Enhanced luminescent properties of Ca3−xTbxZrSi2O9+x/2 phosphors by Al3+ doping into the Zr4+ site in the host lattice

2014 / Journal of Luminescence

Green-emitting Ca3−xTbxZr1−yAlySi2O9+(x–y)/2 (0.05≤x≤0.20, 0≤y≤0.07) phosphors were synthesized in a single phase form by the conventional solid-state reaction method and their photoluminescent …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Influence of Al3+ Doping into the Zr4+ Site on the Photoluminescence Properties of Ca3-xEuxZrSi2O9+x/2 Phosphors

2014 / ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology

Red-emitting Ca3−xEuxZr1−yAlySi2O9+(x−y)/2 (0.05 ≤ x ≤ 0.25, 0 ≤ y ≤ 0.07) phosphors were synthesized in a single phase form by the conventional …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Photochromic and fluorescence switching properties of oxidized triangle terarylenes in solution and in amorphous solid states

2011 / Journal of Materials Chemistry

Three hexatriene-type photochromic compounds 4,5-bis(2,4-dimethyl-5-phenylthiophene-S,S-dioxide-3-yl)-2-phenylthiazole, 1, 4,5-bis(2-methylbenzo[b]thiophene-S,S-dioxide-3-yl)-2-phenylthiazole, 2, and 1,2-bis(2,4-dimethyl-5-phenylthiophene-S,S-dioxide-3-yl)-3,3,4,4,5,5-hexafluorocyclopentene, 3, are synthesized and their photochromic and fluorescence properties are studied, which are …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Deep Red Phosphorescence of Cyclometalated Iridium Complexes by o-Carborane Substitution

2014 / Inorganic Chemistry

Heteroleptic (C∧N)2Ir(acac) (C∧N = 5-MeCBbtp (5a); 4-BuCBbtp (5b); 5-BuCBbtp (5c); 5-(R)CBbtp = 2-(2′-benzothienyl)-5-(2-R-ortho-carboran-1-yl)-pyridinato-C2,N, R = Me and n-Bu; 4-BuCBbtp = 2-(2′-benzothienyl)-4-(2-n-Bu-ortho-carboran-1-yl)-pyridinato-C2,N, …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Role of the conformational flexibility of evodiamine in its binding to protein hosts: a comparative spectroscopic and molecular modeling evaluation with rutaecarpine

2014 / Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Spectroscopic studies combined with computational analysis indicate the inherent conformational flexibility of the β-carbolin derivative evodiamine (EVD) featured with diverse …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Novel heterocyclic thiosemicarbazones derivatives as colorimetric and “turn on” fluorescent sensors for fluoride anion sensing employing hydrogen bonding

2013 / Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

Two novel heterocyclic thiosemicarbazone derivatives have been synthesized, and characterized, by means of spectroscopic and single crystal X-ray diffraction methods. …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Intracellular processing of disease-associated α-synuclein in the human brain suggests prion-like cell-to-cell spread

2014 / Neurobiology of Disease

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy are characterized by the deposition of disease-associated α-synuclein. In the present …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Role of active-site residues Tyr55 and Tyr114 in catalysis and substrate specificity of Corynebacterium diphtheriae C-S lyase

2014 / Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics

In recent years, there has been increased interest in bacterial methionine biosynthesis enzymes as antimicrobial targets because of their pivotal …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD