The L.I.A. « LAMREM » (for LAboratoty of Macrocycles systems and RElated Materials), launched in 2011, works in the field of Sustainable Chemistry in the cooperation between the Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPCE, RAS), Lomonossov Moscow State University and the ICMUB. The L.I.A. scientific activities are centered on the preparation of nitrogen donating ligands (porphyrins, polyazamacrocycles, phenanthrolines, etc.) containing carboxylate and phosphonate anchoring groups and their use in the material chemistry. Major efforts of the French-Russian consortium are invested in the elaboration of strategies for immobilization of N-ligands and their complexes, such as preparation of xerogels based on TiO2, self-assembled monolayers (SAM) and homo- and heterometallic coordination polymers. The main researches are conducted according to the following axes: 1/ Development of efficient and stable materials for selective capture of gases. For instance, MOFs based on polyazamacrocycles have been proposed as an advanced family of moisture-stable sorbents for capture CO2. 2/ Elaboration of sensors for environmentally important toxic metal ions. Selective and sensitive sensors based on polyamine-substituted anthraquinones and porphyrins for mercury, copper and lead ions are developing. 3/ Heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts for liquid-phase reactions. The research focuses on robust, recyclable and multi-process catalytic systems based on metallocomplexes with phenanthroline and metalloporphyrins.
People involved: A. Lemeune (CR CNRS), S. Brandès (IR CNRS), C. Stern (MCF uB), F. Denat (PU uB), M. Meyer (CR CNRS), A. Romieu (PU uB).