CNRS Researcher (CRCN)
Laboratoire des Biomolécules – UMR7203
École Normale Supérieure
PSL University, Sorbonne University
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  Contact Details
École Normale Supérieure
Chemistry Department – Office E023
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (1) 44 32 38 72
  Research Interests
Metal catalysis, Organocatalysis, Metal/organo synergistic catalysis, Electrosynthesis, Isocyanide-based multicomponent processes
  Education / Scientific Experiences
Since 2019CNRS Researcher – Laboratoire de Biomolécules – UMR7203
Ecole normale supérieure – PSL University – Sorbonne University
Team: Catalysis: Methods & Mechanisms
2008-2019CNRS Researcher – ENSCP – Chimie ParisTech
Team: Catalysis, Synthesis of Biomolecules and Sustainable Development
2007-2008Post-doctoral Researcher – ENSCP – Chimie ParisTech
Metal nanoparticles in asymmetric catalysis
Supervisors: Dr. V. Michelet and Dr. P. Y. Toullec
2006Post-doctoral Researcher – University of Amsterdam – HIMS
Synthesis of Triazolo-ketopiperazine Scaffolds and their Use in Combinatorial Chemistry
Supervisors: Prof. H. Hiemstra and Prof. J. van Maarseveen
2005Post-doctoral Researcher – University of Bristol
Ligand-Induced Control of C-H versus Aliphatic C-C Migration Reactions of Rh Carbenoids
Supervisor: Prof. V. K. Aggarwal
2001-2004PhD in Organic Chemistry – Pierre and Marie Curie University
Synthesis of podophyllotoxin analogs via an original palladium-catalyzed sequence
Supervisors: Prof. G. Poli and Dr. G. Prestat
  Book Chapters
Partial and complete reduction of pyridines and their benzo analogs
in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, 2nd Edition
Molander, G., Knochel, P. Eds.; Elsevier: London 2014, 8, 741-793.
SOMO and Photoredox Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Vitale, M.R.
in Radical and Ion-pairing Strategies in Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Masson, G., Malacria, M. Eds.; ISTE Edition: London 2016, 1-85.
  Since 2008
1.  TiCl4-Mediated Preparation of Thiophthalide Derivatives via Formal Thio-Passerini Reactions
Ponra, S.; Nyadanu, A.; El Kaïm, L.;* Grimaud, L.;* Vitale, M.R.*
Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 4060-4063.
Asymmetric preparation of polysubstituted cyclopentanes by synergistic Pd(0)/amine catalyzed formal [3+2] cycloadditions of vinyl cyclopropanes with enals
Laugeois, M.; Ponra, S.; Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.;* Michelet, V.;* Vitale, M. R.*
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 5332-5335.

{“Practical Synthesis of Polysubstituted Naphthalene Derivatives via HNTf2-Catalyzed Benzannulation Reaction”}
Ponra, S.;
Vitale, M. R.;* Michelet, V.;* Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.*
{ARKIVOC} {{2016}}, {ii}, 62-81.

{“HNTf2-Catalyzed Regioselective Preparation of Polysubstituted Naphthalene Derivatives Through Alkyne-Aldehyde Coupling”}
Ponra, S.;
Vitale, M. R.;* Michelet, V.;* Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.*
{J. Org. Chem.} {{2015}}, {80}, 3250–3257

{“Synergistic Iron-and-Amine Catalysis in Carbocyclizations”}
Praveen, C.; Leveque, S.;
Vitale, M. R.; Michelet, V.;* Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.*
{Synthesis} {{2014}}, {46}, 1334–1338.

{“Enantioselective Merger of Aminocatalysis with π-Lewis Acid Metal Catalysis: Asymmetric Preparation of Carbo- and Heterocycles”}
Praveen, C.; Montaignac, B.;
Vitale, M. R.; Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.;* Michelet, V.*
{ChemCatChem} {{2013}}, {5}, 2395–2304.

{“Enantioselective Metallo-Organocatalyzed Preparation of Cyclopentanes Bearing an All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenter”}
Montaignac, B.; Praveen, C.;
Vitale, M. R.; Michelet, V.;* Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.*
{Chem. Commun.} {{2012}}, {48}, 6559–6561.

Copper(I)-Amine Metallo-Organocatalyzed Synthesis of Carbo- and Heterocyclic Systems
Montaignac, B.; Ostlund, V.; Vitale, M. R.; Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.;* Michelet, V.*
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 2300–2306.