forme_membres_ICBMS M Yves QUENEAU


CNRS Research Director


Yves Queneau, organic chemist specialized in carbohydrate chemistry and bio-based chemistry, is Research Director at CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research. Born in Paris in 1960, he received his doctorate degree in chemistry on the use of aqueous media for organic synthesis with Professor André Lubineau from the University of Paris-Sud (Orsay) and was postdoctoral fellow with Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky in New York where he worked on the total synthesis of taxanes in 1991. In Lyon since 1995, he has developed his projects in glycosciences, first in a mixed CNRS-industrial research facility dedicated to biobased chemistry from sugars, before joining the Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry team of the Institute for Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry (ICBMS) in 2003, working on the biological and sustainable sides of carbohydrate chemistry. He also contributes to projects dedicated to the design of novel compounds in the field of antimicrobial chemical biology. He has authored more than 195 papers, chapters and patents, and he teaches carbohydrate chemistry and green chemistry at the University of Hull (UK), at the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry, France) and at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China). He has been invited Professor in several countries and has been Honorary Professor at the University of Hull (UK) since 2009. Dr Queneau’s awards include the CNRS Bronze Medal (1994), the “Europol'Agro" Prize for Scientific Innovation (1998), CNRS reward for scientific excellence (2010), CNRS reward for doctoral supervision (2014) and the Lu Jiaxi Lecture award from the college of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Xiamen (2015). He is an editorial board member for several journals and is an editor for the SPR book series Carbohydrate Chemistry of the Royal Society of Chemistry LIEN. He has chaired scientific meetings, among which the series of French Chinese Conferences on Green chemistry (FC2GChem).

Research interests

Yves Queneau develops his projects on the biological and sustainable sides of carbohydrate chemistry, including the design of novel biobased molecules from carbohydrates and form platform molecules. He has also some interest for the design of novel compounds in the field of antimicrobial chemical biology.

Selected publications

HMF and furfural chemistry toward biobased surfactants.
X. Yue and Y. Queneau,
ChemSusChem, 2022, 15, e202102660.

Design and properties of a novel family of nonionic biobased furanic hydroxyester and amide surfactants.
J. F. Ontiveros, L. Wang, K. Chatel, X. Yue, J. N. Tan, F. Ali-Rachedi, M. Ahmar, C. Verrier, A. Fusina, V. Nardello-Rataj, Y. Queneau,
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 16977-16988.

Dipolar Cycloadditions of HMF-based nitrones: stepwise and multicomponent reactions, stereochemical outcome and structural scope, L. Wang, C. Verrier, M. Ahmar, Y. Queneau, Green Chem. 2020, 22, 7907-7912.
HMF in multicomponent reactions: the first utilization of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in the Biginelli reaction. W. Fan, Y. Queneau, F. Popowycz, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 485-492. DOI: 10.1039/c7gc03425c

Publications Find the most recent scientific contributions

N,N’-alkylated Imidazolium-Derivatives Act as Quorum-Sensing Inhibitors Targeting the Pectobacterium atrosepticum-Induced Symptoms on Potato Tubers

Raoul des Essarts, Y.; Sabbah, M.; Comte, A.; Soulère, L.; Queneau, Y.; Hélias, V.; Faure, F.

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 19976-19986

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