The COBRA laboratory is composed of 6 teams:
Through the activities of these teams, the three main scientific objectives are:
· The development of new methodologies of synthesis in the domains of heterocycles,
heteroelement chemistry and metal-mediated chemistry.
· The identification of reaction intermediates and the elucidation of reaction mechanisms in
order to improve reactions in terms of yield and selectivity.
· The development of new adaptable and flexible tools (for chemistry and analysis) to study
the mechanisms of living things.
All these scientific teams can rely on the qualified technical staff of the UMR’s Research Support
The COBRA laboratory is a mixed research unit (UMR-6014) combining the CNRS, INSA Rouen and the University of Rouen. It is located at the IRCOF (Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry Research) at the University of Rouen, in Mont Saint Aignan. One of the major assets of the laboratory is the fact that it develops its research activities in both Organic Synthesis and Analytical Chemistry. It has exceptional technical support facilities (C2I Orga) with state of the art equipment for the latest innovative methods. COBRA has recognized expertise in heterocyclic, organometallic, fluorine, bioorganic and analytical chemistry. The research touches the domains of pharmaceuticals, medical imaging, cosmetics, food processing, the environment and energy. Our Missions : Discover new concepts, innovative methodologies of synthesis and new structures, analyze structures and mechanisms, develop the interaction between chemistry and biosciences, contribute to the transfer of expertise to industry, train quality professionals through research.