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

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)


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 et groupes
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 (58)
Reference Résumé graphique HAL

Didecarboxylative Iron-Catalyzed Bidirectional Aldolization towards Diversity-Oriented Ketodiol Synthesis.

Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2015, 14717. <hal-01323440>

Enantioselective Synthesis of Medium-Sized-Ring Lactones by Organocatalytic Michael Addition Followed by Reductively Initiated Fragmentation

Mylène Roudier, Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2015, 5709. <hal-01224310>

Synergistic Cu–amine catalysis for the enantioselective synthesis of chiral cyclohexenones †

Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 9523. <hal-01224321>

Recent Achievements in Enantioselective Borrowing Hydrogen by the Combination of Iron- and Organocatalysis

Mylène Roudier, Thierry Constantieux, Jean Rodriguez, Adrien Quintard, CHIMIA, 2015, 70, 97-101. <hal-01323381>

Origin of the Enantioselectivity in Organocatalytic Michael Additions of beta-Ketoamides to alpha,beta-Unsaturated Carbonyls: A Combined Experimental, Spectroscopic and Theoretical Study

Adrien Quintard, Diana Cheshmedzhieva, Maria del Mar Sanchez Duque, Anouk Gaudel-Siri, Jean-Valère Naubron, Yves Génisson, Jean-Christophe Plaquevent, Xavier Bugaut, Jean Rodriguez, Thierry Constantieux, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2015, 21, 778-790. <hal-01133609>

Enantioselective cascade formal reductive insertion of allylic alcohols into the C(O)Cbond of 1,3-diketones: ready access to synthetically valuable 3-alkylpentanol units

Mylène Roudier, Thierry Constantieux, Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Organic Letters, 2014, 16, 2802. <hal-01066618>

Iron cyclopentadienone complexes: discovery, properties, and catalytic reactivity

Adrien Quintard, Jean Rodriguez, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 4044-4055. <hal-01066305>

Book chapter: Organocatalytic Conjugate Addition in Stereoselective Synthesis

A. Quintard, A. Alexakis, in 'Stereoselective Synthesis of Drugs and Natural Products'. Eds: V. Andrushko, N. Andrushko, Wiley- Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, 2013, Chap. 11.

Activation of 1,2- and 1,3-Ketoamides with Thiourea Organocatalyst for the Enantioselective Domino Synthesis of Fuctionalized Cyclohexanes

Wilfried Raimondi, Maria del Mar Sanchez Duque, Sébastien Goudedranche, Adrien Quintard, Thierry Constantieux, Xavier Bugaut, Damien Bonne, Jean Rodriguez, SYNTHESIS, 2013, 45, 1659-1666. <hal-00861637>

An Iron/Amine-Catalyzed Cascade Process for the Enantioselective Functionalization of Allylic Alcohols

Adrien Quintard, Thierry Constantieux, Jean Rodriguez, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 12883–12887. <hal-01133519>


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⟩

Brevets (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⟩