An amine functionalized ZnCr LDH/MCM-41 nanocomposite as efficient visible light induced photocatalyst for Cr(VI) reduction

2020 / Materials Today: Proceedings

Achieving photocatalytic carcinogenic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) reduction by utilising a visible light promoted semiconductor based nanocomposite is challenging as a …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Structure, Raman and luminescence characteristics of Zn1-xHfxO (0≤x≤0.1) nanocrystals prepared via N-(methyl)mercaptoacetamide assisted microwave approach

2020 / Ceramics International

A series of Zn1-xHfxO (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.1) nanocrystals was synthesized via the N-(methyl)mercaptoacetamide assisted microwave approach. The influence of the Hf dopant …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

C-H Functionalization of Alkanes, Bactericidal and Antiproliferative Studies of a Gold(III)-Phenanthroline Complex

2020 / Journal of Molecular Structure

This research article demonstrates the synthesis, structural characterization, C-H functionalization, bactericidal activity and anti-proliferative studies of a mononuclear Au(III) complex, …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Smart phone assisted, rapid, simplistic, straightforward and sensitive biosensing of cysteine over other essential amino acids by β-cyclodextrin functionalized gold nanoparticles as a colorimetric probe

2020 / New Journal of Chemistry

In this paper, a β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) functionalized gold nanoparticle (β-CD AuNP) based simple, rapid, on-site and naked eye colorimetric sensor …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Phosphorous, boron and sulfur doped g-C3N4 nanosheet: Synthesis, characterization, and comparative study towards photocatalytic hydrogen generation

2020 / Materials Today: Proceedings

Phosphorus, sulfur, and boron doped graphitic carbon nitride were successfully synthesized by solid-state calcination of melamine, as precursor of g-C3N4 and …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Spectroscopic Properties, Electronic Polarizability, and Optical Basicity of Titanium–Cadmium Tellurite Glasses Doped with Different Amounts of Lanthanum

2020 / Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials

The authors reported the data found by FT-IR spectroscopy, and ultrasonic velocities investigations of 65TeO2 – 25TiO2 – (10-x) CdO – x …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Superior atomic layer deposition of conformal ZnO shell on spherical SiO2 particles for enhanced photocatalytic activity

2020 / Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures

Atomic layer deposition (ALD) was employed to obtain superior deposition of a conformal ZnO shell on SiO2 spherical particles passivating the …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Solid-state ion recognition strategy using 2D hexagonal mesophase silica monolithic platform: a smart two-in-one approach for rapid and selective sensing of Cd2+ and Hg2+ ions

2020 / Microchimica Acta

The possibility of a multifunctional and reversible solid-state colorimetric sensor is described for the identification and quantification of ultra-trace Cd2+ and Hg2+ ions, using …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Spectroscopy driven DFT computation for a structure of the monomeric Cu2+-Curcumin complex and thermodynamics driven evaluation of its binding to DNA: Pseudo-binding of Curcumin to DNA

2020 / Journal of Molecular Structure

In an attempt to overcome limitations of Curcumin from being an important molecule in biology and medicine, a monomeric complex …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Synthesis and properties of σ‐π conjugated porous polymers obtained with Mizoroki–Heck reaction of tetra vinyl cyclic siloxane with dibromo fluorene

2020 / Journal of Polymer Science

σ‐π Conjugated porous polymers were synthesized by the Mizoroki–Heck reaction of cyclic siloxane with vinyl groups, 1,3,5,7‐tetravinyltetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane (TVMCTS), and 2,7‐dibromo‐9,9‐dialkylfluorene …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

Soft and Hard Templates Assisted Synthesis Mesoporous CuO/g-C3N4 Heterostructures for Highly Enhanced and Accelerated Hg(II) Photoreduction under Visible Light

2020 / Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Herein, triblock copolymer surfactant (F127) and mesoporous silica (MCM-41) as soft and hard templates were employed to synthesize of mesoporous …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD

A comparison study between novel ternary retrieval NiFe2O4@P-doped g-C3N4 and Fe3O4@P-doped g-C3N4 nanocomposite in the field of photocatalysis, H2 energy production and super capacitive property

2020 / Materials Today: Proceedings

In this paper, we report the synthesis of magnetically separable stable phosphors doped g-C3N4@NiFe2O4 and phosphors doped g-C3N4@Fe3O4 nanocomposite with their application …

Leah Pandiscia, PhD