Group at ICCOM-CNR , Florence (Italy)
The Florence group participating in the AQUACHEM project is part of the
recently constituted Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici,
ICCOM, which, following the 2002 reorganization of the Italian
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR, is continuing the tradition of
the former ISSECC CNR (http://www.iccom.cnr.it)
in the field of organometallic chemistry and catalysis. The
group consists of 4 permanent staff:
In addition, the group includes at the moment 4 postdoctoral
researchers with financial support from EC, NATO, CNR and foreign
institutions. Short-term international visitors, Italian and
Foreign graduates, PhD and postdoctoral students also periodically
visit the group on the basis of several bilateral programs and
collaborative linkages. A close cooperation with the team lead by
Claudio Bianchini and operating at ICCOM in the field of homogeneous
catalysis for processes such as polymerization, hydroformylation (HF),
hydrodesulfurization (HDS) etc. is concretely active.
Besides the project which is financed by this MCRTN, the groups is
involved in the following additional research areas:
· Organometallic chemistry of transition metal
unsaturated carbenes (vinylidenes and allenylidenes).
· Activation and functionalization of white
phosphorus and related elements.
· Transition metal hydrides, hydrogen bonding
interactions, catalytic hydrogenation.
The above projects are carried out in collaboration with scientists in
many other Countries (Italy, Russia, Spain, Germany, France,
Kazakhstan, Mexico, Singapore). Financial support of these
projects is provided by the European Commission (COST and INTAS), NATO,
MIUR and CNR.