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Angiolina Comotti

Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science
University of Milano-Bicocca

Angiolina Comotti


Angiolina Comotti got a master degree in Chemistry at the University of Milan, in 1995 she held a Fellowship for one year at the ETH in Zurich and in 1998 she got her PhD degree in Chemistry. In 2001 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor (tenured position) of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Materials Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she is currently Associate Professor. She carried out research activity at Cambridge University, University of California at Berkeley (by Alex Pines) and has been Visiting Scientist at New York University (by Mike Ward) and at the University of Strasbourg (by Wais Hosseini). She performed neutron diffraction experiments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ISIS (Oxford) and was in charge of several projects at synchrotron light source at ESRF (Grenoble). She has published 115 papers in International and Peer Reviewed Journals and 6 book chapters, in particular, during the last decade 1 Science, 1 Nature Mater., 2 Nature Chem., 21 Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. and J. Am. Chem. Soc.; 2 international patents and 180 communications and invited lectures to congresses. She has received the national award for Industrial Innovation by AIRI at the Accademia dei Lincei in 1995, the "SAPIO NMR 2000" award and the "Micromeritics" grant award 2012.

Research Interest

Supramolecular architectures and covalent frameworks containing nanocavities that behave as molecular vessels for gas storage and chemical reactions, especially polymerizations. Fields of chemistry and materials science, including the preparation of hybrid systems and macromolecular architectures, combined with the use of advanced spectroscopies, especially 1D and 2D solid state NMR, and structural methods such as synchrotron X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction


  • T. Kitao, S. Bracco, A. Comotti, P. Sozzani, M. Naito, et al. (2015) Confinement of single polysilane chains in coordination nanospaces. J Am Chem Soc 2015: 137, 5231.

  • S. Bracco, M. Beretta, A. Cattaneo, A. Comotti, A. Falqui, et al. (2015) Dipolar rotors orderly aligned in mesoporous fluoro-organosilica architectures. Angew Chem Int Ed 54: 4773.

  • V N Yadav, A Comotti, P Sozzani, S Bracco, T Bonge-Hansen, et al. (2015) Microporous molecular materials from dipeptides containing non-proteogenic residues.  Angew Chem Int Ed 54: 15684.

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