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Functionalization of carbon nanotubes grown in hierarchical porous materials for preparation of useful catalysts in transesterification reaction

Grant number: 11/11550-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Principal researcher:Celso Valentim Santilli
Grantee:Javier Garcia Martin
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:07/53073-4 - Mesoporous ceramics and multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrids prepared by sol-gel process, AP.TEM


In this project is presented as goal the development of strategies to obtain materials with catalytic capacity from carbon nanotubes. This general objective is to develop in the following: Phase 1. Testing methods that allow the introduction of primary chemical functions linked to the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and characterization of the material obtained (CNTo); Phase 2. Development of procedures to link nitrogen function at the points of the surface on which are the primary functions, and further characterization of this material (CNTa); Phase 3. Capture of metal ions with catalytic capacity in the network of nitrogen functions of these materials, and testing the stability and viability of catalytic material obtained (CNTm); Phase 4. Testing these materials as catalysts in trans-esterification reactions of model compounds and compare the results with those from... (AU)

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