Davide Atzei

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The reaction of CoCl2 with 1-(D-3-mercapto-2-methylpropionyl)-L-proline (L or captopril) yields a new nanocrystalline complex with general formula [CoL2(OH)]2. The complex has been characterised with infrared (IR) and ultra-violet visible (UV-vis) spectroscopies, magnetic measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and wide angle X-ray scattering(More)
Asbestos fibers are an important cause of serious health problems and respiratory diseases. The presence, structural coordination, and oxidation state of iron at the fiber surface are potentially important for the biological effects of asbestos because iron can catalyze the Haber-Weiss reaction, generating the reactive oxygen species *OH. Literature results(More)
In advanced cancer patients, the oxidative stress could take place either at the onset of disease or as a function of disease progression. To test this hypothesis, the following parameters were investigated: the erythrocyte activity of the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx), the serum activity of glutathione reductase (GR)(More)
Local structure of Fe(III), Cr(III), and Zn(II) cations has been determined on the amorphous sample by means of the difference method used for liquid systems. We recorded energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction spectra of a chelating resin (Chelex 100), containing paired iminodiacetate ions coupled to a styrene-divinylbenzene support, in several ionic forms.(More)
Metal complexes of general formula M(ttz)2X2 (with M= Pd(II) or Pt(II); X = Cl or Br; ttz = 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione) have been synthetized as crystalline compounds and studied by means of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The chemical shift of core level signals showed that ttz is bonded to the metal through the thioketonic sulphur atom and that(More)
In this work, a multi-technical bulk and surface analytical approach was used to investigate the bioleaching of a pyrite and arsenopyrite flotation concentrate with a mixed microflora mainly consisting of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray-induced Auger electron spectroscopy mineral surfaces(More)
Metal complexes of general formula Na2M(CAP)2xH2O (with M = Cd(II) or Ni(II), x = 7 and 4, respectively, CAP = 1-(D-3-mercapto-2-methylpropionyl)-L-proline) and NaCuCAPx3H2O have been synthesized as amorphous compounds and studied by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Cu(I) derivative has been studied by IR, XPS and large-angle X-ray(More)
A systematic analytical study using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray induced Auger electron spectroscopy (XAES) has been carried out to characterize the chemical state of arsenic in complex environmental samples. The conventional approach, which relies on the chemical shift of the core levels As3d, provides ambiguous results in determining(More)
In this work, the microbe-mediated oxidative dissolution of enargite surfaces (Cu(3)AsS(4)) was studied on powdered samples exposed to 9K nutrient solution (pH 2.3) inoculated by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans initially adapted to arsenopyrite. These conditions simulate the acid mine environment. The redox potential of the inoculated solutions increased up(More)
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