Oxidative stress generated by irradiation of a zinc(II) phthalocyanine induces a dual apoptotic and necrotic response in melanoma cells

2019 / Apoptosis

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin carcinoma, highly resistant to traditional therapies. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive therapeutic …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Synthesis and application of reversible fluorescent photochromic molecules based on tetraphenylethylene and photochromic groups

2018 / New Journal of Chemistry

Tetraphenylethylene-naphthopyran (TPE-NP) and tetraphenylethylene-spirooxazine (TPE-SO) with conjugated photochromic groups and fluorophores were designed and synthesized. Both of them exhibit the …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Facile synthesis of exfoliated graphitic carbon nitride for photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin under solar irradiation

2019 / Journal of Materials Science

Exfoliated g-C3N4 nanoparticles prepared by a green route (an aqueous bi-thermal method) were characterized by techniques such as XRD, UV-VDRS, FESEM, …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Multiple-strain probiotics appear to be more effective in improving the growth performance and health status of white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, than single probiotic strains

2019 / Fish & Shellfish Immunology

The probiotic efficiencies of the mixed probiotics containing Lactobacillus pentosusBD6, Lac. fermentum LW2, Bacillus subtilis E20, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae P13 for shrimp growth and health status improvement were better than those when using …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Quantum confinement chemistry of CdS QDs plus hot electron of Au over TiO2 nanowire protruding to be encouraging photocatalyst towards nitrophenol conversion and ciprofloxacin degradation

2019 / Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering

Solar light harvesting science is ascertained to be the topmost effective green technique in alleviating environmental pollutants. In this respect, …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

4-(4,5-Diphenyl-1H-imidazole-2-yl)-N,N-dimethylaniline-Cu(II) complex, a highly selective probe for glutathione sensing in water-acetonitrile mixtures

2018 / Dyes and Pigments

The imidazole derivative 4-(4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-N,N-dimethylaniline (probe 1) formed a highly coloured and non-emissive 1:1 stoichiometry complex with Cu(II) in water-acetonitrile 1:1 …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD