Tania Salerno

Dr. Tania M. G. Salerno obtained her master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Catania in 2013. In November 2018 she got her PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Messina. Afterwards, during 2019-2021, she was employed as Technical Director and specialist in separation techniques (liquid chromatography and gas chromatography) coupled to infrared spectroscopy for a spin-off company named BeSep S.r.l.

Since December 2021 she is a Research Fellow in Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences of the University of Messina where she hold the course of¬† Analytical Chemistry for the bachelor degree in Nutraceutical Sciences and Functional Foods (SNAF). Dr. Salerno’s research activity is focused on the analysis of complex matrices of forensic, cosmetic and food interest, through the use of conventional and/or innovative analytical techniques, with particular emphasis to GC-FTIR, HPLC-FTIR, HPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS techniques.


  1. Salerno, T.M.G., Oteri, M., Arena, P., Trovato, E., Sciarrone, D., Donato, P., Mondello, L. Fast Triacylglycerol Fingerprinting in Edible Oils by Subcritical Solvent Chromatography. Separations, 2023, 10, 56. DOI: 10.3390/separations10010056.


  1. Gangemi, C.M.A., Salerno, T.M.G., Barattucci, A., Cucinotta, F., Bonaccorsi, P., Calabrese, G., Poma, P., Rizzo, M.G., Campagna, S., Puntoriero, F. A Curcumin-BODIPY Dyad and Its Silica Hybrid as NIR Bioimaging Probes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2022, 17, 9542. DOI: 10.3390/ijms23179542.


  1. Salerno, T.M.G., Coppolino, C., Donato, P., Mondello, L. The online coupling of liquid chromatography to Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy using a solute-deposition interface: A proof of concept. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2022, 414, 703-712. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-021-03693-x.


  1. Cucinotta, L., De Grazia, G., Salerno, T.M.G., Donnarumma, D., Donato, P., Sciarrone, D., Mondello, L. Overcoming the lack of reliability associated to monodimensional gas chromatography coupled to isotopic ratio mass spectrometry data by heart-cut two-dimensional gas chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 2021, 1655, 462473. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462473.


  1. Donnarumma, D., La Tella, R., Vento, F., Salerno, T.M.G., Micalizzi, G., Rigano, F., Mondello, L.Evaluation of the Level of Toxic Contaminants and Essential Molecules in the Context of the Re-Use of Tuna Fishery Industry by-Products. Food Analytical Methods, 2021, 14, 2161‚Äď2174. DOI: 10.1007/s12161-021-02045-w.


  1. Zoccali, M., Salerno, T.M.G., Tranchida, P.Q., Mondello, L. Use of a low-cost, lab-made Y-interface for liquid-gas chromatography coupling for the analysis of mineral oils in food samples. Journal of Chromatography A, 2021, 1648, (2021) 1648, 462191. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462191.


  1. Ferracane, A., Zoccali, M., Cacciola, F., Salerno, T.M.G., Tranchida, P.Q., Mondello, L. Determination of multi-pesticide residues in vegetable products using a ‚Äúreduced-scale‚ÄĚ Quechers method and flow-modulated comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 2021, 1645, 462126. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462126.


  1. Cadi, H.E., Bouzidi, H.E., Selama, G., Ramdan, B., Majdoub, Y.O.E., Alibrando, F., Arena, K., Lovillo, M.P., Brigui, J., Mondello, L., Cacciola, F., Salerno, T.M.G. Elucidation of antioxidant compounds in moroccan Chamaerops humilis L. Fruits by GC‚ÄďMS and HPLC‚ÄďMS techniques. Molecules,¬†2021, 26, DOI: 10.3390/molecules26092710.


  1. Aloisi, I., Giocastro, B., Ferracane, A., Salerno, T.M.G., Zoccali, M., Tranchida, P.Q., Mondello, L. Preliminary observations on the use of a novel low duty cycle flow modulator for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 2021, 1643, 462076. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462076.


  1. Riela, S., Barattucci, A., Barreca, D., Campagna, S., Cavallaro, G., Lazzara, G., Massaro, M., Pizzolanti, G., Salerno, T.M.G., Bonaccorsi, P., Puntoriero, F. Boosting the properties of a fluorescent dye by encapsulation into halloysite nanotubes. Dyes and Pigments, 2021, 187, DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.109094.


  1. Frison, G., Zancanaro, F., Frasson, S., Quadretti, L., Agnati, M., Vlassich, F., Gagliardi, G., Salerno, T.M.G., Donato, P., Mondello, L. Analytical Characterization of 3-MeO-PCP and 3-MMC in Seized Products and Biosamples: The Role of LC-HRAM-Orbitrap-MS and Solid Deposition GC-FTIR. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2021, 8, DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2020.618339.


  1. Barattucci, A., Salerno, T.M.G., Kohnke, F.H., Papalia, T., Puntoriero, F., Bonaccorsi, P. Curcumin-based sulfenic acid as a light switch for the binding of Biothiols. New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, DOI: 10.1039/d0nj04834h.


  1. Salerno, T.M.G., Donato, P., Frison, G., Zamengo, L., Mondello, L. Gas Chromatography-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for Unambiguous Determination of Illicit Drugs: A Proof of Concept. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2020, 8, 624. DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2020.00624.


  1. Massaro, M., Poma, P., Colletti, C.G., Barattucci, A., Bonaccorsi, P.M., Lazzara, G., Nicotra, G., Parisi, F., Salerno, T.M.G., Spinella, C., Riela, S. Chemical and biological evaluation of cross-linked halloysite-curcumin derivatives. Applied Clay Science, 2020, 184, 105400. DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2019.105400.


  1. Bonaccorsi, P.M., Labbozzetta, M., Barattucci, A., Salerno, T.M.G., Poma, P., Notarbartolo, M. Synthesis of curcumin derivatives and analysis of their antitumor effects in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines. Pharmaceuticals, 2019, 12, DOI: 10.3390/ph12040161.


  1. Mancuso, A., Barattucci, A., Bonaccorsi, P., Giannetto, A., La Ganga, G., Musarra-Pizzo, M., Salerno, T.M.G., Santoro, A., Sciortino, M.T., Puntoriero, F., Di Pietro, M.L. Carbohydrates and Charges on Oligo(phenylenethynylenes): Towards the Design of Cancer Bullets. Chemistry an European Journal, 2018, 24, 16972. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803804.


  1. Barattucci, A., Chiara Aversa, M., Mancuso, A., Salerno, T.M.G., Bonaccorsi, P. Transient sulfenic acids in the synthesis of biologically relevant products. Molecules, 2018, 23, 1030. DOI: 10.3390/molecules23051030.


  1. Bonaccorsi, P., Papalia, T., Barattucci, A., Salerno, T.M.G., Rosano, C., Castagnola, P., Viale, M., Monticone, M., Campagna, S., Puntoriero, F. Localization-controlled two-color luminescence imaging: Via environmental modulation of energy transfer in a multichromophoric species. Dalton Transaction, 2018. 47, 4733. DOI: 10.1039/c7dt04850e.


  1. Papalia, T., Barattucci, A., Campagna, S., Puntoriero, F., Salerno, T., Bonaccorsi, P. Synthesis and photophysical properties of a bichromophoric system hosting a disaccharide spacer. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2017,15, 8211-8217. DOI: 10.1039/c7ob01764b.


  1. Santoni, M.-P., Santoro, A., Salerno, T.M.G., Puntoriero, F., Nastasi, F., Di Pietro, M.L., Galletta, M., Campagna, S. Photoinduced Charge Separation in a Donor-Spacer-Acceptor Dyad with N-Annulated Perylene Donor and Methylviologen Acceptor. ChemPhysChem, 2015, 16, 3147-3150. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201500615.