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Research Director

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Couloir 43-53
Team polymer chemistry

5ème étage Bureau 510
Tel:33(0)1 44 27 61 79
Fax:33(0)1 44 27 70 89


Research interests:

Supramolecular chemistry, Macromolecular chemistry

Current research:

  • Supramolecular catalysis

    The selectivity of a catalyst can be tuned by interaction with a supramolecular polymer
  • Nano-structured films

    Block-copolymer particles synthesized in emulsion can yield nano-structured films with a percolating minority phase leading to original mechanical properties.
  • Measuring weak interactions

    The study of the competition between supramolecular assemblies makes it possible to quantify weak interactions in solution.
  • Organogels

    Some organic compounds gelate liquids by forming a network of anisotropic fibres. Hansen solubility parameters can be used to predict the range of liquids that are likely to be gelled by a given gelator.

Scientific career

  • 1991 Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau)
  • 1992 DEA “Chimie et physicochimie des polymères”, Université Paris 6
  • 1995 PhD "Chemical modification of the polymer surface in Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals (PDLC). Influence on electrooptical properties" (Thomson-CSF company; supervisor: Prof J.P. Vairon)
  • 1995-97 CNRS researcher, Laboratoire de Chimie Macromoléculaire (supervisor: S. Boileau), Collège de France, Paris.
  • 1997-99 CNRS researcher, Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Polymères (supervisor: S. Boileau), University Paris 12, Thiais.
  • 2000 Habilitation à diriger des recherches
  • 2000- Group leader, University Paris 6.
  • 2006- CNRS research director
  • 2010- Professor at Ecole Polytechnique

Selected publications:

  1. "Real-time control of the enantioselectivity of a supramolecular catalyst allows selecting the configuration of consecutively formed stereogenic centres" J. M. Zimbron, X. Caumes, Y. Li, C. M. Thomas, M. Raynal, L. Bouteiller Angew. Chem. 2017, 56, 14016-14019.
  2. "Rational design of urea-based two-component organogelators" E. Ressouche, S. Pensec, B. Isare, G. Ducouret, L. Bouteiller ACS Macro Letters 2016, 5, 244-247.
  3. "Revisiting the assembly of amino ester-based benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides: chiral rods in solution" A. Desmarchelier, M. Raynal, P. Brocorens, N. Vanthuyne, L. Bouteiller Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 7397-7400.
  4. "Orthohalogen substituents dramatically enhance hydrogen bonding of aromatic ureas in solution" I. Giannicchi, B. Jouvelet, B. Isare, M. Linares, A. Dalla Cort, L. Bouteiller Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 611-613.
  5. “Tunable asymmetric catalysis through ligand stacking in chiral rigid rods” M. Raynal, F. Portier, P. W. N. M. van Leeuwen, L. Bouteiller J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 17687-17690.
  6. "Probing intermolecular interactions in self-assembled nanotubes" L. Bouteiller, P. van der Schoot J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 1363-1366.
  7. “Organogel formation rationalized by Hansen solubility parameters” M. Raynal, L. Bouteiller Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 8271-8273.
  8. "Supramolecular balance: using cooperativity to amplify weak interactions" M. Roman, C. Cannizzo, T. Pinault, B. Isare, B. Andrioletti, P. van der Schoot, L. Bouteiller J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16818-16824.