Stéphane Ménage

CEA Grenoble
17 avenue des Martyrs
38 054 Grenoble Cedex 09
Tel. : (33) 4 38 78 91 03
Fax : (33) 4 38 78 91 24

"A Green Approach for Oxidation Catalysis: Design of Artificial (mono)dioxygenases"


Research interests:

The research program of his team deals then with the design of selective bio-inspired catalysts for oxidation and reduction reactions. Their final goal is the design of enantioselective catalysts, respectful of natural resources. The aim is to develop new methodologies of chemistry for a greater control and a better understanding of chemical reactions. The need of new molecules is combined with new approaches for a chemistry based on sustainable development.

Several approaches are known to introduce the chirality on catalysts: either with chiral ligands or with chiral metal centers. The first one has widely been developed. In his laboratory, dinuclear iron catalysts have been studied on the homogeneous oxidation of alkene or sulfur containing compounds. The second one is less known and gave them some interesting results with catalysts based on a ruthenium center.