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Yvan Six
Chargé de recherche CNRS
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7829-1694

Yvan was born in 1970. He graduated from l'X (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France) in 1993.

In 1997, after the completion of his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Yves Lallemand at the same institution, he joined the group of Prof. William B. Motherwell at University College London (UK), where he worked on the design of polymer catalysts using the molecular imprinting technology. He returned to France in 1999 to take a second postdoctoral position, with Prof. Samir Z. Zard at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN) in Gif-sur-Yvette, where his main project dealt with cascade reactions using the radical chemistry of dithiocarbonates (xanthates).

He was appointed Chargé de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 2000. He started developing his own research topics at ICSN and moved back to l'X in 2010. His current scientific interests focus on the development of novel methods based on the combined use of polar organometallic reagents and Ti(OiPr)4, the chemistry of cyclopropanes and the synthesis of biologically active molecules.


- "Fundamentals in Organometallic Chemistry" for the Master2 Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces (MOCHI) of the University of Paris-Saclay, taught at l'X (since 2015).

- "Chimie Radicalaire" (in French) for the Master2 Chimie Organique of the University of Paris-Saclay, taught at the University of Orsay (from 2012 to 2018).

- "Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis" for 4th year students of the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Łódź in Poland (2015 and 2016).

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