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William ERB

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Associate Professor UR1

Maître de Conférences

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes, France

Building #10A, Office #007/2
Phone: +33 2 23 23 58 45
Email: william.erb

Research Themes

• Diastereo- and enantioselective metallation
• Ferrocene functionalization by stoichiometric metallation or C-H activation
• Design and synthesis of ferrocene heterocycles
• Design and synthesis of ferrocenic bioactive products

Keywords/Scientific Skills

• Ferrocenes chemistry
• Metallation using polar organometallics
• Organometallic catalysis
• Methodologies
• Multi-steps synthesis

Education and Professional Experience

• Assistant professor (2015 – ), Université de Rennes 1, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, France.
• Post-doctoral fellow (2014 – 2015), Prof. Géraldine Gouhier, Laboratoire COBRA, Institut de Recherche en Chimie Organique Fine, Rouen, France.
• Post-doctoral fellow (2013 – 2014), Prof. Jacques Rouden, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs, Caen, France.
• Post-doctoral fellow (2012 – 2013), Prof. Janine Cossy, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France.
• Post-doctoral fellow (2011 – 2012), Prof. Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol, United-Kingdom.
• PhD (2007 – 2010), Advisor Prof. Jieping Zhu, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
• Master Degree (2006 – 2007), Advisor Prof. Jieping Zhu, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Teaching Activities

• General chemistry (aqueous solutions chemistry, atomistic)
• Organic chemistry

Membership in Professional Organizations

• Member of the French Chemical Society, France (2007 – ).

Membership in Professional Organizations

• Dr. Palakodety Radha Krishna (CSIR-IICT Hyderabad, India)
• Prof. Jean-Pierre Hurvois (Université de Rennes 1, France)
• Dr. Thierry Roisnel (Université de Rennes 1, France)
• Dr. Vincent Dorcet (Université de Rennes 1, France)
• Prof. Pascal Bonnet (Université d’Orléans, France)
• Dr. Sandrine Ruchaud (Station biologique de Roscoff, France)
• Dr. Laurent Corcos (Université de Brest, France)

Scientific Production

Selected scientific production:
• Synthesis of ferrocene amides and esters from aminoferrocene and 2-substituted ferrocenecarboxylic acid and the properties thereof
Srinivas, P.; Prabhakar, S.; Chevallier, F.; Nassar, E.; Erb, W.; Dorcet, V.; Jouikov, V.; Radha Krishna, P.; Mongin, F., New. J. Chem. 2016, 40, 9441-9447, DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02018F
• Functionalization of pyridyl ketones using deprotolithiation-in situ zincation
M. Hedidi, W. Erb, F. Lassagne, Y. S. Halauko, O. A. Ivashkevich, V. E. Matulis, T. Roisnel, G. Bentabed-Ababsab, F. Mongin RSC. Adv. 2016, 6, 63185-63189, doi: 0.1039/C6RA11370B.
• An Easy Route to (Hetero)arylboronic Acids
W. Erb, A. Hellal, M. Albini, J. Rouden, J. Blanchet Chem.-Eur. J. 2014, 20, 6608-6612, doi : 10.1002/chem.201402487.
• Stereocontrolled organocatalytic synthesis of prostaglandin PGF2α in seven steps
M. G. Coulthard, W. Erb, V. K. Aggarwal Nature 2012, 489, 278-281, doi: 10.1038/nature11411.
• Ugi-Post Functionalization, from a Single Set of Ugi-Adducts to Two Distinct Heterocycles by Microwave-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclizations: Tuning the Reaction Pathways by Ligand Switch
W. Erb, L. Neuville, J. Zhu J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 3109-3115, doi: 10.1021/jo900210x.

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