News 2015

22-12-2015 Christmas party
18-12-2015 Group Meeting with Elisabetta, Davide, Paolo T. and Cristina.
16-12-2015 Master degree defence of Costanza and Paolo.
11-12-2015 Master degree presentation of Costanza and Paolo.
01-12-2015 Davide Guerri, Margherita Pirola, Raffaele Cocquio and Milena Silvagno join the group.

27-11-2015 A new publication of the group:
Flow Chemistry: Recent Developments in the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Products (review)
(R. Porta, M. Benaglia, A. Puglisi Organic Process Research & Development, 2015, accepted
It has also been selected to be featured in ACS Editors' Choice
24-11-2015 room G09, 10.00: Final Ph.D presentation of Elisabetta and Manuel.
19-11-2015 Group Meeting with Silvia, Flavio, Raffaele and Matteo (Walter)
04-11-2015 room 403, 14.30: 1st year presentation of Davide.

30-10-2015 Riccardo won a DAAD Fellowship from the German Chemical Society. Congratulations Riccardo!
Riccardo is leaving for a six months stay in prof. Rueping, Aachen University.
Davide: 1st year PhD presentation.
27-10-2015 Group Lunch and a new group picture!
23-10-2015 15,30: Group meeting with Sergio, Manuel, Alessandro, Riccardo
22-10-2015 14,30 room G22: Final presentation PhD thesis Manuel and Elisabetta
20-10-2015 Paolo Taiariol joins the group.
16-10-2015 Elisabetta and Manuel: 3rd year PhD presentation.
13-10-2015 Bachelor degree presentation of Simona and Stefano.
06-10-2015 Group Meeting with Sergio and Elisabetta.
05-10-2015 Silvia Fernandes joins the group for the next two months (collaboration with prof. Burke, University of Evora, Portugal)
02-10-2015 Master degree defence of Filippo.
01-10-2015 Cristina Manuela Santi (collaboration with dr. Trasatti), Andrea Airaghi and Matteo Valtorta join the group.

27-04-2015 Master degree presentation of Filippo.
17-09-2015 Sergio was awarded a "Flash comunication prize" for his contribution at "XXXVI Convegno della Divisione di Chimica Organica
CDCO 2015," (Bologna).
13-09-2015 Davide joins Anthony J. Burke group at the Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Center of Évora, University of Évora (Portugal)
for a 3 week stage.
07-09-2015 Dr. Livius Cotarca (former R&D Director of ZaCh (Zambon) will deliver lessons for PhD school
Title: "The art of process development for active pharma ingredients", Thursday Sept. 10, 2015 and Friday Sept. 11, 2015
Flavio Elli and Raffaele Barba join the group.
Silvia will leave the group. She got a job! Congrats!
04-09-2015 A new publication of the group:
Synthesis of an Advanced Precursor of Rivastigmine: Cinchona-derived Quaternary Ammonium Salts as Organocatalysts
for Stereoselective Imine Reductions
(A. Genoni, M. Benaglia, E. Mattiolo, S. Rossi, L. Raimondi, P. C. Barrulas, A. J. Burke Tetrahedron. Lett., 2015, accepted
01-09-2015 A new publication of the group:
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)

11-08-2015 A new publication of the group:
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)
03-08-2015 A new publication of the group:
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).

14-07-2015 Bachelor degree defense of Simone Martire
07-07-2015 A new publication of the group:
Three dimensional (3D) printing: a straightforward, userfriendly protocol to convert virtual chemical models to real-life objects
(S. Rossi, M. Benaglia, D. Brenna, R. Porta, M. Orlandi, Journal of chemical education, 2015, accepted)

26-06-2015 Group Meeting with Alessandra, Sergio, Francesca, Riccardo.
22-06-2015 Chiara (student from - Liceo classico CARDUCCI), Luca, Riccardo (students from - ITIS FELTRINELLI) and
Francesco joined us for 2 weeks stage!
14-06-2015 The International Summer school on Organic Synthesis, "A. CORBELLA" - ISOS2015 will start! take a look here!
08-06-2015 Gabriele will leave the group. He has a job! Congratulations!!
04-06-2015 Group Meeting with Davide, Silvia, Paolo and Stefano.

15-05-2015 A new publication of the group:
Organocatalysis in flow (review). (A. Puglisi, M. Benaglia, R. Porta, F. Coccia, Current Organocatalysis, 2015, accepted)
13-05-2015 A new publication of the group:
Phosphine Oxide Catalyzed, Tetrachlorosilane-Mediated Enantioselective Direct Aldol Reactions of Thioesters
(S. Rossi, R. Annunziata, F. Cozzi, L. Raimondi, Synthesis, 2015, DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1379914)
04-05-2015 Prof Kilian Muniz is the invited speaker at the Doctorate School in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
Lesson will be on 4, 5 and 6 May
01-05-2015 Maurizio Benaglia has been promoted to Full Professor in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Milano.

29-04-2015 Master degree defence of Chiara.
27-04-2015 Master degree presentation of Chiara.
24-04-2015 Group Meeting with Manuel, Filippo, Costanza and Simona.
20-04-2015 A new publication of the group:
Stereoselective reaction of 2-carboxythioesters-1,3-dithiane with nitroalkenes: an organocatalytic strategy for the asymmetric addition of a glyoxylate anion equivalent.
(E. Massolo, M. Benaglia, A. Genoni, R. Annunziata, G. Celentano, N. Gaggero, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, accepted)
16-04-2015 A new publication of the group:
Synthesis of novel chiral bisthiophene-based phosphine oxides as Lewis bases in organocatalytic stereoselective reactions
(S. Rossi, M. Benaglia, R. Cirili, T. Benincori, Asymm. Catalysis, 2015, accepted)
09-04-2015 10.00-16.00: Meet us at the "Giornata di orientamento tesi e tirocini" Aula studio - Nuovo Settore Didattico.
02-04-2015 Group Meeting with Riccardo, Francesca, Mauro and Giacomo.

25-03-2015 Giorgia will leave the group. She has a job! Congratulations!!
23-03-2015 A new publication of the group:
A comparison among different polymer- and silica-supported 9-amino-9-deoxy-epi-quinines as recyclable organocatalysts
(R. Porta, F. Coccia, R. Annunziata and A. Puglisi, ChemCatChem., 2015, accepted)
09-03-2015 Simona Trabace and Stefano Grassi join the Group.
02-03-2015 Alessandro Lavagna joins the Group.

27-02-2015 Group Meeting with Davide, Paolo, Silvia and Chiara.
26-02-2015 Master degree defence of Marco M. and Gabriele dalla Torre.
25-02-2015 Master degree presentation of Gabriele Dalla Torre.
24-02-2015 Master degree presentation of Marco M.
A new publication of the group:
A stereoselctive 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. Marani, M. Verzinil, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2015, accepted)
22-02-2015 Manuel receives SODALITAS Foundation’s certificate of excellence for the course “GIOVANI&IMPRESA”. Congrat!
11-02-2015 Annalisa will leave the group. She has a job! Congratulations!!
03-02-2015 Alessandro Pirovano Leaves the Group and joins Teva company. congratulations!
02-02-2015 Alessandra, Lucas and Sebastiano (students from ITIS NATTA - BG) joined us for 2 weeks stage!

30-01-2015 Group Meeting with Sergio, Manuel, Filippo, Costanza.
Elisabetta won a DAAD Fellowship from the German Chemical Society. Congratulations Eli!
Elisabetta is leaving for a six months stay in prof. Koenig Group in Regensburg.
29-01-2015 Silvia Palmieri (Master thesis at University of Parma) joins the Group as post-laurea grant-holder. Welcome in the Group!