Born in Rottofreno (PC) on 25th May 1941, graduated in
Industrial Chemistry in 1967. Assistant Professor of Organic
Chemistry at University of Bari, Italy, from 1968 to 1983.
Associated Professor of Organic Chemistry at University of Bologna,
Italy, from 1983 to 1986. Full professor of Organic Chemistry at
the University of Camerino from 1986 to 1993. Since 1993 Full
professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Bologna.
Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry "A. Mangini",
University of Bologna, from 1st november 2001 to 31st october 2007,
and from 1 november 2010 to now. From november 2008 to
october 2010 has been Chairman of the 1st level degree course in
From 1999 to 2005 member of the Board of Directors of the
Division of Organic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society
(SCI). Member of the scientific and organizing commitee of the
School of Organic Chemistry "A.Corbella", Gargnano, (BS). Chairman
of the "COFEM '97", Folgaria (TN, Italy) June 1997, of the "XXV
National Meeting of the Division of Organic Chemistry", Folgaria
(TN, Italy), september 1998, of the "XX National Metting of the
Italian Chemical Society", Rimini (Italy), June 2000.
Winner of the SCI award "A. Mangini Medal" in 2007.
Co-author of about 80 communications (invited and plenary
lectures) at national and international meetings and of more
than 200 papers on international journals. Bibliographic
paramethers from ISI-Thomson on the 126 papers published from 1990:
H-factor = 35, Average impact factor = 4.0, Average citation
per paper = 25.5.
His research interests include:
- Studies on free energy relationships,
- The reactivity of organometallic compounds with aromatic
systems, including mechanistic and synthetic aspects,
- New indole syntheses, particularly the reaction between
vinylmagnesium bromide and nitro or nitrosoarenes, now named
"Bartoli indole synthesis"
- Organocerium reagents in organic synthesis.
- The reduction of various classes of ketones, particularly the
experimental conditions that address stereoselectivity,
- The use of dianions derived from enamino carbonyl compounds,
particularly referred to the selective alpha or gamma
- The use of CeCl3.7H2O/NaI system in organic synthesis,
- Aminolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides and its synthetic
- New applicaitons of perchlorates as efficient Lewis acid in
- Asymmetric organocatalysis.