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La Chimie Organique en France : Une Longue Tradition qui Persiste

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La Chimie Organique en France : Une Longue Tradition qui Persiste

L. Feray and M. Bertrand’s work on "Intermolecular Addition of Carbon-Centered Radicals to Ynamides. A Regio and Stereoselective Route to Persubstituted α-Iodo-enamides" Selected in the virtual issue of the Journal Organic Chemistry "Celebrating Organic Chemistry in France"

France is known generally for its complex gastronomic and cultural contributions to society, and adding to the country’s ambiance is its rich achievements in science, particularly organic chemistry. The Journal of Organic Chemistry is recognizing these strong traditions with a Virtual Issue featuring recent articles published in the journal by researchers in France.

JOC Associate Editor Géraldine Masson of the CNRS Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, in Gif-sur-Yvette, introduces the Virtual Issue with an editorial, titled "La Chimie Organique en France : Une Longue Tradition qui Persiste !" (Organic Chemistry in France : A Long Tradition that Endures !). Professor Masson provides a historical perspective on chemistry in France, from the days of alchemy through to the careers of luminaries such Lavoisier, Gay-Lussac, Pasteur, Le Bel, Berthelot, Curie, Friedel, Grignard, Barbier, and Sabatier, to modern times with Lehn, Chauvin, and Sauvage.

Prof. Masson points out that, at the present time, France is still the home of much innovative organic chemistry research : total synthesis, carbene chemistry, radical chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, catalysis, organometallic catalysis, asymmetric metal/organo-promoted catalysis, enzymatic catalysis, green processes, photochemistry, electrochemistry, and theoretical calculation. In recognizing this current chemistry, the JOC Virtual Issue includes 25 research articles from the past two years contributed by established and young researchers.

As Masson comments, "We hope that you will enjoy reading their works, as we believe they represent the next generation of French organic chemistry in all its diversity and richness."

Please read the editorial by Prof. Masson introducing the Virtual Issue