Raphaël Robiette





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Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences

The Robiette Research Group

Research in Organic and Physical Organic Chemistry


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      1. First evidence of the glutathione S-conjugate of 3-sulfanylheptanol in green malt: discrepancy with the ubiquitous 5- and 6-C analogues
        Chenot, C.; Robiette, R; Collin, S.*
        J. Inst. Brew. 2022, 128, 43-51.

      2. Thiol S- Conjugate Profiles: A Comparative Investigation on Dual Hop and Grape Must with Focus on Sulfanylalkyl Aldehydes and Acetates Adducts
        Chenot, C.; Robiette, R; Haest, S; Collin, S.*
        J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 2022, doi.org/10.1080/03610470.2021.2015560

      3. 2021

      4. Cycloaddition of cyclopropanes for the elaboration of medium-sized carbocycles
        Caillé, J.;* Robiette, R.*
        Org. Biomol. Chem. 2021, 19, 5702-5724.

      5. Divergent Rearrangements of Vinylcyclopropane into Skipped Diene and Cyclopentene: Mechanism, Scope and Limitations
        Delbrassinne, A.; Richald, M.; Janssens, J.; Robiette, R.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 2862-2868.

      6. Sterically Hindered Ortho-Substituted Phosphatriptycenes as Configurationally Stable P-Chirogenic Triarylphosphines
        Hu, L.; Mahaut, D.; Tumanov, N.; Wouters, J.; Collard, L.; Robiette, R.;* Berionni, G.*
        Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 4772-47777.

      7. A Modular, Low Footprint and Scalable Flow Platform for the Expedient ?-Aminohydroxylation of Enolizable Ketones
        Horst Kassin, V.-E.; Morodo, R.; Toupy, T.; Jacquemin, I.; Van Hecke, K.; Robiette, R.; Monbaliu, J.-C. M.*
        Green Chem. 2021, 23, 2336-2351.

      8. 2020

      9. Beta-lactams to act on the endocannabinoid system
        Morelle, A.; Caruano, J.; Feledziak, M.; Michaux, C.; Perpete, E. A.; Muccioli, G. G.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Robiette, R.*
        Chimie Nouvelle 2020, 134, 41-49

      10. 2019

      11. Synthesis and characterization of a 5-membered ring cyclic hydroxylamine coupled to triphenylphosphonium to detect mitochondrial superoxide by EPR spectrometry
        Scheinok, S.; Driesschaert, B.; d'Hose, D.; Sonveaux, P.; Robiette, R.; Gallez, B.*
        Free Rad. Res., 2019, 1135-1143.

      12. Complementary Synthetic Approaches toward 9-Phosphatriptycene and Structure–Reactivity Investigations of Its Association with Sterically Hindered Lewis Acids
        Hu, L.; Mahaut, D.; Tumanov, N.; Wouters, J.; Robiette, R.;* Berionni, G.*
        J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84, 11268-11274.

      13. Unexpected Vinylcyclopropane Rearrangement: New Strategies Toward Skipped Dienes using Sulfonium Ylides
        Richald, M.; Delbrassinne, A.; Robiette, R.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2019, 3779-3782.

      14. First Evidence of the Cysteine and Glutathione Conjugates of 2 3?Sulfanylpentan-1-ol in Hop (Humulus lupulus L.)
        Chenot, C.; Robiette, R.; Collin, S.*
        J. Agr. Food. Chem., 2019, 67, 4002-4010.

      15. 2018

      16. Highly (Z)?Diastereoselective Synthesis of Trifluoromethylated exo-Glycals via Photoredox and Copper Catalysis
        Frédéric, C. J.-M.; Cornil, J.; Vandamme, M.; Dumitrescu, L.; Tikad, A.; Robiette, R.; Vincent, S.*
        Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 6769-6773

      17. Synthesis of Cyclic Organic Carbonates Using Atmospheric Pressure CO2 and Charge-Containing Thiourea Catalysts
        Fan, Y.; Tiffner, M.; Schörgenhumer, J.; Robiette, R.; Waser, M.;* Kass S. R.*
        J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 9991-10000

      18. Asymmetric Sulfur Ylide?Mediated Formal (4+1) Annulation Reaction: Scope and Mechanism
        Clergue, S.; Rousseau, O.; Delaunay, T.; Dequirrez, G.; Tran, T.V.; El Aakchioui, S.; Barozzino-Consiglio, G.; Robiette, R.*
        Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 11417-11425
        Selected as Hot paper

      19. Syntheses of Highly-Functionalized Spirocyclohexenes by Formal (4+2)-Annulation of Arylidene Azlactones with Allenoates
        Eitzinger, A.; Zielke, K.; Widhalm, M.; Robiette, R.;* Waser, M.*
        Asian J. Org. Chem. 2018, 7, 1620-1625.

      20. Effective Antimalarial Activities of ?-Hydroxy Diynes Isolated from Ongokea gore
        Ntumba, J. K.;* Tshiongo, C. M.; Mifundu, M. N.; Robiette, R.; Taba, K. M.*
        Planta Med. 2018, 84, 806-812.

      21. 2017

      22. Investigation of 2-Sulfanylethyl Acetate Cysteine-S-Conjugate as a Potential Precursor of Free Thiols in Beer
        Kankolongo Cibaka, M.-L.; Hang Tran, T. T.; Gros, J.; Robiette, R.; Collin, S.*
        J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 2017, 3, 228-235.

      23. On the Origin of the E/Z Selectivity in the Synthesis of Tetrasubstituted Olefins by Wittig Reaction of ?-FluoroPhosphonium Ylides: An Explanation for the Low Stereoselectivity Observed in Reactions of ?-Alkoxy Aldehydes
        Depré, D.;* Vermeulen, W. A. A.; Lang, Y.; Dubois, J.; Vendevivere, J.; Vandermeersch, J.; Huang, L.; Robiette, R.*
        Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 1414-1417.

      24. Physico-chemical properties of diacetylenic light fuel oil from Congolese oleaginous plant Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
        Ntumba, J. K.;* Mulula, A.; Kashishi, K. T.; Mifundu, M. M.; Robiette, R.; Taba, K. M.
        J. Appl. Chem. 2017, ID 7176317.

      25. Asymmetric synthesis of 2,3-dihydrobenzofurans via a (4+1) annulation between ammonium ylides and in situ generated ortho-quinone methides
        Meisinger, N.; Roiser, L.; Monkowius, U.; Himmelsbach, M.; Robiette, R.;* Waser, M.*
        Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 5137-5142.

      26. On the Origin of the Stereoselectivity in Chiral Amide-Based Ammonium Ylide-Mediated Epoxidations
        Novacek, J.; Robiette, R.; Waser, M.*
        Monatshefte für Chemie 2017, 148, 77-81.

      27. 2016

      28. 3-Sulfanyl-4-methylpentan-1-ol in Dry-Hopped Beers: First Evidence of Glutathione S-Conjugates in Hop (Humulus lupulus L.)
        Kankolongo Cibaka, M.-L.; Decourrière, L.; Lorenzo-Alonso, C.-J.; Bodart, E.; Robiette, R.; Collin, S.*
        J. Agric. Food Chem. 2016, 64, 8572-8582.

      29. Biologically Active ?-Lactams: Synthesis and Natural Sources
        Caruano, J.; Muccioli, G. G.; Robiette, R.*
        Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 10134-10156.

      30. Towards a General Understanding of Carbonyl-Stabilised Ammonium Ylide-Mediated Epoxidation Reactions
        Novacek, J.; Roiser, L.; Zielke, K.; Robiette, R.;* Waser, M.*
        Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 11422-11428.

      31. Benzylic Ammonium Ylide-Mediated Epoxidations
        Roiser, L.; Robiette, R.;* Waser, M.*
        Synlett 2016, 27, 1963-1968.
      32. Activation of the SN2 Reaction by Adjacent pi Systems: The Critical Role of Electrostatic Interactions and of Dissociative Character
        Robiette, R.;* Trieu-Van, T.; Aggarwal, V. K.,* Harvey, J. N.*
        J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 734-737.
        Among the most read articles of the month in Jan 2016.

      33. 2015

      34. Formal Asymmetric (4+1) Annulation Reaction between Sulfur Ylides and 1,3-Dienes
        Rousseau, O.; Delaunay, T.; Dequirez, G.; Trieu-Van, T.; Robeyns, K.; Robiette, R.*
        Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 12899-12902.

      35. Isolation of a Series of Fatty Acid Components of Ongokea Gore Seed (Isano) Oil and Their Detailed Structural Analysis
        Ntumba J. K.; Collard, L.; Taba, K. M.; Robiette, R.*
        Lipids 2015, 50, 313-322.

      36. Asymmetric Syntheses of Three-Membered Heterocycles Using Chiral Amide-Based Ammonium Ylides
        Pichler, M.; Novacek, J.; Robiette, R.; Poscher, V.; Himmelsbach, M.; Monkowius, U.; Mûller, N.; Waser, M.*
        Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 2092-2099.

      37. 2014

      38. Ongokea Gore (isanic) oil: analysis of its chemical composition and its valorisation by derivatisation
        Ntumba, J. K.; Taba, K. M.; Robiette, R.*
        Chimie Nouvelle 2014, 117, 12-20.

      39. Synthesis of Monosubstituted 1,1-Dicarbonyl Ester 1,3-Dienes
        Rousseau, O.; Delaunay, T.; Robiette, R.*
        Synlett 2014, 519.

      40. Formation of four-membered heterocycles
        Robiette, R.;* Marchand-Brynaert, J.
        In Comprehensive Organic Synthesis, 2nd ed.; Molander, G.; Knochel, P. (Eds.); Elsevier, Vol. 5, 2014, 85-128.

      41. S)-1-(Pent-4’-enoyl)-4-(hydroxymethyl)-azetidin-2-one derivatives as inhibitors of human fatty acid amide hydrolase (hFAAH): synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling
        Caruano, J.; Feledziak, M.; Labar, G.; Michaux, C.; Perpète, E. A.; Muccioli, G. G.; Robiette, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        J. Enz. Inhib. Med. Chem. 2014, 29, 654-662.

      42. 2013

      43. Development of a regioselective N-methylation of (benz)imidazoles providing the more sterically hindered isomer
        Van Den Berge, E.; Robiette, R.*
        J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 12220-12223. 

      44. New 5-aryl-1H-imidazoles display in vitro antitumor activity against apoptosis-resistant cancer models, including melanomas, through mitochondrial targeting
        Mathieu,V.;* Van Den Berge, E.; Ceusters, J.; Konopka, T.; Cops, A.; Bruyère, C.; Pirker, C.; Berger, W.; Trieu-Van, T.; Serteyn, D.; Kiss, R.; Robiette, R.*
        J. Med. Chem. 2013, 56, 6626-6637.

      45. Comprendre les réactions pour mieux les développer et les utiliser
        Robiette, R.;* Caruano, J.; Rousseau, O.; Tran, T.-V.; Van Den Berge, E.
        Chimie Nouvelle 2013, 113, 18-20.

      46. On the Origin of E/Z Selectivity in the Modified Julia Olefination: Importance of the Elimination Step
        Robiette, R.;* Pospíšil, J.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 836-840.

      47. First evidence of the production of odorant polyfunctional thiols by bottle refermentation
        Nizet, S.; Gros, J.; Peeters, F.; Chaumont, S.; Robiette, R.; Collin, S.*
        J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 2013, 15-22.

      48. Polycyclic phosphonic acid derivatives obtained by a [4+2] cycloaddition strategy using phosphonodienes
        Villemin, E.; Robeyns, K.; Robiette, R.; Herent, M.-F.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 1138-1147.

      49. 2012

      50. Configurationally stable tetrathiarylmethyl molecular propeller
        Driesschaert, B.; Robiette, R.; Le Duff, C. S.; Collard, L.; Robeyns, K.; Gallez, B.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 6517-6525.
        It was featured on the cover.

      51. Julia-Kocienski reaction-based 1,3-diene synthesis: Aldehyde-dependent (E,E/E,Z)-selectivity
        Billard, F.; Robiette, R.; Pospíšil, J.*
        J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 6358-6364.
        Highlighted on Organic Chemistry Portal.

      52. Laser control in open quantum systems: Preliminary analysis towards the Cope rearrangement control in methyl-cyclopentadienylcarboxylate dimer
        Dive, G.; Robiette, R.; Chenel, A.; Ndong, M.; Meier, C.; Desouter-Lecomte, M*
        Theor. Chem. Acc. 2012, 131, 1236.

      53. Practical synthesis of b-oxo benzo[d]-thiazolyl sulfones: Scope and limitations
        Pospíšil, J.;* Robiette, R.; Sato, H.; Debrus, K.
        Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 1225-1234.

      54. 2011

      55. Planar Chirality of Imidazole-Containing Macrocycles - Understanding and Tuning Atropisomerism
        Van Den Berge, E.; Pospíšil, J.; Tran, T.-V.; Collard, L.; Robiette R.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 6649-6655.

      56. Novel phosphonated bicyclic frameworks from Diels-Alder reaction as chelating agents of di- and trivalent metal cations
        Villemin, E.; Elias, B.; Robiette R.; Robeyns, K.; Herent, M.-F.; Habib-Jiwan, J.-L.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5140-5144.

      57. Chiral Properties of Tetrathiatriarylmethyl Spin Probes
        Driesschaert, B.; Robiette R.; Lucaccioni, F.; Gallez B.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 4793-4795.

      58. 2010

      59. A practical synthesis of 1,2-nitroamines by Michael addition of N-nucleophiles to nitroalkenes
        Robiette R.;* Tran, T.-V.; Cordi, A.; Tinant, B.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Synthesis 2010, 3138-3142.

      60. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Imidazole-Containing Macrocycles
        Nshimyumukiza, P.; Van Den Berge, E.; Delest, B.; Mijatovic, T.; Kiss, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Robiette R.*
        Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 4515-4520.

      61. Engineering Solid-State Molecular Switches N-salicylidene N-Heterocycle Derivatives
        Robert, F.; Naik, A.D.; Hidara, F.; Tinant, B.; Robiette, R.; Wouters, J.; Garcia Y.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 621-637.
        It was featured on the cover.

      62. 2009

      63. Insights into the Origin of Solid-State Photochromism and Thermochromism of N-salicylideneanils: The Intriguing Case of Aminopyridines
        Robert, F.; Naik, A. D.; Tinant, B.; Robiette, R.; Garcia Y.*
        Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 4327-4342

      64. (R)-4-phenyloxazolidin-2-thione: an efficient chiral auxiliary for [4+2] cycloaddition of 1-aminodiene and activated phosphonodienophiles
        Monbaliu, J.-C.; Robiette, R.; Peeters, D.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 1314-1317

      65. 2008

      66. Divergent and regioselective synthesis of 2,3,4- and 2,3,5-trisubstituted imidazoles
        Delest, B.; Nshimyumukiza, P.; Fasbender, O.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Tinant, B.; Darro, F.;* Robiette, R.*
        J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 6816-6823.

      67. Reactions of Silyl-Stabilized Sulfur Ylides with Organoboranes: Enantioselectivity, Mechanism, and Understanding
        Howells, D.; Robiette, R.; Fang, G. Y.; Knowles, L. S.; Woodrow, M. D.; Harvey, J. N.;* Aggarwal, V. K.*
        Org. Biomol. Chem. 2008, 6, 1185-1189.
        It was featured on the cover.

      68. Diastereoselective synthesis of vinylcyclopropanes from dienes and sulfur ylides
        Robiette, R.;* Marchand-Brynaert, J.
        Synlett 2008, 517-520.
        Highlighted on Organic Chemistry Portal

      69. 2007

      70. Mechanism of the Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction: A Computational Investigation
        Robiette, R.; Aggarwal, V. K.;* Harvey, J. N.*
        J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 15513-15525.
        Among the most accessed articles in Oct-Dec 2007.

      71. A Stereoselective Approach to 1,3-Aminoalcohols Protected as Cyclic Carbamates: Kinetic versus Thermodynamic Control
        Broustal, G.; Ariza, X.; Campagne, J.-M.;* Garcia, J.;* Georges, Y.; Marinetti, A.; Robiette, R.*
        Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 4293-4297.
        Highlighted in Chem. Eur. J.

      72. 2006

      73. QM and QM/MM Studies of Selectivity in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
        Harvey, J. N.;* Aggarwal, V. K.; Bathelt, C. M.; Carreón-Macedo, J.-L.; Gallagher, T. C.; Holzmann, N.; Mulholland A. J.; Robiette R.
        J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2006, 19, 608 - 615.

      74. Mechanism and Diastereoselectivity of Aziridine Formation from Sulfur Ylides and Imines: A Computational Study
        Robiette, R.*
        J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 2726 - 2734.

      75. Reactivity and Selectivity in the Wittig Reaction: A Computational Study
        Robiette, R.; Richardson, J.; Aggarwal, V. K.*; Harvey, J. N.*
        J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 2394 - 2409.

      76. Delineation of the factors governing reactivity and selectivity in epoxide formation from ammonium ylides and aldehydes
        Robiette, R.; Conza, M.; Aggarwal, V. K.*
        Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 621 - 623.

      77. Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Glycidic Amides Using Camphor-Derived Sulfonium Salts. Mechanism and Applications in Synthesis
        Aggarwal, V. K.;* Fuentes, D.; Harvey, J. N.; Hynd. G.; Ohara, D.; Picoul, W.; Robiette, R.; Smith, C.; Vasse, J.-L.; Winn. C. L.
        J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 2105 - 2114.

      78. Is phenyl a good migrating group in the rearrangement of organoborates generated from sulfur ylides?
        Robiette, R.; Fang.G. Y.; Harvey, J. N.;* Aggarwal, V. K.*
        Chem. Comm., 2006, 741 - 743.

      79. 2005

      80. On the Origin of High E Selectivity in the Wittig Reaction of Stabilized Ylides: Importance of Dipole-Dipole Interactions
        Robiette, R.; Richardson, J.; Aggarwal, V. K.*; Harvey, J. N.*
        J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 13468 - 13469.

      81. On the Importance of Leaving Group Ability in Reaction of Ammonium, Oxonium, Phosphonium and Sulfonium Ylides
        Aggarwal, V. K.;* Harvey, J. N.;* Robiette, R.
        Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 5468 - 5471.
        Highlighted as Hot Paper in Angewandte

      82. Theoretical approach of steric effects in the Diels-Alder Reaction
        Boulanger, M.-L.; Leyssens, T.; Robiette, R.; Peeters D.*
        J. Mol. Struct. (THEOCHEM), 2005, 731, 101 - 106.

      83. A novel strategy towards aminophosphonic derivatives based on the Diels-Alder cycloaddition: experimental and theoretical approaches
        Robiette, R.; Defacqz, N.; Peeters, D.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Current Org. Synth., 2005, 2, 453 - 477.

      84. 2004

      85. Stereochemistry and conformation of amido-phosphono-cyclohexene derivatives, assigned by NMR and X-Ray diffraction analyses
        Tinant, B.*; Defacqz, N.; Robiette, R.; Touillaux, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.
        Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements, 2004, 179, 389 - 402.

      86. 2003

      87. Crystal structure of (S)-3-(Z-1',3'-butadienyl)-4-phenylthiazoline-2-one, C13H13NOS, a chiral 1-amino-diene useful in Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions
        Tinant, B.*; Robiette, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.
        Z. Kristallogr. NCS, 2003, 218, 475 - 476.

      88. Design of a New and Highly Effective Chiral Auxiliary for Diels-Alder Reaction of 1-Aminodiene
        Robiette, R.; Cheboub-Benchaba, K.; Peeters, D.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        J. Org. Chem., 2003, 68, 9809 - 9812.

      89. Analysis of electronic reorganisation in reaction molecules
        Peeters, D.; Leyssens, T.; Robiette, R.
        Chimie Nouvelle, 2003, 82, 91 - 95

      90. [4+2] Cycloaddition of 1-Amidodienes and 2-Substituted Vinylphosphonates: Application to Asymmetric Synthesis of 3-Amino-5-phosphono-1-cyclohexene Derivatives
        Robiette, R.; Defacqz, N.; Stofferis, J.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Tetrahedron, 2003, 59, 4167 - 4175.

      91. A Study of the rearrangement products of chiral alkylated 1,3-oxazolidine- and thiazolidine-2-thiones
        Robiette, R.; Dekoker-Malengreau, A.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        Heterocycles, 2003, 60, 523 - 536.

      92. 2002

      93. Influence of Diene Subtitution on Transition State Stabilization in Diels-Alder Reactions
        Robiette, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Peeters, D.*
        J. Org. Chem., 2002, 67, 6823 - 6826.

      94. Theoretical Study of the Influence of Phosphonate Substituents on Diels-Alder Reactions
        Robiette, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Peeters, D.*
        J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem), 2002, 587, 159 - 169.

      95. 2001

      96. Asymmetric synthesis of b- and g-amidophosphonates by Diels-Alder reaction using chiral amidodiene: theoretical and experimental study of the facial selectivity of chiral N-dienyl lactam
        Robiette, R.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.*
        J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans 2, 2001, 11, 2155 - 2158.

      97. [4+2] Cycloaddition of phosphoryl-substituted dienes and dienophiles with a view of preparing aminophosphonic acid derivatives
        Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Defacqz, N.; Robiette, R.
        In Recent Res. Develop. In Org. Chem., 2001, Vol 5, 207 - 223.

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