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Francisco José de Abreu Mattos

Francisco José de Abreu Mattos, Brazilian pharmacist and plant chemist (Fortaleza 21 May 1924 – Fortaleza 22 December 2008)
 
 
Studied pharmacological properties of medicinal plants and natural products chemistry
 
Authored 153 papers and 5 books
 

Improved an apparatus for determination of essential oils

With R. Wasicky. Um melhoramento no aparelho para determinação de óleos essenciais da Farmacopéia Brasileira Edição II de 1959. Trib. Farm. 28(6):58-9, 1960
 
Discovered healing properties of Myracrodruon urundeva and fungicide and bactericidal properties of Lippia sidoides
 
Seleção de plantas para estudo, através de abordagem química e farmacológica. Arq. Inst. Biol. 35(2):46-52, 1968 (Suppl. 1)

With O.R. Gottlieb isolated first isocucurbitacin (1967)
 

CHEMICALS

A naphthoquinoid from Lippia sidoides (1988)

A saponin from Bredemeyera floribunda (1996)

Triterpene chamaedrydiol from Marsupianthes chamaedrys (1998)

An isoflavone from Harpalyce brasiliana (1999)

A dimeric chalcone (2002)