The Institute belongs to the Department of Chemistry and Materials Technology (DSCTM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). The research activities are carried out in the framework of the Strategic Areas of DSCTM (Green Chemistry and Sustainable Processes, Advanced Materials and Enabling Technologies, Nanomedicine) and in the field of technologies applied to Cultural Heritage conservation. Unifying activities are the development of Computational, Synthetic, Spectroscopic and Analytical Methods.