Gilles Alcaraz

CNRS Research Director

Gilles alcaraz

Email : gilles [dot] alcaraz [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 23 23 51 88

Office number : 925 - Build. 10 C

Publications referenced in HAL

Education and professional experience

  • In 1995, Gilles Alcaraz got his Ph.D from the Université de Toulouse 3 under the supervision of Dr. Antoine Baceiredo and Dr. Guy Bertrand: "Electron deficient species and P-containing constrained cycles".
  • In 1997, after a post-doctoral position in ETH-Zürich (CH) with Pr. Dr. Hansjörg Grützmacher on phosphiranes chemistry, he was hired as CNRS fellow (Chargé de Recherche) in Dr. Michel Vaultier's group (Université of Rennes 1). His research activities focused on solid-supported boron chemistry involving Suzuki-Miyaura coupling and multicomponent reactions. Then he started to develop the chemistry of diisopropylaminoborane in palladium-catalyzed borylation reactions exploiting B-H bond activation.
  • In 2006, he moved to the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (Toulouse) to collaborate with S. Sabo-Etienne and Mary Grellier within the newly created team "Organometallic Architecture and Catalysis". In this frame, he developed an organometallic chemistry of boron-based ligands centred on the activation of B-H bonds and involving unconventional (monosubstituted and polyfunctional) boranes mostly derived from the chemistry of aminoboranes and amine-boranes. In 2011, he was promoted CNRS research director.
  • In 2016, he moved back to the Université de Rennes 1 and joined the team "Organometallics: Materials and Catalysis". His interest is still focussed on organic and organometallic boron chemistry. A special focus is given on aminoboranes chemistry and B-N bonds engineering in close connection with molecules displaying optical properties and polymers.

Research interests