Elisabetta Mezzina graduated from the University of Bologna with
a Laurea in Chemistry in 1983. She completed her PhD in Chemical
Sciences in 1989 under the supervision of Prof. Graziano Baccolini.
In 1991 she became Researcher of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the
University of Bologna and in 2008 she has been called Associate
Professor of Organic Chemistry by the Faculty of Pharmacy of
Her early interests were addressed towards synthetic organic
chemistry; during the PhD period she was involved in the synthesis
of new phosphorus containing heterocycles and in the development of
new methodologies in the area of stereoselective synthesis of
biologically active compounds.
Afterwards her interests were addressed towards the use of
multinuclear NMR spectroscopy to clarify mechanistic aspects
involved in some reactions of aromatic heterocycles. NMR analysis
was also employed to solve different problems regarding organic and
supramolecular chemistry. In the latter case NMR analysis could
define different self assembling structures of a lipophillic
Her current interests focus on Supramolecular Chemistry and are
resumed into three main aspects:
1) Analysis of host-guest
interactions and geometries of the supramolecular complexes
containing organic paramagnetic species.
2) Sinthesis and properties of
persistent radicals mechanically interlocked into
3) Radical receptors derived by
In this fields ESR was employed together with NMR and ESI-MS
analyses to provide a complete description of the new aggregates.