Welcome to Benaglia Group web site

This web site contains information related to research being carried out in our laboratories, the former and current group members, the coworkers, news and positions available, and also a link for the students interested in joining the group for master or PhD thesis.

Highlighted News

"Flow Chemistry: Recent Developments in the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Products" R. Porta, M. Benaglia and A. Puglisi Organic Process Research & Development, 2015 accepted. It has also been selected to be featured in ACS Editors' Choice

"Metal-Free Reduction of Aromatic and Aliphatic Nitro-compounds to Amines: a HSiCl3-mediated Reaction of Wide General Applicability." M. Orlandi, F. Tosi, M. Bonsignore, M. Benaglia
Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3941-3943.

"Stereoselective organocatalysed reactions in deep eutectic solvents: highly tunable and biorenewable reaction media for sustainable organic synthesis" E. Massolo, M. Benaglia, S. Palmieri, V. Capriati, F. M. Perna Green Chem.,2015, accepted.

"Enantioselective Organocatalysis in Microreactors: Continuous flow Synthesis of a (S)-Pregabalin Precursor and (S)-Warfarin." R. Porta, M. Benaglia, F. Coccia, S. Rossi, A. Puglisi Symmetry,2015, 7, 1395-1409 (open access).

"A stereoselective catalytic nitroaldol reaction as key step in a novel strategy for the synthesis of the renin inhibitor Aliskiren." S. Rossi, M. Benaglia, R. Porta, L, Cotarca, P. Maragni, M. Verzini Eur. J. Org. Chem,2015, 2531-2537.

Maurizio Benaglia has been promoted to Full Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Milano.

Research Activity

The group is interested in all aspects of STEREOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS. Major efforts are dedicated to the development of novel synthetic methodologies and their application to the synthesis of chiral products of pharmaceutical interest and, in general, of biologically active compounds. The design, discovery and study of chiral organocatalysts is a central topic of our group ...read more

Maurizio Benaglia is the Director of International summer school on organic synthesis, "A. CORBELLA" - ISOS ...read more

Maurizio Benaglia

Maurizio Benaglia was born in Bergamo in 1966. He received his laurea in Chemistry at the University of Milano in 1991 and his PhD in 1994 working with Prof. Mauro Cinquini ...read more

Contact Info

Professor Maurizio Benaglia
Department of Chemistry - Università degli Studi di Milano via Golgi 19 - 20133 Milano
Tel: +39 02 5031 4171
Fax: +39 02 5031 4159