Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Christophe Bour

                Christophe Bour
Build. 420LCM – ICMMO
Université Paris-Sud
15, rue Georges Clémenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex

+33 1 69 15 76 51


June 2000

June 2001

June 2003

Dec. 2006

Jury: Dr. C. Aubert, Pr. E. Fouquet, Pr. S. Nolan, Pr. P. Pâle, Dr. J. Suffert

Sept. 2015


Academic Carrier :


SYNGENTA Crop Science, Basel, Switzerland, Dr. Peter Renold


Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragone, Espagne, Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren


Since 1st septembre 2010

Université Paris Sud, équipe de catalyse moléculaire, Gandon‘s group

Area of expertise

Synthesis of Bridged Tetrahydrobenzo[b]azepines and Derivatives through an Aza-Piancatelli Cyclization/Michael Addition Sequence. S. Wang, R. Guillot, J.-F. Carpentier, Y. Sarazin, C. Bour, V. Gandon, D. Leboeuf, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 0

Synthesis of Medium-Sized Carbocycles by Gallium-Catalyzed Tandem Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis/Transfer Hydrogenation. A. Djurovic, M. Vayer, Z. Li, R. Guillot, J.-P. Baltaze, V. Gandon, C. Bour, Organic Letters, 2019, 21, 8132-8137

Empirical Estimation of the Molecular Weight of Gold Complexes in Solution by Pulsed-Field Gradient NMR. G. Hamdoun, C. Bour, V. Gandon, J.-N. Dumez, Organometallics, 2018, 37, 4692-4698

Gallium-Catalyzed Scriabine Reaction. M. Pareek, C. Bour, V. Gandon, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 6957-6960

Spatially encoded diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy of reaction mixtures in organic solvents. G. Hamdoun, L. Guduff, C. Van Heijenoort, C. Bour, V. Gandon, J.-N. Dumez, Analyst, 2018, 143, 3458-3464

Synthesis of 3-Substituted 3-Bromo-1-phenylallenes from Alkynylcycloheptatrienes. M. Vayer, R. Guillot, C. Bour, V. Gandon, J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83, 11309–11317

Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Ethylation of Imines with Ethanol. M. Vayer, S. P. Morcillo, J. Dupont, V. Gandon, C. Bour, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2018, 57, 3228-3232

Catalytic Use of Low-Valent Cationic Gallium(I) Complexes as π-Acids. Z. Li, G. Thiery, M. R. Lichtenthaler, R. Guillot, I. Krossing, V. Gandon, C. Bour, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2018, Volume360, Issue3, 544-549

Functionalization of Mo132 Keplerate Nanocapsules by Cyclic Carboxylates: L-proline vs Cyclopentanecarboxylate. M. Awada, S. Floquet, M. Haouas, N. Watfa, J. Marrot, C. Roch-Marchal, V. Coeffard, C. Greck, C. Bour, V. Gandon, F. Taulelle, E. Cadot, Current Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 7, 39-47

Revealing the Activity of pi-Acid Catalysts Using a 7-Alkynyl Cycloheptatriene. V. Gandon, M. Vayer, R. Guillot, C. Bour, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2017, Volume 23, Issue 56, 13901–13905

Catalytic Activity of Gold(I) Complexes with Hemilabile P,N Ligands. B. Michelet, D. Lebœuf, C. Bour, K. Škoch, F. Horký, P. Štěpnička, V. Gandon, ChemPlusChem, 2017, 82, 442-448

Synthesis and Characterizations of Keplerate Nanocapsules Incorporating L- and D-Tartrate Ligands. M. Awada, S. Floquet, J. Marrot, M. Haouas, S. P. Morcillo, C. Bour, V. Gandon, V. Coeffard, C. Greck, E. Cadot, Journal of Cluster Science, 2017, 1-14

Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modeling studies on novel quinonoid inhibitors of CDC25 phosphatases. E. Evain-Bana, L. Schiavo, C. Bour, D. A. Lanfranchi, S. Berardozzi, F. Ghirga, D. Bagrel, B. Botta, G. Hanquet, M. Mori, Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, 2017, 32, 113

Acid-catalysed intramolecular addition of [small beta]-ketoesters to 1,3-dienes. M. Vayer, W. Fang, R. Guillot, S. Bezzenine-Lafollee, C. Bour, V. Gandon, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 584-588

Calcium‐Catalyzed Synthesis of Polysubstituted 2‐Alkenylfurans from β‐Keto Esters Tethered to Propargyl Alcohols. S. P. Morcillo, D. Lebœuf, C. Bour, V. Gandon, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2016, 22, 16974-16978

Stapled helical o-OPE foldamers as new circularly polarized luminescence emitters based on carbophilic interactions with Ag(i)-sensitivity. S. P. Morcillo, D. Miguel, L. Alvarez De Cienfuegos, J. Justicia, S. Abbate, E. Castiglioni, C. Bour, M. Ribagorda, D. J. Cardenas, J. M. Paredes, L. Crovetto, D. Choquesillo-Lazarte, A. J. Mota, M. C. Carreno, G. Longhi, J. M. Cuerva, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 5663-5670

Catalytic applications of [IPr[middle dot]GaX2][SbF6] and related species. B. Michelet, S. Tang, G. Thiery, J. Monot, H. Li, R. Guillot, C. Bour, V. Gandon, Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 1603-1613

Site-Selective Calcium-Catalyzed/Organocatalyzed Condensation of Propargyl Alcohols Tethered to β-Keto Esters. S. P. Morcillo, M. Presset, S. Floquet, V. Coeffard, C. Greck, C. Bour, V. Gandon, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 2016, 2688-2694

Copper (II) triflate as additive in low loading Au(I)-catalyzed hydroalkylation of unactivated alkenes. W. Fang, M. Presset, A. Guérinot, C. Bour, S. Bezzenine-Lafollée, V. Gandon, Organic Syntheses, 2015, 92, 117-130

CaII-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Alcohols with Vinylboronic Acids. D. Lebœuf, M. Presset, B. Michelet, C. Bour, S. Bezzenine-Lafollée, V. Gandon, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2015, 21, 11001-11005

Non-Innocent Behavior of Substrate Backbone Esters in Metal-Catalyzed Carbocyclizations and Friedel–Crafts Reactions of Enynes and Arenynes. B. Michelet, G. Thiery, C. Bour, V. Gandon, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 10925-10938

New Procedures for Catalytic Carbophilic Activation by Gold and Gallium π-Acids. C. Bour, V. Gandon, Synlett, 2015, 26, 1427-1436

Gallium(III)- and calcium(II)-catalyzed Meyer-Schuster rearrangements followed by intramolecular aldol condensation or endo-Michael addition. M. Presset, B. Michelet, R. Guillot, C. Bour, S. Bezzenine-Lafollee, V. Gandon, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5318-5321

First Evidence for the Existence of Hexafluoroantimonic(V) Acid. C. Bour, R. Guillot, V. Gandon, CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 2015, Volume: 21 Issue: 16, 6066-6069

Dibromoindium(III) cations as a pi-Lewis acid: characterization of [IPr center dot InBr2][SbF6] and its catalytic activity towards alkynes and alkenes. B. Michelet, J.-R. Colard-Itte, G. Thiery, R. Guillot, C. Bour, V. Gandon, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2015, Volume: 51 Issue: 34, 7401-7404

Silver-Free Two-Component Approach in Gold Catalysis: Activation of [LAuCl] Complexes with Derivatives of Copper, Zinc, Indium, Bismuth, and other Lewis Acids. W. Fang, M. Presset, A. Guerinot, C. Bour, S. Bezzenine-Lafollee, V. Gandon, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20, 5439-5446

Well-defined organo-gallium complexes as Lewis acids for molecular catalysis: Structure–stability–activity relationships. C. Bour, V. Gandon, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2014, 279, 43-57

Gallium-Assisted Transfer Hydrogenation of Alkenes. B. Michelet, C. Bour, V. Gandon, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 14488-14492

Cationic gold(i)-catalyzed enantioselective hydroalkylation of unactivated alkenes: influence of the chloride scavenger on the stereoselectivity. W. Fang, M. Presset, A. Guerinot, C. Bour, S. Bezzenine-Lafollee, V. Gandon, Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 608-613

Structure, Stability, and Catalytic Activity of Fluorine-Bridged Complexes IPr·GaCl2(μ-F)EFn–1 (EFn– = SbF6–, PF6–, or BF4–). C. Bour, J. Monot, S. Tang, R. Guillot, J. Farjon, V. Gandon, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 594-599