Chimie Moléculaire et Matériaux (C2M)

GIF - 2.7 ko

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 29 93

Les matériaux poreux réactifs

Les thématiques de recherche de notre équipe recouvre la synthèse de matériaux polymères poreux et leurs applications à tous les domaines du développement durable (catalyse hétérogène, biocapteurs, filtres à particules, dépollution, chimie verte, etc.). Mots-clefs : polymères poreux, chimie supportée, (...)

Chemical Modifications and Biofunctionalisations of Surfaces

Many applications in biotechnology, such as nucleic acid microarrays or immunosensors, require solid supports with specific surface properties. An underlying technology on which a large number of biosensors are based is the covalent attachment of biomolecules to solid surfaces. A lot of (...)

Matériaux hybrides organiques-inorganiques

Mots-clefs : Organostanniques, chromophores, procédé sol-gel, dioxyde d’étain, matériaux nanoporeux, modification chimique de surface, catalyse supportée, chimie "propre", photosensibilisation, conversion photovoltaïque. Description : Dans le domaine des matériaux hybrides nous développons une (...)


The detection at very low levels of small molecules such as pesticides, mycotoxins or phycotoxins, in environment and food is critical for consumers. These contaminants are typically measured using HPLC with fluorimetry or mass spectroscopy detection ; however, these methods are time-consuming, (...)