Josué Arturo LEDEZMA FIERRO

PhD

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 32-42, 4th floor, office 418
CASCH group

Research interests:

C-H activation, Catalysis, Synthesis, biomass valorization, Building blocks

  • Depolymerization of lignin by enzymatic catalysis (work of the group of Prof. Anett Schallmey, TU Braunschweig, Germany) and reconstruction of monomers by C-H activation.
  • Synthesis of biosourced Building blocks – indanones and chromanones

Scientific career

  • Since January 2023: Doctoral thesis at Sorbonne University under the supervision of Prof. Giovanni Poli and Dr. Alexandre Pradal (IPCM, UMR 8232).
  • 2020-2022: Master in molecular chemistry at Sorbonne University (Paris, France).
  • March-August. 2022: Research internship at Simafex (subsidiary of the Guerbet group)
    Theme: Optimization of the synthesis of an active ingredient used in medical imaging.
  • Apr.-August 2021: Research internship at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität under the direction of Dr. Dorian Didier (Münich, Germany).
    Theme: Addition of organocerium derivatives and their subsequent homolytic cleavage.
  • 2017-2020: Bachelor of Chemistry at Paris Diderot University (Paris, France).

Recent results

  • Synthesis of anisyl-, guaiacyl- and syringyl-3-hydroxypropanones (AHP, GHP and SHP).

Selected publications