Eliano Diana

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It is demonstrated here that bioactive glasses containing Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) can be selectively functionalized with small molecules carrying either amino or thiol groups by simply varying the temperature and pH of the functionalization batch. The results evidence the following. (i) At room temperature (RT), no functionalization of Au-free glass(More)
The interpretation of the short-range static and/or dynamic disorder in a crystal structure from X-ray data is often a rather complex problem. Recently, we synthesized and characterized three co-crystalline complexes between fluorene, showing C2v symmetry, and three electron withdrawing D2h compounds, employing FTIR and Raman spectroscopy and single crystal(More)
The infrared and Raman spectra of the title compounds in the ca. 400-150 cm-1 region are reported. For the first time, detailed assignments are given for all of the features in this region for the first series of compounds. An attempt is made to extend to all of the modes the plastic cluster model of vibrational analysis, which is normally applied only to(More)
The nu(CO) vibrational spectra of planar transition cluster carbonyls containing M(CO)(4) groups are studied. It is possible to anticipate qualitatively, both for the infrared and Raman, the band intensity changes associated with increasing metallic nature of the cluster. These enable a unification of the band patterns shown by the species reported. As for(More)
The [FeCp2]+ and [CoCp2]+ salts are the first examples of metalloorganic complexes where the proton donor eta5-Cp shows both "proper" and "improper" hydrogen bonds when it is involved in intermolecular bonding with different anionic proton acceptors. Blue or red shift of the C-H stretching frequency is the clear experimental evidence.
A Raman and infrared study was carried out on layered zirconium and titanium acid phosphates of alpha- and gamma-type, alpha-M[O(3)POH](2).H(2)O and gamma-M[PO(4)][O(2)P(OH)(2)].2H(2)O, respectively. The spectra were initially approached by means of the classical correlation method in the solid state, which accounts for the complexity of the infrared(More)
A number of oxidovanadium(IV) complexes have been reported to display anticancer activity. A theranostic approach, based on the simultaneous observation of both the effect of oxidovanadium(IV) complexes on cell viability and the disclosure of their intracellular fate, is possible by using oxidovanadium(IV) complexes functionalized with fluorescent ligands.(More)
The nu(CN) vibrational spectra of cyanide groups bridging two metal atoms present a confused picture. Factors relevant to the interpretation of the available data are reviewed. Some mechanisms for frequency change, relative to the corresponding terminal species, are made more quantitative than previously described, and others are highlighted for the first(More)
The spherical harmonic model (SHM), previously used for the analysis of the terminal nu(CO) vibrations of transition metal carbonyl clusters, is applied to the corresponding bridging CO modes. The model is applicable, although the spectra show a greater sensitivity to the molecular geometry than is the case for their terminal counterparts. The reasons for(More)
A comparison is made between the vibrational characteristics of the carbonyl and cyanide ligands. There are significant differences; the latter has a smaller dipole moment and a larger quadrupole moment associated with the bond stretch. This quadrupole moment may be linked to the observation that the totally symmetric nu(CN) mode does not lie at the highest(More)