Dr. Amélia Messara
© Amélia Messara
Dr. Amélia Messara
AK Gilmour
Room 217
Corrensstrasse 36
48149 Münster
T: +49 251 83 35268
  • Curriculum Vitae

    2014 - 2017 Bacherlor's Degree in Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, France
    2017 - 2019 Master's Degree in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, France
    04/2018 - 07/2018 Master 1 intern – Prof. Alexander J. Grenning, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    01/2019 - 06/2019 Master 2 intern – Laboratory of Molecular Innovation and Applications (LIMA, UMR 7042, CNRS), University of Strasbourg, France
    2019 - 05/2023 PhD thesis, Dr. Frédéric Leroux, Dr. Gilles Hanquet,  University of Strasbourg, France
    06/2023 - present PostDoc in the group of Prof. Ryan Gilmour, Universität Münster, Germany


  • Publications

    Direct deprotonative functionalization of α,α -difluoromethyl ketones using a catalytic organosuperbase
    A. Messara, A. Panossian, K. Mikami, G. Hanquet*, F. R. Leroux*, Accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. DOI: 10.1002/ange.202215899

    Aryl fluoroalkyl sulfoxides: optical stability and pKa measurement
    A. Messara, N. Vanthuyne, P. Diter, M. Elhabiri, A. Panossian, G. Hanquet*, E. Magnier*, F. R. Leroux*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 5019-5026. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.202100816. Front cover: 10.1002/ejoc.202100935

    Efficient asymmetric synthesis of aryl difluoromethyl sulfoxides and their use to access enantiopure α-difluoromethyl alcohols
    C. Batisse, M. F. Céspedes Dávila, M. Castello, A. Messara, B. Vivet, G. Marciniak, A. Panossian, G. Hanquet*, F. R. Leroux*, Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 3063–3079. DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2019.04.037