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Synthesis of metal complexes, ligands, and organocatalysts. New catalytic reactions for C-C bond formation. Investigation of reactions mechanism. Synthesis of complex bioactive compounds.

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, as well as the modification of biomolecules . We also control the regioselective functionalization of alkenes and alkynes using in situ tethering approaches. Regular group meetings and seminars allow us to share and enhance our knowledge and love of organic chemistry.

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April 22: Raphael Simonet-Davin successfully defended his PhD thesis. He is the eighteenth PhD student to obtain their degree at LCSO. Congratulations!

April 20: Stephanie Amos has successfully passed his PhD exam and is allowed to proceed to her public PhD defense. Congratulations!

March 1: New semester means new group members: Lucas Eichenberger starts his apprenticeship, André Bossonnet and Antonin Homassel their master thesis and Maria Casas Munoz her internship at LCSO. Welcome!

February 24: After 2 years exile at floor 0, LCSO is finally back on 4th floor in brand new labs!

February 15: The work of Emma and Eliott on the synthesis of polycyclic aminals starting from dipeptides is now accepted in Chem. Commun. (DOI: 10.1039/D2CC00167E).

February 9: The work of Emmanuelle and Raphael on selective C-H azidation of N-terminal proline is now accepted in Chem. Eur. J. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.202200368).

February 1: Christine Marty joins the group for her PhD. Welcome!

January 27: A preprint of the work of Tin on photomediated C-C and C-H alkynylations of cyclopropanes has been deposited on ChemRxiv (DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv-2022-vf5gm ).

January 26: Raphael Simonet-Davin has successfully passed his PhD exam and is allowed to proceed to his public PhD defense. Congratulations!

January 24: Pierre and Tin have successfully passed their candidacy exam and are definitively admitted in the doctoral school. Congratulations!

January 14: The work of Mikus on extending the catalytically formed chiral auxiliary concept from hydrogenation to cyclopropanation and epoxidation is now accepted in Angewandte Chemie (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202113925 ).

January 12: Ashis Das has successfully passed his PhD exam and is allowed to proceed to his public PhD defense. Congratulations!

January 3: Dr. Tobias Milzarek joins the group as Postdoc. Welcome!

January 1: Jerome becomes editor-in-chief of Helvetica Chimica Acta together with Prof. Eva Hevia from the university of Bern.

December 6: Mingming Wang has successfully passed his PhD exam and is allowed to proceed to his public PhD defense. Congratulations!

November 26: Bastian Muriel has been awarded the top 8% PhD thesis distinction for EDCH in 2021. Congratulations!

October 21: The review of Emmanuelle and Elija onthe use of hypervalent iodine reagents for the modification of peptides and proteins is now accepted in Angewandte Chemie (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202112287 ).

October 21: Our Full LCSO Brain Storming Session has taken place again after cancellation last year due to COVID.

October 14: The Organic chemistry seminars start again after a long COVID interruption.

October 6: Mael Djaid from EPFL and Jonas Dechent from LMU joined LCSO for their master internship and thesis respectively. Welcome!

September 24: Guillaume Pisella successfully defended his PhD thesis. He is the seventeenth PhD student to obtain their degree at LCSO. Congratulations!

September 22: Helena Sole joins the group for her master internship. Welcome!

September 15: New PhD students at LCSO: Emma Robert is back for her PhD and Yuji Kamei starts his PhD as a shared student with the Fierz group. Welcome!

September 10: The most successful SCS fall meeting ever for LCSO: Stephanie wins the award for the best oral presentation and Nina the runner-up poster prize!

September 5: Six LCSO members participated to the Swiss Summer School in catalysis and sustainable chemistry chaired by Jerome and Bill Morandi with the support of the SCS and NCCR catalysis .