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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

Highly enantioselective one-pot copper 1,4 addition / organocatalyzed ?-substitution of enals.

A. Quintard, A. Alexakis, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 1856.

Copper-catalyzed enantioselective 1,4-Addition to ?,?.-unsaturated aldehydes.

L. Palais, L. Babel, A. Quintard, S. -Belot, A. Alexakis, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1988.

Asymmetric addition of ?-hetero-disubstituted aldehydes to vinyl sulfones toward highly functionalized tetra-substituted carbon centres.

A. Quintard, A. Alexakis, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4085.

Aminal-Pyrrolidine Organocatalysts - highly efficient and modular catalysts for ?-functionalization of carbonyl compounds.

A. Quintard, S.-Belot, E. Marchal, A. Alexakis, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 927.

Organocatalyst-mediated enantioselective intramolecular Michael addition of aldehydes to vinyl sulfones.

C. Bournaud, E. Marchal, A. Quintard, S. Sulzer-Mossé, A. Alexakis,Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2010, 21, 1666.

Organocatalytic addition on 1,2-bis(sulfone)vinylenes leading to an unprecedented rearrangement.

A. Quintard, A. Alexakis, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 11109.

Diversity-Oriented Synthesis towards conceptually new highly modular aminal-pyrrolidine organocatalysts.

A. Quintard, C. Bournaud, A. Alexakis, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 7504.

Synthesis of new calix[4]arene based chiral ligands bearing ?-amino alcohol groups and their application in asymmetric transfer hydrogenation.

A. Quintard, U. Darbost, F. Vocanson, S. Pellet-Rostaing, M. Lemaire, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2007, 1926.


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⟩