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Maître de conférences

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Couloir 32-42 5ème étage

Bureau 514
Tel:33(0)1 44 27 39 32
Fax: 33(0)1 44 27 73 60


Research interests :

Organometallic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis and Catalysis, Multi-steps Synthesis.

Current research:

  • (2014-2017) HELicenes: From and Towards Asymmetric Organometallic CATalySis (HELCATS ANR JCJC 2013 founding)
  • Chiral Anion Strategy towards Asymetric Organometallic Catalysis
  • Original Polymer synthesis through an Organometallic Approach (MiChem LabEx founding)
  • Study of new bimetallic electrophilic catalysts
  • part of LABVIRT erasmus+ european project for virtual labwork Link

Scientific career

  • 2005 : Ingénieur of Ecole Supérieure de Physiques et Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI, Paris, France).
  • 2005 : Master II Research in Organic et Bioorganic Chemistry at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI, France).
  • 2005- 2008 : PhD under the supervision of Pr. J. Cossy (ESPCI, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France): Natural product synthesis and development of new methodologies.
  • 2009 : Post-doctoral position at Imperial College (London, UK) under the supervision of Pr. A.G.M. Barrett: Medicinal chemistry.
  • 2010-2011 : Post-doctoral position at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI, France) under the supervision of Dr C. Aubert: Organometallic chemistry.
  • Since 09/2011: Maître de Conférences at Sorbonne Université UMR8232 (Paris, France)
  • 2020: "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches"

Recent results :

  • Helicenes : Synthesis and use as ligand in asymmetric organometallic catalysis
    - Chiral phosphinites as ligands in cycloisomerization reactions
  • Chiral Anion Strategy in organometallic catalysis
    - towards rhodium-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition

    - Chiral Phosphate : ligand or counterion?

    - Double stereodifférenciation

    - towards iridium-catalyzed 1,6-enyne cycloisomerization
  • Original Polymer Synthesis through an Organometallic Approach
  • Study of the electronic and catalytic properties of a new family of bimetallic electrophilic complexes

Selected publications:

  1. Helical bisphosphinites in asymmetric Tsuji-Trost allylation: a remarkable P/Pd ratio effect, Medena, C.; Aubert, C.; Derat, E.; Fensterbank, L.; Gontard, G.; Khaled, O.; Vanthuyne, N.; Ollivier, C.; Petit, M.; Barbazanges, M., ChemCatChem, 2021, 13, 4543-4548. Link; Front cover: Link
  2. HELIXOL-derived Bisphosphinite Ligand: Synthesis and Application in Gold-catalyzed Enynes Cycloisomerization, Medena, C.; Calogero, F.; Lemoine, Q.; Aubert, C.; Derat, E.; Fensterbank, L.; Gontard, G.; Khaled, O.; Vanthuyne, N.; Moussa, J.; Ollivier, C.; Petit, M.; Barbazanges, M., Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2019, 2129 Link.
  3. Chiral Phosphate in Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric [2+2+2] Cycloaddition: Ligand, Counterion or Both?, M. Barbazanges, E. Caytan, D. Lesage, C. Aubert, L. Fensterbank, V. Gandon, C. Ollivier, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 8553, Hot paper. Link
  4. Double Stereodifferentiation in Rhodium-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloaddition: Chiral Ligand/Chiral Counterion Matched Pair, Augé, M.; Feraldi-Xypolia, A.; Barbazanges, M.; Aubert, C.; Fensterbank, L.; Gandon, V.; Kolodziej, E.; Ollivier, C. Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 3754. Link
  5. Gold Catalyzed Polymerization Based on Carbene Polycyclopropanation, F. Nzulu, A. Bontemps, J. Robert, M. Barbazanges, L. Fensterbank, J.-P. Goddard, M. Malacria, C. Ollivier, M. Petit, J. Rieger, F. Stoffelbach, Macromolecules 2014, 47, 6652. Link
  6. Atroposelective [2+2+2] Cycloadditions Catalyzed by a Rhodium/Chiral Phosphate System, M. Augé, M. Barbazanges, A. T. Tran, A. Simonneau, P. Elley, H. Amouri, C. Aubert, L. Fensterbank, V. Gandon, M. Malacria, J. Moussa, C. Ollivier, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 7833-7835. Link
  7. Enantioselective IrI-Catalyzed Carbocyclization of 1,6-Enynes by the Chiral Counterion Strategy, Barbazanges, M.; Augé, M.; Moussa, J.; Amouri, H.; Aubert, C.; Desmarets, C.; Fensterbank, L.; Gandon, V.; Malacria, M.; Ollivier, C., Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 13789-13794. Link
  8. Gold Compounds Anchored to a Metallated Arene Scaffold: Synthesis, X-ray Molecular Structures and Cycloisomerization of Enyne, J. Dubarle-Offner, M. Barbazanges, M. Augé, C. Desmarets, J. Moussa, M. R. Axet, C. Ollivier, C. Aubert, L. Fensterbank, V. Gandon, M. Malacria, G. Gontard, H. Amouri, Organometallics 2013, 32, 1665. Link
  9. Synthesis of Functionalized 1,2-Aminoalcohols by Sigmatropic Rearrangements of 3-(N-tosylamino)allylic Alcohol Derivatives, Barbazanges, M.; Meyer, C.; Cossy, J.; Turner, P. Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 4480–4495. Link
  10. Total Synthesis of Amphidinolide J, Barbazanges, M.; Meyer, C.; Cossy, J. Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 4489-4492. Link