Angela Patti graduated as chemist in 1985 at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Since 1988 she has been working for the National Council of Research and she currently holds a position as Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry (ICB). During her career, she has gained experience in the chemistry of natural compounds as well as in the development of enzymatic resolution and desymmetrization processes in organic solvents for the preparation of some compounds with biological and pharmaceutical activity. Ever since her collaborating with Prof. P. Knochel at the Ludwing Maximilian University (Munich, Germany) in 2000 she has mainly focused on the asymmetric reduction and transfer hydrogenation of dicarbonyl compounds for the preparation of biaryl- and ferrocenyl-alcohols and diols, some of which have been converted into useful ligands for asymmetric synthesis. She has also been involved in the study of atropisomeric stability of ferrocenyl-substituted biphenyls, the development of enantioselective HPLC methods, and microwave-assisted synthesis. More recently, Patti has been interested in the development of environmentally friendly reactions for the preparation of valuable heterocycles and ferrocene derivatives.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013