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Surname: 
Carroccio
Firstname: 
Sabrina Carola
Position: 
Staff
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Researcher
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+390953785440
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Her research activity is mainly dedicated to the structural and thermal characterization of polymeric formulates and nanocomposites as well as the polymer degradation phenomena during processing and in service use. In particular, her scientific interest has been centred on molecular analysis of macromolecules by advances mass spectrometry techniques (MALDI-TOF, ESI-MS, SEC/MALDI); molar masses determination by viscometry, 1H-NMR, SEC and SEC/MALDI; characterization and quantification of stabilizers, flame retardants, additives, by-products and degradation products; thermal analysis by hyphenated MS techniques (DP-MS, Py-GCMS and TGA-MS); studies of degradation mechanisms (pyrolysis, thermo and photo-oxidation) and stabilization in engineering polymeric materials.
Curriculum: 

Sabrina Carola Carroccio received her Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry (110/110 cum laude) and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Catania in 1997 and 2002, respectively.  From 2001 to July 2016, she worked at the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB-CNR Catania Unit). In August 2016 she moved to IMM-CNR, Catania (University). She was scientific responsible of several research agreements CNR-enterprises, responsible for research tasks in national scientific projects, as well as an active participant in international projects. Since 2016 she has been a member of the board of the Italian Macromolecular Science and Technology Association (AIM). She has held 5 invited presentations at schools and workshops on polymer characterization. She has written 2 books chapters on invitation upon polymer degradation by using modern MS methods. She has authored 39 peer reviewed international papers, 5 book chapters and more than 60 contributions to national and international meetings. To date, Sabrina Carola Carroccio has received 771 citations, which yield an H-index of 18.

Scientific Productions

Roberto Fiorenza, Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Carmelo Iaria, Elena Maria Scalisi, Maria Violetta Brundo, Antonino Gulino, Luca Spitaleri, Giuseppe Nicotra, Sandro Dattilo, Sabrina Carola Carroccio, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Preferential removal of pesticides from water by molecular imprinting on TiO2 photocatalysts

Chemical Engineering Journal [Elsevier], Volume: 379 Pages: 122309

Maria Cantarella, Sabrina C Carroccio, Sandro Dattilo, Roberto Avolio, Rachele Castaldo, Concetto Puglisi, Vittorio Privitera

Molecularly imprinted polymer for selective adsorption of diclofenac from contaminated water

Chemical Engineering Journal [Elsevier], Volume: 367 Pages: 180-188

Martina Ussia, Francesco Ruffino, Elena Bruno, Emanuela Spina, Irene Conticello, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina Carola Carroccio

The role of solvent on the formulation of graphene/polyporphyrin hybrid material versus photocatalytic activity

Polymer Bulletin [Springer Berlin Heidelberg], Pages: 1-15

Martina Ussia, Alessandro Di Mauro, Tommaso Mecca, Francesca Cunsolo, Giuseppe Nicotra, Corrado Spinella, Pierfrancesco Cerruti, Giuliana Impellizzeri, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina C Carroccio

ZnO-pHEMA Nanocomposites: an Eco-friendly and Reusable Material for Water Remediation

ACS applied materials & interfaces [American Chemical Society], Volume: 10 Issue: 46 Pages: 40100-40110

Gabriele Clarizia, Paola Bernardo, Giuliana Gorrasi, Daniela Zampino, Sabrina Carroccio

Influence of the Preparation Method and Photo-Oxidation Treatment on the Thermal and Gas Transport Properties of Dense Films Based on a Poly (ether-block-amide) Copolymer.

Materials [Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute], Volume: 11 Issue: 8 Pages: 1326

Giuliana Gorrasi, Valeria Bugatti, Martina Ussia, Raniero Mendichi, Daniela Zampino, Concetto Puglisi, Sabrina Carola Carroccio

Halloysite nanotubes and thymol as photo protectors of biobased polyamide 11

Polymer degradation and stability [Elsevier], Volume: 152 Pages: 43-51

Martina Ussia, Elena Bruno, Emanuela Spina, Daniele Vitalini, Giovanna Pellegrino, Francesco Ruffino, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina C Carroccio

Freestanding photocatalytic materials based on 3D graphene and polyporphyrins

Scientific reports [Nature Publishing Group], Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Pages: 5001

Giovanna Pellegrino, Sabrina Carola Carroccio, Francesco Ruffino, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Giuseppe Nicotra, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri

Polymeric platform for the growth of chemically anchored ZnO nanostructures by ALD

RSC advances [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Pages: 521-530

Rossella Arrigo, Sonia Bellavia, Cristian Gambarotti, Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva, Sabrina Carroccio

Carbon nanotubes-based nanohybrids for multifunctional nanocomposites

Journal of King Saud University-Science [Elsevier], Volume: 29 Issue: 4 Pages: 502-509

Serena Coiai, Francesca Cicogna, Chengcheng Yang, Veronika Tempesti, Sabrina Carola Carroccio, Giuliana Gorrasi, Raniero Mendichi, Nadka Tz . Dintcheva, Elisa Passaglia

Grafting of Hindered Phenol Groups onto Ethylene/α-Olefin Copolymer by Nitroxide Radical Coupling

Polymers [Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker], Volume: 9 Issue: 12 Pages: 670

Serena Coiai, Francesca Cicogna, Chengcheng Yang, Veronika Tempesti, Sabrina Carola Carroccio, Giuliana Gorrasi, Raniero Mendichi, Nadka Tz . Dintcheva, Elisa Passaglia

Grafting of Hindered Phenol Groups onto Ethylene/α-Olefin Copolymer by Nitroxide Radical Coupling

Polymers [Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker], Volume: 9 Issue: 12 Pages: 670

Giuliana Gorrasi, Angelo Meduri, Paola Rizzarelli, Sabrina Carroccio, Giusy Curcuruto, Claudio Pellecchia, Daniela Pappalardo

Preparation of poly (glycolide-co-lactide) s through a green process: Analysis of structural, thermal, and barrier properties

Reactive and Functional Polymers [Elsevier], Volume: 109 Pages: 70-78

N Tz Dintcheva, R Arrigo, S Carroccio, G Curcuruto, M Guenzi, C Gambarotti, G Filippone

Multi-functional polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-functionalized carbon nanotubes for photo-oxidative stable Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene-based nanocomposites

European Polymer Journal [Pergamon], Volume: 75 Pages: 525-537

Chengcheng Yang, Monica Guenzi, Francesca Cicogna, Cristian Gambarotti, Giovanni Filippone, Calogero Pinzino, Elisa Passaglia, Nadka Tz Dintcheva, Sabrina Carroccio, Serena Coiai

Grafting of polymer chains on the surface of carbon nanotubes via nitroxide radical coupling reaction

Polymer International [John Wiley & Sons, Ltd], Volume: 65 Issue: 1 Pages: 48-56

S Carroccio, G Curcuruto, G Filippone, S Coiai, F Cicogna, N Dintcheva, C Gambarotti

Degradation of PA 11 nanocomposites: the chemical point of view

JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMATERIALS & FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS [],

N Dintcheva, R Arrigo, E Morici, C Gambarotti, G Filippone, S Coiai, S Carroccio

Multi-functional Stabilizers-functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for advanced Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene-based Nanocomposites

JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMATERIALS & FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS [], Volume: 14

N Tz Dintcheva, R Arrigo, E Morici, Cristian Gambarotti, S Carroccio, F Cicogna, G Filippone

Multi-functional hindered amine light stabilizers-functionalized carbon nanotubes for advanced ultra-high molecular weight Polyethylene-based nanocomposites

Composites Part B: Engineering [Elsevier], Volume: 82 Pages: 196-204

Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva, Rossella Arrigo, Cristian Gambarotti, Sabrina Carroccio, Serena Coiai, Giovanni Filippone

Advanced ultra‐high molecular weight polyethylene/antioxidant‐functionalized carbon nanotubes nanocomposites with improved thermo‐oxidative resistance

Journal of Applied Polymer Science [], Volume: 132 Issue: 33

G Filippone, SC Carroccio, G Curcuruto, E Passaglia, Cristian Gambarotti, N Tz Dintcheva

Time-resolved rheology as a tool to monitor the progress of polymer degradation in the melt state–Part II: Thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation of polyamide 11/organo-clay nanocomposites

Polymer [Elsevier], Volume: 73 Pages: 102-110

G Filippone, SC Carroccio, R Mendichi, L Gioiella, N Tz Dintcheva, Cristian Gambarotti

Time-resolved rheology as a tool to monitor the progress of polymer degradation in the melt state–Part I: Thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation of polyamide 11

Polymer [Elsevier], Volume: 72 Pages: 134-141

Paola Rizzarelli, Sabrina Carroccio

Role of mass spectrometry in the elucidation of thermal degradation mechanisms in polymeric materials

Reactions and Mechanisms in Thermal Analysis of Advanced Materials [John Wiley & Sons, Inc.], Pages: 221-258

R Arrigo, N Tz Dintcheva, Monica Guenzi, Cristian Gambarotti, G Filippone, S Coiai, S Carroccio

Thermo-oxidative resistant nanocomposites containing novel hybrid-nanoparticles based on natural polyphenol and carbon nanotubes

Polymer degradation and stability [Elsevier], Volume: 115 Pages: 129-137

N Tz Dintcheva, R Arrigo, Cristian Gambarotti, S Carroccio, G Filippone, F Cicogna, M Guenzi

α-Tocopherol-induced radical scavenging activity in carbon nanotubes for thermo-oxidation resistant ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene-based nanocomposites

Carbon [Pergamon], Volume: 74 Pages: 14-21

Nadka Tzankova Dintcheva, Rossella Arrigo, Cristian Gambarotti, Monica Guenzi, Sabrina Carroccio, Francesca Cicogna, Giovanni Filippone

Immobilization of natural anti-oxidants on carbon nanotubes and aging behavior of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene-based nanocomposites

AIP Conference Proceedings [AIP], Volume: 1599 Issue: 1 Pages: 102-105

Anna Nuzzo, Serena Coiai, Sabrina C Carroccio, Nadka Tz Dintcheva, Cristian Gambarotti, Giovanni Filippone

Heat‐Resistant Fully Bio‐Based Nanocomposite Blends Based on Poly (lactic acid)

Macromolecular materials and engineering [], Volume: 299 Issue: 1 Pages: 31-40

Francesca Cicogna, Serena Coiai, Paola Rizzarelli, Sabrina Carroccio, Cristian Gambarotti, Ilaria Domenichelli, Chengcheng Yang, Nadka Tz Dintcheva, Giovanni Filippone, Calogero Pinzino, Elisa Passaglia

Functionalization of aliphatic polyesters by nitroxide radical coupling

Polymer Chemistry [Royal Society of Chemistry], Volume: 5 Issue: 19 Pages: 5656-5667

Anna Nuzzo, Serena Coiai, Sabrina C Carroccio, Nadka Tz Dintcheva, Cristian Gambarotti, Giovanni Filippone

Cover Picture: Macromol. Mater. Eng. 1/2014

Macromolecular Materials and Engineering [], Volume: 299 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-1

Otto Højager Attermann Nielsen, Arman Ahamed Subash, Frederik Donbæk Nielsen, Anders Bjorholm Dahl, Jacob Lercke Skytte, Stefan Andersson-Engels, Dmitry Khoptyar

Spectral characterisation of dairy products using photon time-of-flight spectroscopy

Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy [SAGE Publications], Volume: 21 Issue: 5 Pages: 375-383

SC Carroccio, G Curcuruto, N Tz. Dintcheva, Cristian Gambarotti, S Coiai, G Filippone

Using matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization time‐of‐flight mass spectrometry for the characterization of functionalized carbon nanotubes

Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry [], Volume: 27 Issue: 12 Pages: 1359-1366

Paolo Carampin, Enrique Lallana, Jureerat Laliturai, Sabrina C Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Nicola Tirelli

Oxidant‐Dependent REDOX Responsiveness of Polysulfides

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 213 Issue: 19 Pages: 2052-2061

Enrique Lallana, Tiziana Ferreri, Sabrina C Carroccio, Ana M Puga, Nicola Tirelli

End‐group rearrangements in poly (propylene sulfide) matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization time‐of‐flight analysis. Experimental evidence and possible mechanisms

Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry [], Volume: 26 Issue: 18 Pages: 2158-2164

Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Giorgio Montaudo

Polyetherimide

Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics, Volume 4 [John Wiley & Sons, Inc.], Pages: 79-110

Sabrina Carroccio, Paola Rizzarelli, Daniela Zampino

A Snapshot of Thermo‐Oxidative Degradation Products in Poly (bisphenol A carbonate) by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Matrix‐Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics [WILEY‐VCH Verlag], Volume: 212 Issue: 24 Pages: 2648-2666

Paola Rizzarelli, Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi

Polymer Degradation

Mass Spectrometry in Polymer Chemistry [Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA], Pages: 437-465

Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Giorgio Montaudo

Polyetherimide

Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics [John Wiley & Sons, Inc.], Volume: 4 Pages: 79-110

Paola Rizzarelli, Sabrina Carroccio

Thermo-oxidative processes in biodegradable poly (butylene succinate)

Polymer Degradation and Stability [Elsevier], Volume: 94 Issue: 10 Pages: 1825-1838

S Carroccio, P Rizzarelli, G Scaltro, C Puglisi

Comparative investigation of photo-and thermal-oxidation processes in poly (butylene terephthalate)

Polymer [Elsevier], Volume: 49 Issue: 16 Pages: 3371-3381

Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Giuseppina Scaltro, Tiziana Ferreri, Giorgio Montaudo

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight investigation of Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 thermo-oxidation products.

European Journal of Mass Spectrometry [SAGE Publications], Volume: 13 Issue: 6 Pages: 397-408

Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Giuseppina Scaltro, Tiziana Ferreri, Giorgio Montaudo

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight investigation of Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 thermo-oxidation products

European Journal of Mass Spectrometry [SAGE Publications], Volume: 13 Issue: 6 Pages: 397-408

Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Giorgio Montaudo

Comparison of photooxidation and thermal oxidation processes in poly (ether imide)

Macromolecules [American Chemical Society], Volume: 38 Issue: 16 Pages: 6863-6870

Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi, Giorgio Montaudo

New vistas in polymer degradation. Thermal oxidation processes in poly (ether imide)

Macromolecules [American Chemical Society], Volume: 38 Issue: 16 Pages: 6849-6862

Giorgio Montaudo, Filippo Samperi, Maurizio S Montaudo, Sabrina Carroccio, Concetto Puglisi

Current trends in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization of polymeric materials

European Journal of Mass Spectrometry [SAGE Publications], Volume: 11 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-14

S Carroccio, G Curcuruto, G Filippone, N Dintcheva

Termo-e foto-degradazione di nano compositi a base di nylon 11

XXII Convegno Nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole [IT], Pages: 82-84

N Dintcheva, R Arrigo, E Morici, C Gambarotti, G Filippone, S Carroccio, S Coiai

Thermo-oxidative resistant UHMWPE-based nanocomposites containing hybrid-nanoparticles based on natural anti-oxidants and carbon nanotubes

GT70-Polymer processing with resulting morphology and properties: feet in the present and eyes at the future [],

F Cicogna, R Arrigo, V Tempesti, E Passaglia, N Dintcheva, S Carroccio, C Gambarotti, G Filippone, S Coiai

The antioxidant behavior of functional nitroxide grafted polyethylene samples

X INSTM CONFERENCE [],

G Filippone, A Nuzzo, S Carroccio, F Cicogna, S Coiai, N Dintcheva, C Gambarotti

Ruolo della reologia nel fenomeno della co-continuità indotta da nanoparticelle in blend polimerici immiscibili

XIII Convegno dell’Associazione Italiana di Reologia-SIR [],

R Arrigo, N Dintcheva, C Gambarotti, M Guenzi, S Carroccio, F Cicogna, G Filippone

Natural anti-oxidants immobilized onto carbon nanotubes for thermo-oxidation resistant polymer-based nanocomposites

8th International Conference on “Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilization” [],

S Coiai, F Cicogna, C Yang, I Domenichelli, C Pinzino, P Rizzarelli, S Carroccio, C Gambarotti, N Dintcheva, G Filippone, E Passaglia

Functionalized poly (butylene succinate) by nitroxide radical coupling

8th International Conference on “Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilization" [],

N Dintcheva, R Arrigo, C Gambarotti, M Guenzi, S Carroccio, F Cicogna, G Filippone

Resistenza alla termo-ossidazione di nanocompositi a base di UHMWPE e nanoparticelle multifunzionali ibride

XII Convegno Nazionale AIMAT [],

N Dintcheva, R Arrigo, C Gambarotti, S Carroccio, G Filippone, F Cicogna

Processing and characterization of UHMWPE/α-tocopherol-CNTs nanocomposites

European Polymer Congress (EPF 2013) [],

N Dintcheva, R Arrigo, C Gambarotti, S Carroccio, G Filippone, F Cicogna

Self thermostabilizing tocopherol-CNT/UHMWPE nanocomposites

30th Polymer Degradation Discussion Group Meeting PDDG [],

R Arrigo, N Dintcheva, C Gambarotti, S Carroccio, G Filippone, S Coiai

Rheological behaviour of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene/functionalized-MWCNTs nanocomposites

European Polymer Congress (EPF 2013) [],

R Arrigo, N Dintcheva, C Gambarotti, S Carroccio, G Filippone, F Cicogna

Nanocomposites based on UHMWPE and α-tocopherol-CNTs: processing and characterization

IX INSTM CONFERENCE [],

N Dintcheva, C Gambarotti, S Carroccio, S Coiai, G Filippone, R Arrigo

Towards functional nanotubes through grafting of antioxidant molecules onto the surface of MW-CNTs: an innovative approach in the characterization

7th International Conference on “Polymer Modification, Degradation and Stabilization” [],