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Voltammetric sensors containing mesoporous Silica modified with gold nanoparticles and nitroheterocyclic compounds with antichagasic activity - Bioelectrochemical Applications.

Grant number: 13/16960-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Silvia Helena Pires Serrano
Grantee:Iranaldo Santos da Silva
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The negligible diseases (Chagas, Leishmaniasis and Malaria) still represent nowadays a major public health problem. The biological activity of the compounds with antichagasic properties is closely related to the free radicals action, which are derivative from the monoeletronic reduction of nitro groups in the heterocyclic compounds. The electrochemical behavior of three new compounds with antichagasic properties will be studied using voltammetric techniques (cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse and square wave). As working electrodes it will be used: glassy carbon electrode (GCE), to characterize the drug electrochemical behavior in solution (mixed and aprotic media) and the carbon paste electrode (CPE), previously modified by incorporation of the water insoluble nitro compounds in the carbon paste composition (using the solid state voltammetry). Both working electrodes will still be modified using mesoporous silica FDU-12, containing lignin and gold nanoparticles. From these studies and the experimental reducing potential values it will be possible to correlate the reducing potential of these compounds with their biological.

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FERREIRA, ANA PAULA M.; DOS SANTOS PEREIRA, LAISE N.; DA SILVA, IRANALDO SANTOS; TANAKA, SONIA M. C. N.; TANAKA, AURO A.; ANGNES, LUCIO. Determination of alpha-Lipoic acid on a Pyrolytic Graphite Electrode Modified with Cobalt Phthalocyanine. Electroanalysis, v. 26, n. 10, p. 2138-2144, . (13/16960-3)

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