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Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20
Phone number
0491 28 9187
Career path

2017 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR).

Since 2014 : CNRS full position (CR). Institut of molecular Sciences (Aix-Marseille University).

2012-2014 : Post-doctoral research associate then Researcher (Young ANR starting grant (PDOC 2013-2017)). Institut of molecular Sciences (Aix-Marseille University).

2011-2012 : Post-doctoral research associate. Prof. B. M. Trost group (Stanford University): SNF grant.

2007-2011 : PhD. Prof. A. Alexakis group (University of Geneva).

2004-2007 : Engineering school CPE Lyon and Master 2 from University of Lyon.

2002-2004 : IUT Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (Castres).



2021: CNRS bronze medal

2021: Prix Départemental de la recherche en Provence-Jeune Chercheur

2018: Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

2017: "Emergence" Award of the Division de Chimie Organique of the French Chemical Society

2017JSP fellowship - 52nd Bürgenstock conference

2011-2012: Swiss National Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.

2007: French minister master grant award



2019-2023: ANR young researcher research grant as PI ( project on multicatalysis)

2018-2022: ANR collaborative research grant as partner ( project on enantioselective acylation)

2018-2021: A*Midex research grant as PI( "emergence et innovation" project on molecular machines)

2018: Ulysse French-Ireland grant as PI(Collaboration with John Stephens of Maynooth university (Ireland) on flow chemistry)

2013-2017: ANR starting grant as PI (PDOC ANR on borrowing hydrogen)


Practical course in organic chemistry (IUT chimie, Aix-Marseille)

Research themes

We are curious chemist's developing innovative methodologies in organic synthesis and using these methods in a broad range of stuffs
- Organocatalysis with various activation modes (aminocatalysis, chiral base / thiourea).
- Metal catalysis (Fe, Ru, Cu, Ir).
- Multi-catalysis and cascade reactions.
- Multi-step synthesis of natural products and complex molecular structures with application in material science and supramolecular chemistry

Collaborations and groups
Current research group:
Enzo Olivieri (PhD) : 2018-2021 
Aleena Thomas (PhD) : 2018-2021
Na Shao (PhD): 2018-2022
Anestis Alexandridis (PhD): 2020-2023
Mylène Roudier (PhD) : 2013-2016 (now senior scientist at Activation)
Valmik Shinde (Postdoc): 2014 (now senior scientist at CSIR_CDRI)
Kevin Uldry (Master) : 2017 (now QC lab analyst at Ferring)
Angela Ricucci (Master): 2017
Céline Spérandio (PhD) : 2016-2019 (now project manager junior at Novalix)
Siavash Salek Soltani (visiting Iranian PhD student): 2019-2020


Jean-Valère Naubron (AMU)
Cyril Bressy (AMU)
Jean Rodriguez (AMU)
Xavier Bugaut (AMU)
Amélie Kochem (CEA, Lyon)
John Stephens (Maynooth, Ireland)
Guilhem Quintard (INSA, Lyon)
Publications (54)
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Impact of the Difluoromethylene Group in the Organocatalyzed Acylative Kinetic Resolution of α,α‐Difluorohydrins

Titouan Desrues, Jérémy Merad, Daniela Andrei, Jean-Marc Pons, Jean-Luc Parrain, Maurice Médebielle, Adrien Quintard, Cyril Bressy, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60, 24924-24929. <hal-03420063>

Chemically Fueled Three-State Chiroptical Switching Supramolecular Gel with Temporal Control

Enzo Olivieri, Guilhem Quintard, Jean-Valère Naubron, Adrien Quintard, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 12650 - 12657. <hal-03346635>

Indirect Tertiary Alcohol Enantiocontrol by Acylative Organocatalytic Kinetic Resolution

Titouan Desrues, Xueyang Liu, Jean-Marc Pons, Valérie Monnier, Jean-Arthur Amalian, Laurence Charles, Adrien Quintard, Cyril Bressy, Organic Letters, 2021, 23, 4332 - 4336. <hal-03255245>

Iron‐Based Multi‐Catalysis: Eco‐Compatible Alternative for Complex Molecules Synthesis

Adrien Quintard, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2021, 89-105. <hal-02989155>

Mossbauer spectroscopic and computational investigation of an iron cyclopentadienone complex

Ikram Yagoub, Martin Clémancey, Pierre-Alain Bayle, Adrien Quintard, Guillaume Delattre, Geneviève Blondin, Amélie Kochem, Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 60, 11192-11199. <hal-03326124>

Development of Multi‐catalytic Strategies Based on the Combination between Iron‐/Copper‐ and Organo‐catalysis

Adrien Quintard, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2021, 61, 278-288. <hal-02867870>

Copper Catalyzed Decarboxylative Functionalization of Ketoacids

Adrien Quintard, Chemical Record, 2021. <hal-03366964>

Redox-Neutral 1,3-Diol Synthesis by Base-Promoted Diastereoselective Alcohol–Aldolization

Na Shao, Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, Organic Letters, 2020, 22, 7197-7201. <hal-02953855>

Organocatalytic carbon dioxide fixation to epoxides by perfluorinated 1,3,5-triols catalysts

Céline Sperandio, Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2020, 18, 2637-2640. <hal-02568127>

Three-Component Multi-Catalytic Enantioselective Oxa-Michael/Aldolization Sequence and Application to (+)-Yashabushitriol Synthesis

Céline Sperandio, Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 2020, 2493-2496. <hal-02568139>


Chapters of books (1)
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Adrien Quintard, Xavier Bugaut, Thierry Constantieux. L'éco-conception, un défi pour la recherche fondamentale . Yvette Lazzeri, Dominique Bonet Fernandez & Mariane Domeizel. Economie circulaire et territoires, Presses universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, pp.133-137, 2017, 979-10-320-0097-7. ⟨hal-01533756⟩

Patents (1)
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Adrien Quintard, Céline Sperandio, Jean Rodriguez. NOVEL FLUORINATED POLYOLS AND THEIR USE AS ORGANOGELATORS. France, Patent n° : WO/2019/238582. 2019. ⟨hal-02878986⟩