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Professor Emeritus

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Tower 43-44, 5th Floor
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Research interests:

  • Molecular inorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry of redox-active ligands
  • Coordination chemistry of chromium, molybdenum and manganese
  • Polycations, polyoxometalates and Keplerates
  • Single-molecule magnets

Current research:

  • Chemistry of Keplerates (in collaboration with Prof. Achim Müller, University of Bielefeld)

Scientific career

  • Since 2008: Emeritus Professor at UPMC
  • 2001-2004: Head of the Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Molecular Materials (UMR 7071)
  • 1990-2008: Full Professor at UPMC
  • 1967-1990: Assistant and associate Professor at UPMC
  • 1967-1973: Doctorate in Chemistry (Supervisor: Prof. Pierre Souchay)
  • 1967: Degree in Chemistry (Agrégation)
  • 1963-1967: Undergraduated studies at the “Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud” and the Faculty of Sciences of Paris
  • 1961-1963: ”Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles” in Nantes
  • 1958-1961: Higher secondary studies at the “Ecoles Normales Primaires” in Vannes and Rennes

Selected publications:

  1. Single ion magnets based on lanthanoid polyoxomolybdate complexes
    J. J. Baldovi, Y. Duan, C. J. Bustos, S. Cardona-Serra, P. Gouzerh, R. Villanneau, G. Gontard, J. M. Clemente-Juan, A. Gaita-Ariño, C. Giménez-Saiz, A. Proust, E. Coronado
    Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 16653-16660
  2. Densely Packed Hydrophobic Clustering: Encapsulated Valerates Form a High-Temperature-Stable Mo132 Capsule System
    S. Garai, H. Bögge, A. Merca, O. A. Petina, A. Grego, P. Gouzerh, E. T. K. Haupt, I. A. Weinstock, A Müller
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 6634-6637
  3. A Unique Fluoride Nanocontainer: Porous Molecular Capsules Can Accommodate an Unusually High Number of ”Rather Labile” Fluoride Anions
    S. Garai, M. Rubčić, H. Bögge, E. T. K. Haupt, P. Gouzerh, A. Müller
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 5879-5882
  4. Porous Capsules with a Large Number of Active Sites: Nucleation/Growth under Confined Conditions
    S. Garai, M. Rubčić, H. Bögge, P. Gouzerh, A. Müller
    Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 4321-4325
  5. Hedgehog-shaped Mo368 cluster: unique electronic/structural properties, surfactant encapsulation and related self-assembly into vesicles and films
    S. Garai, A. Merca, S. Bhowmik, H. El Moll, H. Li, F. Haso, H. Nogueira, T. Liu, L. Wu, P. Gouzerh, A. Müller
    Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 2372-2378
  6. Capsules with Highly Active Pores and Interiors: Versatile Platforms at the Nanoscale
    A. Müller, P. Gouzerh
    Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 4862-4873
  7. A further step towards tuning the properties of metal-chalcogenide nanocapsules by replacing skeletal oxide by sulphide ligands
    C. Schäffer, A. M. Todea, H. Bögge, S. Floquet, E. Cadot, V. S. Korenev, V. P. Fedin, P. Gouzerh, A. Müller
    Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 330-333
  8. Functionalization and post-functionalization a step towards polyoxometalate-based materials
    A. Proust, B. Matt, R. Villanneau, G. Guillemot, P. Gouzerh, G. Izzet
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7605-7622
  9. From linking of metal-oxide building blocks in a dynamic library to giant clusters with unique properties and towards adaptive chemistry. A. Müller, P. Gouzerh, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7431-7463