Prof. Giovanna Bosica

Prof. Giovanna Bosica

Prof. Giovanna Bosica



Room 310
Chemistry & Pharmacology Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3074
Giovanna Bosica graduated cum laude from the University of Camerino, Italy, in 1993 with a Laurea degree, equivalent to M.Sc.(Hons), in Chemistry and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences, in the field of organic synthesis, in 1997 from the same institution. In 1995 during her Ph.D. she spent a six months research period at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as an Erasmus Fellow.
In 1999 she was appointed Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Camerino.
In October 2008 she moved to the University of Malta where she was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and subsequently obtained the promotion to full Professor in March 2014. She lectures for different courses in the field of organic chemistry/synthesis and natural products.
She is member of the Royal Chemical Society (MRSC) since 2011 and of the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2015.
She performs referee activity for several scientific international journals including Green Chemistry, RSC Advances, ChemComm, Catalysis Science & Technology and Synlett. She has tutored a number of students doing research at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In March 2016 she joined the European COST Association, participating at the COST Action CA15106, C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis (CHAOS), as a MC member from Malta [CA15106 MT].
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Green Chemistry
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • One-pot and Multicomponent Reactions
  • Natural Products
  • Heterocyclic Compounds

Bosica, G. & Abdilla, R. 2017, "The KA2 coupling reaction under green, solventless, heterogeneous catalysis", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, vol. 426, Part B, pp. 542-549.

Bosica, G. & Gabarretta, J. 2015, "Unprecedented one-pot multicomponent synthesis of propargylamines using Amberlyst A-21 supported CuI under solvent-free conditions", RSC Advances, vol. 5, no. 57, pp. 46074.

Bosica, G. & Debono, A.J. 2014, "Uncatalyzed, green aza-Michael addition of amines to dimethyl maleate", Tetrahedron, vol. 70, no. 37, pp. 6607.

Bosica, G., Spiteri, J. & Borg, C. 2014, "Aza-Michael reaction: Selective mono- versus bis-addition under environmentally-friendly conditions", Tetrahedron, vol. 70, no. 14, pp. 2449.

Ballini, R., Bosica, G., Palmieri, A. & Bakhtiari, K. 2009, "Solvent-free, anti-Michael addition of active methylene derivatives to beta-nitroacrylates: Eco-friendly, chemoselective synthesis of polyfunctionalized nitroalkanes", Synlett, , no. 2, pp. 268.

Ballini, R., Bosica, G., Palmieri, A., Pizzo, F. & Vaccaro, L. 2008, "Isolute? Si-carbonate catalyzes the nitronate addition to both aldehydes and electron-poor alkenes under solvent-free conditions", Green Chemistry, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 541.

Ballini, R., Bosica, G., Fiorini, D., Palmieri, A. & Petrini, M. 2005, "Conjugate additions of nitroalkanes to electron-poor alkenes: Recent results", Chemical reviews, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 933.

Sartori, G., Ballini, R., Bigi, F., Bosica, G., Maggi, R. & Righi, P. 2004, "Protection (and Deprotection) of Functional Groups in Organic Synthesis by Heterogeneous Catalysis", Chemical reviews, vol. 104, no. 1, pp. 199.

Ballini, R. & Bosica, G. 1998, "Conjugated addition reactions of nitroalkanes with electrophilic alkenes in aqueous media", European Journal of Organic Chemistry, , no. 2, pp. 355.

Ballini, R. & Bosica, G. 1997, "Nitroaldol Reaction in Aqueous Media: An Important Improvement of the Henry Reaction", Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 425.

- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
- Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Reviewer for a broad range of international journals including Green Chemistry, RSC Advances,
New Journal of Chemistry, Synlett, ChemComm, and Catalysis Science & Technology.


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