Salvatore FAILLA

Professor of [CHIM/07]
Office: V.le A. Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - Edificio 10, piano – ½, stanza 7
Email: sfailla@dii.unict.it
Phone: +39 095 738 2753
Office Hours: Monday and Thursday from 08:00 to 10:00


Born in Floridia (SR), Italy, June 30, 1958

University studies: Chemistry degree, 110/110 cum laude, 1984, University of Catania.

                              PhD in Chemical Sciences, 1988, University of Catania.

Careers / Employment: January 1985- June 85, graduate Fellow - University of Catania.

            1985-88 PhD student - University of Catania.

            1989-90 post-doc Fellow – University of Catania

          July 1990- October 1998 – Researcher - University of Catania.

November 1998-2001 – Associate Professor - "La Sapienza" University,of Rome

Since October 2001 – Full professor of Chemistry (SSD CHIM/07) - University of Catania.

Teaching activity: Since 1994 to the present holder of the Chemistry course for students of the C.d.L. in Engineering. 2001-2002 course in Chemistry and Technology Applied to the Environment and the Territory. From 2005 to 2010 holder of the course of Chemical Methodologies for the Environment and for the  2011-2012 holder of the course of Elements of Sustainable and Green Chemistry.

Scientific interest.

  • Synthesis of monomeric and polymeric organic compounds.
  • Synthesis of organometallic complexes and their potential use as sensors.
  • Molecular recognition of amino acids by phosphonic derivatives.
  • Synthesis of eco-friendly flame retardant additives.

Abroad Experiences

  • July September 1987, Chemistry Department at UCD University College of Dublin, Ireland.
  • October 1993 - August 1994, CNR Fellow, Chemistry Department at UCSD University of California at San Diego.
  • June - September 1995, NATO-GRANT, Chemistry Department at UCSD University of California at San Diego.
  • July - September 1998, NATO-senior, Chemistry Department at University of Saarbruken, Germany.
  • July - September 2000, NATO-senior, Chemistry Department at University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

Other:

  • In 1985 he was the winner of a post-graduate scholarship of the “Guido Donegani” Foundation. In 1986 he won the "Operosità Scientifica" award for Chemical Sciences, from the Accademia Gioenia of Catania.
  • Since 2012 he has been a member of the Executive Board of AICIng and since 2014, for two consecutive terms, he has been the President-elect of the Italian Association of Engineering Chemists (AICIng).
  • For the three-year period 2016-2018 he was a member of the Executive Board of the Division of Industrial Chemistry of the SCI (Italian Chemical Society).
  • Member of the Working Table between the Italian Chemical Society and the National University Council (2017-2019). Since 2012 he is a member of the Gioenia Academy of Catania.
  • President of the Italian Division of Chemistry for Technologies (2020-2022)

Publications: he is author of more than 100 ISI articles published on international scientific Journal, many communications at congress and a university book: S. Failla, R. Paolesse, A. Pasini, M. Pasquali, P. Tagliatesta, L. Valli,  Chimica Generale e Inorganica, Edi-Ermes, 2016.

Selected publications in the last five years

Giuseppe Consiglio, Ivan Pietro Oliveri, Salvatore Failla, Santo Di Bella (2019). On the Aggregation and Sensing Properties of Zinc(II) Schiff-Base Complexes of Salen-Type Ligands. Molecules 2019, 24(13), 2514; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24132514

Giuseppe Consiglio, Ivan Pietro Oliveri, Salvatore Failla, santo Di Bella (2018). Supramolecular Aggregation of a New Substituted Bis(salicylaldiminato)zinc(II) Schiff-Base Complex Derived from trans-1,2-Diaminocyclohexane. INORGANICS, vol. 6, ISSN: 2304-6740, doi: 10.3390/inorganics6010008

Oliveri, Ivan Pietro, Forte, Giuseppe, Consiglio, Giuseppe, Failla, Salvatore, Di Bella, Santo (2017). Aggregates of Defined Stereochemical Scaffolds: A Study in Solution of a Zinc(II) Schiff Base Complex Derived from the Enantiopure trans-1,2-Cyclopentanediamine. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 56, p. 14206-14213, ISSN: 0020-1669, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02341

Forte, Giuseppe, Oliveri Ivan P, Consiglio, Giuseppe, Failla, Salvatore, Di Bella, Santo (2017). On the Lewis acidic character of bis(salicylaldiminato) zinc(II) Schiff-base complexes: a computational and experimental investigation on a series of compounds varying the bridging diimine. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 46, p. 4571-4581, ISSN: 1477-9226, doi: 10.1039/C7DT00574A

Gaeta M, Oliveri IP, Fragala ME, Failla S, D'Urso A, Di Bella S, Purrello R (2016). Chirality of self-assembled achiral porphyrins induced by chiral Zn(II) Schiff-base complexes and maintained after spontaneous dissociation of the templates: a new case of chiral memory. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 52, p. 8518-8521, ISSN: 1359-7345, doi: 10.1039/c6cc04018g

Consiglio, Giuseppe, Oliveri Ivan P, Failla, Salvatore, Di Bella, Santo (2016). Supramolecular Aggregates of Defined Stereochemical Scaffolds: Aggregation/Deaggregation in Schiff-Base Zinc(II) Complexes Derived from Enantiopure trans 1,2-Diaminocyclohexane. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 55, p. 10320-10328, ISSN: 0020-1669, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01580

Consiglio G, Failla S, Fortuna CG, D’Urso L, Forte G (2015). Aggregation of a Zn(II)-salen complex: Theoretical study of structure and spectra. COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 1067, p. 1-6, ISSN: 2210-271X, doi: 10.1016/j.comptc.2015.05.014

Consiglio, Giuseppe, Oliveri Ivan P, Punzo, Franceco, Thompson AL, Di Bella, Santo, Failla, Salvatore (2015). Structure and aggregation properties of a Schiff-base zinc(II) complex derived from cis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 44, p. 13040-13048, ISSN: 1477-9226, doi: 10.1039/c5dt01148e

Oliveri Ivan P, Failla, Salvatore, Colombo A, Dragonetti C, Righetto S, Di Bella, Santo (2014). Synthesis, characterization, optical absorption/fluorescence spectroscopy, and second-order nonlinear optical properties of aggregate molecular architectures of unsymmetrical Schiff-base zinc(II) complexes. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 43, p. 2168-2175, ISSN: 1477-9226, doi: 10.1039/c3dt53072h

Oliveri IP, Failla S, Malandrino G, Di Bella S (2013). Controlling the Molecular Self-Assembly into Nanofibers of Amphiphilic Zinc(II) Salophen Complexes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. C, NANOMATERIALS AND INTERFACES, vol. 117, p. 15335-15341, ISSN: 1932-7447, doi: 10.1021/jp4038182

Consiglio, Giuseppe, Failla, Salvatore, Finocchiaro P, Oliveri Ivan P, Di Bella, Santo (2012). Aggregation properties of bis(salicylaldiminato)zinc(II) Schiff-base complexes and their Lewis acidic character. DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 41, p. 387-395, ISSN: 1477-9226, doi: 10.1039/c1dt11295c

Consiglio G, Failla S, Finocchiaro P, Oliveri I.P, Di Bella S (2012). An Unprecedent Structural Interconversion in Solution of Aggregate Zn(II) Salen Shiff-Base Complexes. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, vol. 51, p. 8409-8418, ISSN: 0020-1669, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic300954y

Fortuna C, Barresi V, Bonaccorso C, Consiglio G, Failla S, Trovato-Salinaro A, Musumarra G (2012). Design, synthesis and in vitro antitumour activity of new heteroaryl ethylenes. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 47, p. 221-227, ISSN: 0223-5234, doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2011.10.060

 

 

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