CNRS Research director, HDR

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-44, 5th floor
E-POM Group
Phone : 33 (0)1 44 27 32 77

Research interests

Molecular and Supramolecular Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Hetero-poly-metallic Complexes, Dendrimers, Molecular Magnetism, Photo-magnetism, Molecular Electronics and Spintronics, Multi-functional Compounds, Electron Transfer, Energy Transfer, Artificial Photosynthesis, Magnetic Clamps, Contrast Agent, Theranostics, Translational Research (Energy, Information, Health)

Current research

  • High spin molecules and magnet molecules
  • Magnetic dendrimers
  • Photocommutable molecules
  • Multi-functional materials
  • Spin transition compounds
  • Study of electron transfer
  • Multi-electron processes
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Complexes for medical imaging
  • Magnetic tweezers

Awards :

  • Lauréate soirée en or de l’UPMC – 2011
  • Chevalier des Palmes Académiques – 2016

Selected recent results

  • Demonstration of electron transfer in Molybdenum-Copper compounds 
    (DOI : 10.1002/ejic.201700983)
  • Production of hydrogen by photo-catalysis via a Ruthenium-Quaterpyridine complex 
    (DOI : 10.1039/c5cc02124c et DOI : 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00771)
  • Six-state molecular clamp Six-state system controlled by three orthogonal stimuli
    (DOI : 10.1021/jacs.7b02945)
  • High-nuclearity photo-magnetic complexes: Mo3Cu4 and Mo6Cu14 
    (DOI : 10.1039/C6DT00743K)
  • Copper-based magnetic tweezers
    (DOI : 10.1039/C5CC04980F)
  • Photo-induced spin transition centred on Molybdenum(IV)
  • Photo-magnetic molecules deposited on surfaces  
    (DOI : 10.1039/C4RA16915H)
  • Hetero-tetra-metallic compounds
    (DOI : 10.1039/C3CC45037F)
  • Photo-magnetic hetero-tri-metallic chain (MoCuNi) 
    (DOI : 10.1021/ic801901j)
  • Hetero-tri-metallic compounds: Magnet molecule (MoCuTb) 
    (DOI : 10.1039/b924644b)
  • Photo-commutable high spin molecules (MoCu6) 
    (DOI : 10.1002/anie.200460387)

Scientific career

  • Secondary education at the Lycée La Bruyère in Versailles
  • Higher education at the University of Orsay (Deug A)
  • Magistère in Chemistry (ENS- Ecole Normale Supérieure – Paris)
  • DEA in Inorganic Chemistry at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6)
  • Thesis at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) and CEMES (Toulouse) under the supervision of Prof. J.-P. Launay – 1991 – (Molecular Wires and Switches)
  • Post-doctoral position at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. J.K.M. Sanders, from 1992 to 1994 – (Artificial Enzymes – Supramolecular Chemistry)
  • CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Organométallique of the University Bordeaux I in the group of Prof. D. Astruc from 1994 to 1997 – (Organic and inorganic dendrimers – electron reservoirs)
  • CNRS researcher at the laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Molecular Materials of the University Pierre et Marie Curie from 1997 to 2009 in the group of Prof. M. Verdaguer (Molecular Magnetism – High spin molecules)
  • Research Director at the Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire since 2009
  • (Supramolecular magnetism and photomagnetism)

Selected publications

  1. Direct evidence of a photo-induced electron transfer in diluted Molybdenum-Copper molecular compounds
    N. Bridonneau, P. Quatremare, J. von Bardeleben, J.-L. Cantin, S. Pillet, E.-E. Bendeif, V. Marvaud
    EurJIC, Accepté, DOI : 10.1002/ejic.201700983
  2. A facile one-pot synthesis of ruthenium(II) quaterpyridine-based photosensitizers for photocatalyzed hydrogen production
    E. Rousset, I. Ciofini, V. Marvaud, G. S. Hanan  
    Inorg. Chem.201756 (16), 9515–9524
  3. Six states switching of redox-active molecular tweezers by three orthogonal stimuli 
    B. Doistau, L. Benda ; J.-L. Cantin, L.-M. Chamoreau, E. Ruiz, V. Marvaud, B. Hasenknopf, G. Vives
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  2017139 (27), 9213–9220
  4. A high-nuclearity cyanide cluster [Mo6Cu14] with photomagnetic properties
    N. Bridonneau, L.-M. Chamoreau, G. Gontard, J.-L. Cantin, J. von Bardeleben, V. Marvaud
    Dalton Trans.201645, 9412-9418. (Cover Picture)
  5. Mechanical switching of magnetic interaction by tweezers-type complexes
    B. Doistau, J.-L. Cantin, L.-M. Chamoreau, V. Marvaud, B. Hasenknopf, G. Vives
    Chem. Commun201551, 12916-12919. (Back Cover).
  6. Red-light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution using a ruthenium quaterpyridine complex.” 
    E. Rousset, D. Chartrand, I. Ciofini, V. Marvaud, and G. S. Hanan,
    Chem Commun.201551, 9261-9264, (Cover Picture)
  7. First Evidence of Light-induced Spin Transition in Molybdenum(IV)
    N. Bridonneau, J. Long, J.-L. Cantin, J. von Bardeleben, S. Pillet, E-E. Bendeif, D. Aravena, E. Ruiz, V. Marvaud
    Chem Commun.201551, 8229-8232, (Cover Picture)
  8. A new family of hetero-tri-metallic complexes [M(CuTb)]n (n = 1, 2, ∞ ; M = Co, Cr, Fe) : synthesis, structure and tailored single-molecule magnet behavior
    N. Bridonneau, G. Gontard, V. Marvaud, 
    Dalton Trans.201544, 5170.
  9. Photomagnetic molecular and extended network Langmuir-Blodgett films based on Molybdenum-Copper complexes
    N. Bridonneau, J. Long, J.-L. Cantin, J. von Bardeleben, D. R. Talham, V. Marvaud, 
    RSC Adv.20155, 16696.
  10. Cyclodextrin Polyrotaxanes as a Highly Modular Platform for the Development of Imaging Agents
    J. Fredy, J. Scelle, A. Guenet, E. Morel, S. Adam de Beaumais, M. Ménand, V. Marvaud, C.S. Bonnet, E. Tóth, M. Sollogoub, G. Vives and B. Hasenknopf
    Chem. Eur. J. 201420 (35), 10915.
  11. Terpy(Pt–salphen)2 Switchable Luminescent Molecular Tweezers
    B. Doistau, A. Tron, S. A. Denisov, G. Jonusauskas, N. D. McClenaghan, G. Gontard, V. Marvaud, B. Hasenknopf, G. Vives
    Chem. Eur. J.201420 (48), 15799.
  12. Molecular dyads of ruthénium(II)- or (Osmium(II)- Bis(terpyridine) Chromophores and Expanded Pyridinium Acceptors : Equilibration between MLCT and Charge-Separated Excited States 
    J. Fortage, G. Dupeyre, F. Tuyeras, V. Marvaud, P. Lainé, S. Campagna
    Inorg. Chem201352 (20), 11944.
  13. A new versatile class of hetero-tetra-metallic assemblies : highlighting single-molecule magnet behaviour
    N. Bridonneau, L.-M. Chamoreau, P. Lainé, W. Wernsdorfer, V. Marvaud. 
    Chem. Commun.201349 (82), 9476.
  14. Single-step Versus Stepwise Two Electron Réduction of Polyarylpyridiniums : insights from the steric sitching of the redox potential compession
    J. Fortage, C. Peltier, C. Perruchet, Y. Takemoto, Y. Teki, F. Bedioui, V. Marvaud, L. Pospisil, C. Adamo, M. Hromadova, I. Ciofini, P. Lainé
    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012134 (5), 2691.
  15. Understanding the Photomagnetic Behaviour in Copper Octacyanomolybdates
    O. Bunau, M. -A. Arrio, Ph. Sainctavit, L. Paulatto, M. Calandra, A. Juhin, V. Marvaud, C. Cartier Moulin 
    J. Phys. Chem. A2012116 (34), 8678.
  16. Supramolecular Heterotrimetallic Assembly Based on Octacyanomolybdate, Manganese, and Copper
    J. Long, L.-M. Chamoreau and V. Marvaud
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.201129, 4545.
  17. Heterotrimetallic 3d-4d-4f decanuclear metal-capped square showing single-molecule magnet behavior
    J. Long, L.-M. Chamoreau and V. Marvaud*
    Dalton Trans2010, DOI : 10.1039/b924644b, (Cover Picture)
  18. Photomagnetism in Clusters and Extended Molecule-Based Magnets
    A. Bleuzen, V. Marvaud, C. Mahonière, B. Sieclucka, M. Verdaguer
    Inorg. Chem., Forum article200948, (8), 3453-3466 (revue sur invitation)
  19. Photoswitchable heterotrimetallic chain based on octacyanomolybdate, copper and Nickel : synthesis, characterization and photomagnetic properties
    J. Long, L.-M. Chamoreau, C. Mathonière, V. Marvaud*
    Inorg. Chem.200948 (1), 22-24
  20. Intramolecular Spin Alignment in Photo-Magnetic Molecular Devices : a Theoretical Study
    I. Ciofini, P. Lainé*, M. Zamboni, C. Daul, V. Marvaud and C. Adamo
    Chem. Eur. J.200713, 5360-5377
  21. Reversible Photoinduced Magnetic Properties in the Heptanuclear Complex Mo(CN)2(CN-CuL)6]8+ : a Photomagnetic High Spin Molecule
    J.-M. Herrera, V. Marvaud*, M. Verdaguer, J. Marrot, M. Kalisz, C. Mathonière
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.200443, 5468-5471 (VIP), (Frontispiece Picture)
  22. Polynuclear Complexes based on Hexacyanometalate Chemistry : Part 1- Heptanuclear Complexes – Control of the Ground State Spin Value
    V. Marvaud*, C. Decroix, A. Scuiller, J. Vaissermann, C. Guyard, F. Gonnet, M. Verdaguer
    Chem. Eur. J.20039, 1677-1691. (Frontispiece Picture)
  23. Polynuclear Complexes based on Hexacyanometalate Chemistry : Part 2- Bi, Tri, Tetra, Hexa and Hepta-Nuclear Complexes – Control of the Structural Anisotropy
    V. Marvaud*, C. Decroix, A. Scuiller, F. Tuyèras, C. Guyard, J. Vaissermann, J. Marrot, F. Gonnet, M. Verdaguer
    Chem. Eur. J.20039, 1692-1705

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