Ferdinando Taddei

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The dissociative reduction of a series of symmetrical (RSSR, R = H, Me, t-Bu, Ph) and unsymmetrical disulfides (RSSR', R = H, R' = Me and R = Ph, R' = Me, t-Bu) was studied theoretically, by MO ab initio calculations and, for five of them, also experimentally, by convolution voltammetry in N,N-dimethylformamide. The reduction is dissociative but proceeds by(More)
Pulsed Doppler velocimetry of the fetal aortic and pulmonary valves derived in the five-chamber-view and short-axis view were performed in 88 uncomplicated pregnancies between the 20th and 40th week of gestation. The maximal and mean velocities were assessed for both semilunar valves. Considering the valve diameters and heart rate the stroke volume and(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the normal blood flow velocity waveforms in the main branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries in the human fetus and to establish reference ranges for different Doppler parameters during the second half of pregnancy. Cross-sectional data were collected from 86 healthy human singleton fetuses between 18(More)
The cyclohexyl esters of a series of carboxylic acids, RCO(2)H, spanning a range of electronegativities and quotients of steric hindrance for the R substituent (R=Me, Et, iPr, tBu, CF(3), CH(2)Cl, CHCl(2), CCl(3), CH(2)Br, CHBr(2), and CBr(3)) were prepared. Their conformational equilibria in CD(2)Cl(2) were examined by low-temperature (1)H NMR spectroscopy(More)
The objective of this study was to describe blood flow velocity waveforms of fetal peripheral pulmonary arteries in normally grown and growth-retarded fetuses. Doppler studies were performed in 182 normally grown fetuses (gestational age 18-40 weeks) and in 61 growth-retarded fetuses (gestational age 24-36 weeks) that were free from structural and(More)
An Olympic gold medalist in a 20 km competitive walking race and his identical twin brother, also an Olympic athlete in the same event but with inferior performance, were tested in order to obtain some further insight into the relative importance of genetic factors in modulating athletic excellence. Both twins had undergone the same strenuous, long-term(More)
The electron transfer (ET) to a series of para-substituted diaryl disulfides, having the general formula (X-C(6)H(4)S-)(2), has been studied. The X groups were selected as to have a comprehensive variation of the substituent effect, being X = NH(2), MeO, H, F, Cl, CO(2)Et, CN, and NO(2). The reduction was carried out experimentally, using(More)
To study the relationship between rate and driving force of intramolecular dissociative electron transfers, a series of donor-spacer-acceptor (D-Sp-A) systems has been devised and synthesized. cis-1,4-Cyclohexanedyil and a perester functional group were kept constant as the spacer and acceptor, respectively. By changing the aryl substituents of the(More)
UNLABELLED A Methodical Study: AIM OF THE STUDY To analyse the feasibility of colour and spectral Doppler assessment of blood flow in the fetal right (RPA) and left (LPA) main pulmonary arteries in relation to fetal position and to gestational age. STUDY DESIGN The fetal position was a priori divided into 3 types, depending on whether the fetal heart(More)