Claudia Dragonetti

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Fischer rat FR3T3 cells were tested for tumorigenicity, invasive and metastatic capabilities before and after transfection, either with the entire bovine papilloma virus type 1 (BPV-1) genome or with a plasmid (pV69) containing a 69 per cent Bam H1-Hind III fragment of the BPV-1 genome as well as bacterial sequences. Cell lines were grouped as parental,(More)
Novel photochromic dithienylethene-based platinum(II) complexes (C^N^N)Pt(C≡C-DTE-C6H4-D) ((C^N^N) = 4,4'-di(n-hexyl)-6-phenyl-2,2'-bipyridine; D = H, NMe2) were prepared and characterized. Their excellent photochromic properties allow the photoinduced switching of their second-order nonlinear optical properties in solution, as measured by the EFISH(More)
This paper reports the synthesis and a detailed investigation in solution, through (1)H NMR, optical absorption, fluorescence spectroscopy and second-order nonlinear optical studies, on the structure and photophysical properties of a series of unsymmetrical alkoxy-derivatized Schiff-base Zn(II) species bearing on one side an alkyl ammonium bromide as a(More)
Ionic transition metal complexes (iTMCs) have already been demonstrated to be a promising type of material to fabricate low-cost light sources, which are much more competitive in terms of realization costs with respect to standard organic light emitting diodes. The device performance, optical and morphological properties of thin films of two different(More)
The synthesis, luminescence, and nonlinear optical properties of a new series of Ir(ppy)3 (ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) complexes incorporating π-extended vinyl-aryl substituents at the para positions of their pyridine rings are reported. Appropriate substitution of the pyridyl rings allows the tuning of the luminescence properties and the second-order nonlinear(More)
The second order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of various simple tris-cyclometallated Ir(III) complexes bearing 2-phenylpyridine ligands have been investigated by means of the EFISH technique, evidencing how appropriate substitution of the cyclometallated ligands may allow the tuning of the second-order NLO response of this unusual family of 3D(More)
In the context of the development of new electron mediators for dye-sensitized solar cells that could efficiently substitute the more common I3(-)/I(-) redox couple, we have prepared a series of Cu(I)- phenanthroline complexes through an easy synthetic route. The novel [Cu(2-mesityl-4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline)2]PF6 (3) is of particular interest(More)
HeLa cells, labeled with Na2 35SO4, release into the culture medium35SO4 bound to plasma membrane vesicles next to35SO4-glycoproteins and free35SO4. Plasma membrane vesicles, experimentally produced by treatment with formaldehyde, contain35SO4 and their surface can be stained with high iron diamine. Scanning of chromatograms of the trypsinate from labeled(More)
The localization of catalase in isolated maize scutellum glyoxysomes was investigated by means of the diaminobenzidine histochemical reaction. Only the membranes of the glyoxysomes become heavily stained after incubation with diaminobenzidine and H(2)O(2). If the glyoxysomes are lysed with Tricine buffer at pH 9, 70% of the catalase is solubilized, while(More)
We have used the colloidal iron (CI) binding technique, adapted for transmission electron microscopy, for semiquantitative evaluation of the negative charge density at the surface of HeLa cells in monolayer culture. The surface area increases when HeLa cells spread on the substrate. This increase brings about a decrease in the thickness of the CI rim,(More)