VIVIER Laurence

Associate Professor

– Habilitation Specialty Searches “Applied Chemistry” in 1999

– Lecturer at the Faculty of Science at the University of Poitiers in 1993

– Post-doctoral position at the Department of Chemistry – University College of Swansea, UK in 1992-1993

– ATER Education and Research at the University of Poitiers in 1991-1992

– PhD from the University of Poitiers Specialty “Applied Chemistry” in 1991

Research Topics

Heterogeneous catalysis :

– Study of the reactivity of organic molecules on supported metal catalysts: Hydrogenolysis of polyols, selective hydrogenation.

– Development of model reactions such as isomerization of 3,3-dimethylbut-1-ene to characterize the acidity of the catalysts.

Keywords Product

Heterogeneous catalysis – Metal catalysts – Selective Hydrogenolysis – Selective Hydrogenation – Isomerization.

Scientific Contribution

17 publications in international journals with peer, 1 book chapter being edited, 6 publications in conference proceedings with peer review, 28 communications (oral or poster) in Congress.

Major publications

1. L. Vivier and D. Duprez, “Ceria-based solid catalysts in organic chemistry” ChemSusChem 3 (2010) 654-678

2. Badawi, L. Vivier, D. Duprez, “Kinetic study of olefin hydrogenation catalysts on hydrotreating” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 320 (2010) 34-39

3. Mr. Brémaud, L. Vivier, G. Perot, V. And C. Harle Bouchy, “Hydrogenation of olefins over hydrotreating catalysts. Promoting effect on the activity and on the involvement of H2S in the reaction “Applied Catalysis A: General 289 (2005) 44-50

4. S. Flight, L. Vivier and G. Perot, “Characterization of the metallic and acidic balance Between properties of Cu-MFI catalysts by using the transformation of haloaromatic compounds: effect of copper loading and Si / Al ratio” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 172 (2001) 241-246

5. C. Thomas, L. Vivier, J.L. Lemberton, S. Kasztelan and G. Perot, “Deuterium tracing studies on hydrotreating catalysts – Isotopic Exchange Between hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide on sulfided NiMo/Al2O3” Journal of Catalysis, 167 (1997) 1-11


Institute of Chemistry and Materials environments Poitiers (IC2MP)
Building B27 – Team “Catalysis by Metals”
4 rue Michel Brunet
86022 Poitiers
Tel. : +33 (0) 5 49 45 34.79
Fax: +33 (0) 5 49 45 37.41
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