Monica Bertoldo

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1,6-Diisocyanatohexane and dimethyl sulfoxide were exploited as crosslinking agent and reaction solvent, respectively, for gelatin modification. Crosslinked samples were fractionated and analyzed by thermogravimetric analysis, infrared spectroscopy, acid and base titrations, and swelling measurements. The yield of crosslinking was found to increase with(More)
Periodate oxidation and subsequent reductive amination with propargylamine was adopted for the controlled functionalization of amylose with alkyne groups, whereas ATRP polymerization was exploited to obtain end-(α)- or end-(ω)-azide functionalized poly(meth)acrylates to be used as "click" reagents in Cu(I) catalyzed azide-alkyne [3 + 2] dipolar(More)
Microgel suspensions of an interpenetrated Polymer Network (IPN) of PNIPAM and PAAc in D2O have been investigated through dynamic light scattering as a function of temperature, pH and concentration across the Volume Phase Transition (VPT). The dynamics of the system is slowed down under H/D isotopic substitution due to different balance states between(More)
Satellite imagery has been acknowledged as the most promising way for detailed mapping and monitoring of land agricultural use, although there are challenges that must be met in order to fulfil its potential. Coffee is one of Brazil’s most important cash crops and the state of Minas Gerais responds for approximately half of the national production.(More)
Coffee is one of Brazil’s most important cash crops and the state of Minas Gerais is responsible for approximately 50% of the national production. However, in spite of its importance, updated information about the areas occupied by the crop in the state is scarce. This work presents the characterization of coffee agroecosystems of Minas Gerais and evaluates(More)
LDPE, EPM and their derivatives containing a moderate amount (0.08-1.8 by mol) of diethylsuccinate or succinic anhydryde groups were used as matrices in blending with different amount of organophilic montmorillonites and the resulting composite morphology and structure (by XRD, SEM, TEM microscopy, DSC analysis and selective solvent extraction) were studied(More)
We present an investigation of the main chemical and physico-chemical properties of a graft copolymer of amylose and poly(n-butyl methacrylate), Am-g-PBMA, amphiphilic and able to self-assemble in water, prepared by coupling end azide-functionalized PBMA and alkyne-functionalized amylose under convenient click conditions. A deep knowledge of these(More)
The temperature dependence of the local intra-particle structure of colloidal microgel particles, composed of interpenetrated polymer networks, has been investigated by small-angle neutron scattering at different pH and concentrations, in the range (299÷315) K, where a volume phase transition from a swollen to a shrunken state takes place. Data are well(More)
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