Giuseppe FORTE

Ricercatore di Chimica generale e inorganica [CHIM/03]
Ufficio: Cittadella universitaria, Scienze Chimiche, piano terra.
Telefono: 0957385081



G. Consiglio, P. Di Pietro, L. D’Urso, G. Forte, G. Grasso, C. Sgarlata, D. Cossement, R. Snyders, C. Satriano. Surface tailoring of polyacrylate-grafted graphene oxide for controlled interactions at the biointerface, J. Of Colloid And Interface Science 506, (2017), 532-542


G. Forte* I. Oliveri, G. Consiglio, S. Failla, S. Di Bella.  On the Lewis acidic character of bis(salicylaldiminato)zinc(II) Schiff-base complexes: a computational and experimental investigation on a series of compounds varying the bridging diimine. Dalton Transaction 46, (2017), 4571-4581


P. Di Pietro, G. Forte*, L. D’Urso, C. Satriano. The hybrid nanobiointerface between nitrogen-doped graphene oxide and lipid membranes: a theoretical and experimental study. AIMS Materials 4, (2017), 43-60




C. Satriano, G. Forte, A. Magrì, P. Di Pietro, A. Travaglia, G. Pandini, F. Giani, D. La Mendola. Neutrophin-mimicking peptides at the biointerface with gold respond to copper ion stimuli. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, (2016), 30595-30604


C. Sgarlata, L. D'Urso, G. Consiglio, G. Grasso, C. Satriano, G. Forte*. pH sensitive functionalized oxide as a carrier for delivering gemcitabine: A computational approach. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 1096, (2016), 1-6




G. Forte, A. D'Urso, F.P. Ballistreri, R.M. Toscano, G.A. Tomaselli, G. Trusso Sfrazzetto, A. Pappalardo. Enantiomeric recognition of α-amino acid derivatives by chiral uranyl-salen receptors. Tetrahedron Letters 22, (2015), 2922-2926               


C. Bonaccorso, F. De Rossi, M. Panigati, C.G. Fortuna, G. Forte, T.M. Brown, G.M. Farinola, G. Musumarra. Metal-free synthesis of bisthiophene-core donor acceptor organic photosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells. Tetrahedron 39, (2015), 7260-7266


G. Consiglio, S. Failla, C.G. Fortuna, L. D’Urso, G. Forte* Aggregation of a Zn(II)-salen complex: Theoretical study of structure and spectra. Computational and Theoretical. Chemistry 1067, (2015), 1-6.


G. Forte*, G. Trusso Sfrazzetto, A. Pappalardo A DFT study on the recognition of α-amino acid derivatives by chiral uranyl–salen Computational and Theoretical. Chemistry 1068, (2015), 8-12.




G. Forte, A. Travaglia, A. Magrì, D. La Mendola, C. Satriano Adsorption of NGF and BDNF derived peptides on gold surfaces Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16 (2014) 1536-1544


C. Bonaccorso, G. Brancatelli, G. Forte, G. Arena, S. Geremia, D. Sciotto, C. Sgarlata Factors driving the self-assembly of water-soluble calix[4]arene and gemini guests: a combined solution, computational and solid-state study. RSC Advances 4, (2014), 53575-53587


E. Fazio, L. D'Urso, G. Consiglio, A. Giuffrida, G. Compagnini, O. Puglisi, S. Patanè, F. Neri, G. Forte. Non linear Scattering and Absorption Effects in Size-Selected Diphenylpolyynes. J. Phys. Chem. C. 118, (2014), 28812-28819         


G. Forte, G.G.N. Angilella, N.H. March, R. Pucci. Structure of a low-lying isomer of BOSi2, as a free-space planar cluster, using the Hartree-Fock method plus second order perturbations. Chem. Phys. Lett. 608, (2014), 269-271




G. Forte, C. G. Fortuna, L. Salerno, M. Modica, M. A. Siracusa, V.Cardile, G. Romeo, V. Pittalà. Antitumoral properties of substituted (aE)-a-(1H-indol-3-ylmethylene)benzeneacetic acids or amides. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 21, (2013), 5233-5245.


G. Forte, L. D’Urso, E. Fazio, S. Patanè, F. Neri, O. Puglisi, G. Compagnini. The effects of liquidenvironments on the optical properties of linear carbon chains prepared by laser ablation generated plasmas; Applied Surface Science 272, (2013), 76-81


G. Forte, G.G.N. Angilella, N.H. March, R. Pucci The nuclear structure and related properties of some low-lying isomers of free-space O n clusters (n = 6, 8, 12): Phys. Lett. A 377, (2013), 801 - 803 




L. D’Urso, C. Satriano, G. Forte, G. Compagnini, O. Puglisi Water structure and charge transfer phenomena at the liquid-graphene interface: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14(42), (2012), 14605 - 14610


G. Forte, J.M. Oliva, A.T. Balaban, D.J. Klein, N.H. March Modelling X-ray scattering factors from fluids of some fluorinated molecules and related compounds: Phys and Chem of Liquids 50 (2012) 403 - 411


             C.G. Fortuna, G. Forte*, V. Pittalà, A. Giuffrida, G. Consiglio Could 2,6-bis((E)-2-(furan-2-yl)vinyl)-1-methylpyridinium iodide and analogue compounds intercalate DNA

             ? A first principle prediction based on structural and electronic properties Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 985 (2012) 8 – 13


G. Forte, G. G. N. Angilella, V. Pittalà, N. H. March, R. Pucci. Neutral and cationic freespace oxygen-silicon clusters SiOn (1 < n <· 6), and possible relevance to crystals of SiO2 under pressure; Physics Letter A 376 (2012) 476 - 479


C. Satriano, M.E. Fragalà, G. Forte, A. M. Santoro, D. La Mendola and B. Kasemo; Surface adsorption of fibronectin-derived peptide fragments: the influence of electrostatics and hydrophobicity for endothelial cells adhesion Soft Matter  8 (2012) 53 – 56


G. Forte, G. G. N. Angilella, V. Pittalà, N. H. March, R. Pucci Inhomogeneous electron liquid in the free-space building block Li2C2 plus its dimer and trimer Physics and Chemistry of Liquids 50 (2012) 46 – 53




            L. D’Urso, G. Forte*, P. Russo, C. Caccamo, G. Compagnini, O. Puglisi; Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Study on 1D-2D Graphene-based Structures. Carbon 49 (2011)



            G. Compagnini, G. Forte, F. Giannazzo, V. Raineri, A. La Magna, I. Deretzis; Ion beam induced      defects in graphene: Raman spectroscopy and DFT calculations. J. 

           Mol. Struct. 993, (2011), 86 - 92


A.R. Lazo Fraga, G. Li Destri, G. Forte, A. Rescifina, F. Punzo. Could N- (diethylcarbamothioyl)benzamide be a good ionophore for sensor membranes?; J. Mol. Struct.  981, (2010), 86-92




G. Forte, G.G.N. Angilella, N.H. March, R. Pucci. Ab initio quantum mechanics of a cluster of SiH4 and two H2 molecules, together with its dimer and trimer; Physics Letter A 374, (2010), 580-583.


G. Forte*, A. La Magna, I. Dreretzis, R. Pucci. Ab Initio Prediction of Boron Compounds Arising from Borozene: Structural and Electronic Properties; Nanoscale Res. Lett. 5, (2010), 158-163


I. Deretzis, G. Forte, A. Grassi, A La Magna, G. Piccitto, R. Pucci. A multiscale study of electronic structure and quantum transport in C6n^2H6n-based graphene quantum dots; J. Phys. Condens. Matter 22, (2010) 095504-095515


A. La Magna, I. Deretzis, G. Forte, R. Pucci. Lack of universal conductance features in disordered graphene nanoribbons; Phys Status Solidi C 7, (2010), 1246-1250




A. La Magna, I. Deretzis, G. Forte, R. Pucci. Conductance distribution in doped and defected graphene nanoribbons; Phys. Rev. B 80, (2009), 195413-195416


G. Forte, A. Grassi, G.M. Lombardo, G.G.N. Angilella, N.H. March, R. Pucci. Quantum-chemical modelling of the structural change of water due to its interaction with nanographene; Physics and Chemistry of Liquids 47 (6), (2009), 599-606


A.R. Lazo Fraga, A. Collins, G. Forte, A. Rescifina, F. Punzo. Structures and properties in different media of N,N-(diethylcarbamothioyl)furan-2-carboxamide: A ionophore for sensor membranes; J. Mol. Struct. 929, (2009), 174-181



A. Grassi, G.M. Lombardo, G.G.N. Angilella, G. Forte, N.H. March, C. Van Alsenoy, R. Pucci. Lowdin correlation energy density of the inhomogeneous electron liquid in some closed-shell molecules at equilibrium geometry; Physics and Chemistry of Liquids 46(5), (2008), 484-490


A. La Magna, I. Deretzis, G. Forte, R. Pucci. Violation of the single-parameter scaling hypothesis in disordered graphene nanoribbons; Physical Review B 78, (2008), 153405-1-153405-4


G. Forte, A. Grassi, G.M. Lombardo, A. La Magna, G.G.N. Angilella, R. Pucci, R. Vilardi. Modeling vacancies and hydrogen impurities in graphene; A molecular point of view: Physics Letters A 372, (2008), 6168-6174


G. Forte, A. Grassi, G.M. Lombardo, G.G.N. Angilella, N.H. March, R. Pucci. Molecules in cluster: the case of planar LiBeBCNOF built from a triangular form LiOB and a linear four- center species FbeCN; Physics Letters A 372, (2008), 3253-3255




G. Arena, I. Deretzis, G. Forte, F. Giannazzo, A. La Magna, G. Lombardo, V. Raineri, C. Sgarlata, G. Spoto. Electron transport properties of calix[4]arene based systems in a metal–molecule–metal junction: characterization by conducting-atomic force microscopy and theoretical calculations; New J. Chem. 31, (2007), 756-761


G. Forte*, A. Grassi, G. Marletta. Molecular Modeling of Oligopeptide Adsorption onto Functionalized Quartz Surfaces; J. Phys. Chem. B 111, (2007), 11237-11243


- studio delle variazioni delle proprietà strutturali, ottiche ed elettroniche del grafene i) in interazione con varie molecole; ii) in presenza di elementi dopanti (ad esempio atomi di Azoto o Boro sostituiti ad atomi di Carbonio); iii) in presenza di lacune, iv) depositato su varie superfici.

Gli studi sono condotti a livello teorico e computazionale. Come modello per il grafene sono stati utilizzati idrocarburi policiclici aromatici (PAHs), ottenuti per estensione del coronene, e nanoribbons a dimensione finita o studiati in condizioni periodiche. A tale scopo sono utilizzati vari livelli di approssimazione computazionali (CI, MP2, DFT,Molecular Dynamics, Tight Binding).

- studio delle interazioni fra molecole biologiche, oligopeptidi, e superfici, e loro applicazioni come sistemi a rilascio controllato

-  studio di proprietà di molecole in clusters e la loro variazione strutturale rispetto allo stato libero

I compiti di SFA aggiornati al 01/08/2017 sono riportati nella sezione curriculum


Appello 6/9/2017

Si comunica agli studenti che aderirò allo sciopero degli esami, relativo al primo appello della terza sessione, contro il discriminatorio blocco delle classi e degli scatti stipendiali dei docenti universitari, ma anche in difesa dell’Università Pubblica. Infatti, insieme ad altri colleghi intendiamo