JULY 3-5, 2019



CFF 2018 - International Conference
July 4-6, 2018 - DcciUnipi - Pisa

Organized by
Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale
Doctoral School in Chemistry and Material Science

With the contribution of
Società Chimica Italiana - Sezione Toscana

Sponsored by


Chemistry for the Future (CfF) is a yearly international conference on the frontiers of Chemical Research. It is organized by the Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche e dei Materiali (DSCM) and the International Office of the Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale (DCCI).
CfF2018 will host 9 Plenary Lectures delivered by outstanding scientists from all over the world. Keynote Lectures will be delivered by 3rd year PhD students, enrolled in DSCM. Oral contributions on the forefront of chemical research will be welcome. Participation is free of charge to all registered people (max. 70).

Plenary Lecturers  

Josè L. Alonso Gómez
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidade de Vigo
From Chiral Axes to Chiroptical Solutions, Surfaces, and Materials

Enrico Dal Canale
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale (UniParma)
Stimuli responsive materials via molecular recognition

Lyndon Emsley
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced NMR Crystallography

Johannes Gierschner
IMDEA Nanoscience
Towards Controlled Light Emission in Organic Solids

Carl Heron
Scientific Research, British Museum
The future of chemistry in the past Molecular insights into food preparation and consumption

Marinella Mazzanti
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Small Molecule Activation by Multimetallic Complexes of F-Elements

Timo Repo
Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki
Metal-free Hydrogenation and C-H Activation with Frustrated Lewis Pairs

Roland Sigel
Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich
Metal Ions at the Heart of RNAs

Claire Vigor
Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron, Faculté de Pharmacie, Montpeiller
Isoprostanes, neuroprostanes and phytoprostanes: promising biomarkers and therapeutic tools

Keynote lectures

Giovanni Canil Dcci-Unipi
Photoactive Platinum Compounds: Synthesis, Characterization and Interaction with Biomolecules

Neus Aguilera-Porta Dcci-Unipi
Drugs and Light: A computational approach to predict phototoxicity

Arno Kirchhain Dcci-Unipi
Capacitive Biosensors for Protein Quantification in Wound Fluids

Gabriele Agonigi Dcci-Unipi
Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of the Anticancer Activity of New Iron Carbonyl Complexes

Francesca Sabatini Dcci-Unipi
Ageing and fading of organic pigments in art: a multi-analytical study based on mass spectrometric techniques

Gianluigi Albano Dcci-Unipi
Thin films of novel chiral π-conjugated oligomers with outstanding chiroptical features

Sara Fulignati Dcci-Unipi
Platform-chemicals synthesis through selective hydrogenation of chemical intermediates from renewable resources

Elena Buratti Dcci-Unipi
Synthesis and characterization of polyamide smart materials and their use for thin film preparation

Meilani Wibowo Dcci-Unipi
Elucidation of singlet fission dynamics by trajectory surface hopping simulations

Maximilian MengerDcci-Unipi
Surface Hopping within an Exciton Picture


D. Accomasso A computational strategy to test newly proposed chromophores for singlet fission

S. Antoni Analysis of prostanoids and isoprostanoids in dried blood spots by Micro-Extraction by Packed Sorbent coupled to UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS

L. Arrico Chiroptical methods in a wide wavelength range for obtaining Ln3+ complexes with circularly polarized luminescence of practical interest

N. Bartalucci Coordination Compounds and Activation Products as a Result of the Direct Interaction of α-Diimines with High Valent Metal Halides

D. Biagini Dried Blood Spot analysis by UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS for the determination of ibuprofen, creatinine and uric acid

S. Braccini Cell Culture in Biomaterials Science

F. Cardoso Ramos Structural adaption of LH2 complexes from purple bacteria to the light conditions: a computational study

L. Caselli Shedding Light on the Membrane-Templated Crystallization of Gold Nanoparticles

G. Casotti Arylzinc halides by silver catalyzed zinc insertion to aryl iodides

A. Cesari Inclusion mode of natural flavonoid Eriocitrin into β-cyclodextrin and (2-hydroxypropyl)-β-cyclodextrin: an NMR investigation

F. Criscitiello Recycled Materials Applications in Bituminous Sheats: Opportunities for a Circular Economy

A. De Palo Design and synthesis of dinuclear ruthenium(II) complexes with polyazotate bridging ligands as potential water oxidation catalysts

N. Di Fidio Innovative green catalysts to produce second generation sugars from non-food crops as a versatile biorefinery platform

A. Gabbani Magnetoplasmonic nanoparticles with enhanced magneto-optical response

H. Gomez Bernal Insights on the cascade production of isopropyl levulinate

G. Iasilli Boosting the Optical Efficiency of Luminescent Solar Concentrators by Coupling of Photonic Crystals

M. C. Ligi Applications of carbon nanotubes in organocatalysis and tissue regeneration

F. Macii Solution properties and ct-DNA binding tests of a perylene diimide with promising anticancer activity

G. Marrazzini Interplay between gold-ligands bond components and ligand-anion hydrogen bond

E. Masotti Single-chain and multi-chain self-assemblies of amphiphilic random copolymers with pdms and peg side chains

A. Massironi Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by using ulvan a sulfated polysaccharide from renewable resource

R. Mastrangelo Cleaning of Artworks: applications and properties of polyvinyl alcohol freeze-thawed hydrogels

P. Minei COOLSUN: a preliminary study of “cool” properties of organic pigments

A. Morelli Exploitation of Algal Biomasses as Renewable Resources of Sulphated Polysaccharides for Food and Cosmetic Applications

F. Nardella Chemical investigations of bitumen from Neolithic archaeological excavations in Central-Southern Italy by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and analytical pyrolysis

C. Pelosi Protein-polymer conjugation: the gold standard PEG vs biodegradable poly(phosphoesters)

G. Petrucci Plasmonic nanoantennas: toward the optical control of the magnetization of nanoparticles

S. Pizzimenti A study on the curing process of oil paint models

E. Ribechini Rapid screening for hydrolysable and condensed tannins in biomass using reactive pyrolysis-GC/MS with in situ silylation

D. Rocco Diiron Vinyliminium Complexes as New Anticancer Agents

S. Samaritani Dibromo triphenylphosphino complexes of Platinum(II). Structural analogues of cytotoxic compounds

Photo Gallery  (Ph. Alessio Massironi)



CFF 2019
Chemistry For the Future
International Conference
July 3-5, 2019 - Pisa

Università di Pisa
Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 13
56124 - Pisa

Organized By
Doctoral School in Chemistry and Material Science
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