Rubén Cantón

Rubén Cantón
Nagoya University | Meidai · Department of Chemistry

bachelor in chemistry, M. in organic chemistry

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Introduction
Rubén Cantón currently works at National Hellenic Research Foundation. Rubén does research in Organic Chemistry and 2D applayed materials. Their current project is functionalization of graphene, MoS2 and WS2 with dyes oligo-layers for energy conversion applications
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - April 2016
University of Valencia
Position
  • trainee
February 2014 - April 2015
University of Valencia
Position
  • trainee
January 2014 - April 2015
University of Valencia
Position
  • student intern
Description
  • Organocatalytic chemistry in the building of C-C bond from aromatic compounds to aldimines.

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Publications (33)
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We describe the basal plane functionalization of chemically exfoliated molybdenum disulfide (ce-MoS2) nanosheets with a benzo-15-crown-5 ether (B15C5), promoted by the chemistry of diazonium salts en route to the fabrication and electrochemical assessment of an ion-responsive electrode. The success of the chemical modification of ce-MoS2 nanosheets...
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The covalent functionalization of MoS 2 with a perylenediimide (PDI) is reported and the study is accompanied by detailed characterization of the newly prepared MoS 2 -PDI hybrid material. Covalently functionalized MoS 2 interfacing organic photoactive species have shown electron and/or energy accepting, energy reflecting or bi-directional electron...
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The well‐known electron acceptor perylenediimide (PDI) is covalently attached to semiconducting MoS2, thus exposing the MoS2 material's electron donating potential in the novel MoS2–PDI hybrid. Abstract The covalent functionalization of MoS2 with a perylenediimide (PDI) is reported and the study is accompanied by detailed characterization of the n...
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Pyrene carrying an 1,2-dithiolane linker was employed to functionalize exfoliated WS2 and the resulting material was used in a proof-of-concept application as a photoresistor type sensor. The WS2–pyrene hybrid material was comprehensively characterized by spectroscopic, thermal and microscopy techniques, coupled to density functional theory modelli...
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In this study, we develop a new approach for stabilization of metallic phases of monolayer MoS2 through the formation of lateral heterostructures composed of semiconducting/metallic MoS2. The structure of metallic (a mixture of T and T′) and semiconducting (2H) phases was unambiguously characterized by Raman spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectr...
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Chemical functionalization of graphene aims at tailoring its properties and to promote its use in an array of different application fields through the attachment of different functional groups. In this review, we attempt to detail the major synthetic routes that are employed for the covalent functionalization of graphene. Additionally, we aim to pr...
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The preparation of an all supramolecular multi‐chromophoric azaborondipyrromethene ( ABDP ) / zinc tetraphenylporphyrin ( ZnTPP ) / exfoliated graphene ( GR ) nanoensemble is accomplished. The ABDP derivative bears glycol chains for enhancing solubility and a pyridine functionality for allowing coordination with ZnTPP . The ABDP / ZnTPP/GR nanoense...
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The preparation of MoS 2 -polymer carbon nanodot (MoS 2 -PCND) hybrid material was accomplished by employing an easy and fast bottom-up synthetic approach. Specifically, MoS 2 -PCND was realized by the thermal decomposition of ammonium tetrathiomolybdate and the in-situ complexation of Mo with carboxylic acid units present in the surface of PCNDs....
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Molybdändisulfid‐Nanoschichten wurden mit Porphyrin kovalent modifiziert und vollständig charakterisiert. Weder die Porphyrin‐Absorption noch die Fluoreszenz wurden durch die kovalente Bindung an MoS2 merklich beeinflusst. Mithilfe transienter Absorptionsspektroskopie konnte jedoch ein komplexer Pingpong‐Energietransfer‐Mechanismus, nämlich vom Por...
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Environmental degradation of transition metal disulfides (TMDs) is a key stumbling block in a range of applications. We show that a simple one-pot non-covalent pyrene coating process protects TMDs from both photoinduced oxidation and environmental aging. Pyrene is immobilized non-covalently on the basal plane of exfoliated MoS2 and WS2. The optical...
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Hin und wieder zurück : In einem Porphyrin‐MoS2‐Hybridmaterial wurde komplexe Pingpong‐Energieübertragung vom Porphyrin zum MoS2 und wieder zurück zum Porphyrin mittels transienter Absorptionsspektroskopie beobachtet. Dies ermöglicht potentielle Anwendungen in der Photosensibilisierung. Abstract Molybdändisulfid‐Nanoschichten wurden mit Porphyrin...
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Molybdenum disulfide nanosheets covalently modified with porphyrin were prepared and fully characterized. Neither the porphyrin absorption nor its fluorescence was notably impacted by covalent linkage to MoS2. It was, however, with the help of transient absorption spectroscopy that a complex ping‐pong energy transfer mechanism, namely from the porp...
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In this chapter we explore the possibilities of using MoS2 for chemical gas sensing. We first introduce monolayer MoS2 and discuss the different reconstructed phases that can be produced in terms of their atomic and electronic structure. We show how these properties can vary drastically from their bulk counterparts, and how MoS2 can be taken as a u...
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Functionalization of MoS2 is of paramount importance tailoring its properties towards optoelectronic applications and unlocking its full potential. Zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) carrying an 1,2‐dithiolane oxide linker was employed to functionalize MoS2 at defected sites located at the edges. The structure of ZnPc‐MoS2 was fully assessed by complementa...
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Functionalization of MoS2 is of paramount importance tailoring its properties towards optoelectronic applications and unlocking its full potential. Zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) carrying an 1,2‐dithiolane oxide linker was employed to functionalize MoS2 at defected sites located at the edges. The structure of ZnPc‐MoS2 was fully assessed by complementa...
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Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) attract increased attention for the development of donor-acceptor materials enabling improved light harvesting and optoelectronic applications. The development of novel donor-acceptor nanoensembles consisting of poly(3-thiophene sodium acetate) and ammonium functionalized MoS2 and WS2 was accomplished, while...
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Exfoliated semiconducting MoS2 and WS2 were covalently functionalized with 1,2-dithiolane-modified carbon nanodots (CNDs). The newly synthesized CND-MoS2 and CND-WS2 hybrids were characterized by spectroscopic, thermal and elec-tron microscopy imaging methods. Based on electronic absorption and fluorescence emission spectroscopy, modulation of the...
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The emission of a bright blue fluorescence is a unique feature common to the vast variety of polymer carbon dots (CDs) prepared from carboxylic acid and amine precursors. However, the difficulty to assign a precise chemical structure to this class of CDs yet hampers the comprehension of their underlying luminescence principle. In this work, we show...
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The goal of this game is to inspire people in science - showing the romantic vision of a scientist about life or a new way to understand all the things around us. ChemiProject is an educational game centered in organic chemistry played by 2-8 players. Easy rules based in a simplified organic chemistry model makes easy to understand the game for age...
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Ammonium modified MoS2 and WS2 were prepared and characterized by complementary spectroscopic, thermal and microscopic means. The positive charges on functionalized MoS2 and WS2, owed to the presence of ammonium units, were exploited to electrostatically bring in contact an anionic porphyrin bearing a carboxylate moiety, yielding porphyrin/MoS2 and...
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We report on the preparation, characterization and photophysical and electrocatalytic properties of carbon dots (CDs)/MoS2 ensembles. Based on electrostatic interactions, ammonium functionalized MoS2, prepared upon reaction of 1,2‐dithiolane tert‐butyl carbamate with MoS2 followed by acidic deprotection, was coupled with CDs bearing multiple carbox...
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The covalent functionalization of exfoliated semiconducting MoS2 by 1,2-dithiolanes bearing an ethylene glycol alkyl chain terminated to a butoxycarbonyl-protected amine and a photoactive pyrene moiety is accomplished. The MoS2-based nanohybrids were fully characterized by complementary spectroscopic, thermal, and microscopy techniques. Markedly, d...
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N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) has been shown to be the most effective solvent for liquid phase exfoliation and dispersion of a range of 2D materials including graphene, molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and black phosphorus. However, NMP is also known to be susceptible to sonochemical degradation during exfoliation. We report that this degradation gives...
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An organocatalytic enantioselective aza-Friedel-Crafts addition of 2-naphthols to benzoxathiazine 2,2-dioxides is described using a quinine-derived bifunctional catalyst. The method allows the use of a wide range of aromatic compounds as nucleophiles, including 1-naphthol and sesamol, and benzoxathiazines 2,2-dioxides, expanding the existing state...
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A quinine-derived thiourea organocatalyst promoted the highly enantioselective addition of naphthols and activated phenols to ketimines derived from isatins. The reaction afforded chiral 3-amino-2-oxindoles with a quaternary stereocenter in high yields (up to 99 %) with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 99 % ee). To the best of our knowledge, thi...
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A quinine-derived thiourea organocatalyst promoted the highly enantioselective addition of naphthols and activated phenols to ketimines derived from isatins. The reaction afforded chiral 3-amino-2-oxindoles with a quaternary stereocenter in high yields (up to 99 %) with excellent enantioselectivity (up to 99 % ee). To the best of our knowledge, thi...

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