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Arbeitsgruppe Jr. Prof. Dr. Frederic W. Patureau

Organic Chemistry & Organometallic Catalysis

Welcome to our website. The focus of our research is transition metal catalysis, especially that which involves multiple cooperative metal centers. In general, we investigate novel strategies for pragmatic cross-coupling and other metal catalyzed reactions. We are also interested in studying the mechanism of such reactions, not only to improve our catalysts, but also to try to understand the rules and intimate properties of the atoms we handle. We are currently developing tailored methods for general (intermolecular) cross-dehydrogenative C-N & C-O bond forming reactions based on Cu & Ru catalysts, with wide applications in organic synthesis.

These are exciting times. The more we move on, the more we realize how many amazing C-H activation coupling methods must still lie ahead of us.  It is by enabling new oxidizing strategies, which are preferably mild, atom economical and sustainable, that we develop unprecedented kinds of cross-dehydrogenative couplings.

Group picture (2016): from left to right, Rongwei Jin, Alexander W. Jones, Christophe Heitz, Christina Bub, Bünyamin Oezkaya, Frederic W. Patureau


Frederic William Patureau was born on 21st April 1982 in St. Germain en Laye, France. He studied biology at the University of Versailles (France, 2000-2002), and obtained his bachelor degree of chemistry at the University of Paris-Sud Orsay (France) in 2003. There he completed his master degree (2005) in the group of Prof. H. B. Kagan and Prof. J.-C. Fiaud (mentors: Dr. E. Schulz and Dr. M. Mellah). He then moved to the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), where he obtained his doctoral degree in 2009, entitled sulfonamido-phosphorus ligands (mentor: Prof. J. N. H. Reek). He then joined the group of Prof. F. Glorius at the University of Münster (Germany), where he became an Alexander von Humboldt fellow (Rh C-H bond activation). In November 2011, he started his independent career as Junior Professor of Organic Chemsitry and Organometallic Catalysis, at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. He obtained his Habilitation there in 2014.


Fachbereich Chemie
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße Geb. 52 (office 539)
D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Tel: +49 631 205 5296

Last update: 9th May 2016