Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Water

Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Water

Editor(s): Pierre H. Dixneuf, Victorio Cadierno

Print ISBN: 9783527331888

Online ISBN: 9783527656790

DOI: 10.1002/9783527656790

Author Biography

About the Author

Pierre H. Dixneuf is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rennes, Bretagne, France, where he built a team working on organometallic chemistry and catalysis, and founded the Research Institute of Chemistry of Rennes. He developed several catalytic processes based on innovative ruthenium catalysts: selective transformations of alkynes and incorporation of CO2, ruthenium-vinylidenes and -allenylidenes in catalysis, catalytic synthesis of heterocycles, alkene metathesis catalysts and transformation of plant oils, C - H bond activation/functionalization including in water. He has designed new ruthenium catalysts especially involving metal-carbene bonds. He was research advisor at both CNRS and University of Rennes. He has authored/co-authored more than 400 publications, and is a member of the Institute Universitaire de France (IUF). His work has been acknowledged with several prizes including: A. v Humboldt, Le Bel, Grignard-Wittig, Sacconi medal, prix IFP of Académie des Sciences.

Victorio Cadierno received his PhD degree from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1996 under the supervision of Prof. J. Gimeno. He then joined the group of Dr. J. P. Majoral at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS) in Toulouse (France) for a two-year postdoctoral stay. Thereafter, he returned to the University of Oviedo where he is currently Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. In 2002 he received the Young Investigator Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ). His research interests cover the chemistry
of ruthenium complexes and their catalytic applications, with special focus on atom economical processes both in organic solvents and aqueous media. He has published more than 130 articles, reviews and book chapters in these fields.