Fanny Bonnet

Chargée de recherches CNRS HDR

Catalyse et Chimie Moléculaire


Bâtiment : C7

Bureau : 910

Téléphone : (+33) 03 20 43 40 91

Fax : (+33) 03 20 43 65 85

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Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide - UMR CNRS 8181
ENSCL, Bâtiment C7
B.P. 90108
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex

Research : Organometallic synthesis and polymerization catalysis

Group III and lanthanides organometallic and coordination complexes

Review : “Borohydride Complexes of Rare Earths, and their Applications in Various Organic Transformations.”
M. Visseaux, F. Bonnet. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2011, 255, 374.
F. Bonnet,* H. E. Dyer, Y. El Kinani, C. Dietz, P. Roussel, M. Bria, M. Visseaux, P. Zinck and P. Mountford.* Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12312.
S. Fadlallah, M. Terrier, C. Jones, P. Roussel, F. Bonnet,* M. Visseaux.* Organometallics, 2016, 35, 456.
S. Georges, F. Bonnet,* P. Roussel, M. Visseaux* and P. Zinck.* Applied Organomet. Chem. 2016, 30, 26.

Stereoselective polymerization catalysis of olefins and conjugated dienes

Highly cis-1,4 polymerisation of isoprene and syndiospecific polymerization of styrene were conducted using a borohydrido half-sandwich scandium complex.

F. Bonnet,* C. Da Costa Violante, P. Roussel, A. Mortreux, M. Visseaux.* Chem. Comm. 2009, 23, 3380.


In situ addition of NHC ligand switches the selectivity of the polymerization from cis-1,4 to trans-1,4.

F. Bonnet,* C. E. Jones, S. Semlali, M. Bria, P. Roussel, M. Visseaux,* P. L. Arnold. Dalton. Trans. 2013, 42,790.

Yttrium and neodymium tris(silylamides) were demonstrated to lead to particularly active and stereoselective catalysts for the formation of cis-1,4-polyisoprene.

N. Martins, F. Bonnet,* M. Visseaux.* Polymer, 2014, 55, 5013.

Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters

Collaboration with Dr F. Nief, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Divalent samarium and thulium borohydrido complexes were found to be efficient catalysts for the ring opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone affording dihydroxy-telechelic polycaprolactones.

A. Momin, F. Bonnet,* M. Visseaux,* L. Maron, M. J. Ferguson, X.-F. Le Goff, J. Takats, F. Nief,* Chem. Comm. 2011, 47, 12203.
C. Iftner, F. Bonnet, F. Nief, M. Visseaux,* L. Maron.* Organometallics 2011, 30, 4482.
F. Jaroschik, F. Bonnet, X.-F. Le Goff, F. Nief,* M. Visseaux.* Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 6761.

Polymerization of L-lactide via reactive extrusion

Collaboration with Pr S. Bourbigot and Dr G. Fontaine, UMET, University of Lille1

F. Bonnet, F. Stoffelbach, F. Gaelle, S. Bourbigot. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 31303.

Member of IFMAS (Institut Français des Matériaux Agrosourcés)

Partnership with Roquette company (Lestrem, France)

Scientific background

2014 : Habilitation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches)
Since 2007 : CNRS Researcher at UCCS, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
2005 - 2007 : CNRS Researcher at IRCELYON, Villeurbanne, France
2003 - 2005 : Postdoctoral fellowship at the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford, UK. Group of Pr P. Mountford.
2000 - 2003 : PhD at University of Burgundy, LSEO, Dijon. Group of Dr D. Barbier-Baudry.
1999 - 2000 : Master II, University of Burgundy, France.
1997 - 2000 : Engineering school of Materials sciences, ESIREM, Dijon, France


Pr Serge Bourbigot, UMET, University of Lille 1, France.
Pr Gaëlle Fontaine, UMET, University of Lille 1, France.
Pr Philip Mountford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Oxford, UK.
Pr Polly Arnold, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr Gregory Stoclet, UMET, University of Lille 1, France.
Dr François Stoffelbach, IPCM, University of Paris VI, France.


Selected references

Dans la base de données : 25
  • 2017

  • Modification of starch by graft copolymerization.
    Meimoun Julie, Wiatz Vincent, Saint-Loup René, Parcq Julien, Favrelle Audrey, Bonnet Fanny, Zinck Philippe.
    Starch - Stärke, pg. 1600351 (2017) DOI
  • Isoprene chain shuttling polymerisation between cis and trans regulating catalysts: straightforward access to a new material.
    Phuphuak Y., Bonnet F., Stoclet G., Bria M., Zinck P.
    Chemical Communications, vol. 53, pg. 5330-5333 (2017) DOI
  • Cyclic versus linear polylactide: Straightforward access using a single catalyst.
    Hu Chi, Louisy Elodie, Fontaine Gaëlle, Bonnet Fanny.
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, vol. 55, pg. 3175-3179 (2017) DOI
  • Recent Advances in Rare Earth Complexes Bearing Allyl Ligands and Their Reactivity towards Conjugated Dienes and Styrene Polymerization.
    Jothieswaran Jashvini, Fadlallah Sami, Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc.
    Catalysts, vol. 7, pg. 378 (2017) DOI
  • Mixed Allyl Rare-Earth Borohydride Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Application in (Co-)Polymerization Catalysis of Cyclic Esters.
    Fadlallah Sami, Jothieswaran Jashvini, Capet Frédéric, Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc.
    Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 23, pg. 15644-15654 (2017) DOI
  • 2016

  • β-Diketiminate-supported magnesium alkyl: synthesis, structure and application as co-catalyst for polymerizations mediated by a lanthanum half-sandwich complex.
    Georges Sébastien, Bonnet Fanny, Roussel Pascal, Visseaux Marc, Zinck Philippe.
    Applied Organometallic Chemistry, vol. 30, pg. 26-31 (2016) DOI
  • Mixed Allyl–Borohydride Lanthanide Complexes: Synthesis of Ln(BH4)2(C3H5)(THF)3(Ln = Nd, Sm), Characterization, and Reactivity toward Polymerization.
    Fadlallah Sami, Terrier Michaël, Jones Chloe, Roussel Pascal, Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc.
    Organometallics, vol. 35, pg. 456-461 (2016) DOI
  • Isoprene polymerization mediated by vanadium-[ONNO] complexes.
    Phuphuak Yupin, Bonnet Fanny, Vendier Laure, Lorber Christian, Zinck Philippe.
    Dalton Trans., vol. 45, pg. 12069-12077 (2016) DOI
  • 2015

  • Continuous cyclo-polymerisation ofl-lactide by reactive extrusion using atoxic metal-based catalysts: easy access to well-defined polylactide macrocycles.
    Bonnet Fanny, Stoffelbach François, Fontaine Gaelle, Bourbigot Serge.
    RSC Adv., vol. 5, pg. 31303-31310 (2015) DOI
  • Bis(phenolate)amine-supported lanthanide borohydride complexes for styrene and trans-1,4-isoprene (co-)polymerisations.
    Bonnet Fanny, Dyer Hellen E., El Kinani Yassine, Dietz Carin, Roussel Pascal, Bria Marc, Visseaux Marc, Zinck Philippe, Mountford Philip.
    Dalton Trans., vol. 44, pg. 12312-12325 (2015) DOI
  • 2014

  • Isoprene-Styrene Chain Shuttling Copolymerization Mediated by a Lanthanide Half-Sandwich Complex and a Lanthanidocene: Straightforward Access to a New Type of Thermoplastic Elastomers.
    Valente Andreia, Stoclet Gregory, Bonnet Fanny, Mortreux André, Visseaux Marc, Zinck Philippe.
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 53, pg. 1-5 (2014) DOI
  • Highly efficient cis-1,4 polymerisation of isoprene using simple homoleptic amido rare earth-based catalysts.
    Martins Nuno, Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc.
    Polymer, vol. 55, pg. 5013-5016 (2014) DOI
  • 2013

  • Tuning the catalytic properties of rare earth borohydrides for the polymerisation of isoprene.
    Bonnet Fanny, Jones Chloe E., Semlali Sanaa, Bria Marc, Roussel Pascal, Visseaux Marc, Arnold Polly L.
    Dalton Transactions, vol. 42, pg. 790 (2013) DOI
  • Uranium(iv) amido-borohydrides as highly active diene polymerisation catalysts.
    Mansell Stephen M., Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc, Arnold Polly L.
    Dalton Transactions, vol. 42, pg. 9033 (2013) DOI
  • Trans-stereospecific polymerization of butadiene and random copolymerization with styrene using borohydrido neodymium/magnesium dialkyl catalysts.
    Ventura A., Chenal T., Bria M., Bonnet F., Zinck P., Ngono-Ravache Y., Balanzat E., Visseaux M.
    European Polymer Journal, vol. 49, pg. 4130-4140 (2013) DOI
  • 2011

  • Mechanistic Insights of the Initiation Process of the Ring-Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone by Divalent Sm(BH4)2(THF)2with DFT: Concerted or Oxidative Reaction?.
    Iftner Christophe, Bonnet Fanny, Nief François, Visseaux Marc, Maron Laurent.
    Organometallics, vol. 30, pg. 4482-4485 (2011) DOI
  • Synthesis and structure of divalent thulium borohydrides, and their application in ε-caprolactone polymerisation.
    Momin Aurélien, Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc, Maron Laurent, Takats Josef, Ferguson Michael J., Le Goff Xavier-Frédéric, Nief François.
    Chemical Communications, vol. 47, pg. 12203 (2011) DOI
  • Borohydride complexes of rare earths, and their applications in various organic transformations.
    Visseaux Marc, Bonnet Fanny.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 255, pg. 374-420 (2011) DOI
  • 2010

  • A Joint Experimental/Theoretical Investigation of the Statistical Olefin/Conjugated Diene Copolymerization Catalyzed by a Hemi-Lanthanidocene [(Cp*)(BH4)LnR].
    Perrin Lionel, Bonnet Fanny, Chenal Thomas, Visseaux Marc, Maron Laurent.
    Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 16, pg. 11376-11385 (2010) DOI
  • Synthesis of samarium(ii) borohydrides and their behaviour as initiators in styrene and ε-caprolactone polymerisation.
    Jaroschik Florian, Bonnet Fanny, Le Goff Xavier-Frédéric, Ricard Louis, Nief François, Visseaux Marc.
    Dalton Transactions, vol. 39, pg. 6761 (2010) DOI
  • A DFT study of conjugated dienes polymerisation catalyzed by [Cp*ScR]+: insights into the propensity for cis-1,4 insertion.
    Perrin Lionel, Bonnet Fanny, Visseaux Marc, Maron Laurent.
    Chemical Communications, vol. 46, pg. 2965 (2010) DOI
  • Reversible coordinative chain transfer polymerization of styrene by rare earth borohydrides, chlorides/dialkylmagnesium systems.
    Zinck Philippe, Valente Andreia, Bonnet Fanny, Violante Ana, Mortreux André, Visseaux Marc, Ilinca Simona, Duchateau Rob, Roussel Pascal.
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, vol. 48, pg. 802-814 (2010) DOI
  • Ring-Opening Polymerization ofrac-Lactide by Bis(phenolate)amine-Supported Samarium Borohydride Complexes: An Experimental and DFT Study.
    Dyer Hellen E., Huijser Saskia, Susperregui Nicolas, Bonnet Fanny, Schwarz Andrew D., Duchateau Robbert, Maron Laurent, Mountford Philip.
    Organometallics, vol. 29, pg. 3602-3621 (2010) DOI
  • 2009

  • Functionalization of syndiotactic polystyrene.
    Zinck Philippe, Bonnet Fanny, Mortreux André, Visseaux Marc.
    Progress in Polymer Science, vol. 34, pg. 369-392 (2009) DOI
  • Unprecedented dual behaviour of a half-sandwich scandium-based initiator for both highly selective isoprene and styrene polymerisation.
    Bonnet Fanny, Da Costa Violante Cristina, Roussel Pascal, Mortreux André, Visseaux Marc.
    Chemical Communications, pg. 3380 (2009) DOI