80) A. Jayaraman, L. C. Misal Castro, V. Desrosiers and F. Fontaine, « Metal-Free Borylative Dearomatization of Indoles: Exploring the Divergent Reactivity of Aminoborane C-H Borylation Catalysts », Chem. Sci., 2018, Accepted, DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01093E.



    79) Maria V. Zakharova, Nima Masoumifard, Yimu Hu, Jongho, Freddy Kleitz, Frédéric-Georges Fontaine, « Designed Synthesis of Mesoporous Solid-Supported Lewis Acid–Base Pairs and Their CO2 Adsorption Behaviors », ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Accepted, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b00640.





    78) Fontaine, F.-G.; Rochette, É. « Ambiphilic Molecules: From Organometallic Curiosity to Metal-Free Catalysts » Acc. Chem. Res. Accepted, DOI : 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00514


    77) Légaré Lavergne, J.; Jayaraman, A.; Misal-Castro, L. C.; Rochette, É.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Metal-Free Borylation of Heteroarenes using Ambiphilic Aminoboranes: On the Importance of Sterics in Frustrated Lewis Pair C-H Bond Activation» J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, 139, 14714−14723



    76) Rochette, É.; Boutin, H.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Frustrated Lewis Pair Catalyzed S-H Bond Borylation» Organometallics, 2017, 36, 2870–2876.


    75) Fontaine, F.-G.; Stephan, D.W. «On The Concept Of Frustrated Lewis Pairs» Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 2017375:20170004.



    74) Bura, T.; Beaupré, S.; Légaré, M.-A.; Quinn, J.; Rochette, É.; Blaskovits, J.T.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Pron, A.; Li, Y.; Leclerc, M. « Direct heteroarylation polymerization: guidelines for defect-free conjugated polymers » Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 3913 - 3925.


    73) Zakharova, V. M.; Kleitz, F.; Fontaine, F.-G.«Lewis Acidity Quantification and Catalytic Activity of Ti, Zr and Al-Supported Mesoporous Silica» Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 3864 - 3876.

    72) Zakharova, M.V.; Kleitz, F.; Fontaine, F.-G.«Carbon DioxideOversolubility in Nanoconfined Liquids for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates» ChemCatChem2017, 9, 1886 - 1890.


    71) Rochette, E.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Fontaine, F.-G.«Frustrated Lewis Pair Mediated Csp3-H Activation» Chem. Eur. J., 2017, accepté. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700390


    70) Fontaine, F.G.; Stephan, D.W. «Metal-Free Reduction of CO2», Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2017, 3, 28 — 32.


    69) Fontaine, F.-G.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Légaré, M.-A.; Rochette, É. «Design Principles in Frustrated Lewis Pair Catalysis for the Functionalization of Carbon Dioxide and Heterocycles» Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 334, 124 - 135. Contribution invitée.

    68) Rochette, É.; Bouchard, N.; Légaré Lavergne, J.; Matta C.F., Fontaine, F.-G. «Spontaneous Reduction of a Hydroborane To Generate a B−B Single Bond by the Use of a Lewis Pair» Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 12722 - 12726.


    67) Bélanger-Chabot, G.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Mono-boratabenzene and phospholyl zirconocene(IV) derivatives: Towards mixed heterocycles zirconocene complexes» Polyhedron 2016108, 15 – 22. Contribution invitée.


    66) Légaré, M.-A.; Rochette, É.; Légaré Lavergne, J.; Bouchard, N.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Bench-stable frustrated Lewis pair chemistry: fluoroborate salts as precatalysts for the C-H borylation of heteroarenes» Chem. Commun. 201652, 5387 – 5390.


    65) Courtemanche, M.-A.; Rochette, É.; Légaré, M.-A.; Bi, W.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Reversible hydrogen activation by a bulky haloborane based FLP system» Dalton Trans. 201645, 6129 – 6135. Contribution invitée.


    64) Perez, V; Audet, P.; Bi, W.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Phosphidoboratabenzene-rhodium(I) complexes as precatalysts for the hydrogenation of alkenes at room temperature and atmospheric pressure» Dalton Trans. 201645, 2130 – 2137. Contribution invitée.


    63) Florek, J.; Mushtaq, A.; Larivière, D.; Cantin, G.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Kleitz, F. «Selective recovery of rare earth elements using chelating ligands grafted on mesoporous surfaces» RSC Advances 20155, 103782 – 103789.


    62)  Rochette, É.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Pulis, A. P.; Bi, W.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Ambiphilic Frustrated Lewis Pairs Exhibiting High Robustness and Reversible Water Activation: Towards the Metal-Free Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide» Molecules 201520, 11902 – 11904. Contribution invitée


    61)  Légaré, M.-A.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Rochette, É.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Metal-free catalytic C-H activation and borylation of heteroarenes» Science 2015349, 513 – 516.


    60)  Daigle, M.; Légaré, M.-A.; Bi, W.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Synthesis of Carboxylate Cp*Zr(IV) Species : Towards the Formation of Novel Metallocavitands» Inorg. Chem. 201554, 5547 – 5555.


    59)  Courtemanche, M.-A.; Pulis, A. P.; Rochette, É.; Légaré, M.-A.; Stephan, D. W.; Fontaine, F.-G. « Intramolecular B/N frustrated Lewis pairs and the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide» Chem. Commun. 201551, 9797 – 9800.


    58)  Courtemanche, M.-A.; Légaré, M.-A.; Rochette, É.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Phosphazenes: efficient organocatalysts for the catalytic hydrosilylation of carbon dioxide» Chem. Commun. 201551, 6858 – 6861.


    57)  Declercq, R.; Bouhadir, G.; Bourissou, D.; Légaré, M.-A.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Nahi, K. S.; Bouchard, N.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Maron, L. «Hydroboration of CO2 using Ambiphilic Phosphine-Borane Catalysts : On the role of the formaldehyde adduct» ACS Catal. 20155, 2513 – 2520.


    56)  Pérez, V.; Barnes, S. S.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Generation of Group VI Piano-Stool and Triple-Decker complexes from [(IMes)2PtH(Cl-boratabenzene)] species» Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 5698 – 5702.


    55)  Légaré, M.-A.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Lewis Base Activation of Borane-Dimethylsulfide into Strongly Reducing Ion Pairs for the Transformation of Carbon Dioxide to Methoxyboranes» Chem. Commun. 201450, 11362 – 11365.


    54)  Courtemanche, M.-A.; Légaré, M.-A.; Maron, L.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Reducing CO2 to Methanol using Frustrated Lewis Pairs: On the Mechanism of Phosphine-Borane Mediated Hydroboration of CO2» J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 10708 – 10717.


    53)  Mushtaq, A.; Bi, W.; Légaré, M.-A. «Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Mesitylboratabenzene Ligands and Their Coordination to Transition Metals» Organometallics 201433, 3173 – 3181.


    52)  Légaré, M.-A.; Bélanger-Chabot, G.; De Robillard, G.; Languérand, A.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Insights on the Formation of Borabenzene Adducts via Ligand Exchange Reactions and TMSCl Elimination from Boracyclohexadiene Precursors» Organometallics 201433, 3596 – 3606.


    51)  Iden, H.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Synthesis of Tetrathiafulvalene-Containing Zirconium(IV) Pincers and Metallocavitands for Hosting Fullerenes» Inorg. Chem. Acta. 2014422, 235 – 242. Contribution invitée.


    50)  Iden, H.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Zirconium(IV) metallocavitands as blue-emitting materials» Inorg. Chem. 201453, 2883 – 2891.


    49)  Iden, H.; Bi, W.; Morin, J. F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Synthesis and Complexation Study of New Ex-TTF-Based Hosts for Fullerenes» Org. Biomol. Chem. 201412, 4117 – 4123.


    48)  Fontaine, F.-G.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Légaré, M.-A. «Transition Metal-Free Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide» Chem. Eur. J. 201420, 2990 – 2996. Contribution invitée.


    47)  Magnan, F.; Gagnon, J.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Boudreau, D. «Indium@silica core-shell nanoparticles as plasmonic enhancers of molecular luminescence in the UV region» Chem. Commun. 201349, 9299 – 9301.


    46)  Courtemanche, M.-A.; Larouche, J.; Légaré, M.-A.; Bi, W.; Maron, L.; Fontaine, F.‑G. «A tris(triphenylphosphine)aluminium ambiphilic system as precatalyst for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide with Hydroboranes» Organometallics 201332, 6488 –6499. Contribution invitée.


    45)  Courtemanche, M.-A.; Légaré, M.-A.; Maron, L.; Fontaine, F.-G. «A Highly Active Phosphine-Borane Organocatalyst for the Reduction of CO2 to Methanol using Hydroboranes» J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 9326 – 9329.


    44)  Staub, H.; Kleitz, F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Confinement of the Grubbs Catalyst in Alkene-Functionalized Mesoporous Silica» Micropor. Mesopor. Mat. 2013175, 170 – 177.


    43)  Ferland, P.; Prosser, K. E.; Bourque, J. L.; Edwards, I. C.; Hamilton, N. S.; Joyce, L. E.; Finniss, M. C.; Yorke, S. R.; Vogels, C. M.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Decken, A.; Westcott, S. A. «Addition of boranes to (E)-(η5-C5H5)2Zr(CH=CHPh)Cl» Cent. Eur. J. Chem. 201311, 811 – 816.


    42)  Boudreau, J.; Marx, V. M.; Burnell, D. J.; Fontaine, F.-G. « Ambiphilic molecules for trapping reactive intermediates : interrupted Nazarov of allenyl vinyl ketones with Me2AlCH2PMe2» Chem. Commun. 201248, 11250 – 11252.


    41)  Staub, H.; Del Rosal, I.; Maron, L.; Kleitz, F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Interaction of ClPPh2 with Silica Mesoporous Materials» J. Phys. Chem. C 2012116, 25919 – 25927.


    40)  Garon, C. M.; Daigle, M.; Lévesque, I.; Dufour, P.; Iden, H.; Tessier, C.; Marris, T.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Lewis Acidic Metallocavitands with Extended Cavity»  Inorg. Chem. 201251, 10384 – 10393. 


    39)  Macha, B. B.; Maron, L.; Boudreau, J..; Fontaine, F.-G. «Synthesis and Coordination of a Boratabenzene-Phosphine Ligands with Group 10 Transition Metals» Organometallics 201231, 6428 – 6437.


    38)  Babin, M.; Clément, R.; Gagnon, J.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Homogeneous Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketones using a Ruthenium Catalyst Anchored on Chitosan: Natural Chirality at Work»  New. J. Chem. 201236, 1548 – 1551.


    37)  Pham, M.-H.; Vuong, G.-T.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Do, T.-O. «Rational Synthesis of Nanocubes and Nanosheets of Metal-Organic Frameworks with High CO2 Uptake using Selective Modulators» Crystal Growth & Design 201212, 3091 – 3095.


    36) Khan, H.; Badshah, A.; Butler, I. S.; Murtaza, G.; Said, M.; Ahmed, S.; Fontaine, F.‑G.; Mirza, B. «Anti-Tumour Activity and DNA-Binding Studies of mixed Ligand Dithiocarbamate Palladium(II) Complexes»  Polyhedron 201239, 1 – 8.


    35) Pham, M.-H.; Vuong, G.-T.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Do, T.-O. «A bottom-up route to bimodal Micro-Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks Nanocrystals» Crystal Growth & Design 201212, 1008 – 1013.




    34)  Barnes, S. S.; Légaré, M.-A.; Maron, L.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Reactivity of a Cl-boratabenzene Pt(II) complex with Lewis bases : generation of the kinetically favoured Cl-boratabenzene anion» Dalton Trans. 201140, 12439 – 12442.


    33)  Boudreau, J.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Reactivity of Lewis Pairs (R2PCH­2AlMe­2)2 with carbon dioxide» Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11131 – 11133.

    32) Murtaza, G.; Badshah, A.; Said, M.; Khan, H.; Khan, A.; Khan, S.; Siddiq, S.; Choudhary, M. I.; Boudreau, J.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Urease Inhibition and Anti-leishmanial Assay of Substituted Benzoylguanadines and Their Copper(II) Complexes» Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 9202 – 9211.

    31) Thibault, M.-H.; Bélanger-Chabot, G.; Boccon, N.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Reactivity of a functionalized trisamido ligand with Zr(NMe2)4 and GaMe3» J. Organomet. Chem.  2011, 696, 2211 – 2216.

    30)  Boudreau, J.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Coordination of Ethylene to a Zwitterionic Rh(III) Half-Sandwich Complex: Influence of Ambiphilic Ligands on Reactivity» Organometallics 2011, 30, 511 – 519.

    29)  Staub, H.; Kayser, L.; Even, N.; Kleitz, F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Substantiating the Influence of Pore Surface Functionnalities on the Stability of Grubbs Catalyst in Mesoporous SBA-15 Silica» Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 4254 – 4265.

    28) Bélanger-Chabot, G.; Rioux, P.; Maron, L. Fontaine, F.-G. «Synthesis of a 1-boratabenzene-(2,3,4,5-tetramethylphosphole): towards a planar monophosphole» Chem. Commun. 2010, 6816 – 6818.

    27) Thibault, M.-H.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Aluminum Complexes Bearing Functionalized Trisamido Ligands and their Reactivity in the Polymerization of e-Caprolactone and rac-Lactide» Dalton Trans. 2010, 5688 – 5697.

    26) Boudreau, J.; Grenier-Desbiens, J.; Fontaine, F.-G. «MS-TOF Study of the Formation of Thiolato bridged Rhodium Oligomers» Eur J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 2158 – 2164.

    25) Thibault, M.-H.; Fontaine, F.-G. «(η4-Cycloocta-1,5-diene)diiodidoplatinum(II)» Acta. Cryst. 2009, E65, m1028.

    24) Languérand, A.; Barnes, S. S.; Bélanger-Chabot, G; Maron, L.; Berrouard, P.; Audet, P.; Fontaine, F-G. «[(IMes)2Pt(H)(ClBC5H4SiMe3)]: a Borabenzene-Platinum Adduct with an Unusual Pt-Cl-B Interaction» Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 6695 – 6698.

    23) Thibault, M.-H.; Lucier, B. E. G.; Schurko, R. W., Fontaine, F-G. «Synthesis and Solid-State Characterization of Platinum Complexes with Hexadentate Amino- and Iminophosphine Ligands» Dalton Trans. 2009, 7701 – 7716.

    22) Garon, C. N.; Gorelsky, S.; Sigouin, O.; Woo, T. K.; Fontaine, F-G. «Structural Study of Acidic Metallocavitands and Characterization of their Interactions with Lewis Bases» Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 1699 – 1710.

    21) Fontaine, F.-G.; Boudreau, J.; Thibault, M.-H. «Coordination Chemistry of neutral (Ln)-Z Amphoteric and Ambiphilic Ligands» Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 5439 – 5454. Contribution invitée.

    20) Burford, R.; Garon, C. N.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Westcott, S. A. «Chloridobis(h5-cyclopentadienyl)(4-methoxyphenethyl)zirconium(IV)» Acta. Cryst. 2007, E63, m2790.

    19) Garon, C. N.; Milliard, A.; Fontaine, F.-G. «6-Bromo-N-methylnaphthalen-2-amine» Acta. Cryst. 2007, E63, o4338.

    18) Decken, A.; Michaud, A.; Mathiotte, S.; Fontaine, F.-G. «(Diphenyl sulfoxide)dimethyl(η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium(III)» Acta. Cryst. 2007, E63, m2253.

    17) Thibault, M-H.; Boudreau, J.; Mathiotte, S.; Drouin, F.; Michaud, A.; Sigouin, O.; Fontaine, F.-G. «Coordination of a Bifunctional Ligand to a Rhodium (III) Dimethyl Complex: Lewis Acidity Enhancement by Chelation » Organometallics 2007, 26, 3807 – 3815.

    16) Sigouin, O.; Garon, C. N.; Delaunais, G.; Yin, X.; Woo, T. K.; Decken, A.; Fontaine, F-G. «Synthesis and Characterization of Tantalum(V) Boronate Clusters: Multifunctional Lewis Acid Cages for Binding Guests» Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 4979 – 4982.

    15) Thibault, M.-H.; Fontaine, F.-G. «rac-2,2’-bis(diphenylphosphinoyl)-1,1’-binaphtyl» Acta. Cryst. 2007, E63, o2087 – o2088.


    Études doctorales et postdoctorales


    14) Fontaine, F.-G.; Tupper, K. A.; Tilley, T. D. «Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Tetramethylphospholyl Complexes of Scandium» J. Organomet. Chem. 2006691, 4595 – 4600.

    13) Michaud, A.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Zargarian, D. «Synthesis and structural characterization of bis- and tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane complexes of Ni(NO3)2» Inorg. Chem. Acta  2006359, 2592 – 2598.

    12) Fontaine, F.-G.; Tilley, T. D. «Control of Selectivity in the Hydromethylation of Olefins via Ligand Modification in Scandanocene Catalysts» Organometallics 200524, 4340 – 4342.

    11) Michaud, A.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Zargarian, D. «[Bis[tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane] nickel(II)][tetrachloronickelate(II)]–methanol–water (1/1/1).» Acta Cryst. 2005E61, m904 – m906.

    10) Michaud, A.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Zargarian, D. «trans-Dibromotetra(3-tert-butylpyrazole-κN)nickel(II).» Acta Cryst. 2005E61, m846 – m848.

    9)   Michaud, A.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Zargarian, D. «Bis[tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)methane] nickel(II) dibromide.» Acta Cryst. 2005E61, m784 – m786.

    8)   Fontaine, F.-G.; Zargarian, D. «Me2AlCH2PMe2 : A New, Bifunctional Cocatalyst for the Ni(II)-Catalyzed Oligomerization of PhSiH3» J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004126, 8786 –8794.

    7)   Fontaine, F.-G.; Nguyen, R.-V.; Zargarian, D. «Hydrosilylation of Alkenes and Ketones Catalyzed by Nickel(II) Indenyl Complexes» Can. J. Chem. 200381, 1299 –1306.

    6)   Gusev, D. G.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Lough, A. J.; Zargarian, D. «Polyhydrido-(osmium)silyleneosmium and Silyl(dinitrogen) ruthenium Products through Redistribution of Phenylsilane with Osmium and Ruthenium Pincer Complexes» Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200342, 216 – 219.

    5)   Fontaine, F.-G.; Zargarian, D. «Dehydrogenative Oligomerization of PhSiH3 Catalyzed by (1-Me-Indenyl)Ni(PR3)(Me)» Organometallics 200221, 401 – 408.

    4)   Fontaine, F.-G.; Dubois, M.-A.; Zargarian D. «Solid State Structures and Phosphine Exchange Reactions of (1-Me-Indenyl)Ni(PR3)Cl» Organometallics 200120, 5145 –5161.

    3)   Beaudoin, S.; Zargarian, D.; Bélanger-Gariépy, F.; Fontaine, F.-G. «[1,2-Bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane]dibromonickel(II) tetrahydrofuran solvate» Acta Cryst. 2001E57, m433 – m434.

    2)   Fontaine, F.-G. «Cis-bis(2,2-bipyridine)dichloronickel(II) methanol solvate» Acta Cryst. 2001E57, m270 – m271.

    1)   Fontaine, F.-G.; Kadkhodazadeh, T.; Zargarian D. «Nickel Indenyl Complexes as Precatalysts for Dehydropolymerization of Phenylsilane»  Chem. Commun1998, 1253 – 1254.