Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Giang Vo-Thanh

Bât. 420LCM – ICMMO
Université Paris-Saclay
Rue du doyen Georges Poitou
91405 Orsay Cedex

+33 1 69 15 78 91

Giang Vo-Thanh obtained his Ms in 1994 and his Ph.D in 1997 from the University ‘Pierre et Marie Curie’ (Paris VI). After three year postdoctoral fellowships, he took up, in 2001, an academic position as an assistant professor at the University Paris-Sud. In 2006, he obtained his Habilitation diploma and in 2007, he was pointed Full Professor at the University Paris-Sud. His research interests include all aspects of synthetic methodology, including the design and synthesis of chiral ionic liquids and their uses as chiral reaction media (solvent and/or catalyst) in asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, the synthesis of new chiral ligands (amino alcohols, diamines, phosphines, NHC,…) derived from biomass products and their applications for asymmetric catalysis, and the preparation of molecules or molecular scaffolds of biological interest.

Synergetic catalysis for one-pot bis-alkoxycarbonylation of terminal alkynes over Pd/Xantphos-Al(OTf)3 bi-functional catalytic system. W.-D. Guo, L. Liu, S.-Q. Yang, X.-C. Chen, Y. Lu, G. Vo-Thanh, Y. Liu, ChemCatChem, 2020, 12, 1376-1384

Chiral catalysts derived from biomass: design, synthesis and applications in asymmetric catalysis. T. T. D. Ngo, K.-D. Huynh, H. Ibrahim, T. H. Nguyen, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, G. Vo-Thanh, Vietnam J. Chem, 2019, 57, 670-680

Divergent Synthesis of 1,2-Benzo[e]thiazine and Benzo[d]thiazole Analogues Containing a S-Trifluoromethyl Sulfoximine Group: Preparation and New Properties of the Adachi Reagent. A.-L. Barthelemy, E. Anselmi, T.-N. Le, G. Vo-Thanh, R. Guillot, K. Miqueu, E. Magnier, JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2019, 84, 4086-4094

Novel Class of Reversible Chiral Ionic Liquids Derived from Natural Amino Acids: Synthesis and Characterization. L. Bouchardy, V. Rodriguez-Luis, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, F.-D. Boyer, P. Judenstein, G. Vo-Thanh, Chemistry Select, 2018, 3, 958-962

An efficient and recyclable ionic diphosphine-based Ir-catalyst for hydroaminomethylation of olefins with H2O as hydrogen source. H. Liu, D. Yang, D.-L. Wang, P. Wang, Y. Lu, G. Vo-Thanh, Y. Liu, Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 7979-7982

Novel Class of Reversible Chiral Ionic Liquids Derived from Natural Amino Acids: Synthesis and Characterization. L. Bouchardy, V. Rodriguez-Ruiz, F.-D. Boyer, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, P. Judeinstein, G. Vo-Thanh, ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 958-962

Amphiphilic Zwitterionic phosphine based Au(I)-complex as efficient and recyclable catalyst for hydration of alkynes free of additional additives. X. Chen, X. Ye, W.-Y. Liang, Q. Zhou, G. Vo-Thanh, Y. Liu, Molecular Catalysis, 2018, 448, 171-176

Imidazolium based Ionic liquids as efficient reagents for lignin C-O bond cleavage. M. Thierry, A. Majira, B. Pégot, L. Cezard, F. Bourdreux, G. Clément, F. Perreau, S. Boutet-Mercey, P. Diter, G. Vo-Thanh, C. Lapierre, P.-H. Ducrot, E. Magnier, S. Baumberger, B. Cottyn, ChemSusChem, 2018, 11, 439-448

Fast and Efficient Hantzsch Synthesis using Acid-activated and Cation-exchanged Montmorillonite Catalysts under Solvent-free Microwave Irradiation Conditions. D. D. Pham, N. T. Le, G. Vo-Thanh, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 12041-12045

Chiral Organocatalyzed Intermolecular Rauhut–Currier Reaction of Nitroalkenes with Ethyl Allenoate. S. Takizawa, M. Sako, K. Kishi, M. Shigenobu, G. Vo-Thanh, H. Sasai, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 2017, 65, 997-999

Efficient and Green Synthesis of 4H-pyran derivatives under Ultrasound Irradiation in the presence of K2CO3 supported on Acidic Montmorillonite. D. D. Pham, G. Vo-Thanh, N. T. Le, Synthetic Communications, 2017, 47, 1684-1691

S-Trifluoromethyl Sulfoximine as a Directing Group in Ortho-Lithiation Reaction toward Structural Complexity. T.-N. Le, P. Diter, B. Pégot, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, R. Guillot, G. Vo-Thanh, E. Magnier, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5102-5105

Organocatalyzed [4+2] Annulation of All-Carbon Tetrasubstituted Alkenes with Allenoates: Synthesis of Highly Functionalized 2H- and 4H-Pyran Derivatives. T.-T.-D. Ngo, K. Kishi, M. Sako, M. Shigenobu, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, R. Guillot, J.-P. Baltaze, S. Takizawa, H. Sasai, G. Vo-Thanh, ChemistrySelect, 2016, 1, 5414-5420

Biosourced Ligands from Isosorbide for the Ethylation of Aldehydes or Alkynylation of Imines. K.-D. Huynh, H. Ibrahim, L. Bouchardy, C. Bournaud, E. Kolodziej, M. Toffano, G. Vo-Thanh, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, 1242-1246

Phosphine–Thiourea-Organocatalyzed Asymmetric C−N and C−S Bond Formation Reactions. T.-T.-D. Ngo, T.-H. Nguyen, C. Bournaud, R. Guillot, M. Toffano, G. Vo-Thanh, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 7, 895–899

Synthesis of Novel Triazolo Cyclobutane Nucleoside Analogues. T.-T.-T. Tran, N.-T. Ngo, T.-H. Dinh, G. Vo-Thanh, S. Legoupy, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc, 2015, 36, 1390-1395

Functionalized S-perfluorinated sulfoximines: preparation and evaluation in catalytic process. T.-N. Le, P. Diter, B. Pégot, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, R. Guillot, G. Vo-Thanh, Y. Yagupolskii, E. Magnier, Journal of Florine Chemistry, 2015, 179, 179-187

Synthesis and Characterization of New Chiral Azolinium Salts, Precursors to N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, Derived from l-Proline. A. Thomasset, L. Bouchardy, C. Bournaud, R. Guillot, M. Toffano, G. Vo-Thanh, Synthesis, 2014, 46, 242-250

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Febrifugine Analogues. T.-M.-H. Doan, G. Vo-Thanh, V.-H. Tran, V.-N. Vu, V.-L. Vu, C.-V. Le, T.-L. Nguyen, T.-D. Phi, B.-N. Truong, V.-M. Chau, V.-C. Pham, Natural Product Communications, 2014, 9, 1717-1720

Synthesis of febrifuginol analogues and evaluation of their biological activities. T.-M.-H. Doan, G. Vo-Thanh, V.-H. Tran, V.-N. Vu, V.-L. Vu, B.-N. Truong, T.-D. Phi, V.-M. Chau, V.-C. Pham, Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 6377-6380

Synthesis of chiral thiourea–phosphine organocatalysts derived from l-proline. T.-H. Nguyen, M. Toffano, C. Bournaud, G. Vo-Thanh, Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 6377-6380

First Isolation of Enantiopure Perfluoroalkylated Sulfilimines and Sulfoximines. T.-N. Le, E. Kolodziej, P. Diter, B. Pégot, C. Bournaud, M. Toffano, R. Guillot, G. Vo-Thanh, E. Magnier, CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 2014, 68, 410-413

  • Roquette Research fund (2018-2020: 1 post-doc, 120 KE);
  • PEDR (Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de Recherche): 2016-2020 ;
  • Roquette Research fund (2017-2018: 1 post-doc, 65 KE);
  • Inter Labex Charm3at-Synorg Research fund (2017-2018: 60 KE);
  • Labex AAP Post-doc Research fund (2014: 55 KE);
  • Dexera Research fund (2014);
  • PES (Prime d’Excellence Scientifique) 2011-2015;
  • China Scholarship Council: 2017-2021, bourse de these;
  • China Fellowship Council : Echanges de chercheurs et doctorants (2011-2013 : 6 mois x3).
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016);
  • MoET Research fund (6 Ph.D scholarships: 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017);
  • PES (Prime d’Excellence Scientifique): 2006-2010 ;
  • BQR (Bonus Qualité Recherche) 2009, UPSud ;
  • BQP (Bonus Qualité Pédagogique), 2008, UPSud ;
  • PRESUPSud Research fund (2010, 2012 : 1 post-doc);
  • CEM Research Fund (2009-2011: 1 post-doc);
  • Interchim Research Fund (2007-2010: 1 thèse de doctorat et 1 CDD d’un an);
  • The Institute of Industrial Chemistry Award for creative work in Green Chemistry’ 2009.
  • Word Top-50 Most Cited Articles in 2004-2007’:ACS National Meeting in Boston 2007.
  • ‘Tetrahedron Letters Most Cited Paper 2003-2006 Award’, 2004, 45, 6425-6428
  • CNRS Research Fellowship (1998-1999)
  • Sanofi Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997-1998)
  • National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997-1998)
  • Aventis Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Research Fellowship (1994-1997)