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Dr Orlando Santoro

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Summary

Dr Santoro completed his Master Degree in Chemistry at the University of Salerno (Italy). After graduating with a PhD from the University of St Andrews (UK) in 2016, he worked for two years as Research Assistant at the University of Rennes 1 (France). Orlando joined the group of Prof Carl Redshaw (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) at the University of Hull in February 2019. He is currently working as PDRA on the Work Package 2 of the interdisciplinary project "Evolving a Circular Plastics Economy".

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing a-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters

Lin, X., Zhao, Y., Qiao, S., Sun, Z., Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (in press). Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing a-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt04332b

Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters

Sun, Z., Zhao, Y., Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Bedwell, E., Zahra, K., …Redshaw, C. (in press). Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Catalysis science & technology, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cy02571e

Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in a-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters

Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in a-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts open access journal, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10020210

Research interests

Orlando's main research interests are:

1) Design and synthesis of organometallic complexes of Group IV metals bearing macrocyclic ligands;

2) Development of Biodegradable polymers by Ring Opening Polymerisation (ROP) of cyclic esters;

3) Use of carbon dioxide as C1 feedstock