Welcome to LCSO! Our group is driven by the passion of discovering new reactivity in organic chemistry, especially using catalysis. Basing on high energy molecules, such as strained rings or cyclic hypervalent iodine reagents for electrophilic alkynylation and other transformations, we develop non-conventional bond disconnections for the synthesis of important building blocks and bioactive molecules. Regular group meetings and seminars allow us to share and enhance our knowledge and love of organic chemistry.
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May 17: Paola Caramenti successfully defended her PhD thesis. She is the thirteenth PhD student to obtain her degree at LCSO. Congratulations!
May 5: The work of Phill on the use of carbonate salts as CO2 source in the palladium-catalyzed carboxy alkynylation of propargyl amines has been accepted in Eur. JOC . Congratulations! (DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201900500 ).
April 18: The paper by Marion and Franck on the C-Terminal Bioconjugation of Peptides through Photoredox Decarboxylative Alkynilation has been accepted in Angew. Chem. . Congratulations! (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201901922 ).
March 27: The preprint of the work of Guillaume of on the copper-catalyzed vinylation of diazo compounds with vinylbenziodoxolones (VBX) reagents is now available on ChemRxiv (DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.7892513.v1 ).
March 18: The new traditional (Spring group photo ) of LCSO members is now available.
March 1: Dr. Vincent Pirenne from the group of Yannick Landais at the University of Bordeaux joins LCSO for his postdoc. Welcome!
February 22: Franck Le Vaillant successfully defended his PhD thesis. He is the twelvth PhD student to obtain his degree at LCSO. Congratulations!
February 12: Paola and Nina’s publication has been chosen as a hot article by Chemical Science!
February 8: The work of Stephanie on the synthesis of alkynyl sulfoxides with EBX reagents is now accepted in J. Org. Chem. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.9b00050 ).
February 8: Julien Borrel from CPE Lyon has now started his master work at LCSO with an ISIC master grant.
February 4: The work of Paola and Nina on new reagents for the Umpolung of enamides is now accepted in Chem. Sci. (DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05573D ).
January 25: Romain Tessier successfully defended his PhD thesis. He is the eleventh PhD student to obtain his degree at LCSO. Congratulations!
January 15: LCSO has now two new members! Warm welcome to Elija who is starting her PhD, and to Luca who is starting a postdoctoral fellow.
January 8: The work of Phill and Erwann on the tethered functionalization of propargylic amines is now accepted in Chem. Eur. J. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201900020).
January 7: The work of Nina and Franck on the synthesis of hydantoins with hypervalent iodine reagents has been published in Org. Lett. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03843). This is publication number 100 for Jerome!
December 4: Romain Tessier successfully passed his PhD exam in front of an impressive jury composed of Prof. Jieping Zhu, Christian Heinis, Thomas Wirth and Gonçalo Bernardes. His public defense will be on January 25. Congratulations!
November 28 : Our 10-year journey in hypervalent iodine chemistry is now available in Acc. Chem. Res. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00468).
November 20: Franck Le Vaillant successfully passed his PhD exam in front of an impressive jury composed of Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf, Jieping Zhu, Geraldine Masson and Daniele Leonori. Congratulations!
November 7: Franck Le Vaillant has received a SNF postdoctoral fellowship to join the Cornella group at MPI Mulheim. Congratulations!
October 23: Raj Nandi has now finished his postdoctoral stay at LCSO and will go back to India. Good luck Raj!
October 11: Raphael Simonet-Davin successfully passed his PhD candidacy exam. Well done!
October 8: Ashis Das successfully passed his PhD candidacy exam. Well done!
October 7: Julien Borrel from CPE Lyon has received an ISIC Master Grant to join LCSO on February 2019. Congratulation!
October 1: LCSO has received a grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation to support his research on “Exploiting Strained Bonds for Innovative Chemical Synthesis”.
September 24: Raphael Simonet-Davin was selected for an oral presentation at the Ischia Summer School. Congratulation!
September 21: Phill Greenwood has won a poster prize at ICOS. Congratulation!
September 18: Nina Declas and Eliott Le Du are now starting their PhD in the group.
September 15 : Our work about the safety profile of ABX as azidation reagent and safer alternatives is now published in J. Org. Chem. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b02068). It has been selected by the editors for ACS for open access! (ACS Etitor’s Choice)
September 10: Mingming Wang successfully passed his PhD candidacy exam. Well done!
September 7: Marion Garreau has won a runner up prize for her poster at the Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting. Congratulation!
August 21 : The work of Paola and Raj on the metal-free coupling of Indole-BX reagents with electron-rich heteroarenes has been highlighted by Timothy Swager and Martin Peeks in the journal Synfacts. (DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610510)
July 16: The LCSO group outing 2018 has taken place: sailing on the lake of Geneva!