Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination UPR 8241


Stephanie BASTIN


Stéphanie Bastin was born in 1974 in Valenciennes, France. She completed her thesis in 2000 under the supervision of Prof. Jacques Brocard at the “Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille I” working on chiral ferrocenyl amino alcohols and their catalytic applications. Then, she obtained a teacher and research assistant position in the same group for one year. In 2001, she joined the group of Prof. Martin Wills at the University of Warwick (UK). In 2003, she held a postdoctoral position in the team of Dr Jean-Pierre Majoral in the “Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination” in Toulouse. In 2004, she received a permanent position as a CNRS researcher in the same Laboratory. Her current research focuses on the development of new N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for catalytic applications.
ORCID : 0000-0002-7512-7423
ResearcherID : B-5102-2017

CV and publications (pdf)



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.
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.


Azouzi, K., Bruneau-Voisine, A., Vendier, L., Sortais, J. - B., & Bastin, S. (2020). Asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of ketones promoted by manganese(I) pre-catalysts supported by bidentate aminophosphines. Catal. Commun., 142, 106040.


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.
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.
Wei, D., Bruneau-Voisine, A., Dubois, M., Bastin, S., & Sortais, J. - B. (2019). Manganese-catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of aldimines. ChemCatChem, 11(21), 5256–5259.


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.
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.