As her defense date was swiftly approaching, scheduled for Friday, December 1st, Nicoletta was excited to share the news that she had received another publication in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) as a thoughtful gift to celebrate her PhD journey.

Spectrophotometric Assay for the Detection of 2,5-Diformylfuran and Its Validation through Laccase-Mediated Oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural.


Resume: In this publication the set-up of a novel colorimetric assay for detecting the presence of DFF in different reaction mixtures was disclosed. The assay was also applied in DFF initial rate measurements by means of laccase-mediator systems.

And as Nicoletta so beautifully puts it:

“Curiosity: This is the tale of a side project that was born from the curiosity sparked by the realization of our failure to achieve a pivotal goal within the main project.”