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Christophe Len's Biography

Christophe Len, Professor, Chimie ParisTech, CNRS

Prof. Dr. Christophe Len received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the Université de Picardie Jules Verne followed by a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hull (UK). In 1997, he became assistant Professor at UPJV and was promoted to full Professor in 2004 at the Université de Poitiers (France). In 2010, he moved as full Professor to the Université de Technologie de Compiègne – UTC (France). Since 2017, he has developed his research at Chimie ParisTech (France). He has published ~ 230 original publications and review articles, 10 book chapters, and 11 patents. Among recent awards and recognition to his scientific career, he was promoted Honorary Professor of the University of Hull, England (2012–2018), Honorary Professor at the University of Delhi, India (2022), Honorary Professor at the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (2022-2025) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2015). In 2017, he was honored with the 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute and the National Biodiesel Board. His current research explores organic chemistry and catalysis applied to biomass.

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Flow Chemistry: A Sustainable Strategy for the Synthesis of Bio-based Chemicals

Monday, 27 March 2023 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2023-03-27 14:00:002023-03-27 15:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry: A Sustainable Strategy for the Synthesis of Bio-based ChemicalsFlow Chemistry European Summit 2023 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

The concepts of sustainable development, bio-economy and circular economy are increasingly being applied to the synthesis of molecules of industrial interest. Among these molecules, furfural and glycerol as platform molecules are the subject of various research approaches to improve their transformation for the production of molecules of interest. Due to the current momentum in promoting green chemistry for sustainable development, chemists have recently established catalytic reactions based on alternative technologies such as continuous flow.

The present study showed recent breakthroughs obtained in the continuous production of furfural and glycerol derivatives starting from either biomass or carbohydrate in the presence of homogeneous catalysts and heterogeneous catalysts. Various reaction parameters in dependence of time such as temperature, catalyst and feedstock loadings as well as solvent types have been optimized. Conception, synthesis and physico-chemical properties will be detailed.

Add to Calendar ▼2023-03-27 00:00:002023-03-28 00:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry European Summit 2023Flow Chemistry European Summit 2023 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The