Prof. Alexander Kirillov
 
CQE, Complexo I, IST,
University of Lisbon,
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001,
Lisbon, Portugal

E-mail: kirillov(at)tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Phone: (+351) 218417178

Main Research Interests / Expertise

Main research focuses on Coordination Chemistry, Catalysis, and Crystal Engineering with an emphasis on the following topics:
  • (i) Design of functional multinuclear metal complexes, coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks and materials on their basis;
  • (ii) Catalytic oxidative functionalization of alkanes and other substrates into derivatives with industrial significance (C−H functionalization, selective oxidation, carboxylation, green protocols);
  • (iii) Synthetic and catalytic processes in aqueous media; new bioactive, catalytic, and drug-releasing materials;
  • (iv) Topological analysis of coordination and supramolecular network materials.

 

Book Chapters

 
  • A. M. Kirillov. 2,3-Pyrazinedicarboxylic Acid. In “Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis” (Ed.: P. L. Fuchs), Wiley, 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/047084289X.rn01469 (invited book chapter).
  • A. M. Kirillov. Tetrabutylammonium bis(pyrazinecarboxylato)-dioxo-vanadium(V). In “Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis” (Ed.: P. L. Fuchs), Wiley, 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/047084289X.rn01468 (invited book chapter).
  • M. V. Kirillova, A. M. Kirillov. 2-Pyrazinecarboxylic Acid. In “Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis” (Ed.: P. L. Fuchs), Wiley, 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/047084289X.rn01470 (invited book chapter).
  • A. M. Kirillov, M. V. Kirillova, A. J. L. Pombeiro. Self-Assembled Multicopper Complexes and Coordination Polymers for Oxidation and Hydrocarboxylation of Alkanes. In “Organometallic Chemistry: Recent Advances” (Ed. A. J. L. Pombeiro), Wiley, 2014, Ch. 3.
  • D. Mandelli, L. S. Shul’pina, M. V. Kirillova, A. M. Kirillov, W. A. Carvalho, A. J. L. Pombeiro, G. B. Shul'pin. Oxidation of Glycerol with Hydrogen Peroxide catalyzed by Metal Complexes. In Organometallic Chemistry: Recent Advances” (Ed. A. J. L. Pombeiro), Wiley, 2014, Ch. 16. 
  
Awards, Grants, Achievements
     
  • 2014, 2016  Diploma of Pedagogical Excellence (IST, ULisbon)
  • 2011   Santander Totta/TULisbon 2011 Scientific Prize (highly ranked senior researcher based on scientific productivity).
  • 2011   ISI Highly Ranked Scientist (ISI Essential Science Indicators).
  • 2010   Honorary Mention - Santander Totta/TULisbon 2010 Scientific Prize.
  • 2008   Researcher Contract (“Science 2007 program”, FCT, Portugal).
  • 2008   Young Investigator Award from Deloitte/TULisbon (highly ranked young researcher based on scientific productivity).
  • 2006   Post-doc Grant (FCT, Portugal).
  • 2002   PhD Grant (FCT, Portugal).
  • 2002   Award for Best Student Scientific Work (3 times: 2000−2002), Ministry of Education, Belarus.
 
Synopsis of Main Research Achievements
 
A. Kirillov invented a versatile aqueous medium self-assembly protocol for the synthesis of functional multinuclear metal complexes, coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks, which found notable applications in oxidation catalysis, molecular magnetism, host-guest and supramolecular chemistry, photoluminescence and as bioactive materials. He also (co)developed and patented a number of highly active catalytic systems, alkane oxidation and hydrocarboxylation protocols thereof, some of them are the most efficient so far reported in the field of mild functionalization of alkanes.
 



 

 
 

Synopsis

Alexander Kirillov, 38, is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/ULisbon), Portugal. After graduating in Chemical Engineering (2001), he started (2002) a doctoral program and completed a PhD in Chemistry (2006) from the Technical University of Lisbon (TULisbon, IST), where he also was a Post-doctoral Fellow (2007) and Senior Researcher (2008-2011, "Science 2007" program).
He is recipient of the Santander Totta/TULisbon Scientific Award (2011) and the Deloitte/TULisbon Young Investigator Award (2008).

 
Publication Record
 
Over 180 peer-reviewed publications, including:
170 research papers (>3700 citations; h index = 38),
10 patents,
5 invited book chapters,
90 conference abstracts.
 
For publications search, use author "Kirillov AM" + timespan "2000-2017"
 
  

Selected Recent Papers

Research papers

  • T. A. Fernandes, C. I. M. Santos, V. André, S. S. P. Dias, M. V. Kirillova, A. M. Kirillov. New aqua-soluble dicopper(II) aminoalcoholate cores for mild and water-assisted catalytic oxidation of alkanes, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, 6, 4584-4593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5CY02084K
  • T. A. Fernandes, C. I. M. Santos, V. André, J. Kłak, M. V. Kirillova, A. M. Kirillov. Copper(II) Coordination Polymers Self-assembled from Aminoalcohols and Pyromellitic Acid: Highly Active Pre-catalysts for the Mild Water-promoted Oxidation of Alkanes. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 125-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01983
  • M. V. Kirillova, C. I. M. Santos, W. Wu, Y. Tang, A. M. Kirillov. Mild Oxidative C−H Functionalization of Alkanes and Alcohols using a Magnetic Core-Shell Fe3O4@mSiO2@Cu4 Nanocatalyst. J. Mol. Catal. A. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2016.06.028
  • T. A. Fernandes, V. André, A. M. Kirillov, M. V. Kirillova. Mild homogeneous oxidation and hydrocarboxylation of cycloalkanes catalyzed by novel dicopper(II) aminoalcohol-driven cores. J. Mol. Catal. A. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2016.07.050
  • S. W. Jaros, M. F. C. G. da Silva, J. Król, M. C. Oliveira, P. Smolenski, A. J. L. Pombeiro, A. M. Kirillov. Bioactive Silver-Organic Networks Assembled from 1,3,5-Triaza-7-phosphaadamantane and Flexible Cyclohexanecarboxylate Blocks. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 1486-1496. http://dx.doi.org/acs.inorgchem.5b02235
  • S. W. Jaros, M. F. C. G. da Silva, M. Florek, P. Smoleński, A. J. L. Pombeiro, A. M. Kirillov. Silver(I) 1,3,5-Triaza-7-phosphaadamantane Coordination Polymers Driven by Substituted Glutarate and Malonate Building Blocks: Self-Assembly Synthesis, Structural Features, and Antimicrobial Properties. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 5886–5894. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00186
  • S. S. P. Dias, M. V. Kirillova, V. André, J. Kłak, A. M. Kirillov. New tetracopper(II) cubane cores driven by a diaminoalcohol: self-assembly synthesis, structural and topological features, magnetic and catalytic oxidation properties. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 5204-5212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00048
  • S. S. P. Dias, M. V. Kirillova, V. André, J. Kłak, A. M. Kirillov. New tricopper(II) cores self-assembled from aminoalcohol biobuffers and homophthalic acid: synthesis, structural and topological features, magnetic properties and mild catalytic oxidation of cyclic and linear C5–C8 alkanes. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2015, 2, 525-537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4QI00220B
  • S. S. P. Dias, V. André, J. Kłak, M. T. Duarte, A. M. Kirillov. Topological diversity of supramolecular networks constructed from copper(II) aminoalcohol blocks and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate linkers: self-assembly synthesis, structural features, and magnetic properties. Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 3398-3407.http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cg500716d
  • S. W. Jaros, M. F. C. G. da Silva, M. Florek, M. C. Oliveira, P. Smoleński, A. J. L. Pombeiro, A. M. Kirillov. Aliphatic dicarboxylate directed assembly of silver(I)-1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane coordination networks: topological versatility and antimicrobial activity. Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 5408-5417. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cg500557r
  • W. Wu, A. M. Kirillov, X. Yan, P. Zhou, W. Liu, Y. Tang. Enhanced separation of potassium ions by spontaneous K+-induced self-assembly of a novel metal–organic framework and excess specific cation–pi interactions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10649-10653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201404470
  • S. W. Jaros, P. Smolenski, M. F. C. G. da Silva, M. Florek, J. Krol, Z. Staroniewicz, A. J. L. Pombeiro, A. M. Kirillov. New silver BioMOFs driven by 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane-7-sulfide (PTA=S): synthesis, topological analysis and antimicrobial activity. CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 8060-8064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ce40913a
  • S. Gupta, M. V. Kirillova, M. F. C. G. da Silva, A. J. L. Pombeiro, A. M. Kirillov. Alkali metal directed assembly of heterometallic Vv/M (M = Na, K, Cs) coordination polymers: structures, topological analysis, and oxidation catalytic properties. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 8601-8611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic400743h   
  • P. Smoleński, J. Kłak, D. S. Nesterov, A. M. Kirillov. Unique mixed-valence Cu(I)/Cu(II) coordination polymer with new topology of bitubular 1D chains driven by 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA). Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 5852-5857. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cg301107k
 
Reviews
 
  • A. M. Kirillov. Hexamethylenetetramine: an old new building block for design of coordination polymers. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2011, 255, 1603-1622. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2011.01.023 [featured in the top 25 hottest articles, 2011].
  • A. M. Kirillov, M. V. Kirillova, A. J. L. Pombeiro. Multicopper complexes and coordination polymers for mild oxidative functionalization of alkanes. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2012, 256, 2741-2759. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2012.07.022
  • A. M. Kirillov, G. B. Shul’pin. Pyrazinecarboxylic acid and analogs: highly efficient co-catalysts in the metal-complex-catalyzed oxidation of organic compounds. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2013, 257, 732-754. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2012.09.012

  

 
Last updated: August 2017