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Corso di CHIMICA - Laurea Triennale in Ingegneria per l'Ambiente ed il Territorio (I anno - 12CFU)

Il corso di Chimica si propone di fornire una descrizione dei fenomeni fondamentali della chimica e delle leggi che li regolano, correlando gli aspetti chimico-fisici della materia (elettronici, termodinamici, cinetici) con le sue proprietà. L'attività comprende inoltre la soluzione di esercizi e problemi riguardanti gli argomenti principali della stechiometria, dell'equilibrio chimico e dell'elettrochimica.

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Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 Studio del docente
(updated on 29/11/2013 09:35)

Proposals for thesis
The proposed theses can involve students of the first-cycle (bachelor) degree courses in Chemical and Materials Engineering, Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, Chemistry*, Industrial Chemistry*, and Materials Science*, and students of second-cycle (master) degree courses in Chemical and Industrial Processes Engineering, Materials Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry*, Industrial Chemistry* and Materials Science* and single-cycle degree courses in Pharmacy* and Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies*. They cover the following topics:

- Synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes with isocyanide, carbene and phosphine ligands for applications in catalysis (e.g. in organic oxidation reactions)

- Synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes with nitrile, isocyanide and amine ligands for bioinorganic applications (e.g. development of anticancer compounds)

- Synthesis and characterization of transition metal or magnetic oxides nanoparticles for biological applications (e.g. in magnetic hyperthermia) or removal of pollutants from water (e.g. by adsorption or photocatalysis)

*Students of these degree programs will develop a thesis in collaboration with a thesis supervisor from their respective departments.

Curriculum Vitae
- 2015-today - Associate Professor (SSD CHIM/07) at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Padova.
- 2007-2015 - Researcher (SSD CHIM/07) at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Padova.
- 2004-2006 – PhD in Chemical Science at the Chemical Sciences Department and the Chemical Processes for Engineering Department of the University of Padova.
- 2003 – Master Degree in Chemistry (cum laude) at the University of Padova.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 6FA27967C070F9DB590F44E0278B65EA.pdf

Research areas
The main research topics are:

- Synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes (Pt (II), Pd (II), Cu(II) and Au (I)) for applications in catalysis, supramolecular chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.

- Synthesis, coordination and reactivity of functionalized isocyanide and nitrile ligands.

- Synthesis and coordination of phosphine ligands, also water-soluble.

- Synthesis and functionalization of transition metal and metal oxides nanoparticles for applications in hyperthermia, drug delivery, and photocatalysis.

ORCID: 0000-0002-0938-953X
Scopus Author ID: 6507710214

- G. Ciancaleoni, R. Bertani, L. Rocchigiani, P. Sgarbossa, C. Zuccaccia, A. Macchioni “Discriminating Halogen-Bonding from Other Noncovalent Interactions by a Combined NOE NMR/DFT Approach” Chemistry – A European Journal 21 (2015) 440-447.
- M. Monticelli, C. Tubaro, M. Baron, M. Basato, P. Sgarbossa, C. Graiff, G. Accorsi, T.P. Pell, D.J.D. Wilson, P.J. Barnard “Metal complexes with di(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands bearing a rigid: Ortho, meta or para -phenylene bridge” Dalton Transactions 14 (2016) 9540-9552.
- R. Eswaran, R. Bertani, P. Sgarbossa, N. Karuppannan, B. Nattamai S.P. “Synthesis, crystal structure, DNA and protein binding studies of novel binuclear Pd(II) complex of 6-methoxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydroquinoline-3-carbaldehyde-4(N,N)-dimethylthiosemicarbazone” Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 155 (2016) 1-8.
- M.R. Ruggiero, S. Geninatti Crich, E. Sieni, P. Sgarbossa, M. Forzan, E. Cavallari, R. Stefania, F. Dughiero, S. Aime “Magnetic hyperthermia efficiency and 1H-NMR relaxation properties of iron oxide/paclitaxel-loaded PLGA nanoparticles” Nanotechnology 27 (2016) Art. N. 285104.
- S. Dridi, A. Mechria, P. Sgarbossa, R. Bertani, M. Msaddek “Novel cationic dinuclear η3-methallylpalladium complexes containing N,N′-donor bridging ligands: Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 819 (2016) 255-259.
- A. Bartolozzi, R. Bertani, E. Burigo, A. Fabrizi, F. Panozzo, M. Quaresimin, F. Simionato, P. Sgarbossa, S. Tamburini, M. Zappalorto, F. Zorzi “Multifunctional Cu2+-montmorillonite/epoxy resin nanocomposites with antibacterial activity” Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134 (2016) Art. N. 44733.
- R. Bertani, M. Mozzon, P. Sgarbossa, S. Tamburini, M. Casarin, G. Mangione, G. Casella, A. Venzo, S. Rizzato, A. Albinati “Pt(II) nitrile complexes: New insights on old complexes from a combined experimental and theoretical study” Inorganica Chimica Acta 455 (2017) 489-504.
- M. Nirmala, G. Saranya, P. Viswanathamurthi, R. Bertani, P. Sgarbossa, J.G. Malecki “Organonickel complexes encumbering bis-imidazolylidene carbene ligands: Synthesis, X-ray structure and catalytic insights on Buchwald-Hartwig amination reactions” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 831 (2017) 1-10.
- F. Spizzo, P. Sgarbossa, E. Sieni, A. Semenzato, F. Dughiero, M. Forzan, R. Bertani, L. Del Bianco “Synthesis of ferrofluids made of iron oxide nanoflowers: Interplay between carrier fluid and magnetic properties” Nanomaterials 7 (2017) Art. N. 373.
- R. Eswaran, V. Gandin, R. Bertani, P. Sgarbossa, N. Karuppannan, B. Nattamai S.P., A. Venzo, A. Zoleo, A. Glisenti, A. Dolmella, A. Albinati, C. Marzano “Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxic activity of novel copper(II) complexes with aroylhydrazone derivatives of 2-Oxo-1,2-dihydrobenzo[h]quinoline-3-carbaldehyde” Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 182 (2018) 18-28.
- L. Morello, R. Raga, P. Sgarbossa, E. Rosson, R. Cossu “Storage potential and residual emissions from fresh and stabilized waste samples from a landfill simulation experiment” Waste Management 75 (2018) 372-383.
- P. Brun, M. Dettin, L.G. Campana, F. Dughiero, P. Sgarbossa, C. Bernardello, A.L. Tosi, A. Zamuner, E. Sieni “Cell-seeded 3D scaffolds as in vitro models for electroporation” Bioelectrochemistry 125 (2019) 15-24.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 6FA27967C070F9DB590F44E0278B65EA.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0506 COMMON IN03122522 6 1st Year (2019/20) First
IN0510 001PD IN13101111 12 1st Year (2019/20) First