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Group of Applied Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry


  1. I. Bratsos,* C. Simonin, E. Zangrando, T. Gianferrara, A. Bergamo, E. Alessio*
    New half sandwich-type Ru(II) coordination compounds characterized by the fac-Ru(dmso-S)3 fragment: influence of the face-capping group on the chemical behavior and in vitro anticancer activity.
    Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 9533-9543.
  2. I. Bratsos,* D. Urankar, E. Zangrando, P. Genova-Kalou, J. Košmrlj, E. Alessio, I. Turel*
    1-(2-picolyl)-substituted 1,2,3-triazole as novel chelating ligand for the preparation of ruthenium complexes with potential anticancer activity.
    Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 5188-5199.
  3. I. Bratsos, T. Gianferrara, E. Alessio, C. G. Hartinger, M. A. Jakupec, B. K. Keppler
    Ruthenium and Other Non-platinum Anticancer Compounds.
    in Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry, E. Alessio ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2011, pp. 151-174.
  4. E. Alessio editor
    Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry
    2011, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. ISBN: 978-3-527-32631-0.
  5. E. Iengo,* T. Gatti, E. Zangrando, M. T. Indelli, F. Scandola, E. Alessio*
    Concerted motions in supramolecular systems: metal-mediated assemblies of porphyrins that behave like nanometric step-machines.
    Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1616-1618.
  6. E. Iengo, G. D. Panto?, J. K. M. Sanders, M. Orlandi, C. Chiorboli, S. Fracasso, F. Scandola
    A fully self-assembled non-symmetric triad for photoinduced charge separation
    Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 676-685.
  7. L. Fanfoni, A. Meduri, E. Zangrando, S. Castillon, F. Felluga, B. Milani*
    New chiral P-N ligands applied for the regio- and stereoselective Pd-catalyzed styrene dimerization
    Molecules, 2011, 16, 1804-1824.
  8. G. Balducci
    The adsorption of glucose at the surface of anatase: A computational study
    Chem.Phys.Lett., 2010, 494, 54-59.
  9. M. T. Indelli, C. Chiorboli, F. Scandola, E. Iengo, P. Osswald, F. Würthner
    Photoinduced Processes in Self-Assembled Porphyrin/Perylene Bisimide Metallosupramolecular Boxes.
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 45, 14495-14504. Invited paper, special issue dedicated to Mike Wasielewski.
  10. I. Bratsos, E. Alessio
    Ruthenium(II)-chlorido complexes of dimethylsulfoxide
    Inorg. Synth., 2010, 35, 148-152.
  11. T. Gianferrara, A. Bergamo, I. Bratsos, B. Milani, C. Spagnul, G. Sava, E. Alessio
    Ruthenium-porphyrin conjugates with cytotoxic and phototoxic antitumor activity.
    J. Med. Chem., 2010, 53, 4678-4690.
  12. A. D'Amora, L. Fanfoni, D. Cozzula, N. Guidolin, E. Zangrando, F. Felluga, S. Gladiali, F. Benedetti, B. Milani*
    Addressing the poly- to oligo-ketone selectivity in styrene carbonylation catalyzed by Pd/bpy complexes. Effect of the 6-alkyl substitution
    Organometallics, 2010, 29, 4472-4485.
  13. I. Favier, D. Picurelli, C. Pradel, J. Durand, B. Milani, M. Gomez
    Stabilization of Pd, Pt and Ru nanoparticles by optically active CO/styrene copolymers
    Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2010, 13, 766-768.
  14. T. Gianferrara, I. Bratsos, E. Iengo, B. Milani, A. Oštri?, C. Spagnul, E. Zangrando, E. Alessio
    Synthetic strategies towards ruthenium-porphyrin conjugates for anticancer activity.
    Dalton Trans., 2009, 38, 10742-10756.
  15. T. Gianferrara, I. Bratsos, E. Alessio
    A Categorization of Metal Anticancer Compounds Based on Their Mode of Action.
    Dalton Trans., 2009, 38, 7588-7598. Perspective Article.
  16. E. Zangrando, N. Kulisic, F. Ravalico, I. Bratsos, S. Jedner, M. Casanova, E. Alessio
    New ruthenium(II) precursors with the tetradentate sulfur macrocycles tetrathiacyclododecane ([12]aneS4) and tetrathiacyclohexadecane ([16]aneS4) for the construction of metal-mediated supramolecular assemblies.
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2009, 362, 820-832.
  17. F. C. Rix, M. J. Rachita, M. I. Wagner, B. Milani, J. C. Barborak, M. Brookhart
    Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Copolymerization of Styrenes with Carbon Monoxide: Mechanism of Chain Propagation and Chain Transfer
    Dalton Trans., 2009, 38, 8977-8992.
  18. M. Rosa Axet, F. Amoroso, G. Bottari, A. D'Amora, E. Zangrando, F. Faraone, D. Drommi, M. Saporita, C. Carfagna, P. Natanti, R. Seraglia, B. Milani*
    Application of chiral amine-imine ligands in Pd-catalyzed polyketones synthesis: effect of ligand backbone on the polymer stereochemistry
    Organometallics, 2009, 28, 4464-4474.
  19. M. Casanova, E. Zangrando, E. Iengo, E. Alessio, M. T. Indelli, F. Scandola, M. Orlandi
    Structural and Photophysical Characterization of Multichromophoric Pyridylporphyrin-Rhenium(I) Conjugates.
    Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 10407-10418.
  20. M. Casanova, E. Zangrando, E. Alessio
    Trinuclear metallacycles: metallatriangles and much more.
    Chem. Rev., 2008, 108, 4979-5013.
  21. I. Bratsos, S. Jedner, A. Bergamo, G. Sava, T. Gianferrara, E. Zangrando, E. Alessio
    Half-sandwich RuII-[9]aneS3 complexes structurally similar to antitumor-active organometallic piano-stool compounds: preparation, structural characterization and in vitro cytotoxic activity.
    J. Inorg. Biochem., 2008, 102, 1120-1133.
  22. I. Bratsos, A. Bergamo, G. Sava, T. Gianferrara, E. Zangrando, E. Alessio
    Influence of the anionic ligands on the anticancer activity of Ru(II)-dmso complexes: kinetics of aquation and in vitro cytotoxicity of new dicarboxylate compounds in comparison with their chloride precursors.
    J. Inorg. Biochem., 2008, 102, 606-617.
  23. B. Milani, C. Crotti, E. Farnetti
    Hydrogen transfer reduction of polyketones catalyzed by iridium complexes: a novel route towards more biocompatible materials.
    Dalton Trans., 2008, 4659-4663.
  24. B. Milani*, A. M. Masdeu- Bultò
    Ligand Chirality in Palladium Catalysed Polyketones Synthesis
    In Organometallic Chirality, G. Pályi, C. Zucchi and L. Caglioti eds., Mucchi Editore, 2008, Chapter 8, pp. 161-203.
  25. J. Durand, E. Zangrando, C. Carfagna, B. Milani
    New atropisomeric N-N ligands for CO/vinyl arene copolymerization reaction
    Dalton Trans., 2008, 2171-2182.
  26. A. Scarel, M. R. Axet, F. Amoroso, F. Ragaini, C. J. Elsevier, A. Holuigue, C. Carfagna, L. Mosca, B. Milani*
    Subtle Balance of Steric and Electronic Effects for the Synthesis of Atactic Polyketones Catalyzed by Pd-Complexes with meta-Substituted Aryl-BIAN Ligands
    Organometallics, 2008, 27, 1486-1494.
  27. V. Gombac, L. De Rogatis, A. Gasparotto, G. Vicario, T. Montini, D. Barreca, G. Balducci, P. Fornasiero, E. Tondello, M. Graziani
    TiO2 nanopowders doped with boron and nitrogen for photocatalytic applications.
    Chem.Phys., 2007, 339, 111-123.
  28. S. Derossi, M. Casanova, E. Iengo, E. Zangrando, M. Stener, E. Alessio
    Self-assembled metallacycles with pyrazine edges: a new example in which the unexpected molecular triangle prevails over the expected molecular square.
    Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46,11243-11253.
  29. I. Bratsos, S. Jedner, T. Gianferrara, E. Alessio
    Ruthenium anticancer compounds: challenges and expectations
    Chimia, 2007, 61, 692-697.
  30. I. Bratsos, G. Birarda, S. Jedner, E. Zangrando, E. Alessio
    Half-sandwich Ru(II)-[9]aneS3 complexes with dicarboxylate ligands: synthesis, characterization and chemical behavior.
    Dalton Trans., 2007, 4048-4058.
  31. T. Gianferrara, D. Giust, I. Bratsos, E. Alessio
    Metalloporphyrins as chemical shift reagents: the unambiguous NMR characterization of the cis- and trans- isomers of meso (bis)-4'-pyridyl-(bis)-4'-carboxymethylphenylporphyrins.
    Tetrahedron, 2007, 63, 5006-5013.
  32. G. Laurenczy, S. Jedner, E. Alessio, P. J. Dyson
    In situ NMR characterisation of an intermediate in the catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 and HCO3- in aqueous solution.
    Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2007, 10, 558-562.
  33. I. Bratsos, B. Serli, E. Zangrando, N. Katsaros, E. Alessio
    Replacement of chlorides with dicarboxylate ligands in anticancer active Ru(II)-dmso compounds: a new strategy that might lead to improved activity.
    Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 975-992.
  34. M. Ghirotti, C. Chiorboli, M. T. Indelli, F. Scandola, M. Casanova, E. Iengo, E. Alessio
    Energy Transfer Pathways in Pyridylporphyrin Re(I) Adducts.
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2007, 360, 1121-1130.
  35. J. Durand, S. Gladiali, G. Erre, E. Zangrando, B. Milani
    Palladium chemistry of 2-ferrocenyl-1,10-phenanthroline ligand
    Organometallics, 2007, 26, 810-818.