Rodolphe Clérac has been selected to receive 2017 France-Berkeley Award for his project “Photomagnetic Metal-Cyanide Clusters”. This award, in
recognition of scholarly excellence and commitment to advancing research
relationships between France and the United States, will be presented during a symposium organized at the College de France in Paris on the 7th of June 2017.
Congratulations to Professor Cameron Kepert (School of Chemistry);
Eminent Professor Keith Murray; Dr Suzanne Neville (School of Chemistry)
and Dr Rodolphe Clérac on their successful ARC Discovery grant.
This project aims to develop ‘intelligent’ materials in which emergent
properties arise due to the strategic combination of spin switching with
other functionalities. Spin crossover is a versatile form of molecular
switch which can reversibly change structure, colour and magnetism using
convenient external stimuli. In probing new and interesting forms of
interplay between technologically relevant properties, this work
addresses the science of host-guest and electronic/magnetic systems and
could lead to materials worthy of commercial development to underpin a
range of future high-level technologies spanning low energy separations,
molecular sensing, data storage, and electronic/magnetic/optical device
componentry. Total funding: $612,500
Listen to three generations of scientists discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines”, awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa on “La Une de la Science” at France Inter.
who did his thesis research with J.-P. Sauvage, gives a particularly
lucid explanation and history of molecular machines. J.-P. Sauvage
describes some of his most important discoveries, rotaxane and molecular
muscles. The thesis director of J.-P.
Sauvage, J.-M. Lehn, himself winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in
1987, offers his congratulations and advice on living with the Nobel
Wilson has been awarded the 2016 NZ France Friendship Fund
Excellence Scholarship worth $25,000. It will go towards his PhD in
supramolecular chemistry at University of Canterbury and the University
of Bordeaux. His work in Bordeaux will be supervised by Rodolphe Clérac
(CRPP) and Corine Mathionère (ICMCB). Congratulations Ben!
The thesis work of Abhishake Mondal is one of the two dissertations selected for recognition by the European Institute of Molecular Magnetism in an international competition.
Mondal performed his thesis work, entitled “Switchable Molecular
Magnetic Materials” under the supervision of Pr. Rodrigue Lescouëzec and
Dr. Hab. Yves Journaux of the Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire
at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie. He defended his thesis in July
2013, and is currently working as a postdoc in the M3 team under the
supervision of Dr. Hab. Rodolphe Clérac.
The prize was awarded to Dr. Mondal and Dr. Joseph Zadrozny during the Bordeaux Olivier Kahn Discussions (Book-D) on May 27th. More information can be found at http://www.eimm.eu/
En direct des laboratoires de l’institut de Chimie
Vers une synthèse rationnelle d’aimants moléculaires
L’intérêt des aimants moléculaires pour de nombreuses applications telles que la spintronique, le stockage des données ou encore l’information quantique n’est plus à démontrer. Mais aucune stratégie de synthèse ne paraît totalement satisfaisante car il est toujours très complexe de prédire leur anisotropie magnétique, propriété intimement liée à leurs applications. Des chercheurs de l’Institut des sciences moléculaires de Marseille (CNRS, AMU) et du Département de chimie moléculaire à Grenoble (CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes) en collaboration avec le Centre de recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux) ont étudié cette anisotropie magnétique pour une série de complexes de cobalt en combinant des données expérimentales et des calculs de chimie quantique. Ils ont ainsi pu définir l’origine physique de l’anisotropie magnétique. Ces travaux sont publiés dans Chemistry-A European Journal.
This Inorganic Chemistry paper was featured as a Science and Technology Concentrate in Chemical and Engineering News on September 21. The work describes a partial nitrogen atom transfer from Fe(IV) to V(III) to obtain a molecule with a Fe(II)-N-V(V) core and single molecule magnet properties.
Congratulations to Anandi Srinivasan for winning the poster prize for the first poster session at the ECMM 2015 in Zaragosa!
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