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Sophie Rousseaux

Sophie Rousseaux

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: 416-978-4198

Office: DB 475


Research Homepage: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/wp/rousseaux/


Our group will focus on the development of new strategies to address current limitations and explore new areas in catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry. Our research program will involve aspects of supramolecular chemistry, organometallic chemistry and reaction mechanism elucidation. Specific projects will include, for example, the use of scaffolding strategies and molecular self-assembly to control catalyst configurations in solution and/or reaction product outcomes. We will also develop transition metal catalysts for the nucleophilic functionalization of C-O and C-N bonds. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining our group or would like additional information about our research projects.

Selected Publications

Rousseaux, S.; Liégault, B.; Fagnou, K. Pd(0)-Catalyzed Cyclopropane C-H Bond Functionalization: Synthesis of Quinoline and Tetrahydroquinoline Derivatives. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 244-248.

Rousseaux, S.; García-Fortanet, J.; Del Aguila Sanchez, M. A.; Buchwald, S. L. Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Arylative Dearomatization of Phenols. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9282-9285.

Rousseaux, S.; Davi, M.; Sofack-Kreutzer, J.; Pierre, C.; Jazzar, R.; Kefalidis, C.; Clot, E.; Fagnou, K.; Baudoin, O. Intramolecular Palladium-Catalyzed Alkane C-H Arylation from Aryl Chlorides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 10706-10716.

Rousseaux, S.; Gorelsky, S. I.; Chung, B. K. W.; Fagnou, K. Investigation of the Mechanism of C(sp3)-H Bond Cleavage in Pd(0)-Catalyzed Intramolecular Alkane Arylation Adjacent to Amides and Sulfonamides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 10692-10705.