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Dr Evgueni Kirillov

Associate Professor

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes
UMR 6226 CNRS - Université Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu - Building 10C - Room 920
35042 Rennes Cedex - France
Phone : 33 (0) 2 23 23 61 18

Education and professional experience

  • 2008: D. Sc. (Habilitation) in Organometallic Chemistry and Polymerization Catalysis, University of Rennes 1
  • 2000: Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry, Institute of Organometallic Chemistry of RAS, Nizhny Novgorod
  • 1996: M.Sc./B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia)
  • 2009: Maître de Conférences
  • 2002-2003, 2005-2009: Research Associate, University of Rennes 1
  • 2004: Research Associate, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Research interests

  • Organometallic / coordination chemistry
  • Polymerization catalysis
  • “Oscillating” and Polynuclear polymerization catalysis
  • Stereochemistry of polymerization
  • Prediction of chemical reactivity using quantum mechanics methods
  • Mechanistic studies of elementary steps in polymerization reactions
  • Activation of CO2 via coupling with unsaturated substrates


  • Single-site polymerization catalysis
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Industrial organic chemistry
  • Thermodynamics; Chemical kinetics
  • Organic chemistry
  • Programming for physico-chemists


  • Pr. R.F. Jordan (University of Chicago, IL, USA): polymerization catalysis
  • Pr. A. Trifonov (Inqtitute of Organometallic Chemistry RAS, Nizhny Novgorod): chemistry of lanthanides
  • Pr. V. Ananikov (Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, Moscow): polymerization
  • Pr. L. Maron (INSA Toulouse, France): computations
  • Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL, USA): CO2 activation

Selected recent publications

  • Conformationally dynamic titanium and zirconium cationic complexes of bis(naphthoxy)pyridine ligands: structure, “oscillation” and olefin polymerization catalysis
    Annunziata, L.; Roisnel, T.; Razavi, A.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Kirillov, E.
    Dalton Trans. (2017) asap.
  • Synthesis and Structure of First Discrete Dinuclear Cationic Aluminum Complexes
    Wang, X.; Dorcet, V.; Luo, Y.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Kirillov, E.
    Dalton Trans. (2016) 45, 12345-12351.
  • Tandem C(sp2)–OMe Activation / C(sp2)–C(sp2) Coupling in Early Transition Metal Complexes: Aromatic C−O Activation beyond Late Transition Metal
    Radkov, V.; Roisnel, T.; Trifonov, A.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Kirillov, E.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2016) 138, 4350-4353.
  • Discrete Ionic Complexes of Highly Isoselective Zirconocenes. Solution Dynamics, Trimethylaluminum Adducts, and Implications in Propylene Polymerization
    Theurkauff, G.; Bader, M.; Marquet, N.; Bondon, A.; Roisnel, T.; Guegan, J.-P.; Amar, A.; Boucekkine, A.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Kirillov, E.
    Organometallics (2016) 35, 258-276.
  • Heterobi- and -trimetallic Ion Pairs of Zirconocene-Based Isoselective Olefin Polymerization Catalysts with AlMe3
    Theurkauff, G.; Bondon, A.; Dorcet, V.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Kirillov, E.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2015) 54, 6343-6346.
  • Carboxylic acid derivatives via catalytic carboxylation of unsaturated hydrocarbons: whether the nature of a reductant may determine the mechanism of CO2 incorporation?
    Kirillov, E.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Bunel E.
    Dalton Trans. (2015) 44, 16212-16223.
  • Dinuclear vs. Mononuclear Complexes: Accelerated, Metal-dependent Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactide
    Normand, M.; Roisnel, T.; Carpentier, J.-F.; Kirillov, E.
    Chem. Commun. (2013) 49, 11692-11694.

Publications referenced in HAL since 2006