list of publications

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  • G Sandri, D Miele, A Faccendini, M C  Bonferoni, S Rossi, P Grisoli, A Taglietti, M Ruggeri, G Bruni, B Vigani, F Ferrari

Chitosan/glycosaminoglycan scaffolds: the role of silver nanoparticles to control microbial infections in wound healing Polymers 2019, 11 (7), 1207

  • M Borzenkov, L D’Alfonso, A Polissi, P Sperandeo, M Collini, GDacarro, A Taglietti, G Chirico, P Pallavicini

Novel photo-thermally active polyvinyl alcohol-Prussian blue nanoparticles hydrogel films capable of eradicating bacteria and mitigating biofilms Nanotechnology 2019, 30 (29), 295702

  • D Rovati, B Albini, P Galinetto, P Grisoli, B Bassi, P Pallavicini, G Dacarro, A Taglietti

High stability thiol-coated gold nanostars monolayers with photo-thermal antibacterial activity and wettability control Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1288

  • B Bassi, B Albini, A D’Agostino, G Dacarro, P Pallavicini, P Galinetto, A Taglietti

Robust, reproducible, recyclable SERS substrates: monolayers of gold nanostars grafted on glass and coated with a thin silica layer Nanotechnology 2019, 30 (2), 025302

  • A Taglietti, G Dacarro, D Barbieri, L Cucca, P Grisoli, Ma Patrini, C Arciola, P Pallavicini

High bactericidal self-assembled nano-monolayer of silver sulfadiazine on hydroxylated material Surfaces Materials 2019, 12, 2761


  • G Chirico, G Dacarro, C O’Regan, J Peltonen, J Sarfraz, A Taglietti, M. Borzenkov, P. Pallavicini

Photothermally Responsive Inks for Inkjet‐Printing Secure Information Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2018, 35 (9), 1800095

  • M Borzenkov, M Moros, C Tortiglione, S Bertoldi, N Contessi, S Faré, ATaglietti, A D’Agostino, P Pallavicini, M Collini, G Chirico

Fabrication of photothermally active poly (vinyl alcohol) films with gold nanostars for antibacterial applications Beilstein journal of nanotechnology 2018,  9 (1), 2040-2048

  • G Dacarro, P Pallavicini,  A Taglietti

Prussian blue nanoparticles as a versatile photothermal tool Molecules 2018, 3 (6), 1414

  • B Bassi, G Dacarro, P Galinetto, E Giulotto, N Marchesi, P Pallavicini, A Pascale, S Perversi, A Taglietti

Tailored coating of gold nanostars: rational approach to prototype of theranostic device based on SERS and photothermal effects at ultralow irradiance Nanotechnology 2018, 29 (23), 235301

  • A Taglietti, P Grisoli, G Dacarro, A Gattesco, C Mangano, P Pallavicini

Grafted monolayers of the neutral Cu (ii) complex of a dioxo-2, 3, 2 ligand: surfaces with decreased antibacterial action New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42 (10), 7595-7598

  • P Pallavicini, G Dacarro, A Taglietti

Self‐assembled monolayers of silver nanoparticles: from intrinsic to switchable inorganic antibacterial surfaces, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2018, 4846–4855


  • Carla Sardo, Barbara Bassi, Emanuela F. Craparo, Cinzia Scialabba, Elisa Cabrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Agnese D’Agostino, Angelo Taglietti, Gaetano Giammona, Piersandro Pallavicini, Gennara Cavallaro

Gold Nanostar–polymer Hybrids for siRNA Delivery: Polymer Design Towards Colloidal Stability and in vitro Studies on Breast Cancer Cells, Int. J. Pharm. 2017, 519, 113–124

  • Agnese D’Agostino, Angelo Taglietti, Roberto Desando, Marcella Bini, Maddalena Patrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Lucia Cucca, Piersandro Pallavicini and Pietro Grisoli

Bulk Surfaces Coated with Triangular Silver Nanoplates: Antibacterial Action Based on Silver Release and Photo-Thermal Effect, Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 7

  • Giacomo Dacarro, Pietro Grisoli, Mykola Borzenkov, Chiara Milanese, Emiliano Fratini, Giovanni Ferraro, Angelo Taglietti and Piersandro Pallavicini

Self-assembled monolayers of Prussian blue nanoparticles with photothermal effect, Supramolecular Chem. 2017, 29, 823-833

  • Dacarro, G., Pallavicini, P., Bertani, S.M., Chirico, G., D’Alfonso, L., Falqui, A., Marchesi, N., Pascale, A., Sironi, L., Taglietti, A., Zuddas, E.

Synthesis of reduced-size gold nanostars and internalization in SH-SY5Y cells, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2017, 505, 1055-1064

  • P. Pallavicini, C. R. Arciola, F. Bertoglio, S. Curtosi, G. Dacarro, A. D’Agostino, F. Ferrari, D. Merli, C. Milanese, S. Rossi, A. Taglietti, M. Tenci, and L. Visai

Silver nanoparticles synthesized and coated with pectin: An ideal compromise for anti-bacterial and anti-biofilm action combined with wound-healing properties, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2017, 498, 271-281

  • Piersandro Pallavicini, Barbara Bassi, Giuseppe Chirico, Maddalena Collini, Giacomo Dacarro, Emiliano Fratini, Pietro Grisoli, Maddalena Patrini, Laura Sironi, Angelo Taglietti, Marcel Moritz, Ioritz Sorzabal-Bellido, Arturo Susarrey-Arce, Edward Latter, Alison J. Beckett, Ian A. Prior, Rasmita Raval and Yuri A. Diaz Fernandez

Modular approach for bimodal antibacterial surfaces combining photo-switchable activity and sustained biocidal release, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 5259 – open access


  • Margaux Bouzin, Laura Sironi, Giuseppe Chirico, Laura D’Alfonso, Donato Inverso, Piersandro Pallavicini, and Maddalena Collini 

An intermittent-model Fourier-space analysis of the intracellular motion of gold nanostars by scattering image correlation, Biophysical J., 2015, 109, 2246-2258

  • P. Galinetto , A. Taglietti, L. Pasotti, P. Pallavicini, G. Dacarro, E. Giulotto, M. S. Grandi

SERS activity of silver nanoparticles functionalized with a desferrioxamine B derived ligand for Fe(III) binding and sensing, J. Appl. Spectroscopy, 2016, 82, 1052-1059

  • Piersandro Pallavicini, Valeria Amendola, Greta Bergamaschi, Elisa Cabrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Nadia Rossi and Angelo Taglietti

A bistren cryptand with a remote thioether function: Cu(II) complexation in solution and on the surface of gold nanostars, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 5722-5730

  • Mykola Borzenkov, Anni Määttänen, Petri Ihalainen, Maddalena Collini, Elisa Cabrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Piersandro Pallavicini, and Giuseppe Chirico

Fabrication of Inkjet Printed Gold Nanostar Patterns with Photothermal Properties on Paper Substrate, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8,  9909-9916

  • B. Bassi, A. Taglietti, P. Galinetto, N. Marchesi, A. Pascale, E. Cabrini, P. Pallavicini and G. Dacarro

Tunable coating of gold nanostars: tailoring robust SERS labels for cell imaging, Nanotechnology 2016, 27 265302 (11pp)

  • A. D’Agostino, A. Taglietti, P. Grisoli, G. Dacarro, L. Cucca, M. Patrini, P. Pallavicini

Seed mediated growth of silver nanoplates on glass: exploiting the bimodal antibacterial effect by near IR photo-thermal action and Ag+ release, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 70414–70423

  • Valeria Amendola, Greta Bergamaschi, Giacomo Dacarro, Franck Denat, Frederic Boschetti,  Maria Nikolantonaki, Regis Gougeon, Giulia D’Alessio, Anne-Sophie Viaux, Lucie Bertheau,  Stéphane Guyot, Nicolas Sok and Piersandro Pallavicini

An OFF-ON-OFF fluorescent sensor for pH windows based on the 13aneN4:Zn2+ system, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 2016, 5106–5113

  • Daniele Merli, Chiara Ferrari, Elisa Cabrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Piersandro Pallavicini,

Antonella Profumo

A gold nanoparticles chemically modified gold electrode for the determination of surfactants, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 106500-106507


  • Mykola Borzenkov, Anni Määttänen, Petri Ihalainen, Maddalena Collini, Elisa Cabrini, Giacomo Dacarro, Piersandro Pallavicini and Giuseppe Chirico

Photothermal effect of gold nanostar patterns inkjet-printed on coated paper substrates with different permeability, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1480–1485 – open access

  • M. Bouzin, L. Sironi, G. Chirico, L. D’Alfonso, D. Inverso, P. Pallavicini and M. Collini

k-space image correlation to probe the intracellular dynamics of gold nanoparticles, J. Instrum. 2016, 11, C04018


  • N. Cennamo, A. Donà, P. Pallavicini, G. D’Agostino, G. Dacarro, L. Zeni and M. Pesavento

Sensitive detection of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene by tridimensional monitoring of molecularly imprinted polymer with optical fiber and five-branched gold nanostars, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 2015, 208, 291-298

  • Piersandro Pallavicini, Claire Bernhard, Giuseppe Chirico, Giacomo Dacarro,Franck Denat, Alice Donà, Chiara Milanese and Angelo Taglietti

Gold nanostars co-coated with the Cu(II) complex of a tetraazamacrocyclic ligand, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 5652-5661

  • Piersandro Pallavicini, Elisa Cabrini, Gennara Cavallaro, Giuseppe Chirico, Maddalena Collini, Laura D’Alfonso, Giacomo Dacarro, Alice Donà, Nicoletta Marchesi, Chiara Milanese, Alessia Pascale, Laura Sironi, Angelo Taglietti

Gold nanostars coated with neutral and charged polyethylene glycols: A comparative study of in-vitro biocompatibility and of their interaction with SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells, J. Inorg. Biochem. 2015, 151, 123-131


  • Piersandro Pallavicini, Simone Basile, Giuseppe Chirico, Giacomo Dacarro, Laura D’Alfonso, Alice Donà, Maddalena Patrini, Andrea Falqui, Laura Sironi, and Angelo Taglietti

Monolayers of gold nanostars with two Near-IR LSPR capable of additive photothermal response, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 12928-12930

  • Lorenzo Lodola, Marco G Persico, Federica E Buroni, Marco Morandotti, Piersandro Pallavicini, and Carlo Aprile

99mTc-HSA nanocolloids: particle sizing and radioactivity distribution, J. Labelled Comp. Radiopharm., 2015, 58, 376-382

  • Mykola Borzenkov , Giuseppe Chirico , Laura D’Alfonso , Laura Sironi , Maddalena Collini , Elisa Cabrini , Giacomo Dacarro , Chiara Milanese , Piersandro Pallavicini , Angelo Taglietti , Claire Bernhard , and Franck Denat
Thermal and Chemical Stability of Thiol Bonding on Gold Nanostars, Langmuir, 2015, 31, 8081-8091
  • G. Chirico, M. Borzenkov, P. Pallavicini

Gold Nanostars – Synthesis, Properties, and Biomedical Applications, Springer Briefs in Materials, Springer, 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-20767-4

  • P. Pallavicini, E. Cabrini, A. Casu, G. Dacarro, Y. Diaz-Fernandez, A. Falqui, C. Milanese and F. Vita,

Silane-coated magnetic nanoparticles with surface thiol functions for conjugation with gold nanostars, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 21088–21098