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2D composite of graphitic carbon and naphthalene diimides: synthesis, characterization and applications

Grant number: 19/22867-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Technology
Principal researcher:Eduardo Rezende Triboni
Grantee:Carlos Alberto de Carvalho Coura
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de Lorena (EEL). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Lorena , SP, Brazil


Planar organic hybrids, 2D systems, are strong candidates for applications in optoelectronics, catalysis, and photochemistry. In the present study, we intend to synthesize new graphitic carbon nitride, g-C3N4, based composite materials with ZnO nanoparticles, and with high thermal resistance di-sulphonic 1,4,5,8-naphthalene diimide derivatives (DN). ZnO and DN materials will be synthesized and then placed to calcine with thiourea for the formation of the hybrid system. The combination is intended to improve charge separation properties which may lead to the expansion of photochemical processes, and photo-splitting of H2O for hydrogen production. Synthesis to form the composite will be made by controlled atmosphere calcination methods. Characterizations will be made by NMR, FT-IR, XRD, UV-vis, Fluorescence and Electrochemistry, and other techniques that are necessary. (AU)

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