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
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.
19.07.2022 CNRS Interview: Rodolphe Clérac, 2022 RSC/SCF Lectureship prize in Chemical Sciences from the Royal Society of Chemistry
Rodolphe Clérac received the 2022 RSC/SCF Lectureship prize in Chemical Sciences from the Royal Society of Chemistry, for the development of new research areas in molecular magnetism and contributions to the study of magnetic materials.
. B.H. Wilson, J.S. Ward, D.C. Young, J.L. Liu, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac and P.E. Kruger, “Self-Assembly Synthesis of a Catenane CoII Single-Molecule Magnet”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 61, e202113837 (1 of 5), (2022) – 10.1002/anie.202113837 (P122-12928)
. E. Bedel Pereira, J. Bassaler, H. Laval, J. Holec, R. Monflier, F. Mesnilgrente, L. Salvagnac, E. Daran, B. Duployer, C. Tenailleau, A. Gourdon, A. Jancarik and I. Seguy , “Benzohexacene guide in accurate determination of field effect carrier mobilities in long acenes”, RSC Adv., 12, 671-680, (2022) – 10.1039/d1ra07808a (P122-12926)
. P.S. Koroteev, Z.V. Dobrokhotova, A.B. Ilyukhin, E.V. Belova, A.D. Yapryntsev, M. Rouzieres, R. Clerac and N.N. Efimov, “Tetranuclear Cr-Ln ferrocenecarboxylate complexes with a defect-dicubane structure: synthesis, magnetism, and thermolysis”, Dalton. Trans., 50, 16990-16999, (2021) – 10.1039/d1dt02562g – hal-03460616 (P121-12914)
. H. Kaemmerer, V. Mereacre, A.M. Ako, S. Mameri, C.E. Anson, R. Clérac and A.K. Powell, “Assisted Self-Assembly to Target Heterometallic Mn-Nd and Mn-Sm SMMs: Synthesis and Magnetic Characterisation of [Mn7Ln3(O)4(OH)4(mdea)3(piv)9(NO3)3] (Ln = Nd, Sm, Eu,Gd)”, Chem. Eur. J., 27, 15096-15102, (2021) – 10.1002/chem.202102912 – hal-03423483 (P121-12906)