Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique - LCI

Functional objects processing by using nanostructured oxides elaborated via sol-gel chemistry combined with structuring agents.

Anne Bleuzen,Giulia Fornasieri
Virgile Trannoy


The successful integration of switchable compounds into real applications depends on an additional processing step. As the physical properties of the functional objects depend on their size and shape, the control of these parameters and the study of their effect on the properties is also a prerequisite for future applications.

Surfactant-templated silica affords optically transparent and chemically inert silica matrices exhibiting well-defined pore size, shape and spatial organization, which can besides be processed as powders, monoliths, thin films... In order to take advantages of the exceptional processing flexibility inherent in sol-gel chemistry, we develop processing strategies using the porosity of sol-gel derived nanostructured oxides as nanoreactors for functional particles formation.




Rcent publications :

Controlled Synthesis of Photomagnetic Nanoparticles of Prussian Blue Analogue in a Silica Xerogel.
G. Fornasieri, A. Bleuzen, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47,  7750-7752, 2008.

Tailor-made Nano-scale Patterns of Photo-Switchable Prussian blue Analogs..
S. Lepoutre, D. Grosso, C. Sanchez, G. Fornasieri, E. Rivière, A. Bleuzen, Adv. Mater., 22, 3992–3996, 2010.

Control of stoichiometry, size and morphology of inorganic polymers by template assisted coordination chemistry
P. Durand, G. Fornasieri, C. Baumier, P. Beaunier, D. Durand, E. Rivière, A. Bleuzen, J. Mater. Chem., 20, 9348-9354, 2010.

Fully Controlled Precipitation of Photomagnetic CoFe Prussian Blue Analogue Nanoparticles within the Ordered Mesoporosity of Silica Monoliths.
G. Fornasieri, M. Aouadi, P. Durand, P. Beaunier, E. Rivière, A. Bleuzen, Chem. Commun., 46, 8061-8063, 2010


Co2+ ions-containing ordered silica monoliths: Influence of the copolymer P123/Si and Co2+ ions/Si ratios on the organization of the monoliths.
E. Delahaye, M. Aouadi, D. Durand, P. Beaunier, G. Fornasieri, A. Bleuzen, Mater. Res. Soc. Symposium Proceedings Series, 1359, 2011. DOI:10.1557/opl.2011.88

Chemistry of cobalt(II) confined in the pores of ordered silica monoliths: from the elaboration of the monolith to the CoFe Prussian blue analogue nanocomposite.
M. Aouadi, G. Fornasieri, V. Briois, P. Durand, A. Bleuzen, Chem. Eur. J.,  2012, in press.

Elaboration of Prussian blue analogue / silica nanocomposites: towards tailor-made nano-scale electronic devices.
G. Fornasieri, M. Aouadi, E. Delahaye, P. Beaunier, D. Durand, E. Rivière, P.-A. Albouy, F. Brisset, A. Bleuzen, Materials, 2012, in press.






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