International Journal of Materials and Chemistry

International Journal of Materials and Chemistry is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high impact work on the chemistry of novel materials. It covers the chemistry of materials in all forms, particularly materials associated with new technologies. Coverage is broad and includes the design and synthesis of materials, their characterization, processing, modeling, properties and applications.

Joao Rodrigues

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Materials and Chemistry

Assistant Professor, Centro de Quimica da Madeira, University of Madeira, Portugal

Research Areas

Organometallic Chemistry, Nanomateriais, Dendrimers, Nanoparticles, Molecular Wies, Gene delivery


Ph.D.University of Lisbon


1999Assistant professor Inoranic Chemistry at Univesity of Madeira
2004-2008Member of the University Senate
2004-2009Vice-president, Chemistry Department of University Senate

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Non-viral gene delivery to mesenchymal stem cells: Methods, strategies and application in bone tissue engineering and regeneration, Santos J.L., Pandita D., Rodrigues J., Pêgo A.P., Granja P.L., Tomás H., Curr. Gene Ther., 2011, 11, 46–57. (IF: 4.852)
[2]  Gene Delivery into Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Biomimetic Approach Using RGD Nanoclusters Based on Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers, Pandita D., Santos J.L., Rodrigues J., Pêgo A.P., Granja P.L., Balian G., Tomás H., Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 724–481. (IF: 4.502)
[3]  How Do Nitriles Compare with Isoelectronic Alkynyl Groups in the Electronic Communication between Iron Centers Bridged by Phenylenebis-and-tris(nitrile) Ligands? An Electronic and Crystal-Structure Study, Bonniard L., Kahlal S., Diallo A. K, Ornelas C., Roisnel T., Manca G., Rodrigues J., Ruiz J., Astruc D., Saillard J.-Y., Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 114–124. (IF: 4.657) (Sponsored Access )
[4]  Preparation and Characterization of Novel Poly(alkyliden imine) Nitrile Ruthenium Metallodendrimers, Jardim M.G., Rissanen K., Rodrigues J., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 11, 1729-1735. doi: 10.1002/ejic.200901187 (IF: 2.694)
[5]  Functionalization of Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers with Hydrophobic Chains for Improved Gene Delivery in Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Santos J.L., Oliveira H., Pandita D., Rodrigues J., Pêgo A.P., Granja P.L., Tomás H, J. Control. Release, 2010, 144, 55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2010.01.034 (IF: 5.690)
[6]  Receptor-mediated Gene Delivery Using PAMAM Dendrimers Conjugated With Peptides Recognized by Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Santos J.L., Pandita D., Rodrigues J., Pêgo A.P., Granja P.L., Balian G., Tomás H., Mol. Pharmaceut., 2010, 7, 763–774. doi: 10.1021/mp9002877 (IF: 4.585)
[7]  Osteoblastic Behavior of Human Bone Marrow Cells Cultured Over Adsorbed Collagen Layer, Over Surface of Collagen Gels, and Inside Collagen Gels, Fernandes L.F., Costa M.A., Fernandes M.H., Tomás H., Connect. Tissue Res., 2009, 50, 336-346; doi: 10.1080/03008200902855909 (IF: 1.113)
[8]  "Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Poly(L-lactic acid) Surfaces Prevent the Adhesion and Proliferation of Bone Marrow Derived Cells", Alves, N.M, Shi, J., Oramas, E., Santos, J.L., Tomás, H., Mano, J.F., J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part A, 2009, 91A, 480-488, doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.32210(IF: 2.706)
[9]  "Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Using PAMAM Dendrimers as Gene Delivery Vectors", Santos, J.L., Oramas, E., Pêgo, A.P., Granja, P.L., Tomás, H., J. Controlled Release, 2009, 134, 141-148. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2008.11.007. (IF: 5.690)
[10]  Visible-light Photolytic Synthesis of Multinuclear and Dendritic Iron-Nitrile Cationic Complexes, Cátia Ornelas, Jaime Ruiz, João Rodrigues and Didier Astruc, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 4421-4428. (IF: 3.911)
[11]  Three 2, 5-dialkoxy-1, 4-diethynylbenzene derivatives, João Figueira, João Rodrigues, Luca Russo and Kari Rissanen, Acta Cryst., 2008, C64, o33-o36. doi:10.1107/S0108270107065523 (IF: 0.896 )
[12]  4, 4'-[Thiophene-2, 5-diylbis(ethyne-2, 1-diyl)]dibenzonitrile, João Figueira, João Rodrigues, Viatcheslav Vertlib, Kalle Nättinen and Kari Rissanen, Acta Cryst., 2008, E64, o765-o766. Open Access doi:10.1107/S1600536808008106 (IF : 0.567 )
[13]  An Organometallic Approach to Molecular Electronics, João Rodrigues, Proceedings of FAME EU FP6 Network of Excellence, Funchal, Portugal, 2007, 247-284.
[14]  Electrochemical Characterization of Cobalt-based Alloys Using the Mini-cell System, M.L. Nascimento, W.-D.Mueller, A.C. Carvalho and H. Tomás, Dental Materials, 2007, 23, 369-373.
[15]  A Trinuclear Aqua Cyano-bridged Ruthenium Complex [((n5-C5H5)(PPh3)2Ru(μ-CN))2RuCl2(PPh3)(H2O)][PF6]: Synthesis, Characterization and Crystal Structure, Viatcheslav Vertlib, João Figueira, José Mesquita, João Rodrigues, Kalle Nättinen and Kari Rissanen, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2007, 13, 1920-1924. doi:10.1002/ejic.200601050
[16]  trans-bis[bis(diphenylphosphino)methane-k2P, P']dichlororuthenium(II) dichloromethane disolvate acetone hemisolvate hemihydrate, João Figueira, João Rodrigues and Kari Rissanen, Acta Cryst., 2006, E62, m3594-m3596. doi:10.1107/S160053680605015X
[17]  cis-Diazido[bis(diphenylphosphino)methane-k2P, P']ruthenium(II) dichloromethane 0.42-solvate, Luca Russo, Kalle Nattinen, Viatcheslav Vertlib, João Rodrigues and Kari Rissanen, Acta Cryst., 2006, E62, m2052-m2053. doi:10.1107/S160053680602900X
[18]  "Separation of Poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) Dendrimer Generations by Dynamic Coating Capillary Electrophoresis", P. Sedláková, J. Svobodová, I. Mikšík and H. Tomás, J. Chromat. B, 2006, 841, 135-139.
[19]  Electrochemical Characterization of Titanium Biomaterials Using the Mini-Cell System, M. L. Nascimento, W. D. Mueller, A.C. Carvalho, H. Tomás, J.Mater.Sci., 2006, 41, 3323-3327.
[20]  Organometallic Materials for Photonics and Molecular Electronics Nanoscale Devices, João Rodrigues, Zsolt Csok, Wojciech Czardybon, João Figueira, Manuel Jardim, José Mesquita, M. Helena Garcia, M. Paula Robalo, Wim Wenseleers and Kari Rissanen, Proceedings of Fourteenth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-14), Boulder, USA, 2-8 July, 2006, 560-562.
[21]  cis-[Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane-k2P, P']dichlororuthenium(II) dichloromethane disolvate, Luca Russo, João Figueira, João Rodrigues and Kari Rissanen, Acta Cryst., 2006, E62, m1154-m1155. doi:10.1107/S1600536806015005
[22]  cis-Aquabis[bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane-k2P, P']chlororuthenium(II) hexafluorophosphate1.5-dichloromethane 0.5-water solvate, Luca Russo, João Figueira, João Rodrigues and Kari Rissanen, Acta Cryst., 2006, E62, m699-m701. doi:10.1107/S1600536806006921
[23]  "From Simple Monopyridine Clusters [Mo6Br13(Py-R)6][n-Bu4N] and Hexapyridine Clusters [Mo6X8(Py-R)6][OSO2CF3]4 (X = Br or I) to Cluster-cored Organometallic Stars, Dendrons and Dendrimers", Denise Méry, Lauriane Plault, Cátia Ornelas, Jaime Ruiz, Sylvain Nlate, Didier Astruc, Jean-Claude Blais, João Rodrigues, Stéphane Cordier, Kaplan Kirakci and Christiane Perrin. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45, 1156-1167. doi:10.1021/ic051680f
[24]  Ruthenium Metallodendrimers Based on Nitrile-Functionalized Poly(alkylidene imine)s, Catia Ornelas, Viatcheslav Vertlib, João Rodrigues and Kari Rissanen, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 1, 47-50. doi:10.1002/ejic.200500799 (2001-2005)