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The BSM team is part of the LIMA Laboratory (Université de Haute-Alsace, Université de Strasbourg and CNRS). Its research focuses on three research areas with an emphasis on new concepts of reactions having applications in natural product chemistry, life- or material sciences.

New synthetic methods

In a first area of research, we develop synthetic methods based on cycloaddition reactions, metal-catalyzed cross-couplings (with a special focus on copper) and hydroelementation of heterosubstituted alkynes, allowing a straightforward preparation of heterocyclic synthons of interest for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries

Total Synthesis of Natural Products

The second area of research is centered on natural products. This area is sub-divided in two themes, the first one deals with the total synthesis of mycolactone A/B, a polyketidic natural product of importance in a mycobacterial disease, Buruli ulcer.

Natural Products Analysis

The third area of research aims at the identification, analysis and applications of natural products (bioactive natural products from endophytes ; chemotaxonomy and phytochemical studies of plants; studies on hybrid organic-inorganic materials for cosmetic or medical uses).