Nicolas ILLY

Associate professor

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 43-53, 4th floor, office 410
POLYMERS Group 
Tel: 33(0)1 44 27 55 13
Fax: 33(0)1 44 27 70 89

Research interests

Macromolecular engineering, sustainable polymers

Current research

  • Organocatalyzed Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization

Recent results

A series of fully bio-based poly(ester-alt-thioether)s are efficiently synthesized by organo-catalyzed alternating ring-opening copolymerization of eugenyl glycidyl ether, dihydroeugenol glycidyl ether, vanilin glycidyl ether and N-acetyl homocysteine thiolactone.

S. Le Luyer, B. Quienne, M. Bouzaid, P. Guégan, S. Caillol, N. Illy,* Green Chemistry2021, 23, 7743-7750. Lien Editeur Lien HAL

Scientific career

  • since 2013 Associate professor, Sorbonne University
  • Postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier under the supervision of Dr. Ghislain David.
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the university of Toronto under the supervision of Pr. Mitchell Winnik.
  • Ph. D. thesis under the supervision of Pr. Jacques Penelle at the université Paris Est.
  • Chemistry studies at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier and at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena.

Teaching

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry

Selected publications

  • γ-Thiobutyrolactone – Ethylene Carbonate Decarboxylative Copolymerization, an Original Pathway to Prepare Aliphatic Oxidizable Poly(γ-thioether ester) E. Mongkhoun, P. Guégan, N. Illy, Polym. Chem., 2023, Accepted Manuscript
  • Episulfide Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization Initiated by Alcohols and Primary Amines in the Presence of γ-Thiolactones, S. Le Luyer, P. Guégan, N. Illy,* Macromolecules2022,  55, 5430-5440. Lien Editeur ; Lien HAL
  • Bio-based poly(ester-alt-thioether)s synthesized by organo-catalyzed ring-opening copolymerizations of eugenol-based epoxides and N-acetyl homocysteine thiolactone, S. Le Luyer, B. Quienne, M. Bouzaid, P. Guégan, S. Caillol, N. Illy,* Green Chemistry2021, 23, 7743-7750. Lien Editeur Lien HAL
  • Polymerization of epoxide monomers promoted by tBuP4 phosphazene base: a comparative study of kinetic behavior, V. Puchelle, N. Illy* and P. Guégan, Polymer Chemistry2020, 11, 3585-3592. Lien Editeur
  • Modification of proline‐based 2,5‐diketopiperazines by anionic ring‐opening polymerization, O. Tezgel, V. Puchelle, H. Du, N. Illy,* P. Guégan, of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry2019, 57, 1008–1016. Lien Editeur ; Lien HAL