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Patureau Group

Synthetic Organic Chemistry


Welcome to our website. Since the 01.10.2018, the Patureau Group is affiliated to the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the RWTH Aachen. These pages may thus no longer be updated. A new Website is currently under construction.


The focus of our research is transition metal catalysis, especially that which involves multiple cooperative metal centers (3MET). 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.

November 2017: Frederic Patureau gets the Dr. Otto Röhm Gedächtnispreis.


April 2017: Frederic Patureau gets the JSP young investigator fellowship of the 52nd Bürgenstock conference.


March 2017: Our ERC starting grant starts.



Group picture 2017

From left to right:

Rongwei Jin (PhD student), Alexander Jones (PhD student), Christina Bub (PhD student), Christian Rank (Diplom Student), Patrick Gaß (fp),  Annika Bernhardt (Master student), Bünyamin Oezkaya, (PhD student), Benedict Wyrwol (fp), Dr. Alaleh Malekafzali (Postdoc), Nouara Ould Meziane (fp), Frederic W. Patureau, and Congjun Yu (PhD student).


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. In August 2016, Frederic Patureau was awarded an ERC starting grant.


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

Last update: 28th November 2017