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ILLY Nicolas
Maître de conférences

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Couloir 43-53
Team polymer chemistry

4ème étage Bureau 410
Tel:33(0)1 44 27 55 13
Fax:33(0)1 44 27 70 89


Research interests:

  • Macromolecular chemistry, anionic polymerization

Current research:

  • Polymers for biomedical applications
  • Organocatalyzed Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization

Scientific career

  • Post-doctoral studies at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier under the supervision of Dr. Ghislain David.
  • Post-doctoral studies at the university of Toronto under the supervision of Pr. Mitchell Winnik.
  • Ph. D. thesis under the supervision of Pr. Jacques Penelle at the université Paris Est.
  • Chemistry studies at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier and at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena.

Selected publications:

  1. Phosphazene/triisobutylaluminum-promoted anionic ring-opening polymerization of 1,2-epoxybutane initiated by secondary carbamates, L. Hassouna, N. Illy, P. Guégan, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 4005-4013.
  2. An efficient catalytic system based on chitosan derivative containing both carboxylic acid and quaternary ammonium moieties for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates, V. Besse, N. Illy, G. David, S. Caillol, B. Bouttevin, ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 2167-2173.
  3. Phosphazene-Promoted Metal-Free Ring-Opening Polymerization of 1,2-Epoxybutane Initiated by Secondary Amides, L. Dentzer, C. Bray, S. Noinville, N. Illy, P. Guégan, Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 7755-7764.
  4. Metal-Chelating Polymers by Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization and Their Use in Quantitative Mass Cytometry, N. Illy, D. Majonis, I. Herrera, O. Ornatsky, M. A. Winnik, Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 2359.
  5. Activation in anionic polymerization: Why phosphazene bases are very exciting promoters, S. Boileau, N.Illy, Prog. Polym. Sci. 2011, 36, 1132.