Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (CHIM/03)

Attività di ricerca

Gas-phase ion and neutral chemistry: ion-molecule reactions as simple models for bond activation reactions relevant to catalytic processes occurring at the active sites, such as single-atom catalysis; detection and characterization of new radical and neutral species relevant to inorganic chemistry and atmospheric chemistry; measurement of thermochemical data and kinetic rate constants; studies of multiply charged ions undergoing bond-forming chemical reactions; studies of the decomposition routes of biomasses relevant to the formation of platform molecules; Mass Spectrometry Imaging of bioactive-molecules distribution on surfaces and tissues.

Collaborazioni nazionali e internazionali
  • Prof. M. Rosi, University of Perugia
  • Prof.ssa A. Ricci, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli
  • Prof. P. Tagliatesta, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Prof.ssa Isabella Chiarotto, University of Rome “Sapienza”
  • Prof. Y.-H. Ding, Jilin University of Changchun
  • Prof. K. Kirchner, Vienna University of Technology
  • Dott. Nuno A. G. Bandeira, University of Lisbon     
  • Double-focussing mass spectrometer ZabSpec oa-TOF
  • linear ion trap LTQ-XL ThermoFisher
  • ion trap AmaZone Bruker
  • triple quadrupole CG Quattro Micro Waters
  • mass spectrometer tandem Q-TOF Waters Ultima
  • mass spectrometer MALDI-TOF Voyager DE (Perspective Biosystem) equipped with a N2 laser by Spectra Physics VSL337ND
Settori ERC
  • PE4 - Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences: Analytical chemistry, chemical theory, physical chemistry/chemical physics
  • PE4_12 -Chemical reactions: mechanisms, dynamics, kinetics and catalytic reactions
  • PE4_2 -Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques

Pubblications (2019-2021):

1. Intracluster sulphur dioxide oxidation by sodium chlorite anions: A mass spectrometric study
C. Salvitti, F. Pepi,A. Troiani, G. de Petris
Molecules 2021, 26, 7114 (DOI:10.3390/molecules26237114).

2. The Knoevenagel reaction catalysed by ionic liquids: a mass spectrometric insight into the reaction mechanism
C. Salvitti, M. Bortolami, I. Chiarotto, A. Troiani, G. de Petris
New J. Chem. 2021, 45, 17787-17795 (DOI: 10.1039/D1NJ03594K).

3. The use of a commercial ESI Z-spray source for ambient ion soft landing and microdroplet reactivity experiments
C. Salvitti, A. Troiani, F. Mazzei, C. D’Agostino, R. Zumpano, C. Baldacchini, A. R. Bizzarri, A. Tata, F. Pepi
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2021, 468, 116658 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2021.116658).

4. Reactivity of transition metal dioxide anions MO2- (M = Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) with sulfur dioxide in the gas phase: An experimental and theoretical study
C. Salvitti, M. Rosi, F. Pepi, A. Troiani, G. de Petris
Chem. Phys. Lett. 2021, 776, 138555 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2021.138555).

5. Charge-tagged N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs): revealing the hidden side of the NHC-catalysed reactions through electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
C. Salvitti, I. Chiarotto, F. Pepi, A. Troiani
ChemPlusChem2021, 86, 209-223 (DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202000656).

6. From vacuum to atmospheric pressure: a review of ambient ion soft landing
A. Tata, C. Salvitti, F. Pepi
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2020, 450, 116309 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2020.116309).

7. Gas-phase structures and thermochemical parameters of protonated 5-HMF isomers
S. Garzoli, L. Antonini, A. Troiani, C. Salvitti, P. Giacomello, A. Patsilinakos, R. Ragno, F. Pepi
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2020, 447, 116237 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2019.116237).

8. Base-assisted conversion of protonated D-fructose to 5-HMF: searching for gas-phase green models
A. Troiani, Giulia de Petris, F. Pepi, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, M. Rosi, A. Ricci
ChemistryOpen 2019, 8(9), 1190-1198 (DOI: 10.1002/open.201900173).

10. Gas-phase reactivity of carbonate ions with sulphur dioxide: an experimental study of cluster reactions
A. Troiani, C. Salvitti, G. de Petris
J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2019, 30(10), 1964-1972 (DOI: 10.1007/s13361-019-02228-0).

11. Effective redox reactions by chromium oxide anions: sulfur dioxide oxidation in the gas phase
A. Troiani, M. Rosi, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, G. de Petris
Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2019, 436, 18-22 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2018.11.009).


Pubblications (2015-2018):

1. A. Troiani, M. Rosi, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, G. de Petris
Iron-Promoted C-C Bond Formation in the Gas Phase.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 14359 (2015)

2. F.-F. He, S.-M. Gao, M. Rosi, G. de Petris, Y.-H. Ding Monocyclic and bicyclic CO4: how stable can they be?
RSC Advances 5, 91581 (2015)

3. A. Ricci, B. Di Rienzo, S. Piccolella, F. Pepi, S. Garzoli, P Giacomello
Acid Catalyzed Glucose Dehydration in the Gas Phase: a Mass Spectrometric Approach.
J. Mass Spectrom. 50, 228 (2015)

4. A. Ricci, B. Di Rienzo, F. Pepi, A. Troiani, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, P. Giacomello
A mass spectrometric study of the acid-catalysed D-fructose dehydration in the gas phase.
Carbohydrate Research413, 145 (2015 )

5. S. Garzoli, A. Pirolli, E. Vavala, A. Di Sotto, G. Sartorelli, M. Božović, L. Angiolella, G. Mazzanti, F. Pepi, R. Ragno, Multidisciplinary Approach to Determine the Optimal Time and Period for Extracting the Essential Oil from Mentha suaveolens Ehrh
Molecules20, 9640 (2015)

7. F.-F. He, S.-M. Gao, M. Rosi, G. de Petris, Y.-H. Ding
Isomerization Pathways of ONCNO: Unstable or Metastable?
J. Phys. Chem. A 120, 4812 (2016)

8. A. Ricci, F. Pepi, P. Cimino, A. Troiani, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, B. Di Rienzo, V. Barone
Vitamin C: An Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Gas Phase Structure and Ion Energetics of Protonated Ascorbic Acid
Journal of Mass Spectrometry 51, 1146 (2016)

9. A. Troiani, M. Rosi, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, G. de Petris
Vanadium Hydroxide Clusters in the Gas Phase: Bond-Forming Reactions of Doubly-Charged Negative Ions by SO2-promoted V-O Bond Activation.
Chemistry- Eur. J. 23 , 11752 (2017)

10. S. R. M. M. de Aguiar, Ö. Öztopcu, A. Troiani, G. de Petris, M. Weil, B. Stöger, E. Pittenauer, G. Allmaier, L. F. Veiros, K. Kirchner
Formation of Mono Oxo Molybdenum(IV) PNP Pincer Complexes: Interplay between Water and Molecular Oxygen.
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 876 (2018)

11. A. Troiani, M. Rosi, S. Garzoli, C. Salvitti, G. de Petris
Sulfur Dioxide Cooperation in Hydrolysis Reactions by Vanadium Oxide and Hydroxide Cluster Dianions.
New J. Chemistry 42, 4008 (2018)

12. L. Antonini, S. Garzoli, A. Ricci, A. Troiani, C. Salvitti, G. Giacomello, R. Ragno, A. Patsilinakos, B. Di Rienzo, F. Pepi
Ab-initio and experimental study of pentose sugar dehydration mechanism in the gas phase. Carbohydrates Research, 458-459, 19-28 (2018).

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