Associate professor, HDR

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-53, 4th floor
ECP group
Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 60 90

Research interests

Organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry and chirality: applications in luminescence and asymmetric catalysis

Current research

  • Elaboration of new organometallic ligands “Organometalloligands
  • Synthesis of chiral luminescent complexes of Pt(II), Ru(II), Ir(III), Rh(III)
  • Study of optical and catalytic properties

Selected recent results

  • Organometalloligands: new ligands for coordination chemistry.
  • First stabilization of dithiobenzoquinone and diselenobenzoquinone.
  • Luminescent and thermochromic polymetallic assemblies.

Scientific career

  • Lecturer at UPMC since 2009.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland in the group of Professor A. Togni’s group. (2007-2009)
  • Thesis at the University of Paris VI under the supervision of Dr. H. Amouri (2004-2007)
  • Studies at the University of Paris XIII (1999-2000) and at the University of Paris VI (2001-2007)

Selected publications

  1. Moussa J and Amouri H
    Supramolecular assemblies based on organometallic quinonoid linkers : A new class of coordination networks
    ANGEW. CHEM. INT. ED. 200847, (8), 1372-1380
  2. Moussa J, Lev DA, Boubekeur K, Rager M. N, Amouri H
    A η4-dithio-para-benzoquinone metal complex
    ANGEW. CHEM. INT. ED. 200845, (23), 3854-3858
  3. Moussa J, Rager MN, Chamoreau LM, Ricard L, Amouri H
    Unprecedented π-Bonded Rhodio- and Iridio-o-Benzoquinones as Organometallic Linkers for the Design of Chiral Octahedral Bimetallic Assemblies
    ORGANOMETALLICS 2009, 28 (2), 397-404
  4. Moussa J, Wong KMC, Chamoreau LM, Amouri H, Yam VWW
    Luminescent 1D chain of platinum(II) terpyridyl units with p-dithiobenzoquinone organometallic linker : self-aggregation imparted from Pt center dot center dot center dot Pt/π-π interactions
    DALTON TRANS. 2006 (32), 3526-3530