• Emma Gallo Group

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  • Prof. Emma Gallo

    Università degli Studi di Milano



Emma Gallo

Full Professor

Call: 0039 0250314374

Email: emma.gallo@unimi.it

  1. 2020
    Full Professor
    University of Milan
  2. 2007
    Invited Professor
    Universiy of Paris IV, Pierre et Marie Curie
  3. 2005-2020
    Associate Professor
    University of Milan
  4. 2001-2005
    Senior Researcher
    University of Milan
  5. 1998-2001
    University of Milan
  6. 1997-1998
    Post-doctoral researcher
    University of Milan
  7. 1996-1997
    University of Losanna
  8. 1991-1995
    PhD student
    University of Losanna
  9. 1990
    Vocational Training
    University of Milan
  10. 1989
    Laboratory Researcher
    Sigma Tau S.p.A. - Pomezia (Roma)

About Publications

Professor Emma Gallo published over 100 papers during her career and the main research interests of her group include the synthesis of fine chemicals by using sustainable catalytic processes, the heterogenization of homogenous catalysts and the synthesis of porphyrin-based chemosensors to detect emerging pollutants.

[104] C. Damiano, P. Sonzini, G. Manca*, E. Gallo*

“Valorization of CO2 into N-alkyl Oxazolidin-2-ones Promoted by Metal-Free Porphyrin/TBACl System: Experimental and Computational Studies” Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 2807 (Invited)

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202100365


[103] N. Panza, A. Di Biase, S. Rizzato, E. Gallo, G. Tseberlidis, A. Caselli*

“Catalytic selective oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols using nonheme [Iron(III)(Pyridine-Containing Ligand)] complexes” Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 6635

DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202001201


[102] E. Casali, E. Gallo, L. Toma*

“An In-depth Computational Study of Alkene Cyclopropanation Catalyzed by Fe(porphyrin)(OCH3) Complexes. The Environmental Effects on the Energy Barriers”, Inorg. Chem, 2020, 59, 11329

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00912


[101] C. Damiano, P. Sonzini, E. Gallo*

“Iron Catalysts whith N-Ligands for Carbene Transfer of Diazo Reagents”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49, 4867

DOI: 10.1039/D0CS00221F


[100] P. Sonzini, C. Damiano, D. Intrieri, G. Manca*, E. Gallo*

“A Metal-free Synthesis of N-aryl Oxazolidin-2-ones by the One pot Reaction of CO2 with N-aryl Aziridines”, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2020, 4867

DOI: 10.1002/adsc.202000175


[99] C. Damiano, P. Sonzini, D. Intrieri, E. Gallo*

“Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates by Ruthenium(VI) Bis-imido Porphyrin/TBACl-Catalysed Reaction of Epoxide with CO2”, J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2019, 23, 1 (Invited)

DOI: 10.1142/S1088424619501888


[98] D. Intrieri, D. M. Carminati, P. Zardi, C. Damiano, G. Manca,* E. Gallo,* C. Mealli

“Indoles from Alkynes and Aryl Azides. Scope and Theoretical Assessment of Ruthenium Porphyrin-Catalyzed Reactions”, Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 16591 (VIP paper and Invited Cover)

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904224

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