Yves GIMBERT

Research director CNRS

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 42-43, 4th floor
CSOB Group
Tel: 33(0)1 44 27 36 81

Research Topics:

Gas-phase chemistry: structure, energies, and reactivity of ions – study of reaction mechanisms.

Experimental approaches: mass spectrometry – ion-molecule reactions.

Theoretical approaches: DFT modeling.

Current Research:

  • Evaluation of the electronic effects of ligands in organometallic complexes using mass spectrometry.

Ligand effects in gold-carbonyl complexes: evaluation of bond dissociation energies using blackbody infrared radiative dissociation, D. Gatineau, H. Dossmann, H. Clavier, A. Memboeuf, L. Drahos, Y. Gimbert, D. Lesage, Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 2021, 463, 116545, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2021


Ligand effects in gold-carbonyl complexes : evaluation of the bond dissociation energies using blackbody infrared radiative dissociation, D. Gatineau, H. Dossmann, H. Clavier, A. Memboeuf, L. Drahos, Y. Gimbert, D. Lesage, Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 2021, 463, 116545, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2021.116545

  • Kinetic and Energetic Aspects in Mass Spectrometry

Extended kinetic method and RRKM modeling to reinvestigate proline’s proton affinity and approach the meaning of effective temperature, D. Lesage, S. Mezzache, Y. Gimbert, H. Dossmann, J.-C. Tabet, European Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2019;25(2):219-228, https://doi.org/10.1177/146906671882205

  • Study of Reaction Mechanisms

Mechanism of Alkyne Hydroarylation Catalyzed by (P,C)-Cyclometalated Au(III) Complexes, M. S. M Holmsen, C. Blons, A. Amgoune, M. Regnacq, D. Lesage, E. D. Sosa Carrizo, P. Lavedan, Y. Gimbert, K. Miqueu, D. Bourissou, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 49, 22722–22733 https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c10737

Energetics of key Au(III)-substrate adducts relevant to catalytic hydroarylation of alkynes, M. Regnacq, D. Lesage, M. S. M. Holmsen, K. Miqueu, D. Bourissou, Y. Gimbert, Dalton Trans. 2023 https://doi.org/10.1039/d3dt02393a

Scientific Career:

  • 2020 : CNRS Research Director, 1st Class

Selected Publications

  1. Mechanism of Alkyne Hydroarylation Catalyzed by (P,C)-Cyclometalated Au(III) Complexes, M. S. M Holmsen, C. Blons, A. Amgoune, M. Regnacq, D. Lesage, E. D. Sosa Carrizo, P. Lavedan, Y. Gimbert, K. Miqueu, D. Bourissou, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 49, 22722–22733 https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c10737
  2. Gold-Catalyzed Addition of Propargyl Acetates to Olefins via O-Acyl Migration/Cyclopropanation Sequence: Insight into the Diastereoselective Formation of the Alkene, M. Barbazanges, Y. Gimbert, L. Fensterbank, The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2023, 88, 3297–3302 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.2c02623
  3. Synthesis and Enzymatic Conversion of Amino Acids Equipped with the Silanetriol Functionality: A Prelude to Silicon Biodiversification, J. Dussart-Gautheret, J. Rivollier, C. Simon, A. De Simone, J. Berthet, S. Delbaere, R. Maruchenko, C. Troufflard, D Lesage, Y. Gimbert, G. Lemière, P. Marlière, L Fensterbank, ChemistryEurope 2023, e202300058 https://doi.org/10.1002/ceur.202300058
  4. Energetics of key Au(III)-substrate adducts relevant to catalytic hydroarylation of alkynes, M. Regnacq, D. Lesage, M. S. M. Holmsen, K. Miqueu, D. Bourissou, Y. Gimbert, Dalton Trans. 2023 https://doi.org/10.1039/d3dt02393a