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Academic interests

As a member of the CONFINE project, my work is focused on homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis with MOFs. In particular I try to link the asymmetric autocatalytic system of the Soai reaction in the framework of the UiO series of MOFs.


2016 - : PhD student (University of Oslo, Norway)

2015 - 2016 : State examination enabling to work as pharmacist

2008 - 2015 : M. Sc. Medicine Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (University of Bari, Italy)


Tags: SMN, Chemistry, Catalysis, CONFINE


  • Rotunno, Giuseppe; Kaur, Gurpreet; Lazzarini, Andrea; Buono, Carlo & Amedjkouh, Mohamed (2021). Symmetry Breaking and Autocatalytic Amplification in Soai Reaction Confined within UiO-MOFs under Heterogenous Conditions. Chemistry - An Asian Journal. ISSN 1861-4728. 16(16), p. 2361–2369. doi: 10.1002/asia.202100419. Full text in Research Archive
  • Rotunno, Giuseppe; Petersen, Dirk & Amedjkouh, Mohamed (2020). Absolute Autocatalytic Amplification under Heterogenous Phase Conditions Involving Subsequent Hydride Transfer and a Hemiacetal Intermediate. chemsystemschem. ISSN 2570-4206. 2(5). doi: 10.1002/syst.201900060.

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  • Rotunno, Giuseppe (2019). Vapour-Solid Interaction for High Amplification of Enantiomeric Excess.
  • Rotunno, Giuseppe (2019). The Use of UiO-type MOFs for gas phase Soai reactions.
  • Rotunno, Giuseppe (2018). The Use of UiO-type MOFs for Gas Phase Soai Reaction.
  • Rotunno, Giuseppe (2018). The Use of UiO-type MOFs for Gas Phase Soai Reactions.
  • Rotunno, Giuseppe (2018). The Soai Reaction on the Boundary between Homogenous and Heterogeneous Catalysis.

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