Green Catalysis beyond Petroleum Age



Raspolli Research Group



University of Pisa



Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry



Principal scientific publications

Di Fidio, N., Minonne, F., Antonetti, C., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. Cutaneotrichosporon oleaginosus: A Versatile Whole-Cell Biocatalyst for the Production of Single-Cell Oil from Agro-Industrial Wastes (2021) Catalysts, 11(11), art. no .1291.

Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Licursi, D., Ciorba, S., Di Fidio, N., Coccia, V., Cotana, F., Antonetti, C. Sustainable exploitation of residual Cynara cardunculus L. to levulinic acid and n-butyl levulinate (2021) Catalysts, 11(9), art. no. 1082.

Fulignati, S., Antonetti, C., Wilbers, E., Licursi, D., Heeres, H. J., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. R. Tunable HMF hydrogenation to furan diols in a flow reactor using Ru/C as catalyst (2021) Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 100, pp. 390.e1-390.e9.

Frigo, S., Pasini, G., Caposciutti, G., Antonelli, M., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Gori, S., Costi, R., Arnone, L. Utilisation of advanced biofuel in CI internal combustion engine (2021) Fuel, 297, art. no. 120742.

Di Fidio, N., Ragaglini, G., Dragoni, F., Antonetti, C., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. Integrated cascade biorefinery processes for the production of single cell oil by Lipomyces starkeyi from Arundo donax L. hydrolysates (2021) Bioresource Technology, 325, art. no. 124635.

Di Fidio, N., Timmermans, J. W., Antonetti, C., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Gosselink, R. J., Bisselink, R. J., Slaghek, T. M. Electro-oxidative depolymerisation of technical lignin in water using platinum, nickel oxide hydroxide and graphite electrodes (2021) New Journal of Chemistry, 45(21), pp. 9647-9657.

Di Fidio, N., Dragoni, F., Antonetti, C., De Bari, I., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Ragaglini, G. From paper mill waste to single cell oil: Enzymatic hydrolysis to sugars and their fermentation into microbial oil by the yeast Lipomyces starkeyi (2020) Bioresource Technology, 315, art. no. 123790.

Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Antonetti, C., Fulignati, S., Licursi, D. Direct alcoholysis of carbohydrate precursors and real cellulosic biomasses to alkyl levulinates: A critical review (2020) Catalysts, 10(10), art. no. 1221.

Di Fidio, N., Fulignati, S., De Bari, I., Antonetti, C., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. Optimisation of glucose and levulinic acid production from the cellulose fraction of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) performed in the presence of ferric chloride under microwave heating (2020) Bioresource technology, 313, art. no. 123650.

Antonetti, C., Licursi, D., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. New intensification strategies for the direct conversion of real biomass into platform and fine chemicals: what are the main improvable key aspects? (2020) Catalysts, 10(9), art. no. 961.

Tasca, A. L., Puccini, M., Stefanelli, E., Gori, R., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Vitolo, S. Investigating the activation of hydrochar from sewage sludge for the removal of terbuthylazine from aqueous solutions (2020) Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 22(5), pp. 1539-1551.

Antonetti, C., Gori, S., Licursi, D., Pasini, G., Frigo, S., López, M., Parajó, J. C., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. One-pot alcoholysis of the lignocellulosic Eucalyptus nitens biomass to n-butyl levulinate, a valuable additive for diesel motor fuel (2020) Catalysts, 10(5), art. no. 509.

Di Fidio, N., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Fulignati, S., Licursi, D., Liuzzi, F., De Bari, I., Antonetti, C. Multi-step exploitation of raw Arundo donax L. for the selective synthesis of second-generation sugars by chemical and biological route (2020) Catalysts, 10(1), art. no. 79.

Di Fidio, N., Antonetti, C., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. Microwave-assisted cascade exploitation of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) to xylose and levulinic acid catalysed by ferric chloride (2019) Bioresource Technology, 293, art. no. 122050.

Di Fidio, N., Liuzzi, F., Mastrolitti, S., Albergo, R., De Bari, I. Single cell oil production from undetoxified Arundo donax L. hydrolysate by Cutaneotrichosporon curvatus (2019) Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 29(2), pp. 256-267.

Balestri, E., Menicagli, V., Ligorini, V., Fulignati, S., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Lardicci, C. Phytotoxicity assessment of conventional and biodegradable plastic bags using seed germination test (2019) Ecological indicators, 102, pp. 569-580.

Tasca, A. L., Puccini, M., Gori, R., Corsi, I., Raspolli Galletti, A. M., Vitolo, S. Hydrothermal carbonization of sewage sludge: a critical analysis of process severity, hydrochar properties and environmental implications (2019) Waste Management, 93, pp. 1-13.

Fulignati, S., Antonetti, C., Licursi, D., Pieraccioni, M., Wilbers, E., Heeres, H. J., Raspolli Galletti, A. M. Insight into the hydrogenation of pure and crude HMF to furan diols using Ru/C as catalyst (2019) Applied Catalysis A: General, 578, pp. 122-133.

Antonetti, C., Fulignati, S., Licursi, D., Raspolli Galletti, A.M. Turning Point toward the Sustainable Production of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde in Water: Metal Salts for Its Synthesis from Fructose and Inulin (2019) ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7 (7), pp. 6830-6838.

Benito, P., Vaccari, A., Antonetti, C., Licursi, D., Schiarioli, N., Rodriguez-Castellón, E., Raspolli Galletti, A.M. Tunable copper-hydrotalcite derived mixed oxides for sustainable ethanol condensation to n-butanol in liquid phase (2019) Journal of Cleaner Production, 209, pp. 1614-1623.

Licursi, D., Antonetti, C., Parton, R., Raspolli Galletti, A.M. A novel approach to biphasic strategy for intensification of the hydrothermal process to give levulinic acid: Use of an organic non-solvent (2018) Bioresource Technology, 264, pp. 180-189.

Licursi, D., Antonetti, C., Fulignati, S., Vitolo, S., Puccini, M., Ribechini, E., Bernazzani, L., Raspolli Galletti, A.M. In-depth characterization of valuable char obtained from hydrothermal conversion of hazelnut shells to levulinic acid (2017) Bioresource Technology, 244, pp. 880-888.

Antonetti, C., Melloni, M., Licursi, D., Fulignati, S., Ribechini, E., Rivas, S., Parajó, J.C., Cavani, F., Raspolli Galletti, A.M. Microwave-assisted dehydration of fructose and inulin to HMF catalyzed by niobium and zirconium phosphate catalysts (2017) Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 206, pp. 364-377.

Antonetti, C., Licursi, D., Fulignati, S., Valentini, G., Raspolli Galletti, A.M., New frontiers in the catalytic synthesis of levulinic acid: From sugars to raw and waste biomass as starting feedstock (2016) Catalysts, 6 (12), art. no. 196.

Rivas, S., Raspolli-Galletti, A.M., Antonetti, C., Santos, V., Parajó, J.C. Sustainable conversion of Pinus pinaster wood into biofuel precursors: A biorefinery approach (2016) Fuel, 164, pp. 51-58.

Gómez Bernal, H., Bernazzani, L., Raspolli Galletti, A.M. Furfural from corn stover hemicelluloses. A mineral acid-free approach (2014) Green Chemistry, 16 (8), pp. 3734-3740.

Raspolli Galletti, A.M., Antonetti, C., Marracci, M., Piccinelli, F., Tellini, B. Novel microwave-synthesis of Cu nanoparticles in the absence of any stabilizing agent and their antibacterial and antistatic applications (2013) Applied Surface Science, 280, pp. 610-618.

Antonetti, C., Galletti, A.M.R., Accorinti, P., Alini, S., Babini, P., Raabova, K., Rozhko, E., Caldarelli, A., Righi, P., Cavani, F., Concepcion, P. Two alternative routes for 1,2-cyclohexanediol synthesis by means of green processes: Cyclohexene dihydroxylation and catechol hydrogenation (2013) Applied Catalysis A: General, 466, pp. 21-31.

Raspolli Galletti, A.M., Antonetti, C., Ribechini, E., Colombini, M.P., Nassi o Di Nasso, N., Bonari, E. From giant reed to levulinic acid and gamma-valerolactone: A high yield catalytic route to valeric biofuels (2013) Applied Energy, 102, pp. 157-162.

Raspolli Galletti, A.M., Antonetti, C., De Luise, V., Licursi, D., Di Nasso, N., Levulinic acid production from waste biomass (2012) BioResources, 7 (2), pp. 1824-1834.

Antonetti, C., Oubenali, M., Raspolli Galletti, A.M., Serp, P., Vannucci, G. Novel microwave synthesis of ruthenium nanoparticles supported on carbon nanotubes active in the selective hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene to p-chloroaniline (2012) Applied Catalysis A: General, 421-422, pp. 99-107.

Raspolli Galletti, A.M., Antonetti, C., De Luise, V., Martinelli, M., A sustainable process for the production of γ-valerolactone by hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid (2012) Green Chemistry, 14 (3), pp. 688-694.

Green Catalysis beyond Petroleum Age
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