Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination UPR 8241


Vincent CESAR


Vincent César was born in 1977 in Nancy, France. He was educated at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon” (France), where he obtained an “Agrégation” in Physical Sciences (major in chemistry) in 2000. He completed his thesis in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. L. H. Gade and Dr. S. Bellemin-Laponnaz at the “Université Louis Pasteur” in Strasbourg working on chiral oxazolinyl/N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. He then joined Prof. A. Fürstner at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany) as an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow. In 2006, he was appointed CNRS researcher at the “Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS” in Toulouse. His research interests are focused on the design and development of new N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

ORCID : 0000-0002-6203-6434
ResearcherID : E-2877-2016
Publons : 1411259



Cesar, V., Fliedel, C., & Labande, A. (2021). Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Based Ligands. In M. Diéguez (Ed.), (pp. 195–232). Chiral Ligands : Evolution of Ligand Libraries for Asymmetric Catalysis. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
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.
Pallova, L., Gauthier, E., Abella, L., Jean, M., Vanthuyne, N., Dorcet, V., Vendier, L., Autschbach, J., Crassous, J., Bastin, S., & Cesar, V. (2021). Synthesis and properties of partially saturated fluorenyl-derived [n]helicenes featuring an overcrowded alkene. Chem. – Eur. J., 27(28), 7722–7730.


Barthes, C., Duhayon, C., Canac, Y., & Cesar, V. (2020). N-cyclopropenio-imidazol-2-ylidene: An N-heterocyclic carbene bearing an N-cationic substituent. Chem. Commun., 56(22), 3305–3308.
Bonfiglio, A., Pallova, L., Cesar, V., Gourlaouen, C., Bellemin-Laponnaz, S., Daniel, C., Polo, F., & Mauro, M. (2020). Phosphorescent cationic heterodinuclear IrIII/MI complexes (M=CuI, AuI) with a hybrid Janus-type N-Heterocyclic carbene bridge. Chem. – Eur. J., 26(51), 11751–11766.


Benaissa, I., Pallova, L., Morantin, M. - E., Lafitte, T., Huynh, M., Barthes, C., Vendier, L., Lugan, N., Bastin, S., & Cesar, V. (2019). N-heterocyclic carbenes as key intermediates in the synthesis of fused, mesoionic, tricyclic heterocycles. Chem. – Eur. J., 25(56), 13030–13036.
Bruneau-Voisine, A., Pallova, L., Bastin, S., Cesar, V., & Sortais, J. - B. (2019). Manganese catalyzed α-methylation of ketones with methanol as a C1 source. Chem. Commun., 55(3), 314–317.
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.
Tang, Y., Benaissa, I., Huynh, M., Vendier, L., Lugan, N., Bastin, S., Belmont, P., Cesar, V., & Michelet, V. (2019). An original L-shape, tunable N-heterocyclic carbene platform for efficient gold(I) catalysis. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 58(24), 7977–7981.


Azouzi, K., Duhayon, C., Benaissa, I., Lugan, N., Canac, Y., Bastin, S., & Cesar, V. (2018). Bidentate iminophosphorane-NHC ligand derived from the imidazo[1,5-a]pyridin-3-ylidene scaffold. Organometallics, 37(24), 4726–4735.