Nelsi Zaccheroni

Full Professor

Research Interests:


- Functional and Hybrid Materials


- Luminescent supramolecular Materials


- Photochemistry and Photophysics

Representative Publications


Raisch, M.; Genovese, D.; Zaccheroni, N.; Schmidt, S. B.; Focarete, M. L.; Sommer, M.; Gualandi, C. Highly Sensitive, Anisotropic, and Reversible Stress/Strain-Sensors from Mechanochromic Nanofiber Composites. Advanced Materials (2018) 30, 1802813, doi:10.1002/adma.201802813 

Baschieri, A., Del Secco, B., Zaccheroni, N., Valgimigli, L. & Amorati, R. The Role of Onium Salts in the Pro-Oxidant Effect of Gold Nanoparticles in Lipophilic Environments. Chemistry – A European Journal(2018)24, 9113-9119, doi:10.1002/chem.201801110 

Sargenti, A.; Farruggia, G.; Zaccheroni, N.; Marraccini, C.; Sgarzi, M.; Cappadone, C.; Malucelli, E.; Procopio, A.; Prodi, L.; Lombardo, M.; Iotti, S. Synthesis of a highly Mg2+-selective fluorescent probe and its application to quantifying and imaging total intracellular magnesium. Nature Protocols (2017) 12, 461-471, doi:10.1038/nprot.2016.183 

Laramée-Milette, B., Zaccheroni, N., Palomba, F. & Hanan, G. S. Visible and Near-IR Emissions from k2N- and k3N-Terpyridine Rhenium(I) Assemblies Obtained by an [n×1] Head-to-Tail Bonding Strategy. Chemistry – A European Journal (2017) 23, 6370-6379, doi:10.1002/chem.201700077

Arca, M.; Caltagirone, C.; De Filippo, G.; Formica, M.; Fusi, V.; Giorgi, L.; Lippolis, V.; Prodi, L.; Rampazzo, E.; Scorciapino, M. A.; Sgarzi, M.; Zaccheroni, N.  A fluorescent ratiometric nanosized system for the determination of PdII in water. Chemical Communications (2014) 50, 15259-15262, doi:10.1039/c4cc07969h 

Bonacchi, S.; Genovese, D.; Juris, R.; Montalti, M.; Prodi, L.; Rampazzo, E.; Zaccheroni, N. Luminescent Silica Nanoparticles: Extending the Frontiers of Brightness. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2011) 50, 4056-4066, doi:10.1002/anie.201004996 

Research Projects

PRIN 2022: Thermochemiluminescence-based nanoprobes for multiplex prostate cancer biomarkers in personalized medicine

PRIN 2019: " Functional supramolecular polymers for self-diagnostic composites"