CHINANOR Nanomaterials

It is a laboratory in which research, teaching and third-party activities are carried out.

In the Laboratory, chemical and electrochemical synthesis of organic, inorganic, metal-organic compounds, coordination compounds, metal nanoparticles and nanostructured materials are carried out.

CHINANOR Nanomaterials designs new molecular compounds and nanomaterials, tests their structural, spectroscopic, catalytic and/or electrocatalytic properties. The application areas include: the synthesis of chemicals from renewable sources, of bioactive molecules, from conductive polymers; heterogeneous catalysis and/or electrocatalysis for sustainability.

Laboratory equipment available

Vacuum/nitrogen lines, pH meters and centrifuges
UV-visible spectrophotometer
Potentiostat/Galvanostat PGSTAT, Metrohm Autolab for electrochemical measurements with FRA module for impedance (EIS) and corrosion measurements.
NMR spectrometers
FT-IR spectrophotometers both in transmission and in ATR mode
X-Ray Diffractometer for Single Crystal
UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer equipped with integrating sphere and colorimetric calculation systems eg CIELab; Hunter.
Raman spectrophotometer coupled to an optical microscope
FT-IR spectrophotometer coupled to an optical microscope
DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering)
Services and consultancy

CHINANOR Nanomaterials carries out consultancy and activates research contracts for industrial innovation needs within the scope of the "third mission". The research group also carries out activities in collaboration with the Interdepartmental Industrial Research Centers CIRI MAM and FRAME (Technopoles of Bologna, Faenza and Ravenna).

Educational activities and training

CHINANOR Nanomaterials offers its resources to support:

Three-year and master's courses in inorganic, analytical and organic chemistry;
Development of bachelor's and master's degree theses;
Development of research projects of doctoral students and post-doctoral students;
Implementation of projects in the field of school-work alternation;
Lectures at the MASTER MACOF on composite materials.
The coordinators of the research groups in which CHINANOR Nanomaterials is divided are also referents for the laboratory activities.