Pierre-Alain Breuil graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (Chimie ParisTech) in 2005. He next worked on supramolecular catalysts and asymmetric hydrogenation under the guidance of Prof. Joost Reek at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD in 2009. In 2010, he joined IFP Energies nouvelles as an R&D engineer in catalysis and later as project leader. His current research interests are focused on the development of new catalysts and chemical processes in the field of petrochemistry. Since 2019, he is working as a process engineer.
- Catalyst development in the field of petrochemistry
- Process optimization
"Simplified and versatile access to low valent Ni complexes by metal-free reduction of NiII precursors” E. Moser, E. Jeanneau, N. Mézailles, H. Olivier-Bourbigou, P.-A. R. Breuil, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 4101-4104.
DOI : 10.1039/c9dt00668k
"Outer-Sphere Reactivity Shift of Secondary Phosphine Oxide-Based Nickel Complexes: From Ethylene Hydrophosphinylation to Oligomerization", R. Lhermet, E. Moser, E. Jeanneau, H. Olivier-Bourbigou and P.-A. R. Breuil, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 7433-7437.
DOI : 10.1002/chem.201701414
"Straightforward Access to Stable, 16-Valence-Electron Phosphine-Stabilized Fe0 Olefin Complexes and Their Reactivity”, B. Burcher, K. J. Sanders, L. Benda, G. Pintacuda, E. Jeanneau, A. A. Danopoulos, P. Braunstein, H. Olivier-Bourbigou and P.-A. R. Breuil, Organometallics 2017, 36, 605-613.
DOI : 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00803