Jean-Luc RENAUD

Professor

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 32-42, 4th floor, office 416
CASCH group
Phone : 33(0)1 44 27 39 32

Research interests

  • Development of new methods in organic synthesis and fine chemistry, with a particular interest in catalytic transformations and selectivity control: hydrogenation, hydrogen transfer, ring opening of oxa- and azabicyclic derivatives.
  • Synthesis and characterisation of new organometallic complexes (Fe, Ru, Ir, Pd, Cu, Rh)
  • photoluminescent materials

Scientific career

  • Since September 2023: Researcher at the IPCM (UMR 8232) at Sorbonne University (Paris, France).
  • Since 2020: Professor in the CAtalyse et APplications (CAAP) team at the LCMT (UMR 6507) at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (Caen, France).
  • 2014-2020 : Professor 1st class in the CAtalyse et APplications (CAAP) team at the LCMT (UMR 6507) at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (Caen, France).
  • 2014-2020 : Professeur 2ème classe in the CAtalyse et APplications (CAAP) team at the LCMT (UMR 6507) at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie (Caen, France).
  • 2000-2008: Senior Lecturer at the University of Rennes 1 (Rennes, France).
  • March 2006: Habilitation to supervise research.
  • 2000: Post-doctoral internship at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Riant.
  • 1999: Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) under the supervision of Prof. Mark Lautens.
  • 1995-1998: PhD in Molecular Chemistry at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) under the supervision of Dr. Corinne Aubert and Prof. Max Malacria.

Recent results

  • Synthesis and applications of iron(0) complexes with a cyclopentadienone ligand and iron(II) complexes with a triaminocyclopentadienyl ligand.
  • Synthesis and applications of luminescent copper(I) complexes
  • Opening of oxa- and azabicyclic derivatives by dual photoredox/organometallic catalysis (collaboration with Mark Lautens, University of Toronto)

Selected publications

  1. Dual Ni/Organophotoredox Catalyzed Allylative Ring Opening Reaction of Oxabenzonorbornadienes and Analogs.
    Diallo, A. G.; Paris, D.; Faye, D.; Gaillard, S.; Lautens, M.; Renaud, J.-L. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 3681.
  2. Hydrogenation of CO2, Hydrogenocarbonate and Carbonate to Formate in Water Using Phosphine Free Bifunctional Iron Complexes.
    Coufourier, S.; Gaignard Gaillard, Q.; Lohier, J.-F.; Poater, A.; Gaillard, S.; Renaud, J.-L. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 2108.
  3. Well Defined Phosphine-Free Iron Catalyzed N-Ethylation and N-Methylation of Amines with Ethanol and Methanol.
    Lator, A.; Gaillard, S.; Poater, A.; Renaud, J.-L. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 5985.
  4. Ruthenium Catalyzed Redox Isomerization of Trifluoromethylated Allylic Alcohols: Mechanistic Evidence for an Enantiospecific Pathway.
    Bizet, V.; Pannecoucke, X.; Renaud, J.-L.; Cahard, D. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6467.
  5. Knölker’s Iron Complex: An Efficient in situ Generated Catalyst In Reductive Amination of Alkyl Aldehydes and Amines.
    Pagnoux-Ozherelyeva, A.; Pannetier, N.; Mbaye, M. D.; Gaillard, S.; Renaud, J.-L. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4976.

Other activities

  • Responsibilities :
    • 2012-2027: Chairman of the Master’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.
    • 2010-2021: Head and Chairman of the Examining Board for the Organic Chemistry stream of the Master’s degree at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.
    • 2009-2015: Member of the Steering Committes in the Inerreg IVA programmes (in charge of teacher and student exchanges): ISCE-Chem (2009-2013) then AI-Chem (2013-2015).
    • 2012-2019: Member of the Scientific Committee of the Labex SynOrg.
  • Local mandates :
    • 2017-2021: Elected member of the Board of the UFR des Sciences at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.
    • 2017-2021: Elected member of the Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Department at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.
    • 2010-2016: Elected member of the Chemistry Department at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.
    • 2009-2025: Head of the Section 32 Consultative Assembly (ACS 32) at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.