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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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September 8: Yuji and Diana were awarded a runner up prize for their posters at the SCS fall meeting. Congratulations!

September 6: The work of Eliott and Julien on the alkynylation of azadipeptides with EBXs is now accepted in Org. Lett. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c02625).

September 5: Emma successfully passed her first year candidacy exam. Congratulations!

September 2: The yearly LCSO Alumni meeting took place at BCH with a “gala cold buffet”.

September 1: Yuji successfully passed his first year candidacy exam. Congratulations!

August 22: André successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations!

August 22: LCSO is now also on LinkedIn to share news about the group for people not active on twitter.

August 17: After two years “COVID break” the LCSO summer group outing could take place again: Hike and wine tasting in Lavaux.

August 8: The review of Mingming and Tin on the activation of aminocyclopropanes via radical intermediates is now accepted in Chem. Soc. Rev. (DOI: 10.1039/D2CS00090C).

July 29: Nieves was awarded a APOSTD 2022 postdoctoral fellowship from Generalitat Valenciana. Congratulations!

July 15: The work of Stefano on the enantioselective (4+3) annulation of cyclopropanes and azadienes for the synthesis of azepanones is now accepted in Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202209006).

July 11: The work of Ashis, Thomas and Stefano on the first Pd-catalyzed aminoacetoxylation of alkenes using N,O-acetal tethers is now accepted in Org. Lett. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c01838).

July 1: Dylan Cleveland from Cambridge University joins the group for a Summer internship. Welcome!

July 1: Oleksandr Liashuk from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University joins the group as a visiting PhD student for one year. Welcome!

June 24: Ashis Das successfully defended his PhD thesis. He is the twenty-first PhD student to obtain their degree at LCSO. Congratulations!

June 13: The work of Ashis , Luca and Mikus on catalytically formed chiral auxiliaries via hydroalkoxylation is now accepted in ACS Catal. (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.2c01809).

June 3: Stephanie Amos successfully defended her PhD thesis. She is the twentieth PhD student to obtain their degree at LCSO. Congratulations!

April 29: Mingming Wang successfully defended his PhD thesis. He is the nineteenth PhD student to obtain their degree at LCSO. Congratulations!

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.