Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Napoli, 1991
  • Laurea, Chemistry, University of Napoli, 1987

Research Interests

​Professor Cavallo focuses his research on the application and development of computational techniques to advance catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • Stereoselectivity in Metallocene-Catalyzed Polymerization of Renewable Methylene Butyrolactones: from Stereo-random to Stereo-perfect Polymers Chen, X.; Caporaso, L.; Cavallo, L.; Chen, E. Y.-X. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 7278. DOI: 10.1021/ja301811s.
  • Synthesis of 3-Fluoro-3-aryl Oxindoles: Direct Enantioselective α Arylation of Amides >Wu, L.; Falivene, L.; Drinkel, E.; Grant, S.; Linden, A.; Cavallo, L.; Dorta, R.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2870-2873. DOI:10.1002/anie.201200206.
  • Breaking the regioselectivity rule for acrylate insertion in the Mizoroki–Heck reaction, Wucher, P.; Caporaso, L.; Roesle, P.; Ragone, F.; Cavallo, L.; Mecking, S.; Göttker-Schnetmann, I., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2011, 108, 8955-8959.
  • Mechanism of Racemization of Chiral Alcohols Mediated by 16-Electron Ruthenium Complexes Bosson, J.; Poater, A.; Cavallo, L.; Nolan, S. P., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13146.
  • Golden Carousel in Catalysis: The Cationic Gold/Propargylic Ester Cycle, Correa, A.; Marion, N.; Fensterbank, L.; Malacria, M.; Nolan, S. P.; Cavallo, L. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 718.