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Main research activities

■Catalytic methodologies in organic synthesis

■Green and sustainable chemistry


■Supported metal catalysis (Bi, Fe, Cu, In, Ga)

■Biocatalysis (hydrolases, peroxidases, monooxygenases)

■Essential oils modification

■Flavours and fragrances

********************** NEWS **********************

March 1st : Sylvain is appointed Editorial board member of Molecules (MDPI) in the section Green Chemistry.

January 8th : Gaia Cesarone joins the group as an Erasmus + intern. Welcome Gaia !

January 3rd : Najiba Mahmoud will be working in our group for the semester. Welcome Najiba !

December 12th : Successful PhD thesis defense of Pascal in spite of terrible weather and European airports shutdown !

October 26th : Paper from our collaborative work Avantium accepted in ChemistrySelect.

October 1st : Sylvain is promoted Research Director at CNRS

September 13th : Book chapter of Pascal accepted.

July 10th : Sylvain appointed board member of the cluster PASS.

July 7th : Last day of Alexandra in the group. Thank you for your contribution to the topic of multicatalytic reactions.

June 27th : Last paper from a collaboration with our friend V. Dalla on tin triflimide catalysis in N-acyliminium ion chemistry accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem.

April 25th : Funding from IDEX for the interdisciplinary project Dylight gathering physicists, biologists and chemists to develop light-controlled neurons.

April 7th : 1st Masterclass NiceFlow !

February 8th : Full paper from Pascal and Nelli just accepted at ChemCatChem !

January 24th : First paper of Hélène just accepted in Flavour Fragr. J.

January 10th : first day of Alexandra in the group for her Master internship.

December 27th : Paper on vetiver enzymatic acylation accepted at ChemPlusChem and highlighted in Wiley Hot topics : biocatalysis.

November 18th : Sylvain elected President of the Scientific board of ERINI platform.

September 30th : Pascal’s paper still in press but already highlighted in Wiley Hot topics : Sustainable chemisty and selected for the cover of ChemCatChem first issue of 2017.

September 7th : first paper of Pascal on one-pot bicatalytic multistep reactions just accepted in ChemCatChem.

July 14th : 1st paper of Nelli on Hosomi-Sakurai reactions in batch and in flow catalysed by bismuth-doped clays accepted in ChemistrySelect.

July 7th : Back from BOS2016 in Riga with excellent lectures from Brian Stoltz and Ryan Schenvi among others ...

June 25th : today was the last day of Nelli in the group ... Thank you very much for your contribution and in particular for our first results in flow !!

June 20th : the group welcome André Monchot, who joined the group as analytical chemist to work on the project Oakmoss.

April 25th : back from JFIC2016 where Nelli gave a talk on her results on a Bi-MMT-catalysed Hosomi-Sakurai reaction both in batch and flow.

April 19th : Oakmoss project, aimed at providing sustainable enzyme-based processes for the manufacture of atranol-free all-natural oakmoss extracts, get the financial support of SATT sud-est.

February 3rd : RSC Advances full paper on hydroalkoxylation from our collaborative work with Drs C. Aymonier (ICMCB) and M. Pucheault (ISM Bordeaux) accepted.

February 2nd : Chem. Eur. J paper from our collaborative work with Prof. V. Dalla (U. Le Havre) accepted.

December 22nd : Hélène is awarded a Giract 1st year PhD Flavor Research Student bursary.

December 7th : MUSICS project approved by cluster PASS.

November 23rd : Sylvain receives the CNRS Excellence in research and doctoral advisory award.

September 25th : back from Digne at the 34th International symposium on essential oils and extracts where Sylvain gave a talk on enzymatic essential oils modification.

September 15th : Installation of a complete Vapourtec flow chemistry system in the lab.

August : Sylvain continues its 2015 USA summer tour with a conference at City College of New York, a talk at ACS meeting in Boston and a conference at University of Missoula (MT).

July 1st : The group welcome Dr Nelli Elizarov, freshly graduated from Potsdam University who is joining the group as a post-doctoral fellow funded by the French embassy in Germany.

June 8th : today was the last day of Irene in the group after 2.5 years with us :’-( We wish her the very best for her career.

May 29th : European patent application submitted for our biotechnological process for the preparation of vetiveryl esters.

May 4th : Sylvain is back from Madrid where he gave the opening lecture of the EPTES Flavors & Fermentation workshop.

April 22nd : the whole group attended the SCF regional meeting and presented two posters from Irene and Pascal.

January : the group welcome Thierry Auer for a 6-months MSc training to work on the synthesis of novel photoisomerisable molecules (collab. G. Sandoz iBV).

December 5th : Green Chemistry paper on hydroalkoxylation catalysed by metal cations supported on montmorillonite appears on line. Link.

December : the group welcome Hélène Bouges who is joining as a PhD student on the Essenzyme project.

November 18th : Essenzyme project get a financial support from the Scientific board of the University Nice Sophia Antipolis.

November 6th : Tetrahedron paper on tandem thioacylation/cyclisation of 1,6-enynes in the presence of Au-Pd NPs appears on-line. Lien.

October 25th : Sylvain is back from Anglet where he gave the Introducing lecture at the Screen autumn school on green and sustainable chemistry.

October : Review article on bimetallic nanoparticles in catalysis published in ChemCatChem (link)

October : the group welcome Pascal Giorgi who is joining as a PhD student to work on the development of new tandem multicatalytic reactions.

September 8th : kick-off of the project NVA (natural vetiveryl acetate) with the financial support of SATT-sud est.

July 11th : Essenzyme project get the financial support of the Conseil Regional PACA for three years.

July 1st : a review article on the enzymatic modification of essential oils published on-line in open access. Link.

May 5th : Back from Torino (IT) where Irene gave a talk at the GIFC7.

March 18th : PhD thesis position available for excellent candidates (

August 15th : Jade’s paper accepted in Chemisty & Biodiversity !

June 28th : end of the MS internship of Jade and Justine and the undergraduate training of Edwige. Good luck and thanks a lot for your contribution !!

May 27th : Sylvain is back from ISGC2 where he gave a talk and attended many inspiring lectures.

April 11th : Irene and Justine won the RSC New Journal of Chemistry best poster award at the regional meeting of the French Chemical Society ! Congratulations !