Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis

we solve synthetic challenges in a sustainable manner
Asymmetric Organocatalysis

Asymmetric Organocatalysis

Small chiral organic molecules can be used to catalyse innovative synthetic transformations. We can use covalent or H-bonding enantioselective catalysis to access new chiral bioactive ingredients

Carbon Dioxide Fixation

Carbon Dioxide Fixation

We use specific catalysts and photocatalysts to engage CO2 in novel stereoselective synthetic transformations. We create useful molecules from waste materials in a sustainable manner

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis

Photocatalysis allows unique reactivity pathways, often unaccesible under polar chemistry. We use light to develop unprecedented reactivity and new molecular scaffolds

PEOPLE

Sara Cuadros

Post Doctoral Associate

I am interested in the development of novel organo- and photo-catalytic systems to provide sustainable synthetic methods.
Currently, I am focused on development of novel organophotoredox processes.

Deepak Singh

MARIE-CURIE POST DOCTORAL FELLOW

I am working on implementing novel visible light-driven reactions. Currently, I am trying to trap carbon dioxide into biorelevant scaffolds.

Giulio Goti

Post Doctoral Associate

I am involved in the development of novel organic photocatalytic processes. I am now working on synthesis of reactive substrates to trap carbon dioxide using new photocatalytic systems.

Cristian Rosso

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

I am interested in the exploitation of organophotoredox catalysis for the preparation of synthetically relevant intermediates through innovative methodologies.

Jorge Humbrías

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

My current efforts are focused on the activation of substrates via non-covalent interactions for the design of photocatalyzed transformations. I love singing at the karaoke.

Tommaso Bortolato

PHD STUDENT

I am currently working on the development of novel organo-photocatalysts to employ them in novel synthetic methods.

Giorgia Barison

PHD STUDENT

I am currently working in the development of new organic photocatalyzed transformations. I enjoy dancing and trecking.

Gianluca

Gianluca Simionato

PHD STUDENT

My interests are focused on the rational design of novel organic photocatalysts. On my free time I am a swim trainer.

Lorenzo Rizzo

PHD STUDENT

I am currently involved in the synthesis of tailored-made organic photocatalysts and its application on innovative synthetic transformations.

Stefano Visentini

MASTER STUDENT

I am working on the design of a new family of bifunctional organic photocatalysts. In my spare time I play football and practice fencing.

Supported by the European Research Council

ERC STarting Grant 2021 SYNPHOCAT

University of Padova

We are part of the NanoMolCat group

Department of Chemical Sciences

Via Marzolo 1, Padova - 35131, Italy

Contact

luca.dellamico@unipd.it