Speaker Biography

Roberto Ballini

Prof. Ballini Roberto is the Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and he is the Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the University of Camerino, Italy. Roberto Ballini received his Laurea degree in Chemistry from the University of Camerino-Italy in 1971. After experience at the ENI-ANIC (Petrolchemical Industry) in Ravenna, he began his academic career in 1975 as a Research fellow at the University of Camerino. Then he became Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry (1978), was promoted to Associate Professor (Organic Chemistry), and then was promoted to Full Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2000. Prof Ballini has been the Director of Master in Chemistry (2001-2007), Head of the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Camerino(2007), Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Camerino (2007- 2009) and the Director of School of Science and Technology (2009-2013)


Hetrogeneous catalysis is crucial to chemical technology. Innumerable chemical reactions are facilitates by this catalytic systems and, in this context, aliphatic nitro compounds have been demonstrated a great reactivity under heterogeneous catalysis, especially in the formation of new carbon-carbon single and double bonds. Very often the use of aliphatic nitro compounds, combined with heterogeneous catalysis, offer the opportunity to perform the reaction more efficiently, with enhanced chemoselectivity, high purity, improved yields and eco-sustainability.

Thus, a variety of important targets can be obtained from aliphatic nitro compounds, under heterogeneous catalysis.