Lefèvre Research Group

CNRS, Chimie ParisTech – Paris, France
Host institution : UMR 8060 i-CLeHS, Catalysis, Synthesis of Biomolecules and Sustainable Development Team (CSB2D)


Refereed publications from CNRS

(52)Esteves, H.; Xavier, T.; Lajnef, S.; Peyrot, F.; Lefèvre, G.; Prestat, G.;* Berhal, F.* ACS Catal. 2024, 14, 4329-4339, Iron-Catalyzed Intramolecular C(sp3)-H Lactonization of Hydroxamate Derivatives Promoted by a 1,5-HAT.

(51)■  Zhurkin, F.; Parisot, W.; Lefèvre, G.;* Adv. Synth. Cat. 2024, in press, 10.1002/adsc.202301340, A solely-Fe-catalyzed Sonogashira-type coupling of non-activated secondary alkyl iodides with terminal alkynes.

(50)■  Parisot, W.; Haddad, M.; Phansavath, P.;* Lefèvre, G.;* Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.* Chem. Eur. J. 2024, accepted, doi/10.1002/chem.202400096, A Versatile, Functional Group-Tolerant, and Bench-Stable Iron Precatalyst for Building Arene and Triazine Rings by [2+2+2] Cycloadditions.

(49)Wowk, V.; Bauer, A. K.; Radovic, A.; Chamoreau, L.-M.; Neidig, M. L.;*. Lefèvre, G.* JACS Au 2024, accepted, doi.org/10.1021/jacsau.3c00649, Divergent Fe-mediated C-H activation paths driven by alkali cations.


(48)Féo, M.; Djebbar, F.; Zhurkin, F.; Binet, L.; Touati, N.; Leech, M. C.; Lam, K.; Brémond, E. Lefèvre, G.* J. Organomet. Chem. 2023, 999, 4122796, Ligands dynamics and reactivity of a non-innocent homoleptic iron complex (N,N)2Fe stabilized by phen-type ligands.

(47)Féo, M.; Bakas, N. J.; Radovic, A.; Parisot, W.; Clisson, A.; Chamoreau, L.-M.; Haddad, M.; Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.; Neidig, M. L.*; Lefèvre, G.* ACS Catal. 2023, 13, 4882–4893, Thermally Stable Redox Noninnocent Bathocuproine-Iron Complex for Cycloaddition Reactions.

(46)Gayon, E.*; Lefèvre, G.*; Guerret, O.; Tintar, A.; Chourreu, P. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2023, 19, 158–166, Invitation – Special issue : Total synthesis: an enabling science, B. Nay éd. Total Synthesis of Insect Sex Pheromones: recent Improvements based on Iron-mediated Cross-Coupling chemistry.

(45)Parisot, W.; Huvelle, S.; Haddad, M.; Lefèvre, G.; Phansavath, P.; Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.* Org. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 1309-1315, Synthesis of 5H-chromeno[3,4-c]pyridine derivatives through ruthenium-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition.

(44)Bakas, N.; Chourreu, P.; Gayon, E.; Lefèvre, G.*; Neidig, M. L.* Chem. Comm. 2023, 59, 1317-1320, The Molecular-Level Effect of Alkoxide Additives in Iron-Catalyzed Kumada Cross-Coupling with Simple Ferric Salts.

(43)Geiger, V. J.; Lefèvre, G.* ; Fleischer, I.* Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e2022022. Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Thioesters and Organomanganese Reagents.

(42)Wowk, V.; Lefèvre, G.* Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 10674-10680. Special issue : New Talent : Europe, 2022; The crucial and multifaceted roles of main-group cations and their salts in iron-mediated cross-couplings; Inside cover and HOT Article.

Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 28

(41)Tran, C.*; Abdallah, A.; Duchemann, V.; Lefèvre, G.*; Hamze, A.* Chinese Chem. Lett. 107758. Iron-catalyzed reductive cyclization of nitroarenes: Synthesis of aza-heterocycles and DFT calculations.

(40)Zhou, E.; Chourreu, P.; Lefèvre, N.; Ahr, M.; Rousseau, L.; Herrero, C.; Gayon, E.; Cahiez, G.;* Lefèvre, G.* ACS Organic and Inorganic Au 2022, 2, 4, 359-369. Mechanistic facets of the competition between cross-coupling and homo-coupling in supporting ligand-free iron-mediated aryl-aryl bond formations.

(39)Lefèvre, G.* Science (invited perspective) 2021, 374, 396. Iron-catalyzed coupling of three reactants.

(38)Wowk, V.; Rousseau, L.; Lefèvre, G.* Organometallics 2021, 40, 19, 3253-3266. Importance of Two-Electron Processes in Fe-Catalyzed Aryl-(hetero)aryl Cross-Couplings: Evidence of Fe 0 /Fe II Couple Implication. 

(37)Chourreu, P.; Guerret, O.; Guillonneau, L.; Gayon, E.; Lefèvre, G.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2021, 33, 4701-4706. Stereoselective Cross-Coupling of Grignard Reagents and Conjugated Dienylbromides using Iron Salts with Magnesium Alkoxides.

(36)■ Rousseau, L.; Touati, N.; Binet, L. ; Thuéry, P. ; Lefèvre, G.* Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 7991-7997. Relevance of single-transmetallated resting states in iron-mediated cross-couplings: unexpected role of σ-donating additives.

(35)Yu, C.; Liang, J. ; Deng, C.; Lefèvre, G.; Cantat, T.; Diaconescu, P. L.;* Huang, W.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 51, 21292–21297. Arene-Bridged Dithorium Complexes: Inverse Sandwiches Supported by a δ Bonding Interaction.

(34)Kyne, S.;* Lefèvre, G.; Ollivier, C.; Petit, M.; Ramis-Cladera, V.-A.; Fensterbank, L.* Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 8501-8542. Iron and cobalt catalysis: new perspectives in synthetic radical chemistry.

(33)Chourreu, P.; Guerret, O.; Guillonneau, L.; Gayon, E.*; Lefèvre, G.* Org. Process Res. Dev. 2020, 24, 1335. Short and easily scalable synthesis of the sex pheromone of the horse-chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella) relying on a key ligand- and additive-free iron-catalyzed cross-coupling.

(32)Rousseau, L.; Desaintjean, A.; Knochel, P.; Lefèvre, G.* Molecules 2020, 25, 723. Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Bis-(aryl)manganese Nucleophiles with Alkenyl Halides: Optimization and Mechanistic Investigations.

(31)Rousseau, L.; Herrero, C.; Clémancey, M.; Imberdis, A.; Blondin, G.*; Lefèvre, G.* Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 2417. Evolution of ate organoiron(II) species towards lower oxidation states: role of the steric and electronic factors.

(30)Adenot, A.; Char, J.; von Wolff, N.; Lefèvre, G.; Anthore-Dalion, L.; Cantat, T.* Chem. Comm. 2019, 55, 12924. SO2 Conversion to Sulfones: Development and Mechanistic Insights of a Sulfonylative Hiyama Cross-Coupling.

(29)Desaintjean, A.; Belrhomari, S.; Rousseau, L.; Lefèvre, G.*; Knochel, P.* Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 8684. Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Functionalized Benzylmanganese Halides with Alkenyl Iodides, Bromides and Triflates.

(28)Imberdis, A.; Lefèvre, G.; Cantat, T.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 17215. Metal-free acceptorless decarbonylation of formic acid enabled by a liquid chemical looping strategy.

(27)Tran, C.; Lefèvre, G.; Haddad, M.; Ratovelomanana-Vidal, V.* Catal. Comm. 2019, 130, 105757. Unexpected formation of 2-alkynylpyridines from iodo-selenopyridines by selective activation of C-Se over C-I bonds.

(26)Adenot, A.; von Wolff, N.; Lefèvre, G.; Berthet, J.-C.; Thuéry, P.; Cantat, T.* Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 8118. Activation of SO2 by N/Si+ and N/B Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Experimental and Theoretical Comparison with CO2 Activation.

(25)Cahiez, G.*; Lefèvre, G.*; Moyeux, A.; Guerret, O.; Gayon, E.; Guillonneau, L.; Lefèvre, N.; Gu, Q.; Zhou, E. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 2679. Gram-scale, Cheap, and Eco-friendly Iron-catalyzed Cross-Coupling between Alkyl Grignard reagents and Alkenyl or Aryl halides.

(24)Rousseau, L.; Brémond, E.; Lefèvre, G.* New J. Chem. 201842, 7612. Assessment of the ground spin state of iron(I) complexes : insights from DFT predictive models. 

(23)Imberdis, A.; Lefèvre, G.; Thuéry, P.; Cantat, T.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3084. Metal-free- and alkali-metal-catalyzed synthesis of isoureas from alcohols and carbodiimides.

(22)Kyne, S. H.; Clémancey, M.; Blondin, G.; Derat, E.; Fensterbank, L.*; Jutand, A.*; Lefèvre, G.* ; Ollivier, C.* Organometallics 2018, 37, 761. Special issue : Organometallic Chemistry in Europe. Elucidating Dramatic Ligand Effects on SET Processes : Iron Hydride versus Iron Borohydride Catalyzed Reductive Radical Cyclization of Unsaturated Organic Halides.

(21)  Shree, M. V.; Fabulyak, D.; Baillie, R. A.; Lefèvre, G. P.; Dettelbach, K.; Béthegnies, A.; Patrick, B. O.; Legzdins, P.*; Rosenfeld, D. C. Organometallics 2017, 36, 2714. Multiple C–H Activations of Linear Alkanes by Various (η5-Cyclopentadienyl)W(NO)(CH2CMe3)2 Complexes. Cover article

Organometallics, 2017, 36

(20) Clémancey, M.; Cantat, T.; Blondin, G.; Latour, J.-M.*; Dorlet, P.*; Lefèvre, G* Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 3834. Structural insights into the nature of Fe0 and FeI low-valent species obtained upon reduction of Iron salts by Aryl Grignard reagents.

(19) von Wolff, N.; Villiers, C.; Thuéry, P.; Lefèvre, G.; Ephritikhine, M.*; Cantat, T.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 676. Reactivity and Structural Diversity in the Reaction of the TBD Guanidine with CO₂, CS₂ and Other Heterocumulenes.

(18) von Wolff, N.; Lefèvre, G.; Berthet, J.-C.; Thuéry, P.; Cantat, T.* ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 4526. Implications of CO2 Activation by Frustrated Lewis Pairs in the Catalytic Hydroboration of CO₂: A View Using N/Si+ Frustrated Lewis Pairs.

(17) Frogneux, W.; von Wolff, N.; Thuéry, P.; Lefèvre, G.*; Cantat, T.* Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 2930. CO2 Conversion into Esters by Fluoride-Mediated Carboxylation of Organosilanes and Halide Derivatives.

(16) Lescot, C.; Savourey, S.; Thuéry, P.; Lefèvre, G.*; Berthet, J.-C.*; Cantat, T.* Comptes Rendus Chimie (CRC) 2016, 19, 57. Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemical Behavior of New RPONOP (R = tBu, iPr) Pincer Complexes of the Fe2+, Co2+, Ni2+ and Zn2+ ions.

(15)Hervé, M.; Lefèvre, G.; Mitchell, E.A.; Maes, B.U.W.*; Jutand, A.* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 50, 18401. On the Triple Role of Fluoride Ions in Palladium-Catalyzed Stille Reactions.

(14)Maes, B.U.W.*; Verbeeck, S.; Verhelst, T.; Ekomié, A.; von Wolff, N.; Lefèvre, G.; Mitchell, E.A.; Jutand, A.*Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 7858. Oxidative Addition of Haloheteroarenes to Palladium(0): Concerted versus SNAr-Type Mechanism.

(10)■ Savourey, S.; Lefèvre, G.; Berthet, J.-C.; Cantat, T.* Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 14033. Catalytic methylation of aromatic amines with formic acid as the unique carbon and hydrogen source.

(9)Savourey, S.; Lefèvre, G.; Berthet, J.-C.; Thuéry, P.; Genre, C.; Cantat, T.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 10466. Efficient Disproportionation of Formic Acid to Methanol Using Molecular Ruthenium Catalysts.

(8)Lefèvre, G.*; Jutand, A. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4796. Activation of Aryl and Heteroaryl Halides by an Iron(I) Complex Generated in the Reduction of [Fe(acac)3] by PhMgBr: Electron Transfer versus Oxidative Addition.

Refereed publications from postdoctoral studies

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada – group of  Prof. Peter Legzdins

(13)Baillie, R.A.; Lefèvre, G.P.; Wakeham, R.J.; Holmes, A.S.; Legzdins, P.* Organometallics 2015, 34, 4085. Unsymmetrical Saturated Ketones Resulting from Activations of Hydrocarbon C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H Bonds Effected by Cp*W(NO)(H)(η3-allyl) Complexes.

(12)Baillie, R.A.; Wakeham, R.J.; Lefèvre, G.P.; Béthegnies, A.; Patrick, B.O.; Legzdins, P.*; Rosenfeld, D.C. Organometallics 2015, 34, 3428. Thermal Chemistry of Cp*W(NO)(H)(η3-allyl) Complexes.

(11)Baillie, R.A.; Holmes, A.S.; Lefèvre, G.; Patrick, B.O.; Shree, M.V.; Wakeham, R.J.; Legzdins, P.*; Rosenfeld, D.C. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 5915. Synthesis, Characterization, and Some Properties of Cp*W(NO)(H)(η3-allyl) Complexes.

(7)Lefèvre, G.; Baillie, R.A.; Fabulyak, D.; Legzdins, P.* Organometallics 2013, 32, 5561. Insights into the Intermolecular C-H Activations of Hydrocarbons Initiated by Cp*W(NO)(η3-allyl)(CH2CMe3) Complexes.

Refereed publications from PhD studies

École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France – group of Dr. Anny Jutand

(6)Lefèvre, G.; Tlili, A.; Taillefer, M.*; Adamo, C.; Ciofini, I.*; Jutand, A.*Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 5348. Discriminating role of bases in diketonate copper(I)-catalyzed C-O couplings: phenol versus diarylether.

(5)Lefèvre, G.; Franc, G.; Tlili, A.; Adamo, C.; Taillefer, M.; Ciofini, I.; Jutand, A.* Organometallics 2012, 31, 7694. Contribution to the Mechanism of Copper-Catalyzed C-N and C-O Bond Formation.

(4)Ekomié, A.; Lefèvre, G.; Fensterbank, L.*; Lacote, E.; Malacria, M.; Ollivier, C.*; Jutand, A.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6942. Iron-Catalyzed Reductive Radical Cyclization of Organic Halides in the Presence of NaBH4: Evidence of an Active Hydrido-Iron(I) Catalyst.

(3)Lefèvre, G.; Franc, G.; Adamo, C.; Jutand, A.*; Ciofini, I.* Organometallics 2012, 31, 914. Influence of the Formation of the Halogen Bond ArX-N on the Mechanism of Diketonate Ligated Copper-Catalyzed Amination of Aromatic Halides.

(2)Lefèvre, G.; Taillefer, M.; Adamo, C.; Ciofini, I.; Jutand, A.* Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 3768. First Evidence of the Oxidative Addition of Fe0(N,N)2 to Aryl Halides: This Precondition Is Not a Guarantee of Efficient Iron-Catalysed C-N Cross-Coupling Reactions.

(1)Franc, G.; Cacciuttolo, Q.; Lefèvre, G.; Adamo, C.; Ciofini, I.*; Jutand, A.* ChemCatChem 2011, 3, 305. Mechanistic Insights into C-N Coupling Catalyzed by 1,3-Diketonate-Ligated Copper: Unprecedented Activation of Aryl Iodide.


Dr. Guillaume Lefèvre
CNRS, Chimie ParisTech
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