Research director (HDR)

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 32-42, 5th floor, office 516
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Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 38 50
Fax: 33(0)1 44 27 73 60

« Sauveteur Secouriste du Travail » – First Aid at Work (Last formation : Oct. 2021)

Research interests

  • Concepts, methods and applications in organic synthesis
  • Greener chemical synthesis for a more sustainable world

Current research

  • Radical chemistry
  • Single electron processes
  • Photocatalysis : photoredox catalysis/photosensitization
  • Plasma technology applied to radical chemistry
  • Organometallic synthesis catalysis under visible-light (Ni, Ag, Au)
  • Magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer for selective trapping
  • Multi-step synthesis
  • Mechanistic determinations

Scientific career

  • CNRS Research Director 2nd class. Sorbonne University (SU)
  • 2013 : Habilitation to supervise research (HDR), Speciality : Research in Chemistry. UPMC
  • 2006 : CNRS Research Associate 1st class. UPMC
  • 2002 : CNRS Research Associate 2nd class. University Paul Cézanne – Aix Marseille III
  • 2001 – 2002 : Postdoctoral research. University of Texas at Austin (Pr P. D. Magnus). Swiss FNSR grant
  • 2000 : PhD in Organic Chemistry under the joint supervision of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and UPMC (Pr P. Renaud et Pr M. Malacria). Congratulations of the jury
  • 1995 – 1996 : Scientist of the Air Force Contingent. Laboratory of Organic Synthesis of ENSTA, Paris
  • 1995 : Diploma of Advanced Studies in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry. Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) – Paris 6

Collective and administrative responsibilities

  • 2022 – : Member of the UFR 926 Chemistry Council, the Teaching Council and the Scientific Council
  • 2021 – : Member of the board of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the French Chemical Society
  • 2020 – : Expert of the Doctorate in “Sciences” then “Ecological Transition” for the program of excellence EIFFEL of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) managed by Campus France
  • 2018 – : Director of the Doctoral School of Molecular Chemistry of Paris Centre ED 406
  • 2016 – : Leader of the organizing committee of the weekly seminars « CulturChem » of the ED406
  • 2018 and 2019 : Co-chair of the Investment Award committee at Sorbonne University
  • 2013 – 2019 : Member of the Scientific Committee of LabEx MiChem
  • 2013 – 2018 : Member of the Commission des Thèses et Habilitations de Chimie of UPMC
  • 2012 – 2016 : Member of the Management Committee of the COST CM1201 « Biomimetic Radical Chemistry »

Selected publications

  1. Reactant-induced Photoactivation of In Situ Generated Organogold Intermediates Leading to Alkynylated Indoles via Csp(2)-Csp Cross-coupling, F. Zhao, M. Abdellaoui, W. Hagui, M. Ballarin-Marion, J. Berthet, V. Corcé, S. Delbaere, H. Dossmann, A. Espagne, J. Forté, L. Jullien, T. Le Saux, V. Mouriès-Mansuy, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Nat. Commun. 202213, 2295-2305.
  2. Organometallic Catalysis under Visible Light Activation : Benefits and Preliminary Rationales, O. Sadek, M. Abdellaoui, A. Millanvois, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 202221, 585-606.
  3. Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride as a Heterogeneous Organic Photocatalyst in the Dual Catalytic Arylation of Alkyl Bis(catecholato)silicates,. T. E. Schirmer, M. Abdellaoui, A. Savateev, C. Ollivier, M. Antonietti, L. Fensterbank, B. König. Org. Lett. 202224, 2483-2487.
  4. A Parisian Vision of the Chemistry of Hypercoordinated Silicon Derivatives, G. Lemière, A. Millanvois, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Chem. Rec. 202121, 1119-1129.
  5. Visible-Light-Mediated Z-Stereoselective Monoalkylation of β,β-Dichlorostyrenes by Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis, M. Abdellaoui, A. Millanvois, E. Levernier, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Synlett 202132, 1513-1518.
  6. Phenyl Silicates with Substituted Catecholate Ligands : Synthesis, Structural Studies and Reactivity, E. Levernier, K. Jaouadi, H.-R. Zhang, V. Corcé, A. Bernard, G. Gontard, C. Troufflard, L. Grimaud, E. Derat, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Chem. Eur. J. 202127, 8782-8790.
  7. Amination of Cyclohexane by Dielectric Barrier Discharge Processing in a Continuous Flow Microreactor : Experimental and Simulation Studies, A. Lepoetre, S. Ognier, M. Zhang, J. Wengler, S. Al Ayoubi, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, X. Duten, M. Tatoulian, Plasma Chem. Plasma Process2021 41, 351-368.
  8. Synthesis of Aliphatic Amides through a Photoredox Catalyzed Radical Carbonylation Involving Organosilicates as Alkyl Radical Precursors. A. Cartier, E. Levernier, A.-L. Dhimane, T. Fukuyama, C. Ollivier, I. Ryu, L. FensterbankAdv. Synth. Catal. 2020362, 2254-2269.
  9. C. Lévêque, E. Levernier, C. Corcé, L. Fensterbank, M. Malacria, C. Ollivier. Photoredox Catalysis, an Opportunity for Sustainable Radical Chemistry in Advanced Green Chemistry Part 2 : From Catalysis to Chemistry Frontiers, Horváth, I. T. and Malacria, M. Eds, World Scientific edition, pp. 49-121 (2020).
  10. Photosensitized Oxidative Addition to Gold(I) Enables Alkynylative Cyclization of o-Alkylnylphenols with Iodoalkynes, Z. Xia, V. Corcé, F. Zhao, C. Przybylski, A. Espagne, L. Jullien, T. L. Saux, Y. Gimbert, H. Dossmann, V. Mouriès-Mansuy, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Nat. Chem201911, 797-805.
  11. Trifluoromethyl Radical Triggered Radical Cyclization of N-Benzoyl Ynamides Leading to Isoindolines, M. Cassé, C. Nisole, H. Dossmann, Y. Gimbert, J.-M. Fourquez, L. Haberkorn, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Sci. China Chem. 201962, 1542-1546.
  12. Carbonylation of Alkyl Radicals Derived from Organosilicates Through Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis, Cartier, E. Levernier, V. Corcé, T. Fukuyama, A.-L. Dhimane, C. Ollivier, I. Ryu, L. Fensterbank, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201958, 1789-1793.
  13. Cross-Coupling of Alkylsilicates with Acyl Chlorides via Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis : A New Synthesis Method for Ketones,E. Levernier, V. Corcé, L.-M. Rakotoarison, A. Smith, M. Zhang, S. Ognier, M. Tatoulian, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Org. Chem. Front. 20196, 1378-1382.
  14. Elucidating Dramatic Ligand Effects on SET Processes : Iron Hydride versus Iron Borohydride Catalyzed Reductive Radical Cyclization of Unsaturated Organic Halides, S. Kyne, M. Clémancey, G. Blondin, E. Derat, L. Fensterbank, A. Jutand, G. Lefèvre, C. Ollivier, Organometallic 201837, 761-771.
  15. Microfluidic Chips for Plasma Flow Chemistry : Application to Controlled Oxidative Processes. J. Wengler, S. Ognier, M. Zhang, E. Levernier, C. Guyon, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, M. Tatoulian, React. Chem. Eng. 20183, 930-941.
  16. Photoredox/Nickel Dual Catalysis for the C(sp3)–C(sp3) Cross-Coupling of Alkylsilicates with Alkyl Halides. C. Lévêque, V. Corcé, L. Chenneberg, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 2118-2121.
  17. Organic Photoredox Catalysis for the Oxidation of Silicates : Applications in Radical Synthesis and Dual Catalysis. C. Lévêque, L. Chenneberg, V. Corce, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank,Chem. Commun201652, 9877-9880.
  18. Dual Photoredox/Gold Catalysis Arylative Cyclization of o-Alkynylphenols with Aryldiazonium Salts : A Flexible Synthesis of Benzofurans. Z. Xia, O. Khaled, V. Mouriès-Mansuy, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, J. Org. Chem201681, 7182-7190.
  19. 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, L. Fensterbank, Org. Chem. Front20163, 462-465.
  20. Photoredox Catalysis for the Generation of Carbon Centered Radicals, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Acc. Chem. Res. 201649, 1924-1936.
  21. Silicates as Latent Alkyl Radical Precursors : Visible-Light Photocatalytic Oxidation of Hypervalent Bis-Catecholato Silicon Compounds. V. Corcé, L.-M. Chamoreau, E. Derat, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 11414-11418.
  22. Double-Stereodifferentiation in Rhodium-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloaddition : Chiral Ligand/Chiral Counterion Matched Pair. M. Augé, A. Feraldi-Xypolia, M. Barbazanges, C. Aubert, L. Fensterbank, V. Gandon, E. Kolodziej, C. Ollivier, Org. Lett. 201517, 3754-3757.
  23. A Dinuclear Gold(I) Complex as a Novel Photoredox Catalyst for Light-Induced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. F. Nzulu, S. Telitel, F. Stoffelbach, B. Graff, F. Morlet-Savary, J. Lalevée, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, Polym. Chem. 20156, 4605.
  24. Visible Light Photocatalytic Reduction of O-Thiocarbamates : Development of a Tin-Free Barton-McCombie Deoxygenation Reaction. L. Chenneberg, A. Baralle, M. Daniel, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014356, 2756-2762.
  25. Visible-Light Photocatalytic Oxidation of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds and Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation. M. Daniel, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, Org. Chem. Front. 20141, 551-555.
  26. Atroposelective [2+2+2] Cycloadditions Catalyzed by a Rhodium(I)-Chiral Phosphate System.M. Augé, M. Barbazanges, A. T. Tran, A. Simonneau, P. Elley, H. Amouri, C. Aubert, L. Fensterbank, V. Gandon, M. Malacria, J. Moussa, C. Ollivier, Chem. Commun. 201349, 7833-7835.
  27. Synthesis of Natural Quinazolinones and some of their Analogues through Radical Cascade Reactions involving N-Acylcyanamides. M.-H. Larraufie, M. Malacria, C. Courillon, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, E. Lacôte, Tetrahedron 201369, 7699-7705.
  28. Aryl Radical Formation by Copper(I) Photocatalyzed Reduction of Diaryliodonium Salts : NMR Evidence for a Cu(II)/Cu(I) Mechanism. A. Baralle, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 10809-10813.
  29. Visible-Light Photocatalytic Reduction of Sulfonium Salts as a Source of Aryl Radicals. S. Donck, A. Baroudi, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, C. Ollivier, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2013355, 1477-1482.
  30. Iron(II)/NaBH4-Catalyzed Radical Reductive Cyclization of Organic Halides : Evidence of a Catalytically Active Hydrido-Iron(I) Species. A. Ekomié, G. Lefèvre, L. Fensterbank, E. Lacôte, M. Malacria, C. Ollivier, A. Jutand, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 201251, 6942-6946.
  31. Enantioselective Ir-Catalyzed Carbocyclization of 1,6-Enynes by the Chiral Counterion Strategy.M. Barbazanges, M. Augé, J. Moussa, H. Amouri, C. Aubert, C. Desmarets, L. Fensterbank, V. Gandon, M. Malacria, C. Ollivier, Chem. Eur. J. 201117, 13789-13794.
  32. Visible Light-Induced Photoreductive Generation of Radicals from Epoxides and Aziridines, M.-H. Larraufie, P. Pellet, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, E. Lacôte, M. Malacria, C. Ollivier, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150, 4463-4466.
  33. Radical Migration of Substituents of Aryl Groups on Quinazolinones Derived from N-Acyl Cyanamides, M.-H. Larraufie, C. Courillon, C. Ollivier, E. Lacôte, M. Malacria, L. Fensterbank, J. Am. Chem. Soc2010132, 4381. Lien
  34. Radical Synthesis of Guanidines from N-Acyl Cyanamides, M.-H. Larraufie, C. Ollivier, L. Fensterbank, M. Malacria, E. Lacôte, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201049, 2178. Lien