Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination UPR 8241




Noël Lugan, CNRS Senior Researcher, was born the same year than Constitution of the Fifth French Republic in Figeac, SouthWest of France. He was educated at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris (Bachelor’s degree in general chemistry) then at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (Master’s degree in coordination chemistry). He completed is PhD degree in 1982 under the guidance of Prof J.-J. Bonnet at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination du CNRS (LCC-CNRS) in Toulouse, in the field of ruthenium clusters chemistry. He got appointed as CNRS Researcher the same year in the same lab… Soon after, he moved to Northwestern University in Evanston (USA) for a first postdoctoral stay under the supervision of Prof James A. Ibers where he got specialized in X-ray diffraction. I got his Habilitation in 1987, still in the field of ruthenium cluster chemistry, then he moved to PennState University in State College (USA) for a second postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof Gregory L. Geoffroy where he started working in the field of manganese organometallic chemistry he is still involved in. The rest of his career was carried out at the LCC-CNRS in Toulouse where he is as of today leader of the Group "Molecular design of transition-metal pre-catalysts" and Deputy Director.

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ORCID : 0000-0002-3744-5252
ResearchID : K-7228-2018



Barthes, C., Bijani, C., Lugan, N., & Canac, Y. (2018). A palladium(II) complex of a C4 chelating bis(NHC) diphosphonium bis(ylide) igand. Organometallics, 37(5), 673–678.
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.


Benaissa, I., Taakili, R., Lugan, N., & Canac, Y. (2017). A convenient access to N-phosphonio-substituted NHC metal complexes [M = Ag(i), Rh(i), Pd(ii)]. Dalton Trans., 46(36), 12293–12305.
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.
Ruamps, M., Lugan, N., & Cesar, V. (2017). A cationic N-heterocyclic carbene containing an ammonium moiety. Organometallics, 36(5), 1049–1055.
Ruamps, M., Lugan, N., & Cesar, V. (2017). Experimental assessment of the π-acidity of anionic and neutral malonate-derived N-heterocyclic carbenes. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017(36), 4167–4173.