Olivier Vittori

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Azorubin (E 122), Ponceau 4R (E 124) and Allura red (E 129), are the most used red dyes in soft drinks manufacturing, and in some cases two dyes are present. The aim of this work is to show that using differential pulse polarography, it was possible to distinguish these synthetic dyes from the natural dyes providing from fruits. In addition, in an(More)
An electrochemical biosensor based on a glassy carbon (GC) electrode chemically modified with the perfluorinated cation-exchange polymer Nafion and methyl viologen (MV) is described. The enzyme was immobilized by cross-linking with glutaraldehyde in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA), methyl viologen and Nafion. Operating variables such as the(More)
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) films are gaining big interest in electrochemistry research area. DLC electrodes made with different ratio of sp(3)/sp(2) carbon hybridization or doped with different percentages of nickel were characterized electrochemically by cyclic voltammetry and by amperometric measurements towards hydrogen peroxide. SiCAr1 and SiCNi5% were(More)
Stripping analysis has been widely recognised as a powerful tool in trace metal analysis. Its remarkable sensitivity is attributed to the combination of a preconcentration step coupled with pulse measurements that generate an extremely high signal-to-background ratio. Mercury-based electrodes have traditionally been used to achieve high reproducibility and(More)
The cadmium (II) or lead (II) complex formation with two poly(acrylic acids) of high molecular weight (Mw=2.5 x 10(5) and 3 x 10(6)) was investigated in dilute aqueous solution (NaNO(3) 0.1 mol l(-1); 25 degrees C). Potentiometric titrations were carried out to determine the stability constants of the MA and MA(2) complex species formed. Bjerrum's method,(More)
In this phase I study 15 patients with metastatic tumors were given interferon (IFN)-beta by i.v. bolus injections. Twelve individual doses of 1, 2, 3.3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 16, 21, 27, 35, and 46 x 10(6) IU were administered every other day. The single maximal tolerated dose ranged from 9 to 46 x 10(6) IU. Eight patients tolerated the dose of 46 x 10(6) IU(More)
This paper describes a microfluidic device fabricated in poly(dimethylsiloxane) that was employed to perform amperometric quantifications using on-chip calibration curves and on-chip standard addition methods. This device integrated a network of Au electrodes within a microfluidic structure designed for automatic preparation of a series of solutions(More)
The low but known risk of bacterial contamination has emerged as the greatest residual threat of transfusion-transmitted diseases. Label-free detection of a bacterial model, Escherichia coli, is performed using nonfaradic electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Biotinylated polyclonal anti-E. coli is linked to a mixed self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on(More)