PhD student

Samuele Terranova received his Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Palermo in 2020. His thesis focused on the synthesis of hyper cross-linked and porous systems, called nanosponges (NS) made by cyclodextrin and calixarene, for delivering aromatic compounds in aqueous media. Over the FT-IR and titration analysis, he characterized the NS by using the Fast- Field cycling (FFC) NMR relaxometry technique, to provide textural features such as pore diameter, surface area, and volume. During his studies, he won a scholarship for an internship abroad that he spent at the University of York (United Kingdom) to deal with the synthesis of ionic liquids and liquid crystals and a mixture of both. Currently, he is working as PhD student in Chemical and Molecular Science at the University of Bari, under the supervision of Prof. G. Farinola and Prof. A. Salomone. His main aim is to develop new strategies for C(sp3)-H activation reaction using directing groups and ligands, exploiting green and sustainable methods. This will be carried out using infrared radiation and mechanochemistry.