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Silvia Bracco

Assistant professor

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Curriculum Vitae






Main Publications

1. Yadav, V. N.; Comotti, A.; Sozzani, P.; Bracco, S.; Bonge-Hansen, T.; Hennum, M.; Goerbitz, C. H., "Microporous Molecular Materials from Dipeptides Containing Non-proteinogenic Residues" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2015, 54 (52), 15684-15688.

2. Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Beretta, M.; Perego, J.; Gemmi, M.; Sozzani, P., "Confined Polymerization in Highly Ordered Mesoporous Organosilicas" Chemistry - A European Journal, 2015, 21 (50), 18209-18217.

3. Kitao, T.; Bracco , S.; Comotti, A.; Sozzani, P.; Naito, M.; Seki, S.; Uemura, T.: Kitagawa, S., "Confinement of Single Polysilane Chains in Coordination Nanospaces" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137 (15), 5231-5238.

4. Bracco , S.; Beretta, M.; Cattaneo, A.; Comotti, A.; Falqui, A.; Zhao, K.; Rogers, C.; Sozzani, P., "Dipolar Rotors Orderly Aligned in Mesoporous Fluorinated Organosilica Architectures" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2015, 54(16), 4773-4777.

5. Bassanetti, I.; Comotti, A.; Sozzani, P.; Bracco, S.; Calestani, G.; Mezzadri, F.; Marchiò, L., "Porous Molecular Crystals by Macrocyclic Coordination Supramolecules" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (42), 14883-14895.

6. Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Ben, T.; Qiu, S.; Sozzani, P., "Molecular Rotors in Porous Organic Frameworks" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, 53(4), 1043-1047.

7. Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Yamamoto, A.; Beretta, M.; Hirukawa, T.; Tohnai, N.; Miyata, M.; Sozzani, P., "Engineering Switchable Rotors in Molecular Crystals with Open Porosity" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136(2), 618-621.

9. Distefano, G.; Suzuki, H.; Tsujimoto, M.; Isoda, S.; Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Sozzani, P.; Uemura, T.; Kitagawa, S., “Highly ordered alignment of a vinyl polymer by host-guest cross-polymerization” Nature Chemistry, 2013, 5 (4), 335-341.

10. Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Mauri, M.; Ben, T.; Qiu, S.; Sozzani, P., “Confined polymerization in ultra-high surface area porous organic frameworks” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51(40), 10136-10140.

11. Distefano, G.; Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Beretta, M.; Sozzani, P., “Porous Dipeptide Crystals as Polymerization Nanoreactors” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51(37), 9258-9262.

12. Kobr, L.; Zhao, K.; Shen, Y.; Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Shoemaker, R. K.; Sozzani, P.; Clark, N. A.; Price, J.; Rogers, C. T.; Michl, J., “Inclusion Compound Based Approach to Arrays of Artificial Dipolar Molecular Rotors. A Surface Inclusion” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (24), 10122-10131.

13. Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Ferretti, L.; Sozzani, P., “Supramolecular Aggregation of Block Copolymers in the Solid State As Assisted by the Selective Formation of Inclusion Crystals” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133 (23), 8982-8994.

14. Comotti. A.; Bracco, S.; Valsesia, P.; Beretta, M.; Sozzani, P., “Fast Molecular Rotor Dynamics Modulated by Guest Inclusion in a Highly Organized Nanoporous Organosilica” Angew. Chem. Int Ed., 2010, 49 (10), 1760-1764

15. Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Valsesia, P.; Beretta, M.; Sozzani, P., “Self-assembly of 1,4-cis-polybutadiene and an aromatic host to fabricate nanostructured crystals by CH•••p interactions” CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 2318-2321.

16. Comotti, A.; Bracco, S.; Sozzani, P.; Hawxwell, S. M.; Hu, C.; Ward, M. D., “Guest Molecules Confined in Amphipathic Crystals as Revealed by X-ray Diffraction and MASNMR” Crystal Growth & Design, 2009, 9 (7), 2999-3002.

17. Comotti, A.;Bracco, S.; Distefano, G.; Sozzani, P., “Methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage in nanoporous dipeptide-based materials” Chem. Commun., 2009, (3), 284-286.

18. Comotti, A.;Bracco, S.; Sozzani, P.; Horike, S.; Matsuda, R.; Chen, J.; Takata, M.; Kubota, Y.; Kitagawa, S., “Nanochannels of Two Distinct Cross-Sections in a Porous Al-Based Coordination Polymer” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130 (41), 13664-13672.

19. Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Valsesia, P.; Chmelka, B. F.; Sozzani, P., “Molecular rotors in hierarchically ordered mesoporous organosilica frameworks” Chem. Commun. 2008, (39), 4798-4800.

20. Uemura, T.; Horike, S; Kitagawa, K.; Mizuno, M.; Endo, K.;Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Sozzani, P.; Nagaoka, M.; Kitagawa, S., “Conformation and Molecular Dynamics of Single Polystyrene Chain Confined in Coordination Nanospace” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130 ( 21), 6781-6788.

21. Comotti, A.;Bracco, S.; Valsesia, P.; Ferretti, L.; Sozzani, P., “2D Multinuclear NMR, Hyperpolarized Xenon and Gas Storage in Organosilica Nanochannels with Crystalline Order in the Walls” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129 (27), 8566-8576.

22. P. Sozzani, S. Bracco, A. Comotti, P.Valsesia, R. Simonutti, Terasaki, O., Sakamoto, "Complete shape retention in the transformation of silica to polymer micro-objects" Nature Materials, 2006, 5 (7), 545-551.

23. Sozzani, P.; Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Ferretti, L.; Simonutti R., “Methane and carbon dioxide storage in a porous van der Waals crystal” Angew. Chem. Int Ed., 2005, 44 (12), 1816-1820.

24. Sozzani, P.; Bracco, S.; Comotti, A.; Simonutti, R., “Motional Phase Disorder of Polymer Chains as Crystallized to Hexagonal Lattices” Adv. Polym. Sci., 2005, 181, 153-177.

25. Sozzani, P.; Comotti, A.;Bracco, S.; Simonutti, R., “A Family of Supramolecular Frameworks of Polyconjugated Molecules Hosted in Aromatic Nanochannels” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2004, 43(21), 2792-2797.



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