Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Organic Synthesis - LEOS MS

Gruppo di Lavoro

Isabella Chiarotto

Marco Di Pilato

Marta Feroci

Leonardo Mattiello

Rita Petrucci



LEOS MS is equipped with the following technical instrumentation:

  • Spinsolve 60 NMR Spectrometer;
  • Perkin Elmer 841 InfraRed Spectrometer;
  • Perkin Elmer HPLC;
  • galvanostat-potentiostats;
  • UltraSound high-energy sonicator;
  • Ultrasound bath
  • setup for chromatographic techniques (TLC, Flash) and for synthetic organic chemistry;
  • Buchi melting point apparatus;
  • Schlenk apparatus;
  • Agilent 8453 diode array spectrophotometer;
  • HPLC-PDA-MS/MS Waters system.


LEOS MS Expertise

The group has more than twentyfive years of experience in the field of organic electrochemistry, particularly for the synthesis of materials for organic electronics, small molecules of industrial and pharmaceutical interest, in-corporation of carbon dioxide in organic compounds. The research group has specific skills in organic synthesis, electrochemical characterization of organic molecules and salts, also in view of their application in organic electron-ics. In the laboratory various instruments are available for basic and applied electrochemical studies, for preparation and for some spectroscopic characterizations of the materials. The group has always carried out training of young researchers in the field of organic and electroorganic synthesis.

Aims of the work are: Chemical syntheses, characterization and electrochemical studies of new organic compounds and nanocomposite materials used in photovoltaics, OLEDs, plastic scintillators, erbium infrared emitters, photodetectors, semiconductors for sensor applications, and more.

To study organic and redox reactions by electrochemical techniques, in particular to carry out the electrochemical synthesis of fine chemicals and of products of interest for pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Development of electrochemical syntheses in ionic liquids as greener solvents than VOCs.
HPLC-PDA-MS/MS analysis provides information on the chemical composition of different matrices of interest, as the products mixture resulting from organic reactions, or real matrices from food and beverages industry, paying particular attention to the antioxidant phenolic components for nutritional and waste recovery puroposes, to name a few.

Left panel: NMR spectrometer; right panel: electrochemical apparatus

UV-vis ChemStation for spectroelectrochemistry.

HPLC-PDA-MS/MS Waters system.

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