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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

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 ...

Pierre Dechambenoit is a new member of the Institut Universitaire de France !

Congratulations to Pierre Dechambenoit appointed as 2022 junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Bulletin Officiel du Ministère Institut ...

Latest publications

[705]. C. Mathonière, D. Mitcov, E. Koumousi, D. Amorin-Rosario, P. Dechambenoit, S.F. Jafri, P. Sainctavit, C. Cartier dit Moulin, L. Toupet, E. Trzop, E. Collet, M.A. Arrio, A. Rogalev, F. Wilhelm and R. Clérac, “Metal-to-metal electron transfer in a cyanido-bridged {Fe2Co2} square complex followed by X-ray diffraction and absorption techniques”, Chem. Commun.58, 12098-12101, (2022) – 10.1039/d2cc04246k (P122-12989)

[704]. J. Rienmüller, A. Schmidt, N.J. Yutronkie, R. Clérac, C.G. Werncke, F. Weigend and S. Dehnen, “Reactive Solubilization of Heterometallic Clusters by Treatment of (TrBi32- Anions (Tr=Ga, In, TI) with [Mn{N(SiMe3)2}2]”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.61, 42, e202210683, (2022) – 10.1002/anie.202210683 – hal-03821174 (P122-12984)

[703]. I. Ly, A. Vardon, N. Chanut, F. Nallet, R.J.M. Pellenq, M. Rouzières, R. Clérac, J. Akil, F. Epron, C. Especel and R. Backov, “Binary CoOx-SiO2 Porous Nanostructures for Catalytic CO Oxidation”, ACS Appl. Nano. Mater.(2022) – 10.1021/acsanm.2c01258 (P122-12949)

[702]. N. Podjed, B. Modec, R. Clérac, M. Rouzières, M.M. Alcaide and J. Lὀpez-Serrano, “Structural diversity and magnetic properties of copper(II) quinaldinate compounds with amino alcohols”, New J. Chem.46, 6899-6920, (2022) – 10.1039/d2nj00296e (P122-12947)

[701]. Z. Zhou, J. McNeely, J. Greenough, Z. Wei, H. Han, M. Rouzières, A.Yu. Rogachev, R. Clérac and M.A. Petrukhina, “Lanthanide-mediated tuning of electronic and magnetic properties in heterotrimetallic cyclooctatetraenyl multidecker self-assemblies”Chem. Sci.13, 3864-3874, (2022) – 10.1039/d2sc00631f – hal-03625892 (P122-12941)

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