Curriculum Vitae

Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN)


Name: Sandra Marisa Baptista
Surnames: Rabaça Rodrigues
Born: 27-01-1971, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese

Phone: +351 21 9946081
Fax: +351 21 994 6185
E-mail: sandrar ( - DeGóis Platform. see curriculum vitae


  • 2004 PhD, Chemistry, IST, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1995 Graduated, Chemical Engineering , FCT-UNL, Lisbon, Portugal.

Professional Employment Career

  • 2008 – Auxiliary researcher, ITN, Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 2007 – Pos-doctoral research grant, IT (Instituto de Telecomunicações) / ITN, Lisboa/Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 2004 to 2006 – Pos-doctoral research grant, Universidade d’Angers, Laboratoire CIMMA(CNRS)/ITN, Angers, França)/Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1999 to 2003 – Ph.D student, doctoral grant IST/ITN, Lisboa/Sacavém, Portugal.
  • 1997 to 1999 – Research student, BIC grant, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (ITN), Sacavém, Portugal.

Fellowships and Training

  • 2004-2006 – Université d’Angers – laboratoire CIMMA, Dr. Marc Fourmigué (CNRS).

  • 29/4/2003–11/5/2003 – NATO Advanced Study Institute “Organic Conductors, Superconductors and Magnets :From synthesis to Molecular Electronics”, Corfu, Grécia.

  • 12-20/5/1999 – International School of Crystallography-29th: Data Mining in Crystallography", Erice, Italia.

  • 07-15/4/1999 – 7th BCA/CCG - Intensive Course in X-ray Structure Analysis, Durham, U.K.

  • 06-10/10/1998 – Summer School - Synchrotron Radiation in Structural Biology and Chemistry of Materials, ESRF, Grenoble, França.

Scientific Specialization

  • Synthesis of new molecular magnets and conductors. Crystal engineering of these materials based on the physical properties- crystal structure correlation studies.

Main Scientific Areas of Research

  • During my training, I have acquired solid background and experience in Material Science, Inorganic and Organic chemistry with a strong component in the preparative chemistry and magnetism of molecular materials. My present research interests are related with the synthesis of new molecular magnetic materials and the crystal engineering of these materials based on the physical-crystal structure correlation studies.

Membership of Professional Societies

  • 9/2007 – Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, Lisbon.

Scientific Works

  • PhD Thesis "Synthesis and Structural and Magnetic Characterization of Electronic Transfer Salts Based on Decamethylmetalocenium and Planar Acceptors." Ph.D Thesis, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico, 2004.
  • Author or co-author of 19 original publications in Refereed Journals.
  • 11 oral presentations and 40 communications to national and international meetings.

Participation in Projects

  • "Transition metal complexes based on new thio-azo ligands for heterobimetallic networks and molecular conductors". FCT PTDC/QUI/64967/2006 (2006-2009).

  • "Molecular Conductors with chirality, metallic properties and magnetism". Franco-Portuguese Bilateral Programme, Programme Pessoa, with the CNRS of the University d’Angers with the collaboration of the Dr. Marc Fourmigué (2006-2007).

  • "Multifunctional and Switchable Molecular Materials: Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Preparation as Crystals and Thin Films". European COST Action-D35 (2005-2009).

  • "Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets and Multifunctional Materials-MAGMANet" - Netwok of Excellence, VI framework programme, Understanding materials phenomena. Ref. 515767-2 (2005 2009).

  • "New bisdithiolene complexes with highly extended ligands, a base for molecular conductors and heterobimetallic networks". FCT POCI/QUI/57528/2004 (2005-2007).

  • "Magnetic characterization unit". FCT REEQ/322/QUI/2005 (2005-2006).

  • "Magnetic Materials Based on Decamethylmatallocenium and planar acceptors based on DCNQI". FCT POCTI/QUI/39601/2001 (2002-2006)

  • "New transition metal bisdithiolene complexes for conducting and magnetic materials". Franco-Portuguese Bilateral Programme, Programme Pessoa, with the CNRS of the University d’Angers with the collaboration of the Dr. Marc Fourmigué (2004-2005).

  • "Functional Molecular Materials". European COST Action-D14 (1999-2004).

5 Selected Publications

  • Tetra-pyridine and tetra-pyrazine TTF derivatives; Synthesis, characterization and preparation of a bimetallic CoII complex, S.I.G.Dias, A.I.S.Neves, S.Rabaça, I.C.Santos, M.Almeida, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 4728.
    Journal impact factor: 3.12, Citations: 10.
  • Complexes Based on Asymmetrically Substituted Pyridine-dithiolene Ligands M(4pedt)2 (M=Au,Cu,Ni,4-pedt=1(pyridine4yl)ethylene-1,2 dithiolate) Synthesis Structure and Physical Properties SRabaça ACerdeira AISNeves SIGDias CMézière ICSantos LCJPereira MFourmigué RTHenriques MAlmeida Polyhedron 2009 28 1069.
    Journal impact factor: 1.813, Citations: 14.
  • Pyridine-Functionalised (Vinylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (VDT-TTF) Derivatives and Their Dithiolene Analogues, A.C. Brooks, P. Day, S.I.G. Dias, S. Rabaca, I.C. Santos, R.T. Henriques, J.D. Wallis, M. Almeida, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 3084.
    Journal impact factor: 3.12, Citations: 20.
  • Dithiolene Complexes Containing N Coordinating Groups and Corresponding Tetrathiafulvalene Donors, S. Rabaça and M. Almeida, CoordChemReviews, 2010, 254, 1493.
    Journal impact factor: 1.016, Citations: 24.

Other Publications

  • S. Rabaça, M.C. Duarte, I.C. Santos, L.C.J. Pereira, M. Fourmigué, R.T. Henriques, M Almeida, Thio-azo proligands based on 5,6-derivatives-1,0-phenanthroline and their use for iron(II) complexes: Synthesis, characterisation and crystal structures, Polyhedron, 2008, 27, 1999-2006.
  • S. Rabaça, M.C. Duarte, I.C. Santos, M. Fourmigué, M. Almeida, A new approach to divalente thio-azo ligands; Ni(dpesdt)2, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, 360, 3797-3801.
  • D. Belo, H. Alves, S. Rabaça, L.C. Pereira, M.T. Duarte, V. Gama, R.T. Henriques, M. Almeida, E. Ribera, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, V. Gama, Nickel Complexes, Based on Dithiothiophene Ligands; Magnetic Properties of Metallocenium Salts,  Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 3127-3133.
  • D. Simão, H. Alves, D. Belo, S. Rabaça E.B. Lopes, I.C. Santos, V. Gama, T. Duarte, R.T. Henriques, M. Almeida, H. Novais, 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. Inor. Chem. 2001, 3119-3126.
  • S. Rabaça, V. Gama, D. Belo, I. C. Santos, M.T. Duarte, Magnetic Properties of [Fe(Cp*)2]+ Salts of M(dmit)2 and M(dmio)2, M=Ni,Pd and Pt, Anions, Synthetic Metals, 1999, 103, 2302-2303.