The activity of our research group mainly focuses on synthesizing, investigating and testing in catalysis of two classes of compounds: i) metallocene and post-metallocene complexes for olefin polymerization and ii) robust coordination complexes for water oxidation to molecular oxygen. As far as point i) is concerned, our main aim is to rationalize the effects of ion pairing and, in general, of co-catalyst/catalysts interactions on the performances of catalysts. Investigation of the intermolecular structure of aggregates in solution is carried out taking advantages of the NMR methodologies developed during the last years. Coming to point ii), water oxidation is an essential process for constructing an artificial photosynthetic apparatus aimed at the splitting of H2O into H2 and O2, whose realization would contribute to solve the energetic problem in a green and sustainable way . We recently entered in such a fascinating research area by synthesizing new iridium(III) catalysts that showed remarkable catalytic activity
Alceo Macchioni (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Associate Professor - RESPONSABILE DEL GRUPPO
Gianfranco Bellachioma (email@example.com) - Associate Professor
Cristiano Zuccaccia (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Researcher
Daniele Zuccaccia (email@example.com) - Co.Co.Co.
Luca Rocchigiani - Co.Co.Co.
Arianna Savini - PhD. Student
Manfred Bochmann (University of East Anglia, UK); Sandra Bolaño and Jorge Bravo (Universidad de Vigo, Spain); Peter H. M. Budzelaar (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada); Luigi Busetto and Cristina Cassani (University of Bologna); Vincenzo Busico (University of Napoli); Luigi Cavallo (University of Salerno); Robert H. Crabtree (Yale University, New Haven, USA); Eric Clot and Odile Eisenstein (LSDSMS, Université de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France); Enrico Dalcanale (University of Parma); Filippo De Angelis, Simona Fantacci and Antonio Sgamellotti (ISTM-CNR, c/o Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Perugia); Francesco Tarantelli (Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Perugia); Tobin J. Marks (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA); Maurizio Peruzzini (ICCOM CNR, Firenze); Claudio Pettinari (University of Camerino); Renato Ugo (University of Milano)