Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay


Aurelien Alix

Bât. 670, bureau 2218 – ECM – ICMMO - UMR 8182
Université Paris-Saclay
Bâtiment 670
17-19 Avenue des Sciences
91400 Orsay

+33 1 69 15 47 61

About me

I studied chemistry at the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier" (ENSCM). I joined the group of Pr. P. Pale in Strasbourg to obtain a PhD in Organic Chemistry. After a Bayer CropScience post-doctoral position into the group of Pr. J.-M. Beau (Orsay, France), I Joined the group of Dr. G. Masson in ICSN (Gif-sur-Yvette, France) as post-doctoral fellow. In September 2011, I was appointed Assistant Professor at the Université Paris-Sud into the group of Pr. D. Bonnaffé. My scientific interests include chemical biology, glycochemistry, (organo)catalysis and new synthetic methodologies.


2005 - 2009

  • PhD Thesis at the University of Strasbourg, (grant from the Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le SIDA et les hépatites), Group of Pr. P. Pale, “Synthesis ans study of molecules targeting the dimerization initiation site of HIV-1”

Jury: Pr. P. Vogel, Pr. J.-M. Beau, Pr. P. Compain, Dr. P. Dumas, Pr. P. Pale, Pr. J.-M. Weibel


  • Master degree in organic and supramolecular chemistry, with honours (ranked3rd), University of Montpellier 2, Master internship at Sanofi-Aventis, Dr. Dike Alozie, R&D department (Vitry-sur-Seine, France)


  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur de l'ENSCM, Montpellier


  • Classes préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles, Lycée Victor Hugo, Besançon

Academic Carrier :


Since 1st septembre 2011

  • Assistant Professor, section 32, ICMMO (UMR 8182), LabEx LERMIT,

Université Paris Sud, Methodology, Synthesis and Therapeutic Molecules Team, Glycosaminoglycans and Molecular Diversity group

Area of expertise


Recent important results:

Atroposelective Synthesis of Tetrahydropyrrolo[3,2-c]azepine Derivatives Through Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydroarylation. Q. Gaignard-Gaillard, X. Han, A. Alix, C. Bour, R. Guillot, V. Gandon, A. Voituriez, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2022, 364, 4415-4420

Transition structures for the oxy-ene reaction. S. Yang, S. Miaskiewicz, C. Bour, A. Alix, V. Gandon, Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom), 2022, 58, 4751-4754

Regioselective Reductive Opening of Benzylidene Acetals with Dichlorophenylborane/Triethylsilane: Previously Unreported Side Reactions and How to Prevent Them. J. Hénault, P. Quellier, M. Mock-Joubert, C. Le Narvor, A. Alix, D. Bonnaffé, J. Org. Chem., 2022, 87, 963-973

Alkynophilicity of Group 13 MX3 Salts: A Theoretical Study. S. Yang, A. Alix, C. Bour, V. Gandon, Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 60, 5507-5522

From Chitin to Bioactive Chitooligosaccharides and Conjugates: Access to Lipochitooligosaccharides and the TMG-chitotriomycin. G. Despras, A. Alix, D. Urban, B. Vauzeilles, J.-M. Beau, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 11912-11916