Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Laboratoire de Catalyse Moléculaire - LCM

Richard Gil

Maître de Conférences
Equipe de Catalyse Moléculaire-ICMMO - Bât 420
Université Paris-Sud 11
15, rue Georges Clemenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex

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Richard Gil was born in 1964 in Montreal (Canada). He studied chemistry at Université Paris-Sud 11 (Orsay) where he received his PhD in 1993. His thesis work was under the supervision of Professor Jean-Claude Fiaud and dealt with enantioselective palladium-catalyzed reactions. He spent one post-doctoral year (1993-1994) working in the preparation of tricarbonyl arenechrome derivatives with planar chirality in the Professor Susan E. Gibson group at Imperial College (London). In 1995, he went to Université de Cergy-Pontoise where he worked on the divalent chromium chemistry applied to glycosides in the Professor Jacques Augé group. He became Maître de Conférences in 1996. In 2002, he returned to Université Paris-Sud 11 where he joined the Dr Jacqueline Collin group. Since 2002, he has been interested by lanthanide-catalyzed reactions and more particularly by enantioselective catalysis. He obtained his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2006 and his research interests include enantioselective reactions catalyzed by rare earths.