Inorganic nanoparticles in life sciences and advanced characterization techniques

A.Y. 2019/2020
8
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/03 CHIM/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of the course is:
- to provide the student with the most important knowledge related to basic principles of nanoparticles and their applications.
- to provide the student with the most important analytic technologies related to nanoparticles
Expected learning outcomes
Skills acquired by the students at the end of the course are:
- the knowledge of synthetic methods of inorganic nanoparticles and their functionalization for application in the biomedical field
- the knowledge on the suitable analytic methodologies related to the nanoparticles
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Prerequisites for admission
It is necessary to possess the basic knowledge of General and Inorganic Chemistry as well as of Organic Chemistry, in order to be able to understand the main concepts that the course is dealing with.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The assessment consists of a written report for both the two-course parts. A topic covered in the course will be assigned and on the bases of that, the students will produce two distinct reports for the first and the second part.
Inorganic nanoparticles in life sciences
Course syllabus
Basic concepts on the nanoparticles, their physico-chemical properties and how these latter can be modulated changing nanoparticles size will be presented. In particular, the synthetic procedures (using both top-down and bottom-up approaches) for the preparation of different nanoparticle classes (metallic, semiconductors and quantum dots) will be described. The peculiar properties of the different types of nanoparticles (absorption, emission, modulation of the nanosized semiconductors band gap, etc.) will be described. The most relevant strategies for nanoparticles stabilization in colloidal suspension, for the choice of the capping material as a function of the biomedical use of the nano-object, will be presented.
Teaching methods
Lessons in the classroom.
Teaching Resources
Slides of both parts of the course used during lessons will be provided to the students through the Ariel website.On the same website, some reviews will be loaded, dealing with the topics presented in the lessons.
Nanoparticle advanced characterization techniques
Course syllabus
The objective of the course is to furnish advanced skills on spectroscopic techniques for the study of organic small molecules. In particular:
- Bi-dimensional NMR experiments (COSY, HSQC, NOESY, HMBC, TOCSY): basic concepts and practical application on selected molecules;
- Solid state NMR (ssNMR) applied to the study of nanoparticles.
Teaching methods
Lessons in the classroom.
Teaching Resources
Slides of both parts of the course used during lessons will be provided to the students through the Ariel website. On the same website, some reviews will be loaded, dealing with the topics presented in the lessons.
Inorganic nanoparticles in life sciences
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Maggioni Daniela
Nanoparticle advanced characterization techniques
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 32 hours
Professor: Pirovano Valentina