Giuseppe Di Silvestro

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Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry at DC UNIMI

Expertise: Polymer Science and Technology, Industrial Chemistry

Giuseppe DI SILVESTRO is associate professor, University of Milan, Chemistry Department. After his graduation in Chemistry (July 1970) he joined the group of Prof. Mario Farina at the “Istituto di Chimica Industriale” of the Politecnico di Milano, directed, at that time, by Prof. Giulio Natta. In 1972 he moved to the University of Milan and since 1981 he has been Associated Professor in Industrial Chemistry. Professor Di Silvestro is author of about 100 papers and of 240 communications at national and international meetings referring to different areas of organic and macromolecular chemistry as well as about 15 international patents, most of them dealing with polyamides and polyesters (PLA). His  scientific interests are mainly oriented to: Stereospecific polymerization with cationic, anionic, Ziegler-Natta and inclusion  radical polymerization in Perhydrotriphenylene (PHTP),   control of molecular masses and of macromolecular architecture by different polymerization mechanisms (radical, anionic, etc.), NMR study of polymer and copolymer microstructure and of macromolecular architecture, application of viscosimetry, SEC and LS in the study of solution polymer properties, Study of thermal properties; Rheology of complex architectures, theoretical Models of polymerization mechanism to control polymer microstructure and  architecture, determination of phase diagrams of binary mixtures forming inclusion compounds. Use of phase diagrams in the inclusion radical polymerization and in nano-channel synthesis for photo-optical applications.

Prof. Di Silvestro is also the principal investigator  of the “Bioplant” project.

Ten selected publications

Bio-based polyamide 11: Synthesis, rheology and solid-state properties of star structures
By Martino, Lucrezia; Basilissi, Luca; Farina, Hermes; Ortenzi, Marco Aldo; Zini, Elisa; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Scandola, Mariastella
From European Polymer Journal (2014), 59, 69-77. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.07.012

Encapsulation of volatiles in nanofibrous polysaccharide membranes for humidity-triggered release
By Mascheroni, Erika; Fuenmayor, Carlos Alberto; Cosio, Maria Stella; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Piergiovanni, Luciano; Mannino, Saverio; Schiraldi, Alberto
From Carbohydrate Polymers (2013), 98(1), 17-25. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.04.068

Electrochemical behaviour of PES ionomer and Pt-free catalyst for PEMFCs
By Giordano, Stefania; Longhi, Mariangela; Formaro, Leonardo; Farina, Hermes; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe
From Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering (2013), 3(3), 115-123. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.5599/jese.2013.0035

Branched lactic acid polymers with high viscosity in the molten state and high shear sensitivity, and nanocomposites
By Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Cui Ming, Yuan; Ortenzi, Marco; Farina, Hermes; Lugato, Tommaso; Basilissi, Luca
From PCT Int. Appl. (2013), WO 2013008156 A1 20130117, Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

Advantages of Surface-Initiated ATRP (SI-ATRP) for the Functionalization of Electrospun Materials
By Gualandi, Chiara; Vo, Cong Duan; Focarete, Maria Letizia; Scandola, Mariastella; Pollicino, Antonino; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Tirelli, Nicola
From Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2013), 34(1), 51-56. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1002/marc.201200648

Synthesis and characterization of PLA nanocomposites containing nanosilica modified with different organosilanes I. Effect of the organosilanes on the properties of nanocomposites: Macromolecular, morphological, and rheologic characterization
By Basilissi, Luca; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Farina, Hermes; Ortenzi, Marco Aldo
From Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2013), 128(3), 1575-1582. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1002/app.38324

Synthesis and characterization of PLA nanocomposites containing nanosilica modified with different organosilanes II: Effect of the organosilanes on the properties of nanocomposites: Thermal characterization
By Basilissi, Luca; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Farina, Hermes; Ortenzi, Marco Aldo
From Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2013), 128(5), 3057-3063. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1002/app.38504

Star polyamides. Theoretical model and industrial application
By Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Yuan, Cui Ming; Speroni, Franco; Guaita, Cesare; Zhang, Haichung
From Chimica e l’Industria (Milan, Italy) (2005), 87(6), 44-48. Language: Italian, Database: CAPLUS

Star- and tree-shaped branched polymers having flame-retardant properties
By Di Silvestro, Giuseppe; Cui Ming, Yuan; Ortenzi, Marco; Farina, Hermes; Lugato, Tommaso; Basilissi, Luca
From PCT Int. Appl. (2012), WO 2012080304 A1 20120621, Language: English, Database: CAPLUS

Elastomeric compounds with silica. Lower hysteresis in the presence of functionalised isoprene oligomers
By Galimberti, Maurizio; Melillo, Gianluca; Baione, Francesca; Negroni, Fabio; Pennati, Simone; Spadacini, Laura; Di Silvestro, Giuseppe
From Macromolecular Symposia (2006), 234(Trends and Perspectives in Polymer Science and Technology), 203-210. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS, DOI:10.1002/masy.200650226