CNRS Research Director (HDR)

Sorbonne Université
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-53, 5th floor, office 510
Phone: +33(0)1 44 27 61 79
Fax: +33(0)1 44 27 70 89

Research topics

Supramolecular chemistry and Polymer materials

Current research

In my group, we design, synthesize and characterize novel systems at the interface between supramolecular chemistry and polymers. Our main goal is to develop fundamental knowledge in this field, but whenever possible we try to valorize our results in the context of various materials (gels, adhesives, coatings…). Depending on the final goal, we use either low-molecular-weight molecules (to obtain supramolecular polymers) or macromolecules (to obtain nanoparticles) as building blocks.

Recent results

The guiding principle of my scientific activity is to use supramolecular chemistry to develop new macromolecular systems/polymeric materials. The reversibility of the interactions used (hydrogen bonding, metal-ligand interaction, host-guest effect, halogen bonding) confers potential advantages in a variety of contexts.

Scientific career

  • since 2020 Scientific delegate for the « Soft Matter » section at the INC-CNRS
  • since 2014 Research director at the CNRS (DR1)
  • since 2014 Manager of the Polymer Chemistry team
  • 2016 Research director at the CNRS (DR2)
  • since 2000 Manager of the Supramolecular Polymers team
  • 1997-2000 CNRS Researcher, under direction of S. Boileau, Polymer Research Lab (P. Guérin), Thiais
  • 1995 -1997 CNRS Researcher, under direction of S. Boileau at the Macromolecular Chemistry Lab
    ( J. P. Vairon), Collège de France


  • 2006 – 2020 Lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique (56h of courses/year)
  • 2000 – 2021 Lecturer at Sorbonne Université (8h of courses/year)

Selected publications

  1. “Macromolecular Additives to Turn a Thermoplastic Elastomer into a Self-Healing Material” Simonin, L.; Falco, G.; Pensec, S.; Dalmas, F.; Chenal, J.-M.; Ganachaud, F.; Marcellan, A.; Chazeau, L.; Bouteiller, L.,  Macromolecules 2021, 54, 888–895.
  2. “Straightforward Preparation of Supramolecular Janus Nanorods by Hydrogen Bonding of End-Functionalized Polymers” Han, S.; Pensec, S.; Yilmaz, D.; Lorthioir, C.; Jestin, J.; Guigner, J.-M.; Niepceron, F.; Rieger, J.; Stoffelbach, F.; Nicol, E.; Colombani, O.; Bouteiller, L.; Nature Commun. 2020, 11 (1), 4760.
  3. “Emergence of Homochiral Benzene-1,3,5-Tricarboxamide Helical Assemblies and Catalysts upon Addition of an Achiral Monomer” Li, Y.; Hammoud, A.; Bouteiller, L.; Raynal, M.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142 (12), 5676–5688.
  4. “A Competing Hydrogen Bonding Pattern to Yield a Thermo-Thickening Supramolecular Polymer” Ayzac, V.; Sallembien, Q.; Raynal, M.; Isare, B.; Jestin, J.; Bouteiller, L.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58 (39), 13849–13853.
  5. “Organogel Formation Rationalized by Hansen Solubility Parameters: Shift of the Gelation Sphere with the Gelator Structure” Rosa Nunes, D.; Reche-Tamayo, M.; Ressouche, E.; Raynal, M.; Isare, B.; Foury-Leylekian, P.; Albouy, P.-A.; Brocorens, P.; Lazzaroni, R.; Bouteiller, L.; Langmuir 2019, 35 (24), 7970–7977.