ANTONIO SALOMONE

Associated professor

Antonio Salomone graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at University of Bari in 1999. In 2004 he received his PhD discussing a thesis on the synthetic utility of functionalized organolithiums in asymmetric synthesis. From 2005 to 2009, he applied a postdoctoral position working on the synthesis of chiral organolithiums in the stereoselective synthesis of bioactive molecules. From 2010 to 2015 he worked, as postdoctoral fellow, at University of Bari, leading numerous studies on the kinetic and spectroscopic characterization of labile organometallic intermediates. In 2015 he moved to University of Salento as Assistant Professor working at the Pd-catalysed carbonylations in the multicomponent synthesis of heterocycles. In 2018 he became Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Salento and started his interest in the use of Deep Eutectic Solvents as new reaction media for the development of sustainable synthetic processes. In 2020 he moved to the University of Bari, at the Department of Chemistry. His current research activity is related to the development of green synthetic methodologies enabled by transition metal catalyzed C(sp3)-H bonds activation under infrared light irradiation.

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