Moisés Luzia Gonçalves Pinto. Concluiu o(a) Doutoramento em Doutoramento em 2005 pelo(a) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Doutoramento em Química em 2005 pelo(a) Universidade de Lisboa e Licenciatura em Química Tecnológica em 2000 pelo(a) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências. É Professor Auxiliar no(a) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico. Publicou 68 artigos em revistas especializadas. Possui 2 livro(s). Recebeu 5 prémio(s) e/ou homenagens. Nas suas atividades profissionais interagiu com 116 colaborador(es) em coautorias de trabalhos científicos.

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Full name
Moisés Luzia Gonçalves Pinto

Citation names

  • Pinto, Moisés

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Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Chemical Engineering
  • Exact Sciences - Chemical Sciences - Physical Chemistry


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1)
Degree Classification
Química (Doutoramento)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Desenvolvimento de materiais compósitos para a remoção de compostos orgânicos voláteis por adsorção gás-sólido." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Distinção e Louvor
Química Tecnológica (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"Implementação e validação de métodos analíticos para a determinação de metais pesados em pasta de papel, por GF-AAS" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2013/06/11 - 2014/10/31 Auxiliary Researcher (Research) Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2021/06 - Current Associate Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
2014/12/15 - 2021/05 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2005/09/01 - 2006/06/30 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Instituto Superior de Comunicação Empresarial, Portugal

Positions / Appointments

Host institution
2021/11/05 - Current President Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal


Host institution
2012/11/01 - 2013/05/31 General Manager of R&D Labs. Greenseal Research, Portugal
2006/10/01 - 2012/10/31 Post- Doc. Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Química e Bioquímica, Portugal
2009 - 2011 Post-Doc Universidade de Aveiro CICECO, Portugal
2005/11/01 - 2006/09/01 Associate collaborator Companhia Logística de Combustíveis, Portugal
2001/10/01 - 2005/09/30 PhD Student Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal


Designation Funders
2018 - 2022 NEMOSINE
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Nanotechnologies Advanced Materials Advanced Manufacturing and Processing and Biotechnology
2018 - 2021/10/01 Delivery vehicles of therapeutic gasotransmitters NO and H2S based on nanoporous materials
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2016 - 2020 Variable pressure solid-state NMR methods to study gas-surface interactions in nanoporous sorbent materials for industrial post/precombustion CO2 capture
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2017 - 2019 Tirerubberfoam II
Tirerubberfoam II
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2013 - 2017 Nanoporous materials as multiple therapeutic agents
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2015 - 2016 Tirerubberfoam
Principal investigator
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008 - 2010 Fabrication of ordered mesoporous carbon networks for catalysts support
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2006 - 2008 VOCFilter
Principal investigator
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
2001 - 2001 Kaylite
Research Fellow
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
European Commission
2000 - 2001 Adsorfoam project
Research Fellow
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA


  1. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.. Pillared interlayered clays as adsorbents of gases and vapors. 2010.
  2. Correia, N.; Bordado, J.C.M.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, M.B.; Carvalho, A.P.; Pinto, M.. Open cell polyurethane foams for new filters with supported adsorbents. 2006.
Book chapter
  1. Pinto, Rosana Vieira; Pinto, Moisés Luzia. "Nanoporous Materials: New Generation of Nitric Oxide Donors". In Therapeutic Application of Nitric Oxide in Cancer and Inflammatory Disorders, 277-305. Elsevier, 2019.
Journal article
  1. Rosana V. Pinto; Sílvia Carvalho; Fernando Antunes; João Pires; Moisés L. Pinto. "Emerging Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Sulfide Releasing Carriers for Skin Wound Healing Therapy". ChemMedChem (2022): https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.202100429.
  2. Batista, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, R.; Pires, J.. "Glycerin-based adsorbents for the separation of ethane and ethylene". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 634 (2022): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85120951261&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. João Pires; Rafaela Fernandes; Moisés Pinto; Mary Batista. "Microporous Volumes from Nitrogen Adsorption at 77 K: When to Use a Different Standard Isotherm?". Catalysts (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11121544.
  4. Mary Batista; Moisés L. Pinto; Fernando Antunes; João Pires; Silvia Carvalho. "Chitosan Biocomposites for the Adsorption and Release of H2S". Materials (2021): https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14216701.
  5. Ana C. Fernandes; Rosana Pinto; Sílvia Carvalho; Luís Mafra; João Rocha; Moisés Pinto; Fernando Antunes; João Pires. "Storage and delivery of H2S by microporous and mesoporous materials". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 320 (2021): 111093-111093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2021.111093.
  6. Abeer Al Mohtar; Sofia Nunes; Joana Silva; Ana Maria Ramos; João Lopes; Moisés L. Pinto. "First-Principles Model to Evaluate Quantitatively the Long-Life Behavior of Cellulose Acetate Polymers". ACS Omega 6 12 (2021): 8028-8037. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c05438.
  7. Bordonhos, M.; Lourenço, M.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Ferreira, P.; Pinto, M.L.. "Exploring periodic mesoporous organosilicas for ethane–ethylene adsorption–separation". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 317 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85101697764&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Maria Inês Severino; Effrosyni Gkaniatsou; Farid Nouar; Moisés L. Pinto; Christian Serre. "MOFs industrialization: a complete assessment of production costs". Faraday Discussions (2021): https://doi.org/10.1039/D1FD00018G.
  9. Addicoat, M.; Au, V.K.-M.; Brammer, L.; Burrows, A.; Casaban, J.; D'Alessandro, D.M.; Fucci, R.; et al. "Commercialisation and applications: General discussion". Faraday Discussions 231 (2021): 384-396. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85117296744&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Lin, Z.; Pinto, R.V.; Henriques, C.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Rocha, J.. "Improved therapeutic nitric oxide delivery by microporous Cu-bearing titanosilicate". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 322 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85105827717&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Al Mohtar, A.; Pinto, M.L.; Neves, A.; Nunes, S.; Zappi, D.; Varani, G.; Ramos, A.M.; et al. "Decision making based on hybrid modeling approach applied to cellulose acetate based historical films conservation". Scientific Reports 11 1 (2021): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85112045091&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Sardo, M.; Afonso, R.; Juzków, J.; Pacheco, M.; Bordonhos, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Mafra, L.. "Unravelling moisture-induced CO2chemisorption mechanisms in amine-modified sorbents at the molecular scale". Journal of Materials Chemistry A 9 9 (2021): 5542-5555. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85102254276&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Rosana V. Pinto; Fernando Antunes; João Pires; Ana Silva-Herdade; Moisés L. Pinto. "A Comparison of Different Approaches to Quantify Nitric Oxide Release from NO-Releasing Materials in Relevant Biological Media". Molecules 25 11 (2020): 2580-2580. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25112580.
  14. Pinto, Moisés. "Tuning Cellular Biological Functions Through the Controlled Release of NO from a Porous Ti-MOF". Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2020): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201913135.
  15. Tiago M. Eusébio; Ana Rita Martins; Gabriela Pon; Mónica Faria; Pedro Morgado; Moisés L. Pinto; Eduardo J. M. Filipe; Maria Norberta de Pinho. "Sorption/Diffusion Contributions to the Gas Permeation Properties of Bi-Soft Segment Polyurethane/Polycaprolactone Membranes for Membrane Blood Oxygenators". Membranes 10 1 (2020): 8-8. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes10010008.
  16. João Pires; Joana Fernandes; Kevin Dedecker; José R. B. Gomes; Germán Pérez-Sánchez; Farid Nouar; Christian Serre; Moisés L. Pinto. "Enhancement of Ethane Selectivity in Ethane–Ethylene Mixtures by Perfluoro Groups in Zr-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks". ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2019): https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b07115.
  17. Mirtha A.O. Lourenço; Cláudia Nunes; José R.B. Gomes; João Pires; Moisés L. Pinto; Paula Ferreira. "Pyrolyzed chitosan-based materials for CO2/CH4 separation". Chemical Engineering Journal (2019): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.12.180.
  18. Pinto, R.V.; Fernandes, A.C.; Antunes, F.; Lin, Z.; Rocha, J.; Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.. "New generation of nitric oxide-releasing porous materials: Assessment of their potential to regulate biological functions". Nitric Oxide - Biology and Chemistry 90 (2019): 29-36. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85066980131&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Kevin Dedecker; Renjith S. Pillai; Farid Nouar; João Pires; Nathalie Steunou; Eddy Dumas; Guillaume Maurin; Christian Serre; Moisés L. Pinto. "Metal-Organic Frameworks for Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Case of Acetic Acid Removal". ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 16 (2018): 13886-13894. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b02930.
  20. Mafra, L.; Cendak, T.; Schneider, S.; Wiper, P.V.; Pires, J.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Pinto, M.L.. "Amine functionalized porous silica for CO2/CH4separation by adsorption: Which amine and why". Chemical Engineering Journal 336 (2018): 612-621. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85040789238&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Pires, J.; Juzków, J.; Pinto, M.L.. "Amino acid modified montmorillonite clays as sustainable materials for carbon dioxide adsorption and separation". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 544 (2018): 105-110. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85042260247&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Cendak, T.; Sequeira, L.; Sardo, M.; Valente, A.; Pinto, M.L.; Mafra, L.. "Detecting Proton Transfer in CO2Species Chemisorbed on Amine-Modified Mesoporous Silicas by Using13C NMR Chemical Shift Anisotropy and Smart Control of Amine Surface Density". Chemistry - A European Journal 24 40 (2018): 10136-10145. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85050114316&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Mirtha A.O. Lourenço; Moisés L. Pinto; João Pires; José R.B. Gomes; Paula Ferreira. "Carbonization of periodic mesoporous phenylene- and biphenylene-silicas for CO2/CH4 separation". Carbon 119 (2017): 267-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.04.029.
  24. Luís Mafra; Tomaž Cendak; Sarah Schneider; Paul V. Wiper; João Pires; José R. B. Gomes; Moisés L. Pinto. "Structure of Chemisorbed CO2 Species in Amine-Functionalized Mesoporous Silicas Studied by Solid-State NMR and Computer Modeling". Journal of the American Chemical Society 139 1 (2017): 389-408. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b11081.
  25. Pires, J.; Fernandes, J.; Fernandes, A.C.; Pinto, M.. "Reverse selectivity of zeolites and metal-organic frameworks in the ethane/ethylene separation by adsorption". Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia) 52 1 (2017): 51-57. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84994896412&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Pinto, R.V.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.; Graça, V.; Brandão, P.; Pinto, M.L.. "Vitamin B3metal-organic frameworks as potential delivery vehicles for therapeutic nitric oxide". Acta Biomaterialia 51 (2017): 66-74. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85009841615&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Pinto, M.L.; Fernandes, A.C.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.; Rocha, J.. "Storage and delivery of nitric oxide by microporous titanosilicate ETS-10 and Al and Ga substituted analogues". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 229 (2016): 83-89. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84964199540&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Fernandes, A.C.; Pinto, M.L.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.. "Synthetic cobalt clays for the storage and slow release of therapeutic nitric oxide". RSC Advances 6 47 (2016): 41195-41203. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84966339533&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Pires, J.; Janeiro, A.; Oliveira, F.J.; Bastos, A.C.; Pinto, M.L.. "Monolithic porous carbon materials prepared from polyurethane foam templates". Carbon Letters 18 1 (2016): 11-17. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84966642468&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Siquet, C.; Sardo, M.; Mafra, L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Interaction of CO2and CH4with Functionalized Periodic Mesoporous Phenylene-Silica: Periodic DFT Calculations and Gas Adsorption Measurements". Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 7 (2016): 3863-3875. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84959274216&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Mestre, A.S.; Nabiço, A.; Figueiredo, P.L.; Pinto, M.L.; Santos, M.S.C.S.; Fonseca, I.M.. "Enhanced clofibric acid removal by activated carbons: Water hardness as a key parameter". Chemical Engineering Journal 286 (2016): 538-548. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84947466327&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Lourenço, M.A.O.; Silva, R.M.; Silva, R.F.; Pinna, N.; Pronier, S.; Pires, J.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Pinto, M.L.; Ferreira, P.. "Turning periodic mesoporous organosilicas selective to CO2/CH4separation: Deposition of aluminium oxide by atomic layer deposition". Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3 45 (2015): 22860-22867. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84946903169&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Galhetas, M.; Andrade, M.A.; Mestre, A.S.; Kangni-Foli, E.; Villa De Brito, M.J.; Pinto, M.L.; Lopes, H.; Carvalho, A.P.. "The influence of the textural properties of activated carbons on acetaminophen adsorption at different temperatures". Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 18 (2015): 12340-12349. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84928911389&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  34. Fernandes, A.C.; Pinto, M.L.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.. "L-histidine-based organoclays for the storage and release of therapeutic nitric oxide". Journal of Materials Chemistry B 3 17 (2015): 3556-3563. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84928485186&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  35. Pillai, R.S.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Jorge, M.; Gomes, J.R.B.. "Understanding gas adsorption selectivity in IRMOF-8 using molecular simulation". ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7 1 (2015): 624-637. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84921285723&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  36. Moisés L. Pinto; Vipin Kumar Saini; José M. Guil; João Pires. "Introduction of aluminum to porous clay heterostructures to modify the adsorption properties". Applied Clay Science 101 (2014): 497-502. https://doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.clay.2014.09.013.
  37. Pinto, Moisés. "Structure, topology, gas adsorption and photoluminescence of multifunctional porous RE3+-furan-2,5-dicarboxylate metal organic frameworks". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2014):
  38. Pinto, M.L.; Fernandes, A.C.; Rocha, J.; Ferreira, A.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.. "Microporous titanosilicates Cu<sup>2+</sup>- and Co<sup>2+</sup>-ETS-4 for storage and slow release of therapeutic nitric oxide". Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2 2 (2014): 224-230. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84890074525&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  39. Mestre, A.S.; Freire, C.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; Pinto, M.L.. "High performance microspherical activated carbons for methane storage and landfill gas or biogas upgrade". Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 37 (2014): 15337-15344. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84907073973&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  40. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Saini, V.K.. "Ethane selective IRMOF-8 and its significance in ethane-ethylene separation by adsorption". ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 6 15 (2014): 12093-12099. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84906239696&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  41. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Granadeiro, C.M.; Barbosa, A.D.S.; Cunha-Silva, L.; Balula, S.S.; Saini, V.K.. "Effect on selective adsorption of ethane and ethylene of the polyoxometalates impregnation in the metal-organic framework MIL-101". Adsorption 20 4 (2014): 533-543. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84901065469&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  42. Galhetas, M.; Mestre, A.S.; Pinto, M.L.; Gulyurtlu, I.; Lopes, H.; Carvalho, A.P.. "Chars from gasification of coal and pine activated with K2CO3: Acetaminophen and caffeine adsorption from aqueous solutions". Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 433 (2014): 94-103. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84905715428&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  43. Galhetas, M.; Mestre, A.S.; Pinto, M.L.; Gulyurtlu, I.; Lopes, H.; Carvalho, A.P.. "Carbon-based materials prepared from pine gasification residues for acetaminophen adsorption". Chemical Engineering Journal 240 (2014): 344-351. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84890815559&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  44. Mestre, A.S.; Pires, R.A.; Aroso, I.; Fernandes, E.M.; Pinto, M.L.; Reis, R.L.; Andrade, M.A.; et al. "Activated carbons prepared from industrial pre-treated cork: Sustainable adsorbents for pharmaceutical compounds removal". Chemical Engineering Journal 253 (2014): 408-417. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84902097422&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  45. Saini, V.K.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.. "Synthesis and adsorption properties of micro/mesoporous carbon-foams prepared from foam-shaped sacrificial templates". Materials Chemistry and Physics 138 2-3 (2013): 877-885. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84874523683&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  46. Cachaço, A.G.; Afonso, M.D.; Pinto, M.L.. "New applications for foam composites of polyurethane and recycled rubber". Journal of Applied Polymer Science 129 5 (2013): 2873-2881. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84879412773&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  47. Pinto, M.L.; Dias, S.; Pires, J.. "Composite MOF foams: The example of UiO-66/polyurethane". ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5 7 (2013): 2360-2363. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84876127093&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  48. Fernandes, A.C.; Pinto, M.L.; Antunes, F.; Pires, J.. "Clay based materials for storage and therapeutic release of nitric oxide". Journal of Materials Chemistry B 1 26 (2013): 3287-3294. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84880149196&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  49. Pinto, M.L.; Marques, J.; Pires, J.. "Porous clay heterostructures with zirconium for the separation of hydrocarbon mixtures". Separation and Purification Technology 98 (2012): 337-343. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84865813100&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  50. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.. "Porous and hybrid clay based materials for separation of hydrocarbons". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 151 (2012): 403-410. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84155163930&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  51. Santos, T.P.; Fátima Vaz, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A.P.. "Porosity characterization of old Portuguese ceramic tiles". Construction and Building Materials 28 1 (2012): 104-110. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80053377772&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  52. Saini, V.K.; Pinto, M.; Pires, J.. "Natural clay binder based extrudates of mesoporous materials: Improved materials for selective adsorption of natural and biogas components". Green Chemistry 13 5 (2011): 1251-1259. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79955637306&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  53. Moriones, P.; Ríos, X.; Echeverría, J.C.; Garrido, J.J.; Pires, J.; Pinto, M.. "Hybrid organic-inorganic phenyl stationary phases for the gas separation of organic binary mixtures". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 389 1-3 (2011): 69-75. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80054076275&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  54. Saini, V.K.; Pinto, M.; Pires, J.. "High pressure adsorption studies of ethane and ethylene on clay-based adsorbent materials". Separation Science and Technology 46 1 (2011): 137-146. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78650405490&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  55. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Guil, J.M.. "Heats of adsorption from the Dubinin-Astakhov model applied to the characterization of pillared interlayered clays (PILCs)". Adsorption 17 2 (2011): 287-292. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79956153045&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  56. Sequeiros, R.C.P.; Neng, N.R.; Portugal, F.C.M.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Nogueira, J.M.F.. "Development and application of stir bar sorptive extraction with polyurethane foams for the determination of testosterone and methenolone in urine matrices". Journal of Chromatographic Science 49 4 (2011): 297-302. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79953186507&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  57. Saini, V.K.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.. "Characterization of hierarchical porosity in novel composite monoliths with adsorption studies". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 373 1-3 (2011): 158-166. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78649997343&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  58. Pinto, M.L.; Mafra, L.; Guil, J.M.; Pires, J.; Rocha, J.. "Adsorption and activation of CO2 by amine-modified nanoporous materials studied by solid-state NMR and 13CO2 adsorption". Chemistry of Materials 23 6 (2011): 1387-1395. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952754852&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  59. Mestre, A.S.; Bexiga, A.S.; Proença, M.; Andrade, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Matos, I.; Fonseca, I.M.; Carvalho, A.P.. "Activated carbons from sisal waste by chemical activation with K2CO3: Kinetics of paracetamol and ibuprofen removal from aqueous solution". Bioresource Technology 102 17 (2011): 8253-8260. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79960837222&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  60. Pinto, M.L.; Rocha, J.; Gomes, J.R.B.; Pires, J.. "Slow release of NO by microporous titanosilicate ETS-4". Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 16 (2011): 6396-6402. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79955035738&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  61. Portugal, F.C.M.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Nogueira, J.M.F.. "Potentialities of polyurethane foams for trace level analysis of triazinic metabolites in water matrices by stir bar sorptive extraction". Journal of Chromatography A 1217 23 (2010): 3707-3710. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77952668701&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  62. Saini, V.K.; Andrade, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A.P.; Pires, J.. "How the adsorption properties get changed when going from SBA-15 to its CMK-3 carbon replica". Separation and Purification Technology 75 3 (2010): 366-376. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78049419435&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  63. Pinto, M.L.. "Formulation, preparation, and characterization of polyurethane foams". Journal of Chemical Education 87 2 (2010): 212-215. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-76349104402&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  64. Mestre, A.S.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Nogueira, J.M.F.; Carvalho, A.P.. "Effect of solution pH on the removal of clofibric acid by cork-based activated carbons". Carbon 48 4 (2010): 972-980. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-74149087613&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  65. Pinto, M.L.; Mestre, A.S.; Carvalho, A.P.; Pires, J.. "Comparison of methods to obtain micropore size distributions of carbonaceous materials from cO2 adsorption based on the Dubinin-radushkevich isotherm". Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 49 10 (2010): 4726-4730. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77952338272&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  66. Borrego, T.; Andrade, M.; Pinto, M.L.; Rosa Silva, A.; Carvalho, A.P.; Rocha, J.; Freire, C.; Pires, J.. "Physicochemical characterization of silylated functionalized materials". Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 344 2 (2010): 603-610. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77649231388&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  67. Fernandes, A.J.S.; Pinto, M.; Neto, M.A.; Oliveira, F.J.; Silva, R.F.; Costa, F.M.. "Nano carbon hybrids from the simultaneous synthesis of CNT/NCD by MPCVD". Diamond and Related Materials 18 2-3 (2009): 160-163. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-59849109069&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  68. Pinto, M.L.. "The use of nanoporous adsorbents in filtering media for improving indoor air quality". Recent Patents on Nanotechnology 2 2 (2008): 120-127. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-55949128581&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  69. Pires, J.; Saini, V.K.; Pinto, M.L.. "Studies on selective adsorption of biogas components on pillared clays: Approach for biogas improvement". Environmental Science and Technology 42 23 (2008): 8727-8732. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-57449097220&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  70. Pires, J.; Bestilleiro, M.; Pinto, M.; Gil, A.. "Selective adsorption of carbon dioxide, methane and ethane by porous clays heterostructures". Separation and Purification Technology 61 2 (2008): 161-167. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-42949161101&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  71. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Rocha, J.. "Porous materials prepared from clays for the upgrade of landfill gas". Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112 37 (2008): 14394-14402. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-53149137044&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  72. Portugal, F.C.M.; Pinto, M.L.; Nogueira, J.M.F.. "Optimization of Polyurethane Foams for Enhanced Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction of Triazinic Herbicides in Water Matrices". Talanta 77 2 (2008): 765-773. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-54349083514&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  73. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.; Estella, J.; Echeverría, J.C.. "Characterization of the hydrophobicity of mesoporous silicas and clays with silica pillars by water adsorption and DRIFT". Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 317 1 (2008): 206-213. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-36148958981&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  74. Neng, N.R.; Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Marcos, P.M.; Nogueira, J.M.F.. "Development, optimisation and application of polyurethane foams as new polymeric phases for stir bar sorptive extraction". Journal of Chromatography A 1171 1-2 (2007): 8-14. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-35348913766&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  75. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; De Carvalho, M.B.; Bordado, J.C.. "Synthesis and regeneration of polyurethane/adsorbent composites and their characterization by adsorption methods". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 89 1-3 (2006): 260-269. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-31544448836&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  76. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; De Carvalho, M.B.. "On the difficulties of predicting the adsorption of volatile organic compounds at low pressures in microporous solid: The Example of ethyl benzene". Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110 1 (2006): 250-257. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-31144459274&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  77. Carvalho, A.P.; Mestre, A.S.; Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Rosa, M.E.. "Granular activated carbons from powdered samples using clays as binders for the adsorption of organic vapours". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 93 1-3 (2006): 226-231. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33745640066&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  78. Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.; Pinto, M.; Rocha, J.. "Characterization of Y zeolites dealuminated by solid-state reaction with ammonium hexafluorosilicate". Journal of Porous Materials 13 2 (2006): 107-114. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33645937640&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  79. Mahboub, R.; Mouzdahir, Y.E.; Elmchaouri, A.; Carvalho, A.; Pinto, M.; Pires, J.. "Characterization of a delaminated clay and pillared clays by adsorption of probe molecules". Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 280 1-3 (2006): 81-87. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33646485692&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  80. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; De Carvalho, M.B.; Bordado, J.C.. "Characterization of adsorbent materials supported on polyurethane foams by nitrogen and toluene adsorption". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 80 1-3 (2005): 253-262. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-16644372654&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  81. Pires, J.; Araújo, A.C.; Carvalho, A.P.; Pinto, M.L.; González-Calbet, J.M.; Ramírez-Castellanos, J.. "Porous materials from clays by the gallery template approach: Synthesis, characterization and adsorption properties". Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 73 3 (2004): 175-180. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4344627600&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  82. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; Bordado, J.C.M.; De Carvalho, M.B.. "Synthesis and characterization of polyurethane foam matrices for the support of granular adsorbent materials". Journal of Applied Polymer Science 92 3 (2004): 2045-2053. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-1942440406&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  83. Pinto, M.L.; Pires, J.; Carvalho, A.P.; De Carvalho, M.B.; Bordado, J.C.. "Sorption isotherms of organic vapors on polyurethane foams". Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108 36 (2004): 13813-13820. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4544223469&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  84. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A.; De Carvalho, M.B.. "Assessment of Hydrophobic-Hydrophilic Properties of Microporous Materials from Water Adsorption Isotherms". Adsorption 9 4 (2003): 303-309. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0344465472&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  85. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.L.; Carvalho, A.; De Carvalho, M.B.. "Adsorption of volatile organic compounds in pillared clays: Estimation of the separation factor by a method derived from the Dubinin-Radushkevich equation". Langmuir 19 19 (2003): 7941-7943. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0141732133&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  86. Pires, J.; Pinto, M.; Carvalho, A.; Brotas de Carvalho, M.. "Adsorption of acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, and trichloroethylene in granular activated carbons". Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 48 2 (2003): 416-420. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0037359562&partnerID=MN8TOARS.

Other distinction

2013 1st Prize Inovation Valorpneu 2013 for the work “Formulation of composites of recycled rubber and polyurethane foam – Study of potential applications”
2012 Prize Giorgio Zgrablich for the best work presented at the 1st Ibero-American Symposium on Adsorption
2011 Selection of the article entitled “Controlled release of therapeutic nitric oxide from nanoporous materials”.
2008 Second prize of the XXXIII Reunión Iberica de Adsorción for the best scientific poster
2005 Finalist of the COHiTEC contest