Maurizio Peruzzini

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Ring opening of amino epoxides derived from naturally occurring amino acids with lithium diphenylphosphido borane is reported as an efficient approach to a new family of enantiomerically enriched multifunctional phosphines.
The novel iridium(III) hydride [(kappa(3)-P,P,P-NP(3))IrH(3)] [NP(3) = N(CH(2)CH(2)PPh(2))(3)] was synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic methods and X-ray crystallography. Its reactivity with strong (HBF(4)) and medium-strength [the fluorinated alcohols 1,1,1-trifluoroethanol (TFE) and 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP)] proton donors was(More)
A series of organometallic compounds of general formula [(arene)M(PTA)(n)X(m)]Y (arene = eta(6)-C(10)H(14), eta-C(5)Me(5)); M = Ru(ii), Os(ii), Rh(iii) and Ir(iii); X = Cl, mPTA; Y = OTf, PF(6)) have been screened for their cytotoxicity and ability to inhibit cathepsin B in vitro, in comparison to the antimetastatic compound NAMI-A. The Ru and Os analogues(More)
Three new thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole-based organic dyes have been designed and synthesized for employment as DSSC sensitizers. Alternation of the electron poor thiazolothiazole unit with two propylenedioxythiophene (ProDOT) groups ensured very intense light absorption in the visible region (ε up to 9.41 × 10(4) M(-1) cm(-1) in THF solution). The dyes were(More)
Generations 1 to 3 of dendrimers ended by water-soluble phosphines are synthesized and their ruthenium complexes are used as catalysts in aqueous media; a slightly positive dendritic effect on the regioselectivity is observed for hydration of alkynes and a large positive dendritic effect is observed in the biphasic (water/heptane) catalysed isomerisation of(More)
Reaction of [(triphos)Re(CO)(2)(OTf)] (1) [triphos = MeC(CH(2)PPh(2))(3); OTf = OSO(2)CF(3)] with P(4)S(3) and P(4)Se(3) yields pairs of coordination isomers, namely, [(triphos)Re(CO)(2)[eta(1)-P(apical)-P(4)X(3)]](+) (X = S, 2; Se, 5) and [(triphos)Re(CO)(2)[eta(1)-P(basal)-P(4)X(3)]](+) (X = S, 3; Se, 6). The latter represent the first examples of the(More)
The dynamic behavior in solution of eight mono-hapto tetraphosphorus transition metal-complexes, trans-[Ru(dppm)(2)(H)(η(1)-P(4))]BF(4) ([1]BF(4)), trans-[Ru(dppe)(2)(H)(η(1)-P(4))]BF(4) ([2]BF(4)), [CpRu(PPh(3))(2)(η(1)-P(4))]PF(6) ([3]PF(6)), [CpOs(PPh(3))(2)(η(1)-P(4))]PF(6) ([4]PF(6)), [Cp*Ru(PPh(3))(2)(η(1)-P(4))]PF(6) ([5]PF(6)),(More)
Combining variable-temperature infrared and NMR spectroscopic studies with quantum-chemical calculations (density functional theory (DFT) and natural bond orbital) allowed us to address the problem of competition between MH (M = transition metal) and BH hydrogens as proton-accepting sites in dihydrogen bond (DHB) and to unravel the mechanism of proton(More)