Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Chimie Inorganique

Mixed hybridization systems : Towards the "after C60"

Vincent Huc (Researcher)

PhD students : Axel Labattut

Associate researchers : Cyril Martini (NOVECAL), Ekaterina Shilova (AJELIS)

The research of the group is developped around 5 axes :

  1. Calixarene-based materials for decontamination and recovery of strategic metals
  2. Calixarenes-supported catalysts
  3. Giant calixarenes : a new family of macromolecular objects
  4. Towards the total synthesis of SWCN (Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes)
  5. Surface chemistry for the in-growth control of the electronic properties of SWCNTs


PhD theses


Axel Labattut — Catalysts based on organometallic complexes on calixarenes

PhD advisor : Vincent Huc (Started in october 2017)


Alice Castan — Growth and characterization of single-walled carbon nanotubes from chemically synthesized catalyst precursors (2018)

PhD advisors : Vincent Huc and Annick Loiseau (LEM, Palaiseau)

Marie Clément — Calixarenes for the radiolytic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles (2017)

PhD advisor : Isabelle Lampre (LCP, Orsay) ; Co-advisor : Cyril Martini

Baptiste Boutonnet — Towards the total synthesis of Zig-Zag single walled carbon nanotubes with well-defined diameters (2014)

PhD advisor : Vincent Huc

Last publications (2016 - Today)

The synthesis and characterization of giant Calixarenes. V. Guérineau, M. Rollet, S. Viel, B. Lepoittevin, L. Costa, P. Saint-Aguet, R. Laurent, P. Roger, D. Gigmes, C. Martini, V. Huc, Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 113

Calix[8]arene as New Platform for Cobalt-Salen Complexes Immobilization and Use in Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution of Epoxides. I. Abdellah, C. Martini, A. Dos santos, D. Dragoe, V. Guérineau, V. Huc, E. Schulz, ChemCatChem, 2018, 10, 4761-4767

Benzyloxycalix[8]arene: a new valuable support for NHC palladium complexes in C–C Suzuki–Miyaura couplings. I. Abdellah, P. Kasongo, A. Labattut, R. Guillot, E. Schulz, C. Martini, V. Huc, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 13843-13848

Stabilisation of small mono- and bimetallic gold–silver nanoparticles using calix[8]arene derivatives. P. Ray, M. Clément, C. Martini, I. Abdellah, P. Beaunier, J.-L. Rodriguez-Lopez, V. Huc, H. Remita, I. Lampre, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 14128-14137

New method for the growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes from bimetallic nanoalloy catalysts based on Prussian blue analog precursors. A. Castan, S. Forel, L. Catala, I. Florea, F. Fossard, F. Bouanis, A. Andrieux-Ledier, S. Mazerat, T. Mallah, V. Huc, A. Loiseau, C. Sorin-Cojocaru, Carbon, 2017, 123, 583-592

A New, Simple and Versatile Strategy for the Synthesis of Short Segments of Zigzag-Type Carbon Nanotubes. E. André, B. Boutonnet, P. Charles, C. Martini, J.-M. Aguiar-Hualde, S. Latil, V. Guérineau, K. Hammad, P. Ray, R. Guillot, V. Huc, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2016, 22(9), 3105-3114


Novel complexes for the separation of metal cations in liquid medium. V. Huc, P. Viel, E. Shilova (2015) WO/2015/150588

Procédé de préparation à hauts rendements de p-(R)calix[9-20]arènes. C. Martini, V. Huc (2014) 14/51660 WO/2014/033406

Procédé de préparation à hauts rendements de p-(R)calixarènes géants. C. Martini, V. Huc (2014) WO/2014/033407

Procédé de préparation à hauts rendements de p-(R)calix[9-20]arènes. C. Martini, V. Huc (2014) 14/51660

Solid-liquid process for extraction of radionuclides from waste solutions. E. Shilova, P. Viel, V. Huc, V. Barré (2013) WO/2013/124831

Synthèse à hauts rendements de p-(benzyloxy)calix[6,7,8]arènes. C. Martini, V. Huc (2013) WO/2013/088056

Cryptands à base de calix[4]arènes associés à un macrocycle azoté et leur utilisation pour l’extraction sélective de métaux stratégiques (Déposé le 11/10/2017) Brevet français  n° FR1759523

Catalyseurs supportés cycliques (Brevet déposé le 27.10.2016) Brevet français n° FR16/60471