Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination UPR 8241


Jean-Baptiste SORTAIS


Jean-Baptiste Sortais was born in 1979 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He was educated at the “École Normale Supérieure de Lyon” (France). He received his MSc in organic chemistry from the “Université Louis Pasteur”, Strasbourg, where he completed his PhD in 2007 under the supervision of Dr. M. Pfeffer, working on the synthesis of chiral cycloruthenated complexes and their catalytic applications. After a first postdoctoral stay with Pr. J. E. Bäckvall at Stockholm University, he then joined the group of Pr. G. Erker at the University of Münster. In 2009, he was appointed as an associate professor at the Université de Rennes 1, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, in the group Organometallics : Materials and Catalysis in Rennes. In 2017, he was promoted full professor at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3, performing his research at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS). His research is mainly focused on the design and development of new complexes based on earth abundant metals for catalysis.

Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France

Member of the network Catalysis in Toulouse C@T

ORCID : 0000-0003-1178-8588

ResearcherID : B-3801-2014



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.


Li, H., Wei, D., Bruneau-Voisine, A., Ducamp, M., Henrion, M., Roisnel, T., Dorcet, V., Darcel, C., Carpentier, J. - F., Soulé, J. - F., & Sortais, J. - B. (2018). Rhenium and manganese complexes bearing amino-bis(phosphinite) ligands: Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity in hydrogenation of ketones. Organometallics, 37(8), 1271–1279.
Wang, D., Bruneau-Voisine, A., & Sortais, J. - B. (2018). Practical (asymmetric) transfer hydrogenation of ketones catalyzed by manganese with (chiral) diamines ligands. Catal. Commun., 105, 31–36.
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.
Wei, D., Carboni, B., Sortais, J. - B., & Darcel, C. (2018). Iron-catalyzed dehydrogenative borylation of terminal alkynes. Adv. Synth. Catal., 360(19), 3649–3654.
Wei, D., Sadek, O., Dorcet, V., Roisnel, T., Darcel, C., Gras, E., Clot, E., & Sortais, J. - B. (2018). Selective mono N-methylation of anilines with methanol catalyzed by rhenium complexes: An experimental and theoretical study. J. Catal., 366, 300–309.


Darcel, C., & Sortais, J. - B. (2017). Homogeneous iron catalysis – Highlights on the increasing impact of a non-noble metal. Isr. J. Chem., 57(12).
Quintero-Duque, S., Li, H., Misal Castro, L. C., Dorcet, V., Roisnel, T., Clot, E., Grellier, M., Sortais, J. - B., & Darcel, C. (2017). N-heterocyclic carbene iron silyl hydride complexes. Isr. J. Chem., 57(12), 1216–1221.


Jiang, S., Quintero-Duque, S., Roisnel, T., Dorcet, V., Grellier, M., Sabo-Etienne, S., Darcel, C., & Sortais, J. - B. (2016). Direct synthesis of dicarbonyl PCP-iron hydride complexes and catalytic dehydrogenative borylation of styrene. Dalton Trans., 45(27), 11101–11108.