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News 2014


December
19-12-2014: Christmas party
18-12-2014: Master degree defense: Giacomo
Group Meeting with Francesca, Riccardo, Igor.
16-12-2014: Bachelor degree defense: Margherita and Davide
12-12-2014: Bachelor degree presentations of Margherita and Davide; Master degree presentation: Giacomo
09-12-2014: A new publication of the group has just been accepted
Enantioselective organocatalytic reduction of beta-trifluoromethyl nitroalkenes: an efficient strategy for the synthesis of chiral
beta-trifluoromethyl amines
(E. Massolo, M. Benaglia, M. Orlandi, S. Rossi and G. Celentano Chem. Eur. J., 2014, accepted)

November
28-11-2014: 1st year ph.D defense of Riccardo
27-11-2014: Group Meeting with Elisabetta, Davide, Paolo, Gabriele, Chiara.
24-11-2014: XXIX Convegno: Nuovi orientamenti nella sintesi organica - Davide Brenna receives GIC award
24-10-2014: A new publication of the group has just been accepted
Solid supported 9-amino-9-deoxy-epi-quinine as efficient organocatalyst for stereoselective reactions in batch and under continuous flow
conditions (R. Porta, M. Benaglia, F. Coccia, F, Cozzi, A. Puglisi Adv. Synth. Catal., 2014, accepted)
06-11-2014: 2nd year ph.D defense of Elisabetta and Manuel.

October
30-10-2014: Group Meeting with Sergio, Manuel, Margherita and Simone.
24-10-2014: A new publication in collaboration with A. Burke (University of Evora, Portugal):
Cinchona-Derived Picolinamides: Effective Organocatalysts for Stereoselective Imine Hydrosilylation.
(P. C. Barrulas, A. Genoni, M. Benaglia, Eu. J. Org. Chem., 2014, accepted)
23-10-2014: Davide won a doctoral competition. He started his Ph.D. Congrats!
Bachelor degree defence of Michael and Matteo.
22-10-2014: A new publication in collaboration with A. Burke (University of Evora, Portugal):
Synthesis of highly decorated chiral 2-nitro-cyclohexane carboxylic esters through microwave-assisted organocatalyzed cascade reactions.
(E. Massolo, M. Benaglia, D. Parravicini, D. Brenna, R. Annunziata Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, accepted)
20-10-2014: Bachelor degree presentations of Michael and Matteo.
06-10-2014: Costanza Cucuzzella joins the group.
01-10-2014: Master degree defense: Davide B., Gabriele F., Martina P., Annalisa S., and Giorgia Z.
Group Meeting with Sergio, Francesca, Manuel, Elisabetta and Riccardo.
Filippo Tosi and Davide Guerri join the group.

September
26-09-2014: 9.30-12.30 Master degree presentations: Davide B., Gabriele F., Martina P., Annalisa S., and Giorgia Z.
08-09-2014: A new publication of the group has just been accepted (collaboration with M. Maggini, Padova)
Continuous-flow stereoselective synthesis in microreactors: nucleophilic additions to nitrostyrenes organocatalyzed
by a chiral bifunctional catalyst
(S. Rossi, M. Benaglia, A. Puglisi, C.C. De Filippo, M. Maggini J. Flow Chem. 2014, accepted).
05-09-2014: A new publication of the group has just been accepted (collaboration with P.G. Cozzi, Bologna)
A catalytic reactor for organocatalyzed enantioselective continuous flow alkylation of aldehydes
(R. Porta, M. Benaglia, A. Puglisi, A. Mandoli, A. Gualandi, P.G. Cozzi ChemSusChem, 2014, accepted).
01-09-2014: Chiara Tricarico joins the Group

July
31-07-2014: Emanuele will leave the group. He has a job! Congratulations!
14-07-2014: Arianna Maggi (student from 4B - Liceo Scientifico EINSTEIN) joined us for 2 weeks stage!
13-07-2014: Sergio won "TOTOMONDIALE" competition between all the Benagliagroup's members. Congratulation!
02-07-2014: Prof. Maurizio Benaglia received "Premio CINMPIS" award for his high contribution in the development of organic chemistry.
01-07-2014: Letizia Leone and Davide Parravicini will leave the group.They have a job! Congratulations!

June
30-06-2014: Group Meeting with Francesca, Riccardo, Giacomo, Mauro and Gabriele d.T.
20-06-2014: Martina Pandini and Davide Parravicini were two of the three finalists at “Italo Martina" award for their Bachelor degree thesis
and they won a Honorable Mention. Well done!
15-06-2014: The XXXIX edition of the "Attilio Corbella" International Summer School on Organic Synthesis (ISOS) will start.
Maurizio Benaglia is the new Director of the School; Alessandra Puglisi is the Secretary [LINK]
12-06-2014: Group Lunch!!! We love Pizza!
11-06-2014: 10.00-17.00 Meet us at the "Giornata di orientamento tesi e tirocini" Aula studio - piano terra - Settore Didattico.
02-06-2014: Simone Raffaele Martire joins the Group

May
30-05-2014: Group Meeting with Elisabetta, Davide P., Martina, Annalisa and Michael.
28-05-2014: A new publication of the group:
Aliphatic C-H/π and Heteroatom/π Interactions in some N-Aryl-3,4-(9',10'-Dihydroanthracene-9',10'-diyl)-Succinimides.
(L. Raimondi, M. Benaglia, F. Cozzi Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2014, accepted)
27-05-2014: A new publication in collaboration with A. Burke (University of Evora, Portugal):
Synthesis of novel organocatalysts derived from Cinchona Alkaloids for asymmetric aldol reactions.
(P. Barrulas, M. Benaglia, A. Burke, Tetrahedron, Asymmetry, 2014, in press)
26-05-2014: Riccardo Porta was one of the three finalists at “Marinella Ferrari” award for Master degree students in Chemistry or Industrial
Chemistry and he won a Honorable Mention. Well done, Riccardo!
22-05-2014: Take a look at the pictures of the Palermo meeting of the COST action “ORCA”-Organocatalysis: Maurizio Benaglia, Manuel and
Elisabetta were there. [Link]
20-05-2014: Group activity: G A R D A L A N D !!![Link]
06-05-2014: Group Meeting with Sergio, Manuel, Gabriele F., Giorgia and Davide B.
05-05-2014: Mauro Flavio Igor Catucci and Margherita Pirola join the Group

April
17-02-2014: Letizia Leone won a 6-months post-laurea grant. Congrat!
02-04-2014: A new publication of the group:
Organocatalytic strategies for enantioselective metal-free reductions. (Review)
(S. Rossi, M. Benaglia, E. Massolo, L. Raimondi Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, DOI:10.1039/C4CY00033A)
01-04-2014: Matteo Valtorta joins the Group

March
28-03-2014: Group Meeting with Riccardo, Francesca, Giacomo and Gabriele
14-03-2014: Marco Ziliani will leave the group. He has a job! Congratulations!!
10-03-2014: Michael Nicoli joins the Group
07-03-2014: A new publication of the group:
A chiral organocatalytic polymer-based monolithic reactor
(V. Chiroli, M. Benaglia, A. Puglisi, R. Porta, R. P. Jumde, A. Mandoli, Green Chemistry , 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00031E)
04-03-2014: Group Lunch!!! Thanks for the Pizza!

February
28-02-2014: Group Meeting with Elisabetta, Davide, Martina, Annalisa, Emanuele
27-02-2014: Master degree defense: Alessandro
24-02-2014: Bachelor degree defense: Luca
12-02-2014: Two new publications of the group:
Stereoselective Diels-Alder reactions promoted under continuous-flow conditionsby silica supported chiral organocatalysts
(R. Porta, M. Benaglia, V. Chiroli, F. Coccia, A. Puglisi, Journal of Israelian Chemistry, 2014, accepted) and
Synthesis, Characterization and Organocatalytic Activity of Chiral Tetrathiahelicene Diphosphine Oxides
(S. Cauteruccio, D. Dova, M. Benaglia, A. Genoni, M. Orlandi, E. Licandro, European Journal of Organic Chemistry., 2014, accepted)
01-02-2014: A new publication of the group:
Organic reactions mediated by tetrachlorosilane (Review)
(S. Rossi, M. Benaglia, A. Genoni, Tetrahedron, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.01.055)

January
31-01-2014: Group Meeting with Sergio, Manuel, Gabriele, Giorgia and Davide B.
29-01-2014: Emanuele Mattiolo and Marco Ziliani won a 6-months post-laurea grant. Congrat!
10-01-2014: Ph.D defense of Andrea (9:00, room G13)
09-01-2014: Two new publications of the group:
Stereoselective synthesis of highly functionalized chiral 2-nitro-cyclohexane carboxylic esters via catalytic dienamine addition to
β-substituted-β-nitroacrylates.(E. Massolo, M. Benaglia, R. Annunziata, A. Palmieri, G. Celentano, A. Forni, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2014,
356, in press) and
Stereoselective addition of 1,3-diketones to β-nitroacrylates catalyzed by chiral metal-free bifunctional catalysts
(E. Massolo, M. Benaglia, A. Palmieri, G. Celentano, Asian J. Org. Chem., 2014, in press)
07-01-2014: Riccardo won a doctoral competition. He started his Ph.D. Congrats!