Research Interests

The group’s initial expertise in the general area of tetrapyrrolic macrocycles’ synthesis and their peripheral functionalization has now expanded. The research is still oriented towards the design and use of rigid organic structures, in general, in order to control the reactivity and the properties of coordination complexes, bioinorganic models, organic material, self-assembled scaffolds in solution and on surface, self-organized functional molecular materials, catalysts and chiral analytical supports.

Strapped porphyrins and hemoprotein models
Linear self-assembling of porphyrins via metal coordination
Rotaxanes and Molecular motion

Redox-active organic materials

Molecular Containers
Halogen and Chalcogen Bond in Catalysis
Halogen and Chalcogen Bond in HPLC on Chiral Stationary Phase