All the News

09/02/2023 : Cristina Cheibas has defended her PhD on complex cascades exploiting Ugi and Passerini-Smiles adducts. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at LSO working with Samir Zard and Yvan Six. Congratulations Cristina !
21/12/2022 : Check out the work of Bartosz, Xuan and Sam in Organic Letters. Congrats !
17/11/2022 : Congratulations to Anaïs Scuiller who obtaiend her PhD ! She presented her work on new cycloadditions of pi-allylpalladium complexes intermediates. Anaïs worked under the supervision of Alexis Archambeau and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Clément Mazet (Université de Genève)
14/11/2022 : Valentin has successfully defended his PhD today ! Under the supervision of Samir Zard, Valentin worked on the synthesis of functionalized heterocyclic structures by the radical chemistry of xanthates. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at ICSN and is working with Tanguy Saget. Congratulations Valentin !
04/11/2022 : Congratulations to Anaïs Scuiller for an Oral Communication Prize at JCO 2023 !
21/09/2022 : Check out the work of Quentin, Wei, Thomas and Bastien Angewandte. Congrats !
21/09/2022 : Check out the work of Bartosz and Sam in Organic Letters. Congrats !
19/09/2022 : Xianzhu Zeng has defended his PhD today, congratulations ! Xianzhu worked on new applications of the radical chemistry of xanthates under the supervision of Samir Zard
21/07/2022 : Check out the work of Xianzhu and Sam in Organic Letters. Congrats !
12/07/2022 : Pascal SINDONINO has been appointed as new manager of the LSO
07/07/2022 : Benjamin (PhD student with Bastien Nay) got a poster prize at the Engineering For Health Forum for his work on small photo-activable molecules to control biological events with light. Congrats !
05/07/2022 : Blue Sky, skewers and sausages : a perfect combination for the LSO BBQ !
14/12/2021 : Warm congratulations to Dr. Quentin Ronzon who successfully defended his PhD on the synthesis of natural or naturally inspired heterocycles. Quentin will join the group of Mathias Christmann (Freie universitât Berlin) as a postdoctoral fellow.

06/11/2021 : Xanthates strike again. Jean and Sam published their work on the preparation of substituted cyclobutylboronic esters in Angewandte Chemie. Nice work Jean !
09/10/2021 : Check out our latest publication in Organic Letters. Jean and Samir disclosed a stereoselective route to trisubstituted alkenyl boronates. Congrats !
13/09/2021 : We are looking for motivated M2 students. You can check out our projects here.
09/09/2021 : After months and months of restrictions, we finally had our annual LSO BBQ today !
23/09/2020 : Congratulations to Sébastien Prévost for securing an ANR JCJC grant ! If you want to work on C-H functionalization, M2 and future PhD fellowships are available here.
03/11/2019 : Our lab will be happy to host the 18th Rencontres de Chimie Organique at ENSTA Palaiseau on April 20th ! Registrations are now open. More information on the website:

02/11/2019 : The lab spent three quality days at JCO 2019. Congratulations to all our students for their scientific contributions. A special shout out to Wei for an oral communication prize and Anaïs for her poster prize !
26/09/2019 : Congratulations to Dung for her successful PhD defense !
02/08/2019 : A new xanthate acts as a masked α-amino aldehyde. Check out the latest Org.Lett. from the Zard group.25/07/2019 : Ugi reaction at work ! Cristina and Laurent described a straightforward bis-beta-lactam synthesis in EurJOC. Congratulations !

15/07/2019 : Our own Wei Zhang is the laureate of the industrial Prize YNSECT of the SCF-IdF. Congratulations Wei !
04/02/2019 : A warm welcome to our 2019 crew of Master 2 students. Alexandre, Anaïs, Cristina, Thomas and Xueyang start a six-month internship in our lab. Good luck guys !

09/07/2019 : The sun was shining for the annual BBQ at Ecole Polytechnique !

05/07/2019 : Qi, Jean and Sam took advantage of the versatile stability of radicals around boron atoms. You can read their work on the preparation of functionalized boronates in Angewandte.30/04/2019 : Have a look at our latest paper in Org. Lett ! Pavels, Andrey and Sam describe an original preparation of 1,3-dithiol-2-ones by a cascade of sigmatropic rearrangements.

29/04/2019 : Wei and Bastien have just published a thorough study on the preparation of 2,5-dihydrooxepines via a [3,3] rearrangement of 2-vinylcyclopropyl diketones. Congratulations Wei ! 07/03/2019 : Several opportunities are available for PhD starting in September-October 2019 within our doctoral school. Check out our proposals and do not hesitate to contact the team leader to discuss about the project you're interested in.

04/02/2019 : A warm welcome to our 2019 crew of Master 2 students. Alexandre, Anaïs, Cristina, Thomas and Xueyang start a six-month internship in our lab. Good luck guys !

27/11/2018 : Can the Ti(OiPr)4/nBuLi combination of reagents function as a catalyst for [2+2+2] alkyne cyclotrimerisation reactions ? Find the answer in Yvan's new publication !

30/10/2018 : Laurent has published an original pathway to indoles from benzofurans via a palladium-catalyzed C-O bond cleavage.

01/10/2018 : We would like to welcome our '21 class of PhD students. Antoine, Jean, Nicolas and Quentin have just started their three-year journey, welcome to the lab !

● 24/09/2018 : Want to make butyrolactones ? Jia and Laurent have just released a Passerini/Michael route to these important structures in Eur. J. Org. Chem.

● 05/09/2018 : Laurent describes the palladium-catalyzed formation of dienes from allylic nitro compounds. Have a look at this communication in Chem. Comm

● 01/09/2018 : Bastien has just published his recent findings on cytochalasin scaffolds in a nice full paper in Chem. Eur. J.

● 28/08/2018 : Check out the latest paper from Qi and Samir which have just been published in Org. Lett !

● 31/07/2018 : We bid farewell to our '18 Master Students class ! We wish you the best for the future.

● 11/07/2018 : The ANR results came out today. The projects SULFA (Samir Zard) and CycloSyn (Alexis Archambeau) have been funded ! Stay tuned for nice job opportunities to come.

● 01/06/2018 : Vincent and Samir have just published their work in Org. Lett. on the functionalization of heteroaromatics. Congratulations Vincent for the nice work !

● 31/05/2018 : Strain does all the work: Have a look at the Tetrahedron paper from Yvan's group on azomethine ylides generated from aminocyclopropanes.