Prof. Fabien Gagosz
Fabien Gagosz
Full Professor

DRO 404
(613) 562-5800 ext. 4420

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences


Dr. Gagosz’s research program focuses on the design of new catalytic tools and the development of synthetic methods in general, with a special interest for late-transition metal-catalyzed reactions and a predilection for homogeneous gold catalysis.

  • Gold-Catalyzed Synthesis of Functionalized Pyridines Using 2H-Azirines as Alkenyl Nitrenes Precursors, A. Prechter, G. Henrion, P. Faudot dit Bel, F. Gagosz Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4959.
  • Gold-Catalyzed Tandem Cycloisomerization / Cope Rearrangement: An Efficient Access to the Hydroazulenic Motif, C. Ziping, F.Gagosz Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9014-9018.
  • New Biarylphosphonite Gold(I) Complexes As Superior Catalysts for the Oxidative Cyclization of Propynyl Arenes into Indan-2-ones, G. Henrion, T. E. J. Chavas, X. Le Goff, F.Gagosz Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6277-6282.
  • Cu(I)-catalyzed Oxydative Cyclization of Alkynyl Epoxides and Oxetanes, C. Gronnier, S. Kramer, Y. Odabachian, F.Gagosz J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 828-831.
  • Gold- and Brønsted Acid-Catalyzed Hydride Shift onto Allenes: Divergence in Product Selectivity, B. Bolte, F.Gagosz J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7696-7699.

Research interests

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Methodology
  • Catalysis
  • Transition metal chemistry
  • Gold
  • Carbene chemistry
  • Heterocyclic chemistry