The Institute of Chemistry of the CNRS has launched the "Ambassadors" program, a unique program that allows to invite prestigious scientists based abroad for a lecture tour in CNRS laboratories.
In this context, the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) is pleased to welcome in Rennes Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen, Harvard University, USA.
Prof. Jacobsen is a world-renowned researcher for the development and mechanistic studies of new catalytic reactions, particularly in the field of asymmetric catalysis. These results include :
- the famous metal-salen complexes for asymmetric epoxidation, conjugate additions and hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epoxides,
- the chromium-Schiff base complexes for a wide range of enantioselective pericyclic reactions,
- the development of organic hydrogen bond donor catalysts for the activation of neutral and cationic electrophilic species. ...