Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Chimie Inorganique

Mixed hybridization systems : Towards the "after C60"

Vincent Huc (Research Dir.)

Postdoc : Dr. Julien Buendia, Dr. Timothée Naret, Dr. Alberto Diez De La Varga

PhD students : Thomas Blin, Abdoul-Nasser Moussa-Bamba

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


Abdoul-Nasser Moussa-Bamba — Towards the total synthesis of carbon nanotubes

PhD advisor : Vincent Huc (Started in october 2020)

Thomas Blin — Nanoalloys for the in growth control of the structure of carbon nanotubes

PhD advisor : Vincent Huc ; Co-advisor : Annick Loiseau (ONERA, Palaiseau)(Started in november 2019)


Axel Labattut— Catalysts based on organometallic complexes on calixarenes (2021)

PhD advisor : Vincent Huc

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)

Synthesis and characterization of polystyrene-b-poly(vinyldipicolinic acid) pH-responsive core-shell nanoparticles. A. W. Mouhamad, T. Elzein, N. Barroca-Aubry, E. Simoni, N. Berri, F. Brisset, V. Huc, P. Roger, European Polymer Journal, 2023, 201, 112541

η-Carbides (Co, Mo, or W) Nanoparticles from Octacyanometalates Precursors-Based Network. T. Blin, A. Girard, F. Fossard, N. Guillou, L. Catala, A. Loiseau, V. Huc, Small, 2023, n/a, 2301299

Structural Size Effect in Capped Metallic Nanoparticles. C. Moreira Da Silva, A. Girard, Y. Le Bouar, F. Fossard, D. Dragoe, F. Ducastelle, A. Loiseau, V. Huc, ACS Nano, 2023, 17, 5663-5672

A simple and efficient process for the synthesis of 2D carbon nitrides and related materials. C. Moreira Da Silva, M. Vallet, C. Semion, T. Blin, R. Saint-Martin, J. Leroy, D. Dragoé, F. Brisset, C. Gillet, R. Guillot, V. Huc, Scientific Reports, 2023, 13, 15423

Synthesis and structural properties of high-entropy nanoalloys made by physical and chemical routes. A. Barbero, C. Moreira da Silva, N. Ortiz Pena, N. Kefane, A. Jaafar, M. Thorey, H. Bouaia, J. Nelayah, G. Wang, H. Amara, C. Ricolleau, V. Huc, D. Alloyeau, Faraday Discuss., 2022

A Calix[8]arene-Based Catalyst for Suzuki–Miyaura Couplings with Reduced Pd_Leaching. E. Adhel, A. Labattut, T. Naret, D. Dragoe, V. Huc, Catalysts, 2022, 12

Colloidal Synthesis of Nanoparticles: from Bimetallic to High Entropy Alloys. C. Moreira Da Silva, H. Amara, F. Fossard, A. Girard, V. Huc, A. Loiseau, arXiv e-prints, 2022, arXiv:2203.03945

Synthesis, Catalytic Activity and Comparative Leaching Studies of Calix[8]arene-Supported Pd-NHC Complexes for Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Couplings. S. Abi Fayssal, T. Naret, J. Buendia, A. Labattut, V. Huc, C. Martini, E. Schulz, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2022, 364, 947-957

Benzyloxycalix[8]arene supported Pd–NHC cinnamyl complexes for Buchwald–Hartwig C–N cross-couplings. S. Abi Fayssal, T. Naret, V. Huc, J. Buendia, C. Martini, E. Schulz, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2021, 11, 5223-5231

A Self-Assembling NHC-Pd-Loaded Calixarene as a Potent Catalyst for the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction in Water. A. Peramo, I. Abdellah, S. Pecnard, J. Mougin, C. Martini, P. Couvreur, V. Huc, D. Desmaële, Molecules, 2020, 25

Palladium PEPPSI-IPr Complex Supported on a Calix[8]arene: A New Catalyst for Efficient Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling of Aryl Chlorides. A. Labattut, I. Abdellah, J. Buendia, S. Abi Fayssal, E. Adhel, D. Dragoe, C. Martini, E. Schulz, V. Huc, Catalysts, 2020, 10, 1081

Nickel platinum (NixPt1−x) nanoalloy monodisperse particles without the core–shell structure by colloidal synthesis. C. Moreira Da Silva, A. Girard, M. Dufond, F. Fossard, A. Andrieux-Ledier, V. Huc, A. Loiseau, Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 3882-3889

Gold(i)–silver(i)-calix[8]arene complexes, precursors of bimetallic alloyed Au–Ag nanoparticles. M. Clément, I. Abdellah, C. Martini, F. Fossard, D. Dragoe, H. Remita, V. Huc, I. Lampre, Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 2768-2773

Calixarene-supported Pd–NHC complexes as efficient catalysts for scalable Suzuki–Miyaura cross–couplings. A. Labattut, S. Abi Fayssal, J. Buendia, I. Abdellah, V. Huc, C. Martini, E. Schulz, React. Chem. Eng., 2020, 5, 1509-1514

Synthesis and NMR study of trimethylphosphine gold(i)-appended calix[8]arenes as precursors of gold nanoparticles. M. Clément, I. Abdellah, P. Ray, C. Martini, Y. Coppel, H. Remita, I. Lampre, V. Huc, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2020, 7, 953-960

Ajelis et Novecal – Des molécules-cages aux fibres extractantes et à la catalyse. E. Schulz, E. Shilova, P. Viel, G. Gros, C. Martini, I. Abdellah, V. Huc, Actualité Chimique, 2019, mars-avril, 30 – 39

Plasmonic catalysis for the Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reaction using palladium nanoflowers. I. Sarhid, I. Abdellah, C. Martini, V. Huc, D. Dragoe, P. Beaunier, I. Lampre, H. Remita, New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 4349-4355

Tuning bimetallic catalysts for a selective growth of SWCNTs. S. Forel, A. Castan, H. Amara, I. Florea, F. Fossard, L. Catala, C. Bichara, T. Mallah, V. Huc, A. Loiseau, C.-S. Cojocaru, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 4091-4100

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



Last update on Feb. 28th 2022