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Dr Jean-François Soulé

CNRS Researcher

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes
UMR 6226 CNRS - Université Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu - Building 10C - Room 001
35042 Rennes Cedex - France

Phone : 33 (0) 2 23 23 32 06

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Education and professional experience

  • Jean-François Soulé received his MSc in molecular chemistry from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France).
  • Then, he completed his PhD in 2007 working on the Petasis reaction applied on the synthesis of biological interest molecules under the supervision of the Prof. Jean-Marie Beau, at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Gif-sur- Yvette (France).
  • In 2010, he joined the group of the Prof. Shū Kobayashi at the University of Tokyo (Japan) as a postdoctoral fellow, where he worked on the development of heterogeneous nanoparticles to catalyze organic transformations, namely tandem oxidation using gold nanoparticles for the selective synthesis of amides or imines from simple alcohols and amines, then cross-coupling reactions using nickel nanoparticles.
  • In October 2013, he was appointed as “Chargé de Recherche” CNRS at the University of Rennes. His main interest focuses on the development of sustainable chemistry, notably, transition-metals catalyzed C–H functionalizations.