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Our research interests reside at the interface of synthetic organic chemistry, functional material and chemical biology applications. The key goals are to synthetize innovative dyes, fluorophores, functional small molecules and polymers for applications in energy related devices, catalysis, bioimaging and theranostics. The current projects are oriented towards the development of transparent organic solar cells, smart polymer-based materials, synthetic GFP analogues and near IR functional dyes for photodynamic therapy and biological processes and structures analysis.

Lab News

Sept 2021: the MOF lab is organizing the Italian Photochemistry Days GIF2. Check it out on twitter @2021_GIF2

Sept 2021: Stefano and Maksym join the group as postdoc fellows. Welcome aboard!

Apr 2021: the renewed MOF website is online! Still a lot has to ben done but we are moving forward...

Latest Publications

  • Giordano, M.; Volpi, G.; Bonomo, M.; Mariani, P.; Garino, C.; Viscardi, G. “Methoxy-substituted copper complexes as possible redox mediators in dye-sensitized solar cells” New J. Chem. 2021, 45,15303.


  • Grifoni, F.; Bonomo, M.; Naim, W.; Barbero, N.; Alnasser, T.; Dzeba, I.; Giordano, M.; Tsaturyan, A.; Urbani, M.; Torres, T.; Barolo, C.; Sauvage, F. "Toward Sustainable, Colorless, and Transparent Photovoltaics: State of the Art and Perspectives for the Development of Selective Near-Infrared Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Adv. Energy Mater. 2021, 2101598.

  • De Haro, J. C.; Tatsi, E.; Fagiolari, L.; Bonomo, M.; Barolo, C.; Turri, S.; Bella, F.; Griffini, G. "Lignin-Based Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Sustainable Aqueous Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 8550.

  • Cavinato, L.M.; Volpi, G.; Fresta, E.; Garino, C.; Fin, A.; Barolo, C. “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis, Optical and Theoretical Characterization of Novel 2-(imidazo[1,5-a]pyridine-1-yl)pyridinium Salts” Chemistry 2021, 3, 714.

  • Bellomo, C.; Zanetti, D.; Cardano, F.; Sinha, S.; Chaari, M.; Fin, A.; Maranzana, A.; Núñez, R.; Blangetti, M.; Prandi, C. “Red light-emitting Carborane-BODIPY dyes: Synthesis and properties of visible-light tuned fluorophores with enhanced boron content” Dyes Pigments 2021, 194, 109644.

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