Eric Leclerc

Eric Leclerc received his PhD under the supervision of Dr. P. Mangeney at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) in 2001. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Hawai’i in the group of Prof. Marcus A. Tius, he was appointed CNRS Research Fellow in 2003 at the INSA & Université de Rouen. In 2011, he moved to the Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier to join the group of Prof. J.-M. Campagne. His research interests mainly focus on the synthesis of fluorinated building blocks and biomolecules, the development of new organo- or metallo-catalyzed reactions and the application of original small molecules to the development of smart organic materials, such as CANs and vitrimers.

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Fluorinated Molecular Scaffolds and Smart Materials

Our work mainly deals with, on one hand, the development of synthetic methodologies for the preparation of relevant fluorinated building-blocks and, on the other hand, the development of dynamic organic materials (CANs and vitrimers) relying on an activation effect induced by fluorinated groups. The methodological work was mainly focused on the development of aldol-type reaction, using organo- or metallocatalysis, aiming at enantioselective processes. Regarding materials, we have concentrated our efforts on the preparation of additive-free vitrimers relying on transesterification, transamidation and hetero-Michael exchanges, all accelerated by fluorinated groups.

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