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Expert in Organic Synthesis, Asymmetric Catalysis

Expert ID: 723304 Canada

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He is an Associate Professor in Synthetic organic chemistry. His expertise
involves:
addition reaction, addition reaction catalysis, bismuth chemistry, chiral
synthesis, enantioselective catalysis, epoxide group, fine organic synthesis,
homogeneous catalysis, natural organic compound, natural product, organic
acid, organic chemical separation, organic chemical structure, organic
chemistry, organic compound, organic reaction, organic reaction mechanism,
organic solvent, organic synthesis, organometallic compound, palladium
catalysis.

Expert has applied his synthetic organic chemistry background to the
development of chiral catalysts enabling efficient asymmetric synthesis for
selected reactions of synthetic importance. In recent years, catalytic
asymmetric synthesis has been recognized as one of the most valuable tool
for efficient access to enantiopure molecules. Asymmetric catalysis in
aqueous media in particular is of high current interest because water is a key
solvent for environmentally benign chemical synthesis. His results will
provide medicinal researchers with new tools for preparing biologically
important molecules. Indeed, the practicality of his synthetic strategies will
speed up the synthesis of appreciable quantities of natural and unnatural
products for biological evaluation, and the preparation of analogues to serve
as probes to the study of biological systems and the expedition of drug
discovery.
He reported the use of bismuth(III) salts susceptible to behave as Lewis acids.
This domain is very promising nowadays because the development of efficient
catalysts for asymmetric synthesis is a major concern.
His previous experience in homogeneous catalysis involving transition metals
is a major advantage.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Namur
Year: 1991 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Namur

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to 2010 Employer: Laval University Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Laval University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to 2001 Employer: University of Montreal Title: Post-doctoral Researcher Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Stanford University Title: Post-doctoral Researcher Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 1997 to 1997 Employer: Universite catholique de Louvain Title: Research Associate Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: University of Namur Title: PhD Student Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Full Professor Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Canadian Institute of Chemistry.
Professional Appointments
He is a member of the Scientific Committee and Scientific Team of Nitrox Medical Devices (NMD, Montreal).
Awards / Recognition
He is the author of two recent publications which have recently been recognised in the 'Top-50 most cited articles' as published in Tetrahedron Letters 2003-2006.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 20 publications.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He is fluent in English.
French He is fluent in French (mother tongue).
Dutch He has a very good knowledge of Dutch.

Fields of Expertise

synthetic organic chemistry, addition reaction, addition reaction catalysis, bismuth chemistry, chiral synthesis, enantioselective catalysis, epoxide group, fine organic synthesis, homogeneous catalysis, natural organic compound, natural product, organic acid, organic chemical separation, organic chemical structure, organic chemistry, organic compound, organic reaction, organic reaction mechanism, organic solvent, organic synthesis, organometallic compound, palladium catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, homogeneous transition metal catalysis, palladium homogeneous catalysis, molecular diversity, nitrone, complex carbohydrate synthesis, crude distillation, organic acid analysis, heterocyclic compound synthesis, aromatic compound synthesis, hydrosilation, natural product chemistry, hydronium ion, alkyl halide, organoaluminum, cycloaddition, carbohydrate synthesis, fine chemical intermediate, addition reaction, addition reaction catalysis, organometallic reaction mechanism, organogermanium compound, organosulfur chemistry, benzophenone, enantioselective heterogeneous catalysis, organic liquid analysis, organic compound synthesis modeling, cyclization, alkylation, carbanion, carbocation, organophosphorus chemistry, organochlorine compound, gallium chemistry, pharmaceutical drug, qualitative organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, organosilicon chemistry, organometal environmental effect, organometallic chemistry, organic photochemistry, hydrolysis, hydrocarbon chemistry, heterocyclic compound, fine chemical, crude oil, carbocation chemistry, carbanion chemistry, bismuth, applied organic chemistry, amine, amide, aldehyde

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