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Lecturer - University Clermont Auvergne

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- Member of the Organic and Medicinal Chemistry team
- Member of the Organometallics group.

Present research activities

  • Organometallic synthesis: metal-NHC complexes
  • Bioactive metal-NHC complexes
  • Functionalized catalyst design
  • Catalysis in aqueous conditions
  • Physicochemical studies of metal complexes


  • 2013: Habilitation degree, Blaise Pascal University
  • 2009-: Permanent lecturer position (Maître de Conférences)
  • 2007-2009: Post-doctoral research fellow, CEA, Grenoble (peptide chemistry, lanthanide complexes)
  • 2007: PhD, Paris-South University (glycochemistry, (bio)inorganic chemistry)
  • 2004 : Master’s Degree in bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, Paris-South University.


40 articles in peer-reviewed journals (04/2017)

A few recent publications:

  • A catalytic intramolecular nitrene insertion into a copper(I)–N-heterocyclic carbene bond yielding fused nitrogen heterocycles, K. Fauché, L. Nauton, L. Jouffret, F. Cisnetti, Arnaud Gautier, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2402.
  • Cuprophilic interactions in highly luminescent dicopper(I)–NHC–picolyl complexes – fast phosphorescence or TADF? Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2932
  • Water-Soluble Gold–N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for the Catalytic Homogeneous Acid- and Silver-free Hydration of Hydrophilic Alkynes, H. Ibrahim, P. de Frémont, P. Braunstein, V. Théry, L. Nauton, F. Cisnetti, A. Gautier, Adv. Synth. Catal, 2015, 357, 3893
  • ((Cu(IPr))2(μ-OH))(BF4): synthesis and halide-free CuAAC catalysis, H. Ibrahim, R. Guillot, F. Cisnetti, A. Gautier, Chem. Commun., 2014, doi:10.1039/C4CC03346A
  • Simplified Preparation of Copper(I) NHCs Using Aqueous Ammonia, C. Gibard, H. Ibrahim, R. Guillot, A. Gautier, F. Cisnetti, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 4279-4283

Full publication list (source: Web of Knowledge)

Main teaching activities

General and organic chemistry at the bachelor & master level Organometallic catalysis (master)

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