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Portrait de Dr. Adrien Quintard
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Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20

0491 28 9187


2017 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR).

Since 2014 : CNRS full position researcher (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).



2018: Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

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

2017: JSP fellowship - 52nd Bürgenstock conference

2011-2012: Swiss National Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.

2007: Ministry master grant award


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

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

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


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


Development of innovative methodologies in asymmetric synthesis and applications to natural product synthesis.
- Organocatalysis with various activation modes (aminocatalysis, chiral base / thiourea).
- Metal catalysis (Fe, Ru, Cu, Ir).
- Multi-catalysis and cascade reactions.
- Multi-step elaboration of complex molecular structures and natural product fragments

-Applications of complex structures in materials and supramolecular chemistry

Collaborations et groupes
Céline Spérandio (PhD) : 2016-2019
Enzo Olivieri (PhD) : 2018-2021 
Aleena Thomas (PhD) : 2018-2021
Shao Na (PhD): 2018-2022
Mylène Roudier (PhD) : 2013-2016
Valmik Shinde (Postdoc): 2014
Kevin Uldry (Master) : 2017
Angela Ricucci (Master): 2017
Jean Rodriguez (AMU)
Amélie Kochem (CEA, Lyon)
John Stephens (Maynooth, Ireland)
Guilhem Quintard (INSA, Lyon)
Publications (42)
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Strategic Stereoselective Halogen (F, Cl) Insertion: A Tool to Enhance Supramolecular Properties in Polyols

Céline Sperandio, Guilhem Quintard, Jean-Valère Naubron, Michel Giorgi, Mehdi Yemloul, Jean-Luc Parrain, Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2019, 25, 15098-15105. <hal-02384701>
Acyl Transfer Strategies as Transient Activations for Enantioselective Synthesis

Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, SYNTHESIS, 2019, 51, 1923-1934. <hal-02279701>
Enantioselective Ir-Catalyzed Bidirectional Reductive Coupling

Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Organic Letters, 2019, 21, 453-456. <hal-01987319>
Organo- and Copper-Multi-Catalyzed Pseudo Four-Component Access to gem -Difluorohydrins

Angela Ricucci, Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 2018, 3697 - 3700. <hal-01850449>
Multicatalytic Enantioselective Borrowing Hydrogen δ-Lactonization Strategy from β-Keto Esters and Allylic Alcohols

Adrien Quintard, Mylène Roudier, Jean Rodriguez, SYNTHESIS, 2018, 50, 785 - 792. <hal-01700677>
Young Career Focus: Dr. Adrien Quintard (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Adrien Quintard, Synform, 2018, A126. <hal-01871721>
Modular Enantioselective Synthesis of an Advanced Pentahydroxy Intermediate of Antimalarial Bastimolide A and of Fluorinated and Chlorinated Analogues

Adrien Quintard, Céline Sperandio, Jean Rodriguez, Organic Letters, 2018, 20, 5274 - 5277. <hal-01871735>
Discovery of Eco-Compatible Synthetic Paths by a Multi-Catalysis Approach

Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, CHIMIA, 2018, 72, 580-583. <hal-01890347>
Bicatalyzed Three-Component Stereoselective Decarboxylative Fluoro-Aldolization for the Construction of Elongated Fluorohydrins

Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 5513-5517. <hal-01687102>
Organocatalytic Activation of Diethyl Glutaconate for the Diastereo- and Enantioselective Assembly of NH-Free 2,3,4-Trisubstituted Pyrrolidines

Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Organic Letters, 2017, 19, 722-725. <hal-01533766>


Chapitres d'ouvrages (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⟩