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Gruppo Trotta F

Research teams > Torino

Group Coordinator:
Prof. TROTTA Francesco
Tel +39 0116707550
Fax +39 0116707855
francesco.trotta[at]unito.it

Members:
Dott.ssa Miriam Biasizzo
Dott.ssa Simona Ceresa Mio
Dott.ssa Katia Martina

Institution and Address:
Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Fisica e Chimica dei Materiali
Via Pietro Giuria n7 - 10125 Turin - Italy

Curriculum Vitae:
Francesco Trotta took the degree in Chemistry in 1982 and in 1987 the Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences. After short teaching in High School he became researcher at the Department of IFM Chemsitry in 1990 where he is currently associate professor of Industrial Chemistry.
He has worked with many research groups Italians and foreigners. From 2001 he is associate researcher to the Institute of Membrane Technology - National Research Council Rende (CS).
He has been scientific adviser for INDENA SpA and Project DIADI 2000 Piedmont Region. He is member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) of the Association of Science and Technology of Macromolecules (AIM) and also of the Society for Molecular Imprinting (SMI). From 2006 he is president of the National Association of Chemistry and Technology of Cyclodextrins (CD.TE.C). Since 2004 he is a member of the International Scientific Board of the International Symposium Cyclodextrin. "Guest Editor" of the Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry. He has been "invited speaker" to several international conferences. Over the years he acted as examiner of numerous scientific articles for the following journals: Macromolecules, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocylic Chemistry, Biomacromolecules, Separation and Purification Technology, European Polymer Journal and Journal of Membrane Science.
He is author or co-author of more than 70 scientific publications, 11 industrial patents, 2 book chapters and more than 80 communications to national and international conferences.
In nearly twenty years of teaching activity has taken numerous courses of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials at the University of Torino, the Polytechnic of Torino and the University of Calabria.
There was also a supervisor of some doctoral theses and head of research fellows and a number of foreign contractors (University of Mainz, University of Wroclaw and University of Mumbai).

Research Interests:
Synthesys and modification of cyclodextrins. Inverse Phase Transfer Catalysis with cyclodextrin. Cyclodextrin based nanosponges.
Synthesis and modifications of polymers for the production of membrane for catalysis and fuel cell applications
Molecular imprinted polymers for molcular recognition. Derivatization and application of carbon nanotubes.

Reaserch projects in progress:

  • FIRB2003 (membrane and cyclodextrin derivatives)
  • Contratto di ricerca SeaMarconi Technologies (synthesys of nanosponges)
  • Regione Piemonte (Carbon Nanotubes)


Group Expertise:
Synthesis and modification of cyclodextrin derivatives. Heterogeneous catalysis. Synthesis of polymers and high cross-linked polymers.

Equipment:
GC-MS, FT-IR, DSC, TGA, DMA, HPLC, SEM, TEM, Viscosimeter.

Collaborations:
Applications of cyclodextrin based nanosponges and/or cyclodextrin derivatives

References:
R. Cavalli, F. Trotta, W. Tumiatti
"Cyclodextrin-based Nanosponges for Drug delivery"
J. Inclus. Phenomena 56, 209 (2006)

G. Cravotto, A. Binello, E. Baranelli, P. Carraro, F. Trotta
"Cyclodextrins as food additives and in food processing"
Curr. Nutr. & Food Sci. 2, 343 (2006)

A. Regina, E. Fontananova, E. Drioli, M. Casciola, M. Sganappa, F. Trotta.
"Preparation and charecterization of sulfonated PEEK-WC membranes for fuel cell applications. A comparison between polymeric and composite membranes"
J. Power Sources 160, 139 (2006)

55)R. Cavalli, F. Trotta, M. Trotta, L. Pastrero, D. Aquilano
"Effect of alkylcarbonates of -cyclodextrin with different chain lenghts on drug complexation and release characteristics"
Int. Journal of Pharmaceutics 339, 197 (2007)

S. Porro, S. Musso, M. Vinante, L. Vanzetti, A. Anderle, F. Trotta, A. Tagliaferro
"Purification of Carbon Nanotubes grown by thermal CVD"
Physica E 37, 58 (2007)

S. Musso, S. Porro, M. Vinante, L. Vanzetti, R. Ploeger, M. Giorcelli, B. Possetti, F. Trotta, C. Pederzolli, A. Tagliaferro
"Modification of MWNTs obtained by thermal-CVD"
Diamond & Related Material 16, 1183 (2007)

F. Trotta, K. Martina, G. Cravotto
"Recent advences in the synthesis of cyclodextrin derivatives under microwawes and power ultrasound"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, 1 (2007)

D. Chirio, R. Cavalli, F. Trotta, M.E. Carlotti
"Deformable liposomes containing alkylcarbonates of -cyclodextrin for dermal applications"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, 645 (2007)

S. Berto, M.C. Bruzzoniti, R. Cavalli, D. Perrachon, E. Prenesti, C. Sarzanini, F.Trotta, W. Tumiatti
"Synthesis of new ionic -cyclodextrin polymers and characterization of their heavy metals retention"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, 631 (2007)

S. Sapino, M.E. Carlotti, R. Cavalli, M. Trotta, F. Trotta, D. Vione
"Effect of alkyl- cyclodextrins on the stability of retinol"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, 451 (2007)

R. Cavalli, F. Trotta, M.E. Carlotti, B. Possetti, M. Trotta
"Nanoparticles derived from amphiphilic cyclodextrin"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, 657 (2007)

S. Swaminathan, P.R. Vavia, F. Trotta, S. Torne
"Formulation of cyclodextrin based nanosponges of itraconazole"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, (2007)

M.E. Carlotti, S. Sapino, R. Cavalli, M. Trotta, F. Trotta, K. Martina
"Inclusion of cynnamaldehyde in modified -cyclodextrins"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, 445 (2007)

S. Berto, M.C. Bruzzoniti, R. Cavalli, D. Perrachon, E. Prenesti, C. Sarzanini, F.Trotta, W. Tumiatti
"Highly crosslinked ionic -cyclodextrin polymers and their interaction with heavy metals"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocyl. Chem. 57, (2007)

R. Cavalli, F. Trotta, M. Trotta, L. Pastero, D. Aquilano
"Effect of alkylcarbonates of -cyclodextrins with different chain lenghts on drug complexation and release characteristics"
Int. J. Parmaceutics 339, 197 (2007)

K. Martina, F. Trotta, B. Ribaldo, N. Belliardi, L. Jicsinszky, G. Cravotto
"Efficient regioselective functionalizations of cyclodextrins carried out under microwawes or power ultrasound"
Tetr. Lett. 48, 9185 (2007)

M. Bencini, E. Ranucci, P. Ferruti, A. Manfredi, F. Trotta, R. Cavalli
"Poly(4-Acryloylmorpholine) Oligomers Carrying a -Cyclodextrin Residue at one Terminus
J. Polym. Sci. 46, 1607 (2008)

M. Bencini, E. Ranucci, P. Ferruti, F. Trotta, M. Donalisio, M. Cornaglia, D. Lembo, R. Cavalli
"Preparation and in vitro evaluation of the antiviral activity of the Acyclovir complex of a -cyclodextrin/poly(amidoamine) copolymer"
J. Controlled Release 126, 17 (2008)

M.E. Carlotti, S. S\apino, S. Marino, E. Ugazio, F. Trotta, D. Vione, D. Chirio, R. Cavalli
"Influence of hydroxypropyl- -cyclodextrin on the photostability and antiradical acrivity of Trolox"
J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem. DOI 10.1007/s10847-008-9420-x



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