Professor Legendre′s fields and topics of research are biological oceanography and marine biogeochemistry, numerical ecology, and philosophy of science. His work is a blend of theoretical studies, laboratory research, and fieldwork. He had field experience in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, and in the Mediterranean and Okhotsk Seas. Over the course of his career, he conducted research in tropical, temperate and polar waters. He presented more than 530 public lectures and seminars, including 115 keynote and invited lectures, in more than 30 countries.
Photochemistry: General principles, cis-trans-Isomerazation, photoisomerization of 1,3-butadiene, photochemistry of carbonyl compounds, photochemistry of aromatic compounds, cycloaddition reactions, photochemical reactions of 1,4-butdienes.
Phosphatidylcholine-Derived Bolaamphiphiles via Click Chemistry.
Combination of Ring-Opening Polymerization and "Click" Chemistry for the Synthesis of an Amphiphilic Tadpole-Shaped Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Grafted by PEO.
V., Inhibitors of HIV-1 protease by using in situ click chemistry.
Her research focusses on the development and application of operando spectroscopy techniques in catalysis and materials research (incl. fuel cells, batteries, photochemistry, as well as arts) with a focus on X-ray spectroscopy techniques. Novel (time resolved) X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy methods have been developed as tools in catalysis research. This includes the development of the required operando instrumentation and cells, as well as data analysis and theoretical methods. Application of the techniques to fundamentally or industrially interesting catalytic processes and materials has been pursued, providing unprecedented insights in catalysts properties and reaction mechanisms.
J., Layer-by-layer deposition of dendrimers using click-chemistry.
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A.; Hilborn, J., Poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels by click chemistry.
Combining Proline and 'Click Chemistry': a Class of Versatile Organocatalysts for the Highly Diastereo- and Enantioselective Michael Addition in Water.