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Synthesis of reduced graphene oxide modified with quinoline derivatives for solar cell applications.

Grant number: 18/09235-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal Investigator:Carlos Frederico de Oliveira Graeff
Grantee:Lucas Michelão Martins
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials, AP.CEPID


The development and utilization of renewable energy is an urgent need in the face of the global scenario of pollution and scarcity of fossil fuels. Solar cells (SC) have shown prominence as a source of renewable energy with great potential. Brazil is a country with great territorial extension that receives intense solar radiation all the year, therefore the development of this technology is of great importance in the national scope. Commercially available SC today are composed of inorganic materials, such as silicon, of a high purity, which implies high production costs. Therefore, it is necessary to study and develop alternative materials, easy to process and having low cost. Among these devices, the perovskite SC has presented promising results, having the potential to replace the solar cells present on the market today. Despite the potential already verified, some factors hinder the placement of these devices in the market. For example the high price, low crystallinity and instability under ambient conditions, of the main hole transporter, the spiro-OMeTAD. The use of carbon compounds stable at high temperatures, inert to oxygen and atmospheric humidity are highly potential alternatives. Among these are graphene with electrons or holes conducting characteristic as a function of doping and/or group anchoring to regulate their energy levels for the desired application. Blends of compounds with graphene and organic compounds anchored in reduced graphene oxide (proposed by the group of Professor Zaghete) have been showing interesting results to solve these problems. In this project the objective is to synthesize hole transporter materials consisting of quinoline derivatives with electron-donor groups anchored in reduced graphene oxide to replace spiro-OMeTAD in perovskite solar cells. The materials will be synthesized and characterized, as well as applied in solar cells of perovskite type.

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Scientific publications (4)
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MARTINS, LUCAS MICHELAO; BREGADIOLLI, BRUNA ANDRESSA; AUGUSTO, LAIS CRISTINA; LAZARO DE CARVALHO, JOSE HENRIQUE; ZAGHETE, MARIA APARECIDA; DA SILVA FILHO, LUIZ CARLOS. Synthesis of Novel 1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetraarylpyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles Derivatives Catalyzed by NbCl5 and Application in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, v. 24, n. 1, . (16/01599-1, 18/14506-7, 18/09235-4, 17/07627-0)
DOS SANTOS, GIOVANNY CARVALHO; MARTINS, LUCAS MICHELAO; BREGADIOLLI, BRUNA ANDRESSA; MORENO, VITOR FERNANDES; DA SILVA-FILHO, LUIZ CARLOS; SACOMAN TORQUATO DA SILVA, BRUNO HENRIQUE. Heterocyclic compounds as antiviral drugs: Synthesis, structure-activity relationship and traditional applications. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, v. 58, n. 12, . (18/14506-7, 18/09235-4, 17/07627-0)
MARTINS, LUCAS MICHELAO; MORENO, VITOR FERNANDES; ROSARIO, ILANA SGANZERLA; DE OLIVEIRA GRAEFF, CARLOS FREDERICO; SILVA FILHO, LUIZ CARLOS. Bronsted Acid Mediated Facile Greener Multicomponent Synthesis of 2,4-Diaryl-quinoline Derivatives in Water. ORBITAL-THE ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, v. 14, n. 1, p. 9-pg., . (13/07296-2, 18/14506-7, 16/01599-1, 18/09235-4)
BREGADIOLLI, BRUNA ANDRESSA; PAULIN, JOAO VITOR; ALBANO, LUIZ GUSTAVO SIMAO; MARTINS, LUCAS MICHELAO; DE CAMARGO, DAVI HENRIQUE STARNINI; DA SILVA-FILHO, LUIZ CARLOS; BUFON, CARLOS CESAR BOF; GRAEFF, CARLOS FREDERICO DE OLIVEIRA. A strategy towards melanin-based functional material: rGO and sulfonated melanin composites. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, v. 9, n. 47, . (17/07627-0, 18/09235-4, 13/07296-2, 14/25979-2, 17/25553-3, 15/23000-1)

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