Emanuela Trovato

Dr. Emanuela Trovato is Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry (S.S.D. CHIM/01) at the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Science of University of Messina since January 2022. She graduated in Chemistry in 2006, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Messina. From 2011 till 2014 she attended the Ph.D. program, receiving Ph.D. in Chemical Science at University of Messina on the 04th of April 2014.

In 2017 she was one of the winners of the PhD ITalents Project for encourage the inclusion of PhD students in Enterprises.  Since 2017 she has carried out her research activity at Chromaleont s.r.l., a spin-off of the  University of Messina, participating in different research projects as coordinator of research unit and participant (PhD ITalents Project , PON Research and Innovation 2014-2020). Her research interests mainly concerns the application of headspace techniques  (Solid phase microextraction, Thermal desorption, Static head space) for the extraction of volatile compounds, combined with chromatographic analytical techniques for the analysis and characterization of complex matrices in different research area, as foods, essential oils, lipids, biological fluids etc. She is involved in other field of research as gas chromatographic separation of enantiomers of volatiles, sensory evaluation and GC sniffing, High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and Statistical elaboration of chromatographic results.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of an International “open access” Journal and referee in various International Journals related to analytical chemistry and food science. Dr. Trovato is author of 22 publications in International Journals, 3 book chapters and various contributions in national and international symposia.


  1. Emanuela Trovato, Katia Arena, Roberta La Tella, Francesca Rigano, Roberto LaganĂ  Vinci, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello, Paolo Guarnaccia

“Hemp seed-based food products as functional foods: A comprehensive
characterization of secondary metabolites using liquid and gas
chromatography methods”

Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2023, 117, 105151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2023.105151


  1. Cherrate, Mustapha; EL-Mernissi, Reda; Bouymajane, Aziz; Filali, Fouzia Rhazi; Trovato, Emanuela; Echchgadda, Ghizlane; Maissour, Abdellah; Ajana, Mohammed Aziz; Dugo, Paola; Cacciola, Francesco; Mondello, Luigi; Makroum, Kacem

“Chemical composition, antioxidant/antibacterial activities and ADMET study of the essential oil isolated from the aerial parts of Ziziphora hispanica grown in Morocco”

Journal of Essential Oil Research, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1080/10412905.2023.2170483


  1. Salerno, Tania Maria Grazia; Oteri, Marianna; Arena, Paola; Trovato, Emanuela; Sciarrone, Danilo; Donato, Paola; Mondello, Luigi

“Fast Triacylglycerol Fingerprinting in Edible Oils by Subcritical Solvent Chromatography”

Separations, 2023, 10(1), 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/separations10010056


  1. Oteri, Marianna; Bartolomeo, Giovanni; Rigano, Francesca; Aspromonte, Juan; Trovato, Emanuela; Purcaro, Giorgia; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi; Beccaria, Marco

“Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seed Oil with a Focus on Minor Lipid Components”

Foods, 2023, 12(1), 23. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12010023


  1. Lechhab, Touria; Lechhab, Wafae; Trovato, Emanuela; Salmoun, Farida; Mondello, Luigi; Cacciola, Francesco

“Impact of edaphoclimatic conditions and crop season on olive oil’s fatty acids”

Agronomy Journal, 2022, 114(6), 3118–3128. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.21161


  1. Lechhab, Touria; Lechhab, Wafae; Trovato, Emanuela; Salmoun, Farida; Mondello, Luigi; Cacciola, Francesco

“Screening of the Volatile Composition of Moroccan Olive Oils by Using SPME/GC-MS-FID over a Two-Year Period: A Pedoclimatic Discrimination”

Horticulturae, 2022, 8(10), 925. https://doi.org/10.3390/horticulturae8100925


  1. Arena, Paola; Rigano, Francesca; Guarnaccia, Paolo; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi; Trovato, Emanuela

“Elucidation of the Lipid Composition of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Products by Means of Gas Chromatography and Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry Detection”

Molecules, 2022, 27(10), 3358. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27103358


  1. El Mansouri, Fouad; El Farissi, Hammadi; Cacciola, Francesco; da Silva, Joaquim C. G. Esteves; Lovillo, Miguel Palma; El Majdoub, Yassine Oulad; Trovato, Emanuela; Mondello, Luigi; Khaddor, Mohamed; Brigui, Jamal

“Profiling the Volatile and Non-Volatile Compounds along with the Antioxidant Properties of Malted Barley”

Separations, 2022, 9(5), 119. https://doi.org/10.3390/separations9050119


  1. Trovato, Emanuela; Vento, Federica; Creti, Donato; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi

“Elucidation of Analytical–Compositional Fingerprinting of Three Different Species of Chili Pepper by Using Headspace Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled with Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry Analysis, and Sensory Profile Evaluation”

Molecules, 2022, 27(7), 2355. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27072355


  1. Arena, Katia; Trovato, Emanuela; Cacciola, Francesco; Spagnuolo, Ludovica; Pannucci, Elisa; Guarnaccia, Paolo; Santi, Luca; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi; Dugo, Laura

“Phytochemical Characterization of Rhus coriaria L. Extracts by Headspace Solid-Phase Micro Extraction Gas Chromatography, Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography, and Antioxidant Activity Evaluation”

Molecules, 2022, 27(5), 1727. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27051727


  1. Lechhab, Touria; Salmoun, Farida; Lechhab, WafaĂȘ; El Majdoub, Yassine Oulad; Russo, Marina; Camillo, Maria Rita Testa; Trovato, Emanuela; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi; Cacciola, Francesco

“Determination of bioactive compounds in extra virgin olive oils from 19 Moroccan areas using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry: a study over two successive years”

European Food Research and Technology, 2021, 247(12), 2993–3012. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00217-021-03842-7


  1. ArigĂČ, Adriana; Rigano, Francesca; Russo, Marina; Trovato, Emanuela; Dugo, Paola; Mondello, Luigi

“Dietary intake of coumarins and furocoumarins through citrus beverages: A detailed estimation by a HPLC-MS/MS method combined with the linear retention index system”

Foods, 2021, 10(7), 1533. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10071533


  1. Asraoui, Fadoua; Kounnoun, Ayouba; Cacciola, Francesco; Mansouri, Fouad El; Kabach, Imad; Majdoub, Yassine Oulad El; Alibrando, Filippo; Arena, Katia; Trovato, Emanuela; Mondello, Luigi; Louajri, Adnane

“Phytochemical profile, antioxidant capacity, α‐amylase and α‐glucosidase inhibitory potential of wild moroccan inula viscosa (L.) aiton leaves”

Molecules, 2021, 26(11), 3134. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26113134


  1. Giuseppe Micalizzi, Filippo Alibrando, Federica Vento, Emanuela Trovato, Mariosimone Zoccali, Paolo Guarnaccia, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello

“Development of a novel microwave distillation technique for the isolation of Cannabis Sativa L. essential oil and gas chromatography analyses for the comprehensive characterization of terpenes and terpenoids, including their enantio-distribution”

Molecules, 2021, 26(6), 1588; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061588


  1. Emanuela Trovato, Adriana ArigĂČ, Federica Vento, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello

“Influence of citrus flavor addition in brewing process: characterization of the volatile and non-volatile profile to prevent frauds and adulterations”

Separations, 2021, 8(2), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/separations8020018


  1. Emanuela Trovato, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Margita UtczĂĄs, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello

“GC/MS libraries for essential oil analysis” in Handbook of Essential Oils 3rd ed.,

CRC Press august 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351246460


  1. Federico Vita, Beatrice Giuntoli, Edoardo Bertolini, Cosimo Taiti, Elettra Marone, Chiara D’Ambrosio, Emanuela Trovato, Danilo Sciarrone, Mariosimone Zoccali, Raffaella Balestrini, Andrea Scaloni, Luigi Mondello, Stefano Mancuso, Massimo Alessio, Amedeo Alpi

“Tuberomics: A molecular profiling for the adaption of edible fungi (Tuber magnatum Pico) to different natural environments”

BMC Genomics, 2020, 21:90. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-6522-3


  1. Emanuela Trovato, Maria Letizia Di Pietro, Antonino Giannetto, Gregory Dupeyre, Philippe P. Lainé, Francesco Nastasi, Fausto Puntoriero and Sebastiano Campagna

“Designing expanded bipyridinium as redox and optical probes for DNA”. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2020, 19, 105-113. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9PP00418A


  1. Nacera Riad, Mohamed Reda Zahi, Emanuela Trovato, Naima Bouzidi, Yasmina Daghbouche, Margita Utczas, Luigi Mondello, Mohamed El Hattab.

“Chemical screening and antibacterial activity of essential oil and volatile fraction of Dictyopteris polypodioides”.

Microchemical Journal, 2020, 152, 104415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2019.104415


  1. Maria Letizia Di Pietro, Francesco Nastasi, Emanuela Trovato, Antonino Arrigo, Antonio Santoro, Giuseppina La Ganga, Scolastica Serroni and Fausto Puntoriero; “Photophysics of Transition Metal Complexes”, in Photochemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, 43, 148–172. DOI: 10.1039/9781782622772-00148


  1. Salvatore Petralia, Maria E. Castagna, Emanuele Cappello, Fausto Puntoriero, Emanuela Trovato and Sabrina Conoci; “A miniaturized silicon based device for Nucleic Acids electrochemical Detection”, Sensing and BioSensing Research, 2015, 6, 90–94. DOI:10.1016/j.sbsr.2015.09.006


  1. Fortage, G. Dupeyre, F. TuyĂšras, V. Marvaud, P. Ochsenbein, I. Ciofini, M. Hromadova, L. Pospisil, A. Arrigo, E. Trovato, F. Puntoriero, P. LainĂ©, S. Campagna; “Molecular Dyads of Ruthenium(II)­ or Osmium(II)­Bis(terpyridine) Chromophores and Expanded Pyridinium Acceptors. Equilibration between MLCT and Charge-Separated Excited States”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 11944−11955. DOI: 10.1021/ic401639g


  1. Trovato, M. L. Di Pietro, F. Puntoriero, F. Nastasi; “Photophysics of Transition Metal Complexes” in Photochemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013, 41, 156–181. DOI: 10.1039/9781849737722-00156


  1. Trovato, M. L. Di Pietro, F. Puntoriero; “Shining a New Light on an Old Game: An OsII-based near-IR Light-Switch”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 3984–3988. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200