Maria Inês Ferreira da Mota

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Maria Inês Ferreira da Mota

My name is Maria Inês Ferreira da Mota and since 2010 I have been working in lignocellulosic biomass valorization mainly in lignin valorization line. From 2010 to 2017 I was a researcher at LSRE-LCM team (FEUP) under the leadership of Prof. Alirio Rodrigues working in extraction, fractionation and purification of phenolic compounds rich streams coming from biomass (e.g. lignin). From April 2017 to February 2019 I was a researcher at the Navigator Company supporting the management of several biorefinery and bioproducts projects ranging from deconstruction of biomass, lignin valorization, among others. Currently I am working in CBQF research group (UCP) in the lignin valorization line into materials and bioproducts.




I. F. Mota, P. R. Pinto, J. M. Loureiro, A. E. Rodrigues, Purification of syringaldehyde and vanillin from an oxidized industrial kraft liquor by chromatographic processes, Sep.  Pur. Technol. 234 (2020), 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.116083

I.F. Mota, P.C.R. Pinto, A.M. Ribero, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues, Downstream processing of an oxidized industrial kraft liquor by membrane fractionation for vanillin and syringaldehyde recovery. Sep Purif Technol. 197 (2018) 360-371. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2018.01.001.

A. Rodrigues, P. Pinto, F. Barreiro, C. Costa, I.F. Mota and I. Fernandes; An integrated approach for added-value products from lignocellulosic biorefineries, 2018, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-99313-3.

P.C.R. Pinto, I.F. Mota, C.M. Pereira, A.M. Ribeiro, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues, Separation and recovery of polyphenols and carbohydrates from Eucalyptus bark extract by ultrafiltration/diafiltration and adsorption processes. Sep Purif Technol. 183 (2017) 96-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2017.04.003.

I.F. Mota, P.C.R. Pinto, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues, Adsorption of vanillin and syringaldehyde onto a macroporous polymeric resin, Chem. Eng. J. 288 (2016) 869-879. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2015.12.041.  

Inês F: Mota, Paula C. R. Pinto, Catarina Novo, Gabriel Sousa, Olinda Guerreiro, Ângela R. Guerra, Maria F. Duarte, Extraction of Polyphenolic Compounds from Eucalyptus globulus Bark: Process Optimization and Screening for Biological Activity, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 51, (2012) 6991–7000. Doi: 10.1021/ie300103z.

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Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

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