Ali BEN SAIDA is a chemical engineer graduated from the National School of Engineers of Gabes ENIG (Tunisia) in 2014.

From 2015 to 2017 he worked on the total synthesis of carbon nanotubes at the Institute of Molecular Chemistry and Materials ICMMO (Orsay, France) and received a master degree in inorganic chemistry and nanoscience from the Université de Paris-Sud (France). In November 2017, he moved to the University of Namur (Belgium) as a chemistry assistant.

His PhD project is dealing with the synthesis of new and powerful boron Lewis acids and with the development of bifunctional catalysts and receptors.

As an assistant professor he is teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry and spectroscopy to different level students.


Pushing the Lewis Acidity Boundaries of Boron Compounds With Non-Planar Triarylboranes Derived from Triptycenes

A. Ben Saida, A. Chardon, A. Osi, N. Tumanov, J. Wouters, A. I. Adjieufack, B. Champagne, G. Berionni,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 16889–16893


Non-planar Boron Lewis Acids Taking the Next Step: Development of Tunable Lewis Acids, Lewis Superacids and Bifunctional Catalysts

A. Chardon, A. Osi, D. Mahaut, A. Ben Saida, G Berionni, Synlett. 2020, 31, 1639-1648.


Chemical constituents from Psychotria arborea Hiern (Rubiaceae).

Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 2021. DOI : 10.1016/j.bse.2020.104212.