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Rapid microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of CuBi2O4 and its application for the artificial photosynthesis

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Author(s):
Ribeiro, Lucas S. [1] ; Pinatti, Ivo M. [1] ; Torres, Juliana A. [2] ; Giroto, Amanda S. [2] ; Lesse, Fabiana [3] ; Longo, Elson [1] ; Ribeiro, Caue [2] ; Nogueira, Andre E. [3]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] UFSCar Fed Univ Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, Interdisciplinary Lab Electrochem & Ceram LIEC, Rod Washington Luis km 235, CP 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Embrapa Instrumentat, Rua 15 Novembro, 1452, CP 741, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Fed Univ Ouro Preto UFOP, Inst Exact & Biol Sci ICEB, Dept Chem, BR-35400000 Ouro Preto, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Materials Letters; v. 275, SEP 15 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Strategies for CO2 reforming for hydrocarbon production using ultraviolet or visible radiation are promising to mitigate environmental impacts from other human activities. Semiconductors act as photocatalysts for light-to-fuel conversion, but a rigorous control of their structure and morphology is crucial for high efficiency and selectivity. Thus, CuBi2O4 semiconductors have been synthesized by the microwave-assisted hydrothermal method and studied for the CO2 photoreduction process. This method produced crystalline materials with controlled morphology using low temperatures and short processing time. Moreover, the semiconductors showed excellent catalytic performance and selectivity, approximately 90% in the conversion of CO2 to CH4. Therefore, our new synthesis approach was adequate for CuBi2O4 preparation, providing an essential indication of activity in the CO2 photoreduction process. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/21515-7 - Development of magnesium oxide with zinc and titanium heterostructure for application in artificial photosynthesis processes
Grantee:Juliana Arriel Torres
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/10104-1 - Nanocomposites preparation from urea modified with glycerol for optimization of process of controlled release of nutrients
Grantee:Amanda Soares Giroto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/01258-5 - Novel chemical catalytic and photocatalytic processes for the direct conversion of methane and CO2 to products
Grantee:José Maria Correa Bueno
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/03722-3 - Evaluation of the theoretical, structural and morphological properties of selenium and silver nanomaterials for photoluminescent and biological application
Grantee:Ivo Mateus Pinatti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 18/12871-0 - Modification of the temperature transition profile of thermosensitive nanocomposites
Grantee:Lucas da Silva Ribeiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)