The applied organometallics group of the University of Padua is a young and dynamic group that enthusiastically carries out cutting-edge research on various fronts of transition metal chemistry. In particular, it ranges from catalysis to bioinorganic chemistry to optoelectronics.


Merck Young Chemists’ Symposium (MYCS) 2023

Giulio and Luca participated at MYCS2023 in Rimini where they had the opportunity to present the most significant results of their research in the field of electrochemiluniscence, published in our last papers. In addition to being a scientific enrichment, the congress facilitated the establishment of meaningful connections with other young researchers while having fun together.

20th Anniversary of the Institut de science et d’ingénierie supramoléculaires (ISIS)

It was a real pleasure and an honor to have been invited to that magnificent symposium. Magnificent talks and many friends and colleagues met again. Hope to see you all soon!

20 years of ISIS… Many memories, an important piece of life
Former colleagues of the Samorì group 🙂

Open positions

Postdoc position

A postdoc position on the “Synthesis and characterization of (electro)chemiluminescent dyes” to carry out research activity related to the project “BioPoweredCL” “Bright and biologically powered chemiluminescent labels for cell and tissue imaging” has been opened. Please check the department website https://www.chimica.unipd.it/dipartimento/amministrazione-trasparente/bandi-di-concorso/bandi-didattica-ricerca-e-altre-tipolog-2 and https://protocollo.unipd.it/albo/viewer for details. If interested contact prof. Alessandro Aliprandi (alessandro.aliprandi@unipd.it) and send a CV. Stay tuned!

Recent publications

Gold(I)-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Synthons in Organometallic Synthesis

Thomas Scattolin, Giovanni Tonon, Eleonora Botter, Sebastien G. Guillet, Nikolaos V. Tzouras and Steven P. Nolan.


Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e2023019.

Advances in the Synthesis and Applications of N‑Heterocyclic Carbene Metal Complexes with a Focus on the Weak Base Route

Thomas Scattolin, Aleksei A. Logvinov, Nikolaos V. Tzouras, Catherine S. J. Cazin and Steven P. Nolan


Organometallics 2023, 42, 2692−2730.

Highly Efficient Electrochemiluminescence from Imidazole-Based Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters

Giulio Pavan, Luca Morgan, Nicola Demitri, Chiara Alberoni, Thomas Scattolin and Alessandro Aliprandi.


Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202301912.

Tailoring thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for efficient electrochemiluminescence with tripropylamine as coreactant.

Luca Morgan, Giulio Pavan, Nicola Demitri, Chiara Alberoni, Thomas Scattolin, Marco Roverso, Sara Bogialli and Alessandro Aliprandi


RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 34520.

From Au<sub>11</sub> to Au<sub>13</sub>: Tailored Synthesis of Superatomic Di-NHC/PPh<sub>3</sub>-Stabilized Molecular Gold Nanoclusters

From Au11 to Au13: Tailored Synthesis of Superatomic Di-NHC/PPh3-Stabilized Molecular Gold Nanoclusters

Matteo Bevilacqua, Marco Roverso, Sara Bogialli, Claudia Graiff, Andrea Biffis

Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 4, 1383–1393