Papers – Methane to Products



52. S. Damasceno, F. J. Trindade, F. C. Fonseca, D. Z. de Florio, A. S. Ferlauto. Oxidative coupling of methane in chemical looping design, Fuel Processing  Technology 231, 107255 (2022).

51. R. F. B. de Souza , D. Z. Florio, E. Antolini and A.O. Neto. Partial  Methane Oxidation in Fuel Cell-Type Reactors for Co-Generation of Energy and  Chemicals, A Short Review Catalysts 12, 217 (2022).

50. S. G.M. Carvalho, E. N.S. Muccillo, F. C. Fonseca, M. Müller, F. Schulze-Küppers, S. Baumann, W. A. Meulenberg, O. Guillon, R. Muccillo. Tape-casting and freeze-drying gadolinia-doped ceria composite membranes for  carbon dioxide permeation, Journal of Membrane Science 648, 120355 (2022).

49. V. V. Thyssen, V. B. Vilela, D. Z. de Florio, A. S. Ferlauto and F. C. Fonseca. Direct Conversion of Methane to C2 Hydrocarbons in Solid-State Membrane Reactors at High Temperatures, Chemical  Reviews 122, 3966−3995 (2022).

48. M. Lima, C. M. Godoi, M. C.L. Santos, J. Nandenha, A. O. Neto, R. F.B. De Souza. CO2 reduction on Cu/C used as a cathode in a polymeric electrolyte reactor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 47, 4010-4017 (2021). 




47. R. F. B. de Souza, V. A. Maia, P. J. Zambiazzi, L. Otubo, D. R. R. Lazar, A. O. Neto. Facile, clean and rapid exfoliation of boron-nitride using a nonthermal plasma process, Materials Today Advances, 12 / 100181 (2021).

46. L. F. S., Fontes E. H., Nandenha J., de Souza R. F. B., Neto A. O. Addition of bismuth to Pt and Pd for electric power generation with selective cogeneration of acetate from ethanol in a fuel cell type reactor, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology 49, 1540-1548 (2021).

45. R. Muccillo, D. Z. de Florio, F. C. Fonseca, S. G. M. Carvalho, E. N. S. Muccillo. Electric field-assisted sintering anode-supported single solid oxide fuel cell, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 1, 7 (2021).

44. L. M. G. Silva, G. N. Leocádio, R. F. B. de Souza, J. C. Mierzwa, A. Duong, E. C. Venancio, A. O. Neto. New approach by electrospray technique to prepare a gas diffusion layer for the proton exchange membrane fuel cell anode, Materials Today Advances 12, 100161 (2021).

43. A. L. G. Biancolli, S. Bsoul-Haj, J. C. Douglin, A. S. Barbosa, R. R. Sousa Jr., O. Rodrigues. Jr., A. J.C. Lanfredi, D. R. Dekel, E. I. Santiago. High-performance radiation grafted anion-exchange membranes for fuel cell applications: Effects of irradiation conditions on ETFE-based membranes properties, Journal of Membrane Science Vol 641, 119879 (2021).

42. A. L. G. Biancolli, A. S. Barbosa, Y. Kodama, R. R. Sousa Jr., A. J. C. Lanfredi, F. C. Fonseca, J. F. Q. Rey, E. I. Santiago. Unveiling the influence of radiation-induced grafting methods on the properties of polyethylene-based anion-exchange membranes for alkaline fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Vol 512, 230484 (2021).

41. T. C. Porfirio, E. N. S. Muccillo, R. Muccillo. Electric field-assisted synthesis/sintering cerium oxide: 5 wt.% gadolinium oxide, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 41, 1-6 (2021).

40. V. B. Tinti, D. Marani, A. Kabir, A. B. Haugen, V. Esposito, D. Z. de Florio. Low-temperature synthesis of bismuth titanate by modified citrate amorphous method, Ceramics International 47, 12130-12136 (2021).

39. M. Yovanovich, A. J. da Silva, R. F. B. de Souza, V. Ussui, A. O. Neto, D. R. R. Lazar. Conversion of Methane to Methanol Using WO3/TiO2 Porous Photocatalyst. International Journal Of Electrochemical Science 16, 1-14 (2021).

38. M. A. Dresch, B. R. Matos, D. R. M. Godoi, M. Linardi, F. C. Fonseca, H. de las M. Villullas, E. I. Santiago. Advancing direct ethanol fuel cell operation at intermediate temperature by combining Nafion-hybrid electrolyte and well-alloyed PtSn/C electrocatalyst, International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy 46, 13252-13264 (2021).

37. F. C. Fonseca, F. Tabuti, T. Moraes, R. Abe, R. M. Guimarães, Y. Miura and Y. Fukuyama. Exploring the stability of direct ethanol solid oxide fuel cells at intermediate temperature, ECS Transactions 103 169-178 (2021).

36. V. B. Vilela, V. V. Thyssen, L. N. Rodrigues and F. C. Fonseca. Enhancing the catalytic activity of lanthanum-ceria fluorite for methane conversion in SOFC, ECS Transactions 103, 1917-1925 (2021).

35. L. N. Rodrigues, M. Machado, L. P. R. Moraes, V. V. Thyssen and F. C. Fonseca. Development of anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell by co-tape casting and co-sintering, ECS Transactions 103, 2245-2251 (2021).

34. A. R. Q. Panesi, R. P. Silva, E. F. Cunha, I. Korkischko and E. I. Santiago. Three-dimensional CFD modeling of H2/O2 HT-PEMFC based on H3PO4-doped PBI membranes, IONICS 27, 3461–3475 (2021).

33. E. R. Januario, P. F. Silvaino, A. P. Machado, J. M. Vaz, E. V. Spinacé. Methane Conversion Under Mild Conditions Using Semiconductors and Metal-Semiconductors as Heterogeneous Photocatalysts: State of the Art and Challenges, Frontiers in Chemistry, 9, 685073 (2021).

32. J. H. Q. Palhares, Y. Beilliard, F. Alibart, E. Bonturim, D. Z. de Florio, F. C. Fonseca, D. Drouin and A. S. Ferlauto. Oxygen vacancy engineering of TaOx based resistive memories by Zr doping for improved variability and synaptic behavior, Nanotechnology,32, 405202 (2021).

31. G. M. Fortes, A. L. da Silva, L. B. Caliman, F. C. Fonseca, D. Gouvêa, Interfacial segregation in Cl-doped nano-ZnO polycrystalline semiconductors and its effect on electrical properties, Ceramics International 47, 24860-24867 (2021).

30. R. M. Antoniassi, J. Quiroz, E. C. M. Barbosa, L. S. Parreira, R. A. Isidoro, E. V. Spinacé, J. C. M. Silva and P. H. C. Camargo. Improving the electrocatalytic activities and CO tolerance of Pt NPs by incorporating TiO2 nanocubes onto carbon supports, ChemCatChem 13, 1–10 (2021).

29. J. Nandenha, C. E. D. Ramos, S. G. da Silva, R. F. B de Souza, E. H. Fontes, C. A. Ottoni and A. O. Neto. Borohydride reduction method for PdIn/C electrocatalusts synthesis towards glycerol electrooxidation under alkaline condition, Electroanalysis 33, 1-7 (2021).

28. R. M. Antoniassi, A. P. Machado, A. R. N. Paiva, C. M. S. Queiroz, J. M. Vaz, E. V. Spinacé, J. Cesar M. Silva, E. Carmine, P. H. C. Camargo and R. M. Torresi. One-Step synthesis of PtFe/CeO2 catalyst for the CO-Preferential oxidation reaction at low temperatures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 46, 17751-17762 (2021).

27. A. A. A. da Silva, M. C. Steil, F. N. Tabuti, R. C. Rabelo-Neto, F. B. Noronha, L. V. Mattos and F. C. Fonseca. The role of the ceria dopant on Ni/doped-ceria anodic layer cermets for direct ethanol solid oxide fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46, 4309-4328 (2021).




26. A. S. Ramos, M. C. L. Santos, C. M. Godoi, L. C. de Queiroz, J. Nandenha, E. H. Fontes, W. R. Brito, M. B. Machado, A. O. Neto, R. F. B. de Souza. High CO tolerance of Pt nanoparticles synthesized by sodium borohydride in a time-domain NMR spectrometer, International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy 45, 22973-22978 (2020).

25. B. R. Matos, C. A. Goulart, B. Tosco, J. S. da Silva, R. A. Isidoro, E. I. Santiago, M. Linardi, U. Schade, L. Puskar, F. C. Fonseca, A. C. Tavares. Properties and DEFC tests of Nafion – Functionalized titanate nanotubes composite membranes prepared by melt-extrusion, Journal of Membrane Science 604, 1-7 (2020).

24. J. S. da Silva, S. G. M. Carvalho, R. P. da Silva, A. C. Tavares, U. Schade, L. Puskar, F. C. Fonseca, B. R. Matos. SAXS signature of the lamellar ordering of ionic domains of perfluorinated sulfonic-acid ionomers by electric and magnetic field-assisted casting, Royal Society Of Chemistry 22,13764-13779 (2020).

23. J. Nandenha, Y. Yamashita, F. M. Souza, E. H. Fontes, B. L. Batista, M. C. Santos, M. Linardi, A. O. Neto. Methane activation on PdMn/C-ITO electrocatalysts using a reactor type PEMFC, Research on Chemical Intermediates 46, 4382-4402 (2020).

22. V. B. Tinti, D. Marani, A. S. Ferlauto, F. C. Fonseca, V. Esposito and D. Z. de Florio. Exsolution of nickel nanoparticles from mixed-valence metal oxides: a quantitative evaluation by magnetic measurements, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 37, 1-7 (2020).

21. V. F. de Camargo, E. H. Fontes, J. Nandenha, R. F. B. de Souza and A. O. Neto. High activity of Pt-Rh supported on C-ITO for ethanol oxidation in alkaline medium, Research on Chemical Intermediates 46, 1555-1570 (2020).

20. F. M. Souza, R. F. B. de Souza, B. L. Batista, M. C. dos Santos, F. C. Fonseca, A. O. Neto and J. Nandenha. Methane activation at low temperature in an acidic electrolyte using PdAu/C, PdCu/C, and PdTiO2/C electrocatalysts for PEMFC, Research on Chemical Intermediates 46, 2481–2496 (2020).

19. S. G. M. Carvalho, E. N. S. Muccillo, F. M. B. Marques and R. Muccillo. Electric field-assisted sintering (gadolinia-doped ceria/alkali salts) composite membranes, Materialia 11, 100679 (2020).

18. M. C. L. Santos, C. M. Godoi, H. S. Kang, R. F. B. de Souza, A. S. Ramos, E. Antolini and A. O. Neto. Effect of Ni content in PdNi/C anode catalysts on power and methanol co-generation in alkaline direct methane fuel cell type, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 578, 390-401 (2020).

17. L. M. S. Garcia, S. Rajak, K. Chai, C. M. Godoy, A. J. Silva, P. V. R. Gomes, E. A. Sanches, A. S. Ramos, R. F. B. De Souza, A. Duong and A. O. Neto. Conversion of methane into methanol using the [6,6′-(2,2′-Bipyridine-6,6′-Diyl) bis(1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-Diamine)] (Nitrato-O) Copper (II) complex in a solid electrolyte reactor fuel cell type, American Chemical Society – Omega 5, 16003-16009 (2020).

16. A. S. Ramos, M. C. L. Santos, C. M. Godoi, A. O. Neto and R. F. B. de Souza. Obtaining C2 and C3 products from methane using Pd/C as anode in a solid fuel cell-type electrolyte reactor, ChemCatChem 12, 4517-4521 (2020).

15. C. S. L. Alencar, A. R. N. Paiva, J. C. M. da Silva, J. M. Vaz and E. V. Spinacé. One-step synthesis of AuCu/TiO2 catalysts for CO preferential oxidation, Materials Research 23, 1-6 (2020).

14. C. M. Godoi, M. C. L. Santos, A. J. Silva, T. L. Tagomori, A. S. Ramos, R. F. B. de Souza and A. O. Neto. Methane conversion to higher value‑added product and energy co‑generation using anodes OF PdCu/C in a solid electrolyte reactor: alkaline fuel cell type monitored by differential mass spectroscopy, Research on Chemical Intermediates 47, 743–757 (2020).

13. E. H. Fontes, C. E. D. Ramos, C. A. Ottoni, R. F. B. de Souza, E. Antolini and A. O. Neto. Glycerol dehydrogenation steps on Au/C surface in alkaline medium: An in-situ ATR-FTIR approach, Renewable Energy 167, 954-959 (2020).




12. M. C. L. Santos, L. C. Nunes, L. M. G. Silva, A. S. Ramos, F. C. Fonseca, R. F. B. de Souza and A. O. Neto. Direct alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cell to converting methane into methanol, Chemistry Select 4, 11430-11434 (2019).

11. M. Machado, L. P. R. Moraes, L. N. Rodrigues, T. S. Rodrigues and F. C. Fonseca. Lowering the sintering temperature of a SOFC by morphology control of the electrolyte powder, ECS Transactions 91, 1193-1199 (2019).

10. M. Machado, L. P. R. Moraes, L. N. Rodrigues, M. Tabanez, M. Ferrazoli and F. C. Fonseca. Evaluation of fe-doped CGO electrolyte for application in IT-SOFCs, ECS Transactions 91, 1209-1216 (2019).

9. J. Nandenha, R. M. Piasentin, L. M. G. Silva, E. H. Fontes, A. O. Neto and R. F. B. de Souza. Partial oxidation of methane and generation of electricity using a PEMFC, Ionics 25, 5077-5082 (2019).

8. C. M. S. Queiroz, A. P. Machado, A. R. N. Paiva, R. M. Antoniassi, J. M. Vaz and E. V. Spinacé. Active Pt/CeO2 catalysts prepared by an alcohol‐reduction process for low‐temperature CO‐PROX reaction, Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy 8, 1-8 (2019).

7. V. Esposito, A. Kabir, M. Rosa, N. V. Nong, T. S. Rodrigues, L. N. Rodrigues, M. F. S. Machado, L. P. R. Moraes, D. Marani and F. C. Fonseca. Tuning diffusion paths in shaped ceria nanocrystals, Cryst. Eng. Comm. 21, 4025-4029 (2019).

6. T. Lopes, O. Beruski, A. M. Manthanwar, I. Korkischko, R. Pugliesi, M. A. Stanojev, M. L. G. Andrade, E. N. Pistikopoulos, J. Perez, F. C. Fonseca, J. R. Meneghini and A. R. Kucernak. Spatially resolved oxygen reaction, water, and temperature distribution: Experimental results as a function of flow field and implications for polymer electrolyte fuel cell operation, Applied Energy 252, 1-13 (2019).

5. G. B. Leal, D. C. L. da Silva, B. N. Watacabe, L. Ciotti, R. M. Antoniassi, R. Giudici, M. Linardi, J. M. Vaz and E. V. Spinacé. Au/TiO2 catalysts prepared by borohydride reduction for preferential CO oxidation at near-ambient temperature, Catalysis for Sustainable Energy, 6, 6-12 (2019).

4. S. L. Reis, S. G. M. Carvalho, E. N. S. Muccillo and R. Muccillo. Electrical behavior of electric field-assisted pressureless sintered ceria-20 mol% samaria, Ceramics 2, 385-392 (2019).

3. R. Muccillo and E. N. S. Muccillo. Improved densification and ionic conductivity in flash-sintered gamma-ray irradiated yttria-stabilized zirconia, Scripta Materialia 170, 120-123 (2019).

2. J. Nandenha, I. H. F. Nagahama, J. Y. Yamashita, E. H. Fontes, J. M. S. Ayoub, R. F. B. de Souza, F. C. Fonseca and A. O. Neto. Activation of Methane on PdZn/C Electrocatalysts in an Acidic Electrolyte at Low Temperatures, International Journal of Electrochemical Science 14, 10819-10834 (2019).




1. A. L. G. Biancolli, D. Herranz, L. Wang, G. Stehlíková, R. Bance-Soualhi, J. Ponce-González, P. Ocón, E. A. Ticianelli, D. K. Whelligan, J. R. Varcoe and E. I. Santiago. ETFE-based anion-exchange membrane ionomer powders for alkaline membrane fuel cells: a first performance comparison of head-group chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6, 24330-24341 (2018).

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