Chemicals from renewable resources

We work on the synthesis of bio-based surfactants, chelating agents or bioactive compounds by using renewable building blocks, such as itaconic acid and levoglucosan, from biomass. Additionally, we valorize various agricultural waste through: thermochemical approaches (pyrolysis) for obtaining solid acid catalysts biological conversions (acidogenic fermentation) for producing volatile fatty acids (VFA).







Selected publications:

  1. Danilo Malferrari, Nicola Armenise, Stefano Decesari, Paola Galletti, and Emilio Tagliavini, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2015, 3 (7),1579–1588
  2. Andrea Defant, Ines Mancini, Rosanna Matucci , Cristina Bellucci, Federico Dosi, Danilo Malferrari, Daniele Fabbri, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2015, 13, 6291 - 6298
  3. Chiara Samorì, Cristian Torri, Daniele Fabbri, Giuseppe Falini, Cecilia Faraloni, Paola Galletti, Silvia Spera, Emilio Tagliavini, Giuseppe Torzillo, ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 1501-1512.
  4. Andrea Defant, Ines Mancini, Cristian Torri, Danilo Malferrari, Daniele Fabbri, 2010, Amino acids, 40, 2, 633-640.
  5. Paola Galletti, Adele Montecavalli, Fabio Moretti, Andrea Pasteris, Chiara Samorì, Emilio Tagliavini, New Journal of Chemistry, 2009, 33, 1859 –1868.
  6. Paola Galletti, Fabio Moretti, Chiara Samorì, Emilio Tagliavini, Green Chemistry, 2007, 9, 987-991.