Constance LECOURT

Associate researcher

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-44, 5th floor, office 508
E-POM Group 
Phone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 32 77

Research interests

Coordination chemistry, ligand design and functionalization, hetero-polymetallic complexes, multifunctional compounds, switching behavior, luminescence, supramolecular chemistry, dendrimers.

Current research

  • Magnetic, switchable and luminescent hetero-polymetallic compounds
  • Magnetic dendrimers
  • Synthesis of radical ligands 
  • Luminescent Cu(I) complexes
  • Chiral compounds

Scientific career

  • Since January 2024: Associate researcher CNRS – IPCM (UMR 8232) – E-POM group
  • 2021-2023: Post-doc – ISCR/INSA (Rennes) – Dr. Lescop 
    Synthesis of supramolecular polymetallic Cu(I) luminescent compounds 
  • 2021: Temporary teaching and research assistant – LCC (Toulouse) – Dr. Sutter
    Synthesis of molecular building blocks for single-chain magnets through anisotropic exchange interactions 
  • 2019-2020: Post-doc – IPCM/LISE (Paris) – Pr. Lescouëzec and Dr. Fillaud
    Synthesis of Molecular Magnetic Switches – Tl ⸦ {Fe4Co4} cubic cage 
  • 2016-2019: PhD thesis – LMI/UCBL (Lyon) – Pr. Luneau and Dr. Desroches
    Coordination chemistry of Mn(II) based on nitronyl nitroxide radicals and thiacalix[4]arene macrocycles: Valence tautomerism and luminescence
  • 2014-2016: Master degree in Inorganic chemistry, University Claude Bernard Lyon2011-2014: BSc Chemistry degree – Physics option, Sorbonne University

Selected publications

  1. Phase dependence and mechanical and thermal ductility of the luminescence properties of tetranuclear Cu(i) metallacycle assemblies stabilized by ditopic organo-pnictogen (P,As) ligands. C. Lecourt, R. Utrera Melero, J. Schiller, F. Moutier, V. Dorcet, G. Calvez, C. Poidevin, K. Costuas, M. Scheer, C. Lescop, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2023, 10, 6976-6989. DOI: 10.1039/D3QI01544K
  2. Impact of intermolecular non-convalent interactions in a CuI8PdII1 discrete assembly: conformers’ geometries and stimuli-sensitive luminescence properties. F. Moutier, J. Schiller, C. Lecourt, A. M. Khalil, V. Delmas, G. Calvez, K. Costuas, C. Lescop, Chem. Eur. J., 2022, 28, e202104497. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202104497
  3. Mono-, di-, and tetranuclear manganese(II) complexes with p-phenylsulfonylcalix[4]arene macrocycles as ligand antennas: synthesis, structures and emission properties. C. Lecourt, Y. Suffren, E. Jeanneau, D. Luneau, C. Desroches, Cryst. Growth Des. 2022, 22, 4, 2279-2288. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c01348,
  4. Hypersensitive pressure-dependence of the conversion temperature of hysteretic valence tautomeric manganese–nitronyl nitroxide radical 2D-frameworks. C. Lecourt, Y. Izumi, K. Maryunina, K. Inoue, N. Bélanger-Desmarais, C. Reber, C. Desroches, D. Luneau, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 2376-2379. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC08144B
  5. Thermally-induced Hysteretic Valence Tautomeric Conversions in Solid State via Two-step Labile Electron Transfers in Manganese-Nitronyl Nitroxide 2D-Frameworks. C. Lecourt, Y. Izumi, L. Khrouz, F. Toche, R. Chiriac, N. Bélanger-Desmarais, C. Reber, O. Fabelo, K. Inoue, C. Desroches, D. Luneau, Dalton. Trans., 2020, 49, 15646-15662. DOI: 10.1039/D0DT03243C