list of publications


Doveri, L., Taglietti, A., Grisoli, P., Pallavicini, P., Dacarro, G. Dual mode antibacterial surfaces based on Prussian blue and silver nanoparticles (2023) Dalton Transactions,  52, 452-460 DOI: 10.1039/d2dt03058f


Parmigiani, M., Albini, B., Pellegrini, G., Genovesi, M., De Vita, L., Pallavicini, P., Dacarro, G., Galinetto, P., Taglietti, A. Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Chips Based on Silver Coated Gold Nanostars (2022) Nanomaterials, 12 (20), art. no. 3609. DOI: 10.3390/nano12203609

Gazzola, V., Grisoli, P., Amendola, V., Dacarro, G., Mangano, C., Pallavicini, P., Poggi, A., Rossi, S., Vigani, B., Taglietti, A. A Supramolecular Approach to Antimicrobial Surfaces (2022) Molecules, 27 (17), art. no. 5731. DOI: 10.3390/molecules27175731

Canziani, L., Marenco, M., Cavenaghi, G., Manfrinato, G., Taglietti, A., Girella, A., Aprile, C., Pepe, G., Lodola, L. Chemical and Physical Characterisation of Macroaggregated Human Serum Albumin: Strength and Specificity of Bonds with99m Tc and68 Ga (2022) Molecules, 27 (2), art. no. 404. DOI: 10.3390/molecules27020404

Sorzabal-Bellido I, Barbieri L, Beckett AJ, Prior IA, Susarrey-Arce A, Tiggelaar RM, Fothergill J, Raval R, Diaz Fernandez YA. Effect of Local Topography on Cell Division of Staphylococcus spp. Nanomaterials. 2022; 12(4):683.

Kharmen Billimoria, Yuri A Diaz Fernandez, Elina Andresen, Ioritz Sorzabal-Bellido, Gonzalo Huelga-Suarez, Dorota Bartczak, Carlos Ortiz de Solórzano, Ute Resch-Genger, Heidi Goenaga Infante, The potential of bioprinting for preparation of nanoparticle-based calibration standards for LA-ICP-ToF-MS quantitative imagingMetallomics, Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2022, mfac088,


Grisoli, P., De Vita, L., Milanese, C., Taglietti, A., Fernandez, Y.D., Bouzin, M., D’alfonso, L., Sironi, L., Rossi, S., Vigani, B., Sperandeo, P., Polissi, A., Pallavicini, P.  Pva films with mixed silver nanoparticles and gold nanostars for intrinsic and photothermal antibacterial action (2021) Nanomaterials, 11 (6), art. no. 1387 DOI: 10.3390/nano11061387

Talamona, F., Truffi, M., Caldarone, A.A., Ricciardi, A., Corsi, F., Pellegrini, G., Morasso, C., Taglietti, A. Stable and scalable SERS tags conjugated with neutravidin for the detection of fibroblast activation protein (FAP) in primary fibroblasts (2021) Nanotechnology, 32 (29), art. no. 295703. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/abf5fd

Barzan, G., Rocchetti, L., Portesi, C., Pellegrino, F., Taglietti, A., Rossi, A.M., Giovannozzi, A.M. Surface Minimal Bactericidal Concentration: A comparative study of active glasses functionalized with different-sized silver nanoparticles (2021) Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 204, art. no. 111800. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2021.111800

Pallavicini, P., Chirico, G., Taglietti, A. Harvesting Light To Produce Heat: Photothermal Nanoparticles for Technological Applications and Biomedical Devices (2021) Chemistry – A European Journal, 27 (62), pp. 15361-15374. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202102123

Toci, G., Olgiati, F., Pallavicini, P., Fernandez, Y.A.D., De Vita, L., Dacarro, G., Grisoli, P., Taglietti, A. Gold nanostars embedded in PDMS films: A photothermal material for antibacterial applications (2021) Nanomaterials, 11 (12), art. no. 3252. DOI: 10.3390/nano11123252

Taglietti, A.; Pallavicini, P.; Dacarro, G. Prussian Blue and Its Analogs as Novel Nanostructured Antibacterial Materials (2021) Appl. Nano, 2(2), pp. 85-97. DOI: 10.3390/applnano2020008

Barbieri, L., Sorzabal Bellido, I., Beckett, A.J. et al. One-step preparation of antimicrobial silicone materials based on PDMS and salicylic acid: insights from spatially and temporally resolved techniques. npj Biofilms Microbiomes 7, 51 (2021).


Borzenkov, M., Pallavicini, P., Taglietti, A., D’Alfonso, L., Collini, M., Chirico, G. Photothermally active nanoparticles as a promising tool for eliminating bacteria and biofilms (2020) Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 11, pp. 1134-1146. DOI: 10.3762/BJNANO.11.98

M. Borzenkov, G. Chirico, P. Pallavicini, P. Sperandeo, A. Polissi, G. Dacarro, L. Doveri, M. Collini, L. Sironi, M. Bouzin, L. D’Alfonso Nanocomposite sprayed films with photo-thermal properties for remote bacteria eradication (2020)
Nanomaterials 10(4), 786,

Gargioni, C., Borzenkov, M., D’alfonso, L., Sperandeo, P., Polissi, A., Cucca, L., Dacarro, G., Grisoli, P., Pallavicini, P., D’agostino, A., Taglietti, A. Self-assembled monolayers of copper sulfide nanoparticles on glass as antibacterial coatings (2020) Nanomaterials, 10 (2), art. no. 352. DOI: 10.3390/nano10020352

Pallavicini, P., Preti, L., Vita, L.D., Dacarro, G., Diaz Fernandez, Y.A., Merli, D., Rossi, S., Taglietti, A., Vigani, B. Fast dissolution of silver nanoparticles at physiological pH (2020) Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 563, pp. 177-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.12.081

Pallavicini, P., de Vita, L., Merlin, F., Milanese, C., Borzenkov, M., Taglietti, A., Chirico, G. Suitable polymeric coatings to avoid localized surface plasmon resonance hybridization in printed patterns of photothermally responsive gold nanoinks (2020) Molecules, 25 (11), art. no. 2499. DOI: 10.3390/molecules25112499

Bertoglio, F., de Vita, L., D’Agostino, A., Fernandez, Y.D., Falqui, A., Casu, A., Merli, D., Milanese, C., Rossi, S., Taglietti, A., Visai, L., Pallavicini, P. Increased antibacterial and antibiofilm properties of silver nanoparticles using silver fluoride as precursor (2020) Molecules, 25 (15), art. no. 3494. DOI: 10.3390/molecules25153494

D’Agostino, A., Giovannozzi, A.M., Mandrile, L., Sacco, A., Rossi, A.M., Taglietti, A. In situ seed-growth synthesis of silver nanoplates on glass for the detection of food contaminants by surface enhanced Raman scattering (2020) Talanta, 216, art. no. 120936. DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2020.120936


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

Ioritz Sorzabal-Bellido, Yuri A. Diaz-Fernandez, Arturo Susarrey-Arce, Adam A. Skelton, Fiona McBride, Alison J. Beckett, Ian A. Prior, and Rasmita Raval, Exploiting Covalent, H-Bonding, and π–π Interactions to Design Antibacterial PDMS Interfaces That Load and Release Salicylic AcidACS Applied Bio Materials 2019 2 (11), 4801-4811, DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.9b00562


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 ColliniAn 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