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Christophe LEN, Speaker at Catalysis Conference
Chimie ParisTech, France
Title : Catalysis in/on water: Future perspectives


The design of environmentally friendly methodologies has been the driving force of scientists in recent years. In particular, the use of biomass-derived materials, green solvents and alternatives techniques has been investigated. In this presentation, several green chemistry approaches that target advanced synthesis and processes will be presented. These approaches include: (i)  C-C bond formation such as Suzuki-Miyaura, Heck and Tsuji-Trost cross coupling reactions in water; (ii) homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis as well as micellar catalysis in water; (iii) alternative technologies such as microwave irradiation, high temperature/pressure, ultrasound irradiation; (iv) continuous flow processes assisted by microwave irradiation, ultrasound irradiation or not. Conception, synthesis and physico-chemical properties will be detailed.


Prof. Dr Christophe Len is a Full Professor at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne – UTC (France) and performs his research in PSL Research University, Chimie ParisTech. He has published almost 160 original publications and review articles, 7 chapters and 8 patents (H-index 24). Among recent awards and recognition to his scientific career, he was promoted Honorary Professor of the University of Hull, England (2012-2018), Honorary Life Fellow of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB, 2014), Fellow of the Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologist of India (ACCTI, 2015) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2015). Moreover, he received Glycerine Innovation Research Award (2017). His current research explores organic chemistry and catalysis applied to biomass using alternative techniques.