Simonetta Orlandi

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Research scientist at CNR-ISTM

Expertise: organic synthesis

Simonetta Orlandi received her degree in Chemistry cum laude in October 1997 at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa discussing a thesis on the “Use of chiral Titanium(IV) salicylaldimine in catalytic stereoselective aldol reactions” (Supervisor Prof. D. Pini). In 2002 she received the Ph.D in Chemical Science at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa discussing a thesis on the “Preparation of supported chiral catalytic systems and their use in heterogeneous asymmetric synthesis”(Supervisor Prof. D. Pini). From February 2002 to October 2005 she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Organic and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Milan under the supervision of Prof. M. Cinquini and Prof. F. Cozzi. From November 2005 to December 2008 she worked at the Institute of Molecular Science and Technology of the Research National Council (ISTM-CNR) in Milan as a postdoctoral fellow within the project FIRB RBNE03LF7X_003:”Design, synthesis and high-throughput screening of combinatorial libraries of molecules developed from original scaffolds for therapeutic and diagnostic applications”. From January 2009 to December 2012 she worked in Milan as a tenure-track researcher (art. 23 del DPR 171/91) at the Institute of Molecular Science and Technology of the Research National Council (ISTM-CNR) within the project “Nanoscience for materials and biomedical applications – WP2: Nanostructured materials for optoelectronics”. In January 2013 she became a researcher at the Institute of Molecular Science and Technology of the Research National Council (ISTM-CNR) in Milan. She is coauthor of 22 papers on peer-reviewed international journals. The papers listed on the ISI web site received 490 citations with 23 citations per paper and h-index 12 (from ISI web of Knowledge, September, 2014). She is also coauthor of 15 contributions presented to national and international conferences. Her research activity is now principally oriented to: i) the synthesis and characterization of organic, organometallic and coordination compounds as precursors for optoelectronic materials and devices and ii) the synthesis and characterization of bioconjugates for the preparation of molecular and/or nanostructured systems for application in diagnostic and/or therapy.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

1.  G. Pozzi, S. Orlandi, M. Cavazzini, D. Minudri, L. Macor, L. Otero, F. Fungo, Fernando, Synthesis and Photovoltaic Applications of a 4,4′-Spirobi[cyclopenta[2,1-b;3,4-b’]dithiophene]-Bridged Donor/Acceptor Dye, Org. Lett. (2013) DOI: 10.1021/ol402420w.

2. E. Martin Rodriguez, N. Bogdan, J.A. Capobianco, S. Orlandi M. Cavazzini, C. Scalera, S. Quici, A highly sensitive luminescent lectin sensor based on a a-D-mannose substituted Tb3+ antenna complex, Dalton Transaction 42(26), (2013), 9453-9461.

3. M. Cavazzini, S. Quici, S. Orlandi, C. Sissa, F. Terenziani, A. Painelli, Intimately bound coumarin and bis(alkylaminostyryl)benzene fragments: synthesis and energy transfer, Tetrahedron 69(13), (2013), 2827-2833.

4. G. Marzari, J. Durantini, D. Minudri, M. Gervaldo, L. Otero, F. Fungo, G. Pozzi, M. Cavazzini, S. Orlandi, S. Quici, Fluorous molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells: synthesis and characterization of fluorene-bridged donor/acceptor dyes with bulky perfluoroalkoxy substituents, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (40), (2012),  21190-21200.

5. M. Rancan, A. Dolmella, R. Seraglia, S. Orlandi, S. Quici, L. Sorace, D. Gatteschi, L. Armelao, Dinuclear Cu(II) Complexes of Isomeric Bis-(3-acetylacetonate)benzene Ligands: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Properties, Inorg. Chem. 51(9), (2012), 5409-5416.

6. M. Rancan, A. Dolmella, R. Seraglia, S. Orlandi, S. Quici, L. Armelao, A templating guest sort out a molecular triangle from a dimer-trimer constitutional dynamic library, Chem. Commun. 48(25), (2012), 3115-3117.

7. L. Grisanti, F. Terenziani, C. Sissa, M. Cavazzini, F. Rizzo, S. Orlandi, A. Painelli, Polar Fluorenes and Spirobifluorenes: Fluorescence and Fluorescence Anisotropy Spectra, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115, (2011), 11420-11430.