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FRANCO D'ONOFRIO
Researcher

Istitute of Molecular Biology and Pathology - National Research Council
Department of Chemistry
Sapienza University of Rome - Edificio di Chimica, edificio Cannizzaro (VEC) Piano terzo, stanza 306 P.le A. Moro 5 - 00185 Roma
The research interest is concerning the organic synthesis of products of biologically activity. In particular the main experience is in the field of the study of reactivity  of heterocyclic compounds and their utilization in  new synthetic methodology through  both chemical and photochemical approach.  Dr Franco D’Onofrio is coauthor in 35 papers published on international journals.
SELECTED PUBBLICATIONS
M. D'Auria, F. D'Onofrio, G. Piancatelli
 Synthesis of 1,4-dicarbonyl compounds and cyclopentenones from furan
Synthesis, 1994, 9, 867.
 
M. D'Auria, F. D'Onofrio, J. Suwinski, Swierczek
Synthesis and photochemical behaviour of 4-nitroimidazoles K. 
in the presence of oxygen
Tetrahedron, 1993, 49, 3899
 
F. D’Onofrio, G. Piancatelli, M. Nicolai
Photo-oxidation of 2-furyl-alkyl-phosphonates: synthesis of new cyclopentenone derivatives.
Tetrahedron, 1995, 51, 4083.
 
G. Caracciolo Torchiarolo, F. D’Onofrio, R. Margarita, L. Parlanti, G. Piancatelli, M. Bella 
Direct amino-phenylselenylation of enoates: an easy route to ?-phenylseleno-?-amino esters and ?-lactams
Tetrahedron, 1998, 54, 15657.
 
F. D’Onofrio, R. Margarita, L. Parlanti, G. Piancatelli, M. Sbraga
Tandem Michael-aldol induced ring closure of dimethyl 2-phenylselenofumarate: a diastereoselective entry to novel 4-phenylselenobutano-4-lactone derivatives, versatile precursors of naturally occurring compounds.
 J. Chem. Comm., 1998, 185
 
M. D’Auria, C. Distefano, F. D’Onofrio, G. Mauriello, R. Racioppi 
Photochemical substitution of polyhalogenothiophene and halogenothiazole derivatives.
J.Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 2000, 3513.
 
R. Antonioletti, F. D’Onofrio, B. Rossi
New dihydrofuran and dihydropyran derivatives by iodoenolcyclization of 2-prenyl-1,3-dicarbonyl compounds: studies on the regiochemistry.
 Synth. Comm., 2001, 31 (6), 911.
 
Dr. Antonioletti Roberto
Dr. Bovicelli Paolo
Dr. Cannio Raffaele
Dr. De Mico Antonella
Dr. D’Onofrio Franco
Dr. Giordano Cesare
Dr. Ricelli Alessandra
Dr. Righi Giuliana
Born in Rome, Italy, April 3rd , 1955
1981: Degree in Chemistry, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 110/100 magna cum laude.
1984 : Recipient of a E.N.I. fellowship at University of Rome "La Sapienza"
1985 – Training at the “Centro di Studio per la Chimica delle Sostanze Organiche Naturali”
1986 – 2000 : contractor CNR ( ex art. 36, profile: researcher, 5 years for three times)
2000 – Stabilized position as researcher CNR
Actually : Researcher,  Istituto di Biologia e Patologie Molecolari (IBPM), CNR, Roma, Italy