Christian Silvio Pomelli

Christian Silvio Pomelli

Associate Professor


He earned its graduation in theoretical chemistry in 1995 from University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS). He attended the “Corso di Perfezionamento” (1996-1998) in chemistry at SNS. Later (1999-2001) he joined as postdoc the University of Pisa. From 2001 to december 2011, he was head of computer center of chemistry in the same institution. In december 2011 he joined the Department of Pharmacy of the same University as researcher. His research interests span from reliable and fast algorithms for the polarizable continuum model to the study of complex reactive processes in solution. Currently, his efforts are focused on the understanding of the nature of solvation process in ionic liquids.

Selected papers

Chiappe, C., Pomelli, C.S.Computational studies on organic reactivity in ionic liquids(2013) Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2), pp. 412-423.

Pomelli, C.S., Chiappe, C., Lapi, A.Accelerating effect of imidazolium ionic liquids on the singlet oxygen promoted oxidation of thioethers: A theoretical study(2012) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 240, pp. 59-65.

Caporali, S., Chiappe, C., Ghilardi, T., Pomelli, C.S., Pinzino, C.Coordination environment of highly concentrated solutions of Cu II in ionic liquids through a multidisciplinary approach(2012) ChemPhysChem, 13 (7), pp. 1885-1892.

Pucci, A., Liuzzo, V., Melai, B., Pomelli, C.S., Chiappe, C.Polymerizable ionic liquids for the preparation of polystyrene/clay composites(2012) Polymer International, 61 (3), pp. 426-433.

Chiappe, C., Pomelli, C.S., Rajamani, S.Influence of structural variations in cationic and anionic moieties on the polarity of ionic liquids(2011) Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115 (31), pp. 9653-9661.

Chiappe, C., Malvaldi, M., Pomelli, C.S.The solvent effect on the Diels-Alder reaction in ionic liquids: Multiparameter linear solvation energy relationships and theoretical analysis(2010) Green Chemistry, 12 (8), pp. 1330-1339.

Chiappe, C., Malvaldi, M., Pomelli, C.S.Ab initio study of the Diels-Alder reaction of cyclopentadiene with acrolein in a ionic liquid by KS-DFT/3D-RISM-KH theory(2010) Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 6 (1), pp. 179-183.

Bini, R., Chiappe, C., Pomelli, C.S., Parisi, B.Effect of ionic liquids on the Menschutkin reaction: An experimental and theoretical study(2009) Journal of Organic Chemistry, 74 (22), pp. 8522-8530.

Chiappe, C., Malvaldi, M., Pomelli, C.S.Ionic liquids: Solvation ability and polarity(2009) Pure and Applied Chemistry, 81 (4), pp. 767-776.

Pomelli, C.S.A tessellationless integration grid for the Polarizable Continuum Model reaction field(2004) Journal of Computational Chemistry, 25 (12), pp. 1532-1541.

Chiappe, C., Detert, H., Lenoir, D., Pomelli, C.S., Ruasse, M.F.Polarizability effects and dispersion interactions in alkene-Br2 π-complexes(2003) Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125 (10), pp. 2864-2865.

Pomelli, C.S., Tomasi, J.Ab initio study of the SN2 reaction CH3Cl + Cl- → Cl- + CH3Cl in supercritical water with the polarizable continuum model(1997) Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 101 (19), pp. 3561-3568.

Contact information:

phone: +390502219314
address: Christian S. Pomelli c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche Via Bonanno 33, 56126 Pisa, Italy