Cognome Nome
Research Scientist, Dr, PhD
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
ISTM - Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari
c/o Dipartimento di Chimica
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Venezian, 21
20133 Milano
Italy

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Research

Main fields:

The main work has been developing along four principal lines: 1) Organic materials characterized by peculiar electric and optoelectronic properties (Materials and devices), 2) Homogeneous stereoselective catalysis, 3) C3 symmetric tris-arylphosphanes in which chirality results from residual stereoisomerism, 4) Chiral ionic liquids.

Current interests:

Chiral ionic liquids (CILs)


Research Publications

  1. C. Aversa, A. Barattucci, P. Bonaccorsi, P.Giannetto, M. Panzalorto, S. Rizzo “Diels-Alder reactions of (RS)-3-[(1S)-isoborneol-10-sulfinyl]-1-methoxybuta-1,3-dienes with electron-deficient carbodienophiles. The effects of Lewis acid catalysis” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1998, 9, 1577-1587.
  2. C. Aversa, A. Barattucci, P. Bonaccorsi, P.Giannetto, F. Nicolò, S. Rizzo “Diels-Alder reactions of enantiopure [(1S)-isoborneol-10-sulfinyl]- and [(1S-exo)-2-bornylsulfinyl]vinylcyclohexenes with maleimides” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1999, 10, 3907-3917.
  3. Benincori, O. Piccolo, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò “3,3’-Bis(Diphenylphosphino)-1,1’-Disubstituited-2,2’-Biindoles: Easily Accessible, Electron-Rich, Chiral Diphosphine Ligands for Homogeneous Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Oxoesters” J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 8340-8347.
  4. Benincori, V. Consonni, P. Gramatica, T. Pilati, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò, R. Todeschini, G. Zotti “Steric Control of Conductivity in Highly Conjugated Polythiophenes” Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 1665-1673.
  5. Benincori, S. Gladiali, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò “A New Modular Class of Easily Accessibile, Inexpensive, and Efficient Chiral Diphosphine Ligands for Homogeneous Stereoselective Catalysis” J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 5940-5942.
  6. Sannicolò, T. Benincori, S. Rizzo, S. Gladiali “Electronic tuning in C1-Symmetric Chelating Diphospane Ligands Supported on Stereogenic Aryl-Heteroaryl Templates” Synthesis 2001, 2327-2336.
  7. Zotti, S. Destri, W. Porzio, M. Pasini, S. Rizzo, T. Benincori “Polymers, Dimers and Radical Cations from Electrochemical Oxidation of Interring-Bridged Thiophene-Phenylene Tetramers” Macromol.Chem.Phys. 2001, 202, 3049-3056.
  8. Benincori, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò “Free Design of Chiral Diphosphine Chelating Ligands for Stereoselective Homogeneous Catalysis by Assembling Five-Membered Aromatic Heterocycles” J. Heterocyclic Chem., 2002, 39, 471-485.
  9. Benincori, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò, G. Schiavon, S. Zecchin, G. Zotti “An electrochemically prepared   small-bandgap   poly(biheteroarylidenemethine) : poly{bi[(3,4-ethylenedioxy)thieny-lene]methine}” Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 5114-5118. 
  10. Benincori, T. Pilati, S. Rizzo, M. Sada, F. Sannicolò “The reactivity of (Z)-5-acetyl-3-aryl-2,3-dihydro-2-[(thioacyl)methylene]-1,3,4-thiadiazoles: a surprising base-induced conversion into 3-(N-arylamino)thiophenes” Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2003, 13, 2480-2487. 
  11. Benincori, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò, G. Schiavon, S. Zecchin, G. Zotti “Calix[4]arene-functionalized poly-cyclopenta[2,1-b;3,4-b’]bithiophenes with good recognition ability and selectivity for small organic molecules for application in QCM-based sensors” J. Mat. Chem., 2004, 14, 1804-1811.
  12. Benincori, S. Rizzo, T. Pilati, A. Ponti, M. Sada, E. Paglierini, S. Ratti, G. Celentano, L. De Ferra, F. Sannicolò “Process-scale preparation of enantiomerically pure g-lactones by asymmetric hydrogenation of g-ketoesters and comparative tests of the sensory properties of some antipodes” Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2004, 15, 2289-2297. 
  13. Benincori, S. Bruno, G. Celentano, A. Ponti, S. Rizzo, M. Sada, F. Sannicolò “Process-scale total synthesis of natural (-)-(S,S)-7-hydroxy-calamenal in high enantiomeric purity through a catalytic enantioselective hydrogenation process” Helvetica Chimica Acta, 2005, 1776-1789. 
  14. Benincori, T. Pilati, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò, M. J. Burk, L. de Ferra, E. Ullucci, O. Piccolo “The 2,5-dimethyl-3,4-bis[(2R,5R)-2,5-dimethylphospholano]thiophene (UlluPHOS): the first member of the hetero-DuPHOS family” J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 5436-5441.
  15. Benaglia, T. Benincori, S. Rizzo, A. Viano, F. Sannicolò “Steric and electronic tuning of chiral bis(oxazoline) ligands with 3,3’-bithiophene backbone” J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 7488-7495.
  16. Benincori, G. Celentano, T. Pilati, A. Ponti, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò “Configurationally stable molecular propellers: first resolution of residual enantiomers” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2006, 37, 6339-6342. 
  17. C. Wabnitz, S. Rizzo, C. Goette, A. Buschauer, T. Benincori, O. Reiser, “Enantioselective hydrogenation of diaryl-substituted a,b-unsaturated nitriles” Tetrahedron Letters, 2006, 47, 3733-3736. 
  18. Benincori, A. Marchesi, P. R. Mussini, T. Pilati, A. Ponti, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò "Chirality in the Absence of Rigid Stereogenic Elements: The Absolute Configuration of Residual Enantiomers of C3 Symmetric Propellers” Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 86-93. 
  19. Benincori, A. Marchesi, T. Pilati, A. Ponti, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò “Chirality in the Absence of Rigid Stereogenic Elements: The Design of Configurationally Stable C3 Symmetric Propellers” Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 94-105.
  20. Benincori, V. Bonometti, F. De Angelis, L. Falciola, M. Muccini, P. R. Mussini, Tullio Pilati, Giovanni Rampinini, Simona Rizzo, Stefano Toffanin and Francesco Sannicolò “Towards Molecular Design Rationalization in Branched Multi-Thiophene Semiconductors: The 2-Thienyl Persubstituted a-Oligothiophenes” Chemistry, a European Journal, 2010, 9086-9098. 
  21. Sannicolò, S. Rizzo,  T. Benincori,  W. Kutner, K. Noworyta,  J. W. Sobczak, V. Bonometti,  L. Falciola,  P. R. Mussini, M. Pierini “An effective multipurpose building block for 3D electropolymerisations: 2,2’-bis(2,2’-bithiophene-5-yl)-3,3’-bi-1-benzothiophene” Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 8352-8364. 
  22. Benincori, V. Bonometti, R. Cirilli, P. R. Mussini, M. Pierini, T. Pilati, S. Rizzo, F. Sannicolò Steric and Electronic Effects on the Configurational Stability of Residual Chiral Phosphorus-Centered Three-Bladed Propellers: Tris-aryl Phosphane Oxides. Chemistry--A European Journal 2013, 19(1), 165-181. 
  23. Rizzo, T. Benincori, V. Bonometti, R. Cirilli, P. R. Mussini, M. Pierini, T. Pilati, F. Sannicolò “Steric and Electronic Effects on the Configurational Stability of Residual Chiral Phosphorus-Centered Three-Bladed Propellers: Tris-aryl Phosphanes.” Chemistry--A European Journal 2013, 19(1), 182-194. 
  24. Vaghi Luca, Benincori Tiziana, Cirilli Roberto, Elisabetta Alberico, Mussini Romana Patrizia, Pierini Marco, Pilati Tullio, Rizzo Simona, Francesco Sannicolo Ph-tetraMe-Bithienine, the First Member of the Class of Chiral Heterophosphepines: Synthesis, Electronic and Steric Properties, Metal Complexes and Catalytic Activity. European journal of organic chemistry 2013, 8174-8184. 
  25. Arnaboldi, A. Bonetti, E. Giussani, P.R. Mussini, T. Benincori, S. Rizzo, A.A. Isse, A. Gennaro. Electrocatalytic reduction of bromothiophenes on gold and silver electrodes: An example of synergy in electrocatalysis. Electrochemistry Communications, 2014, 38, 100-103. 
  26. Sannicolò, S. Arnaboldi, T. Benincori, V. Bonometti, R. Cirilli, L. Dunsch, W. Kutner, G. Longhi, P. R. Mussini, M. Panigati, M. Pierini and S. Rizzo "Potential-driven chirality manifestations and impressive enantioselectivity by “inherently chiral” electroactive organic films of innovative design.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2623 –2627.
  27. Rizzo, R. Cirilli and M. Pierini Chirality in the Absence of Rigid Stereogenic Elements: Steric and Electronic Effects on the Configurational Stability of C3 Symmetric Residual Tris-Aryl Phosphanes. Chirality Article published online 7 march 2014: 26(10), 601-6.
  28. Sannicolò, P. R. Mussini, T. Benicori, R. Cirilli, S. Abbate, S. Arnaboldi, S. Casolo, E. Castiglioni, G. Longhi, R. Martinazzo, M. Panigati, M. Pappini, E. Quartapelle Procopio, and S. Rizzo Inherently Chiral Macrocyclic Oligothiophenes: Easily Accessible Electrosensitive Cavities with Outstanding Enantioselection Performances.Chemistry, A European Journal 2014, 20, 15298-15302. 
  29. Rizzo, S. Menta, C. Faggi, M. Pierini, R. Cirilli, Influence of the nature of alkyl substituents on the high-performanceliquid chromatography enantioseparation and retention of newatropisomeric 1,1_-bibenzimidazole derivatives on amylosetris(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) chiral stationary phase.Journal of Chromatography A 2014, 1363, 128–136.
  30. Arnaboldi, R. Cirilli, A. Forni, A. Gennaro, A.A. Isse, V. Mihali, P.R. Mussini, M. Pierini, S. Rizzo and F. Sannicolò Electrochemistry and Chirality in Bibenzimidazole Systems.Electrochimica Acta 2015, 179, 250-262. 
  31. Rizzo, S. Menta, T. Benincori, R. Ferretti, M. Pierini, R. Cirilli and F. Sannicolò Determination of the Enantiomerization Barrier of the Residual Enantiomers of C3-Symmetric Tris[3-(1-Methyl-2-Alkyl)Indolyl]Phosphane Oxides: Case Study of a Multitasking HPLC Investigation Based on an Immobilized Polysaccharide Stationary Phase.Chirality, 2015, 27, 888-899. 

Scientific Collaborations

-CNR Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organo Metallici (ICCOM)

-Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria

-Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Milano

-Dipartimento di Scienze ed Alta Tecnologia, Università dell'Insubria, sede di Como

-Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’

-Dipartimento del Farmaco, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma

-Dipartimento di Medicina Molecolare e Traslazionale, Università di Brescia

-Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Padova

-Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Pisa

-Università di Poitiers, Francia

-Istituto Boreskov di Catalisi, Novosibirsk, Russia

-Università di Saragozza, Spagna

-Università Tecnica di Delft, Paesi Bassi

-Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Varsavia, Polonia                



 

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