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Tying up materials for electrochemical energy storage and catalysis

Grant number: 21/00675-4
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: March 01, 2022 - February 28, 2027
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Grantee:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Liane Marcia Rossi ; Susana Inés Córdoba de Torresi
Associated researchers:Antonio Gustavo Sampaio de Oliveira Filho ; Vitor Leite Martins
Associated grant(s):23/09714-8 - Multi-use equipment approved in grant 21/00675-4: fixed-bed flow catalytic reactor, AP.EMU
22/15887-0 - Multi-user equipment approved in grant 2021/00675-4: gas chromatography, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):23/10722-5 - Computational design of bioinspired transition metal-based catalysts for H2 generation, BP.DR
23/00142-1 - Development of high-performance Sodium-Ion Batteries and Pseudocapacitors Based on MXene, hard carbons and mixed layered oxides materials, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 22/12609-9 - Hard carbon nanofibers as a self-supporting negative electrode for the next generation of sodium-ion batteries, BP.PD
22/11335-2 - Enhanced electrochemical reduction of N2 with materials of plasmonically active metal nanoparticles, (Au, Ag, Pd, Ru) and (Mo, Ti, Ce), combined with n-type semiconductors, BP.DD
22/10194-6 - Study of CO2 Reduction Mechanism with Gold Catalysts, BP.IC
22/09567-2 - Architecture of electrochemical capacitors using MXene as electrode material, BP.IC
22/06946-2 - Electrocatalytic N2 reduction to form NH3. On the search of new catalysts and electrolytes, BP.IC
22/04920-6 - Preparation and characterization of porous carbon materials for applications in adsorption, catalysis and energy, BP.DD
22/04604-7 - Plasmonic contributions to N2 and CO2 co-electrolysis, BP.PD
22/05422-0 - Development of high-performance Sodium-Ion Batteries and Pseudocapacitors Based on MXene, hard carbons and mixed layered oxides materials, BP.PD - associated scholarships


According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 80% of the global energy demand is derived from fossil fuels which are non-renewable energy sources and their use implicate in environmental consequences contribuiting to pollution and climate change effect. To address these problems, much effort has been made towards a clean energy development and some reactions are at the core of the energy conversion technologies such as the water electrolysis, CO2 reduction, biomass upgrade and N2 reduction. Also, highly efficiency and low-cost rechargeable batteries have become cornerstone technologies. Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are currently the most popular mobile storage device while Sodium Ion Batteries (SIBs) are promising alternative to stationary storage due their similarities with LIBs and Na availability. New technological devices require more powerful and long living batteries, which motivates the search for the improvement of their components. This project proposes the use of different, versatile and environmentally friendly methodologies for the development and study of nanomaterials (inorganic, organic and/or their hybrids) with size, shape, composition, structure (solid or empty interiors) well-defined and controllable architectures, targeting a variety of relevant applications. Specifically, we are interested in applications aiming energy storage devices (batteries and electrochemical capacitors), electrocatalysis for the transformation of energy vectors and nanocatalysts (heterogeneous catalysis and plasmonic catalysis/biocatalysis). In all of these applications, the use of controlled nanomaterials will allow to make an accurate correlation between the observed performances and all the physico-chemical parameters that define the material, opening the possibility not only for the optimization of properties in relation to conventional nanomaterials, but also for the design and development of advanced nanomaterials presenting desirable characteristics for the applications of interest to this project. For a complete understanding of these phenomena, it is essential to associate experimental developments with theoretical calculations and molecular modeling that allows a complete and more detailed insigth of the systems.This proposal associates Profs Roberto M. Torresi and Susana I. Córdoba de Torresi (IQ/USP), who will contribute with their experience in the field of Electrochemistry, Profa. Liane M. Rossi (IQ/USP) of renowned research in heterogeneous catalysis, strongly acting in the synthesis/development of controlled and plasmonic nanomaterials and Prof. Antonio G. Sampaio de Oliveira Filho (FFCLRP / USP), who will provide support in performing Quantum Chemistry calculations. (AU)

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Scientific publications (11)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RODRIGUES, MARIA P. S.; DOURADO, ANDRE H. B.; SAMPAIO DE OLIVEIRA-FILHO, ANTONIO G.; DE LIMA BATISTA, ANA P.; FEIL, MORITZ; KRISCHER, KATHARINA; CORDOBA DE TORRESI, SUSANA, I. Gold-Rhodium Nanoflowers for the Plasmon-Enhanced CO2 Electroreduction Reaction upon Visible Light. ACS CATALYSIS, v. 13, n. 1, p. 13-pg., . (21/00675-4, 18/16846-0, 15/26308-7, 19/22505-3)
DOURADOA, ANDRE H. B.; DE TORRESI, SUSANA I. CORDOBA. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for studying the SO2 electrocatalytic oxidation on Pt electrodes. Electrochimica Acta, v. 446, p. 7-pg., . (21/09630-3, 20/15230-5, 15/26308-7, 21/00675-4)
LEITE JR, JONAS A.; ROCHA, CARLOS M. R.; DE OLIVEIRA-FILHO, ANTONIO G. S.. Canonical Unified Statistical Rate Constants Using a High-Level Composite Coupled Cluster Energy Scheme for the CH4+CH Reaction. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. N/A, p. 7-pg., . (21/00675-4)
DA SILVA, RAFAEL T. P.; SILVA, DAGOBERTO O.; DE OLIVEIRA, PAULO F. M.; BELLABARBA, RONAN; JOHNSTON, PETER; SMIT, JOOST; HOLT, JARLE; BETHAM, MICHAEL; ROSSI, LIANE M.. Solvent-Free Aerobic Oxidative Cleavage of Methyl Oleate to Biobased Aldehydes over Mechanochemically Synthesized Supported AgAu Nanoparticles. CHEMPLUSCHEM, v. N/A, p. 12-pg., . (20/14955-6, 21/00675-4, 21/12899-4)
DE LIMA, SCARLLETT L. S.; MIGUEL, VITOR M.; ROSADO, TAISSA F.; V. PETRI, MARCOS V.; GARDENER, JULES; AVILLEZ, ROBERTO; RODRIGUES, THENNER S.; DE TORRESI, SUSANA I. CORDOBA; SOLORZANO, GUILLERMO; DA SILVA, ANDERSON G. M.. Sized-controlled Pd nanoflowers by a non-classical growth mechanism combining the LaMer and DLVO theories and their catalytic activities. MATERIALS TODAY COMMUNICATIONS, v. 33, p. 8-pg., . (15/26308-7, 19/15885-4, 21/00675-4)
FIORIO, JHONATAN LUIZ; BORGES, LAIS REIS; NEVES-GARCIA, TOMAZ; KIKUCHI, DANIELLE KIMIE; GUERRA, RAIZA ROSA GARCIA; ROSSI, LIANE MARCIA. Design of gold catalysts for activation of H-2 and H-donor molecules: transfer hydrogenation and CO2 hydrogenation. CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, v. 13, n. 11, p. 11-pg., . (14/50279-4, 17/24347-0, 21/00675-4, 18/26253-6, 20/15230-5)
FIORIO, JHONATAN LUIZ; GARCIA, MARCO A. S.; GOTHE, MAITE LIPPEL; GALVAN, DIEGO; TROISE, PAULA CASTELLANI; CONTE-JUNIOR, CARLOS A.; VIDINHA, PEDRO; CAMARGO, PEDRO H. C.; ROSSI, LIANE M.. Recent advances in the use of nitrogen-doped carbon materials for the design of noble metal catalysts. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, v. 481, p. 29-pg., . (18/26253-6, 21/00675-4)
MOSQUERA, NERLY; CHAUQUE, SUSANA; TORRESI, ROBERTO M.; CALDER, JORGE A.. Energy storage enhancement of LixMn1.8Ti0.2O4@N-doped graphene oxide in organic and ionic liquid electrolytes. Electrochimica Acta, v. 449, p. 13-pg., . (21/00675-4, 15/26308-7, 18/11320-0, 20/03543-9)
SANCHEZ-RAMIREZ, NEDHER; MONJE, IVONNE E.; BELANGER, DANIEL; CAMARGO, PEDRO H. C.; TORRESI, ROBERTO M.. High rate and long-term cycling of silicon anodes with phosphonium-based ionic liquids as electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. Electrochimica Acta, v. 439, p. 8-pg., . (14/01987-6, 17/20043-7, 19/07638-7, 15/26308-7, 20/08553-2, 21/00675-4, 15/11164-0)
DOURADO, ANDRE H. B.; SILVA-JR, NORBERTO A.; NEVES-GARCIA, TOMAZ; BRAGA, ADRIANO H.; ROSSI, LIANE M.; TORRESI, SUSANA I. CORDOBA DE. Boosting SO2 electrocatalytic oxidation reaction on highly dispersed subnanometric Au/TiO2 catalyst. Electrochimica Acta, v. 434, p. 9-pg., . (21/00675-4)
RODRIGUES, MARIA P. S.; DOURADO, ANDRE H. B.; KRISCHER, KATHARINA; TORRESI, SUSANA I. CORDOBA. Gold-rhodium nanoflowers for the plasmon enhanced ethanol electrooxidation under visible light for tuning the activity and selectivity. Electrochimica Acta, v. 420, p. 9-pg., . (21/00675-4, 19/22505-3, 15/26308-7, 18/16846-0)

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