebread, honey, pollen and propolis
  • Honeybee health: Use of natural product for sanitary control of honeybee diseases
  • Honeybee ecology: Understanding chemical clues on honeybees for behavioral modelling

Projects:

GreenHealth - Estratégias digitais baseadas em ativos biológicos para melhorar o bem-estar e promover a saúde verde
Funding body: FEDER
Reference: Norte-01-0145-FEDER-000042
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-01-01
End: 2023-09-30
BIOma - Soluções integradas de BIOeconomia para a Mobilização cadeia Agroalimentar
Funding body: Portugal 2020
Reference: POCI-1-0247-FEDER-046112
Principal Investigator:Lillian Bouçada de Barros
Start: 2020-07-01
End: 2023-06-03
NormBee - Normalização de procedimentos de produção e critérios de qualidade dos produtos apícolas
Funding body: PAN 2020-2022
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2020-01-01
End: 2022-07-31
BEEHAPPY - Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Health in the Azores: comparing ePidemiological Patterns in a unique natural laboratory
Funding body: FCT - SAICT
Reference: 02/SAICT/2017
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice da Silva Pinto
Start: 2018-06-01
End: 2022-05-31
DivInA - DIVersificação e INovação na produção Apícola
Funding body: PDR 2020- 1.0.1- Grupos operacionais
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2017-10-01
End: 2021-09-30
ApisCibus - Artificial food for honeybees: quality survey, digestibility and performance on the bee hive
Funding body: PAN - 2017-2019
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2017-03-01
End: 2020-08-30
BEEHEAL - Promoting the Bee Health for Sustainable Agriculture
Funding body: FCT-ERA-NET
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice da Silva Pinto
Start: 2017-09-27
End: 2020-03-27
BEEHOPE - Honeybee conservation centres in Western Europe - an innovative strategy using sustainable beekeeping to reduce honeybee decline
Funding body: ERA-NET
Reference: BiodivERsa/0002/2014
Principal Investigator:Maria Alice da Silva Pinto
Start: 2015-01-01
End: 2018-09-30
AROMAP - Preservation of aromatic condiment plants
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2014-05-01
End: 2016-10-31
- Portuguese Lavander Honey: a functional food and a source of nutraceuticals
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2014-01-31
End: 2016-08-31
PlantLact - New functional dairy products without synthetic preservatives
Funding body: PRODER - Medida 4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2014-01-01
End: 2015-12-31
VarPhytoTrap - Phytochemical traps for bee health control
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/CVT-EPI/2473/2012
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2013-04-01
End: 2015-03-30
VAPI - Valorização da Apicultura nas Regiões de Batatá e Gabu: Produção, Transformação e Comercialização
Funding body: EuropeAid
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2010-03-01
End: 2013-02-28
- Eficácia da própolis no controlo de loque Americano: Avaliação em zonas controladas
Funding body: PAN 2008-2010
Reference: AFBControl
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2008-09-01
End: 2010-10-30
- Electronic and Bioelectronic Tongues for Environmental and Food Sensing
Funding body:
Reference: POCI/QUI/58076/2004 and PPCDT/QUI/58076/2004
Start: 2005-01-02
End: 2010-04-30
- Eficácia da própolis no controlo de loque Americano: Avaliação em zonas controladas
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional 2008-2010
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2008-01-31
End: 2010-01-01
- Bioactive properties of wild edible mushroomes
Funding body: Programa POCI 2010 – Medida V. 4 – Acção V.4.1
Reference: POCI/AGR/56661/2004 and PPCDT/AGR/56661/2004
Principal Investigator:Isabel Cristina Fernandes Rodrigues Ferreira
Start: 2005-10-01
End: 2008-09-30
- Rastreio nacional de antibioticos no Mel: avaliação das vias de contaminação dos Resíduos no Mel
Funding body: PAN - Programa Apícola Nacional
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Luis Avelino Guimarães Dias
Start: 2005-01-01
End: 2008-01-01
- Eletronic and bioelectronic tongues (BE-tongues) for environmental and food sensing
Funding body: Programa POCI 2010 – Medida V. 4 – Acção V.4.1
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Albino Bento
Start: 2005-01-01
End: 2008-01-01
- Promoção e estímulo à  produção biológica de mel
Funding body: IFAP
Reference:
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2003-12-01
End: 2007-12-31
- Promotion of the production of organic honey
Funding body: AGRO - Programa Operacional Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural
Reference: AGRO, projecto nº 746
Principal Investigator:Miguel José Rodrigues Vilas Boas
Start: 2003-01-01
End: 2007-01-01

Total results: 53
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De Carli C.,Aylanc V.,Mouffok K.M.,Santamaria-Echart A.,Barreiro F.,Tomás A.,Pereira C.,Rodrigues P.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.I.
Production of chitosan-based biodegradable active films using bio-waste enriched with polyphenol propolis extract envisaging food packaging applications
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 213, 486-497, 2022

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Machado A.M.,Tomás A.,Russo-Almeida P.,Duarte A.,Antunes M.,Vilas-Boas M.,Graça Miguel M.,Cristina Figueiredo A.
Quality assessment of Portuguese monofloral honeys. Physicochemical parameters as tools in botanical source differentiation
Food Research International, 157, , 2022

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Aylanc V.,Ertosun S.,Russo-Almeida P.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.
Performance of green and conventional techniques for the optimal extraction of bioactive compounds in bee pollen
International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 57, 3490-3502, 2022

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Duarte D.,Falcão S.I.,El Mehdi I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Vale N.
Honeybee Venom Synergistically Enhances the Cytotoxic Effect of CNS Drugs in HT-29 Colon and MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Pharmaceutics, 14, , 2022

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Vilas-Boas M.,Lopes M.,Nunes L.F.,Pereyra A.,Kunert C.,Beckh G.,Çelemli O.G.,Sorkun K.,Georgé S.,Paulo L.,Gardini S.,Sancho M.T.,Osés S.M.,Fernández-Muíño M.A.,Bankova V.,Popova M.,Trusheva B.,Petrov N.,Dastan T.,Tananaki C.,Falcão S.I.
Assessing the performance of analytical methods for propolis–A collaborative trial by the international honey commission
Journal of Apicultural Research, , 2022

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Touzani S.,Al-Waili N.,Imtara H.,Aboulghazi A.,Hammas N.,Falcao S.,Vilas-Boas M.,El Arabi I.,Al-Waili W.,Lyoussi B.
Arbutus Unedo Honey and Propolis Ameliorate Acute Kidney Injury, Acute Liver Injury, and Proteinuria via Hypoglycemic and Antioxidant Activity in Streptozotocin-Treated Rats
Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, 56, 66-81, 2022

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Mehdi I.E.,Falcão S.I.,Harandou M.,Boujraf S.,Calhelha R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Anjos O.,Campos M.G.,Vilas-Boas M.
Chemical, cytotoxic, and anti-inflammatory assessment of honey bee venom from apis mellifera intermissa
Antibiotics, 10, , 2021

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Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Queijo L.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Assessment of the in vivo and in vitro release of chemical compounds from vespa velutina
Molecules, 26, , 2021

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Machado A.M.,Antunes M.,Miguel M.G.,Vilas-Boas M.,Figueiredo A.C.
Volatile profile of portuguese monofloral honeys: Significance in botanical origin determination
Molecules, 26, , 2021

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Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Chemical profile from the head of Vespa velutina and V. crabro
Apidologie, 52, 548-560, 2021

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Aylanc V.,Falcão S.I.,Ertosun S.,Vilas-Boas M.
From the hive to the table: Nutrition value, digestibility and bioavailability of the dietary phytochemicals present in the bee pollen and bee bread
Trends in Food Science and Technology, 109, 464-481, 2021

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Rodríguez-Flores M.S.,Falcão S.I.,Escuredo O.,Seijo M.C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Description of the volatile fraction of Erica honey from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula
Food Chemistry, 336, , 2021

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El Ghouizi A.,El Menyiy N.,Falcão S.I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Lyoussi B.
Chemical composition, antioxidant activity, and diuretic effect of Moroccan fresh bee pollen in rats
Veterinary World, 13, 1251-1261, 2020

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Reis Lima M.J.,Santos A.O.,Falcão S.,Fontes L.,Teixeira-Lemos E.,Vilas-Boas M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Peres A.M.
Dataset on free amino acids contents of Serra da Estrela PDO cheeses determined by UPLC-DAD-MS/MS
Data in Brief, 28, , 2020

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Machado A.M.,Miguel M.G.,Vilas‐Boas M.,Figueiredo A.C.
Honey volatiles as a fingerprint for botanical origin—a review on their occurrence on monofloral honeys
Molecules, 25, , 2020

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Reis Lima M.J.,Santos A.O.,Falcão S.,Fontes L.,Teixeira-Lemos E.,Vilas-Boas M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Peres A.M.
Serra da Estrela cheese's free amino acids profiles by UPLC-DAD-MS/MS and their application for cheese origin assessment
Food Research International, 126, , 2019

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Falcão S.I.,Calhelha R.C.,Touzani S.,Lyoussi B.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Vilas-Boas M.
In vitro interactions of moroccan propolis phytochemical’s on human tumor cell lines and anti-inflammatory properties
Biomolecules, 9, , 2019

19
Falcão S.,Lopes M.,Vilas-Boas M.
A first approach to the chemical composition and antioxidant potential of Guinea-Bissau propolis
Natural Product Communications, 14, , 2019

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Bankova V.,Bertelli D.,Borba R.,Conti B.J.,da Silva Cunha I.B.,Danert C.,Eberlin M.N.,I Falcão S.,Isla M.I.,Moreno M.I.N.,Papotti G.,Popova M.,Santiago K.B.,Salas A.,Sawaya A.C.H.F.,Schwab N.V.,Sforcin J.M.,Simone-Finstrom M.,Spivak M.,Trusheva B.,Vilas-Boas M.,Wilson M.,Zampini C.
Standard methods for Apis mellifera propolis research
Journal of Apicultural Research, 58, 1-49, 2019

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Falcão S.,Bacém I.,Igrejas G.,Rodrigues P.J.,Vilas-Boas M.,Amaral J.S.
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of hydrodistilled oil from juniper berries
Industrial Crops and Products, 124, 878-884, 2018

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Lopes M.,Falcão S.I.,Dimou M.,Thrasyvoulou A.,Vilas-Boas M.
Impact of traditional and modern beekeeping technologies on the quality of honey of Guinea-Bissau
Journal of Apicultural Research, 57, 406-417, 2018

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Tomás A.,Falcão S.,Russo-Almeida P.,Vilas-Boas M.
Potentialities of beebread as a food supplement and source of nutraceuticals: Botanical origin, nutritional composition and antioxidant activity
Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 219-230, 2017

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Sobral F.,Calhelha R.,Barros L.,Dueñas M.,Tomás A.,Santos-Buelga C.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Flavonoid composition and antitumor activity of bee bread collected in Northeast Portugal
Molecules, 22, , 2017

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Coelho J.,Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Almeida-Muradian L.B.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity assessment of southeastern and south Brazilian propolis
Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 21-31, 2017

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Sobral F.,Sampaio A.,Falcão S.,Queiroz M.,Calhelha R.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Chemical characterization, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic properties of bee venom collected in Northeast Portugal
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 94, 172-177, 2016

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Falcão S.I.,Tomás A.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
A voltammetric tool for the evaluation of propolis antioxidant activity
European Food Research and Technology, 242, 1393-1401, 2016

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Falcão S.I.,Freire C.,Cristina Figueiredo A.,Vilas-Boas M.
The volatile composition of Portuguese propolis towards its origin discrimination
Records of Natural Products, 10, 176-188, 2015

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Pereira C.,Barreira J.C.M.,Calhelha R.C.,Lopes M.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Vilas-Boas M.,Barros L.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Is honey able to potentiate the antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of medicinal plants consumed as infusions for hepatoprotective effects?
Food and Function, 6, 1435-1442, 2015

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Calhelha R.,Falcão S.,Queiroz M.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.
Cytotoxicity of portuguese propolis: The proximity of the in vitro doses for tumor and normal cell lines
BioMed Research International, 2014, , 2014

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Calhelha R.,Peixoto D.,Vilas Boas M.,Queiroz M.,Ferreira I.
Antioxidant activity of aminodiarylamines in the thieno[3,2-b]pyridine series: Radical scavenging activity, lipid peroxidation inhibition and redox profile
Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, 29, 311-316, 2014

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Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Cos P.,Gomes P.,Freire C.,Maes L.,Vilas-Boas M.
In vitro evaluation of portuguese propolis and floral sources for antiprotozoal, antibacterial and antifungal activity
Phytotherapy Research, 28, 437-443, 2014

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Falcão S.I.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
A proposal for physicochemical standards and antioxidant activity of Portuguese propolis
JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 90, 1729-1741, 2013

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Falcão S.I.,Tomás A.,Vale N.,Gomes P.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic quantification and botanical origin of Portuguese propolis
Industrial Crops and Products, 49, 805-812, 2013

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Falcão S.I.,Vale N.,Gomes P.,Domingues M.R.M.,Freire C.,Cardoso S.M.,Vilas-Boas M.
Phenolic profiling of Portuguese propolis by LC-MS spectrometry: Uncommon propolis rich in flavonoid glycosides
Phytochemical Analysis, 24, 309-318, 2013

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Pereira C.,Barros L.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Potentiating effects of honey on antioxidant properties of lemon-flavoured black tea
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 64, 230-234, 2013

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Barros L.,Cabrita L.,Boas M.,Carvalho A.,Ferreira I.
Chemical, biochemical and electrochemical assays to evaluate phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of wild plants
Food Chemistry, 127, 1600-1608, 2011

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Falcão S.,Vilas-Boas M.,Estevinho L.,Barros C.,Domingues M.,Cardoso S.
Phenolic characterization of Northeast Portuguese propolis: Usual and unusual compounds
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396, 887-897, 2010

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Abreu R.,Falcão S.,Calhelha R.C.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.,Queiroz M.J.R.P.,Vilas-Boas M.
Insights in the antioxidant activity of diarylamines from the 2,3-dimethylbenzo[b]thiophene through the redox profile
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 628, 43-47, 2009

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Dias L.A.,Peres A.M.,Veloso A.C.A.,Reis F.S.,Vilas-Boas M.,Machado A.A.S.C.
An electronic tongue taste evaluation: Identification of goat milk adulteration with bovine milk
Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 136, 209-217, 2009

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Malheiro R.,Oliveira I.,Vilas-Boas M.,Falcão S.,Bento A.,Pereira J.A.
Effect of microwave heating with different exposure times on physical and chemical parameters of olive oil
Food and Chemical Toxicology, 47, 92-97, 2009

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Barros L.,Falcão S.,Baptista P.,Freire C.,Vilas-Boas M.,Ferreira I.C.F.R.
Antioxidant activity of Agaricus sp. mushrooms by chemical, biochemical and electrochemical assays
Food Chemistry, 111, 61-66, 2008

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Dias L.,Peres A.,Vilas-Boas M.,Rocha M.,Estevinho L.,Machado A.
An electronic tongue for honey classification
Microchimica Acta, 163, 97-102, 2008

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Ferreira I.,Queiroz M.,Vilas-Boas M.,Estevinho L.,Begouin A.,Kirsch G.
Evaluation of the antioxidant properties of diarylamines in the benzo[b]thiophene series by free radical scavenging activity and reducing power
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 16, 1384-1387, 2006

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Martins M.,Boas M.V.,De Castro B.,Hillman A.R.,Freire C.
Spectroelectrochemical characterisation of copper salen-based polymer-modified electrodes
Electrochimica Acta, 51, 304-314, 2005

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Vilas-Boas M.,Santos I.,Henderson M.,Freire C.,Hillman A.,Vieil E.
Electrochemical behavior of a new precursor for the design of poly[Ni(salen)]-based modified electrodes
Langmuir, 19, 7460-7468, 2003

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Vilas-Boas M.,Pereira E.,Freire C.,Hillman A.
Oxidation of ferrocene derivatives at a poly[Ni(saltMe)] modified electrode
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 538-539, 47-58, 2002

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Vilas-Boas M.,Freire C.,De Castro B.,Christensen P.A.,Hillman A.R.
Spectroelectrochemical characterisation of poly[Ni(saltMe)]-modified electrodes
Chemistry - A European Journal, 7, 139-150, 2001

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Vilas-Boas M.,Freire C.,De Castro B.,Hillman A.R.
Electrochemical characterization of a novel salen-type modified electrode
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 102, 8533-8540, 1998

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Vilas-Boas M.,Freire C.,De Castro B.,Christensen P.A.,Hillman A.R.
New Insights into the Structure and Properties of Electroactive Polymer Films Derived from [Ni(salen)]
Inorganic Chemistry, 36, 4919-4929, 1997