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Giuliano Giambastiani

  • PHD
  • Senior Researcher
  • Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organo Metallici Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
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Recent publications

  • CHAPTER 1: Covalent Methods for Functional Carbons' Synthesis

    • Tessonnier J
    • Rao R
    • Giambastiani G
    • et al.
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  • Nickel sulfides decorated sic foam for the low temperature conversion of H<inf>2</inf>S into elemental sulfur

    • Duong-Viet C
    • Nguyen-Dinh L
    • Liu Y
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Researcher

Institute of Chemistry of Organometallic Compounds

December 2001 - Present


Organic Chemistry

Università degli Studi di Firenze

January 1997 - January 2000(3 years)

Organic Chemistry

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

January 1997 - January 2000(3 years)


Università degli Studi di Firenze

January 1992 - July 1997(6 years)


The current scientific activity of Dr. Giambastiani spans from organic and organometallic synthesis and catalysis (homogeneous and heterogeneous) to the preparation and characterization of technologically advanced materials and composites based on functionalized carbon nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene-oxide and fullerenes. His interest in the field of sustainable catalysis promoted by metal-free graphitic carbons is witnessed by his recent achievements in transformations at the heart of renewable and environmental technology. Among them, the use of decorated graphitic carbons with tailored N-containing groups for the electrochemical oxygen reduction reaction (ORR - cathodic semi-reaction at fuel cell devices operating in alkaline environment) and the development of graphite-like materials from cheap and food-staff components for the treatment of gaseous effluents (direct oxidation of H2S in natural gas-tails to elemental sulfur - SuperClaus process). His interest for the design and synthesis of graphite-like materials to be employed as metal-free systems in catalysis has been consolidated by recent findings on other fundamental industrial processes i.e. the direct steam-free and oxygen-free dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes and the Brønsted base isomerization of glucose to fructose. These catalytic processes are promoted by properly functionalized graphite-like materials and candidate to be an industrial landmark in polymer synthesis and biomass conversion, respectively.

Co-authors (344)

  • Isaac de los Rios
  • Cuong Duong-Viet
  • Stefano Cicchi