Molecular Chemistry and Materials (C2M)

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European Multifunctional Materials Institute

Group members

Group presentation

The researches carried out in the “Molecular Chemistry and Materials” group of ISM are using tools of organic and organometallic chemistry in order to create materials with controlled properties. They are achieved within many multidisciplinary industrial collaborations and are focused around three major topics :

1) Reactive porous materials
2) Chemical modifications and biofunctionalisations of surfaces
3) Organic-inorganic hybrid materials

Research activity

The applications developed stand in various domains, mainly catalysis, green chemistry, environment, sensors, photovoltaic devices, immunosensors and energetic materials.
The concepts and methodologies used are quite original and innovative. Results are published in high impact factor journals or patented and succeed in industrial contracts with foreign companies : AKZO-NOBEL (Netherlands) in the domain of radical chemistry, SMITHKLINE-BEECHAM (UK) about supported chemistry, and CROMPTON (Germany) concerning organotin catalysts. The expertise of the group in microcellular polymer materials is behind lasting collaborations with the “Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique” (CEA), ARKEMA and the “Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux” (CIVB). Moreover, its know-how in the fields of hybrid materials and surfaces modifications are established also at home and abroad, as evidenced by its participation to networks (excellence European network "FAME : Functional Advanced Materials and Engineering ; Hybrids and Ceramics") and to national and European programs (ACI, ANR 2005 "Solaire Photovoltaïque, ANR 2006 PRECODD (Projet BIOALERT, ANR 2006 EMBP (Projet CAPCELL), ANR-2010-P2N (Projet BIONANOTIP).


Supported chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, sensors, filters, energetic materials, immunoassays, immunosensors, catalysis, nanoporous tin dioxine, lithium-ion batteries, photovoltaic conversion.

Address & contact number

Adress : ISM, Building A12, ground floor EAST
Email :
Phone : + 33 5 40 00 62 84

Reactive porous materials

The research topics developed by our team are mainly related with the synthesis of porous polymer materials and their applications in all domains of sustainable development (heterogeneous catalysis, biosensors, particles filters, cleaning up, green chemistry, etc.). Keywords: Porous polymers, (...)

Group publications

2017 Boltovets P., Shinkaruk S., Vellutini L., Snopok B. Self-tuning interfacial architecture for Estradiol detection by surface plasmon resonance biosensor Biosens. Bioelectron., 2017, 90, 91-95 Hartmann J. M., Vander Auwera J., Boulet C., Birot M., Dourges M. A., Toupance T., El Hamzaoui (...)

Organic-Inorganic hybrid Materials

Keywords : Organotin compounds, chromophores, sol-gel, tin dioxide, nanoporous materials, surface chemical modification , supported catalysis, chimie "propre", photosensibilisation, photovoltaics Description: Dans le domaine des matériaux hybrides nous développons une démarche qui, une fois (...)


Nitrogen sorption Micromeritics ASAP 2010 Determination of specific surface area (BET) and pore size distributions in the range of 2-50 nm Contact: Marie-Anne Dourges, 05 40 00 64 45 Mercury intrusion porosimetry Micromeritics Autopore IV 9500 (...)


La synthèse organique bordelaise à l’honneur !
18 December 2017

Stéphane Quideau est le lauréat 2017 du prix de la Division de (...)

Publication d’un article dans Nature Chemistry - Groupe COMEX
31 May 2018

Des chercheurs du groupe COMEX ont mis en évidence le comportement (...)

Stéphane Quideau nommé Membre Senior de l’IUF
13 November 2019

Le Professeur Stéphane Quideau (ISM/groupe ORGA) a été nommé Membre (...)