• Green Chemistry

    CNR-ICCOM carries out research on various aspects of Green Chemistry, to ease the transition from linear to circular economy, through new concepts and methods, and developing innovative catalytic technologies.

  • Chemistry for Renewable Energies

    CNR-ICCOM carries out research on Renewable Energies, green hydrogen, new fuel cells, new transparent DSSC photovoltaic cells, solar concentrators and heat storage.

  • Chemistry for Innovative Materials

    CNR-ICCOM carries out research on Innovative Materials, such as heterogeneous catalysts and nanoparticles, polymers and composites, 2D materials and MOFs, through synthesis, advanced characterization, predictive theoretical approaches.

  • Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences

    CNR-ICCOM carries out research on Chemistry for Life Sciences, use of magnetic nanoparticles, 2D materials and DNA sequence as therapeutic agents, study of drugs by NMR, studies of interactions by theoretical calculations.

  • New Diagnostic Methods for Chemistry

    CNR-ICCOM develops New Methods for Analytical Chemistry and Advanced Spectroscopy, for application in various fields such as materials science, energy, environment and life sciences.

  • Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

    CNR-ICCOM develops methods and instrumentation for non-invasive laser analysis (LIBS) for ancient manufacts, monuments, and the conservation of cultural heritage.

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  • Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

    CNR-ICCOM carries out research and develops new methods for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, also with software development, for application in various fields.


Florence Main Site

The Main Site of the Institute is located within the Florence CNR Research Area of the Science Campus of Sesto Fiorentino.

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Pisa Secondary Site

The CNR-ICCOM Pisa Secondary Site is located within the Pisa CNR Research Area.

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Bari Secondary Site

The CNR-ICCOM Bari Secondary Site is located within the Department of Chemistry of the University of Bari.

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Trieste URT

The CNR ICCOM Trieste Third Parties Research Unit (URT) is located in the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science of the Trieste University Campus.

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Staff units

CNR ICCOM – history in brief

The Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds (ICCOM) belongs to the Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies of Materials (DSCTM) of the National Research Council (CNR) and was established in 2001 following the merging of the Institute for the Study of Stereochemistry and Energetics of Coordination Compounds (ISSECC) of Florence with three other CNR Centers in Florence, Pisa and Bari, with a core interest in synthesis, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. In 2010, the arrival of numerous researchers at the Pisa Secondary Site brought more skills in analytical chemistry and spectroscopic methods, materials and cultural heritage, theoretical and computational chemistry. ICCOM also has a Third Party Research Unit (URT) at the Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Trieste. Since 2006 ICCOM has been managing and coordinating the Electronic Microscopy Center (Ce.M.E.) of the CNR Research Area in Florence, a state-of-the-art service facility in the electron microscopy sector. ICCOM's mission is to contribute with innovative solutions to national and international research in the DSCTM Strategic Areas such as Green Chemistry, Chemistry and Energy, Advanced Materials, Chemistry for Life Sciences , Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, Computational Chemistry.