Professore ordinario
Settore scientifico disciplinare: 
U05, Piano: P01, Stanza: 1048
Via Roberto Cozzi, 55 - 20125 MILANO
Orario di ricevimento: 

Martedì dalle 10:30 alle 11:30.


Angiolina Comotti got a master degree in Chemistry at the University of Milan, in 1995 she held a Fellowship for one year at the ETH in Zurich and in 1998 she got her PhD degree in Chemistry. In 2001 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor (tenured position) of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Materials Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she is currently Associate Professor. She carried out research activity at Cambridge University, University of California at Berkeley (by Alex Pines) and has been Visiting Scientist at New York University (by Mike Ward) and at the University of Strasbourg (Wais Hosseini). She performed neutron diffraction experiments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ISIS (Oxford) and was in charge of several projects at synchrotron light source at ESRF (Grenoble).

Publications 115 articles on high impact index journals such as 1 Science, 1 Nature Materials, 2 Nature Chemistry, 10 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 11 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 9 Chem. Mater., 10 Chem. Comm., 5 J. Mater. Chem., 4 Macromolecules.

Google Scholar 3850 citazioni, H-index 38

ISI WEB of SCIENCE 3340 citazioni, H-index 36

SCOPUS 3350, H index 36


Plenary Lectures and keynote Lectures: 66

She has received the national award for Industrial Innovation by AIRI at the Accademia dei Lincei in 1995, the "SAPIO NMR 2000" award and the "Micromeritics" grant award 2012.

Several publications were selected as HOT or VIP papers and highlighted in the cover of the journals (10 covers). Several publications were selected as HOT or VIP papers and highlighted in the cover of the journals (10 covers). The discovery of a new class of organic zeolites and their storage capacity was remarked by C&EN (2000), C&EN (2005) (Freeemantle), Chem-DE (2005), Spectroscopy Now “Crystal Gas Tank” (2005) (D. Bradley) and C&EN (2009). The novelty of the results published in Science 2011 was highlighted in a "Perspective" article of the same issue, in Royal Society of Chemistry and Scientific American press releases, and in over 40 websites. Chem.& Eng. News dedicated the "News of the Week" to the results. The recent article published in Nature Chemistry 2015 about the CO2 capture/release on command in a porous molecular crystal has been featured in Chemistry World Royal Society of Chemistry and several other journals.


  • Castiglioni, F., Danowski, W., Perego, J., Leung, F., Sozzani, P., Bracco, S., et al. (2020). Modulation of porosity in a solid material enabled by bulk photoisomerization of an overcrowded alkene. NATURE CHEMISTRY, 12(7), 595-602. Dettaglio
  • Perego, J., Bracco, S., Negroni, M., Bezuidenhout, C., Prando, G., Carretta, P., et al. (2020). Fast motion of molecular rotors in metal–organic framework struts at very low temperatures. NATURE CHEMISTRY, 12(9), 845-851. Dettaglio
  • Pedrini, A., Maspero, A., Bracco, S., Comotti, A., Galli, S., Marchio, L., et al. (2020). Synthesis, crystal structure, and optical properties of fluorinated poly(pyrazole) ligands and in silico assessment of their affinity for volatile organic compounds. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 44(16), 6443-6455. Dettaglio
  • Perego, J., Bezuidenhout, C., Pedrini, A., Bracco, S., Negroni, M., Comotti, A., et al. (2020). Reorientable fluorinated aryl rings in triangular channel Fe-MOFs: an investigation on CO2–matrix interactions. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. A, 8(22), 11406-11413. Dettaglio
  • Zhang, X., Kitao, T., Piga, D., Hongu, R., Bracco, S., Comotti, A., et al. (2020). Carbonization of single polyacrylonitrile chains in coordination nanospaces. CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 11(39), 10844-10849. Dettaglio