Polo Eleonora

Position: 
Researcher
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+39 0532 455159
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at UniFe
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1
Office number: 
126
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ChemNanoCare
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Researchers
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Laurea in Chimica (UniFe, 1983). Dottorato in Scienze Chimiche (Curriculum: Metodologie sintetiche, 1988). Ricercatore dal 1988 presso il Centro di Studi su Fotoreattività e Catalisi del CNR a Ferrara, ora sezione dell'Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreatttvità (ISOF) del CNR a Bologna. Stage di ricerca all’estero: cinque (dal 1994 al 1999) (tematica: sintesi metallorganica) presso l'Inorganic Chemistry Lab dell'Università di Oxford (UK) con il Prof. Malcolm L.H. Green e due (2008-2009) presso il Pharmaceutical Engineering Institute for Process Engineering, Graz University of Technology, (Austria). Dal 1998 fa parte dell’Editorial Board della rivista AIM Magazine, il periodico dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia delle Macromolecole, e del relativo Sito Internet. Dal 2006 è Responsabile Editoriale di AIM Magazine, in cui continua a mantenere anche una rubrica fissa.
Dal 2009 Professore a contratto del Corso di Chimica Metallorganica, insegnamento caratterizzante del terzo anno del Corso di Laurea Triennale (vecchio ordinamento) in Chimica dell'Università degli Studi di Ferrara.
Docente a Unijunior (AA 2009-10; 2010-11).
Partecipazione come Team Manager dell'unità ISOF distaccata territorialmente a Ferrara al Programma di Cooperazione Transfrontaliera Italia-Slovenia: bando per progetti strategici. Progetto CITIUS (30/06/2010-31/05/2014).
Più di 30 pubblicazioni su tematiche di sintesi organica, inorganica e metallorganica, catalisi Ziegler-Natta e fotocatalisi e 20 articoli di divulgazione scientifica.

Publications: 

Dal 2000

  1. Polo E., Galimberti M., Mascellani N., Fusco O., Müller G., Sostero S., “Ethene/propene copolymerisations with rac-EBTHIZrR2/alumoxane: s-ligands effect”, J. of Mol. Catal. A: Chemical, 2000, 160, 229-236.
  2. Polo E., Barbieri A., Sostero S., Green M.L.H., “Zirconocenes as Photoinitiators for Free Radical Polymerisation”, Eur. J. of Inorg. Chem., 2002, 405-409.
  3. Polo E., Losio S., Forlini F., Locatelli P., Provasoli A., Sacchi M.C., “Unbridged Bicyclic Cyclopentadienyl Zirconocene Complexes: their Possible Application as Fluxional Catalysts in Propene Polymerization”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2002, 203, 1859–1865.
  4. Polo E., Barbieri A., Traverso O., “The Effect of Phenyl Substituents on the Activity of Some Zirconocene Photoinitiators”, Eur. J. of Inorg. Chem., 2003, 324-330.
  5. Polo E., Barbieri A., Traverso O., “From zirconium to titanium: the effect of the metal in t-butylacrylate photoinitiated polymerisation”, New J. Chem., 2004, 28, 652-656.
  6. Polo E., Forlini F., Locatelli P., Sacchi M.C., “From zirconium to titanium: the effect of the metal in propylene polymerisation using fluxional unbridged bicyclic catalysts”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., Macrom. Symp., 2004, 213, 89-99.
  7. Polo E., Losio S., Zecchi G., Bertini F., Sacchi M.C., Effect of Titanium on Fluxional Behavior of Unbridged Metallocene Catalysts”, Macromol. Rapid. Commun., 2004, 25, 1845-1850.
  8. Losio S., Zecchi G., Bertini F., Sacchi M.C., Bertolasi V., Polo E., Unbridged Zirconium and Titanium Metallocenes with Seven- or Eight-Saturated Fused Ring Ligands: a Route for the Synthesis of Elastomeric Polypropene, Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 7231-7240.
  9. Sacchi M.C., Tritto I., Bertini F., Losio S., Zecchi G., Polo E., “Seven- and Eight Membered Saturated Fused Rings Zirconium and Titanium Metallocenes: a Route for the Synthesis of Elastomeric Polypropylene”, Kinetics and Catalysis, 2006, 47, 268-273.
  10. Paolucci G., M. Vignola, Zanella A., Bertolasi V., Polo E., Sostero S., “Substituted Ring-Fused Yttrium Derivatives. X-ray Crystal Structures of [(L’YCl2·THF)2LiCl·2THF] and [{L’YCl(OH)}6·2THF] (L’= 2-Phenyl-4,5,6,7,8-hexahydroazulenyl), Eur. J. of Inorg. Chem., 2006, 4104-4110.
  11. Molinari A., Varani G., Polo E., Vaccari S., Maldotti A., “Photocatalytic and catalytic activity of heterogenized W10O324- in the bromide-assisted bromination of arenes and alkenes”, J. of Mol. Catal. A: Chemical, 2007, 262, 156-163
  12. Gruber-Woelfler H.,* Rivillon Amy S., Chabal Y.J., Schitter G., Polo E., Ringwald M., Khinast J.G., " UV-induced immobilization of tethered zirconocenes on H-terminated silicon surfaces", Chem. Commun., 2008, 1329-1331.(Impact factor: 5.141). IMPORTANTE: Questo lavoro è stato segnalato il 29 February 2008 come Hot Article dal Chemical Communication della RCS.
  13. Polo E., Forlini F., Bertolasi V., Boccia A., Sacchi M.C., "Self-immobilizing Precatalysts: Norbornene-Bridged Zirconium ansa-Metallocenes", Adv. Synth. Catal., 2008, 350, 1544-1556 .
  14. Gruber-Wölfler H., Eder R. J. P., Wilding B., Pflüger I., Schider G.., Polo E., Khinast J.,"Development of Heterogeneous Organometallic Catalysts by Functionalisation of Silicon-based Solid Supports "Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik 2008, 1249-1250
  15. Polo E., Galimberti M., Losio S., Sacchi M.C.,Alternative Insight into the “Self-immobilization” Mechanism by New Tethered Zirconocene Catalysts”, Macromolecules , 2012, submitted,
  16. Gruber-Wölfler H., Lichtenegger G.J., Neubauer C., Polo E., Khinast J., “Tethered bis(indenyl)-titanocenes immobilized on 3-mercaptopropyl silica gel and their application for the hydrosilylation of imines”, Dalton, 2012, in press

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CITIUS - Interregional Centre of Ultrafast

Photonic Technology for Spectroscopies

Centro Interregionale di TecnologIe Ultraveloci per la Spettroscopia
Medregijski center za ultrahitre fotonske tehnologije v spektroskopiji

The goal of the CITIUS project is to build a new interregional center of excellence for both fundamental and applied state-of-the-art research in several scientific fields, - ranging from physics to chemistry and from biology to medicine -and is funded by the Program for cross-border Italy-Slovenia Cooperation 2007-2013.
CITIUS is a development of the STORAGE RING - FREE ELECTRON LASER group and now it involves six partners, located on the two sides of the border between Italy and Slovenia: the University of Nova Gorica (UNG), ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste, the LUXOR Laboratory of the CNR in Padua, the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity (ISOF) of the CNR in Ferrara, the company Kontrolni Sistemi d.o.o. and the University of Ljubljana.
The new center of excellence will rely on the development of a state-of-the-art light source generating ultrashort optical pulses in the VUV and soft X-ray spectral range.
Aim of the project is also to contribute to the development of the new free-electron laser FERMI presently under commissioning at Sincrotrone Trieste. The strength of CITIUS relies on the different and complementary skills of the partners involved: development and exploitation of cutting-edge light sources (UNG and ELETTRA), realization High-order harmonic generation sources (LUXOR), light source mechanical stabilization (University of Ljubljana), development of light source control systems (Kontrolni Sistemi d.o.o.), preparation of chemical samples to be studied with light (ISOF).