Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Isabel
Surnames: Cordeiro Santos
Born: 17-02-1958, Leiria, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 994 6181
Fax: +351 21 994 6185
E-mail: icsantos (add


  • 2001 – PhD in Chemistry, IST, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1986 – Research Scholarship, ICEN - LNETI.
  • 1985 – Equivalence to the Ceramic and Glass Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro.
  • 1984 – Graduated, Chemical Engineering, ISQT, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Professional Employment Career

  • 2001 Auxiliary Researcher, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1992 Senior Research Assistant, ICEN, Sacavém, Portugal. 
  • 1988 Research Assistant, ICEN - LNETI.

Main Scientific Areas of Research

  • The main activity of Isabel Cordeiro Santos in the last years was related to structural characterization by X-ray diffraction techniques of new molecular materials in order to establish the correlation between crystal structure and physical properties, namely electrical and magnetic properties.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Member of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química.
  • Member of the ECA-European Crystallographic Association.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis: "Caracterização Estrutural de Sólidos Moleculares; Relação entre Estrutura e Propriedades Eléctricas e Magnéticas", IST/UTL, Lisbon, 2001.
  • Co-author of 125 original publications in international journals.

Selected Publications

  • M.A. Antunes, L.C.J. Pereira, I.C. Santos, M. Mazzanti, J. Marçalo, M. Almeida, [U(TpMe2)2(bipy)]+: A Cationic Uranium(III) Complex with Single-Molecule-Magnet Behavior, Inorg. Chem. 50 (20), 9915–9917, 2011.
    Journal impact factor: 4.593, Citations: 24.
  • M.P.C. Campello, S. Lacerda, I.C. Santos, et al., Lanthanide(III) Complexes of 4,10-Bis(phosphonomethyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,7-diacetic acid (trans-H6do2a2p) in Solution and in the Solid State: Structural Studies Along the Series, Chem. Eur. J., 16, 8446 – 8465, 2010.
    Journal impact factor: 5.83, Citations: 10.
  • S. Rabaça, A. Cerdeira, A. Neves, S. Dias, C. Mézière, I.C. Santos, et al., Complexes Based on Asymmetrically Substituted Pyridine-dithiolene Ligands [M(4pedt)2](M=Au,Cu,Ni;4-pedt=1-(pyrid-4-yl)-ethylene-1,2dithiolate): Synthesis, Structure and Physical Properties, Polyhedron 28, 1069–1078, 2009.
    Journal impact factor: 1.81, Citations: 14.
  • E.B. Lopes, H. Alves, I.C. Santos, D. Graf, J.S. Brooks, E. Canadell, M. Almeida, The Family of Molecular Conductors The [(n-Bu)4N]2[M(dcbdt)2]5, M=Cu, Ni, Au; Band Filling and Stacking Modulation Effects, J. Mater. Chem., 18, 2825 - 2832, 2008.
    Journal impact factor: 6.10, Citations: 9.

Other Publications

  • Jorge Morgado, I.C. Santos, Luís F. Veiros, César Rodrigues, Rui T.Henriques, M.Teresa Duarte, Luís Alcácer and M.Almeida, Preparation, Structural, electrical and magnetic properties of tetrathiafulvalene-Au(pds)2 salts (pds=pyrazine-2-3-diselenolate), J. Mater. Chem., 11, 2108-2117, 2001.
  • D. Simão, H.Alves, D.Belo, S.Rabaça, E.B. Lopes, I.C.Santos, V. Gama, M.T.Duarte, R.T. Henriques, H. Novais and M. Almeida, Synthesis, Structure and Physical Properties of Tetrabutylammonium Salts of Nickel Complexes with the New Ligand dcbdt = 4,5-dicyanobenzene-1,2-dithiolate, [Ni(dcbdt)2]z- (z = 0.4, 1, 2), Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 3119-3126, 2001.
  • V.Gama, D.Belo, S.Rabaça, I.C.Santos, H.Alves, M.T.Duarte, J.C.Warenborg, R.T.Henriques, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Behavior of the Decamethylferrocenium and Decamethylchromocenium salts of Nickel-bis (ethylenedithiolate), [M(Cp*)2]  [Ni(edt)2], magnetic anisotropy and metamagnetic Behavior of [Fe(Cp*)2] [Ni(edt)2], Eur. J. Inor. Chem., 2101-2110, 2000.
  • V. Gama, S. Rabaça, Carolina Ramos, D. Belo, I.C. Santos and M.T. Duarte, Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Decamethylmetallocenium Salts of the Monoanionic Complex [Ni(tds)2]-, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 335, 81-90, 1999.
  • D. Simão, E.B. Lopes, I.C. Santos, V. Gama, R.T.Henriques and M.Almeida, Charge Transfer Salts Based on Cu(qdt)2, Ni(qdt)2 and Au(qdt)2 anions, Synthetic Metals, 102, 1613, 1999.