General Information





José Paulo Da Silva


Departamento de Química e Farmácia

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Universidade do Algarve

Campus de Gambelas

8005-139 Faro


Tel: +351 289 800900, ext 7644, Fax: +351 289 800066





Research Interests


José’s research area is organic and supramolecular chemistry/photochemistry. He is particularly interested in the study of host-guest interactions using mass spectrometry.


He is also interested in the photoreactivity and analysis of organic pollutants.




QREN Multivalor nº 30307, PI (ongoing).


PTDC/AGR-PRO/3861/2012, team member (ongoing).


Interview (In Portuguese)


To Professor Nicholas J. Turro, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, NY, USA, Química, 119, 21, Out/Dez 2010.



Selected publications


Débora C. Mendes, Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy, José P. Da Silva* "Identification of Guest-Host Inclusion Complexes in the Gas Phase by Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry" Journal of Chemical Education, ASAP (2015).

Educational, Laboratory Experiment

DOI: 10.1021/ed5009206


José P. Da Silva*; Rajib Choudhury; Mintu Porel; Uwe Pischel; Steffen Jockusch; Peter C. Hubbard; Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy and Adelino V. M. Canário, "Synthetic versus natural receptors: supramolecular control of chemical sensing in fish", ACS Chemical Biology, 9, 1432-1436 (2014)

DOI: 10.1021/cb500172u


Tina Keller-Costa; Peter C. Hubbard; Christian Paetz; Yoko Nakamura; José P. Da Silva; Ana Rato; Eduardo N. Barata; Bernd Schneider and Adelino V. M. Canario, "Identity of a Tilapia Pheromone Released by Dominant Males that Primes Females for Reproduction" Current Biology, 24, 2130-2135 (2014).

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.07.049


Cátia Parente Carvalho; Z. Dominguez, José P. Da Silva, Uwe Pischel, “A supramolecular keypad lock” Chemical Communications, 51, 2698-2701 (2015).

DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09336D


Pradeepkumar Jagadesan; José P. Da Silva; Richard Givens; Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy "Photorelease of Incarcerated Guests in Aqueous Solution with Phenacyl Esters as the Trigger" Organic Letters, 17, 1276–1279 (2015).

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00252