Brazil has a large potential for energy generation and development of new materials from renewable resources through eco-friendly routes, which presents an alternative for construction of an eco-technological platform, where the entire lifecycle of the material or industrial product be sustainable. The proposal of the present work was synthesize carbon nanostructures from coconut coir dust and via template synthesis mediated by layered clays through hydrothermal process. The obtained materials were characterized by Raman Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Carbon phase formation was indicated by infrared results with bands at 1444 cm and 1512 cm assigned to C=C of aromatic groups. Raman spectroscopy results showed presence of carbonaceous species by the appearance of D and G bands assigned to disordered and graphitic crystallites, respectively. SEM results showed overlapping sheets and plates formation. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy measures are in progress.
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