Dominique AGUSTIN


Dominique AGUSTIN

Senior Associate Professor + Habilitation


+33 (0)5 63 62 11 72

ORCID number: 0000-0003-1933-8442

  • PhD at LHFA (Toulouse)

  • Post-doc at Saarland University (Germany)

  • MCF (assistant Professor) 2002-2006 at UPMC (Sorbonne University, Paris)

  • MCF since 2006 at Paul Sabatier University (IUT, Castres)

  • Habilitation in 2012


  • President of the Research Commission of the IUT Castres
  • Secretary of Sustainable Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society
  • Co-pilot of Science Popularization Meetings : Exploreur Science en Circuit Court– Castres
  • Member of LCC – Sustainable Workgroup
  • Member of the IUT Paul Sabatier Ecological Transition Steering Committee
  • TIRIS Training Programs Steering Committee Facilitator

Areas of expertise – ongoing projects

  • Catalysis and Green Chemistry
  • Organic solvent-free Oxidation
  • Biomass Valorization
  • Communication and scientific popularization


Click here to see our collaborations.


  • France:  LCC (Michel Baltas) + CIMV
  • Croatia: University of Zagreb – PMF (Jana Pisk, Visnja, Vrdoljak, Marina Cindric, Mirta Rubcic)
  • Mexico: UNAM Mexico (Norberto Farfan, Itzel Guerrero Rios) + Cinvestav (Rosa Santillan)
  • Finland: Abo Akademi (Reko Leino, Patrik Eklund, Tiina Saloranta), Turun Yilipsto (Ari Lehtonen), Uni Helsinki (Timo Repo)…



  • CNRS, IUT, ANR-France Relance, TTT, LIA France-Mexico, IFAL, Erasmus, PHC Cogito, IAE CNRS, Occitanie Region, NanoX, etc.

Scientific production
(List of publications)

Articles in peer-reviewed international journals


P1 – New heterocyclic bivalent tin and germanium species (Schiff’s base)M(II) (M = Ge, Sn) and related metalla-nethiones and –selones, D. Agustin, G. Rima, J. Barrau, Main Group Metal Chem., 1997, 20, 791-793

P2 – Stable Heterocyclic Schiff Base Divalent M14 Species M-O-(Schiff Base)-O (M = Ge, Sn, Pb), D. Agustin, G. Rima, H. Gornitzka, J. Barrau, J. Organomet. Chem., 1999, 592, 1-10.

P3 – Espèces du groupe 14 à ligand Base de Schiff de type (Base de Schiff)M=E (M = Ge, Sn ; E = N-SiMe3, S, Se), D. Agustin, G. Rima, H. Gornitzka, J. Barrau, Main Group Metal Chemistry, 1999, 22(12), 703-711

P4 – Transition Metal Complexes of (Schiff Base) Divalent Group 14 Element Species – [(Salen)M]nM’(CO)6-n, (n = 1, 2; M = Ge, Sn, Pb; M’ = Cr, W), D. Agustin, G. Rima, H. Gornitzka, J. Barrau, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2000, 693-702.

P5 – Ligand transfer reactions between (Schiff Base) Divalent Group 14 Element species and titanium, nickel, boron and phosphorous halides. D. Agustin, G. Rima, H. Gornitzka, J. Barrau, Organometallics, 2000, 19(21), 4276-4282.

P6 – (Schiff Base) Divalent Group 14 Element Species – Manganese and Iron Complexes [(Salen)M]Mn(C5H5)(CO)2 (M = Ge, Sn, Pb) and [(Salen)Sn]Fe(CO)4. D. Agustin, G. Rima, H. Gornitzka, J. Barrau, Inorg. Chem., 2000, 39(24), 5492-5495

P7 – New Synthetic Approach and Structural Characterisation of the Chloroalkylstannanes (ClCH2)nSnCl4-n (n = 2,4) and the Hydrolysis Product [(ClCH2)2Sn(Cl)O(Cl)Sn(CH2Cl)2]2, M. Veith, D. Agustin, V. Huch, J. Organomet. Chem., 2002, 646(1-2), 138-145

P8 – Functional tetraarylstannanes Sn[C6H4-R]4 (R = -CH(CH2O)2, -CH=O, -COOH, -CH=N-NH-C6H4-2,4-(NO2)2, -CH2OH, -CO-NH-CH2-COO-CH3, -CH[N(C2H4)2O]2), M. Veith, A. Rammo, C. Kirsch, L. Khemtémourian, D. Agustin, J. Organomet. Chem., 2004, 689, 1546-1552.

P9 – Characterisation of the Heterosilylated Anions [PW9O34(tBuSiO)3(SiR)]3 –(R=-CH3,-CH=CH2,-CH2-CH=CH2,-(CH2)4CH=CH2); X-ray Crystal Structure of [nBu4N]3[PW9O34(tBuSiO)3(SiCH2-CH=CH2)], D. Agustin, C. Coelho, A. Mazeaud, P. Herson, A. Proust, R. Thouvenot , Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem., 2004, 630(12), 2049-2053.

P10 – Synthesis, characterization and study of the chromogenic properties of the hybrid polyoxometalates [PW11O39(SiR)2O]3- (R=Et, (CH2)nCH=CH2, CH2CH2SiEt3, CH2CH2SiMe2Ph), D. Agustin, J. Dallery, C. Coelho, A. Proust, R. Thouvenot, J. Organomet. Chem., 2007, 692(4), 746-754.

P11 – Polymorph of {2-[(2-hydroxyethyl)iminiomethyl]phenolato-k-O} {2-[(2-oxidoethyl)iminomethyl]-phenolato-k-3O,N,O’} molybdenum (VI), D. Agustin, J C Daran, R. Poli, Acta Cryst Sect.C, 2008, 64, m101-104.

P12 – 119Sn NMR spectroscopic and structural properties of transition metal complexes with terminal stannylene ligands, D. Agustin, M. Ehses, C. R. Chimie, 2009, 12, 1189-1227

P13 – Structural Characterization and Theoretical Calculations of cis-Dioxo(N-salicylidene-2-aminophenolato)(ethanol) molybdenum (VI) Complexes MoO2(SAP)(EtOH) (SAP = N-salicylidene-2 amino-phenolato), D. Agustin, C. Bibal, B. Neveux, J. C. Daran, R. Poli, Z. Allg. Anorg. Chem, 2009, 635(13-14), 2120-2125.

P14 – Rational, Facile Synthesis and Characterization of the Neutral Mixed-Metal Organometallic Oxides Cp*2MoxW6-xO17 (Cp* = C5Me5, x=0, 2, 4, 6), G. Taban-Caliskan, D. Agustin, F. Demirhan, L. Vendier, R. Poli, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.,2009, 34, 5219-5226.

P15 – Oxo-bridged bis oxo-vanadium(V) complexes with tridentate Schiff base ligands (VOL)2O (L = SAE, SAMP, SAP): Synthesis, structure and epoxidation catalysis under solvent-free conditions, C. Cordelle, D. Agustin, J.-C. Daran, R. Poli, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2010, 364(1), 144-149

P16 – Epoxidation Processes by Pyridoxal Dioxomolybdenum(VI) (Pre)Catalysts Without Organic Solvent, J. Pisk, D. Agustin, V. Vrdoljak, R. Poli, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2011, 353, 2910-2914.

P17 – Charged dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes with pyridoxal thiosemicarbazone ligands as molybdenum(V) precursors in oxygen atom transfer process and epoxidation (pre)catalysts. J. Pisk, B. Prugovečki, D. Matković-Čalogović, R. Poli, D. Agustin, V. Vrdoljak, Polyhedron, 2012, 33, 441-449.

P18 – Rational synthesis and characterization of the mixed-metal organometallic polyoxometalates [Cp*MoxW6-xO18] (x = 0, 1, 5, 6), G. Taban-Çalışkan, D. Mesquita Fernandes, J.-C. Daran, D. Agustin, F. Demirhan, R. Poli, Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 5931-5940.

P19 – Solvent-free epoxidation of olefins catalyzed by “[MoO2(SAP)]”: a new mode of TBHP activation. J. Morlot, N. Uyttebroeck, D. Agustin, R. Poli, ChemCatChem, 2013, 5(2), 601-611.

P20 – Questions of induction times, activity, selectivity, interface and mass transport in solvent-free epoxidation by H2O2 and TBHP: a study with organic salts of the [PMo12O40]3- anion, B. Guérin, D. Mesquita Fernandes, J.-C. Daran, D. Agustin, R. Poli, New. J. Chem. 2013, 3466-3475.

P21 – Solvent-free epoxidation of himachalenes and their derivatives by TBHP using [MoO2(SAP)]2 as a catalyst, M. Loubidi, D. Agustin, A. Benharref, R. Poli, C. R. Chimie 2014, 17(6), 549-556.

P22 – Pyridoxal hydrazonato molybdenum(VI) complexes: assembly, structure and epoxidation (pre)catalyst testing under solvent-free conditions, J. Pisk, B. Prugovecki, D. Matkovic-Calogovic, T. Jednacak, P. Novak, D. Agustin, V. Vrdoljak, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 39000-39010.

P23 – Tridentate ONS vs. ONO salicylideneamino(thio)phenolato [MoO2L] complexes for catalytic solvent-free epoxidation with aqueous TBHP, W. Wang, T. Vanderbeeken, D. Agustin, R. Poli, Catal. Commun. 2015, 63, 26-30.

P24 – Dioxomolybdenum(VI) and dioxotungsten(VI) complexes chelated with the ONO tridentate hydrazone ligand: synthesis, structure and catalytic epoxidation activity, V. Vrdoljak, J. Pisk, D. Agustin, P. Novak, J. Parlov Vukovic, D. Matkovic-Calogovic, New J. Chem. 2014, 38(12), 6176-6185.

P25 – Substituent effects on solvent-free epoxidation catalyzed by dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes supported by ONO Schiff base ligands, W. Wang, T. Guerrero, S. R. Merecias, H. Garcia-Ortega, R. Santillan, J.-C. Daran, N. Farfan, D. Agustin, R. Poli, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 431, 176-183.

P26 – Pyridoxal based ONS and ONO vanadium(V) complexes: Structural analysis and catalytic application in organic solvent free epoxidation, J. Pisk, J.-C. Daran, R. Poli, D. Agustin, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2015, 403, 52-63.

P27 – Enhanced NLO properties of molybdenum push-pull coordination compounds with tridentate ONO organic ligands, T. Guerrero, P. G. Lacroix, H. Garcia-Ortega, O. G. Morales-Saavedra, D. Agustin, N. Farfan, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2016, 442, 10-15

P28 – OH-substituted tridentate ONO Schiff base ligands and related molybdenum(VI) complexes for solvent-free (ep) oxidation catalysis with TBHP as oxidant, W. Wang, J.-C. Daran, R. Poli, D. Agustin, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2016, 416, 117-126

P29 – Dioxotungsten(VI) complexes with isoniazid-related hydrazones as (pre)catalysts for olefin epoxidation: solvent and ligand substituent effects, V. Vrdoljak, J. Pisk, B. Prugovečki, D. Agustin, P. Novak, D. Matković-Čalogović, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 36384 – 36393

P30 – Towards a global greener process: from solvent-less synthesis of molybdenum(VI) ONO Schiff base complexes to catalyzed olefin epoxidation under organic-solvent-free conditions, M. Cindrić, G. Pavlović, R. Katava, D. Agustin, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 594-602

P31 – Influence of ligand substitution on molybdenum catalysts with tridentate Schiff base ligands for the organic solvent-free oxidation of limonene using aqueous TBHP as oxidant, W. Wang, D. Agustin, R. Poli, Molecular Catalysis, 2017, 443, 52-59

P32 – Organic salts and Merrifield resin supported [PM12O40]3− (M = Mo or W) as catalysts for adipic acid synthesis, J. Pisk, D. Agustin, R. Poli, Molecules 2019, 24(4), 783/1-15.

P33 – Discrete mononuclear and dinuclear compounds containing a MoO22+ core and 4-aminobenzhydrazone ligands: Synthesis, structure and organic-solvent-free epoxidation activity. D. Cvijanovic, J. Pisk, G. Pavlovic, D. Sisak-Jung, D. Matkovic-Calogovic, M. Cindric, D. Agustin, V. Vrdoljak, New J. Chem. 2019, 43(4), 1791-1802.

P34 – Molybdenum(VI) complexes of hemilabile aroylhydrazone ligands as efficient catalysts for greener cyclooctene epoxidation: An experimental and theoretical approach. J. Pisk, M. Rubcic, D. Kuzman, M. Cindric, D. Agustin, V.  Vrdoljak New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 5531–5542.

P35 – Geometrically Constrained Molybdenum(VI) Metallosupramolecular Architectures: Conventional Synthesis versus Vapor and Thermally Induced Solid-State Structural Transformations. V. Vrdoljak, M. Mandaric, T. Hrenar, I. Đilovic, J. Pisk, G. Pavlovic, M. Cindric, D. Agustin Cryst. Growth Des. 2019. 19, 3000-3011.

P36 – The Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Properties of the [Mo7O24(μ-Mo8O26)Mo7O24]16− Anion Formed via Two Intermediate Heptamolybdates [Co(en)3]2[NaMo7O24]Cl·nH2O and (H3O)[Co(En)3]2[Mo7O24]Cl·9H2O. V. Damjanović, J. Pisk, D. Kuzman, D. Agustin, V. Vrdoljak, V. Stilinović, M. Cindrić, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48 (27), 9974–9983.

P37 – Organic solvent-free olefins and alcohols (ep)oxidation using recoverable catalysts based on [PM12O40]3− (M = Mo or W) Ionically grafted on amino functionalized silica nanobeads. Y. Wang, F. Gayet, P. Guillo, D. Agustin, Materials, 2019, 12(20), 3278.

P38 – Formation of tetrahydrofurano-, aryltetralin, and butyrolactone norlignans through the epoxidation of 9-norlignans, P. A. Runeberg, D. Agustin, P. C. Eklund, Molecules 2020, 25(5),1160

P39 – Discrete and polymeric ensembles based on dinuclear molybdenum(VI) building blocks with adaptive carbohydrazide ligands: from the design to catalytic epoxidation, E. Topic, J. Pisk, D. Agustin, M. Jendrlin, D. Cvijanovic, V. Vrdoljak, M. Rubcic, New J. Chem. 2020, 44(19), 8085-8097.

P40 – Tetranuclear molybdenum(VI) hydrazonato epoxidation (pre)catalysts: Is water always the best choice? J. Pisk, D. Agustin, V. Vrdoljak, Catal. Commun. 2020, 142, 106027.

P41 – Efficient Molybdenum Hydrazonato Epoxidation Catalysts Operating under Green Chemistry Conditions: Water vs. Decane Competition, S. Mrkonja, E. Topić, M. Mandarić, D. Agustin, J. Pisk, Catalysts 2021, 11(7), 756

P42 – Implication of oxidant activation on olefin epoxidation catalysed by Molybdenum catalysts with aroylhydrazonato ligands: Experimental and theoretical studies, A. Bafti, M. Razum, E. Topić, D. Agustin, J. Pisk, V. Vrdoljak, Molecular Catalysis, 2021, 512,111764

P43 – Replacement of Volatile Acetic Acid by Solid SiO2@COOH Silica (Nano)Beads for (Ep)Oxidation Using Mn and Fe Complexes Containing BPMEN Ligand, Y. Wang, F. Gayet, J.-C. Daran, P. Guillo, D. Agustin, Molecules 2021, 26(18), 5435

P44 – Molybdenum-, vanadium-, and tungsten-containing materials for catalytic applications. D. Agustin, J. Pisk, Materials, 2022 15(5), 1720

P45 – Molybdenum, Vanadium and Tungsten-based catalysts for sustainable (ep)oxidation, J. Pisk, D. Agustin, Molecules, 2022 27(18) 6011


Invitation in science popularisation seminars (SI-V)

SI-V1  Green Chemistry And Catalysis : New Concepts For A Cleaner Chemistry. D. Agustin Café scientifique Institut Français en Finlande, 19/01/2011, Helsinki, (FI)

SI-V2  Catalyse et Chimie Verte, D. Agustin, Fête de la Science, IUT Castres, 14/10/2011

SI-V3  Chimie verte et catalyse, D. Agustin, Lycée Français Prins Henrik, 19/11/2014, Copenhague (Denmark)

SI-V4  Chimie verte et catalyse : vers une chimie propre, D. Agustin, Institut Français au Danemark (Café scientifique) 20-11-2014, Copenhague (Danemark)

SI-V5  Catalyse et Chimie verte : vers une société durable, D. Agustin, CSE Airbus, 13/09/2021, Toulouse

SI-V6  Que peuvent apporter la chimie verte et la catalyse pour un développement soutenable sur notre planète ? D. Agustin, Café Scientifique – Institut Français de Finlande, Helsinki (Finlande) 09/06/2022

SI-V7  Notre planète, ce sablier, D. Agustin, Speed-Searching, Nuit Européenne des Chercheurs, Toulouse, 29/09/2022

SI-V8  Chimie Verte et Catalyse – D. Agustin, Dans le Noir, Nuit Européenne des Chercheurs, Toulouse, 29/09/2022

SI-V9  Quand la planète est dans le Rouge, La chimie se met au vert, D. Agustin, Rencontres Exploreurs, Castres 16/11/2022



VID-1 Valorisation de la Biomasse et Catalyse (Fête de la Science 2020 ), D. Agustin – video, Octobre 2020, Toulouse (FR)


Press articles (AJ)

*AJ-1 Castres. L’IUT chimie sait aussi attirer de jeunes chercheurs étrangers, La Dépêche, 28/06/2018.

*AJ-2 Castres. Dominique Agustin : un chimiste de Castres en Finlande. La Dépêche, 13/03/2022.

*AJ-3 Castres. Bouillon de cultures en chimie; La dépêche, 18/06/2022.

*AJ-4 La chimie se met au vert -Exploreur Toulouse –Les 2 font la paire – 01/11/2022 (Podcast associé)


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