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Paola Paola Belanzoni is Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology.
She received her Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Perugia (1997).
Her primary research work is within the Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry field on the electronic structure, bonding and magnetic properties (ESR, and Heisenberg magnetic coupling) of transition-metal containing systems, on the bonding/reactivity relationship in organometallic compounds and on catalysis, particularly homogeneous gold-catalysis and bio-inspired inorganic catalysts, by a Density Functional Theory approach.
She is member representing Italy of the Management Committee of the ECOSTBio-COST Action CM1305 "Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry".



Prof. Paola Belanzoni
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology
Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies (ISTM-CNR)
c/o University of Perugia
Via Elce di Sotto, 8
06123 - Perugia (Italy)

Phone: +39 075 585 5520

E-mail: paola [DOT] belanzoni [AT] unipg [DOT] it

Selected publications:

  • ''Dioxygen insertion into the gold(I)-hydride bond: spin orbit coupling effects in the spotlight for oxidative addition'' Gaggioli, C.A.; Belpassi, L.; Tarantelli, F.; Zuccaccia, D.; Harvey, J.N.; Belanzoni P.; Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 7034-7039. (link)
  • ''Hydroxylation Catalysis by Mononuclear and Dinuclear Iron Oxo Catalysts: a Methane Monooxygenase Model System versus the Fenton Reagent FeIVO(H2O)52+'' Gopakumar, G.; Belanzoni, P.; Baerends E.J.; Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 63-75. (link)
  • ''Modulating the Bonding Properties of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs): A Systematic Charge-Displacement Analysis'' Gaggioli, C.A.; Bistoni, G.; Ciancaleoni, G.; Tarantelli, F.; Belpassi, L.; Belanzoni P.; Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 7558-7569. (link)

Permanent Members

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Paola Belanzoni
(Associate Professor)
University of Perugia

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Leonardo Belpassi
(Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Olivia Bizzarri
National Research Council

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Stefano Crocchianti
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Gabriele Cruciani 
(Full Professor)
University of Perugia

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Filippo De Angelis
(Senior Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Noelia Faginas Lago
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Simona Fantacci
(Senior Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Laura Goracci
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Antonio Laganà
(Full Professor)

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Andrea Lombardi
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Edoardo Mosconi
(Research Scientist)
National Research Council

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Francesca Nunzi
(Research Scientist)
University of Perugia

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Francesco Tarantelli
(Full Professor)
University of Perugia

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Sara Tortorella
(Research Scientist)
Molecular Horizon

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Giuseppe Vitillaro
(Senior Technologist)
National Research Council


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