Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche – Università degli studi di Catania
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche

Viale Andrea Doria, 6 Catania
tel. 095 738 5115 / 5125 - fax. 095 580138

Tomaselli Gaetano


email: gtomaselli@unict.it

Telefono: 5011

Ubicazione: Corpo A - piano 2°

Ricevimento: Lunedì / Venerdì previo appuntamento

Short curriculum vitae

Gaetano Tomaselli graduated (summa cum laude) at the University of Catania, where he held the positions of Assistant Professor (1977) and then of Associate Professor of Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (1983). In 1994 he got a chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Palermo. In 1997 he moved to the University of Catania where he is now Professor of Organic Chemistry. He spent three years (1979, 1980, 1982) as Research Associate at the University of Santa Cruz, California (USA) in association with Prof. J.F.Bunnett. He was visiting professor at the Universities of Veszprem and Szeged (Hungary)(1988). He has been invited speaker in national and international meetings and a lecturer at the XXII National Summer school of Organic Synthesis ” A. Corbella”. He has been chairman in several national and international meetings. He was a scientific consultant of Procter & Gamble (Oxidation processes). He is a member of scientific national committee of COFEM (Physical Organic and Mechanistic Chemistry). He has been a member of committees for the evaluation of candidates for associate and full professor positions. He was coordinator of Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze Chimiche (PhD program)(XVII° course). Actually he is the head of Department of Chemisty of University of Catania. He is acting as referee for various scientific journals. He has been supervisor of many PhD theses. His main scientific interests concern investigations of organic reaction mechanisms, metal catalyzed oxygen transfer reactions, synthesis, reactivity and biological role of Mo(VI), W(VI) and V(V) peroxo complexes, asymmetric epoxidations, syntheses of chiral Mn(III) salen complexes, synthesis of chiral macrocycles able to bind metals to obtain neutral ditopic receptors, sensors and biomimetic catalysts.

Selected pubblications    2007-2013

C.Satriano, G.Trusso Sfrazzetto,  M.E. Amato, F.P. Ballistreri,  A. Copani,  M. L. Giuffrida,  G.Grasso, A. Pappalardo,  E. Rizzarelli, G. A. Tomaselli, R. M. Toscano –  A ratiometric naphthalimide sensor for live cell imaging of copper( I) –  Chem. Commun., 49, 5565 (2013)

V. La Paglia Fragola, F. Lupo, A. Pappalardo, G. Trusso Sfrazzetto, R. M. Toscano, F. P. Ballistreri, G. A. Tomaselli,  A. Gulino  -   A surface-confined O=MnV(salen) oxene catalyst and high turnover values in asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins - JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, p. 20561-20565 (2012)

A. Pappalardo, M. E. Amato, F. P. Ballistreri, G. A. Tomaselli , R.M.Toscano, G.Trusso Sfrazzetto  - Pair of Diastereomeric Uranyl Salen Cavitands Displaying Opposite Enantiodiscrimination of α‑Amino Acid Ammonium Salts - JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 77, p. 7684-7687 (2012)

G.M. Lombardo, A. L. Thompson, F. P. Ballistreri, A. Pappalardo, G. Trusso Sfratato, G. A. Tomaselli, R.M. Toscano, F. Punzo - An integrated X-ray and molecular dynamics study of uranyl-salen structures and properties - DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 41, p. 1951-1960 (2012)

Cristaldi, D.A., Fragalà, I., Pappalardo, A., Toscano, R.M., Ballistreri, F.P., Tomaselli G.A., Gulino, A. - Sensing of linear alkylammonium ions by a 5-pyrenoylamido-calix[5]arene solution and monolayer using luminescence measurements - JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, p. 675-683 (2012)

Pappalardo, A., Ballistreri, F.P., Destri, G.L., Mineo, P.G., Tomaselli G.A., Toscano, R.M., Trusso Sfrazzetto, G. - Supramolecular polymer networks based on calix[5]arene tethered poly(p-phenyleneethynylene) - MACROMOLECULES, vol. 45, p. 7549-7556 (2012)

Rampazzo E., Bonacchi S., Genovese D., Juris R., Sgarzi M., Montalti M., Prodi L., Zaccheroni N., Tomaselli G.A., Gentile S., Satriano C., Rizzarelli E - A Versatile Strategy for Signal Amplification Based on Core/Shell Silica Nanoparticles - CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 17, p. 13429-13432 (2011)

C. Tudisco, G. Trusso Sfrazzetto, A. Pappalardo, A. Motta, Tomaselli G.A., I.L. Fragalà, F.P. Ballistreri, G.G.Condorelli – Covalent Functionalization of Silicon Surfaces with a Cavitand-Modified Salen - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, p. 2124-2131 (2011)

M.E. Amato, F.P. Ballistreri, S. D’agata, A. Pappalardo, G.A. Tomaselli, R. M. Toscano, G. Trusso Sfrazzetto - Enantioselective Molecular Recognition of Chiral Organic Ammonium Ions and Amino Acids Using Cavitand–Salen-Based Receptors - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, p. 5674 -5680 (2011)

F.P. Ballistreri, S. Gentile, A.Pappalardo, G.A. Tomaselli, S. Pradhan, L. DiBari - Reversible mutarotation in a macrocyclic Ytterbium complex - CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol. 17, p. 322-328 (2011)

V. TORRISI, M. E. AMATO, F. P. BALLISTRERI, TOMASELLI G.A., R. M. TOSCANO, A. LICCIARDELLO - Surface anchoring of a chiral salen macrocycle on a carboxy-functionalized platform via a multiple site esterification - SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, vol. 43, p. 1095-1098 (2011)

F. P. BALLISTRERI, A. PAPPALARDO, TOMASELLI G.A., R. M. TOSCANO, G. TRUSSO SFRAZZETTO - Heteroditopic chiral uranyl-salen receptor for molecular recognition of amino acid ammonium salts - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 20, p. 3806-3810 (2010)

M. E. AMATO, F. P. BALLISTRERI, S. GENTILE, A. PAPPALARDO, TOMASELLI G.A., R. M. TOSCANO - Recognition of achiral and chiral ammonium salts by neutral ditopic receptors based on chiral salen-UO2 macrocycles - JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 75, p. 1437-1443 (2010)

M. E. AMATO, F. P. BALLISTRERI, A. PAPPALARDO, TOMASELLI G.A., R. M. TOSCANO - Synthesis and conformational study of a novel macrocyclic chiral(salen) ligand and its uranyl and Mn complexes. - MOLECULES, vol. 15, p. 1442-1452 (2010)

F. P. BALLISTRERI, A. PAPPALARDO, TOMASELLI G.A., G. TRUSSO SFRAZZETTO, E. VITTORINO, S. SORTINO - Synthesis and photophysics of a fullerene-triquinoxaline ensemble – NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol. 34, p. 2828-2834 (2010)

F.LUPO F, S GENTILE, F.P.BALLISTRERI, TOMASELLI G.A., M.E.FRAGALA, A.GULINO - Viable route for switching of an engineered silica surface using Cu(2+) ions at sub-ppm levels – ANALYST, vol. 135, p. 2273-2279 (2010)

BALLISTRERI F.P, FORTUNA C.G, PAPPALARDO A, TOMASELLI G.A., TOSCANO R.M - Oxidation of organic sulfides by a vanadium (5+)oxo-monoperoxo-picolinate complex: Kinetics and mechanism - JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS. A: CHEMICAL, vol. 308, p. 56-60, ISSN: 1381-1169 (2009)

BALLISTRERI F.P, TOMASELLI G.A., TOSCANO R.M - Selective oxidation reactions of diaryl- and dialkyldisulfides to sulfonic acids by CH3ReO3/hydrogen peroxide  - TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol. 50, p. 6231-6232 (2009)

BALLISTRERI F.P, CHIACCHIO U, RESCIFINA A, TOMASELLI G.A., TOSCANO R.M - Conversion of Oximes to Carbonyl Compounds by Oxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide Mediated by Triscetylpyridinium Tetrakis Oxodiperoxotunsto-Phosphate (PCWP) – MOLECULES, vol. 13, p. 1230-1237 (2008)

BALLISTRERI F.P, BRINCHI L, GERMANI R, SAVELLI G, TOMASELLI G.A., TOSCANO R.M - Enantioselective Epoxidations of Alkenes Catalyzed by (Salen)Mn(III) in Aqueous Surfactant System – TETRAHEDRON, vol. 64, p. 10239-10243 (2008)

BALLISTRERI F.P, TOMASELLI G.A., TOSCANO R.M - MeReO3-Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Thiols to Sulfonic Acids – SYNFACTS, vol. 7, p. 0753 (2008)

BALLISTRERI F.P, TOMASELLI G.A., TOSCANO R.M - Selective and Mild Oxidation of Thiols to Sulfonic Acids by Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Methyltrioxorhenium – TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol. 49, p. 3291-3293 (2008)

MARIA E. AMATO, FRANCESCO P. BALLISTRERI, ANDREA PAPPALARDO, DOMENICO SCIOTTO, TOMASELLI G.A., ROSA MARIA TOSCANO - Synthesis and conformational aspects of 20- and 40-membered macrocyclic mono and dinuclear uranyl complexes incorporating salen and (R)-BINOL units – TETRAHEDRON, vol. 63, p. 9751-9757 (2007)

BALLISTRERI FRANCESCO P, ANGELA PATTI, SONIA PEDOTTI, TOMASELLI G.A., ROSA M. TOSCANO - Synthesis of novel chiral salen-type ferrocenyl ligands – TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETRY, vol. 18, p. 2377-2380 (2007)



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