Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination UPR 8241




Dmitry A. Valyaev was born in 1982 in Orehovo-Zouevo (Moscow region), Russia. He was graduated from Higher Chemical College of Russian Academy of Sciences (HCC RAS, Moscow) in 2004. In 2007 he obtained a PhD degree on organometallic and organic chemistry in the A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (INEOS RAS) under the supervision of Dr Oleg V. Semeikin and Prof. Nikolai A. Ustynyuk. After spending several years in the INEOS RAS as Researcher, he carried out three consecutive postdoctoral stays at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS, 2009-2010 and 2012-2013) supervised by Dr. Noël Lugan and in the Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille (2011-2012) supervised by Dr. Olivier Chuzel and Dr. Jean-Luc Parrain. In 2013 he was appointed as CNRS Researcher in the team "Molecular design of transition metal precatalysts" of LCC-CNRS. His research activities are mainly centered at the application of manganese organometallic chemistry for organic synthesis and homogeneous catalysis.

ORCID :0000-0002-1772-844X

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Kulai, I., Karpus, A., Soroka, L., Valyaev, D. A., Bourdon, V., Manoury, E., Poli, R., Destarac, M., & Mazieres, S. (2019). Manganese phosphinocarbodithioate for RAFT polymerisation with sunlight-induced chain end post-treatment. Polym. Chem., 10(2), 267–277.
Taakili, R., Lepetit, C., Duhayon, C., Valyaev, D. A., Lugan, N., & Canac, Y. (2019). Palladium(ii) pincer complexes of a C,C,C-NHC, diphosphonium bis(ylide) ligand. Dalton Trans., 48, 1709–1721.


Grineva, A. A., Valyaev, D. A., Cesar, V., Filippov, O. A., Khrustalev, V. N., Nefedov, S. E., & Lugan, N. (2018). Oxidative coupling of anionic abnormal N-Heterocyclic carbenes: Efficient access to Janus-type 4,4′-bis(2H-imidazol-2-ylidene)s. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 57(27), 7986–7991.
Ruamps, M., Bastin, S., Rechignat, L., Sournia-Saquet, A., Valyaev, D. A., Mouesca, J. - M., Lugan, N., Maurel, V., & Cesar, V. (2018). Unveiling the redox-active character of imidazolin-2-thiones derived from amino-substituted N-heterocyclic carbenes. Chem. Commun., 54(55), 7653–7656.
Valyaev, D. A., Utegenov, K. I., Krivykh, V. V., Willot, J., Ustynyuk, N. A., & Lugan, N. (2018). Dual reactivity pattern of Mn(I) carbyne complexes Cp(CO)2Mn+≡C–R (R = Ar, Alk) vs. dppm: Subtle balance between double intramolecular nucleophilic addition and nucleophilic addition followed by migratory CO insertion. J. Organomet. Chem., 867, 353–358.
Wei, D., Bruneau-Voisine, A., Chauvin, T., Dorcet, V., Roisnel, T., Valyaev, D. A., Lugan, N., & Sortais, J. - B. (2018). Hydrogenation of carbonyl derivatives catalysed by manganese complexes bearing bidentate pyridinyl-phosphine ligands. Adv. Synth. Catal., 360(4), 676–681.
Wei, D., Bruneau-Voisine, A., Valyaev, D. A., Lugan, N., & Sortais, J. - B. (2018). Manganese catalyzed reductive amination of aldehydes using hydrogen as a reductant. Chem. Commun., 54(34), 4302–4305.


Valyaev, D. A., Willot, J., Mangin, L. P., Zargarian, D., & Lugan, N. (2017). Manganese-mediated synthesis of an NHC core non-symmetric pincer ligand and evaluation of its coordination properties. Dalton Trans., 46(31), 10193–10196.


Valyaev, D. A., Lavigne, G., & Lugan, N. (2016). Manganese organometallic compounds in homogeneous catalysis: Past, present, and prospects. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 308, Part 2, 191–235.
Valyaev, D. A., Uvarova, M. A., Grineva, A. A., Cesar, V., Nefedov, S. N., & Lugan, N. (2016). Post-coordination backbone functionalization of an imidazol-2-ylidene and its application to synthesize heteropolymetallic complexes incorporating the ambidentate IMes(CO2-) ligand. Dalton Transactions, 45, 11953–11957.