Francesca Tancini


Postdoctoral Fellow


HCI G-312


+41-1-632 2998


Francesca Tancini



Study of Industrial Chemistry at the Parma University (Italy)


Bachelor Thesis with Prof. E. Dalcanale (Parma University, Italy)


Master Thesis with Prof. E. Dalcanale (Parma University, Italy)


Ph. D. Student with Prof. E. Dalcanale (Parma University, Italy)


Research Exchange with Prof. J. de Mendoza, ICIQ Institut Català d'Investigació Química, Tarragona, Spain


Research Exchange with Dr. O. A. Scherman, Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Cambridge University, UK


Research Exchange with Prof. F. Diederich, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Since 2010:

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. F. Diederich, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Donor-Acceptor-Substituted Chromophores for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Over recent years, an impressive attention has been addressed to electron donor-acceptor (D-A)-substituted organic compounds, bearing intramolecular charge-transfer (CT) interactions. Synthetic accessibility and structural tunability to enhance specific properties for specialized applications make these systems particularly appealing, and promising candidates for next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices.

The aim of this project is the design, the synthesis and the property study for a new class of charge-transfer chromophores.


F. Tancini, T. Gottschalk, F. Diederich, E. Dalcanale, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, accepted. Ion-Pair Complexation with a Cavitand Receptor.

F. Tancini, E. Rampazzo, E. Dalcanale, Aust. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 646-652. Interplay Between Cyclization and Polymerization in Ditopic Cavitand Monomers.

F. Tancini, D. Genovese, M. Montalti, L. Cristofolini, L. Nasi, L. Prodi, E. Dalcanale, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 4781-4789. Hierarchical Self-Assembly on Silicon.

B. Gadenne, M. Semeraro, R. M. Yebeutchou, F. Tancini, L. Pirondini, E. Dalcanale, A. Credi, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 8964-8971. Electrochemically Controlled Formation/Dissociation of Phosphonate Cavitand-Methylpyridinium Complexes.

R. M. Yebeutchou, F. Tancini, N. Demitri, S. Geremia, R. Mendichi, E. Dalcanale, Angew. Chem. 2008, 120, 4580-4584; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 4504-4508. Host-Guest Driven Self-Assembly of Linear and Star Supramolecular Polymers.

Last update: April 2010