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Pietro Tundo


PIETRO R. TUNDO is Professor of organic chemistry at Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy).

tundo2 He was guest researcher and teacher at College Station (Texas,1979-1981), Potsdam (New York, 1989-90) and Syracuse (New York, 1991-92), Chapel Hill, (North Carolina, 1995).

He is holder of the Unesco Chair on Green Chemistry (UNTWIN N.o 731) and author of about 260 scientific publications and 30 patents.

Scientific interests are in the field of organic synthesis in selective methylations with low environmental impact, continuous flow chemistry, chemical detoxification of contaminants, hydrodehalogenation under multiphase conditions, phase-transfer catalysis (gas-liquid phase-transfer catalysis, GL-PTC), synthesis of crown-ethers and functionalized cryptands, supramolecular chemistry and finally, heteropolyacids.

He is the sole author of the book "Continuous flow methods in organic synthesis" E. Horwood Pub., Chichester, UK, 1991 (378 pp.), and editor of about 15 books.

P. Tundo was President of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division of IUPAC (biennium 2007-2009) and presently is Chairman of Working Party of "Green and Sustainable Chemistry" of Euchems (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences).

Founder of the IUPAC International Conferences Series on Green Chemistry, he was awarded by American Chemical Society on 1983 (Kendall Award, with Janos Fendler), and by Federchimica (Italian association of chemical industries) on 1997 (An Intelligent Future).

P. Tundo co-ordinated many institutional and industrial research projects (EU, NATO, Dow, ICI, Roquette) and was Director of the 10 editions of the annual Summer School on Green Chemistry (Venezia), the latter sponsored by the EU, UNESCO and NATO.

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