Prof. Placido Mineo

Department of Chemical Sciences

University of Catania, Italy




2007  Ph.D., Department of Physical and Chemical Methodologies for Engineering, University of Catania, Italy

2002  M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, University of Messina, Italy

2000  B.Sc., Department of Chemistry, University of Messina, Italy

Publications (Selected)

  1. P. Mineo, A. Motta, F. Lupo, L. Renna, A. Gulino (2011)  Si(111) Surface Engineered with Ordered Nanostructures by an Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Journal of Physical Chemistry C,  115(25),  12293-12298.
  2. P. Mineo, E. Scamporrino, E. Spina, D. Vitalini S. Dattilo (2011) Synthesis and Characterization of  New Copolyacrylates Containing Porphyrin Units as Pendant Groups and Their Use as Sensors. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 49(3),  796-802.
  3. E. Scamporrino, P. Mineo, D. Vitalini (2011) Covalent Nano-Clip and Nano-Box Compounds Based on Free Base Porphyrins. Tetrahedron, 67, 3705-3713.
  4. E. Scamporrino, P. Mineo, A. Scamporrino, S. Dattilo, D. Vitalini, R. Alicata (2009)  Polyethersulfone-Epoxy Terminated  Materials as Thermosetting Resins for Microelectronic Devices. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry,  47(12)  5682 – 5689.
  5. P. Mineo, L. Livoti, M. Giannetto, A. Gulino, S. Lo Schiavo, P. Cardiano (2009) Very fast response for CO2 sensing and hydrophobic properties of novel poly(ionic liquid)s. J. Mater. Chem., 19, 8861 – 8870.
  6. P. Mineo, P. Cardiano, F. Neri, S. Lo Schiavo, P. Piraino (2008) A new application of ionic liquids: hydrophobic properties of tetraalkylammonium-based poly(ionic liquid)s. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18, (11), 1253-1260.
  7. L. Ricco, E. Casazza, P. Mineo, S. Russo, E. Scamporrino, (2008) Nature of a Low Molar Mass Peak in Anionic Poly(e-caprolactam). Main Aspects of Its Formation. Macromolecules, 41(11), 3904-3911.
  8. D. Vitalini, E. Spina, S. Dattilo, P. Mineo, E. Scamporrino (2008) Synthesis, Characterization and Nucleotidic Chain Cleavage Ability of Uncharged Water Soluble Poly(ethylene glycol)-Fullerene Derivatives with an Amphiphilic Character.  Journal of Polymer Science Part  A: Polymer Chemistry, 46(6), 2145 – 2153.
  9. V. Villari, P. Mineo, N. Micali, N. Angelini, D. Vitalini, E. Scamporrino (2007) Uncharged Water-Soluble Porphyrin Tweezers as Supramolecular Sensor for a-Amino Acids Nanotechnology, 18(37),  375503/1-375503/13.
  10. E. Scamporrino, P. Mineo, S. Dattilo, D. Vitalini, E. Spina (2007) Uncharged Water-Soluble Metal-Bis-Porphyrins Like a Molecular Tweezers for Amino Acids.  Macromol. Rapid Commun., 28, 1546-1552.
  11. A. Gulino, P. Mineo, I. Fragala (2007) Spectroscopic and Morphological Investigation of an Optical pH Meter Based on a Porphyrin Monolayer Covalently Assembled on a Engineered Silica Surface. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111(3), 1373-1377.
  12. D. Vitalini, E. Spina, R. Rapisardi, E. Scamporrino, P. Mineo (2006) Synthesis and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight characterization of bisphenol-A copolyformals containing nickel(II)/Schiff base, eicosane and 2-butene units in the main chain. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry, 20(19), 2961-2968.
  13. M. Van de Boom, A. Gulino, S. Giuffrida, P. Mineo, M. Purrazzo, E. Scamporrino, G. Ventimiglia, I. Fragalà (2006) Photoluminescence of a Covalent Assembled Porphyrin-Based Monolayer: Optical Behavior in the Presence of O2 Journal of Physical Chemistry B,  110, 16781-16786.
  14. A. Gulino, P. Mineo, E. Scamporrino, D. Vitalini, I. Fragala (2006) Spectroscopic and Microscopic Characterization and Behavior of an Optical pH Meter Based on a Functional Hybrid Monolayer Molecular System: Porphyrin Molecules Covalently Assembled on a Molecularly Engineered Silica Surface. Chemistry of Materials, 18(9),  2404-2410.