Pierluigi Barbaro

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The combination of chiral- and nano-technologies is potentially one of the most promising strategies for "green" catalytic conversions aimed at fine-chemical production. This paper reviews the most representative examples and highlights recent achievements in the field of enantioselective processes catalyzed by metal nanoparticles (MNPs), with a view to the(More)
The complex Rh(cod)(sulfos) (Rh(I); sulfos = (-)O(3)S(C(6)H(4))CH(2)C(CH(2)PPh(2))(3); cod = cycloocta-1,5-diene), either free or supported on silica, does not catalyze the hydrogenation of benzene in either homogeneous or heterogeneous phase. However, when silica contains supported Pd metal nanoparticles (Pd(0)/SiO(2)), a hybrid catalyst(More)
The bimetallic compound [{CpRu(PPh(3))(2)}(2)(mu,eta(1:1)-P(4))][CF(3)SO(3)](2), in which the tetrahedral P(4) is bound to two CpRu(PPh(3))(2) fragments, slowly reacts under mild conditions with a moderate excess of water (1:20) to yield a mixture of compounds. Among the hydrolysis products, the new, remarkably stable complexes(More)
A family of new Fischer-type rhenium(III) benzoyldiazenido-2-oxacyclocarbenes of formula [(ReCl2[eta1-N2C(O)Ph][=C(CH2)nCH(R)O](PPh3)2][n = 2, R = H (2), R = Me (3); n = 3, R = H (4), R = Me (5)] have been prepared by reaction of [ReCl2[eta2-N2C(Ph)O](PPh3)2] (1) with omega-alkynols, such as 3-butyn-1-ol, 4-pentyn-1-ol, 4-pentyn-2-ol, 5-hexyn-2-ol in(More)
The catalytic partial hydrogenation of substituted alkynes to alkenes is a process of high importance in the manufacture of several market chemicals. The present paper shortly reviews the heterogeneous catalytic systems engineered for this reaction under continuous flow and in the liquid phase. The main contributions appeared in the literature from 1997 up(More)
Double stabilization: Previously unknown polyphosphorus compounds are obtained by activation of white phosphorus (P(4)) coordinated between two CpRu(PPh(3))(2) moieties with iodine, and subsequent hydrolysis. The polyphosphorus compounds (P(4) H(2) I, P(4) H(2), P(3) H(5); see scheme, Cp=cyclopentadienyl) are all stabilized by coordination to two ruthenium(More)
Well-dispersed Pd nanoparticles have been synthesized inside the mesoporosity of a silica monolith featuring hierarchical porosity of homogeneous interconnected macropores (4 microns) and mesopores (11 nm). These monoliths have been implemented as microreactors for selective hydrogenation reactions. Conversion and selectivity can be tuned by adjusting the(More)