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Maître de conférences (HDR)

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5


Couloir 32-42 5ème étage

Tel:33(0)1 44 27 55 43



Developer of international partnerships in training and research: Japan, USA, Canada, Korea, UNAM, Europe, etc…
European Leader of TASSEP.
Responsible at Sorbonne Université for iREU-UFlorida. IMaC Okayama, Three-Two Program UBC.

Research interests

Radical cyclisations, homogeneous catalysis, total synthesis, synthesis

Current research

  • transannular radical cyclization cascades
  • total synthesis of natural sesquiterpenes
  • radical reactivity of silylated oxygenated or nitrogenous heteroatomic bond
  • reactivity of 1,5-enynes in the presence of PtCl2
  • rhodium catalyzed cyclocarbonylation of 1,4-enynes esters

Recent results

  • Two Types of Cyclocarbonylation of 1,4—Enyne Esters :

  • Cascade of radical cyclizations or cyclopropanation from 1,5-enyne derivatives:

  • Since Oct. 2017 : Maître de Conférences Classe Exceptionnelle, Sorbonne University (Paris, France)
  • Since Oct. 2007 : Maître de Conférences Hors Classe, Université P. et M. Curie, MACO team, IPCM UMR 8232 (Paris, France)
  • Dec. 2003: Habilitation to supervise research, Université P. et M. Curie University. Title : Transannular radical cyclization cascades. Total synthesis of natural products.
  • Since Oct. 1989 : Maître de Conférences, Université P. et M. Curie, organic synthesis team, directed by Max Malacria.
  • July 1987-Jan. 1989 : Post-doctoral internship, Okayama University (Japan), with funding from the "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS" under the direction of Sigeru TORII. Theme : Organic electrosynthesis.
  • June 1987 : Doctorate, University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, with funding from the Ministry of Research and Technology under the direction of Jean-Pierre PETE. Title : photochemical reactivity of α,β-unsaturated ketones : preparation and aromatisation of aryl and heteroarylcyclohexanenediones-1,2. Preparation and stereochemical study of α,β-unsaturated oxetanes.


  • 2019: Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques
  • March-April 2017: visiting professor Bridge JSPS Okayama University
  • August 2007: visiting professor Osaka Prefecture university.

Selected publications

  1. Rh-­Catalyzed [5+1] and [4+1] cycloaddition reactions of 1,4-­‐enyne esters with CO: a shortcut to functionalized resorcinols and cyclopentenones, Fukuyama,T., Ohta, Y., Brancour, C., Miyagawa, K., Ryu, I., Dhimane, A.L., Fensterbank, L., Malacria M., Chemistry, Eur. J. 2012, 18, 7243. Link
  2. Synthesis of functionalized resorcinols by rhodium-­‐catalyzed [5+1]
    cycloaddition reaction of 3-­acyloxy-­1,4‐enynes with CO
    , Brancour, C.,
    Fukuyama, T., Ohta, Y., Ryu, I., Dhimane, A.L., Fensterbank, L., Malacria M., Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 5470. Link
  3. Towards the synthesis of 3-­sila piperidines, Blaszykowski, C., Brancour, C., Dhimane, A.L., Fensterbank, L., Malacria M., Eur. J. Org. Chem 2009, 1674. Link
  4. PtCl2-­‐catalyzed cycloisomerizations of 1,5-­‐enynes, Blaszykowski,C., Harrak, Y., Brancour, C., Nakama, K., Dhimane, A.-­‐L., Fenterbank, L., Malacria M., Synthesis 2007, 2037. Link
  5. Preparation of fused polycyclic vinylcyclopropanes via radical cascade reactions, Madness, M.L., Mainetti, E., Harrak, Y., Brancour, C., Devin, P., Dhimane, A.L., Fensterbank, L. Malacria, M., Chem. Comm. 2007, 936. Link
  6. PtCl2-­‐catalyzed cycloisomerizations of 5-­‐en-­‐1-­‐yn-­‐3-­‐ol systems Y. Harrak, C. Blaszykowski, M. Bernard, K. Cariou, E. Mainetti, V. Mouriès, A.L. Dhimane, L.Fensterbank, M. Malacria J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 8656. Link
  7. Transannular radical cascade as an approach to the diastereoselective synthesis of linear triquinane A.L. Dhimane, C. Aïssa, M. Malacria Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 3284. Link
  8. A biomimetic diastereoselective total synthesis of epi-­‐illudol via a transannular radical cyclizations strategy M. Rychlet Elliott, A.L. Dhimane, M. Malacria J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 3427-­3428. Link