On the 20th of December, Vincent Pirenne defended his PhD thesis entitled » New radical additions of alkylsulfonyl cyanides onto unactivated olefins. Enantioselective approaches towards the total synthesis of leucophyllidine « in front of a jury composed of Prof. P. Melchiorre (ICIQ, Tarragona), Dr. S. Lakhdar (U. Caen), Prof. J.-P. Goddard (U. Mulhouse) and Dr. D.M. Bassani (UB). Congratulations Vincent and good luck for your post-doc in EPFL in the group of Prof. J. Waser !
Our paper on « Palladium-mediated domino oxidative amination of cyclohexadienes as an entry to indole alkaloids » has been accepted in Tetrahedron. It is dedicated to Prof. Léon Ghosez in recognition of his long-time service as an editor of this journal.
On the 13th of December, Ahmed Chaambi defended his PhD entitled « Réaction d’alcénylation d’halogénures d’alkyles et de carbo-alcénylation d’oléfines » in front of a jury composed of Dr. S. Perrio (U. Caen), Dr. B. Jamoussi (ISEFC Tunis), and Dr. J.M. Vincent (UB). Congratulations Ahmed !
Our article on « Dehydrogenative Silylation of Alcohols under Pd-nanoparticles Catalysis » accepted for publication in Chem. Eur. J. was selected as a Hot Paper by the Editors for its importance in this rapidly evolving field of high current interest.
Our paper on « Visible-light Mediated Carbamoyl radical Addition to Heteroarenes » has been accepted for publication in ChemComm. Congratulations to Ashique and Govind !
On the 4th of December, Anthony Fernandes defended his PhD entitled « Etude et réactivité des cations silylium » in front of a jury composed of Dr. J. L. Parrain (U. Aix-Marseille), Dr. A. Baceiredo (U. Paul Sabatier Toulouse), Dr. F. Leroux (U. Strasbourg) and Dr. M. Pucheault (UB) . Congratulations Anthony !
Our work recently published in Heterocycles on the « Oxidation of Arylcyclohexadienes and their use in the synthesis of the Büchi Ketone and the skeleton of Aspidosperma alkaloids » has been selected to appear in the Organic Chemistry Portal.
Here are some additional pictures of the event « Nuit Européenne des Chercheurs ». Some more can be found in the Gallery-People section