Professor Giuseppe Resnati
Room: 5.2.20
Tel: +39-02-23993032
Fax: +39-02-23993080


Date of birth:

August 26, 1955


  • Laurea in Chemistry (5 years), University of Milan, 1979
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Chemistry (3 years), ""Politecnico di Milano" Technical University " Technical University , 1986


  • 1980-1982: Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Research and Development, Farmitalia Carlo Erba, Milan; Lab Prodotti Biologici, Milan
  • 1982-1998: First Researcher, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Centro di Studio sulle Sostamze Organiche Naturali, Milan
  • 1998-2001: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan
  • 2001 … : Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering,
    Polytechnic of Milan

Other Professional Activities and Awards

  • Contract professor, 1987-1990, University of Padua,
  • NATO fellow, 1990 - 1991, Clemson, SC, USA
  • Visiting Professor, 1993, Universitè Paris XI, France
  • Fellow of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Science, 2001, Nagoya University, Japan
  • EEC Network coordinator and contractor (INTAS, COST, HCM, TMR)
  • Corrado Fuortes award, Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, 1986
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Il Farmaco, 1990-2002
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2001 …
  • Editor of special issues of Tetrahedron and of Journal of Fluorine Chemistry
  • Member of the Italian Chemical Society (1980 ...), American Chemical Society (1989 ...)

Research Interests

  • Supramolecular Chemistry.
    Synthesis of di- and tri-block ibrid systems via the self-assembly of perfluorocarbon derivatives with
    hydrocarbons and organic, or inorganic, salts.
    Liquid crystals. Halogen bonding.
  • Fluorinated Reagents in Organic Synthesis.
    Oxidative properties of perfluorinated oxaziridines. Exploitation of their chemo-, site-, regio-,
    diastereo-, enantioselective properties in the synthesis of complex and bioactive products.
  • Asymmetric Synthesis of Selectively Fluorinated Compounds.
    Chemical and enzymatic methodologies for the synthesis of selectively fluorinated compounds
    endowed with biological or pharmacological activities (e.g. amino acids, nucleosides, alkaloids).


  • papers in referred journals: more than 150
  • communications to scientific meetings: more than 100
  • books: 5
  • patents: 1