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Dr Estelle Métay

Research associate CNRS

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Estelle Métay is a CNRS Research Director at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. She graduated from the University of Nantes and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Paris XII in 2005 (Prof. J. Y. Nédélec), working on the synthesis of medium ring benzolactones with an electrosynthesis step. She spent 14 months as a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University (Prof. E.-I. Negishi). She joined Prof. Marc Lemaire's group in 2007 and joined the CNRS in 2009. She obtained her HDR in 2012 and in 2016 the CNRS bronze medal. Since 2018, she leads the CASYEN team and is co-director of the International Laboratory associating the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar (created in 2011 by Marc Lemaire) and now led by prof. Voahangy Vestalys Ramanandraibe.

Research interests

Her research work concerns the development of new synthesis methods that are more respectful of the environment as well as the valorization of renewable raw materials for access to specialty products (solvents, hydrotropes, surfactants, antifoams...). Much of this work is carried out in partnership with companies. These developments can be used in the field of finalized synthesis (bioactive molecules, catalysts, sensors, colorants, plasticizers...). In parallel to this fundamental research in the laboratory, the service contracts make it possible to establish an initial exchange with industrial partners. These collaborations can then lead to more important and fundamental projects.

Selected publications

Iron-catalyzed selective reduction of nitro compounds to amines. L. Pehlivan, E. Métay, S. Laval, W. Dayoub, P. Demonchaux, G. Mignani, M. Lemaire, Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 1939-1941. link

Glycerol Ether Synthesis: A Bench Test for Green Chemistry Concepts and Technologies. M. Sutter, E. Da Silva, N. Duguet, Y. Raoul, E. Métay, M. Lemaire, Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 8609-8651. link

Solvent-free direct α-alkylation of ketones by alcohols catalyzed by nickel supported on silica–alumina. A. Charvieux, J. Giorgi, N. Duguet, E. Métay, Green Chem. 2018, 20, 4210-4216. link

Synthesis of Dipentaerythritol from Pentaerythritol under Acidic Conditions. M. Landart, M. Lemaire, E. Métay, Org. Process Res. Dev. 2020, 24, 2591-2603. link

Publications Find the most recent scientific contributions

Eco-conception of Highly Salt-Tolerant Alkyl Ether Carboxylate Hydrotropes with a Glyceryl Spacer

Aurélien Herbinski, Estelle Illous, Estelle Métay,*Jesus F. Ontiveros,*Jean-Marie Aubry, Marc Lemaire

Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e2022002

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Chirality Effects on Repellent Properties of 4-Alkoxycoumarins Against Asian Tiger Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae)

Fenia Diane Ramiharimanana, Mbolatiana Tovo Andrianjafy, Niry Hasinandrianina Ramarosandratana, Toavina Elodie Andrianarijaona, Ny Aina Harivony Rambala Rakotomena, Estelle Metay, Marie-Christine Duclos, Valentin Cinquin, Patrick Mavingui, Voahangy Vestalys Ramanandraibe, Marc Lemaire

J. Med. Entomol. 2022, 59, 430-439.

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Solvent-Free Approaches for Preparing Dipentaerythritol from Pentaerythritol and 3,3-Bis(hydroxymethyl)oxetane

Mélissa Landart, Franck Collas, M. Lemaire,* E. Métay*

Org. Process Res. Dev. 2021, 25, 2490-2501

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Effect of the Stereoselectivity of para-Menthane-3,8-diol Isomers on Repulsion toward Aedes albopictus

Lorenzo G. Borrego, Niryhasinandrianina Ramarosandratana, Erwann Jeanneau, Estelle Métay, Voahangy V. Ramanandraibe, Mbolatiana T. Andrianjafy, Marc Lemaire*

J. Agric. Food Chem. 2021, 69, 11095-11109

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The legacy of Ei-ichi Negishi: Eternal optimism and excellence

Fredrick Cederbaum, Danièle Choueiry, Christophe Copéret,* Sébastien Gagneur, Frédéric Lamaty, Estelle Métay, Jean-Luc Montchamp, Christophe Rousset

Chem 2021, 7, 2261-2269

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