Catherine Pinel

Director of Research at the Institute of Research on Catalysis
and Environment of Lyon, France

Tentative title
PhD on enantioselective homogeneous hydrogenation
Catherine Pinel is Director of Research at the Institute of Research on Catalysis and Environment of Lyon, France. She completed her PhD in Paris (1992) on enantioselective homogeneous hydrogenation. Then, she get a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow to perform research in Cambridge (UK) on the synthesis of Rapamycin. In 1994, she joined the CNRS with a tenure position, and her research interests have been concentrated on the development of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts applied in fine chemistry including selective biomass transformation. Since 2016, she is director of IRCELYON. In 2005, she was awarded by the French Division of Catalysis. She has coauthored more than 150 scientific publications and a dozen patents.

Selected publications:
  • Conversion of Biomass into Chemicals over Metal Catalysts Besson, Michele; Gallezot, Pierre; Pinel, Catherine Chemical Reviews (2014), 114(3), 1827–1870
  • Preparation of functional styrenes from biosourced carboxylic acids by copper catalyzed decarboxylation in PEG, Cadot S., Rameau N., Mangematin S., Pinel C., Djakovitch L., Green Chem. (2014), 16, 3089–3097
  • Conversion of cellulose to 2,5-hexanedione using tungstated zirconia in hydrogen atmosphere Chambon, Flora; Rataboul, Franck; Pinel, Catherine; Cabiac, Amandine; Guillon, Emmanuelle; Essayem, Nadine Applied Catalysis, A: General (2015), 504, 664–671.
  • Insights into the Oxidation State and Location of Rhenium in Re-Pd/TiO2 Catalysts for Aqueous-Phase Selective Hydrogenation of Succinic Acid to 1,4-Butanediol as a Function of Palladium and Rhenium Deposition Methods Ly, Bao Khanh; Tapin, Benoit; Aouine, Mimoun; Delichere, Pierre; Epron, Florence; Pinel, Catherine; Especel, Catherine; Besson, Michele ChemCatChem (2015), 7(14), 2161–2178
  • Xylitol Hydrogenolysis over Ruthenium-Based Catalysts: Effect of Alkaline Promoters and Basic Oxide-Modified Catalysts Riviere M., Perret N., Cabiac A., Delcroix D., Pinel C., Besson M. CHEMCATCHEM, 2017, 9, pp. 2145–2159
  • Selective C-O Hydrogenolysis of Erythritol over Supported Rh-ReOx Catalysts in the Aqueous Phase Said A., Perez D. D., Perret N., Pinel C., Besson M. CHEMCATCHEM, 2017, 9, pp. 2768–2783
  • Aerobic Oxidation of Glucose to Glucaric Acid under Alkaline-Free Conditions: Au-Based Bimetallic Catalysts and the Effect of Residues in a Hemicellulose Hydrolysate; Derrien, Elie, Mounguengui-Diallo, Modibo, Perret, Noemie, Marion, Philippe, Pinel, Catherine, Besson, Michele, , Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 56, 13176–13190
  • Dihydroxyacetone conversion into lactic acid in an aqueous medium in the presence of metal salts : influence of the ionic thermodynamic equilibrium on the reaction performance, Jolimaitre Elsa, Delcroix Damien, Essayem, Nadine, Pinel Catherine, Besson, Michèle, Catal. Sci. Technol. 2018, 8, 1349–1356
  • Solvent Effect in Hydrogenolysis of Xylitol over Bifunctional Ru/MnO/C Catalysts under Alkaline-Free Conditions; Riviere, Maxime, Perret, Noemie, Delcroix, Damien, Cabiac, Amandine, Pinel, Catherine, Besson, Michele, ACS Sus. Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 4076–4085
  • TiO2-supported molybdenum carbide: An active catalyst for the aqueous phase hydrogenation of succinic acid, Abou Hamdan, Marwa; Loridant, Stéphane; Jahajah, Mohamed; Pinel, Catherine; Perret, Noémie; Applied Catal. A, 2019, 571, 71–81
  • Rio, S; Peru, G; Leger, B; Kerdi, F; Besson, M; Pinel, C; Monflier, E; Ponchel, A; Supported ruthenium nanoparticles on ordered mesoporous carbons using a cyclodextrin-assisted hard-template approach and their applications as hydrogenation catalysts; J Catalysis; 2020; 383; 343–356; 10.1016/j.jcat.2019.10.021
  • Effect of carbon chain length on catalytic C-O bond cleavage of polyols over Rh-ReOx/ZrO2 in aqueous phase; Sadier A., Perret N., Perez D., Besson M., Pinel C.; Applied catalysis A-general; 2019; 586
  • Kazmierczak, K; Pinel, C; Loridant, S; Besson, M; Michel, C; Perret, N; Supported Cobalt Catalysts for Acceptorless Alcohol Dehydrogenation; ChemPlusChem; 2020; 85 (6); 1315–1324; 10.1002/cplu.202000359