Selected Publications


  1. Boanini, E.; Pagani, S.; Tschon, M.; Rubini, K.; Fini, M.; Bigi, A. Monetite vs. brushite: different influences on bone cell response modulated by strontium functionalization. J. Funct. Biomater. 2022, 13, 65. Doi: 10.3390/jfb13020065
  2. Silingardi, F.; Bonvicini, F.; Cassani, M.C.; Mazzaro, R.; Rubini, K.; Gentilomi, G.A.; Bigi, A.; Boanini, E. Hydroxyapatite decorated with tungsten oxide nanoparticles: new composite materials against bacterial growth. J. Funct. Biomater. 2022, 13, 88. doi: 10.3390/jfb13030088
  3. Boanini E, Silingardi F, Gazzano M, Bigi A. Synthesis and hydrolysis of brushite (DCPD): the role of ionic substitution. CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN 2021; 21: 1689−1697. doi: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01569
  4. Boanini E, Gazzano M, Rubini K, Mazzeo PP, Bigi A. Structural Interplay between Strontium and Calcium in α-CaHPO4 and β-SrHPO4. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL 2021; 47: 24412-24420. doi: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.05.156
  5. Rubini K, Boanini E, Menichetti A,Bonvicini F,Gentilomi GA,Montalti M, Bigi A. Quercetin loaded gelatin films with modulated release and tailored anti-oxidant, mechanical and swelling properties. FOOD HYDROCOLLOIDS 2020; 109:106089. doi: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2020.106089
  6. Boanini E, Gazzano M, Nervi C, Chierotti MR, Rubini K, Gobetto R, Bigi A. Strontium and zinc substitution in β-tricalcium phosphate: an X-ray diffraction, solid state NMR and ATR-FTIR study. JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS 2019; 10(2), 20 (15 pages). doi:   10.3390/jfb10020020
  7. Boanini E, Torricelli P, Sima F, Axente E, Fini M, Mihailescu IN, Bigi A. Gradient coatings of strontium hydroxyapatite/zinc b-tricalcium phosphate as a tool to modulate osteoblast/osteoclast response. JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY 2018;183:1-8. doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2018.02.024
  8. Forte L, Torricelli P, Boanini E, Gazzano M, Fini M, Bigi A. Antiresorptive and anti-angiogenetic octacalcium phosphate functionalized with bisphosphonates: an in vitro tri-culture study. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA 2017;54:419-428. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.02.040
  9. Forte L, Torricelli P, Boanini E, Gazzano M, Rubini K, Fini M, Bigi A. Antioxidant and bone repair properties of quercetin-functionalized hydroxyapatite: an in vitro osteoblast-osteoclast-endothelial cell co-culture study. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA 2016;32:298-308. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.12.013
  10. Boanini E, Torricelli P, Sima F, Axente E, Fini M, Mihailescu IN, Bigi A.  Strontium and zoledronate hydroxyapatites graded composite coatings for bone prostheses. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 2015;448:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.01.088
  11. Boanini E, Torricelli P, Gazzano M, Della Bella E, Fini M, Bigi A. Combined effect of strontium and zoledronate on hydroxyapatite structure and bone cell responses. BIOMATERIALS, 2014;35:5619-5626. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.03.053
  12. Boanini E, Torricelli P, Gazzano M, Fini M, Bigi A (2013). Crystalline calcium alendronate obtained by octacalcium phosphate digestion: a new chance for local treatment of bone loss diseases? ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 25, p. 4605-4611. ISSN: 0935-9648, doi: 10.1002/adma.201301129
  13. Boanini E, Torricelli P, Gazzano M, Fini M, Bigi A. (2012). The effect of zoledronate-hydroxyapatite nanocomposites on osteoclasts and osteoblast-like cells in vitro. BIOMATERIALS, vol. 33, p. 722-730. ISSN: 0142-9612, doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.09.092
  14. Boanini E, Rubini K., Panzavolta S., Bigi A. (2010). Chemico-physical characterization of gelatin films modified with oxidized alginate.. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, vol. 6, p. 333-338. ISSN: 1742-7061, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2009.06.015 
  15. Boanini E, Gazzano M., Bigi A. (2010). Ionic substitutions in calcium phosphates synthesized at low temperature. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, vol. 6, p. 1882-1894. ISSN: 1742-7061, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2009.12.041
  16. Bigi A., Boanini E, Capuccini C., Fini M., Mihailescu I.N., Ristoscu C., Sima F., Torricelli P. (2009). Biofunctional alendronate–Hydroxyapatite thin films deposited by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. BIOMATERIALS, vol. 30, p. 6168-6177. ISSN: 0142-9612, doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.07.066
  17. Boanini E, Torricelli P, Gazzano M, Giardino R, Bigi A. (2008). Alendronate–hydroxyapatite nanocomposites and their interaction with osteoclasts and osteoblast-like cells. BIOMATERIALS, vol. 29, p. 790-796. ISSN: 0142-9612, doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2007.10.040 
  18. Capuccini C., Torricelli P., Sima F., Boanini E, Ristoscu C., Bracci B., Socol G., Fini M., Mihailescu I.N., Bigi A. (2008). Strontium-substituted hydroxyapatite coatings synthesized by pulsed-laser deposition: in vitro osteoblast and osteoclast response. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, vol. 4, p. 1885-1893. ISSN: 1742-7061, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2008.05.005
  19. Bigi A, Boanini E, Capuccini C, Gazzano M. (2007). Strontium-substituted hydroxyapatite nanocrystals. INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol. 360, p. 1009-1016. ISSN: 0020-1693, doi: 10.1016/j.ica.2006.07.074 
  20. Boanini E, Gazzano M, Rubini K, Bigi A. (2007). Composite Nanocrystals Provide New Insight on Alendronate Interaction with Hydroxyapatite Structure. ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 19, p. 2499-2502. ISSN: 0935-9648, doi:10.1002/adma.200602497
  21. Boanini E, Torricelli P., Gazzano M., Giardino R., Bigi A. (2006). Nanocomposites of hydroxyapatite with aspartic acid and glutamic acid and their interaction with osteoblast-like cells.. BIOMATERIALS, vol. 27(25), p. 4428-4433. ISSN: 0142-9612, doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.04.019
  22. Bigi A., Boanini E, Bracci B., Facchini A., Panzavolta S., Segatti F., Sturba L. (2005). Nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite coatings on titanium: a new fast biomimetic method. BIOMATERIALS, vol. 26, p. 4085-4089. ISSN: 0142-9612, doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2004.10.034
  23. Bigi A, Boanini E, Gazzano M, Kojdecki MA, Rubini K. (2004). Microstructural investigation of hydroxyapatite-polyelectrolyte composites. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 14, p. 274-279. ISSN:0959-9428, doi: 10.1039/b308687a
  24. Bigi A, Boanini E, Bracci B, Falini G, Rubini K (2003). Interaction of acidic poly-amino acids with octacalcium phosphate. JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, vol. 95, p. 291-296. ISSN: 0162-0134, doi: 10.1016/S0162-0134(03)00127-2  
  25. Bigi A, Boanini E, Walsh D, Mann S (2002). Morphosynthesis of octacalcium phosphate hollow microspheres by polyelectrolyte-mediated crystallization. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE. INTERNATIONAL EDITION, vol. 41, p.2163-2166. ISSN: 1433-7851, doi: 10.1002/15213773(20020617)41:12<2163::AIDANIE2163>3.0.CO;2-G
  26. Bigi A, Boanini E, Botter R, Panzavolta S, Rubini K (2002). α – tricalcium phosphate hydrolysis to octacalcium phosphate: effect of sodium polyacrylate. BIOMATERIALS, vol. 23, p. 1849-1854. ISSN: 0142-9612, doi:10.1016/S0142-9612(01)00311-8
  27. Bigi A, Boanini E, Cojazzi G, Falini G, Panzavolta S (2001). Morphological and structural investigation of octacalcium phosphate hydrolysis in presence of polyacrylic acids: effect of relative molecular weights.. CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, vol. 1, p. 239-244. ISSN: 1528-7483, doi: 10.1021/cg005551f 
  28. Bigi A, Boanini E, Borghi M, Cojazzi G, Panzavolta S, Roveri N (1999). Synthesis and hydrolysis of octacalcium phosphate: effect of sodium polyacrylate. JOURNAL OF INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY, vol. 75, p. 145-151. ISSN:0162-0134, doi: 10.1016/S0162-0134(99)00047-1