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



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.


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.
Cesar, V., Mallardo, V., Nano, A., DePeter, S. F., Bastin, S., Sournia-Saquet, A., Maisse-François, A., Lugan, N., & Bellemin-Laponnaz, S. (2018). Homo- and heteropolymetallic complexes of the hybrid, ambidentate N-heterocyclic carbene Ligand IMes-acac. ACS Omega, 3(11), 15582–15591.
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.


Cesar, V., Gade, L. H., & Bellemin-Laponnaz, S. (2017). NHC-Cobalt, -Rhodium, and -Iridium Complexes in Catalysis. In S. Diez-Gonzalez (Ed.), (2nd ed., pp. 302–335). N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: From Laboratory Curiosities to Efficient Synthetic Tools. RSC Publishing.
Cesar, V., Zhang, Y., Kosnik, W., Zielinski, A., Rajkiewicz, A. A., Ruamps, M., Bastin, S., Lugan, N., Lavigne, G., & Grela, K. (2017). Ruthenium catalysts supported by amino-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligands for olefin metathesis of challenging substrates. Chem. – Eur. J., 23(8), 1950–1955.
Henrion, M., de P. Cardoso, B., Cesar, V., Chetcuti, M. J., & Ritleng, V. (2017). Nickel(II) complexes of highly σ-donating cyclic (alkyl)(amino)- and malonate-carbenes: Syntheses and catalytic studies. Organometallics, 36(6), 1113–1121.
Ruamps, M., Lavigne, G., & Cesar, V. (2017). Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes. In S. P. Nolan, & C. S. J. Cazin (Eds.), (Science of Synthesis Reference Library ed., pp. 47–53). N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Catalytic Organic Synthesis, 1. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag KG.
Ruamps, M., Lugan, N., & Cesar, V. (2017). A cationic N-heterocyclic carbene containing an ammonium moiety. Organometallics, 36(5), 1049–1055.