Papers

Our paper “Center for Astrobiology: Toward the RNA-World in the Interstellar Medium—Detection of Urea and Search of 2-Amino-oxazole and Simple Sugars” accepted in Astrobiology

In the past decade, astrochemistry has witnessed an impressive increase in the number of detections of complex organic molecules. Some of these species are of prebiotic interest such as glycolaldehyde, the simplest sugar, or aminoacetonitrile, a possible precursor of glycine. Recently, we have reported the detection of two new nitrogen-bearing …

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Our paper “Conformational impact of the aliphatic side chain in local anaesthetics: benzocaine, butamben and isobutamben” accepted in Chemical Communications

We studied the impact of the aliphatic side chain in the stability and conformational landscape of the local anaesthetics benzocaine, butamben and isobutamben, combining high resolution rotational spectroscopy in the microwave and millimetre regions and quantum-mechanical calculations. The study reveals the connections between the alkyl chain flexibility and molecular conformations. …

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Our research about Degradation Mechanism and Relative Stability of Methylammonium Halide Based Perovskites accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Journal

The correct identification of all gases released during hybrid perovskite degradation is of great significance to develop strategies to extend the lifespan of any device based on this semiconductor. CH3X (X = Br/I) is a released degradation gas/low boiling point liquid arising from methylammonium (MA+) based perovskites, which has been …

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Our research about Competing Dispersive Interactions accepted in JPCL

Modern structural studies of biologically relevant molecules require an exhaustive interplay between experiment and theory. In this work, we present two examples where a poor choice of the theoretical method led to a misinterpretation of experimental results. We do that by performing a rotational spectroscopy study on two large and …

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