Calcio Gaudino

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University of Turin,

Department of Drug Science and Technology

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Via Pietro Giuria 9, 10125 Torino_Italy



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Dr. Emanuela Calcio Gaudino (female) is currently a researcher in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin (Italy). Her research deals with the synthesis of fine chemicals and bioactive compounds under non-conventional methods and conditions (green solvents and reagents, heterogeneous catalysis, high- energy microenvironments, enabling technologies). Ball milling, high-intensity ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation, microwaves, flow reactors and high pressure reactors are among the main techniques applied by Calcio Gaudino in the field of process intensification of organic reactions in the domain of green chemistry.

The biomass valorization under non conventional technologies is another topic of her research activity focused on conversion of residual biomass into added value products.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 



1.      Cravotto G., Calcio Gaudino E., Cintas P. (2013). On the mechanochemical activation by ultrasound. CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, vol. 42, p. 7521-7534, ISSN: 0306-0012, doi: 10.1039/C2CS35456J 

2.      Jicsinszky, L., Caporaso, M., Calcio Gaudino, E., Giovannoli, C., Cravotto, G., Martel, B. (2017). Synthesis of randomly substituted anionic cyclodextrins in ball milling. MOLECULES, vol. 22, p. 485-500, ISSN: 1420-3049, doi: 10.3390/molecules22030485 

3.      Jicsinszky L., Caporaso M., Martina K., Calcio Gaudino E.,Cravotto G. (2016). Efficient mechanochemical synthesis of regioselectivepersubstituted cyclodextrins. BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY,vol. 12, p. 2364-2371, ISSN: 1860-5397, doi: 10.3762/bjoc.12.230. 

4.      Cravotto G, Garella D, Carnaroglio D, Calcio Gaudino E, Rosati O (2012). Solventfree chemoselective oxidation of thioethers and thiophenes by mechanical milling. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 48, p. 11632-11634, ISSN: 1364- 548X, doi: 10.1039/c2cc36365h 

5.      Tabasso, S. Carnaroglio, D. Calcio Gaudino, E. Cravotto, G. (2015) Microwave, ultrasound and ball mill procedures for bio-waste valorisation GREEN CHEM, 2015, 17, 684. doi: 10.1039/c4gc01545b.

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry (Format as in JACS: include all authors, title and DOI with hyperlink)

1.   E. Calcio Gaudino, M. Manzoli, D. Carnaroglio, Z. Wu, G. Grillo,, L. Rotolo, J. Medlock,

W. Bonrath, G. Cravotto “Sonochemical preparation of alumina-sphere loaded Pd nanoparticles for 2-butyne-1,4-diol semi-hydrogenation in a continuous flow microwave reactor” RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 7029. DOI: 10.1039/C8RA00331A.

2.   E. Calcio Gaudino, S. Tagliapietra, G. Palmisano, K. Martina, D. Carnaroglio, and G. Cravotto “Microwave-assisted, green synthesis of 4(3H)-quinazolinones under CO pressure in g-valerolactone and reusable Pd/b-cyclodextrin cross-linked catalyst” ACS Sustainable Chem Eng, 2017, 5 (10), 9233. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02193.

3.   Z. Wu, G. Cravotto, E. Calcio Gaudino, A. Giacomino, J. Medlock, W. Bonrath “Ultrasonically improved semi-hydrogenation of alkynes to (Z-)alkenes over novel lead- free Pd/Boehmite catalysts”. Ultrason Sonochem, 2017, 35, 664.

4.   E. Calcio Gaudino, D. Carnaroglio, K. Martina, G. Palmisano, A. Penoni, G. Cravotto “Highly Efficient Microwave-Assisted CO Aminocarbonylation with a Recyclable Pd(II)/TPP-β-Cyclodextrin Cross-Linked Catalyst” Org. Process Res. Dev. 2015, 19, 499. DOI: 10.1021/op5003374.

5. D. Carnaroglio, S. Tabasso, B. Kwasek, D. Bogdal, E. Calcio Gaudino, G. Cravotto “From Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bio-based Lactic - Glycolic Acid oligomers: a gram- scale microwave-assisted protocol”, ChemSusChem, 2015, 8,1342. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403183.


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