Armaroli Nicola

Research Director
Office telephone : 
+39 051 639 9820
Isof 4
Office number: 
Research Unit: 

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 and serves as director of Sapere, the first Italian science periodical, established in 1935. He was awarded the Gold Medal Enzo Tiezzi of the Italian Chemical Society in 2017.

Short CV, English: PDF logo
Breve CV, italiano: PDF logo
Extended CV, English: PDF logo


Papers 2015-2017

  • J. Mohanraj, A. Barbieri, N. Armaroli, M. Vizuete, F. Langa, B. Delavaux-Nicot, M. Vartanian, J. Iehl, U. Hahn, J.-F. Nierengarten
    "Efficient Photoinduced Energy- and Electron-transfer in ZnII-Porphyrin / Fullerene Dyads with Interchromophoric Distance up to 2.6 nm and no Wire-like Connectivity"

    C60-Porf 2.6 nm

    Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701668

  • A. Gualandi, D. Mazzarella, A. Ortega Martinez, L. Mengozzi, F. Calcinelli, E. Matteucci, F. Monti, N. Armaroli, L. Sambri, P. G. Cozzi
    "Photocatalytic Radical Alkylation of Electrophilic Olefins by Benzylic and Alkylic Zinc-Sulfinates"

    Ir Photoredox 2

    ACS Catal. 2017, 7, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01669

  • A. Nano, M. P. Gullo, B. Ventura, A. Barbieri, N. Armaroli, R. Ziessel
    "Color-Tunable Heterodinuclear Pt(II)/B(III) and Pt(II)/Ir(III) Arrays with N^O-julolidine Ligands"

    IC tunable jjulolidine

    Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 4807-4817

  • 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, 1613-1620

  • 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
    Read the related interview on Chemistry Views: "The Sun-Powered Civilization"

  • 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

Papers 2014

  • 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"
    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"
    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"
    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"

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

  • V. K. Praveen, C. Ranjith, E. Bandini, A. Ajayaghosh, N. Armaroli
    "Oligophenylenevinylene Hybrids and Self-Assemblies: Versatile Materials for Excitation Energy Transfer"
    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"
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 1345-1355

  • V.K. Praveen, C. Ranjith, N. Armaroli
    "White-light Emitting Supramolecular 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"
    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"
    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 202-216