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Supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology

Grant number: 13/24725-4
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: May 01, 2014 - April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Inorganic Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Henrique Eisi Toma
Grantee:Henrique Eisi Toma
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Koiti Araki
Associated grant(s):17/50129-0 - Hybrid nanomaterials and nanosystems for solar fuel production, AP.R SPRINT
Associated scholarship(s):18/25974-1 - Photochemestry, photophyisics and photoeletrochemestry of the ranelate ion, BP.DD
18/04523-1 - Activation of OER catalysts based on binuclear ruthenium complexes by hydrogen bonding groups, BP.PD
16/10406-2 - Development of functionalized superparamagnetic nanoparticles with selective complexes for metal capture aiming at analytical and hydrometallurgical applications, BP.IC
15/01271-3 - Development of Molecular Machines Based on the Kinesin Motor Protein, BP.PD


The research proposal from the Supramolecular NanotechLab of USP, is focused on Molecular Nanotechnology. It is based on Supramolecular Chemistry, exploring the cooperative interactions capable of improving molecular communication and of assembling organized and functional nanostructures. Such nanosystems also involve the association of molecules and nanoparticles, leading to functional heterohybrid nanomaterials. One of the major goal is the development of molecular interfaces capable of promoting light induced separation of charges, ion transport, and vectorial transfer of electrons or energy. New amperometric sensors are being elaborated based on self-assembled films generated at the electrode surface, as well as new photoelectrochemical devices for energy conversion. In a global sense the proposal comprises 6 research lines: i) new supramolecular and heterohybrid systems, ii) new electrochemical and photoeletrochemical devices, iii) plasmonic and SERS sensors, iv) magnetic-electrochemistry and nanohydrometallurgy, v) nanotechnological processes for capturing and processing metal ions, including environmental applications, and vi) catalysis and biocatalysis supported on superparamagnetic nanoparticles. In addition to the generation of new nanoarchitectures, fundamental studies will be performed on electronic and vibrational spectroscopy, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, photochemistry, SPR, photoelectrochemistry, and AFM/STM, Confocal Raman and dark field hyperspectral microscopy. Patents and technology transfer are also under the scope of the project, particularly in petroleum, solar energy, biotechnology and mineral processing. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Magnetic extraction 

Scientific publications (42)
(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)
GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; MARTINS, PAULO R.; ANGNES, LUCIO; ARAKI, KOITI. Recent advances in ternary layered double hydroxide electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, v. 44, n. 24, p. 9981-9997, JUN 28 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
CARDOSO, ROBERTA M.; DEDA, DAIANA K.; TOMA, SERGIO H.; BAPTISTA, MAURICIO S.; ARAKI, KOITI. Beyond electrostatic interactions: Ligand shell modulated uptake of bis-conjugated iron oxide nanoparticles by cells. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES, v. 186, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; MATIAS, TIAGO A.; ANGNES, LUCIO; MARTINS, PAULO R.; ARAKI, KOITI. Review-Tetraruthenated Porphyrins and Composites as Catalysts and Sensor Materials: A Short Review. ECS JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 9, n. 6 JAN 8 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SILVA, JOSE LUIS; UNGER, ISAAK; MATIAS, TIAGO ARAUJO; FRANCO, LEANDRO REZENDE; DAMAS, GIANE; COSTA, LUCIANO T.; TOLEDO, KALIL C. F.; ROCHA, TULIO C. R.; DE BRITO, ARNALDO NAVES; SAAK, CLARA-MAGDALENA; COUTINHO, KALINE; ARAKI, KOITI; BJORNEHOLM, OLLE; BRENA, BARBARA; ARAUJO, C. MOYSES. X-ray Photoelectron Fingerprints of High-Valence Ruthenium-Oxo Complexes along the Oxidation Reaction Pathway in an Aqueous Environment. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, v. 10, n. 24, p. 7636-7643, DEC 19 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALMEIDA, SABRINA DA N.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Lanthanide ion processing from monazite based on magnetic nanohydrometallurgy. HYDROMETALLURGY, v. 189, NOV 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MELO, FERNANDO M.; SILVEIRA, ALCEU T.; QUARTAROLLI, LUCAS F.; KAID, FELIPE F.; CORNEJO, DANIEL R.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Magnetic behavior of superparamagnetic nanoparticles containing chelated transition metal ions. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, v. 487, OCT 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
KUMAR, ABHISHEK; GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; SELVA, JESSICA S. G.; ARAKI, KOITI; BERTOTTIZ, MAURO. Correlating Selective Electrocatalysis of Dopamine and Ascorbic Acid Electrooxidation at Nanoporous Gold Surfaces with Structural-Defects. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, v. 166, n. 14, p. H704-H711, SEP 30 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
NOGUEIRA, HELTON P.; TOMA, SERGIO H.; SILVEIRA, ALCEU T.; CARVALHO, ALEXANDRINA A. C.; FIOROTO, ALEXANDRE M.; ARAKI, KOITI. Efficient Cr(VI) removal from wastewater by activated carbon superparamagnetic composites. Microchemical Journal, v. 149, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; FANTE, ALLEF SOARES; ZAMARION, VITOR DE M.; TOMA, HENRIQUE EISI. SERS-active carboxymethyl cellulose-based gold nanoparticles: high-stability in hypersaline solution and selective response in the Hofmeister series. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, v. 43, n. 21, p. 8093-8100, JUN 7 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; UCHIYAMA, MAYARA KLIMUK; NAKAMURA, MARCELO; KAWASSAKI, RODRIGO KEN; TABORDA, CARLOS PELLESCHI; TOMA, HENRIQUE EISI. Unravelling the nature of the spongy dark material in aged Turkevich gold 10 nanoparticles colloidal solutions by CytoViva (R) dark-field imaging and HRTEM analysis. Micron, v. 121, p. 21-25, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
AGUIRRE-ARAQUE, JUAN S.; GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; NAKAMURA, MARCELO; ROSSINI, PAMELA O.; ANGNES, LUCIO; ARAKI, KOITI; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. GO composite encompassing a tetraruthenated cobalt porphyrin-Ni coordination polymer and its behavior as isoniazid BIA sensor. Electrochimica Acta, v. 300, p. 113-122, MAR 20 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
WATER OXIDATION CATALYSTS. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SHINOHARA, JORGE S.; GRASSESCHI, DANIEL; ALMEIDA, SABRINA N.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Exploring the metallochromic behavior of pentacyanidoferrates in visual, electronic and Raman spot tests. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 91, n. 2 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SIHN, LUCA MICHAEL; DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; TOMA, HENRIQUE EISI; PIRES SERRANO, SILVIA HELENA; ESPOSITO, BRENO PANNIA. A new ferrous diflunisal complex and its effects on biopools of labile iron. JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, v. 51, p. 65-72, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MATIAS, TIAGO A.; PARUSSULO, ANDRE L. A.; BENAVIDES, PAOLA A.; GUIMARAES, ROBSON R.; DOURADO, ANDRE H. B.; NAKAMURA, MARCELO; CORDOBA DE TORRESI, SUSANA I.; BERTOTTI, MAURO; ARAKI, KOITI. Polymeric binuclear ruthenium complex as efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction. Electrochimica Acta, v. 283, p. 18-26, SEP 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
GRASSESCHI, DANIEL; ZAMARION, VITOR M.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Probing the dynamics of dithiooxamide coordinated to gold nanoparticles using SERS. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, v. 49, n. 9, p. 1478-1486, SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CORREA, ANABEL LAZA; GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; ROSSINI, PAMELA O.; BERNARDES, JULIANA S.; NEVES, CARLOS A.; ARAKI, KOITI; ANGNES, LUCIO. Fast and reliable BIA/amperometric quantification of acetylcysteine using a nanostructured double hydroxide sensor. Talanta, v. 186, p. 354-361, AUG 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
HUILA, MANUEL F. G.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Spectroelectrochemical study of the lithium insertion in vanadium(V) oxide xerogels. Electrochimica Acta, v. 278, p. 236-244, JUL 10 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; ALMEIDA, SABRINA DA NOBREGA; UEZU, NOEMI SAORI; OSPINA RAMIREZ, CARLOS ALBERTO; DOS SANTOS, ANTONIO DOMINGUES; TOMA, HENRIQUE EISI. Extraction of Dysprosium Ions with DTPA Functionalized Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles Probed by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence and TEM/High-Angle Annular Dark Field Imaging. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, v. 18, n. 6, p. 4155-4159, JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; GRASSESCHI, DANIEL; BRANDAO, BRUNO B. N. S.; FU, YING; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Superparamagnetic Maghemite-Based CdTe Quantum Dots as Efficient Hybrid Nanoprobes for Water-Bath Magnetic Particle Inspection. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, v. 1, n. 6, p. 2858-2868, JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
DA SILVA, MARIA ROSANA E.; AUVRAY, THOMAS; LARAMEE-MILETTE, BAPTISTE; FRANCO, MAURICIO P.; BRAGA, ATAUALPA A. C.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E.; HANAN, GARRY S. Unusual Photooxidation of S-Bonded Mercaptopyridine in a Mixed Ligand Ruthenium(II) Complex with Terpyridine and Bipyridine Ligands. Inorganic Chemistry, v. 57, n. 9, p. 4898-4905, MAY 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
OLIVEIRA, DANIEL; DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. One-pot single step to label microtubule with MPA-capped CdTe quantum dots. Micron, v. 108, p. 19-23, MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
HUILA, MANUEL F. G.; PARUSSULO, ANDRE L. A.; ARMAS, LUIS E. G.; PERES, HENRIQUE E. M.; SEABRA, ANTONIO C.; RAMIREZ-FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO J.; ARAKI, KOITI; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Laser Patterning a Chem-FET Like Device on a V2O5 Xerogel Film. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, v. 18, n. 4, p. 1358-1363, FEB 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
AGUIRRE-ARAQUE, JUAN S.; ROCHA, REGINALDO C.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Electrostatic bending and outer-sphere intervalence transfer in a flexible ligand-bridged ruthenium(III)-iron(II) complex. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, v. 71, n. 11-13, SI, p. 1778-1790, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CATERINA G.C. MARQUES NETTO; LEANDRO H. ANDRADE; HENRIQUE E. TOMA. Carbon dioxide/methanol conversion cycle based on cascade enzymatic reactions supported on superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 90, n. 1, p. -, 2018.
CINCOTTO, FERNANDO H.; CARVALHO, DANIEL A. S.; CANEVARI, THIAGO C.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E.; FATIBELLO-FILHO, ORLANDO; MORAES, FERNANDO C. A nano-magnetic electrochemical sensor for the determination of mood disorder related substances. RSC ADVANCES, v. 8, n. 25, p. 14040-14047, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; ALVES, KAMILLA M.; GONZALEZ-HUILA, MANUEL F.; DUARTE, ALFREDO; MARTINS, PAULO R.; ARAKI, KOITI. Unexpected Stabilization of alpha-Ni(OH)(2) Nanoparticles in GO Nanocomposites. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MARQUES NETTO, CATERINA G. C.; ANDRADE, LEANDRO H.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Carbon dioxide/methanol conversion cycle based on cascade enzymatic reactions supported on superparamagnetic nanoparticles. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 90, n. 1, 1, p. 593-606, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BENAVIDES, PAOLA A.; MATIAS, TIAGO A.; ARAKI, KOITI. Unexpected lability of the [Ru-III(phtpy)Cl-3] complex. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, v. 46, n. 44, p. 15567-15572, NOV 28 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
GONCALVES, JOSUE M.; GUIMARAES, ROBSON R.; BRANDAO, BRUNO B. N. S.; SARAVIA, LUCAS P. H.; ROSSINI, PAMELA O.; NUNES, JR., CICERO V.; BERNARDES, JULIANA S.; BERTTOTI, MAURO; ANGNES, LUCIO; ARAKI, KOITI. Nanostructured Alpha-NiCe Mixed Hydroxide for Highly Sensitive Amperometric Prednisone Sensors. Electrochimica Acta, v. 247, p. 30-40, SEP 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.
CONDOMITTI, ULISSES; SILVEIRA JUNIOR, ALCEU T.; MATTIONI, JOAO V.; HASIMOTO, LEONARDO H.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Bisphenol-A electronalysis employing carbon coated superparamagnetic nanoparticles for adsorption and magnetic concentration onto screen-printed electrodes. JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, v. 799, p. 299-303, AUG 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
CANEVARI, THIAGO C.; CINCOTTO, FERNANDO H.; GOMES, DELMARCIO; LANDERS, RICHARD; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Magnetite Nanoparticles Bonded Carbon Quantum Dots Magnetically Confined onto Screen Printed Carbon Electrodes and their Performance as Electrochemical Sensor for NADH. Electroanalysis, v. 29, n. 8, p. 1968-1975, AUG 2017. Web of Science Citations: 9.
CAICEDO, MAURICIO; ECHEVERRY, CARLOS A.; GUIMARAES, ROBSON R.; ORTIZ, ALEJANDRO; ARAKI, KOITI; INSUASTY, BRAULIO. Microwave assisted synthesis of a series of charge-transfer photosensitizers having quinoxaline-2(1H)-one as anchoring group onto TiO2 surface. Journal of Molecular Structure, v. 1133, p. 384-391, APR 5 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GRASSESCHI, DANIEL; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. The SERS effect in coordination chemistry. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, v. 333, p. 108-131, FEB 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 13.
PARUSSULO, ANDRE L. A.; MATIAS, TIAGO A.; GUIMARAES, ROBSON R.; TOMA, SERGIO H.; ARAKI, KOITI; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Accessing the charge separation effects in dye-sensitized solar cells based on a vectorial planning of supramolecular ruthenium dyes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, v. 453, p. 764-770, NOV 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DA SILVA, DELMARCIO GOMES; DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; SILVEIRA, JR., ALCEU TOTTI; DA CRUZ, BRUNO CONSTANCIO; PESTANA PRADO, CAIO CESAR; PEREIRA DE VASCONCELOS, LUANA CRISTINA; SANCHES LUCAS, VITOR AMARAL; TOMA, HENRIQUE EISI. Introducing Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry Topics Using a Nanotechnology Approach: Removing Hazardous Metal Ions by Means of Humic-Acid-Modified Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles. Journal of Chemical Education, v. 93, n. 11, p. 1929-1934, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.
CANEVARI, THIAGO C.; NAKAMURA, MARCELO; CINCOTTO, FERNANDO H.; DE MELO, FERNANDO M.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. High performance electrochemical sensors for dopamine and epinephrine using nanocrystalline carbon quantum dots obtained under controlled chronoamperometric conditions. Electrochimica Acta, v. 209, p. 464-470, AUG 10 2016. Web of Science Citations: 29.
ALMEIDA, SABRINA DA N.; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Neodymium(III) and lanthanum(III) separation by magnetic nanohydrometallurgy using DTPA functionalized magnetite nanoparticles. HYDROMETALLURGY, v. 161, p. 22-28, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 10.
DA SILVA, DELMARCIO GOMES; TOMA, SERGIO HIROSHI; DE MELO, FERNANDO MENEGATTI; CARVALHO, LARISSA VIEIRA C.; MAGALHAES, ALVICLER; SABADINI, EDVALDO; DOS SANTOS, ANTONIO DOMINGUES; ARAKI, KOITI; TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Direct synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles from iron(II) carboxymethylcellulose and their performance as NMR contrast agents. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, v. 397, p. 28-32, JAN 1 2016. Web of Science Citations: 11.
CANEVARI, T. C.; CINCOTTO, F. H.; NAKAMURA, M.; MACHADO, S. A. S.; TOMA, H. E. Efficient electrochemical biosensors for ethynylestradiol based on the laccase enzyme supported on single walled carbon nanotubes decorated with nanocrystalline carbon quantum dots. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 8, n. 39, p. 7254-7259, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
TOMA, HENRIQUE E. Magnetic nanohydrometallurgy: a nanotechnological approach to elemental sustainability. GREEN CHEMISTRY, v. 17, n. 4, p. 2027-2041, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 10.

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Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

MÉTODO DE TRATAMENTO DE ÁGUA E KIT NANOMAGNÉTICO DE TRATAMENTO DE ÁGUA BR1020140241256 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) . Koiti Araki; Henrique Eisi Toma; Ulisses Condomitti Epamino; Alceu Totti Silveira Junior; Mayara Klimuk Uchiyama - September 2014, 29