LAboratory of Macrocycles Systems and RElated Materials


Created 1rst January 2011



Dr. A. Lemeune (ICMUB, UMR CNRS 5260
Prof. A. Yu. Tsivadze, Dr. Yu. G. Gorbunova (IPCE, RAS)

This international associated laboratory (LIA) was inaugurated during the CNRS meeting about « Russian-French Scientific cooperation – Results and Perspectives » on September 29-30th, 2010 in Paris. It is created after 15 years of scientific cooperation between two Russian and French laboratories involved in the synthesis, study and applications of polyazamacrocyclic ligands. The objective of this international laboratory is to give a new dimension to this long-term collaboration by creating a top-level international skills cluster for the development of new materials and their application in the detection of ions and neutral analytes, the sequestration of toxic and radioactive metals and the separation and ultra-purification of gases.

The LIA « LAMREM » extends and strengthens the cooperative initiatives between the Russian Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPCE, RAS), Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Institute of Molecular Chemistry of the University of Burgundy (ICMUB, UMR CNRS 6302). These scientific partnerships have already been developed in the framework of several international programs and were supported by the ARCUS Burgundy-Russia project entitled «Sustainable development: chemical separation and clean processes». This cooperation relies on the complementarities of scientific skills from French and Russian groups and is characterized by the close and enduring relationships between the two partners. The effectiveness of the joint efforts has been already proven by numerous joint publications (36) and presentations (38) at international scientific meetings. In addition this cooperation have already led to many exchanges for young researchers, including PhD (6, 4 double degree) and Master students (6, 4 internships).

The LIA « LAMREM » focuses human and material resources on the synthesis of advanced N-ligands and their use in materials science. N-ligands play a key role in a large number of recent studies in coordination chemistry, photochemistry and photophysics, electrochemistry, supramolecular and material science and biomedicine. Therefore design and synthesis of N-ligands have a great impact on various fields of chemical science. The scientific program of LIA consists of the synthesis of novel N-ligands and their application for the elaboration of functional molecular materials such as coordination polymers (and their important subclass metal-organic frameworks (MOF)), amorphous hybrid organic-inorganic materials and thin film materials. This field is one of the most attractive fields of the modern material chemistry affording functional systems combining the specific properties of inorganic and organic compounds. The research program, based on transversal activities (organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry, materials and surface chemistry) consists in the development of modern synthetic approaches to N-ligands, the investigation of their coordination properties and the preparation of advanced materials based on these ligands. Taken together, these researches contribute to the design and synthesis of efficient materials related to gas adsorption, sensing and catalysis, which in turn are of great importance for economic and social development level of the world.

Four recent references:
1) Structural and electrochemical studies of copper(I) complexes with diethoxyphosphoryl-1,10-phenanthrolines.
Mitrofanov A., Manowong M., Rousselin Y., Brandès S., Guilard R., Bessmertnykh-Lemeune A., Chen P., Kadish K. M., Goulioukina N., Beletskaya I. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 3370-3386.
2) Supramolecular assembly of organophosphonate diesters using paddle-wheel complexes: first examples in porphyrin series.
Uvarova M. A., Sinelshchikova A. A., Golubnichaya M. A., Nefedov S. E., Enakieva Yu. Yu., Gorbunova Yu. G., Tsivadze A. Yu., Stern C., Bessmertnykh-Lemeune A., Guilard R. Cryst. Growth Des., 2014, 14, 5976-5984.
3) Design and evaluation of sensory systems based on amphiphilic anthraquinones.
Arslanov V., Ermakova E., Michalak J., Bessmertnykh-Lemeune A., Meyer M., Raitman O., Vysotskij V., Guilard R., Tsivadze A. Colloids and Surf., A, 2015, 483, 193–203.
4) Ditopic Macrocyclic Receptors with 4,7-diamino-1,10-phenanthroline fragment for multimodal detection of toxic metal ions.
Abel A. S., Mitrofanov A. Yu., Rousselin Y., Denat F., Bessmertnykh-Lemeune A., Averin A. D., Beletskaya I. P. ChemPlusChem, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500390.
ICMUB (UMR CNRS 6302) - Université de Bourgogne - Faculté des Sciences Mirande - Dijon (France)