Group of Professor Guillaume Bélanger-Chabot

Associate Member

Manager training

  • 2019-: Assistant professor, Laval University
  • 2016-2019: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Universität Würzburg
  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University
  • PhD (inorganic chemistry/energetic materials): University of Southern California (2015)
  • M.Sc: Laval University (2009)
  • B.Sc: Laval University (2007)

Laboratory name

Main Group Chemistry and Energy Materials Laboratory

Affiliation Department

Department of Chemistry

What does the laboratory do

We are interested in synthetic challenges, particularly in the area of ​​main group metastable species. Our interests include developing the chemistry of oxidizing functional groups (nitrogen oxides, peroxides, etc.) with heavy main group elements (phosphorus, silicon, etc.). Beyond our fundamental interests, we seek to develop unusual energetic materials (propellants, pyrotechnics and explosives) with high performance and a low environmental footprint.


  • Energy materials
  • Air exclusion methods
  • Handling of corrosive gases
  • Handling explosives
  • Inorganic synthesis

Service(s) offered in research and development (R&D)

  • Characterization and isolation of highly reactive or explosive intermediates
  • Gas handling in anhydrous and stoichiometric conditions
  • Crystallographic structure resolution (single crystal X-ray diffraction)

Contact details

Département de chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Bureau 1084
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418 656-2131 #404056
Fax: 418 656-7916