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Development of instrumentation for the detection and characterization of hemiesters of carbonic acid

Grant number: 18/13960-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Claudimir Lucio Do Lago
Grantee:Eric Tavares da Costa
Home Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/13137-5 - Formation and properties of hemiesters of carbonic acid in aqueous medium, AP.TEM


Over the last few years, the spontaneous formation of carbonic acid hemiesters (HECAs) in aqueous medium from HCO3-/CO2 and a compound having at least one alcohol group has been demonstrated. This work demands intense and continued development of analytical instrumentation. The present project aims at the improvement of a capillary electrophoresis system with double conductometric detection and mass spectrometry, as well as development of microfabrication techniques for fluidic systems for use in combination with the cited technique and others for the detection and characterization of HECAs.