Publications

Journal articles

On the trade-off between processability and opto-electronic properties of single wall carbon nanotube derivatives in thin film heterojunctions
P. Salice, C. P. Sartorio, A. Burlini, R. Improta, B. Pignataro, E. Menna
J. Mater. Chem. C, DOI:10.1039/C4TC01350F.

Noncovalent Interaction between Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Pyrene-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles in Water-Soluble Nanohybrids
P. Salice, A. Gambarin, N. Daldosso, F. Mancin, E. Menna
J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 27028–27038.

An Insight into the Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes by Diazonium Chemistry: Towards a Controlled Decoration
P. Salice, E. Fabris, C. Sartorio, D. Fenaroli, V. Figà, M. P. Casaletto, S. Cataldo, B. Pignataro, E. Menna
Carbon 2014, 74, 73-82.

Chemistry of carbon nanotubes in flow
P. Salice, E. Rossi, A. Pace, P. Maity, T. Carofiglio, E. Menna, M. Maggini
J. Flow Chem. 2014, 4, 79-85

A fulleropyrrolidine-squaraine blue dyad: synthesis and application as organic light detector
P. Salice, E. Ronchi, A. Iacchetti, M. Binda, D. Natali, W. Gomulya, M. Manca, M. A. Loi, M. Iurlo, F. Paolucci, M. Maggini, G. A. Pagani, L. Beverina, E. Menna
J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 1396-1399.

Synthesis and characterisation of a trithiocarbonate for the decoration of carbon nanostructures
P. Salice, M. Mauri, M. Castellino, M. De Marco, A. Bianchi, A. Virga, A. Tagliaferro, R. Simonutti, E. Menna
Chem. Commun.201349, 8048-8050.

Evidence of Hybrid Excitons in Weakly Interacting Nano-Peapods
M. Milko, P. Puschnig, P. Blondeau, E. Menna, J. Gao, M. A. Loi, C. Draxl
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 2664-2667.

The effect of methylation on the excited state dynamics of aminouracils
T. Gustavsson, R. Improta, A. Banyasz, I. Vaya, D. Markovitsi
J. Photochem. Photob, A: Chem. 2012, 234, 37-43.

Efficient functionalization of carbon nanotubes: an opportunity enabled by flow chemistry
P. Salice, D. Fenaroli, C. C. De Filippo, E. Menna, G. Gasparini, M. Maggini
Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today 201230, 37-39.

Carbon Nanotubes and Organic Solar Cells
S. Cataldo,P. Salice, E. Menna, B. Pignataro
Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 5919-5940.
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Continuous Flow Synthesis of Methanofullerenes in Microstructured Reactors: A Kinetic Study
S. Silvestrini, D. Dalle Nogare, T. Carofiglio, E. Menna, P. Canu, M. Maggini
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 5571-5576.

The continuous-flow cycloaddition of azomethine ylides to carbon nanotubes
P. Salice, P. Maity, E. Rossi, T. Carofiglio, E. Menna, M. Maggini
Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9092-9094

Electronic Interactions between “Pea” and “Pod”: The Case of Oligothiophenes Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes
J. Gao, P. Blondeau, P. Salice, E. Menna, B. Bártová, C. Hébert, J. Leschner, U. Kaiser, M. Milko, C. Ambrosch-Draxl, M. A. Loi
Small 2011,7, 1807-1815

Excited State Proton Transfer Is Not Involved in the Ultrafast Deactivation of Guanine-Cytosine Pair in Solution
L. Biemann, S.A. Kovalenko, K. Kleinermanns, R. Mahrwald, M. Markert, R. Improta,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 19664-19667.

Interplay between "Neutral" and "Charge-Transfer" Excimers Rules the Excited State Decay in Adenine-Rich Polynucleotides
R. Improta, V. Barone
Angew. Chemie, Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12016-12019

Peptide bond distortions from planarity: new insights from quantum mechanical calculations and peptide/protein crystal structures
R. Improta, L. Vitagliano, L. Esposito
PLoS One, 2011, 6, e24533

Computing the inhomogeneous broadening of electronic transitions in solution: a first-principle quantum mechanical approach
F.J. Avila Ferrer, R. Improta, F. Santoro, V. Barone
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 17007-17012

The Interplay between ππ*/nπ* Excited States in Gas-Phase Thymine: A Quantum Dynamical Study
D. Picconi, V. Barone, A. Lami, F. Santoro, R. Improta
ChemPhysChem, 2011, 12, 1957-1968

Femtosecond fluorescence studies of DNA/RNA constituents
T. Gustavsson, A. Banyasz, R. Improta, D. Markovitsi,
J. Physics: Conf. Series, 2011, 261, 012009/1-13

The Peculiar Spectral Properties of Amino-Substituted Uracils: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Study
A. Banyasz, S. Karpati, Y. Mercier, M. Reguero, T. Gustavsson, D. Markovitsi, R. Improta,
J. Phys. Chem. B  2010, 114, 12708-12719

Optical Properties of Guanine Nanowires: Experimental and Theoretical Study
P. Changenet-Barret, E. Emanuele, T. Gustavsson, R. Improta, A.B. Kotlyar, D. Markovitsi, I. Vaya, K. Zakrzewska, D. Zikich
J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 14339-14346

DNA/RNA: Building Blocks of Life Under UV Irradiation
T.Gustavsson, R. Improta, D. Markovitsi
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 13 2025-2030

 

Patents

Metodo di sintesi di nanotubi di carbonio funzionalizzati per cicloaddizione in flusso continuo ed apparato per lo stesso
M. Maggini, P. Salice, E. Rossi, E. Menna, T. Carofiglio
Submitted (appl. num. PD2011A000153)

 

Book Chapters

UV–Visible Absorption and Emission Energies in Condensed Phase by PCM/TD-DFT Methods
R. Improta
in “Computational Strategies for Spectroscopy: from Small Molecules to Nano Systems”
Vincenzo Barone (Editor) 2011, Wiley , pag. 39-77.
ISBN: 978-0-470-47017-6