MSCA PF Fellow: Vasco Corti

PDFProject:  PHOTO-STEREO - Organocatalytic enantioselective dearomative photocycloadditions for the synthesis of polycyclic heterocycles

Vasco Corti


MSCA Fellow: Vasco Corti

UNIPD Supervisor:  Luca Dell’Amico

Department:  Chemical Sciences

Total Contribution:  Euro 172.750,08

Project Duration in months: 24

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Vasco Corti carried out his academic education and earned his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2019 at the Industrial Chemistry department ‘Toso Montanari’ of the University of Bologna (Italy), under the supervision of Prof. L. Bernardi and Prof. M. Fochi. During his Ph.D. studies, he mainly focused on the development of organocatalytic asymmetric methodologies towards the stereodivergent preparation of optically active α-amino acid derivatives as well as the development of new multicatalytic stereoselective methodologies. He conducted his postdoctoral studies at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) under the supervision of Prof. K. A. Jørgensen where he broadened his research interests to the development of innovative enantioselective organocatalytic oxidative transformations, the enantioselective synthesis of axially chiral products as well as the development of new organocatalytic asymmetric higher-order-cycloadditions. Then, he moved back to Italy to work under the supervision of Prof. M. Prato at the University of Trieste, where he worked on the development of photocatalytic and photochemical methodologies for the preparation of heterocyclic compounds and the synthesis, purification and characterization of carbon-based nanomaterials (carbon-dots) for applications in photo- and organocatalysis. Vasco will carry out his MSCA project (PHOTO-STEREO) at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova under the supervision of Prof. Luca Dell’Amico. PHOTO-STEREO aims at developing a general synthetic platform for the organocatalytic enantioselective dearomatization of heteroaromatic compounds by means of [2+2] photocycloadditions to obtain complex saturated polycyclic compounds in one step under mild conditions.