Keywords: Ionic liquids, biobased ionic liquids, biopolymers, added values biocompounds
Cinzia Chiappe received Laurea (cum laude) and PhD degrees from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1985 and 1989, respectively. After a two years period at the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection, she moved to the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry (University of Pisa) as a researcher. Since 2002 she is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Pisa.
Her primary research interests focus on the ionic liquids (ILs) chemistry and their application. Using the tools of physico-organic chemistry her research group is dedicated to obtain information on ILs and their physico-chemical and biological properties, often correlating experimental results with theoretical calculations. In this field, she has developed several projects that using these “designer solvents” as novel media, catalysts or additives have allowed developing new and more sustainable chemical processes affording a lot of new compounds and materials.