We are a small Organic and Organometallic Chemistry (O2C) research group based in Università di Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
The group has been involved for more than 20 years in studies directed toward the comprehension of the reactivity of metal peroxo species in several different reactions. We have also settled a highly sustainable two-phase procedure for oxidation and oxybromination reactions. Recently, based on the development of sustainable V-catalysed oxidative reactions, innovative procedures for fuel desulphurization and aromatic substrates bromination have been patented. BTInnoVaChem a spin-off of Tor Vergata University is now operating in the Chemical Sciences and Technology Department.
The research activity of the group is also focused on the chemistry and applicability of a new class of polyquinoid compounds recently discovered, KuQuinones, that show very interesting electrochemical and photophysical properties together with attractive biomedical activities.
The group has been recently involved in the characterization of both metal free and metallated 5,10,15,20-tetraferrocenylporphyrin (H2TFcP and MTFcP), which showed interesting mixed-valence states and reversible electrochemical behavior both in solution and on surface.
Ionic liquids are studied as neoteric and sustainable media for oxidation reactions. ILs prepared in Conte’s lab have been also used as electrolytes in DSSC and in innovative procedures for conservation procedures of iron-gall inked papers.