Dario’s Astrochemistry Webinar

ESR Dario Campisi on 25th June took part in a web seminar (webinar) organized by American Vacuum Society and University of Central Florida Chapter (https://www.ucf.avs.org/astrochem-lecture.html). In this web-talk, Dario explains the role of PAHs as interstellar catalysts for H2 formation and the delivery properties of forsterite, a mineral ubiquitous in all rocky parts of our universe, to understand how PAHs are delivered and chemically evolved from the interstellar medium to solar system objects. In this webinar, Dario reports also the results of his recent publications and the results of the two new incoming publications.


1) D. Campisi, A. Candian, Do defects in PAHs promote catalytic activity in space? Stone–Wales pyrene as a test case, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, 22, 6738-6748. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP06523G

2) D. Campisi, F. D. S. Simonsen, J. D. Thrower, R. Jaganathan, L. Hornekær, R. Martinazzo and A. G. G. M. Tielens, Superhydrogenation of pentacene: the reactivity of zigzag-edges, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, 22, 1557-1565. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP05440E

3) R. Cortese, D. Campisi, A. Prestianni, D. Duca, Alkane dehydrogenation on defective BN quasi-molecular nanoflakes: DFT studies. Molecular Catalysis 2020, 493, 110891 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2020.110891

4) R. Cortese, D. Campisi, D. Duca, Hydrogen Arrangements on Defective Quasi-Molecular BN Fragments, ACS omega, 2019, 4, 14849-14859. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b01445