Reactivity, organometallics and catalysis for synthesis (ROCS) team

Rocs team

The synthesis of complex molecules with new properties is a key issue for the sustainability of our way of life. The need to develop new synthetic routes is therefore a topical issue. In this context, the ROCS team develops organic synthetic methodology based on the study of organometallic reactivity. It is committed to gaining a better understanding of processes involving original organometallic species, as well as new reactivity and catalysis processes, in order to offer the organic chemistry community new methods for accessing complex motifs within the framework of environmentally-friendly chemistry. The concepts of selective activation, regio- and stereoselectivity, economy of steps or atoms and the valorization of easily accessible substrates by their transformation into high value-added products are among our central concerns. The team is also interested in exploring the contribution to synthetic methodology of enabling technologies (flow chemistry, supported chemistry, electrosynthesis).


The team’s research topics fall within three transversal themes: (Multi)reactive species, New catalytic bond activation processes, and New carbon-element bond formation processes (organosilanes and organogermanes). [List of topics with links] Mixed radical-polar processes from alkylzincs, elementometallation reactions, reactivity of species with metalloid-metal or metal-metal bonds, reactivity of geminated C(sp3) organodimetallics as dinucleophiles for multicomponent asymmetric couplings, selective activations.

Contact us
Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Luna
Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 32-42, 4th floor
ROCS team
Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 55 71