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The Molecular Materials & Magnetism (M3) team is a research group lead by Rodolphe Clérac since 2001, and composed of Harald Bock, Fabien Durola, Pierre Dechambenoit, Andrej Jancarik, Corine Mathonière, Xavier Brilland and  Mathieu Rouzières.
The M3 research group is working at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP), a CNRS scientific center situated on the campus of the Université de Bordeaux.

M3 research ACTIVITIES

Team M3 a research group for molecular materials and magnetism

The Molecular Materials & Magnetism (M3) team is working on new molecules and molecule-based materials.

From their synthesis to their characterization, in order to promote and control interesting physical properties such as magnetism, electrical conductivity, superconductivity, porosity, spin-crossover, single-molecule and single-chain magnets, magnets…

Five main themes of research are currently being developed.

  • Macroconjugated polyaromatic molecules
  • Molecule-based magnets and conducting magnets (with high critical temperature)
  • Single-molecule and single-chain magnets (and their derivatives) with high blocking temperatures or photo-switching properties
  • Spin-crossover and paramagnetic metal-metal bonded complexes
  • Magnetic and/or electro-active solutions and liquid-crystals.

In all these projects, our approach is comprehensive, from synthesis to detailed studies of the physical properties and their theoretical description. These different projects benefit from many national and international collaborations and also our involvement in different national and European networks.

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Latest news

Vincent Nadurata has been awarded the first QMBx PhD prize for his remarkable works on Molecular magnets !

Rebecca Rodrigues de Miranda from ICMCB (Spin Crossover in Self-Assembled Monolayers) and Vincent Nadurata from CRPP (Many spins acting as ...

Scientists manage to chemically adjust the electronic properties of new layered materials

As part of an international collaboration, scientists from the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, the Institut de Chimie de la ...

19.07.2022 CNRS Interview: Rodolphe Clérac, 2022 RSC/SCF Lectureship prize in Chemical Sciences from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Find the CNRS interview of Rodolphe Clérac: Directeur de recherche CNRS au Centre de recherche Paul Pascal (Pessac) et responsable ...

Latest publications

[734]. Dylan Errulat, Katie L. M. Harriman, Diogo A. Gálico, Elvin V. Salerno, Johan van Tol, Akseli Mansikkamäki, Mathieu Rouzières, Stephen Hill, Rodolphe Clérac & Muralee Murugesu, “title”, Nat. Comm., 15, 3010, (2024) – https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-46196-whttps://hal.science/hal-04540758

[733]. Jack Emerson-King, Gemma K. Gransbury, George F. S. Whitehead, Iñigo J. Vitorica-Yrezabal, Mathieu Rouzières, Rodolphe Clérac*, Nicholas F. Chilton*, and David P. Mills*, “Isolation of a Bent Dysprosium Bis(amide) Single-Molecule Magnet”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2024, 146, 5, 3331–3342, (2024) – https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c00808https://hal.science/hal-04276710

[732]. Chloë Bonnenfant, Nahir Vadra, Mathieu Rouzières, Rodolphe Clérac, Fabio D Cukiernik, Pablo Alborés, “ Alkyl chain length influence of the functionalized diethanolamine ligand on the slow relaxation of the magnetization in {Co III3Dy III3} complexes”, Dalton Trans., 2024,53, 2815-2825, (2024) – https://doi.org/10.1039/D3DT03656Ahttps://hal.science/hal-04445243

[731]. Luc Soliman , Elsa Ramassamy , Katia Dujarric , Guillaume Naulet , Pierre Dechambenoit , Harald Bock , Fabien Durola, “Coronenes with push–pull geometries from macrocycle-forming Perkin condensations”, Chem. Comm., 2024, Advance Article, (2024) – https://doi.org/10.1039/D4CC00935Ehttps://hal.science/hal-04541579

[730]. Ludmilla Sturm, Albert Artigas, Yoann Coquerel, Ivan H. Bechtold, Fabien Durola, Harald Reinhart Bock, “Helicene Aromaticity Deviates from the Clar Rule – On the Electronic Dissimilarity of Large Isomeric Fibonacenes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, e202403170, (2024) – https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202403170https://hal.science/hal-04541582

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