Biography and academic career--
1992 "Laurea" in Chemistry, University of Bari (summa cum laude).
1997 Ph.D. Chemical Sciences University of Bari.
1996 Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari;
2002-2015 Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari;
2010 Habilitation Full Professorship in Organic Chemistry (University of Torino);
2014 Three national habilitations for Full Professorship in three different disciplines: Organic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Chemistry for Engineering;
2015 (March 2nd) Full Professor of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari.
2018 and 2017 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University (Laboratories Prof. Fiorenzo Omenetto)
2015 Invited Visiting Professor at the Chemistry Department, University of Angers (France) – CNRS Laboratoire MOLTECH-Anjou (Laboratories Dr. Jean Roncali)
2013 and 2014 Invited Professor at the University of Strasbourg (France) (Institut de Science et d’Ingégnerie Supramoléculaire – ISIS) (Director Prof. P. Samori)
2009 Visiting Professor University Muenster (Germany) (Laboratories Prof. L. De Cola)
2008 “Innovation in Organic Synthesis Award” of Interuniversitary Consortium CINMPIS
2003 “Medaglia Ciamician” prize of the Italian Chemical Society
Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and EuCheMS
2018-2021 President of the Organic Chemistry Division of EuChemS
2017-2019 President of the SCI Organic Chemistry Division;
2014-2017 Italian representative, secretary and treasurer in the Organic Chemistry Division of EucheMS;
2011-2016 Member of the SCI Organic Chemistry Division Committee;
2005-2010 Member of the SCI Regional Committee (Puglia);
2002-2003 Member of the Constituent Committee of the SCI Young Group.
Other professional appointments
2016-2018 - Consultant of the Italian Parliamentary Commettee - Commissione Parlamentare Bicamerale Camera dei Deputati / Senato della Repubblica Italiana di Inchiesta sulle Attività Illecite Connesse al Ciclo dei Rifiuti e su Illeciti Ambientali ad esse Correlati.
Spin-off: Co-founder and member of the administrative committee of a spin-off company SYNCHIMIA s.r.l. of the University of Bari started in November 2008.
Gianluca Farinola is author of about 150 publications on international peer-reviewed journals (ISI Web of Science H 33), two international patents, and five book chapters. He has presented his research in 110 invited lectures in national and international conferences and schools, in Universities and Research Institutes.
He is presently coordinating a research group of about 20 people at the Chemistry Department of the University of Bari.
Gianluca Farinola and his group design and synthesize new multifunctional molecular, polymeric and supramolecular photo/electro-active organic materials for applications ranging from organic photonics and electronics to biology. The study covers not only construction and tailored chemical functionalization of molecular structures for control, improvement and introduction of specific properties, but also combination of active organic and organometallic molecules and polymers with biological or inorganic nanostructures resulting in hybrid multifunctional materials with intriguing properties.
In many cases, the structures developed have been used as active layers in organic photonic and electronic devices including OLEDs, organic solar cells, organic field effect transistors and sensors. More recently, various biological applications have been targeted and bio-hybrid functional smart structures have been synthesized.
In the last ten years the investigation also focused on the use of biological polymers (e.g. melanins, biosilica) and functional macromolecules (e.g. photoenzymes) from microorganisms as active materials for applications ranging from optoelectronics to biomedicine.
Invited lectures Overall 110 invitations to give lectures in national and international conferences, schools, universities, research centres and companies. These include invitation to the prestigious Burgenstock conference and to Gordon Conference.
Selected Invited lectures at international conferences:
- MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit 2017, Symposium B11 (Modeling, Characterization, Fabrication and Applications of Advanced Biopolymers—Where Form Meets Function) November 28-December 1 2017 (Boston USA)
- Conference on Progress in Organic Optoelectronics, 18-19 december 2017 (Valencia, Spain)
- 10th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics – ISFOE 2017- July 3-6 (Thessaloniki, Greece)
- Napes Workshop March 27th-28th 2017 (Dublin, Ireland)
- MRS Fall meeting 2016, Symposium BM6, (Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Bioinspired Nanostructured Materials) (Boston, USA, November 27th – December 2nd 2016);
- Journee Scientifique Lumomat (Angers, France November 14th 2016))
- SPIE Optics + Photonic Conference 2016 (San Diego, August 28th – September 1st 2016)
- 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (Malaga, Spain, July 25-28 2016)
- 27th European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry (Amsterdam July 3rd-6th 2016)
- Gordon Research Conference: Electronic Processes in Organic Materials (Barga, Italy, June 5th-10th 2016)
- NanoSpain 2016 (March 15th-18th 2016, Logrono, Spain)
- MRS Fall meeting 2015, Symposium E (Engineering and Application of Bioinspired Materials) (Boston, USA, November 29th – December 4th 2015);
- Living materials 2015 (Taillores, France, July 16-19 2015)
- ECME 2015 - European Conference on Molecular Electronics (Strasbourg, September 1st-5th 2015).
- Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry (21stISFC), Como August 23rd-28th 2015
- European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM) 2014 (Berlin September 15th-19th 2014)
- 48th Burgenstock Conference – EUCHEM Conference on Stereochemistry (Brunnen, Switzerland, May 3rd 2013);
- 9th Spanish-Italian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry (SISOC IX) (Tenerife, Spain, February 2012);
- International Workshop Advances in Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis (Munich, July 21-22, 2011);
- Funmarch: Functional Molecular Architectures (Bologna, Italy 2010);
- 4th Eurpean Conference on Organic Electronics and Related Phenomena (ECOER ’07) (Varenna, Italy september 2007);
- 41th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress (Torino, Italy, August 2007);
- European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Spring Meeting (Nice, France June 2006);
Selected Invited lectures at international schools:
- Summer Schools on Advanced Macromolecular Topics of the European Polymer Federation – 2017/8th School “Transport Phenomena In Polymers And Hybrid Materials" May 14th-19th 2017, Gargano, Italy.
- e-WISPOC 15 (European winter School on Physical organic Chemistry, Bressanone Italy, February 1st-6th 2015).
- ISOC 15, International School on Organometallic Chemistry (Camerino, Italy, September 5th-9th 2015).
- International Winterschool on Bioelectronics (Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria February 2014).
- IX International Krutyn Summer School 2012 (Krutyn, Poland, June2012);
- ORION International Summer School(Ostuni, Italy, June 2011);.
- One-p summer school (Erice, Italy, april 2010);
- European Spring School 2009 European Marie Curie Research training Network Nanomatch e Threadmill (Peñiscola, Spain April 2009);
Selected invited lectures in universities, research centers and companies
Universiteit Van Amsterdam Department of Chemistry (November 2003); Ciba Specialty Chemicals S.p.A di Pontecchio Marconi Bologna (May 2004); Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (June 2004); Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Dipartimento di Scienze dei Materiali (November 2006); Centech, Center for
Nanotechnology, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität di Münster (Germany, November 2009); IMDEA Nanoscience Institute Madrid, Spain (November 2011); Department of Organic and Farmaceutical Chemistry University of Regensburg , Germany (7 November 2011); Università degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Chimica (November 2011); Università degli Studi di Firenze e CNR ICCOM Firenze (November 2012); Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Chimica (January 2013); ENI Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerche Chimiche Guido Donegani (March 2013); Université Bordeaux 1 - CNRS Institut des Sciences Moléculaires (July 2013); Center for Nano Science and Technology @Polimi, Italian Institute of Technology, Milan (October 2013); University of Namur, Department of Chemistry (November 2013); Department of Bioelectronics, Centre Microélectronique de Provence, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne (January 2013); Center for Plastic Electronics Imperial College London (November 2014), Institute of Materials Science University of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC, UAB) (May 2015), Chemistry Department, University of Angers (France) (July 2015); TU Dresden, Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Institute for Materials Science (January 2016), Department of Organic Chemistry University of Geneva (November 2016), Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (April 2017), Linkoping University (October 2017).
Main research achievements
1) Development of synthetic methods for semiconducting polymers and small molecules
A number of Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling protocols for the synthesis of p-conjugated compounds have developed over the last 15 years in my group. Some of these methods are based on vinylsilanes, which are characterized by high stability and low toxicity. We have used such versatile reactions to synthesize extended polyenic chains and also several classes of conjugated polymers e.g. poly(phenylenevinylene)s (PPVs), poly(aryleneethynylene)s (PPEs) and poly(arylene)s. We have also demonstrated the feasibility of some of these reactions in aqueous environment. More recently, we have focused on C-H activation reaction for direct heteroarylation based polymerization processes as scalable routes to conjugated polymers for plastic solar cells.
2) Synthesis of conjugated polymers and organometallic complexes for OLEDs
Several classes of electroluminescent polymers, and particularly poly(phenylenevinylene)s have been designed and synthesized using organometallic cross-coupling reactions. A special expertise of our group is the synthesis of conjugated polymers, small molecules and organometallic complexes with selectively fluorinated backbone. In fact, fluorination has been demonstrated as a convenient structural modification to increase the stability
of conjugated materials against photooxidation and to tune the emission color over all the visible spectrum. On this topic, we have also collaborated with industrial partners, and especially with Philips research in Eindhoven and Aachen. The first ever reported blue and white electroluminescent fluorinated PPVs were synthesized and tested in OLED devices. Selective fluorination of ligands of electrophosphorescent Ir complexes has been explored as a structural modification able to improve stability and to tune the color of light emitted.
3) Polymers for photovoltaics
Functional polymers for bulk heterojunction solar cells based on different heteroarylene systems, also conjugated with double bonds, have been developed. Fluorination has been explored also in this context as a structural modification able to improve the performances of the resulting materials in polymer solar cells.
4) Functional conjugated polymers for self-assembly and organic electronics
Introduction of sulfur atoms, and particularly thiol groups, on conjugated backbones generates molecular semiconductors endowed with self-assembling ability on various metallic substrates for application in organic electronics. Self-assembly of conjugated polymers with carbon nanotubes have also been investigated in this context.
5) Synthesis of chiral conjugated polymers
Functionalization of conjugated polymers with small enantiopure bio-molecules, such as monosaccarides or amino acids, induces chiral supramolecular architectures in the solid state. Synthetic methods to chiral bio-functionalized
polymers have been studied. The chiral organization of the resulting materials in the solid state has been investigated. Finally, a new generation of high performance enantioselective transistor sensors has been demonstrated based on the chiral bio-conjugated polymers as the active thin films
6) Bio-hybrid materials for optoelectronics and nanotechnology, particularly with photosynthetic microorganisms
More recently my research interest is also focused on the construction of hybrid functional architectures based on the combination of micro-nano structures obtained from photosynthetic microorganisms and tailored organic molecules. The idea behind this work is to explore the possibility to achieve biotechnological production of nanomaterials and materials for photonics and electronics exploiting structures present in microorganisms, and more specifically photosynthetic microorganisms, which have been optimized for specific functions in billions of years of evolution and can be easily obtained on a big scale and at low costs.
In this context we have investigated the bacterial Reaction Center photoenzyme as an efficient photoconverter. This protein has been highly selectively functionalized with organic dyes to extend its absorption spectrum, and we have also covalently bound it to molecular semiconductors and employed the resulting construct as the active material in a photosensitized resistor.
We have also investigated the silica shells of diatoms as nanostructured silica for application in photonics and biomedicine, upon functionalization with organic molecules.
Following the same approach of functionalization of natural or biomimetic materials, we have also studied polydopamine, and in general melanines, and their chemically modified analogues, as active materials in optoelectronic devices.
Coordination of research project
As Scientific Coordinator
2014-2017 National coordinator of a PRIN Italian National project: “Aqueous processable polymers for plastic solar cells: from materials to photovoltaic modules” (AQUASOL) (The project involves research groups in 4 Institutions: Universities of Bari, Pisa, Roma Tor Vergata and CNR ISMAC Milano) (total cost of the project 370.000 euro).
2012-2015 Coordinator of an industrial research project financed by ENI to the University of Bari (Chemistry Department) concerning the scale-up to the hundreds grams scale of synthesis of conjugated polymers for BHJ solar cells and small molecules for DSSC: “Production of photoactive polymers for photovoltaic cells, production of aromatic intermediates for the synthesis of conjugated polymers and of modified fullerenes and optimization of metal-free dyes for DSSC cells”.
2011-2013 National coordinator of a PRIN National Italian project: “Innovative materials for organic and hybrid photovoltaics” (the project involved research groups in 7 Institutions: Universities of Bari, Catania, Pisa, Genova, Roma Tor Vergata, Lecce and CNR ICM Milano) (total cost of the project 400.000 euro).
2008-2010 National coordinator of a PRIN National Italian project (Research Project of National Interest granted by the Italian Ministery of Universty and Research): “Organic materials for photovoltaics and electro-luminescence: design, synthesis, evaluation” (the project involved research group in 5 Institutions: Universities of Bari, Pisa, Catania, Genova and CNR ISMAC Milano) (total cost of the project 257.000 euro).
2006-2007 Italian coordinator of Italian-German Bilateral Vigoni Project :
“Self-assembling of polymers and organometallic complexes for (electro)luminescent materials” .
As Principal Investigator of Research Unit
2018-2021 Scientific Responsible for the University of di Bari of the European Project HyPhOE (Hybrid Electronics based on Photosynthetic Organisms) — H2020 FETOPEN-2016-2017 (Total cost of the Unit 500.000 euro) Starting from 1/9/2018
2016-2020 Scientific responsible for the Chemistry Department for the University of Bari of the European Project XF-ACTOR (Xylella Fastidiosa Active Containment Through a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy) (Project ID 727987) - H2020-SFS-2016-3 (total cost for the unit 80.000 euro).
2012-2015 Scientific Responsible for the University of Bari in the Project : “Molecular NAnotechnology for HeAlth and EnvironmenT (MAAT)” PON project of the national Technological District for High Tech (Total cost for the Unit 845.000 Euro).
2007-2013 PO Puglia FESR 2007-2013, Project “Regional laboratory for new nano- and biotechnologies for water filtration: design and construction of biomimetic membranes for industrial, commercial and environmental applications" WAFITECH” (2010-2012). (Total cost for the Unit 350.000 Euro).
Industrial projects: Projects and contracts granted by the following companies: Philips (Eindhoven, Aachen) Ciba Speciality Chemicals (Bologna), Pirelli Labs (Milano) Bridgestone (Roma) ENI (Donegani, Novara).
G. Farinola was also in charge as scientific responsible for the Bari Unit in the project “TRIPLED: High Efficiency Materials for the Next Generation polymer Displays and Lighting Applications” granted by the Netherland government, as a contractor of Philips Research, Eindhoven (2004-2007).
Organization of conferences and international schools
As Scientific Committees member and Conference Chairman
2018 Chair of the Symposium FL: “Biological, Biohybrid and Bioinspired Materials: From Electronics and Photonics to Medicine” of CIMTECH 2018 and 8th Forum on New Materials (June 10-14 2018, Perugia, Italy);
2017 Chair of the Symposium BM03 of the MRS Fall meeting 2017 (Biological and living materials in photonics and electronics) (Boston, USA, November 26th December 1st 2017);
2016 Member of the Program Committee of the European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM) 2016 for the TOM 7 - Organic & Hybrid Semiconductor Materials and Devices;
2016 Co-Chair of the Symposium Orbitaly 2016 – Organic Bioelectronics in Italy (Santa Cesarea Terme, October 26th-28th 2016)
2015 Chair of the Symposium D of the MRS Fall meeting 2015 (Biological and bio-inspired materials in photonics and electronics: Chemistry, Physics and Biology) (Boston, USA, November 29th – December 4th 2015);
2014-2018 Member of the Scientific Commettee of the SISOC – Spanish-Italian Symposium on Organic Chemistry (Editions X, XI, XII);
2011-2019 Member of the Scientific Commettee of the Annual National Conferences of the Organic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society;
2014 Co-chair of the Symposium: “Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion: Silicon and Beyond” of CIMTECH 2014 and 6th Forum on New Materials (June 2014, Montecatini Terme, Italy);
2013 Co-director of the XIII International Krutyn Summer School 2013 (May 2013, Poland): “Advanced photo- and electrically active molecular and nano-materials at the interface with living systems: challenges and promises for the future bio-medicine”;
2012 Chairman of the International Conference FUTURMAT2 (Second International Meeting on Organic Materials for a Better Future: Design, Synthesis and Properties of Organic Compounds for Solar Energy, Lighting and Bio-Medical Applications) (September 2012, Carovigno, Italy);
2011 Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Krutyn Summer School ”Frontiers in organic, dye sensitized and hybrid solar cells” (May 2013, Krutyn, Poland);
2008- present. Member of the Scientific Committee of the “National School on Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics”.
Commissions of Evaluation
2008 Committee for the selection of an assistant professor position (Ricercatore) University of Pisa;
2010-2011 Reviewer panel for the Projects evaluation University of Padova;
2010-2013, and 2016 Referee for PRIN and Junior FIRB national research projects and external reviewer ERC starting grant;
2012, 2013 Reviewer of research project for the “International Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry” – FRC Foundation (Strasbourg, France);
2014 Reviewer of “Strategic Project Grants” of the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada;
Panel for the evaluation for the access to PhD courses of the Universities of Bari (2004, 2006, 20011, 2014), PhD School of Advanced Studies of the University of Camerino (2011, 2012, 2013), PhD courses of the University of Milano Bicocca (2006);
2016 Committee for the selection of an associate professor in organic chemistry at University of Padova and for an associate professor in organic chemistry at University of Lecce;
2016 President of the Committee for the selection of a full professor in organic chemistry at the University of Pavia;
2011-present: Member of the Committee of the PhD School in Chemical and Molecular Sciences, University of Bari.
2018 Member of the commettee for the selection of 1 Dirigente di Ricerca I livello professionale for CNR (Bando n. 367.160 DR - Area Strategica Materiali Avanzati)
Referee of many international journals including Angew. Chem. Int Ed., European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, ChemComm., Advanced Functional Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Nanoscale (RSC), Journal of the American Chemical Society, Science of Advanced Materials, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry.
Gianluca Farinola has given radio, TV and several press interviews about organic materials for plastic solar cells and OLED lighting, and on bio-hybrid materials, with emphasis on the societal impact of these energy-saving and environmental-friendly technologies. He also delivered several invited lectures in front of non-specialized audience (high schools, Accademia dei Lincei, sport clubs).
Main Teaching activities
BC and Master degree
Organic Chemistry first course (Degree in Chemistry – First cycle) (2016-2018)
Organic Chemistry and Laboratory (Degree in Biotechnological Sciences-First cycle) (2001-2018);
Physical Methods in Organic Chemistry (Degree in Environmental Sciences-First cycle) (2001-2005);
Organic Material Devices (Degree in Materials Sciences-First cycle) (2002-2011);
Chemistry of Organic Materials (Master degree in Chemical Sciences and in Chemistry and Technology of Materials-Second Cycle) (2012-2018)
Chemistry of Marine Pollutants (Degree in Environmental Sciences-First cycle) (2003-2010).
PhD and Specialization School
Industrial Organic Chemistry (Specialization school in Biotechnological Applictions) (1998-2003).
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry (PhD courses in Chemical Sciences and in Chemistry of Materials) (2001-2003).
Conjugated compounds for photonics and electronics (PhD courses in Chemical Sciences and in Chemistry of Materials) (2004).
Advanced course on synthesis and characterization of organic compounds (PhD courses in Chemical Sciences and in Chemistry of Materials) (1998, 2005).
Didactics in Organic Chemistry (Specialization school for high school professors) (2005-2008).
Didactics in Laboratory of Organic Chemistry (Specialization school for high school professors) (2003-2009).
D. Vona, S.- R. Cicco, R. Ragni, G. Leone, M. Lo Presti, G. M. Farinola
“Biosilica/polydopamine/silver nanoparticles composites: new hybrid multifunctional heterostructures obtained by chemical modification of Thalassiosira weissflogii silica shells”
Mrs communications 2018, 8, 3, 911-917
R. Ragni, A. Punzi, F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola
“Organic and Organometallic Fluorinated Materials for Electronics and Optoelectronics: A Survey on Recent Research”
European journal of organic chemistry 2018, 27-28, 3500-3519
A. Punzi, M. A. Capozzi, S. Di Noja, R. Ragni, N. Zappimbulso, G. M. Farinola
“Solvent-Free Pd-Catalyzed Heteroaryl-Aryl Coupling via C-H Bond Activation for the Synthesis of Extended Heteroaromatic Conjugated Molecules”
Journal of organic chemistry 2018, 83, 16, 9312-9321
A. Ardizzone, D. Blasi, D. Vona, A. Rossipeintner, A. Punzi, E. Altamura, N. Grimaldi, S. Sala, E. Vauthey, G. M. Farinola
“Highly Stable and Red-Emitting Nanovesicles Incorporating Lipophilic Diketopyrrolopyrroles for Cell Imaging”
Chemistry-a european journal 2018, 24, 44, 11386-11392
R. Ragni, S. R. Cicco, D. Vona, G. M. Farinola
“Multiple Routes to Smart Nanostructured Materials from Diatom Microalgae: A Chemical Perspective”
Advanced materials 2018, 30, 19, 1704289
A. Punzi, A. Operamolla, O. H. Omar, F. Brunetti, A. D. Scaccabarozzi, G. M. Farinola, N. Stingelin
“Designing Small Molecules as Ternary Energy-Cascade Additives for Polymer:Fullerene Solar Cell Blends”
Chemistry of materials 2018, 30, 7, 2213-2217
D. Vona, G. Leone, M. Lo Presti, R. Ragni, J. Daniel, M. Blanchard-Desce, G. M. Farinola, S. R. Cicco
“In vivo functionalization of biosilica from Thalassiosira weissflogii with a two-photon red emitting fluorescent tag”
Mrs advances 2018, 3, 29, 1611-1620
M. Lo Presti, R. Ragni, D. Vona, G. Leone, S. R. Cicco, G. M. Farinola
“In vivo doped biosilica from living Thalassiosira weissflogii diatoms with a triethoxysilyl functionalized red emitting fluorophore”
Mrs advances 2018, 3, 27, 1509-1517
R. Ragni, F. Scotognella, D. Vona, L. Moretti, E. Altamura, G. Ceccone, D. Mehn, S.R. Cicco, F. Palumbo, G.Lanzani, G. M. Farinola
“Hybrid Photonic Nanostructures by In Vivo Incorporation of an Organic Fluorophore into Diatoms Algae”
Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 1706214
“Nanostructured Silica from Diatoms Microalgae: Smart Materials for Photonics and Electronics”
R. Ragni, S.R. Cicco, D. Vona, G.M. Farinola
Green Materials for Electronics
M. Irimia-Vladu, E.D.l Glowacki, N.S. Sariciftci, S. Bauer Eds.
Wiley-VCH 2018, Weinheim (Germany)
R. Ragni, S.R. Cicco, D. Vona, G. Leone, G. M. Farinola
“Biosilica from diatoms microalgae: smart materials from bio-medicine to photonics”
Journal of Materials Research 2017, 32, 2, 279-291
G. Leone, D. Vona, M. Lo Presti, L. Urbano, S.R. Cicco, R. Gristina, F. Palumbo, R. Ragni, G. M. Farinola
“Ca2+-in vivo doped biosilica from living Thalassiosira weissflogii diatoms: investigation on Saos-2 biocompatibility”
MRS Advances 2017, 2, 19-20, 1047-1058
A. Operamolla, A. Punzi, G. M. Farinola
“Synthetic Routes to Thiol-Functionalized Organic Semiconductors for Molecular and Organic Electronics”
A sian Journal of organic chemistry 2017, 6, 2, 120-138
M. Burger, F. Florence, A. Cardone, G. M. Farinola, V. Morandi, F. Marabelli, D. Comoretto
“Photo-induced absorption spectra of a poly(p-phenylenevinylene) polymer with fluorinated double bonds”
Organic Electronics 2017, 43, 214-221
R. Ragni, V. Maiorano, M. Pugliese, A. Maggiore, E. Orselli, F. Babudri, G. Gigli, L. De Cola
“A highly fluorinated iridium complex as a blue-green emitting component for white electroluminescence”
Synthetic Metals 2017, 227, 148-155
S.R. Cicco, D. Vona, G. Leone, M. Lo Presti, F. Palumbo, E. Altamura, R. Ragni, G. M. Farinola
“From polydisperse diatomaceous earth to biosilica with specific morphologies by glucose gradient/dialysis: a natural material for cell growth”
MRS Communications 2017, 7, 2, 214-220
A. Punzi, I. D. Coppi, S. Matera, M.A.M. Capozzi, A.Operamolla, R. Ragni, F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola
“Pd-Catalyzed Thiophene-Aryl Coupling Reaction via C-H Bond Activation in Deep Eutectic Solvents”
Organic Letters 2017, 19, 4754-4757
R. Ragni, S.R. Cicco, D. Vona, G. M. Farinola
“Multiple Routes to Smart Nanostructured Materials from Diatoms Microalgae: A Chemical Perspective”
Advanced Materials 2017, 1704289
A. Punzi, M.A.M.Capozzi, V. Fino, C. Carlucci, M. Suriano, E. Mesto, E. Schingaro, E. Orgiu, S. Bonacchi, T. Leydecker, P. Samorì, R. Musio, G. M. Farinola
“Croconaines as molecular materials for organic electronics: synthesis, solid state structure and use in transistor devices”
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2016, 4, 3138-3142
R. Milad, J.Q. Shi, A. Aguirre, A.Cardone, B. Milian-Medina, G. M. Farinola, M. Abderrabba, J. Gierschner
“Effective conjugation in conjugated polymers with strongly twisted backbones: a case study on fluorinated MEHPPV”
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2016, 4, 6900-6906
A. Punzi, E. Maiorano, F. Nicoletta, D. Blasi, A. Ardizzone, N. Ventosa, I. Ratera, J. Veciana, G. M. Farinola
“1,2,3-Triazole-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives with Tunable Solubility and Intermolecular Interactions”
European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, 2617-2627
A. Punzi, F. Nicoletta, G. Marzano, C.G. Fortuna, J. Dagar, T.M. Brown, G. M. Farinola
“Synthetic Routes to TEG-Substituted Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Low Band-Gap Polymers”
European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, 3233-3242
O.Hassan Omar, S. La Gatta, R.R. Tangorra, F. Milano, R. Ragni, A. Operamolla, R. Argazzi, C. Chiorboi, A. Agostiano, M. Trotta, G. M. Farinola
“Synthetic Antenna Functioning As Light Harvester in the Whole Visible Region for Enhanced Hybrid Photosynthetic Reaction Centers”
Bioconjugate Chemistry 2016, 27, 1614-1623
G. M. Farinola,, R. Ragni, F. Milano, S. La Gatta, R.R. Tangorra, M.M. Talamo, M. Lo Presti, A. Agostiano, S.R. Cicco, A. Operamolla, O.Hassan Omar , M. Trotta
“Photoconverters with organic semiconductors and photosynthetic bacteria: positioning the bacterial Reaction Center in nanostructures”
Organic sensors and bioelectronics IX 2016, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 9944
G. Marzano, F. Carulli, F. Babudri, A. Pellegrino, R. Po, S. Luzzati, G. M. Farinola
“PBDTTPD for plastic solar cells via Pd(PPh3)(4)-catalyzed direct (hetero)arylation polymerization”
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4, 17163-17170
S. Casalini, M. Berto, A. Kovtun, A. Operamolla, G. Di Rocco, P. Facci, A. Liscio, G. M. Farinola, M.Borsari, CA. Bortolotti
“Surface Immobilized His-tagged Azurin as a Model Interface for the Investigation of Vectorial Electron Transfer in Biological Systems”
Electrochimica Acta 2015, 178, 638-646
C. Bonaccorso, F. De Rossi, M. Panigati, CG. Fortuna, G. Forte, TM. Brown, G. M. Farinola, G. Musumarra
“Metal-free synthesis of bisthiophene – core donor acceptor organic photosensitizers for dye – sensitized solar cells”
Tetrahedron, 2015 71, 7260 - 7266
R.R. Tangorra, A. Operamolla, F. Milano, OH. Omar, J. Henrard, R. Comparelli, F. Italiano, A. Agostiano, V. De Leo, R. Marotta, A. Falqui, G. M. Farinola, M.Trotta
“Assembly of a photosynthetic reaction center with ABA tri-block polymersomes: highlights on protein localization”
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2015, 14, 1844-1852
De Giglio, E; Bonifacio, MA; Cometa, S; Vona, D; Mattioli-Belmonte, M; Dicarlo, M ; Ceci, E; Fino, V ;Cicco, SR; Farinola, GM
" Exploiting a new glicerol-based copolymer as a aroute to wound healing: Synthesis, characterization and biocompatibility assessment"
Colloids and surface b-biointerfaces, 2015, 136, 600-611
S. R. Cicco, M. Ambrico, P. F. Ambrico, T. M. Mastropasqua, A. Cardone, T. Ligonzo, R. d Mundo, C. Giannini, T. Sibillano, G. M. Farinola, P. Manini, A. Napolitano, V. Criscuolo, M. D'Ischia
" A water – soluble eumelanin polymer with typicasl polyelectrolyte behaviour by triethyleneglycol N-functionalization"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3, 2810-2816
S. Casilini, M. Berto, C. A. Bortolotti, G. Foschi, A. Operamolla, M. Di Lauro, Omar H. Omar , A. Liscio, L. Pasquali, M. Montecchi, G. M. Farinola, M. Borsari
" Electrowetting of nitro-functionalized oligoarylene thiols self-assembled on polycrystalline gold"
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 3902-3909
S. R. Cicco, D. Vona, E. De Giglio, S. Cometa, M. Mattioli-Belmonte, F. Palumbo, R. Ragni, G. M. Farinola
"Chemically modified diatoms biosilica for bone cells growth with combined drug delivery and antioxidant properties"
Chem Plus Chem (Wiley – VCH), 2015, 80, 1104-1112
E.D. Glowacki, R.R. Tangorra, H. Coskun, D. Farka, A. Operamolla, Y. Kanbur, F. Milano, L. Giotta, G. M. Farinola, N.S. Sariciftci
"Bioconjugation of hydrogen-bonded organic semiconductors with functional proteins"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 2015, 3, 6554-6564
A. Operamolla, R. Ragni, F. Milano, Y. Kanbur, F. Milano, R.R. Tangorra, A. Antonucci, A. Agostiano, M. Trotta, G. M. Farinola
"Garnishing" the photosynthetic bacterial reaction center for bioelectronics2
Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 2015, 25, 6471-6478
M. Ambrico, P.F. Ambrico, T. Ligonzo, A. Cardone, S. R. Cicco, M. D'Ischia, G. M. Farinola
"From commercial tyrosine polymers to a tailored polydopamine platform: concepts, issues and challenges en route to melanin-based bioelectronics"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 2015, 25, 6413-6423
W. Mroz, R. Ragni, F. Galeotti, E. Mesto, C. Botta, L. De Cola, G. M. Farinola, U. Giovanella
"Influence of electronic and steric effects of substituted ligands coordinated to Ir(III) complexes on the solution processed OLED properties"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 2015, 28, 7506-7512
G. Marzano, D. Kotowski, F. Babudri, A. Pellegrino, R. Musio, S. Luzzati, R. Po, G. M. Farinola
"Tin-free synthesis of a ternary random copolymer for BHJ solar cells: Direct (Hetero)Arylation versus Stille Polymerization"
Macromolecules , 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01676
M. Ambrico, P. F. Ambrico, A. Cardone, S.R. Cicco, F. Palumbo, T. Ligonzo, R. Di Mundo, V. Petta, V. Augelli, P. Favia, G. M. Farinola
"Melanin –like polymer layered on a nanotextutered silicon surface for a Hybrid biomimetic interface"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 573-582
V. Sgobba, G. Giancane, D. Cannoletta, A. Operamolla, Omar H. Omar, G. M. Farinola, D.M. Guldi, L. Valli
"Langmuir –Schaefer films for aligned carbon nanotubes functionalized with a conjugate polymer and photoelectrochemical response enhancement"
Acs Applied Materials & Interfacec, 2014, 6, 153-158
C. Martinelli, A. Cardone, V. Pinto, T. M. Mastropasqua, M. L. D'arienzo, E. Mesto, E. Schingaro, F. Scordari, F. Naso, R. Musio, G. M. Farinola
"Synthesis and structure of conjugated molecules with the benzofulvene core"
Organic Letters, 2014, 16, 3424-3427
E. Fanizza, C. Urso, V. Pinto, R. Ragni, N. Depalo, M. L. Curri, A. Agostiano, G. M. Farinola, M. Striccoli
"Single white light emitting hybrid nonoarchitectures besed on functionalized quantum dots"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 5286-5291
G. Giancane, S. Bettini, R. Pagano, A. Operamolla, Omar H. Omar, F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, L. Valli
"Discrimination of mercuric ions in piezoelectric sensors with a conjugated polymeric active layer"
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2014,14, 6732-6737
C . Martinelli, U. Giovanella, A. Cardone, S. Destri, G. M. Farinola
" A white emitting poly (phenylenevinylene)"
Polymer, 2014,55, 5125-5131
G. Marzano, C. V. Ciasca, F. Babudri, G. Bianchi, A. Pellegrino, R. Po, G. M. Farinola
" Organomettalic approaches to conjugated polymers for plastic solar cells: from laboratory synthesis to industrial production"
European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014, issue 30, 6583-6614
S.Casallini, M. Berto, F. leonardi, A. Operamolla, C. A. Bortolotti, M. Borsari, W. Sun, R. Di Felice, S. Corni, C. Albonetti, Omar H. Omar, G. M. Farinola, F. Biscarini
"Self-assembly of mono- and bidentate oligoarylene thiols anto polycrystalline Au"
Langmuir, 2013, 29, 13198-13208
E. Dilonardo, A. Cardone, C. Martinelli , M. M. Giangregorio, M. Losurdo, P. Capezzuto, G. M. Farinola, F. Babudria, F. Naso, G. Bruno
“Interplay between solid-state organization and optical properties of thin films of poly-arylene-vinylene and -difluorinated vinylene: Fullerene blends”
Synth. Met. 2012, 161, 2607-2611
A. Cardone, C. Martinelli, F. Babudri, F. Naso, V. Pinto and G. M. Farinola
“Synthesis of fluorinated (electro)luminescent arylenevinylene oligomers and polymers”
Current Organic Synthesis, 2012, 9, 150-162
S. Bettini, L. Valli, A. Santino, C. Martinelli, G.M. Farinola, A. Cardone, V. Sgobba, G. Giancane
“Spectroscopic investigations, characterization and chemical sensor application of composite Langmuir-Schafer films of anthocyanins and oligophenylenevinylene derivatives”
Dyes and Pigments, 2012, 94, 156-162
S. Casalini, F. Leonardi, C.A. Bortolotti, A. Operamolla, O. Hassan Omar, L. Paltrinieri, C. Albonetti, G.M. Farinola, F. Biscarini
“Mono/bidentate thiol oligoarylene-based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) for interface engineering”
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 12155-12163 DOI: 10.1039/c2jm30838j
M. Ambrico, P.F. Ambrico, T. Ligonzo, A. Cardone, S.R. Cicco, A. Lavizzera, V. Augelli, G.M. Farinola
“Memory-like behavior as a feature of electrical signals transmission in melanin-like bio-polymers”
Applied Physics Letters 2012, 100, 253702-1 / 253702-5
A. Cardone, F. Lopez, F. Affortunato, G. Busco, A. M. Hofer, R. Mallamaci, C. Martinelli, M. Colella, G. M. Farinola
“An aryleneethynylene fluorophore for cell membrane staining”
Biochimica and Biophysica Acta: Biomembranes 2012, 1818, 2808-2817
F. Milano, R. R. Tangorra, O. Hassan Omar, R. Ragni, A. Operamolla, A. Agostiano, G. M. Farinola, M. Trotta
“Enhancing the Light Harvesting Capability of a Photosynthetic Reaction Center by a Tailored Molecular Fluorophore”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 11019 –11023
G. Pescitelli, O. Hassan Omar, A. Operamolla, G. M. Farinola and Lorenzo Di Bari
“Chiroptical Properties of Glucose-Substituted Poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s in Solution and Aggregate State”
Macromolecules 2012, 45, 9626−9630
Alessandra Operamolla, Roberta Ragni, Omar H. Omar, Giuliano Iacobellis, Antonio Cardone, Francesco Babudri and Gianluca M. Farinola
“Synthesis of Functionalized Aryleneethynylene Oligomers and Polymers for Organic Electronics by Pd-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions”
Current Organic Synthesis 2012, 9, 764-778
O. Hassan Omar, F. Babudri, G.M. Farinola, F. Naso, A. Operamolla
O. Hassan Omar, F. Babudri, G.M. Farinola, F. Naso, A. Operamolla, A. Pedone
“Synthesis of D-Glucose and L-Phenylalanine Substituted Phenylene-Thiophene Oligomers”
Tetrahedron2011, 67, 486-494
A. Operamolla, G.M. Farinola
“Molecular and Supramolecular Architectures of Organic Semiconductors for Field Effect Transistor Devices and Sensors: a Synthetic Chemical Perspective”
European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2011, 423-450
G.M. Farinola, R. Ragni
“Electroluminescent Materials for White Organic Light Emitting Diodes”
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 3467-3482
S.R. Cicco, G.M. Farinola, C. Martinelli, F. Naso, M. Tiecco
“Pd-promoted homocoupling reactions of unsaturated silanes in aqueous micelles”
European Journal of Organic Chemsitry 2010, 12, 2275-2279
G. Bruno, F. Babudri, A. Operamolla, G.V. Bianco, M. Losurdo, M.M. Gangregorio, O. Hassan Omar, F. Mavelli, G.M. Farinola, P. Capezzuto, F. Naso
“Tailoring density and optical and thermal behaviour of gold surfaces and nanoparticles exploiting aromatic dithiols”
Langmuir2010, 26, 8430-8440
G. M. Farinola, A. Cardone, F. Babudri, C. Martinelli, F. Naso, G. Bruno and M. Losurdo “Fluorinated Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s: Synthesis and Optical Properties of an Intriguing Class of Luminescent Polymers”
Materials2010, 3, 3077-3091
G. Giancane, A. Ruland, V. Sgobba, D. Manno, A. Serra, G.M. Farinola, O. Hassan Omar, D.M. Guldi, L. Valli
“Aligning single-wall carbon nanotubes by means of Langmuir–Blodgett film deposition – optical, morphological and photoelectrochemical studies”
Advanced Functional Materials2010, 20, pag 2481-2488
G.M. Farinola, O. Hassan Omar, A. Operamolla, F. Babudri
“ Synthesis of organic semiconductors functionalized with biological molecules”
ISIE 2010, 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics CDROM Proceedings 2010 pag. 505-5010.
M. Ambrico, A. Cardone, T. Ligonzo, V. Augelli, P.F. Ambrico, S. Cicco, G.M. Farinola, M. Filannino, G. Perna, V. Capozzi
“Hysteresis-type current-voltage characteristics in Au/eumelanin/ITO/glass structure: Towards melanin based memory devices”
Organic Electronics2010, 11, 1809-1814
G.M. Farinola, F. Babudri, A. Cardone, O. Hassan Omar, C. Martinelli, F. Naso, V. Pinto, R. Ragni
“Synthesis of fluorinated organic and organometallic electroluminescent materials: tuning emission in the blue”
Advances in Science and Technology 2010, 75, 108-117
R. Ragni, E. Orselli, G. S. Kottas, O. Hassan Omar, F. Babudri, A. Pedone, F. Naso, G.M. Farinola, L. De Cola
“Iridium(III) complexes with sulfonyl and fluorine substituents: synthesis, stereochemistry and effect of functionalization on their photophysical properties”
Chemistry: A European Journal 2009, 15, 132-148
M. Losurdo, M.M. Giangregorio, P. Capezzuto, A. Cardone, C. Martinelli, G.M. Farinola, F. Babudri, F. Naso G. Bruno
“Blue gap PPV with fluorinated double bonds: interplay between supramolecular organization and optical properties in thin films”
Advanced Materials2009, 21, 1-6
M. Piacenza, D. Comoretto, M. Burger, V. Morandi, F. Marabelli, C. Martinelli, G.M. Farinola, A. Cardone, G. Gigli, F. Della Sala
“ Raman spectra of poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s with fluorinated vinylene units: evidence of inter-ring distorsion”
ChemPhysChem.2009, 10, in press
F. Babudri, G.M. Farinola, F. Naso
“Organometallic strategies for the synthesis of conjugated oligomers”
F. Babudri, A. Cardone, G. M. Farinola, C. Martinelli, R. Mendichi, F. Naso, M. Striccoli
“Synthesis of poly(arylenevinylene)s with fluorinated vinylene units”
European Journal of Organic Chemistry2008, 1977-1982
M. Piacenza, F. Della Sala, G. M. Farinola, C. Martinelli, G. Gigli
“Large Blue-Shift in the Optical Spectra of Fluorinated Polyphenylenevinylenes. A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Study”
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112, 2996-3004
F. Babudri, D. De Palma, G. M. Farinola, R. Ragni, F. Naso
“Synthesis of functionalized anthraquinones via coupling reactions of 2,6-diiodo-1,5-dioctyloxy-9,10-anthraquinone”
Synthesis2008, 8, 1227-1232
F. Babudri, A. Cardone, L. De Cola, G. M. Farinola, G. K. Kottas, C. Martinelli, F. Naso
“Synthesis of oligoarylenevinylenes with fluorinated double bonds”
Synthesis2008, 10, 1580-1588
L. Torsi, G. M. Farinola, F. Marinelli, M. C. Tanese, O. Hassan Omar, L. Valli, F. Babudri, F. Palmisano, P. G. Zambonin, F. Naso
“A Sensitivity-enhanced field-effect chiral sensor”
Nature Materials2008, 7, 412-417 (supplementary information sul sito web: www.nature.com/naturematerials, pagg. S1-S16
F. Babudri, A. Cardone, T. Cassano, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso, R. Tommasi
“Synthesis and optical properties of a poly(2’5’-dioctyloxy-4,4’,4’’-terphenylenevinylene) with high content of (Z) vinylene units”
Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2008, 693, 2631-2636
M. C. Tanese, B. Pignataro, G. M. Farinola, D. Colangiuli, L. Valli, L. Giotta, S. Conoci, F. Marinelli, E. Ieva, F. Babudri, F. Naso, L. Sabbatini, P. G. Zambonin, L. Torsi
“Nanostructured depth-profile and field-effect properties of poly(alkoxyphenylene-thienylene) Langmuir-Shäfer thin-films”
Thin Solid Films 2008, 516, 3263-3269
G.M. Farinola, F. Babudri, A. Cardone, O. Hassan Omar, F. Naso
"Synthesis of substituted conjugated polymers: Tuning properties by functionalization”
Pure and Applied Chemistry2008, 80, 1735-1746
M. Losurdo, M.M. Giangregorio, P. Capezzuto, G. Bruno, F. Babudri, A. Cardone, C. Martinelli, G.M. Farinola, , F. Naso, M. Büchel
“Impact of fluorinated vinylene units on supramolecular organization and optical properties of poly(p-phenylenedifluorovinylene)s thin films as a class of blue band gap conjugated polymers”
Polymer 2008, 49, 4133-4140
F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso, R. Ragni
“Fluorinated organic materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications: the role of the fluorine atom”
Chemical Communications 2007, 1003-1022
M. C. Tanese, O. Hassan Omar, L. Torsi, F. Marinelli, D. Colangiuli, G. M. Farinola, F. Babudri, F. Naso, L. Sabbatini and P. G. Zambonin
“A poly(phenyleneethynylene) polymer bearing amino acid substituents as active layer in enantioselective solid-state sensors”
Proceedings of SPIE, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics II, 2006, 6192, 61921E/1-61921E/6
F. Babudri, G. Bilancia, A. Cardone, P. Coppo, L. De Cola, G. M. Farinola, J. W. Hofstraat, F. Naso
“Photochemical tuning of light emission in a conjugated polymer containing norbornadiene units in the main chain”
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2007, 6, 361-364.
F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso, R. Ragni, G. Spina
“A Novel stereoselective synthesis of symmetrical (1E,3E)-1,4-Diarylbuta-1,3-dienes”
Synthesis 2007, 19, 3088-3092
F. Babudri, S. R. Cicco, G. M. Farinola, L. C. Lopez, F. Naso, V. Pinto
“A Novel cyclization reaction between 2,3-bis(trimethylsilyl)buta-1,3-diene and acyl chlorides with straightforward formation of polysubstituted furans”
Chemical Communications2007, 3756-3758
R. Ragni, E. A. Plummer, K. Brunner, J. W. Hofstraat, F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso, L. De ColaR. Ragni, E. A. Plummer, K. Brunner, J. W. Hofstraat, F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso, L. De Cola
“Blue emitting iridium complexes: synthesis, photophysics and phosphorescent devices”
Journal of Materials Chemistry2006, 16, 1161-1170
M. C. Tanese, G. M. Farinola, B. Pignataro, L. Valli, L. Giotta, S. Conoci, P. Lang, D. Colangiuli, F. Babudri, F. Naso, L. Sabbatini, P. G. Zambonin, L. Torsi
“Poly(alkoxyphenylene-thienylene) Langmuir-Shäfer thin films for advanced performance transistors”
Chemistry of Materials,2006, 18, 778-784.
F. Babudri, A. Cardone, C. T. Cioffi, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso, R. Ragni
“A straightforward methodology for the introduction of aryl and vinyl substituents in the 5 or 7 position of 8-hydroxyquinoline”
Synthesis2006, 8, 1325-1332
F. Babudri, D. Colangiuli, L. Di Bari, G. M. Farinola, O. Hassan Omar, F. Naso, G. Pescitelli
“Synthesis and chiroptical characterization of an amino acid functionalized dialkoxypoly(p-phenyleneethynylene)”
Macromolecules2006, 39, 5206-5212
T. Yohannes, H. Neugebauer, G. M. Farinola, C. Winder, F. Babudri, A. Cardone, F. Naso, N. S. Sariciftci
“Vibrational spectroscopic study of a push-pull substituted fluorinated poly(p- phenylenevinylene) copolymer”
Synthetic Metals2005, 152, 149-152
F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso
“Synthesis of conjugated oligomers and polymers: the organometallic way”
Journal of Materials Chemistry2004, 14, 11-34
D. Pisignano, L. Persano, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli, F. Babudri, G. M. Farinola, F. Naso
“Soft molding lithography of conjugated polymers”
Applied Physics Letters2004, 84, 1365-1367
A. Petrella, M. Tamborra, P. D. Cozzoli, M. L. Curri, M. Striccoli, P. Cosma, G. M. Farinola, F. Babudri, F. Naso, A. Agostiano
“TiO2 nanocrystals-MEH-PPV composite thin films as photoactive material”
Thin Solid Films2004, 451-452, 64-68
M. C. Tanese, L. Torsi, N. Cioffi, L. A. Zotti, D. Colangiuli, G. M. Farinola, F. Babudri, F. Naso, M. M. Giangregorio, L. Sabbatini, P. G. Zambonin
“Poly(phenyleneethynylene) polymers bearing glucose substituents as promising active layers in enantioselective chemiresistors”
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical2004, 100, 17-21
G. M. Farinola, M. C. Tanese, L. Torsi, D. Colangiuli, S. Conoci, L. Valli, S. Casilli, B. Pignataro, F. Babudri, F. Naso, P. G. Zambonin
“Tailored Conjugated Polymer Langmuir-Schäfer Thin Films in Sensing Transistors”
Proceedings of SPIE, Organic Field Effect Transistors III, 2004, 5522, 36-40.
F. Babudri, F. Naso, D. Colangiuli, G.M. Farinola, R. Rella, R. Tafuro, L. Valli
“Chemical sensors based on electroactive polymers: first example of the us
1) Development of synthetic methods for polyconjugated materials
We have developed over the years a number of Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling protocols for the synthesis of p-conjugated compounds (oligomers and polymers). Many of these methods are based on vinylsilanes, which are characterized by high stability and low toxicity. We have used such versatile reactions to synthesize extended polyenic chains and also several classes of conjugated polymers e.g. poly(phenylenevinylene)s (PPVs), poly(aryleneethynylene)s (PPEs) and poly(arylene)s.
We have also demonstrated the feasibility of some of these reactions in aqueous environment.
2) Synthesis of conjugated polymers and organometallic complexes for OLEDs
We synthesize several classes of electroluminescent polymers, and particularly poly(phenylenevinylene)s. A special expertise of our group is the synthesis of conjugated polymers, small molecules and organometallic complexes with selectively fluorinated backbone.
Fluorination is a convenient structural modification to increase the stability of conjugated materials against photooxidation and to tune the emission color over all the visible spectrum. On this topic, we have also collaborated with industrial partners, and especially with Philips research in Eindhoven and Aachen.
3) Polymers for photovoltaics
We have developed functional polymers for bulk heterojunction solar cells based on different heteroarylene systems also conjugated with double bonds. Fluorination has been also explored in this context as a structural modification able to improve the performances of the resulting materials.
4) Functional conjugated polymers for self-assembly and organic electronics
Introduction of sulfur atoms, and particularly thiol groups, on conjugated backbones generates organic semiconductors endowed with self-assembling ability on various metallic substrates for application in organic electronics. Self-assembly of conjugated polymers with carbon nanotubes have also been investigated in this context.
5) Synthesis of chiral conjugated polymers
Functionalization of conjugated polymers with small enantiopure bio-molecules, such as monosaccarides or amino acids, induces chiral supramolecular architectures in the solid state and results in a new generation of materials for high performance enantioselective sensors.
6) Applications of conjugated molecules in biology and new bio-organic hybrid architectures
More recent investigations in our laboratories deal with the use of conjugated molecules and polymers in biology. These studies range from the demonstration of suitability of simple arylenethynylene motifs as new selective fluorophores for cell membrane staining, to the elaboration of more complex hybrid surpamolecular architectures with components of photosynthetic organisms.
7) Smart material from diatom photosynthetic organisms
Recently, we are investigating on the possibility to use material from mesoporous diatom biosilica whose application range to biomedicine to photonics. In particular, the functionalization of the microalgal material can be achieved in vitro by chemical modification but also in vivo, exploit the biomineralization process of the shell. Depending on the shell decoration, this biohybrid materials show interesting photonic properties or result suitable for tissue regeneration.
Editorial boards and reviewing
Reviewer of the Italian Ministery for Research and ERC projects
Gianluca Farinola’s research group