Welcome to our new Editorial Board member: Shirley Nakagaki

We are delighted to welcome Professor Shirley Nakagaki to the RSC Advances team!


Shirley Nakagaki RSC Advances Editorial Board

Shirley Nakagaki studied Chemistry at University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto Campus – USP – São Paulo (1982-1985). She received her Master degree from the UNESP – University of the State of São Paulo at Araraquara, in 1988 and PhD from the same University in 1993, under the supervision of Professor Yassuko Iamamoto. She conducted her postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) under the supervision of Professor Kenneth S. Suslick, working with Microporous Porphyrin Solids (2002-2003). She acted as a visiting professor at the University of Kyoto (1995) and the Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF) at the Université Clermont Auvergne (2016 and 2019). She was selected for the Assistant Professorship at Federal University of Paraná State at Curitiba in 1992, where she tenured and became Full Professor in 2015.

Her main interests lie in the study of metalloporphyrins and preparation of catalytic species for heterogeneous process for oxidation reaction, sequential reaction and esterification reaction, based on immobilization of catalytic species on solids like mesoporous silicas, layered compounds and different metal oxides.

Shirley was the director of the Inorganic division of the Brazilian Chemical Society –SBQ (2014-2017), Brazilian Chemical Society board and consultive council member (2018-2020) and SBQ incoming president-elect (2022-2024).


Browse a selection of Shirley’s RSC publications:

New highly brominated Mn-porphyrin: a good catalyst for activation of inert C–H bonds
Vinicius Santos da Silva, Shirley Nakagaki, Geani Maria Ucoski, Ynara Marina Idemori and Gilson DeFreitas-Silva
RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 106589-106598
DOI: C5RA20690A, Paper

Copper-phthalocyanine coordination polymer as a reusable catechol oxidase biomimetic catalyst
Kelly A. D. F. Castro, Flávio Figueira, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, João P. C. Tomé, Roberto S. da Silva, Shirley Nakagaki, M. Graça P. M. S. Neves, José A. S. Cavaleiro and Mário M. Q. Simões
Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 8144-8152
DOI: C9DT00378A, Paper

Oxidation catalyst obtained by the immobilization of layered double hydroxide/Mn(iii) porphyrin on monodispersed silica spheres
Karen Mary Mantovani, Kátia Cristina Molgero Westrup, Renaldo Marcos da Silva Junior, Silvia Jaerger, Fernando Wypych and Shirley Nakagaki
Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 3068-3073
DOI: C7DT03656F, Paper

Biomimetic oxidation of cyclic and linear alkanes: high alcohol selectivity promoted by a novel manganese porphyrin catalyst
Vinicius Santos da Silva, Warleson Cândido dos Santos Vieira, Alexandre Moreira Meireles, Geani Maria Ucoski, Shirley Nakagaki, Ynara Marina Idemori and Gilson DeFreitas-Silva
New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 997-1006
DOI: C6NJ03072F, Paper

Glycol metalloporphyrin derivatives in solution or immobilized on LDH and silica: synthesis, characterization and catalytic features in oxidation reactions
Kelly A. D. F. Castro, Mário M. Q. Simões, M. Graça P. M. S. Neves, José A. S. Cavaleiro, Fernando Wypych and Shirley Nakagaki
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 129-141
DOI: C3CY00472D, Paper

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