Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Vincent Gandon

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

+33 1 69 15 39 31


Vincent Gandon received his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Reims (group of Prof. Jan Szymoniak). After a postdoctoral stay at the University of California, Riverside, in the group of Prof. Guy Bertrand, he joined the faculty of the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris in 2003, as Assistant Professor in the laboratory of Prof. Max Malacria.


In 2009, he was appointed full Professor at the Paris-Sud University with a Research Excellence Chair. Since 2017, he is also affiliated to the Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis of the Ecole Polytechnique.


His research interests are the development of homogeneous catalyzed processes for organic chemistry and the study of reaction mechanisms by computational chemistry.


Vincent has received the Jean Normant Prize (2012) and the Jean-Marie Lehn Prize (2017) of the organic chemistry division of the French Chemical Society. He has been a junior member of the Institut Universtitaire de France (IUF) from 2012 to 2017 and a junior distinguished member of the French Chemical Society for the 2014-2019 period. 


Synthesis of Cyclopenta[b]piperazinones via an Azaoxyallyl Cation. B. Baldé, G. Force, L. Marin, R. Guillot, E. Schulz, V. Gandon, D. Lebœuf, Org. Lett., 2018, 20, 7405-7409

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

Calcium(II)-Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroarylation of Deactivated Styrenes in Hexafluoroisopropanol. C. Qi, V. Gandon, D. Lebœuf, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 14245-14249

Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Diastereoselective 2,3-Trans C(sp3)-H Arylation of Glycosides. N. Probst, G. Grelier, S. Dahaoui, M. Alami, V. Gandon, S. Messaoudi, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 7781-7786

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

Calcium(II)-Catalyzed Intra- and Intermolecular Hydroamidation of Unactivated Alkenes in Hexafluoroisopropanol Alcohol. C. Qi, F. Hasenmaile, V. Gandon, D. Lebœuf, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 1734-1739

Intermolecular rhodium(II)-catalyzed allylic C(sp3)-H amination of cyclic enamides. R. Rey-Rodriguez, G. Jestin, V. Gandon, G. Grelier, P. Retailleau, B. Darses, P. Dauban, I. Gillaizeau, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2018, 360, 513-518

Reactions Involving Tryptamines and δ-Allenyl Aldehydes: Competition between Pictet-Spengler Reaction and Cyclization to 1-Aminotetralins. V. Gobe, V. Gandon, X. Guinchard, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2018, 360, 1280-1288

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

Dissecting the Gold(I)-Catalyzed Carboaminations of N-Allyl Tetrahydro-β-carbolines to Allenes. V. Gobe, M. Dousset, P. Retailleau, V. Gandon, X. Guinchard, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2018, 83, 898-912

A diversity-oriented synthesis of cyclopenta[b]pyrroles and related compounds through a calcium(ii)/copper(ii) catalytic sequence. L. Marin, R. Guillot, V. Gandon, E. Schulz, D. Lebœuf, Org. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 640-647

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

Triflic acid as an efficient Brønsted acid promoter for the Umpolung of N-Ac indoles in hydroarylation reactions. R. K. Nandi, A. Perez-Luna, D. Gori, R. Beaud, R. Guillot, C. Kouklovsky, V. Gandon, G. Vincent, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2018, 360, 161–172

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

Intramolecular Inverse Electron-Demand [4 + 2] Cycloadditions of Ynamides with Pyrimidines: Scope and Density Functional Theory Insights. G. Duret, R. Quinlan, B. Yin, R. E. Martin, P. Bisseret, M. Neuburger, V. Gandon, N. Blanchard, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017, 82, 1726-1742

Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond-Forming Transformations Catalyzed by Calcium(II) Triflimide. D. Lebœuf, V. Gandon, Synthesis, 2017, 49, 1500-1508

Substitution of the Participating Group of Glycosyl Donors by a Halogen Atom: Influence on the Rearrangement of Transient Orthoesters Formed during Glycosylation Reactions. A. Joosten, M. Boultadakis-Arapinis, V. Gandon, L. Micouin, T. Lecourt, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017, 82, 3291-3297

Calcium(II)-Catalyzed Alkenylation of N-Acyliminiums and Related Ions with Vinylboronic Acids. C. Qi, V. Gandon, D. Lebœuf, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2017, 359, 2671-2675

Enantioselective gold(I)-catalyzed rearrangement of cyclopropyl-substituted 1,6-enynes into 2-oxocyclobutyl-cyclopentanes. Z. Wu, D. Lebœuf, P. Retailleau, V. Gandon, A. Marinetti, A. Voituriez, Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom), 2017, 53, 7026-7029

Intramolecular Pd-Catalyzed Anomeric C(sp3)-H Activation of Glycosyl Carboxamides. N. Probst, G. Grelier, N. Ghermani, V. Gandon, M. Alami, S. Messaoudi, Organic Letters, 2017, 19, 5038-5041

Synthesis of Spiroindolenines via Regioselective Gold(I)-Catalyzed Cyclizations of N-Propargyl Tryptamines. V. Magne, A. Marinetti, V. Gandon, A. Voituriez, X. Guinchard, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2017, 359, 4036-4042

Asymmetric FeII-Catalyzed Thia-Michael Addition Reaction to α,β-Unsaturated Oxazolidin-2-one Derivatives. S. Lauzon, H. Keipour, V. Gandon, T. Ollevier, Organic Letters, 2017, 19, 6324-6327

One-Pot Assembly of Highly Functionalized Cyclopenta[b]pyrroles via a Calcium(II)- and Copper(II)-Catalyzed Reaction Sequence. L. Marin, V. Gandon, E. Schulz, D. Lebœuf, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2017, 359, 1157-1163

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

Revealing the Electrophilicity of N-Ac Indoles with FeCl3: a mechanistic study. R. Beaud, R. K. Nandi, A. Perez-Luna, R. Guillot, D. Gori, C. Kouklovsky, N. E. Ghermani, V. Gandon, G. Vincent, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5834 - 5837

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

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