Kilian Colas


City/country of origin
Rouen, France
Board-games, tennis, reading, music, travelling and just walking around
Places You Like
Any lake in Sweden during summer
What are your strong points?
I’m very optimistic, easy-going and a good listener
Music: what is some intense music for intense lab work?
Either a Nightwish playlist, or an endless loop of “Megalovania”
What was surprising about the suga lab
The amount and diversity of projects going on!
Original motivation towards science?
a mixture of curiosity and luck, probably
A few words for future lab mates
Science is…….
a way to look at the world, realize there’s a lot we don’t know, and try to figure things out


Postdoc, Organic Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden
PhD, Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
Master’s thesis at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Drug Discovery Chemistry Department, Basel, Switzerland
MSc & Engineer’s degree, Chemical Engineering & Process, National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rouen, France


"Direct Addition of Grignard Reagents to Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids Enabled by Bulky turbo-Organomagnesium Anilides."
K. Colas; A.C. V. D. dos Santos; S.V. Kohlhepp; A. Mendoza
Chemistry – A European Journal, 28, e202104053 (2022)
"Indolylbenzothiadiazoles as highly tunable fluorophores for imaging lipid droplet accumulation in astrocytes and glioblastoma cells."
K. Colas; K.O. Holmberg; L. Chiang; S. Doloczki; F.J. Swartling; C. Dyrager
RSC Advances, 11, 23960-23967 (2021)
"Prevalent Bioimaging Scaffolds: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties and Applications."
K. Colas; S. Doloczki; M. Posada Urrutia; C. Dyrager
European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2021, 2133-2144 (2021)
"Photophysical Characteristics of Polarity-Sensitive and Lipid Droplet-Specific Phenylbenzothiadiazoles."
K. Colas; S. Doloczki; A. Kesidou; L. Sainero-Alcolado; A. Rodriguez-Garcia; M. Arsenian-Henriksson; C. Dyrager
ChemPhotoChem, 5, 632-643 (2021)
"i-Pr2NMgCl·LiCl Enables the Synthesis of Ketones by Direct Addition of Grignard Reagents to Carboxylate Anions."
K. Colas; A.C.V.D. dos Santos; A. Mendoza
Organic Letters, 21, 7908-7913 (2019)
"Iterative Synthesis of Pluripotent Thioethers through Controlled Redox Fluctuation of Sulfur."
K. Colas; A. Mendoza
Synlett, 29, 1329-1333 (2018)
"Intermolecular Pummerer Coupling with Carbon Nucleophiles in Non-Electrophilic Media."
K. Colas; R. Martín-Montero; A. Mendoza
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56, 16042-16046 (2017)
"Structure–Activity Relationship, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Properties Optimization, and in Vivo Studies of New Brain Penetrant Triple T-Type Calcium Channel Blockers."
R. Siegrist; D. Pozzi; G. Jacob; C. Torrisi; K. Colas; B. Braibant; J. Mawet; T. Pfeifer; R. de Kanter; C. Roch; M. Kessler; O. Corminboeuf; O. Bezençon
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 59, 10661-10675 (2016)
"Chemical Innovation through Ligand Total Synthesis."
A. Mendoza; K. Colas; S. Suárez-Pantiga; D.C.G. Götz; M.J. Johansson
Synlett, 27, 1753-1759 (2016)
"Scalable Synthesis of Piperazines Enabled by Visible-Light Irradiation and Aluminum Organometallics."
S. Suárez-Pantiga; K. Colas; M.J. Johansson; A. Mendoza
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 14094-14098 (2015)


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