About Us

GreeNovator: the Mission

Pietro Tundo’s company Greenovator is specializing in providing services in organic chemistry and, in particular, in green chemistry at national and international level.
With regard to green products and green processes, Greenovator assists companies in the Veneto region in carrying out pure and applied research, in developing innovative green technologies, looking for partners and contacts with international industries and academies. The expertise ranges from providing information to the full support for the co-production of chemicals.
The research group has become a world leader in the green chemistry field for the discovering of new reactions and  processes and also for its important international contacts.
Tundo introduced green chemistry for the first time at Ca’ Foscari University through the innovative development of organic carbonate chemistry and its industrial applications. Many young researchers began their academic careers in this sector under the guidance of Pietro Tundo.
Green products and processes:
  • Utilization of alkyl carbonates and especially dimethyl carbonate as reagents, solvents and additives having done the highest number of scientific publications on the argument
  • Phase-transfer catalysis
  • Gas- liquid-phase transfer catalysis (Gl Ptc)
  • Continuous flow processes in organic chemistry
  • Multiphase processes
  • Natural feedstock exploitation
  • Solvent change in chemical manufactures
  • Polymers
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Metrics on green chemistry

Pietro Tundo

Researcher ID: F-7871-2015


Full Professor of Organic Chemistry (retired in 2016), Pietro Tundo is a scientist with a high international profile who has made substantial improvement in a number of fields of chemistry.
He is responsible of scientific projects on Green Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Coordinator of UNESCO-UNITWIN “Green Chemistry Excellence from Baltic Sea to Mediterranean Sea and Beyond” with Politecnico of Milan.
He is Member of the Bureau of IUPAC and Chair of IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development.
Pietro Tundo is Italian Representative of OECD for Sustainable Chemistry OECD’s Programme and member of the International Jury of the Phosagro/UNESCO/IUPAC Award on Green Chemistry.
Tundo was President of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division of IUPAC (biennium 2007-2009) and holder of the Unesco Chair on Green Chemistry (UNTWIN N.o 731). He founded and was Chairman (2004-2016) of the Working Party on “Green and Sustainable Chemistry”of EuCheMS (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences).
Founder of the IUPAC International Conferences Series on Green Chemistry, he was awarded by American Chemical Society on 1983 (Kendall Award, with Janos Fendler), and by Federchimica (Italian association of chemical industries) on 1997 (An Intelligent Future).
Tundo coordinated many institutional and industrial research projects (EU, NATO, Dow, ICI, Roquette) and was the founder and the Director of the 10 editions of the annual Summer Schools on Green Chemistry (Venezia, Italy) sponsored by the EU, UNESCO and NATO.
He was guest researcher and teacher at College Station (Texas,1979-1981), Potsdam (New York, 1989-90) and Syracuse (New York, 1991-92), Chapel Hill, (North Carolina, 1995).
He is author of about 350 scientific publications, 40 patents and many books and the sole author of the book “Continuous flow methods in organic synthesis” E. Horwood Pub., Chichester, UK, 1991 (378 pp.), and editor of about 20 books.

Complete CV and list of publications



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