Corinne AUBERT

Research Director

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 32-42, 5th floor, office 412
CASCH Group 
Phone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 70 68

Research interests

Organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, organic and asymmetric synthesis.

Current research

  • New Cobalt catalysts development
  • Synthesis of heteroaromatic polycyclic compounds
  • Nanoparticles Synthesis (LabEx MiChem SMALLNANO 2015)
  • Asymmetric [2+2+2] Cycloaddition (ANR-JCJC HELCATS 2013)
  • C-H, C-Si bond Activation (ANR-BLANC COCACOLIGHT 2012)
  • Chiral Counter-Ion in Organometallic Catalysis (ANR-BLANC SACCAOR 2009)

Scientific career

  • 2018 – March 2019: Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Sorbonne Université (Paris, France)
  • 2011 – 2017:
    • Director of the laboratory Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire (IPCM) – UMR 7201 then UMR 8232, (UPMC)
    • Coordinator of the laboratory of Excellence MiChemMulti-Scale Integrative Chemistry : From Single Molecules to Nano-Edifices
  • 2009: Research Director 1st class, CNRS, UPMC
  • 2009 – 2011: Deputy director of the laboratory Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire (IPCM)-UMR 7201, UPMC
  • 2006 – 2007: Chargée de mission at the Ministery of Research: evaluation of laboratories, expertise of international projects
  • 2005 – 2008: Deputy director of the laboratory of organic chemistry UMR 7611, UPMC
  • 2001: Research Director 2nd class, CNRS, UPMC
  • 1997: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, UPMC
  • 1990: Chargée de Recherches 1st class, CNRS, UPMC
  • 1987 – 1989: Post-doctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Supervisor : Prof. K. P. C. Vollhardt. Total Synthesis of Natural Compounds with Organometallic Complexes
  • 1985: Chargée de Recherches 2nd class, CNRS, Thiais
  • 1985: Ph.D., Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, Supervisor : Drs J-F. Biellmann et J-P. Bégué ,-Elimination Reaction of Enolates Derived from Carboxylic Esters and Amides
  • 1981: Chemistry Engineer, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Strasbourg.

Awards and recognition

  • 2016: Membre distinguée de la SCF
  • 2015: Chevalier de l’ordre National du Mérite (promoted 15 Nov. 2013)

Selected publications

  1. Helical bisphosphinites in asymmetric Tsuji-Trost allylation : a remarkable P/Pd ratio effect, Medena, C. ; Aubert, C. ; Derat, E. ; Fensterbank, L. ; Gontard, G. ; Khaled, O. ; Vanthuyne, N. ; Ollivier, C. ; Petit, M. ; Barbazanges, M., ChemCatChem202113, 4543-4548. Lien ; Front cover : Link
  2. HELIXOL-derived Bisphosphinite Ligand : Synthesis and Application in Gold-catalyzed Enynes Cycloisomerization, Medena, C. ; Calogero, F. ; Lemoine, Q. ; Aubert, C. ; Derat, E. ; Fensterbank, L. ; Gontard, G. ; Khaled, O. ; Vanthuyne, N. ; Moussa, J. ; Ollivier, C. ; Petit, M. ; Barbazanges, M., Eur. J. Org. Chem.2019, 2129 Lien.
  3. Niobium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Addition of O–H and N–H Bonds to Alkenes : A Tool for Hydrofunctionalization, Ferrand, L. ; Tang, Y. ; Aubert, C. ; Fensterbank, L. ; Mouriès-Mansuy, V. ; Petit, M. ; Amatore, M. Org. Lett. 201719, 2062–2065. Lien.
  4. Hydroboration and Diboration of Internal Alkynes Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Low-Valent Cobalt Catalyst, Ferrand, L. ; Lyu, Y. ; Rivera-Hernández, A. ; Fallon, B. J. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Petit, M. Synthesis 2017Lien.
  5. Regio- and Stereoselective Hydrosilylation of Unsymmetrical Alkynes Catalyzed by a Well-Defined, Low-Valent Cobalt Catalyst, Rivera-Hernández, A. ; Fallon, B. J. ; Ventre, S. ; Simon, C. ; Tremblay, M.-H. ; Gontard, G. ; Derat, E. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Petit, M. Org. Lett. 201618, 4242–4245, Lien.
  6. Hcp Cobalt Nanocrystals with High Magnetic Anisotropy Prepared by Easy One-Pot Synthesis, Meziane, L. ; Salzemann, C. ; Aubert, C. ; Gérard, H. ; Petit, C. ; Petit, M. Nanoscale 20168, 18640–18645. Lien.
  7. Assessing Ligand and Counterion Effects in the Noble Metal Catalyzed Cycloisomerization Reactions of 1,6-Allenynes : A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Approach, Jaroschik, F. ; Simonneau, A. ; Lemière, G. ; Cariou, K. ; Agenet, N. ; Amouri, H. ; Aubert, C. ; Goddard, J.-P. ; Lesage, D. ; Malacria, M. ; Gimbert, Y. ; Gandon, V. ; Fensterbank, L. ACS Catal. 20166, 5146–5160. Lien
  8. C2-Alkylation and Alkenylation of Indoles Catalyzed by a Low-Valent Cobalt Complex in the Absence of Reductant, Fallon, B. J. ; Derat, E. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Chemla, F. ; Ferreira, F. ; Perez-Luna, A. ; Petit, M. Org. Lett. 201618, 2292–2295. Lien
  9. A Well-Defined Low-Valent Cobalt Catalyst Co(PMe3)4 with Dimethylzinc : A Simple Catalytic Approach for the Reductive Dimerization of Benzyl Halides, Fallon, B. J. ; Corcé, V. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Chemla, F. ; Ferreira, F. ; Perez-Luna, A. ; Petit, M. New J. Chem. 201640, 9912–9916. Lien.
  10. Chiral Phosphate in Rhodium-Catalyzed Asymmetric [2+2+2] Cycloaddition : Ligand, Counterion, or Both ?, Barbazanges, M. ; Caytan, E. ; Lesage, D. ; Aubert, C. ; Fensterbank, L. ; Gandon, V. ; Ollivier, C. Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 8553–8558. Lien
  11. Mild Niobium-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloaddition of Sila-Triynes : Easy Access to Polysubstituted Benzosilacyclobutenes, Simon, C. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Petit, M. Org. Lett. 201517, 844–847. Lien
  12. Synthesis of 1,2-Dihydropyridines Catalyzed by Well-Defined Low-Valent Cobalt Complexes : C–H Activation Made Simple, Fallon, B. J. ; Garsi, J.-B. ; Derat, E. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Petit, M. ACS Catal. 20155, 7493–7497. Lien.
  13. C–H Activation/Functionalization Catalyzed by Simple, Well-Defined Low-Valent Cobalt Complexes, Fallon, B. J. ; Derat, E. ; Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Chemla, F. ; Ferreira, F. ; Perez-Luna, A. ; Petit, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137, 2448–2451. Lien.
  14. Double-Stereodifferentiation in Rhodium-Catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] Cycloaddition : Chiral Ligand/Chiral Counterion Matched Pair, Augé, M. ; Feraldi-Xypolia, A. ; Barbazanges, M. ; Aubert, C. ; Fensterbank, L. ; Gandon, V. ; Kolodziej, E. ; Ollivier, C. Org. Lett. 201517, 3754–3757. Lien
  15. Recent Advances in Stereoselective [2+2+2] Cycloadditions, Amatore, M. ; Aubert, C. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 20152015, 265–286. Lien.