Benjamin ISARE

Associate professor

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-53, 5th floor, office 512
Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 55 01
Fax: 33(0)1 44 27 70 89

Research topics 

Macromolecular Engineering, Assemblies, Sustainable polymers

Current research

Since joining the laboratory in 2004 during my post doc, I have been working on the synthesis, characterization and development of new organogelators. My research took the direction of bio-based molecules with the thesis that Dorian Rabaud started in 2019.

Recent results

We have developed supramolecular polymers based on FDCA during Dorian Rabaud’s thesis

Dorian Rabaud, thesis Sorbonne University 2022

Scientific career

  • 2016-2021 Deputy Director of Polytech Sorbonne (1000 students) in charge of external relations and communication
  • Since 2008 Coordinator of Practical Work in Organic Chemistry at Polytech Sorbonne
  • 2008-2016 Coordinator of the 3rd year of the Materials specialty at Polytech Sorbonne
  • since 2000 Head of the Supramolecular Polymers group
  • 2015-2016 Director of studies for the Post-PACES course preparatory course to integrate Polytech Sorbonne
  • Since 2008  Lecturer Polytech Sorbonne


  • Since 2008 Organic Chemistry Polytech Sorbonne – Organic Chemistry

Selected publications

  • Energetics of Competing Chiral Supramolecular Polymers, V. Ayzac; Mr. Dirany; M, Raynal; B, Isare; L, Bouteiller, Chemistry – A European Journal (2021), 9627-9633
  • Tuning the Organogelating and Spectroscopic Properties of a C3-Symmetric Pyrene-Based Gelator through Charge Transfer, A. Gainar; TL. Lay; C. Oliveras-González; F.Pop; Mr. Raynal; B.Isare ; L. Bottle; Mr. Linares; D. Canevet; N.Avarvari; M. Salle, Chemistry – A European Journal (2021), 1-12
  • A Competing Hydrogen Bonding Pattern to Yield Thermo-Thickening Supramolecular Polymer, V. Ayzac; Q. Sallembien; Mr. Raynal; B.Isare ; J. Jestin; L. Bouteiller, Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2019), 58(39), 13849-13853
  • Organogel Formation Rationalized by Hansen Solubility Parameters: Shift of the Gelation Sphere with the Gelator Structure, D. Rosa Nunes; Mr. Reche-Tamayo; E. Restrain; Mr. Raynal; B.Isare ; P. Foury-Leylekian; PA Albouy; P. Brocorens; R. Lazzaroni; L. Bouteiller, Langmuir (2019), 35(24), 7970-7977
  • Organogel formation rationalized by Hansen solubility parameters: improved methodology, D. Rosa Nunes; Mr. Raynal; B.Isare ; PA. Albouy; L. Bouteiller, Soft Matter (2018), 14(23), 4805-4809