Several diazahelicenes are being prepared and studied with the aim of developing new functional materials. 2,13-diazahelicene may exhibit interesting complexing properties towards metal ions, which may be exploited in the field of OLEDS. N-methyl- and N-alkylazahelicenium salts with different counterions are being characterized for the first time, and their possible fields of application explored. Studies are also being developed towards the preparation of monoazahelicenes and their enantiomeric stability will be compared with helicenes.
Application of TiO2 on different supports (cement, gypsum, textiles) and characterization of the materials obtained in this way is performed, in order to utilize such materials for the photodegradation of pollutants in air and water. Several kinds of TiO2 are being used as photocatalysts to perform chemical reactions for the functionalization of organic substrates.
Perovskite transition metal oxides are being tested as photocatalyzers for the degradation of organics, active under visible light.