Catalysis and Molecular Chemistry - CMC

The Catalysis and Molecular Chemistry lab is part of UMR7167 Molecular and Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials (C3M).

The research activity of the CMC team is mainly focused on the development of innovative synthetic tools. The driving force of our projects is the (stereo)selective synthesis of original building-blocks that can be of interest in medicinal chemistry or material science. Particularly, molecular diversity is targeted through the synthesis and/or functionalization of diverse heterocycles and strained cycles. A special attention is dedicated to the design of sustainable reactions to access these high-added value molecules. To fulfill this objective, priority is given to catalytic processes and, when possible, earth-abundant metal catalysts are favored. In addition, a more recent interest is devoted to homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalysis using visible-light. The development of such methods will be strongly correlated to continuous-flow chemistry, which constitutes another axis of research in our group.


Have a look at Thomas’ most recent work on the formation of polysubstituted 7-membered carbon rings via a cascade Cope/Winstein rearrangement! Thomas is a third yead PhD student in the lab and will soon defend his thesis.

Cascade Cope/Winstein Rearrangements: Synthesis of Azido-Cycloheptadienes from Dialkenylcyclopropanes Possessing a Vinyl Azide
Thomas Abegg, Janine Cossy and Christophe Meyer Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 27, 4954–4959.



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The CMC team is part of the Molecular, Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials research unit (C3M, UMR7167) along with the CDM and CPF teams (former MMC lab).

C3M Director: Michel Cloitre
CMC Team Leader: Amandine Guérinot
Administrative assistant: Aroul Radja

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