Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Mohamed Mellah

Bât. 670, bureau 2225 – LCM – ICMMO - UMR 8182
Université Paris-Saclay
Bâtiment 670
17-19 Avenue des Sciences
91400 Orsay

+33 1 69 15 47 37

Dr Mohamed MELLAH (Associated professor at the University Paris Saclay)

He works, since the beginning of his career, at the frontiers of organic synthesis, catalysis, and electrochemistry. In addition to his work in enantioselective (heterogeneous) catalysis, he possesses a recognized expertise in electrosynthesis and electrocatalysis. His research expertise focuses on the development of more environmentally friendly catalytic methodologies based on the use of electrochemistry instead of chemical reductants or oxidants usually used in excess.

His research is currently devoted to the development of samarium-based electrocatalytic procedures for chemoselective reductions.

Electrogenerated Sm(II)-Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Reduction for β-Hydrocarboxylation of Styrenes. S. Bazzi, L. Hu, E. Schulz, M. Mellah, Organometallics, 2023, 42, 1425-1431

Direct Quantitative Characterization of Polymer Brushes Obtained by Surface-Initiated ATRP on Silicon. A.-C. Gouget-Laemmel, N. Zidelmal, R. S. B. Soares, N. Barroca-Aubry, D. Dragoe, L. Costa, B. Lepoittevin, H. Salmi-Mani, M. Mellah, C. Henry-De-Villeneuve, F. Ozanam, E. Schulz, P. Roger, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2023, 5, 517-528

Post-Modification of Copolymers Obtained by ATRP for an Application in Heterogeneous Asymmetric Salen Catalysis. E. Bakangura, P. Roger, R. S. B. Soares, M. Mellah, N. Barroca-Aubry, A.-C. Gouget-Laemmel, F. Ozanam, L. Costa, J.-P. Baltaze, E. Schulz, Molecules, 2022, 27, 4654

Making Chiral Salen Complexes Work with Organocatalysts. Y.-C. Yuan, M. Mellah, E. Schulz, O. R. P. David, Chem. Rev., 2022, 122, 8841-8883

Samarium(II)-electrocatalyzed chemoselective reductive alkoxylation of phthalimides. Y.-F. Zhang, M. Mellah, Org. Chem.Front., 2022

Enantiopure isothiourea@carbon-based support: stacking interactions for recycling a lewis base in asymmetric catalysis. Y.-C. Yuan, M. Abd El Sater, M. Mellah, N. Jaber, O. R. P. David, E. Schulz, Org. Chem. Front., 2021, 8, 4699

Chiral Chromium Salen@rGO as Multipurpose and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst. M. Abd El Sater, M. Mellah, D. Dragoe, E. Kolodziej, N. Jaber, E. Schulz, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2021, 27, 9454-9460

Chiral salen complexes in polymeric main-chains for heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis – a brief account. H. Dandachi, X. Hong, F. Ibrahim, H. Nasrallah, A. Zulauf, N. Jaber, M. Mellah, E. Schulz, Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 58, 29-39

Electrogenerated Sm(II)-Catalyzed CO2 Activation for Carboxylation of Benzyl Halides. S. Bazzi, E. Schulz, M. Mellah, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 10033-10037

CO2 activation by electrogenerated divalent samarium for aryl halide carboxylation. S. Bazzi, G. Le Duc, E. Schulz, C. Gosmini, M. Mellah, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 8546-8550

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of salen-containing polymers obtained by atom transfer radical polymerization. N. Zidelmal, N. Barroca-Aubry, B. Lepoittevin, M. Mellah, L. Costa, F. Ozanam, A.-C. Gouget-Laemmel, E. Schulz, P. Roger, Polymer, 2018, 135, 261-270

Convenient Electrocatalytic Synthesis of Azobenzenes from Nitroaromatic Derivatives Using SmI2. Y.-F. Zhang, M. Mellah, ACS catalysis, 2017, 12, 8480-8486

Mixing and matching chiral cobalt- and manganese-based calix-salen catalysts for the asymmetric hydrolytic ring opening of epoxides. H. Dandachi, E. Zaborova, E. Kolodziej, O. R.-P. David, J. Hannedouche, M. Mellah, N. Jaber, E. Schulz, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2016, 27, 246-253

Recent advances in metal free- and late transition metal-catalysed hydroamination of unactivated alkenes. E. Bernoud, C. Lepori, M. Mellah, E. Schulz, J. Hannedouche, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 2017-2037

Efficient Electrosynthesis of SmCl2, SmBr2, and Sm(OTf)2 from a "Sacrificial" Samarium Anode: Effect of nBu4NPF6 on the Reactivity. L. Sun, M. Mellah, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 4625-4628

Chiral calix-salen cobalt complexes, catalysts for the enantioselective dynamic hydrolytic kinetic resolution of epibromohydrin. H. Dandachi, H. Nasrallah, F. Ibrahim, X. Hong, M. Mellah, N. Jaber, E. Schulz, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2014, 395, 457-462

Heterobimetallic dual-catalyst systems for the hydrolytic kinetic resolution of terminal epoxides. X. Hong, M. Mellah, E. Schulz, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 2608-2617

Well-Defined Four-Coordinate Iron(II) Complexes For Intramolecular Hydroamination of Primary Aliphatic Alkenylamines. E. Bernoud, P. Oulié, R. Guillot, M. Mellah, J. Hannedouche, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 4930-4934