Armaroli Nicola

Research Director
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Nicola Armaroli is a CNR Research Director. His activity is concerned with the photochemistry and photophysics of coordination compounds, carbon nanostructures and supramolecular arrays and materials, with focus on luminescence, light harvesting, energy transfer and electron transfer. These studies aim at developing new materials for lighting technologies and solar energy conversion. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), associate editor of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, (RSC) and member of the Editorial Board of Chemistry-A European Journal (Wiley-VCH) and Polyhedron (Elsevier Science). He is the chairman of the Working Party on Chemistry and Energy of EuCheMS. He serves as director of Sapere, the first Italian science periodical, established in 1935.

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Papers 2014-2017

  • A. Gualandi, E. Matteucci, F. Monti, A. Baschieri, N. Armaroli, L. Sambri, P. G. Cozzi
    "Photoredox Radical Conjugate Addition of Dithiane-2-carboxylate Promoted by an Iridium(III)phenyltetrazole Complex: A Formal Radical Methylation of Michael Acceptors"

    Ir Photoredox

    Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, DOI: 10.1039/c6sc03374a

  • T. Miletić, E. Pavoni, V. Trifiletti, A. Rizzo, A. Listorti, S. Colella, N. Armaroli, D. Bonifazi
    "Covalently Functionalized SWCNTs as Tailored p-type Dopants for Perovskite Solar Cells"

    ACS Ami Perovs

    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 27966-27973

  • N. Armaroli, V. Balzani
    "Solar Electricity and Solar Fuels: Status and Perspectives in the Context of the Energy Transition"

    CEJ Rev En

    Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 32-57
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  • A. Baschieri, F. Monti, E. Matteucci, A. Mazzanti , A. Barbieri, N. Armaroli, L. Sambri
    "A Mesoionic Carbene as Neutral Ligand for Phosphorescent Cationic Ir(III) Complexes"

    IC mesoionic carbene

    Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 7912-7919

  • A. Barbieri, E. Bandini, F. Monti, V. K. Praveen, N. Armaroli
    "The Rise of Near Infrared Emitters: Organic Dyes, Porphyrinoids and Transition Metal Complexes"


    Top. Curr. Chem. 2016, 374, 47

  • P.-H. Lanoë, J. Chan, G. Gontard, F. Monti, N. Armaroli, A. Barbieri, H. Amouri
    "Deep-Red Phosphorescent Iridium(III) Complexes with Chromophoric N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Design, Photophysical Properties, and DFT Calculations"

    EJIC Ir

    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 1631-1634

  • N. Armaroli, H. J. Bolink
    "Luminescence: The Never-Ending Story"


    Top. Curr. Chem. 2016, 374, 44

  • L. Ðordevic, T. Marangoni, F. De Leo, I. Papagiannouli, P. Aloukos, S. Couris, E. Pavoni, F. Monti, N. Armaroli, M. Prato, D. Bonifazi
    "[60]Fullerene–porphyrin [n]-pseudorotaxanes: self-assembly, photophysics and third-order NLO responses"

    CEJ Rev En

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 11858-11868

  • F. Monti, A. Venturini, A. Nenov, F. Tancini, A. D. Finke, F. Diederich, N. Armaroli
    "Anilino-Substituted Multicyanobuta-1,3-diene Electron Acceptors: TICT Molecules with Accessible Conical Intersections"


    J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119, 10677-10683

  • A. Kremer, C. Aurisicchio, F. De Leo, B. Ventura, J. Wouters, N. Armaroli, A. Barbieri, D. Bonifazi
    "Walking down the chalcogenic group of the periodic table: from singlet to triplet organic emitters"

    CEJ Cu

    Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 15377-15387

  • F. Monti, A. Baschieri, E. Matteucci, A. Mazzanti, L. Sambri, A. Barbieri, N. Armaroli
    "A chelating diisocyanide ligand for cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes with strong and tunable luminescence"

    JACS Naphtols

    Faraday Discuss. 2015, 185, 233-248

  • L. Đorđević, T. Marangoni, T. Miletić, J. Rubio-Magnieto, J. Mohanraj, H. Amenitsch, D. Pasini, N. Liaros, S. Couris, N. Armaroli, M. Surin, D. Bonifazi
    "Solvent Molding of Organic Morphologies Made of Supramolecular Chiral Polymers"

    JACS Naphtols

    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8150-8160

  • F. Monti, M. G. I. La Placa, N. Armaroli, R. Scopelliti, M. Grätzel, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, F. Kessler
    "Cationic Iridium(III) Complexes with Two Carbene-Based Cyclometalating Ligands: Cis Versus Trans Isomers"

    IC Ir Cis Trans

    Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 3031-3042

  • A. Nano, M. P. Gullo, B. Ventura, N. Armaroli, A. Barbieri, R. Ziessel
    "Panchromatic luminescence from julolidine dyes exhibiting excited state intramolecular proton transfer"


    Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 3351-3354

  • A. Kremer, E. Bietlot, A. Zanelli, J. M. Malicka, N. Armaroli, D. Bonifazi
    "Versatile Bisethynyl[60]fulleropyrrolidine Scaffolds for Mimicking Artificial Light-Harvesting Photoreaction Centers"

    CEJ Cu

    Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1108-1117

  • M. Mohankumar, F. Monti, M. Holler, F. Niess, B. Delavaux-Nicot, N. Armaroli, J.-P. Sauvage, J.-F. Nierengarten
    "Combining Topological and Steric Constraints for the Preparation of Heteroleptic Copper(I) Complexes"

    CEJ Cu

    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 12083-12090 - COVER PAGE ARTICLE

  • E. Pavoni, E. Bandini, M. Benaglia, J. K. Molloy, G. Bergamini, P. Ceroni N. Armaroli
    "A tailored RAFT copolymer for the dispersion of single walled carbon nanotubes in aqueous media"

    PC CNT

    Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 6148-6150

  • F. Monti, A. Baschieri, I. Gualandi, J. J. Serrano-Pérez, J. M. Junquera-Hernández, D. Tonelli, A. Mazzanti, S. Muzzioli, S. Stagni, C. Roldan-Carmona, A. Pertegás , H. J. Bolink, E. Ortí, L. Sambri, N. Armaroli
    "Iridium(III) Complexes with Phenyl-tetrazoles as Cyclometalating Ligands"

    IC Ir Tetraz

    Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 7709-7721

  • J.-J. Cid, J. Mohanraj, M. Mohankumar, M. Holler, F. Monti, G. Accorsi, L. Karmazin-Brelot, I. Nierengarten, J. M. Malicka, M. Cocchi, B. Delavaux-Nicot, N. Armaroli, J.-F. Nierengarten
    "Dinuclear Cu(I) Complexes Prepared from 2-diphenylphosphino-6-methylpyridine"

    Cu Poly


  • F. Monti, U. Hahn, E. Pavoni, B. Delavaux-Nicot, J.-F. Nierengarten, N. Armaroli
    "Homoleptic and Heteroleptic RuII Complexes with Extended Phenanthroline-based Ligands"

    Ru Poly


  • V. K. Praveen, C. Ranjith, E. Bandini, A. Ajayaghosh, N. Armaroli
    "Oligophenylenevinylene Hybrids and Self-Assemblies: Versatile Materials for Excitation Energy Transfer"

    CSR Praveen

    Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 4222-4242

  • A. Kaeser, O. Moudam, G. Accorsi, I. Séguy, J. Navarro, A. Belbakra, C. Duhayon, N. Armaroli, B. Delavaux-Nicot, , J.-F. Nierengarte
    "Homoleptic Copper(I), Silver(I), and Gold(I) Bisphosphine Complexes"

    EJIC Phosphines

    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 1345-1355

  • V.K. Praveen, C. Ranjith, N. Armaroli
    "White-light Emitting Supramolecular Gels"
    ACIE Gels
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 365-368

  • K. Yoosaf, J. Iehl, I. Nierengarten, M. Hmadeh, A.-M. Albrecht-Gary, J.-F. Nierengarten, N. Armaroli
    "A Supramolecular Photosynthetic Model Made of a Multi-Porphyrinic Array Constructed around a C60 and a C60-imidazole Derivative"

    CEJ Art

    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 223-231 - BACK COVER ARTICLE - HIGHLIGHTED on Angew. Chem.

  • F. Tancini, F. Monti, K. Howes, A. Belbakra, A. Listorti, W. B. Schweitzer, P. Reutenauer, J.-L. Alonso-Gomez, C. Chiorboli, L. Urner, J.-P. Gisselbrecht, C. Boudon, N. Armaroli, F. Diederich
    "Cyanobuta-1.3-dienes as Novel Electron Acceptors for Photoactive Multicomponent Systems"

    CEJ Superacceptor

    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 202-216

Papers 2013

  • A. Kaeser, M. Mohankumar, J. Mohanraj, F. Monti, M. Holler, J. J. Cid, O. Moudam, I. Nierengarten, L. Karmazin-Brelot, C. Duhayon, B. Delavaux-Nicot, N. Armaroli, J.-F. Nierengarten
    "Heteroleptic Cu(I) Complexes Prepared from Phenanthroline and Bis-Phosphine Ligands"
    Inorg. Chem. 2013, 51, 12140-12151

  • J. M. Malicka, A. Sandeep, F. Monti, E. Bandini, M. Gazzano, C. Ranjith, V. K. Praveen, A. Ajayaghosh, N. Armaroli
    "Ultrasound Stimulated Nucleation and Growth of a Dye Assembled into Extended Gel Nanostructures"
    Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 12991-13001 - COVER PAGE ARTICLE - HOT PAPER

  • F. Monti, F. Kessler, M. Delgado, J. Frey, F. Bazzanini, G. Accorsi, N. Armaroli, H.J. Bolink, E. Ortí, R. Scopelliti, E. Baranoff, M. K. Nazeeruddin
    "Charged Bis-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes with Carbene-Based Ancillary Ligands"
    Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 10292-10305

  • A. Baschieri, L. Sambri, I. Gualandi, D. Tonelli, F. Monti, A. Degli Esposti, N. Armaroli
    "Carbazole-terpyridine Donor-acceptor Luminophores"
    RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 6507-6517

  • J. Mohanraj, N. Armaroli
    "Luminophores and Carbon Nanotubes: An odd combination?"
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 767-778 - INVITED PERSPECTIVE ARTICLE

  • B. Ventura, I. Manet, A. Barbieri, A. Venturini, E. Bandini, N. Armaroli
    "Optical sensing in Diagnostics"
    Chim. Ind. (Milan) 2013, 95(5), 81-83 - AVOGADRO COLLOQUIA

  • E. C. Constable, M. Neuburger, P. Rösel, G. E. Schneider, J. A. Zampese, C. E. Housecroft, F. Monti, N. Armaroli, R. D. Costa, E. Ortí
    "Ligand-Based Charge-Transfer Luminescence in Ionic Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes Bearing a Pyrene-Functionalized Bipyridine Ligand: A Joint Theoretical and Experimental Study"
    Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 885-897

  • N. M. Shavaleev, F. Monti, R. Scopelliti , A. Baschieri, F. Sambri, N. Armaroli, M. Grätzel, M. K. Nazeeruddin
    "Extreme Tuning of Redox and Optical Properties of Cationic Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Isocyanide Complexes"
    Organometallics 2013, 32, 460-467

  • J.-J. Cid , J. Mohanraj , M. Mohankumar , M. Holler , G. Accorsi , L. Brelot , I. Nierengarten , O. Moudam , A. Kaeser , B. Delavaux-Nicot , N. Armaroli, J.-F. Nierengarten
    "A stable and strongly luminescent dinuclear Cu(I) helical complex prepared from 2-diphenylphosphino-6-methylpyridine"
    Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 859-861 - COVER PAGE ARTICLE

  • L. Maggini, T. Marangoni, J. M. Malicka, K. Yoosaf, B. Georges, A. Minoia, R. Lazzaroni, N. Armaroli, D. Bonifazi
    "Azobenzene-based supramolecular polymers for processing MWCNTs"
    Nanoscale 2013, 63, 634-645

  • C. Femoni , S. Muzzioli , A. Palazzi , S. Stagni , S. Zacchini , F. Monti , G. Accorsi , M. Bolognesi , N. Armaroli , M. Massi , G. Valenti, M. Marcaccio
    "New tetrazole-based Cu(I) homo- and heteroleptic complexes with various P^P ligands: synthesis, characterization, redox and photophysical properties"
    Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 997-1010