Guillaume B.Chabot, M.Sc
Graduate student, Karl Christe group
Aesthete, apologist and channel surfing enthusiast


Born in October 1984 in Lévis, Québec, Canada.


Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry
University of Southern California
837 Bloom Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661

Office : ACB 200

Lab:       ACB 212

Phone : (213) 821-5975

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Current/general research interests

Boron chemistry, nitrogen oxides chemistry, high oxygen content compounds / Lewis adducts chemistry, heteroaromatic compounds, Intramolecular antagonistic ligand interactions, “exotic” bonding modes.



2004-2007 : B.Sc, Chemistry Université Laval, Québec, Canada / Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont- Ferrand, France.

2007-2009 : M.Sc, Organometallic Chemistry, Université Laval, Québec (under Prof. Frédéric-Georges Fontaine). Download thesis in .pdf format (French language).

2009- : PhD. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (in progress, under Prof. Karl O. Christe).


Relevant research/professional experience

2004-2006 part-time job at the CGPC in Université Laval. Hazardous waste management technician.

2006 Part-time intership in prof. El-Ghozzi’s group, Université Blaise-Pascal. X-ray powder diffraction studies on terbium fluorides.

2006-2007 Part-time internship in prof. Fontaine’s group, Université Laval. Synthesis of metal tris(phosphino) tris amido complexes.

2007 Internship in prof. Woo’s group, University of Ottawa. Theoretical calculations training. Study of the energetics of various coordination modes for a tris-amino tris-phosphino trimethylaluminum system.

2007-2009 Master degree under prof. Fontaine, Université Laval. Synthesis of the novel boratabenzene-phosphole ligand family; Study of the zirconium (IV): boratabenzene: phospholyl system; Contributions to the study of the platinum (0) –chloroboracyclohexadiene system; DFT studies of ligand exchange in borabenzene adducts.

2010- Ph.D under prof. Karl O. Christe, University of Southern California. Contributions to the dinitrotriazolato-borate chemistry; Exploration of B-N chemistry; boron- nitro compounds chemistry.




"Synthesis of a 1-boratabenzene-(2,3,4,5-tetramethylphosphole) : towards a planar monophosphole" Chem. Commun.46, 6816 (2010)  G. Bélanger-Chabot, P. Rioux, L. Maron, F.-G. Fontaine.”

 "[(Imes)2Pt(H)(ClBC5H4SiMe3)]: A Borabenzene–Platinum Adduct With An Unusual Pt-Cl-B Interaction" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 6695 (2009), A. Languérand, S. S. Barnes, G. Bélanger-Chabot, L. Maron, F.-G. Fontaine.

"Reactivity of a functionalized trisamido ligand with Zr(NMe)4 and GaMe3" J. Organomet. Chem. (2010) Available online



2005 : Bourse d’inscription de la Fondation Price (entry scholarship), Univ. Laval

2005 : Hypercube price

2006 : Bourse de recherche premier cycle en milieu universitaire NSERC (undergrad research scholarship)

2006 : Silver medal of the Canadian Chemical Society

2007: Society of Chemical industry Merit Award

2007: Bourse de maîtrise, FQRNT (Master degree scholarship)

2007 : Bourse BESC M, NSERC (Master degree scholarship)

2010: Bourse de doctorat, FQRNT (Ph.D scholarship)

2010: Governor General’s Gold medal