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Baptiste Leforestier



PhD student investigating the synthesis and applications of iridium complexes of phosphine-based macrocyclic and interlocked ligands.

ORCID = 0000-0001-8547-6021


2016 – present: ERC funded studentship.
2015: Industrial placement (6 months), Novartis, Basel.
2014: Internship (3 months), Shipman group, Univeristy of Warwick.

2012 – 2014: Master's degrees, ENSIACET / University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.

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Email: b.leforestier.1(at)

Publications and contributions to symposia

  1. T. M. Hood, B. Leforestier, M. R. Gyton and A. B. Chaplin. Synthesis and Structural Dynamics of Five-Coordinate Rh(III) and Ir(III) PNP and PONOP Pincer Complexes. Inorg. Chem. in the press.
  2. M. R. Gyton, B. Leforestier and A. B. Chaplin. Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) Complexes of a NHC-Based Macrocycle: Persistent Weak Agostic Interactions and Reactions with Dihydrogen. Organometallics 2018, 37, 3963 – 3971.
  3. B. Leforestier, M. R. Gyton and A. B. Chaplin. Synthesis and coordination chemistry of macrocyclic phosphine-based pincer ligands. Dalton 2018 – A Joint Meeting of Dalton Division Interest Groups, Coventry, UK, 2018.
  4. S. L. Apps, R. E. Alflatt, B. Leforestier, C. M. Storey and A. B. Chaplin. Divergent stereoisomers of molybdenum carbonyl complexes of NHC-based pincer ligands. Polyhedron 2018, 143, 57 – 61 (Pincer ligands and their applications special edition).
  5. B. Leforestier and M. Vögtle. Synlett 2016, 27, 1957 - 1962.