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Wednesday from 09:00 to 12:00 Ufficio
(updated on 26/06/2013 14:54)

Curriculum Vitae
Cavinato Gianni was born in Vigodarzere (Pd) on 20.12.1948.
He graduated in Chemistry at the University of Padua in 1973, with marks 110/110. He was Assistant Professor from 1978 to 1985. From 1985 to date he is Associate professor (Chim03), at the Dept. of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padua.

Research activity
Synthesis and reactivity of palladium complexes.
Carbonylations and hydrogenations.
CO-olefin copolymerization for the production of polyketones.
Polymeric materials functionalized for applications in the energy field.

He participated in several projects, coordinated by prof. Vito Di Noto, for the synthesis and functionalization of polymers (including polyketones) for energy conversion and storage.
The most recent projects are: Ateno Strategic Project (MAESTRA - From Materials for Membrane-Electrode Assemblies to Electric Energy (2014- 2017)); European Project Graphene Flagships (Graphene Core 0 (2014-2016), Graphene Core 1 (2016-2018), Graphene Core 2 (2018-2020)).

Congress organization
He was a member of the local organizing committee of the congress: "21st International Conference of Solid State Ionics" which was held in Padua from 18 to 23 June 2017.

Teaching activity at the Department of Chemical Sciences (Industrial Chemistry) of the University of Padua
Laboratory Practitioner of Organic Chemistry (academic year 1975/76 and 1977/78.
Chemistry Preparation Tutorials I ° (from the academic year 1978/79 to the academic year 1997/98).
Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry I (from 1997/98 to the academic year 2002/03).
General and Inorganic Chemistry "for the Degree in Biotechnology (academic year 1998/99 and 1999/2000).
Radiosynthesis of Organic Compounds at the School of Specialization in Nuclear Chemistry (from the academic year 1991/92 to the academic year 2000/2001).
Industrial Chemistry Laboratory (from academic year 2003/04 to today). Applied Inorganic Chemistry (from the academic year 2003/04 to today). Industrial chemistry I (from 2008 to today).

Member of the competition committee
National competition for positions of University Professor of role, band of Associates
(D.M. 28 July 1990, Official Gazette 4/9/1990, group C031 - General and Inorganic Chemistry.
Competition for the coverage of a position of University researcher role for the sector scientific disciplinary C03X of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Florence (G.U. n 2-4, specimen series of 9/1/1998.
Comparative evaluation of second-level role teachers, scientific sector disciplinary C03X "General and Inorganic Chemistry", Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of L'Aquila (G.U. n ° 85 of 31/10/2000.
Comparative assessment procedure for the coverage of n. 1 place of university researcher for the scientific-disciplinary sector Chim / 03 - General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences MM. FF. NN. University of Milan (G.U-IV special series n. 28 of 9.4.2004.
Comparative evaluation of second-level role teachers, scientific sector disciplinary C03X "General and Inorganic Chemistry", at the University of Camerino (G.U. n. 80 of 8/10/2004.

Research areas
Nella ricerca, si interessa di sintesi e reattività di complessi di metalli di transizione e loro applicazioni nel campo della catalisi sia omogenea che eterogenea, in particolare nelle reazioni di carbonilazione, polimerizzazione e idrogenazione di substrati d'interesse industriale.
Le linee di ricerca che segue in questo periodo sono:
1. sintesi, indagini strutturali e reattività di complessi di Palladio;
2. sintesi organiche catalizzate da metalli di transizione via carbonilazione e idrogenazione di
molecole d'interesse per la "chimica fine";
3. copolimerizzazioni catalitiche ossido di carbonio-olefine per la produzione di polichetoni.
4. funzionalizzazione di polichetoni per elettrocatalisi.


Narges Ataollahi, Elisa Cappelletto, Keti Vezzù, Vito Di Noto, Gianni Cavinato, Emanuela Callone, Sandra Dirè, Paolo Scardi, Rosa Di Maggio. Properties of anion exchange membrane based on polyamine: Effect of functionalized silica particles prepared by sol–gel method. SOLID STATE IONICS,

Nawn Graeme, Keti Vezzu', Gianni Cavinato, Giuseppe Pace, Federico Bertasi, Gioele Pagot, Enrico Negro, Vito Di Noto. Opening Doors to Future Electrochemical Energy Devices: The Anion-Conducting Polyketone Polyelectrolytes, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, (1918)1706522.
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201706522

Ataollahi Narges, Vezzù Keti, Nawn Graeme, Pace Giuseppe, Cavinato Gianni, Girardi Fabrizio, Scardi Paolo, Di Noto Vito, Di Maggio Rosa. A Polyketone-based Anion Exchange Membrane for Electrochemical Applications: Synthesis and Characterization, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 226(2017)148-157.

E. Negro, S. Polizzi, K. Vezzù, L. Toniolo, G. Cavinato, V. Di Noto. Interplay between morphology and electrochemical performance of “core–shell” electrocatalysts for oxygen
reduction reaction based on a PtNix carbon nitride “shell” and a pyrolyzed polyketone nanoball “core”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, (2014)2828-2841.

V. Di Noto, E. Negro, S. Polizzi, K. Vezzù, L. Toniolo, G. Cavinato. Synthesis, studies
and fuel cell performance of “core–shell” electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction based on PtNix carbon nitride “shell” and a pyrolyzed polyketone nanoball “core”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 39 (2014)2812-2827.

E. Amadio, G. Cavinato, P. Harter, L. Toniolo. An NMR study on the mechanism of ethene hydromethoxycarbonylation catalyzed by cationic Pd(II)-PPh3 complexes. JOURNAL
OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, 745-746 (2013)115-119.

L. Calore, G. Cavinato, P. Canton, L. Peruzzo, R. Banavali, K. Jerabek, B. Corain
Metal catalysis with nanostructured metals supported inside strongly acidic cross-linked
polymer frameworks. Influence of reduction conditions of Au(III)-containing resins on metal nanoclusters formation in macroreticular and gel-type materials.
Inorganica Chimica Acta, 391(2012)114-120.

Sartori Andrea, El Habra Naida, De Zorzi Chiara, Sitran Sergio, Casarin Maurizio, Cavinato
Gianni, Sada Cinzia, Gerbasi Rosalba, Rossetto Gilberto
Zirconocene Alkoxides, Promising Precursors for MOCVD of Zirconium Dioxide Thin Films
Chemical Vapor Deposition, 18(4-6)(2012)151-158.

Gianni Cavinato, Sarah Facchetti, Luigi Toniolo
Ethene hydromethoxycarbonylation catalyzed by cis-[Pd(SO4)(PPh3)2]/H2SO4/PPh3.
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 333(2010)180-185.

G. Cavinato, S. Facchetti, L. Toniolo
Oxidative carbonylation of ethene catalyzed by Pd(II)-PPh3 complexes in MeOH using
benzoquinone as stoichiometric oxidant.
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 352(2012)63-69.

Vito Di Noto, Matteo Piga, Guinevere A. Giffin, Micheal Sschuster, Gianni Cavinato, Luigi
Toniolo, Stefano Polizzi
New Sulfonated Poly(p-phenylenesulfone)/Poly(1-oxotrimethylene) Nanocomposite Proton-
Conducting Membranes for PEMFCs.
Chemistry of Materials, 23 (2011)4452-4458.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 4120520D1F96C770209563391E45A631.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1157 COMMON SCP3049456 6 3rd Year First
SC1157 COMMON SCP3049463 8 3rd Year First