Group Members

Dr. Aurelio Bonasera

AG Hecht
Department of Chemistry
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Lab:      3'109
Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-7445
Email:    bonasera
Dr. Aurelio Bonasera

Curriculum Vitae

Nov 18, 1987 born in Messina, Italy
2006 - 2009 Bachelor in Material Chemistry at University of Messina, Italy
2010 - 2011 Master in Chemistry at University of Messina, Italy
2012 - 2014 Doctoral research at University of Trieste, Italy, under the guidance of Prof. Maurizio Prato
2014 Visiting scientist at University of Mons, Belgium, under the guidance of Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni
Since 04/2015 Postdoctoral research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. Stefan Hecht


"Amines Detection with Innovative Protocols Based on Diarylethene Probes"

"The project focuses its attention on the detection of amines, using an accurate colorimetric essay based on diarylethenes (DAEs). Amines detection is of fundamental importance in order to reveal environmental hazards, survey food quality and hygene conditions. Our efforts are directed to enlarge the library of diarylethene probes in order to achieve: i) higher detection limits, ii) lower quantity of the active form of the switch at the photostationary state, and iii) eventual detection of other relevant biomolecular markers."

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014


S. Fredrich, A. Bonasera, V. Valderrey, S. Hecht*: “Sensitive Assays by Nucleophile-Induced Rearrangement of Photoactivated Diarylethenes", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6432-6440. 


F. Zhao, A. Bonasera, U Nöchel, M. Behl, D. Bléger*: "Reversible modulation of elasticity in fluoroazobenzene-containing hydrogels using green and blue light" Macromol. Rapid Commun. accepted.


C.-Y. Huang, A. Bonasera, L. Hristov, Y. Garmshausen, B. M. Schmidt, D. Jacquemin*, S. Hecht*: "N,N'-Disubstituted Indigos as Readily Available Red-Light Photoswitches with Tunable Thermal Half-Lives", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 15205-15211.


M. Herder, F. Eisenreich, A. Bonasera, A. Grafl, L. Grubert, M. Pätzel, J. Schwarz, S. Hecht*: “Light-Controlled Reversible Modulation of Frontier Molecular Orbital Energy Levels in Trifluoromethylated Diarylethenes”, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 3743-3754.


V. Valderrey, A. Bonasera, S. Fredrich, S. Hecht*: "Light-Activated Sensitive Probes for Amine Detection", Angew. Chem. 2017, 129, 1941-1945; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1914-1918.


Z. Syrgiannis, A. Bonasera, E. Tenori, M. Prato*: "Unravelling Radicals Reactivity towards Carbon Nanotubes Manipulation/Functionalization" Curr. Org. Chem. 2016, 20 (6), 632-644.


F. Koutsianopoulos, A. Bonasera, S. Osella, R. Lazzaroni, Z. Syrgiannis*, Y. Elemes: "Solvent-Trap Reaction of Triazolinediones with Simple Alkenes: an Experimental/Theoretical Study of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Parameters" Tetrahedron 2015, 71 (50), 9474-9482.


S. Jovanović*, Z. Syrgiannis, Z. Marković, A. Bonasera, D. Kepić, M. Budimir, D. Milivojević, V. Spasojević, M. Dramicanin, V. Pavlović, B. Todorovic-Marković: "Modification of Structural and Luminescence Properties of Graphene Quantum Dots by Gamma Irradiation and Their Application in a Photodynamic Therapy" ACS  Appl.  Mater.  Inter. 2015, 7 (46), 25865-25874.


J. Prekodravac*, Z. Marković, S. Jovanović, M. Budimir, D. Peruško, I. Holclajtner-Antunović, V. Pavlović, Z. Syrgiannis, A. Bonasera, B. Todorović-Marković: "The Effect of Annealing Temperature and Time on Synthesis of Graphene Thin Films by Rapid Thermal Annealing" Synthetic Metals 2015, 209, 461–467.


E. Tenori, A. Colusso, Z. Syrgiannis*, A. Bonasera, S. Osella, A. Ostric, R. Lazzaroni*, M. Meneghetti*, M. Prato*: "Perylene Derivatives As Useful SERRS Reporters, Including Multiplexing Analysis" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7 (51), 28042-28048.


F. Rigodanza, E. Tenori, A. Bonasera, Z. Syrgiannis*, M. Prato*: "Fast and Efficient Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Perylenebisimides" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 23, 5060-5063.


F. Ronconi, Z. Syrgiannis, A. Bonasera, M. Prato*, R. Argazzi, S. Caramori*, V. Cristino, C. A. Bignozzi*: "Modification of Nanocrystalline WO3 with a Dicationic Perylene Bisimide: Applications to Molecular Level Solar Water Splitting" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4630-4633.


Z. Syrgiannis*, A. Bonasera, E. Tenori, V. La Parola, C. Hadad, M. Gruttadauria, F. Giacalone, M. Prato*: "Chemical Modification of Carbon Nanomaterials (SWCNTs, DWCNTs, MWCNTs and SWCNHs) with Diphenyl Dichalcogenides" Nanoscale 2015, 7, 6007-6013.


C. Hadad, Z. Syrgiannis, A. Bonasera, M. Prato*: "Efficient Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of PCBM Methanofullerenes (C60 and C70 )" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 7, 1423-1427.


G. Modugno, Z. Syrgiannis, A. Bonasera, M. Carraro, G. Giancane, L. Valli*, M. Bonchio*, M. Prato*: "The Supramolecular Design of Low-Dimensional Carbon Nano-Hybrids Encoding a Polyoxometalate-Bis-Pyrene Tweezer" Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 4881-4883.