Dario Battistel

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AIMS To investigate Klebsiella oxytoca strain BAS-10 growth on ferric citrate under anaerobic conditions for exopolysaccharide (EPS) production and localization on cell followed by the purification and the EPS determination of the iron-binding stability constant to EPS or biotechnological applications. METHODS AND RESULTS Klebsiella oxytoca ferments(More)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), embedded into a specific exopolysaccharide (EPS), were produced by Klebsiella oxytoca DSM 29614 by adding AgNO3 to the cultures during exponential growth phase. In particular, under aerobic or anaerobic conditions, two types of silver nanoparticles, named AgNPs-EPSaer and the AgNPs-EPSanaer, were produced respectively. The(More)
Conducting carbon materials: a multi-microscopy approach shows that local heterogeneous electron-transfer rates at conducting diamond electrodes correlate with the local density of electronic states. This model of electroactivity is of considerable value for the rational design of conducting diamond electrochemical technologies, and also provides key(More)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were biosynthesised by a Klebsiella oxytoca strain BAS-10, which, during its growth, is known to produce a branched exopolysaccharide (EPS). Klebsiella oxytoca cultures, treated with AgNO3 and grown under either aerobic or anaerobic conditions, produced silver nanoparticles embedded in EPS (AgNPs-EPS) containing different(More)
In this work, gold microelectrodes are employed as traps for the detection of volatilized metallic mercury produced by mercuric reductase (MerA) extracted from an Hg-resistant Pseudomonas putida strain FB1. The enzymatic reduction of Hg (II) to Hg (0) was induced by NADPH cofactor added to the samples. The amount of Hg(0) accumulated on the gold(More)
On the basis of an experimentally validated simple theoretical model, it is demonstrated unambiguously that when an unbiased conductor is probed by a scanning electrochemical tip (scanning electrochemical microscopy, SECM), it performs as a bipolar electrode. Though already envisioned in most recent SECM theories, this phenomenon is generally overlooked in(More)
Novel yttrium, europium and terbium coordination compounds having formulae [AsPh4][Ln(BrMA)4] (6LN), Ln(BrMA)3(bipyO2) (7Ln), Ln(NMA)3(phen) (8Ln) and Ln(NMA)3(terpy) (9Ln) (Ln = Y, Eu, Tb; BrMA = conjugate base of bromomalonaldehyde; bipyO2 = 2,2'-bipyridine-N,N'-dioxide; phen = 1,10-phenantroline; terpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) were synthesized and(More)
This work presents a scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)-based in situ corrosion probing methodology that is capable of monitoring the release of zinc species in corrosion processes. It is based on the use of Hg-coated Pt microelectrodes as SECM tips, which offer a wider negative potential range than bare platinum or other noble-metal tips. This(More)
In order to determine sterols and stanols in freshwater sediments to reconstruct the past presence of humans and pastoral animals, we developed an analytical method based on pressurised liquid extraction (PLE), clean-up performed using solid phase extraction (SPE) and sterol determination using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. PLE(More)
The Pseudomonas putida FB1, known as a broad-spectrum mercury resistant strain, becomes yellow-green due to the secretion of pyoverdine (PVDs) under limited iron conditions and high mercury concentrations. Different modified Nelson’s media were obtained by adding mercury, iron, and the complexing agent nitrilotriacetic acid to demonstrate that the strain(More)