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Microsoft Office Chemistry

Tyre, South Governorate, Lebanon
20000-25000 $ year
November 17, 2018

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Dair Kanoun AlNahr, Lebanon


Education and Diplomas

Université Paris-Sud 11 Paris, France

PhD in Organic Chemistry from Faculté des sciences d’Orsay. 2014-2018 Lebanese University Hadath, Lebanon

MSc 2 in Organic Molecular Chemistry with GPA= 77/100 (Rank= 3) from Faculty of Sciences. 2013-2014 Lebanese University Hadath, Lebanon

MSc 1 in Molecular Chemistry with GPA= 82/100 (Rank= 2) from Faculty of Sciences. 2012-2013 Lebanese University Nabatieh, Lebanon

BSc in Chemistry with GPA= 77/100 from Faculty of Sciences . 2009-2012 Research Experience

PhD Researcher Université Paris-Sud 11 Paris, France 2014-2018

“Photochemical approaches for the synthesis of oxygen- and sulphur-containing heterocycles”.

• Synthesis of the four stereoisomers of oxetin (a β-natural amino acid).

• Studied the flow and batch conditions on the Paternò-Büchi photochemical reaction for the formation of the oxetane ring.

• Optimized the thionation reaction of different carbonyls to their corresponding thiocarbonyls.

• Developed the synthesis of thietanes by thia-Paternò-Büchi photochemical reaction.

• Thietanes obtained were used as intermediates in the synthesis of several sulphured-compounds. MSc 2 Researcher Lebanese University Hadath, Lebanon 2014

“New methods for synthesis of chelating resorcin[4]arene cavitands for complexation of heavy metals”.

• These resorcin[4]arenes have chelating arms which can selectively extract Pb(II) and Hg(II) from waste water.

• We succeeded in synthesis of novel Resorcin[4]arene, rigidified by Methylene bridges and derived from Resorcinol and Benzaldehyde, this Cavitand would be a platform to prepare other functionalized Cavitands. Laboratory Skills

• Photochemical reactions using batch and flow techniques.

• Synthetic organic chemistry experience in the laboratory (dehydration and distillation of solvents and reagents, reactions under inert atmosphere, separation of compounds, multi-step synthesis, condensation reactions, Microwave reactions, coupling of amino acids, chiral resolution, thionation reactions).

• General procedures in synthesis of amino acids, peptides and oligomers.

• Strong practical knowledge in Polarimetry, TLC, NMR, IR, UV-visible and MS analysis. Language and Computer Skills

Language skills:

• Arabic: native.

• English: fluent.

• French: fair.

Computer skills:

• Certificate of completion for IT essentials, PC hardware and software course as part of CISCO networking academy in 2007.

• Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, ChemDraw, MestreNova, MestReC.

• Internet: all searching browsers.


• Kassir, A. F.; Ragab, S. S.; Nguyen, A. M. T.; Charnay-Pouget, F.; Guillot, R.; Scherrmann, M.-C.; Boddaert, T.; Aitken, D. J. J. Org. Chem.2016, 81, 9983-9991.

• Ragab, S. S.; Kassir, A. F.; Guillot, R.; Scherrmann, M.-C.; Boddaert, T.; Aitken, D. J. Chem. Commun.2018, 54, 1968-1971.


• “Synthesis of all four stereoisomers of oxetin by a photochemical approach” 14th symposium of CNRS-ICSN, Gif- sur-Yvette, France, 18th to 19th June 2015.

• “Synthesis of the Four Stereoisomers of Oxetin by Chemical Approach and HPLC Platform” Journées de Chimie Organique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, 7th to 9th September 2016. Oral Presentations

• “The photochemical Paternò-Büchi reaction under batch and flow processes for the synthesis of oxetin” 54th SECO, Saint Martin-de-Londres, France, 7th to 13th May 2017.

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