Fernando Pulidori (1928-2007)
Fernando Pulidori was born on June 26th, 1928 in Ferrara, Italy.
Education: Graduated in 1958 in Chemistry at the University of Ferrara, after five years in the food industry. In 1968 he completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry.
Employments: Volunteer Researcher at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Ferrara (1958-60), Lecturer in Experimental Physical Chemistry (1960-68), Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (1968-80) and Full Professor of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry (1981-2000) of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Ferrara. Head of the Chemistry Department (1988-1994) and President of the Italian Group of Thermodynamics of Complexes within the Italian Chemical Society.
Main research fields:
Solution equilibria: thermodynamic studies on the formation of metal complexes with low-molecular-weight ligands, stereoselective effects in ternary complex formation and their application in resolution of enantiomer mixtures.
Solute-solvent interactions of model organic compounds in aqueous solutions. Hydrophilic-hydrophobic interactions and solvation models.
Dipole moments in apolar solvents; corrosion and inhibition of iron corrosion; adsorption of organic compounds at polarized interfaces and electrical double layer structure; electroreduction mechanisms of organic compounds of environmental interest.