Christian Silvio Pomelli

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We present recent developments in the symmetry implementation of the Polarizable Continuum Model (PCM). The structure of the matrix, which defines the PCM solvent response, is examined, and we demonstrate how this matrix can be transformed to a block diagonal form where each block belongs to different irreducible representations of the molecular point(More)
A new integration grid for the Polarizable Continuum Model reaction field is presented. In this scheme (called TsLess) the molecular surface is not partitioned in tesserae, but a set of sampling points is chosen. These points are weighted according to they position on the surface. The new procedure is tested against the GEPOL tesselation method.
The polarity of a series of ionic liquids (ILs) arising from the quaternarization of N-methylmorpholine, N-methylpyrrolidine, N-methylpiperidine, N-methylazepane, 4-hydroxy-1-methylpiperidine, 1,2-dimethylimidazole, and 1-methylimidazole with simple alkyl chains and/or hydroxyl (mono- or dihydroxyl) functionalized alkyl chains and having bistriflimide,(More)
The Diels-Alder reaction between cyclopentadiene and three dienophiles (acrolein, methyl acrylate and acrylonitrile) having different hydrogen bond acceptor abilities has been carried out in several ionic liquids and molecular solvents in order to obtain information about the factors affecting reactivity and selectivity. The solvent effects on these(More)
The coordination environment around Cu(II) in highly concentrated solutions of copper(II) salts (CuCl(2) and Cu(Tf(2)N)(2)) in two pure ionic liquids bearing the same anion, namely, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ([bmim][Tf(2)N]) and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([bmim]Cl), is investigated by X-ray photoelectron(More)
Vegetable oils and fatty acid esters are suitable precursor molecules for the production of a variety of bio-based products and materials, such as paints and coatings, plastics, soaps, lubricants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, printing inks, surfactants, and biofuels. Here, we report the possibility of using Lewis acidic ionic liquids (ILs) to obtain(More)
Weakly bound molecular complexes play an important role in chemistry, physics, and biodisciplines. The preequilibrium pi-complexes of various alkenes with bromine have been examined quantitatively, and a direct relationship between association constants (KF) of these pi-complexes and polarizability of the olefins was found. The stability of the Br2-olefin(More)