Christophe DESMARETS

Associate professor

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 33-43, 5th floor
E-POM group
Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 60 89
Fax : 33(0)1 44 27 38 41

Research interests

Coordination chemistry, Host-guest chemistry, Inorganic and organic synthesis, Organometallic chemistry

Current research

  • Preparation of nano-capsules: encapsulation, chiral recognition and reactivity

Selected recent results

  • Three-dimensional capsules of Co(II) and Cu(II)
  • Template effect of the weak anion (BF4- and PF6-)

Scientific career

  • 2009- : Associate professor in the team Molecular Architectures “ARC” within the IPCM-UMR 7201 CNRS-UPMC
  • 2006-2008 : Senior Lecturer in the team Molecular Architectures “ARC” within the UMR 7071, CNRS-UPMC.
  • 2004-2006: Post-doctoral fellowship: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Friedrich Alexander Erlangen-Nürnberg Universität, Erlangen, Germany, “Synthesis and characterization of triangular Pt metallomacrocycles consisting of sp-type linear carbon chains” Director: Prof. J. A. Gladysz.
  • 2003-2004 : Temporary teaching and research assistant, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, UMR 7565, Equipe Synthèse Organométallique et Réactivité, “Synthesis of nanoparticles of controlled morphology. Study of their catalytic properties” Director: Prof. Y. Fort.
  • 2000-2003 : PhD in chemistry and molecular physicochemistry, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, UMR 7565, Equipe Synthèse Organométallique et Réactivité, “Synthesis of aryl and polyarylamines by nickel catalysis for the development of new conductive materials” Director : Prof. Y. Fort.

Selected publications

  1. A Unique Type of a Dicolbalt Cage Templated by Weakly Coordinated Hexafluorophosphate Anion : Design, Structure and Solid State NMR Investigations ; C. Desmarets, F. Poli, X. F. Le Goff, K. Müller, H. Amouri Dalton Trans. 2009, 10429. (inside cover)
  2. Design, Self-Assembly and Molecular Structures of tridimensional Copper (II) Capsules Templated by BF4 Guest Anions ; C. Desmarets, C. Policar, L.-M. Chamoreau H. Amouri Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.2009,4396.
  3. Supramolecular Cobalt Cages and Coordination Polymers Templated by anion guests : Self-Assembly, Structures and Magnetic Properties ; H. Amouri, C. Desmarets, A. Bettoschi, M. N. Rager, K. Boubekeur, P. Rabu, M. Drillon Chem. Eur. J. 200713, 5401.