Daniel Citterio

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An amperometric biosensor has been developed for measurement of Umami, or the taste based on the amount of L-glutamate, in tomato foods. The biosensor is based on an enzyme-mediator system in which L-glutamate oxidase is used for biochemical oxidation of L-glutamate and a tetrafulvalene-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TTF-TCNQ) paste, prepared from the mixture of(More)
This paper describes a colorimetric sensor array for the discrimination of volatile amines. Analyte discrimination is achieved by combining two functional elements: (1) a "chemical class-selective" single chromogenic sensing dye with selectivity for amines in general, encapsulated into (2) polymer nanoparticles with different polarities. The resulting array(More)
This paper presents an inkjet printing method for the fabrication of entire microfluidic multianalyte chemical sensing devices made from paper suitable for quantitative analysis, requiring only a single printing apparatus. An inkjet printing device is used for the fabrication of three-dimensional hydrophilic microfluidic patterns (550-mum-wide flow(More)
A new nanoparticulate inorganic-organic hybrid-type positive contrast agent (CA), PGP/dextran-K01, was synthesized based on a GdPO4 inorganic core as a relaxation-time-shortening moiety and a dextran-coating, which generates monodispersibility in water, a high relaxation-time-shortening effect by retaining a large number of water molecules in proximity of(More)
We report a novel near-infrared fluorescent calcium probe (KFCA), which has good optical properties such as intense NIR fluorescence emission (670 nm, QY: 0.24), excellent ON/OFF ratio (120-fold), and good wavelength-compatibility with visible-light-emissive fluorophores (Fluo-4, DsRed2), and which is applicable for real-time dual-colour intracellular(More)
The fluorescent acridinyl indicators 4-(9-acridinyl)-N-(5-hexenyl)-N-methylaniline (KD-F0011), 6-(9-acridinyl)-1,2,2,3-tetramethyl-2,3-dihydro- 1H-perimidine (KD-F0021), and 6-(9-acridinyl)-2-(3-butenyl)-1,2,3-trimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-perimidine (KD-F0022) were designed, synthesized, and applied for highly sensitive optical determination of low-level water(More)
A new series of high-performance fluorophores named Keio Fluors (KFL), which are based on borondipyrromethene (BODIPY), are reported. The KFL dyes cover a wide spectral range from the yellow (547 nm) to the near-infrared (NIR, 738 nm) region, and their emission wavelength could be easily and subtly controlled based on simple molecular modifications only,(More)
Long-term stable ratiometric fluorescent optical pH sensors (optodes) based on double sol-gel silica layers are prepared with the first layer embedding two types of quantum dots (QDs) and the second layer embedding light-absorbing pH indicators. The sensors are fabricated by a simple general sol-gel spin-coating method. The resulting double-layer pH optodes(More)