Massimiliano Pasquini

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The Triticum turgidum ssp. dicoccum (2n = 4x = 28) accession MG5323 showed a useful level of resistance to leaf rust disease. A segregating population of 110 recombinant inbred lines (RILs), derived from a cross between cv Latino (T. turgidum spp. durum), susceptible to leaf rust, and MG5323 was evaluated for reactions of seedlings to two different Puccinia(More)
Resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization and rotationally resolved S1<--S0 electronic spectra of the anisole-2H2O complex have been obtained. The experimental results are compared with high level quantum mechanical calculations and with data already available in the literature. Quite surprisingly, the equilibrium structure of the anisole-2H2O complex in(More)
The gas phase structures of anisole dimer in the ground and first singlet electronic excited states have been characterized by a combined experimental and computational study. The dimer, formed in a molecular beam, has been studied by resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization and high-resolution laser-induced fluorescence techniques. The assignment of the(More)
Integrated experimental and computational results help to clarify the nature of the intermolecular interactions in a simple, isolated π-stacked dimer prepared in a molecular beam. The properties of bimolecular anisole complexes are examined and discussed in terms of the local/supramolecular nature of the electronic wavefunctions. Experimental(More)
The present paper reports on an integrated spectroscopic study of the anisole-phenol complex in a molecular beam environment. Combining REMPI and HR-LIF spectroscopy experimental data with density functional computations (TD-M05-2X/M05-2X//N07D) and first principle spectra simulations, it was possible to locate the band origin of the S(1) ← S(0) electronic(More)
State-of-the-art spectroscopic and theoretical methods have been exploited in a joint effort to elucidate the subtle features of the structure and the energetics of the anisole-ammonia 1:1 complex, a prototype of microsolvation processes. Resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization and laser-induced fluorescence spectra are discussed and compared to(More)
Among noncovalent interactions, π-π stacking is a very important binding motif governed mainly by London dispersion. Despite its importance, for instance, for the structure of bio-macromolecules, the direct experimental measurement of binding energies in π-π stacked complexes has been elusive for a long time. Only recently, an experimental value for the(More)
An experimental and theoretical study is made on the anisole-water complex. It is the first van der Waals complex studied by high resolution electronic spectroscopy in which the water is seen acting as an acid. Vibronically and rotationally resolved electronic spectroscopy experiments and molecular mechanics calculations are used to elucidate the structure(More)
BACKGROUND The present paper details a new technique based on spraying nebulized water on vine canopy to counteract the negative impact of the current wave of hot summers with temperatures above 30 °C, which usually determine negative effects on vine yield, grape composition and wine quality. RESULTS The automatized spraying system was able to maintain(More)
The binding energies of the neutral and positively charged anisole dimer have been determined in molecular beam-laser spectroscopy experiments. This is the first report on the direct experimental determination of the binding energy for an aromatic cluster in π stacked configuration. The anisole dimer is formed by two anisole molecules superimposed in a(More)
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