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CNRS research director, HDR

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Team ARC

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Research interests :

Chirality, Organomatallic and Coordination chemistry, Luminescent coordination assemblies. Luminescent complexes with carbene ligands. Nanocages and Coordination Polymers

Current research :

  • Chirality : From mononuclear systems to coordination assemblies .
  • Luminescent Chiral Coordination Assemblies
  • Luminescent coordination assemblies with carbene ligands
  • Organometallic Chemistry of Cp*M (M= Ru, Rh, Ir) : Stabilization of reactive intermediates.
  • Nanocages and chemistry in confined spaces.

Recent results :

  • Luminescent and chiral Pt(II) Complexes
  • Luminescent cyclometallated Ir(III) and Pt(II) complexes with carbene ligands
  • Chiral octahedral assemblies with organometallic Linkers
  • Self-Assembly of nanocapsules of Pd(II) and Pt(II)

Scientific career :

  • Ph. D. degree 1987 Subject : Homogeneous catalysis (Hydrogenation), University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg). Supervisor : Professor John A. Osborn
  • Post-doctoral position 1988 Subject : C-H activation by polyhyride of Transition metal complexes. ICSN Gif-sur-Yvette. Supervisor : Dr. Hugh Felkin
  • Post-doctoral position 1992. Subject : Oligocylopentadienyl metal complexes as electron transfer reagents, UC-Berkeley, USA. Supervisor :Professor K. Peter C. Vollhardt.
  • Since Januray 2009 : Leader of ARC group “ ARChitectures Moléculaires : Auto-Assemblage, Coordination et Luminescence ” within the framework of IPCM UMR 8232.

Selected publications :

  1. H. Sesolis, J. Dubarle-Offner, C. K. M. Chan, E. Puig, G. Gontard, P. Winter, A. L. Cooksy, V. W.W. Yam*, and H. Amouri*. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 8032. Cover Picture. Highlighted on CNRS website Oct. 2016. Highly Phosphorescent Crystals of Square Planar Pt (R-terpy) Complexes with Chiral Organometallic Linkers : Homochiral versus Heterochiral Arrangements, Induced Circular Dichroism and TD-DFT Calculations.
  2. P.-H. Lanoë, J. Chan, G. Gontard, F. Monti, N. Armaroli, A. Barbieri*, and H. Amouri*. Eur J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 1631. Cover picture. Deep-red phosphorescent Iridium(III) complexes with chromophoric N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands: Design, photophysical properties and TD-DFT calculations.
  3. J. Moussa, A. Loch, L.-M. Chamoreau, A. Degli Esposti, E. Bandini, A. Barbieri*, and H. Amouri*. Inorg Chem. 2017, 56, 2050. Luminescent cyclometalated platinum(II) complexes with π-bonded catecholate organometallic ligands.
  4. J. Moussa,* K. Haddouche, L.-M. Chamoreau, H. Amouri* and J. A. G. Williams Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 12644. New N^C^N-coordinated Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of a tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligand featuring a 6-membered central ring: synthesis, structures and luminescence.
  5. J.-P. Tranchier, J. Dubarle-Offner, L. Peyroux, G. Gontard, T. Riedel, P. J. Dyson, and H. Amouri* Synlett 2015, 26, 1563. Iridium-stabilized π-Selenocyclohexadienyls: Synthesis, Molecular Structure and Cytotoxicity.
  6. C. Desmarets*, G. Gontard, A. L. Cooksy, M. N. Rager and H. Amouri* Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 4287. Encapsulation of a Metal Complex within a Self-Assembled Nanocage: Synergy Effects, Molecular Structures and DFT Calculations.
  7. A. Damas, M. Pia Gullo, M. N. Rager, A. Jutand, A. Barbieri, H. Amouri* Chem. Comm. 2013, 49, 3796. Near-infrared room temperature emission from a novel class of Ru(II) heteroleptic complexes with quinonoid organometallic linker.
  8. H. Amouri*, C. Desmarets and J. Moussa. Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 2015. Confined Nanospaces in Metallo-Cages: Guest Molecules, Weakly Encapsulated Anions and Catalyst Sequestration.