Ronaldo Aloise Pilli

Coordinator of education and knowledge dissemination
Acts with the target-specific development of drugs for obesity and diabetes.

Institute of Chemistry – University of Campinas

Laboratório de Síntese Orgânica



  • Walkyria Miyashita


  • Bruno Matos Paz
  • Carolyne Brustolin Braga


  • Franco Della Felice
  • Ian de Toledo
  • Marcela Campelo Silva
  • Matheus Meirelles
  • Juliana Lira Reguera
  • Ajmir Khan


  • Luis Henrique Defante
  • Ana Leticia Pires


  • Total synthesis of pheromones (serricornin, invictolide, and sitofilure sulcatol);
  • Drug synthesis (Ritalin, Prozac, etc.);
  • Synthesis of macrolides (10-desoximetinolide, delactomicin, decarestrictin D, among others);
  • Synthesis of alkaloids (homopumiliotoxin 223G, indollizidin 223AB, stemoamid, among others);
  • Synthesis of analogues of natural products with cytotoxic activity (goniotalamin and piplartin).


1. Novaes, L. F. T., Sarotti, A. M., Pilli, R. A., Total synthesis and stereochemical assignment of cryptolatifolione, RSC Advances 2015, 5, 53471-53476

2.Barcelos, R. C., Pelizzaro-Rocha, K. J., Pastre, J. C., Dias, M. P., Ferreira-Halder, C. V., Pilli, R. A., A new goniothalamin N-acylated aza-derivative strongly downregulates mediators of signaling transduction associated with pancreatic cancer aggressiveness, Eur. Med. Chem. 2014, 87, 745-758

3.Brito, G. A., Sarotti, A. M., Wipf, P., Pilli, R. A., Cascade cyclization triggered by imine formation. Formal synthesis of the alkaloid (±)-stemoamide and its 9a-epimer, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 6664–6668.

4.Novaes, L. F. T., Sarotti, A. M., Pilli, R. A., Total Synthesis and Tentative Structural Elucidation of Cryptomoscatone E3: Interplay of Experimental and Computational Studies, J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 12027-12037.

5.Kido, L. A., Montico, F., Sauce, R., Macedo, A. B., Minatel, E., Vendramini-Costa, D. B., de Carvalho, J. E., Pilli, R. A., Cagnon, V. H. A., Anti-inflammatory Therapies in TRAMP mice: Delay in PCa Progression, Endocrine-related Cancer 2016, 23, 235-250.

6.Felice, F. D., Sarotti, A. M., Pilli, R. A., Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereochemical Revision of Cryptoconcatone H, Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 9191-9197.

7.Raitz, I.,Souza Filho, R. Y., de Andrade, L. P., Correa, J. R.,. Neto, A. D., Pilli, R. A., Preferential Mitochondrial Localization of Goniothalamin Fluorescent Derivative, ACS Omega 2017, 2, 3774-3784.

8.Della Felice, F., Sarotti, A. M., Pilli, R. A., Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis and Stereochemical Revision of (+)-Cryptoconcatone H, Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 9191-9197.

9.Brito, G. A., Della Felice, F., Luo, G., Burns, A. S., Pilli, R. A., Rychnovsky, S. Krische, M. J., Catalytic Enantioselective Allylations of Acetylenic Aldehydes via 2-Propanol-Mediated Reductive Coupling, Lett. 2018, 20, 4144-4147. Assis, F., Huang, X., Akiyama, M., Pilli, R. A. , Meggers, E., Visible-light Activated Catalytic Enantioselective b-Alkylation of a,b-Unsaturated 2-Acyl Imidazoles using Hantsch Esters as Radical Reservoirs, Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 10922-1093.

To contact Ronaldo Aloise Pilli's lab use the following information:
Laboratório de Síntese Orgânica
Instituto de Química - Sala D-353
Rua José de Castro, s/n - Cidade Universitária
Campinas - SP, 13083-970


E-mail: [email protected]
+55 19 3521-2099