The Pierre Süe Prize 2017, one of the most important awards of the Société Chimique de France (SCF, French Chemical Society), has been awarded to Professor Emeritus André Mortreux, University of Lille, France. The prize recognizes a French chemist whose work is acclaimed on an international level. It was presented during a ceremony on May 25, 2018, in Dijon, France.
André Mortreux is honored for his outstanding contributions to the development of organometallic catalysts and to green chemistry using renewable plant-based substances. His research interests include homogenous catalysis and coordination chemistry with a focus on industrial applications and sustainable chemistry.
André Mortreux received his Ph.D. from the University of Poitiers, France, in 1975 and started teaching in Lille in 1977. Among other honors, he has received the Clavel–Lespieau Prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2001.
- Synthesis of C4 chain glyceryl ethers via nickel-catalyzed butadiene hydroalkoxylation reaction,
Alexis Mifleur, André Mortreux, Isabelle Suisse, Mathieu Sauthier,
Mol. Catal. 2017, 427, 25–30.
- Deciphering the Mechanism of the Nickel-Catalyzed Hydroalkoxylation Reaction: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study,
Alexis Mifleur, Delphine S. Mérel, André Mortreux, Isabelle Suisse, Frédéric Capet, Xavier Trivelli, Mathieu Sauthier, Stuart A. Macgregor,
ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 6915–6923.
- Improved reactivity in the conversion of nitrile-functionalized olefins by metathesis,
Tom Vancompernolle, Paul Vignon, Xavier Trivelli, André Mortreux, Régis M. Gauvin,
Catal. Commun. 2016, 77, 75–78.
- Group 3 metal catalysts for ethylene and α-olefin polymerization,
Jérôme Gromada, Jean-François Carpentier, André Mortreux,
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2004, 248, 397–410.
- Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds with 2-Propanol and Ephedrine-Type Ligands,
Kathelyne Everaere, André Mortreux, Jean-François Carpentier,
Adv. Synth. Catal. 2003, 345, 67–77.
- Synthesis of New Dialkylmagnesium Compounds by Living Transfer Ethylene Oligo- and Polymerization with Lanthanocene Catalysts,
Jean-François Pelletier, André Mortreux, Xavier Olonde, Karel Bujadoux,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1996, 35, 1854–1856.
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