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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Azouzi, K., Valyaev, D. A., Bastin, S., & Sortais, J. - B. (2021). Manganese—New prominent actor in transfer hydrogenation catalysis. Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem., 31, 100511/1–7.
Buhaibeh, R., Duhayon, C., Valyaev, D. A., Sortais, J. - B., & Canac, Y. (2021). Cationic PCP and PCN NHC core pincer-type Mn(I) complexes: From synthesis to catalysis. Organometallics, 40(2), 231–241.
Grineva, A. A., Filippov, O. A., Canac, Y., Sortais, J. - B., Nefedov, S. E., Lugan, N., Cesar, V., & Valyaev, D. A. (2021). Experimental and theoretical insights into the electronic properties of anionic n-heterocyclic dicarbenes through the rational synthesis of their transition metal complexes. Inorg. Chem., 60(6), 4015–4025.


Kireev, N. V., Filippov, O. A., Gulyaeva, E. S., Shubina, E. S., Vendier, L., Canac, Y., Sortais, J. - B., Lugan, N., & Valyaev, D. A. (2020). Bis[diphenylphosphino]methane and its bridge-substituted analogues as chemically non-innocent ligands for H2 activation. Chem. Commun., 56(14), 2139–2142.
Taakili, R., Barthes, C., Goëffon, A., Lepetit, C., Duhayon, C., Valyaev, D. A., & Canac, Y. (2020). NHC core phosphonium ylide-based palladium(II) pincer complexes: The second ylide extremity makes the difference. Inorg. Chem., 59, 7082–7096.


Buhaibeh, R., Filippov, O. A., Bruneau-Voisine, A., Willot, J., Duhayon, C., Valyaev, D. A., Lugan, N., Canac, Y., & Sortais, J. - B. (2019). Phosphine-NHC manganese hydrogenation catalyst exhibiting a non-classical metal-ligand cooperative H2 activation mode. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 58(20), 6727–6731.
Grineva, A. A., Filippov, O. A., Nefedov, S. E., Lugan, N., Cesar, V., & Valyaev, D. A. (2019). Direct access to IMesF and IMesF2 by electrophilic fluorination of abnormal n-heterocyclic carbenes. Organometallics, 38(11), 2330–2337.
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.
Willot, J., Lugan, N., & Valyaev, D. A. (2019). Binuclear Cu(I) and Mn(0) complexes with a tridentate pyridine-NHC-phosphane ligand in a µ-κ2Ĉ,N-M;κ1P-M coordination mode. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (39-40), 4358–4364.