Senior Scientist (CR) CNRS

Dr. Nicolas Blanchard

Short CV


  1. Education

  2. 1997-2000 : Ph.D., Université Paris VI, Organic Chemistry Laboratory of the École Supérieure de Chimie et Physique Industrielles de Paris (ESPCI), Pr. Janine Cossy and Dr. Christophe Meyer.

  3. Stereoselective synthesis of cyclopropanes bearing adjacent stereocenters, application to the synthesis of the C1-C9 fragment of zincophorin.

  4. 2000-2001 : Forensic researcher ; French military police, Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN), Rosny-sous-bois

  5. 2001 - 2002 : Postdoctoral Associate ; Michigan University (USA), Pr. William R. Roush, Lavoisier fellowship.

  6. Contribution to the total synthesis of formamicin, methodology for the stereoselective elaboration of 2-deoxy-β-glycosides.


  7. Academic Positions

  8. December 2002 : Chargé de Recherche CNRS, University Paris South Orsay

  9. July 2006 : Chargé de recherches CNRS, University of Mulhouse, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse

  10. September 2010 : Habilitation à diriger des recherches, University of Mulhouse, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse


Research Interest


Metal-mediated synthetic methodologies, Total synthesis of polyketides, Reactivity of unusual radicals


Scientific Production and Lectures - May 2012


  1. 55 research articles

  2. 2 book chapters

  3. 1 patent application (filled November 2011)

  4. 18 lectures


Recent Publications   (Full list in pdf)


  1. 1.Tunable Organophotocatalysts for Polymerization Reactions Under Visible Light

  2. Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 1746-1752

  3. Tehfe, M.-A.; Lalevée, J.; Morlet-Savary, F.; Graff, B.; Blanchard, N.; Fouassier, J.-P.

  4. 2.Iridium Photocatalysts in Free Radical Photopolymerization under Visible Lights

  5. ACS MacroLett., 2012, 1, 286-290

  6. Jacques Lalevée,* Mohamad-Ali Tehfe, Frédéric Dumur, Didier Gigmes,* Nicolas Blanchard, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, and Jean Pierre Fouassier

  7. 3.Household LED irradiation Under Air: Cationic Polymerization Using Iridium or Ruthenium Complex phtocatalysts

  8. Polymer bulletin, 2012, 68, 341-347

  9. Jacques Lalevée,* Nicolas Blanchard,* Mohamad Ali Tehfe, Mathieu Peter, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, Jean Pierre Fouassier

  10. 4.Organic Photocatalyst for Polymerization Reactions: 9,10-Bis[(triisopropylsilyl)ethynyl]anthracene

  11. Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 198-203

  12. Mohamad-Ali Tehfe, Jacques Lalevée,* Fabrice Morlet-Savary, Bernadette Graff, Nicolas Blanchard, and Jean-Pierre Fouassier

  13. 5.A Diverted Total Synthesis of Mycolactone Analogues: An Insight into Buruli Ulcer Toxins

  14. Chemistry - A European Journal, 2011, 17, 14413-14419 (Front Cover)

  15. Anne-Caroline Chany, Virginie Casarotto, Marjorie Schmitt, Céline Tarnus, Laure Guenin-Macé, Caroline Demangel, Olivier Mirguet, Jacques Eustache, Nicolas Blanchard*

  16. 6.Synthesis of spiroketals under neutral conditions via a type III ring-rearrangement metathesis strategy

  17. Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 10284-10286

  18. Jérémie Mandel, Nathalie Dubois, Markus Neuburger, Nicolas Blanchard*





École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie

Université de Haute-Alsace


3, rue Alfred Werner

68093 Mulhouse Cedex France

T +33 3 89 33 68 24

  nicolas.blanchard(a)uha.fr