Attività Formativa 2021-2022 (dal XXXVIII ciclo)
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|n.||Denominazione dell’insegnamento||Numero di ore totali sull’intero ciclo||Descrizione del corso|
|1.||EPR Spectroscopy: therory and applications||15||Lecturer: Prof. Eugenio Garribba (UNISS)
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge and possible applications of EPR spectroscopy to organic radical and paramagnetic metal complexes.
|2.||Biomass conversion and biorefinery||10||Lecturer: Prof. Elisabetta Rombi (UNICA)
Renewable resources, their use and their modification are involved in many important processes that significantly affect the daily life. In particular, renewable resources are crucial in searching for alternatives
|3.||Molecular Modelling||20||Lecturer: PhD Francesca Mocci (UNICA)
Introduction to Molecular Mechanical Force Fields: Inter and intramolecular interactions, Conceptual models to build a force field. Brief historical notes. Force field Parameters. Typical force fields for different chemical systems.
|4.||Light Scattering Techniques||10||Lecturer: Prof. Andrea Salis (UNICA)
The course has the purpose to allow the PhD student to use light scattering techniques autonomously for the characterization of his/her own samples. The course will initially recall the main concepts of colloidal systems and their stability in polar solvents (Brownian motion, electrokinetic theory, DLVO theory) and of light scattering theories (Rayleigh theory, Mie theory). Then, the light scattering techniques will be presented paying attention to the information obtainable by each technique, that is: virial coefficients and average molecular mass (static light scattering); electrophoretic mobility and zeta potential (electrophoretic light scattering); diffusion coefficients and hydrodynamic diameter (dynamic light scattering). In the practical part of the course the students will analyse their own samples with SLS, DLS and ELS techniques. They will be trained to the interpretation of the obtained results like, for example, to understand the difference among different particle size distributions obtained in intensity/volume/number modalities.
|5.||Photocatalysis in Organic Synthesis: principles and applications||10||Lecturer: Prof. Francesco Secci (UNICA)
The course will focus on the development and use of modern photochemistry and photocatalysis processes (from technological applications to organic synthesis), with particular attention to the use of visible light.
|6.||Mass Spectrometry||15||Lecturer: Prof. Enzo Cadoni (UNICA)
Purposes and utilities. Fundamental principles, ionization methods and sources, analyzers and detectors. Fragmentation pathways. Basic of sample introduction. Hard and soft techniques. Gas/mass. Mass liquid (Electrospray). High resolution mass spectrometry and tandem mass. Hybrid
Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry-Niessen.
|7.||Thermal Analysis Techniques for Characterization of Micro- and Nanomaterials||10||Lecturer: Prof. Guido Ennas (UNICA)
Thermal analysis techniques (introduction)
|8.||Green Organic Chemistry: advanced tools for sustainable organic synthesis||10||Lecturer: Prof. Andrea Porcheddu (UNICA)
Chemistry, such as science and industry, has played and still has a key role in the development and
|9.||Computational Inorganic Chemistry||15||Lecturer: Prof. Massimiliano Arca (UNICA)
Chimica computazionale. Modellazione e simulazione. Approssimazione orbitalica, di Born-Oppenheimer e LCAO-MO. Metodi di struttura elettronica. Teoria Hartree-Fock. Periodicità, energia di ionizzazione, teorema di Koopmans. Richiami su diagrammi di Orbitali Molecolari per molecole/ioni biatomici mono- ed eteronucleari. Trattazione MO di molecole polinucleari (acqua, ammoniaca, fosfina). Convergenza: Self Consistent Field (SCF). Set di base. Potenziali relativistici (ECP). Metodi semiempirici. Metodi post-HF. Famiglie di metodi convergenti. Metodi basati sulla
|10.||Durability of metallic materials – study with electrochemical methods||15||Lecturer: Prof. Bernhard Elsener (UNICA)
The PhD course shall provide the fundamentals of electrochemistry necessary for
|11.||Approach to synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanomaterials||10||Lecturers: Prof. Davide Peddis, PhD Valentina Mameli (UNIGE, UNICA)
A physical property depends on the size of an object, if its size is comparable to a dimension relevant to that property. In magnetism typical sizes – as for example the dimension of magnetic domains or lengths of
|12.||Study of textural properties of solids by physical adsorption of nitrogen||15||Lecturer: PhD Maria Giorgia Cutrufello (UNICA)
Surface area and porosity are very important characteristics of solids, especially when used as sorbents or catalysts. Such textural properties can be studied by means of physical adsorption of gases. After an introduction on textural properties of powders and porous solids and on the
|13.||Synthesis, characterization and applications of metal nanoparticles||20||Lecturer: Prof. Serenella Medici (UNISS)
During the past twenty years, nanotechnologies have been one of the leading topics in advanced research due to the versatility and vast opportunities of application of nanomaterials, going from
|14.||Powder X-ray diffraction: from the synthesis of new phases to their recognition up to their structural refinement||15||Lecturer: Prof. Stefano Enzo (UNISS)
From the theoretical standpoint we start with the basics of Crystallography by analyzing and classifying
|15.||Ab-initio structure solution from X-ray Powder data||15||Lecturer: Prof. Stefano Enzo (UNISS)
Structure solution from powder diffraction data is closing the remaining gap between indexing and Rietveld refinement. This approach may represent an obliged step when the chemists synthesizes a single phase powdered substance without the possibility to grow a “single crystal” to be submitted to the classical X-ray procedure. With a powder the X-ray experiment supply a one dimensional reciprocal space image of a 3-D representation. The steps back to the 3-D reciprocal space are obtained throughout the indexing approach, for which several programs free-of-charge were made available from literature of powder crystallography.
|16.||Theory of Interfaces and Surface Forces||15||Lecturer: Prof. Drew Parsons (UNICA)
This course introduces concepts from statistical mechanics and quantum electrodynamics that lie behind our understanding of the behaviour of interfaces. We discuss adsorption of ions, origins of the van der Waals force, stabilisation of thin films, and forces between particles and surfaces. Topics covered include the role of the chemical potential of ions
|17.||Analytical Methods for characterization of Nanostructured Materials||15||Lecturer: Prof. Antonella Rossi (UNICA)
The lectures and the laboratory exercises will take place either in February 2023 or in
|18.||Synthesis and reactivity of strained carbocycles||10||Lecturer: Prof. Angelo Frongia (UNICA)
The past few years have seen remarkable advances in the development of synthetic
|19.||The drugs used and the new molecules proposed for cancers and rare diseases of the brain||10||Lecturer: Prof. Antonio Carta (UNISS)
Regarding cancers will be described the tissue tumors, the antineoplastic agents including their chemicalstructures and their mechanism of action and supportive care.
|20.||The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for the surface characterization of materials: theory and practice.||15||Lecturer: Prof. Marzia Fantauzzi (UNICA)
This course provides the basics of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; special attention will be devoted to and to present the information achievable by this technique, starting by its application for the surface characterization of materials with application in materials science, environmental chemistry and cultural heritage.
If it will be possible, the PhD students will be involved also in laboratory practice: they will deal with the sample preparation for the XPS analyses, with the data recording and with data analysis and interpretation
|21.||Chemometrics||10||Lecturer: Prof. Tiziana Pivetta (UNICA)
Introduction to the course. Statistics and errors. Data pretreatment. Optimization methods: OVAT
|22.||Soft matter-based nano-assemblies: basic knowledge and characterization||10||Lecturer: Prof. Sergio Murgia (UNICA)
The topic of this class will be on different types of soft matter-based nano-structures,possibly useful for nanomedicine applications, with a special emphasis on non-lamellarliquid crystalline nanoparticles. Following an initial discussion on what these kinds of nano-structures are, and with the help of examples taken from the literature, teaching will focuson the ways of preparation and physicochemical characterizations typically adopted forthese formulations, mainly when prepared in the form of nanoparticles. In addition, it willbe described how the use of self-diffusion coefficients extracted by NMR experiments canbe used to clarify the internal structure of several nano-assemblies. These subjects will be discussed from a theoretical and experimental point of view (laboratory)_
|23.||Corso sulla sicurezza||12||A cura del Servizio di Prevenzione e Protezione (UNICA, UNISS)
Si tratta di un corso di interesse
|24.||Advanced NMR spectroscopy||20||Lecturer: Prof. Mariano Andrea Scorciapino (UNICA)
The course mainly deals with nuclear magnetic resonance in solution. The basic concepts
|25.||Methods for characterization of air pollutants||15||Lecturer: Prof. Davide Atzei (UNICA)
The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge on the mainsources of air pollution, the most important analytical techniques aimed atquantifying pollutants and the aspects related to the collection of samples.Topics_ organic pollutants and photochemical smog, air quality, airborneParticulate Matter, analysis and monitoring of air pollutants, indoor andoutdoor pollution, current legislation, methods and tools used in automaticdetection units. During the course, an indoor sample will be collected and all the steps tomeasure the sample amount will be shown.Surface characterization using XPSTechnique will be shown.
|26.||Trace elements in agri-food production||5||Lecturer: Prof. Gavino Sanna (UNISS)
The determination of trace elements or ultra-trace elements in agri-food products is relevant to the verification of food safety and authenticity. In this context, ICPMS is the preferred instrumental approach for its analytic performance, versatility and popularity. After a brief presentation of the technique, we will focus on the key points in the development of the ICPMS analytical methods. Applications on some foods produced in Sardinia will therefore be presented.
|27.||Sol -gel and nanomaterials||20||Lecturer: Proff. Plinio Innocenzi, Luca Malfatti (UNISS)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the sol-gel process with theoretical lectures and didactic experiments. The course initially introduces the sol-gel process from colloidal suspensions. It then analyzes the so-called alkoxide route and control of reaction kinetics, the effect of pH and H2O/alkoxide ratio, multioxide systems, control of reaction kinetics, thermal drying, and sintering processes. A special section is also devoted to organic-inorganic hybrid systems, polymerization and copolymerization processes. Finally, some basics on mesoporous materials and nanocomposites are provided. After the chemical part, the course focuses on the transformation of sols into thin films (dip- and spin-coating), monoliths (membranes and aerogles) and nanoparticles (aerosols or precipitation).
In addition to lectures, students will be involved in the synthesis of sol-gel materials and will learn about common equipment, working conditions and classical formulations. They will also have the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of characterization techniques such as FTIR, UV-Visible and Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, ellipsometry, photoluminescence, dynamic light scattering, etc.
|28.||Mechanochemistry: principles and applications||10||Lecturer: Gabriele Mulas (UNISS)
The use of mechanical input to promote chemical transformation dates back to ancient times and it is strictly related to the development of activities of human beens: in prehistorical times this was probably the simplest available way to activate temperature rise and combustion processes.
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Corsi Avanzati per Dottorandi
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1. Metodi analitici per la caratterizzazione di materiali nanostrutturati (3CFR, 15 ore) Abstract
Docente/Lecturer: Prof. Antonella Rossi (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. Diffrazione di raggi X per polveri: dalla sintesi di nuove fasi, al loro riconoscimento fino al raffinamento strutturale
(3CFR, 15 ) Abstract
Docente/Lecturer: Prof. Stefano Enzo (email: email@example.com)
3. Chimica Inorganica Computazionale (3 CFR, 15 ore)
Docente/Lecturer Prof. Massimiliano Arca ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Chimica Supramolecolare Inorganica (3CFR, 15 ore)
Docente/Lecturer: Prof. Carla Aragoni (email: email@example.com)
5. Metodi per la caratterizzazione di inquinanti atmosferici (3CFR, 15 ore) (Abstract)
Docente/Teacher: Prof. Davide Atzei ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
6. Approach to synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanomaterials (2CFR, 10 ore) (abstract-course_cannas-peddis)
Docente/teacher: Dott.ssa Valentina Mameli e Prof. Davide Peddis UNIGE ( email: email@example.com; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
7. Metodi elettrochimici per lo studio della durabilità dei materiali (3CFR, 15 ore) Abstract
Docente/Teacher: Prof. Bernhard Elsener (email: email@example.com)
8. I farmaci impiegati e le nuove molecole proposte per le neoplasie e le malattie rare cerebrali (2 CRF, 10 ore) Abstract
Docente/teacher: Prof Antonio Carta (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
9. Advanced NMR spectroscopy (4CRF, 20 ore) abstract-advanced-nmr
Docente/teacher: Dott. Mariano Andrea Scorciapino (email: email@example.com)
10. Enantioselective protonation (2CFR, 10 ore). Abstract
Docente/Teacher: Prof. Angelo Frongia (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
11. La spettroscopia EPR: teoria e applicazioni (3 CFR, 15 ore) Programma EPR
Docente/teacher: Prof. Eugenio Garribba (email: email@example.com
12. Soft Matter: from basic knowledge to smart applications (2 CFR, 10 ore) Abstract
Docente/teacher: Prof. Sergio Murgia ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
13. La bioraffineria (3 CFR, 15 ore) Abstract
Docente/teacher: Prof.ssa Elisabetta Rombi (email: email@example.com)
14. Study of textural properties of solids by physical adsorption of nitrogen (2 CFR, 10 ore) Proprietà tessiturali dei solidi_Cutrufello
Docente/teacher: Dott.ssa M. Giorgia Cutrufello (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
15. Thermal Analysis Techniques for Characterization of Micro and Nanomaterials (2 CFR, 10 ore) Tecniche di analisi termica_Guido Ennas
Docente/Teacher: Prof. Guido Ennas (email: email@example.com)
16. Advances in organometallic chemistry: from the development of new ligand and catalysts to their application in organic synthesis (2CFR, 10 ore) Advances in organometallic chemistry_Secci
Docente/teacher: Dott. Francesco Secci (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
17. Green Organic Chemistry: advanced tools for sustainable organic synthesis (2CFR, 10 ore) Green Organic Chemistry- Porcheddu
Docente/Teacher: Prof. Andrea Porcheddu (email: email@example.com)
18. Dynamic Light Scattering (2 CFR, 10 ore) – Abstract
Docente/Teacher: Prof. Andrea Salis (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
19. Sol-gel e nanomaterials (4 CFR, 20 ore) Sol gel and nanomaterials -Malfatti
Docenti/Teachers: Prof. Luca Malfatti, Prof. Plinio Innocenti (email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
20. Synthesis, characterization and applications of metal nanoparticles
(4 CFR, 20 ore) Abstract
Docenti/Teachers: Prof. ssa Serenella Medici (email: email@example.com)