Lucile Anthore-Dalion

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    Dr Lucile Anthore-Dalion obtained the diploma of École Polytechnique and a Master of Science in chemistry from ETH Zürich (Switzerland), where she worked in the groups of Pr Erick Carreira and Pr François Diederich. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Pr Samir Zard at the École Polytechnique in 2016, where she worked on developing new alkylation methods of ketones using xanthate radical chemistry. For her PhD work, she received a fellowship “L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science” in 2016 and was awarded the 2017 Dina Surdin Prize by the French Chemical Society. After graduating, she moved to the group of Pr Paul Knochel at LMU Münich (Germany) as a Humboldt research fellow to develop new halogen-lanthanides exchanges. She joined the group as a post-doctoral researcher in 2018 and got a permanent position as CNRS researcher (Chargée de Recherche, Section 12) in October 2019. Her current research interests are related to the activation and reduction of N–O bonds, as well as radical chemistry.


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Awards and Honours
  • 2017: Dina Surdin Prize, awarded from the French Chemical Society
  • 2017: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 2016: Fellowship "L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science"
  • 2016: Oral Communication Prize from the "Journées de Chimie Organique", France

  • DeNOSOr PRC Grant 2022-2026 in collaboration with Pr. Costentin (UGA) and Dr Quaranta (Institut Joliot)
  • 2021: ANR JCJC Grant TransferNO
  • 2017: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers


[15] Activation of N−O σ Bonds with Transition Metals: A Versatile Platform for Organic Synthesis and C−N Bonds Formation. U. Todorovic, R. M. Romero, L. Anthore-Dalion*, Preprint, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2023. Part of the Virtual Issue #NextGenOrgChem.

[14] Alkyl Formates as Transfer Hydroalkylation Reagents and Their Use in the Conversion of Imines to Alkylamines. E. Crochet, L. Anthore-Dalion, T. Cantat*, Preprint, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022.

[13] Silyl formates as hydrosilane surrogates for the transfer hydrosilylation of ketones. R. M. Romero, N. Thyagarajan, N. Hellou, C. Chauvier, T. Godou, L. Anthore-Dalion, T. Cantat*, Preprint, Chem. Commun. 2022.

[12] A copper(I)-catalyzed sulfonylative Hiyama cross-coupling. A. Adenot, L. Anthore-Dalion, E. Nicolas, J.-C. Berthet, P. Thuéry, T. Cantat*, Preprint, Chem. Eur. J. 2021.

[11] Photocatalytic deoxygenation of N–O bonds with rhenium complexes: from the reduction of nitrous oxide to pyridine N-oxides. M. Kjellberg, A. Ohleier, P. Thuéry, E. Nicolas, L. Anthore-Dalion*, T. Cantat*, Preprint, Chem. Sci. 2021.

[10] Catalytic Metal-Free Deoxygenation of Nitrous Oxide with Disilanes. L. Anthore-Dalion*, E. Nicolas, T. Cantat*, ACS Catalysis 2019.

[9] SO2 conversion to sulfones: development and mechanistic insights of a sulfonylative Hiyama cross-coupling. A. Adenot, J. Char, N. von Wolff, G. Lefèvre, L. Anthore-Dalion, T. Cantat*, Chem. Commun. 2019.

[8] The Halogen–Samarium Exchange Reaction: Synthetic Applications and Kinetics. L. Anthore-Dalion, A. D. Benischke, B. Wei, G. Berionni*, P. Knochel*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019.

[7] Synthesis of Polyfunctionalized Triaryllanthanum Reagents Using Ph3La and Related Species as Exchange Reagents. A. D. Benischke, L. Anthore-Dalion, F. Kohl, P. Knochel*, Chem. Eur. J. 2018. Hot Paper

[6] Preparation of Functionalized Diaryl- and Diheteroaryl-lanthanum Reagents by Fast Halogen-Lanthanum Exchange. A. D. Benischke, L. Anthore-Dalion, G. Berionni, P. Knochel*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017.

[5] Chemoselective Reduction: Xanthates as Traceless Precursors of Polyfunctionalized α,α-Dichloroketones. L. Anthore-Dalion*, S. Z. Zard*, Org. Lett. 2017.

[4] A Radical Bidirectional Fragment Coupling Route to Unsymmetrical Ketones. L. Anthore-Dalion, Q. Liu, S. Z. Zard*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016.

[3] Radical Solution to the Alkylation of the Highly Base-Sensitive 1,1-Dichloroacetone. Application to the Synthesis of Z-Alkenoates and E,E-Dienoates. L. Anthore-Dalion, L. V. White, S. Z. Zard*, Org. Lett. 2015.

[2] Aryl Bis-Sulfonamide Inhibitors of IspF from Arabidopsis thaliana and Plasmodium falciparum. J. Thelemann, B. Illarionov, K. Barylyuk, J. Geist, J. Kirchmair, P. Schneider, L. Anthore, K. Root, N. Trapp, A. Bacher, M. Witschel*, R. Zenobi*, M. Fischer*, G. Schneider*, F. Diederich*, ChemMedChem 2015.

[1] A Convergent Radical Based Route to Trifluoromethyl Ketones and to α,β-Unsaturated Trifluoromethyl Ketones. L. Anthore-Dalion, S. Z. Zard*, Org. Lett. 2015.

*corresponding author; †equal contribution