Daniele Merli

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In this study, we report the synthesis and characterization of three novel "push-pull" chromophores, in which multiple phenylenevinylene units are endcapped by ferrocene as donor units and malonate moieties as acceptor units. These chromophores have spectroscopic and electrochemical characteristics which consistently change according to the extension of the(More)
Despite its importance in the prebiotic and biochemical fields, a complete theoretical study of the formation of hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) starting from its precursors ammonia and formaldehyde has not received due considerations in the literature with regard to the thermodynamic feasibility of many of the mechanistically proposed intermediates in its(More)
The irradiation of a series of phenyl sulfonates and phosphates leads to the quantitative release of acidity with a reasonable quantum yield (≈0.2). Products characterization, ion chromatography analysis and potentiometric titration are consistent with the intervening of two different paths in this reaction, viz. cationic with phosphates and (mainly)(More)
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