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LEVEQUE Christophe

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5


Couloir 32-42 5ème étage
Équipe MACO


Research interests

Photoredox catalysis – radical chemistry

Current research

  • Photooxydation d’espèces hypervalentes du silicium
  • photoredox/nickel dual catalysis

Scientific career

  • Since Sept. 2014 : PhD in organic chemistry, under the supervision of Pr. Louis Fensterbank and Dr. Cyril Ollivier
  • 2013-2014 : Master 2 of molecular chemistry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • 2012-2013 : 3rd year at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.

Selected publications

  1. Primary alkyl bis-catecholato silicates in dual photoredox/nickel catalysis : aryl- and heteroaryl-alkyl cross coupling reactions, C.Lévêque, L. Chenneberg, V. Corcé, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier and L. Fensterbank, Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 462-465. Link
  2. Single-Electron-Transfer Oxidation of Trifluoroborates and Silicates with Organic Reagents : A Comparative Study, L. Chenneberg, C. Lévêque, V. Corcé, A. Baralle, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Synlett 2016, 27, 731-735. Link
  3. Organic photoredox catalysis for the oxidation of silicates : applications in radical synthesis and dual catalysis, C. Lévêque, L. Chenneberg, V. Corcé, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 9877-9880.
  4. Iron(II) catalyzed reductive radical cyclization reactions of bromoacetals in the presence of NaBH4 : optimization studies and mechanistic insights, S. Kyne, C Lévêque, S. Zheng, L. Fensterbank, A. Jutand, C. Ollivier, Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 7727-7737. Link