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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 and Biomass Valorization - An Emerging Green Technology

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 at 16:00

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The principles of sustainable development, bio-economy and circular economy are gaining ground in the synthesis of industrially important molecules. Furfural, glycerol and derivatives, which serve as central platform molecules, are the subject of various research efforts aimed at optimizing their conversion for the synthesis of valuable compounds. In line with the prevailing push for green chemistry and sustainable development, chemists have recently been at the forefront of innovative catalytic reactions using continuous flow processes combined or not with alternative technologies such as microwave, ultrasound, ball milling…. This progressive shift underscores a commitment to advancing environmentally friendly practices in the field of chemical synthesis. This study presents recent breakthroughs in the continuous production of bio-based chemicals derived from furfural, glycerol and derivatives. These intermediates and target chemicals are synthesized from biomass or carbohydrates using both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. Various reaction parameters, including temperature, catalyst and feedstock loadings, and solvent types, have been meticulously optimized over time. The design, synthesis, and physicochemical properties of these derivatives are comprehensively elucidated.

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