Dr. Yann MOLARD
Maître de Conférences HDR.coordonnées
activités de recherche
Yann Molard obtained his PhD degree in 2000 at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France) under the supervision of
Pr. Helene Parrot-Lopez
Pr. Jean-Bernard Regnouf de Vains in the field of Supramolecular chemistry.
He modified calixarene with polypyridinyl ligands and studied their complexation behaviour towards metallic cation.
Then, he obtained a non permanent position of lecturer in the same
university (1 year, 00/01) and worked on molecular modelling of catalysts
grafted on oxyde surface with Dr. J. M. Basset. Later, he went to the engineering
school INSA Lyon for another non permanent lecturer position (1 year, 02/03)
and worked with Pr. Jean Francois Gerard and Dr. Jocelyne Galy(Laboratory of Macromolecular Material)
on the molecular modelling of interactions between polymers and non-modified
and modified silica surfaces.
He went back to supramolecular chemistry by taking during two years a post doctoral research associate position in the Jim Tucker's group in UK where he developped anthracene containing molecular photoswitchable receptors for neutral guest. This subject gave him the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. J.P. Desvergne and Dr. D. Bassani in Bordeaux where he spent around six months.
He joined the solid state chemistry and material team of the University Rennes 1 as lecturer in September 2005. His research interests are focused now on the modification of octahedral metallic clusters with organic or organometallic ligands in order to assemble them in an appropriate way to obtain new materials with specific properties. The behaviours of those nano organised materials depend on the interaction between clusters and ligands.
keywords: supramolecular chemistry, photochromism, molecular sensors, nanomaterial, hybrids, metallic cluster based material.
Computer and molecular modelisation, webdesign, music.
Clustomesogens: liquid crystal based transition metal clusters,
Y. Molard, F. Dorson, V. Circu, F. Artzner, S. Cordier,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 3351-3355
Red-NIR Luminescent Hybrid PMMA Containing Covalently Linked Octahedral Rhenium Metallic Clusters,
Y. Molard, F. Dorson, K. A. Brylev, M. A. Shestopalov, Y. Le Gal, S. Cordier, Y. V. Mironov, N. Kitamura, C. Perrin,
Chem. Eur. J., 2010, doi: 10.1002/chem.200902131
Electronic Effects and Absorbtion Properties of Supramolecular Assemblies Based on TTF-CH=CH-Py Ligands Coordinated to [Mo6Xi8]4+ Cluster Cores (X=Cl, Br, I) ,
G. Prabusankar, Y. Molard, S. Cordier, S. Gohlen, Y. Le Gal, C. Perrin, S. Kalahal, J. F. Halet, L. Houahab,
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 2153-2161
One pot synthesis and characterization of bi-functional phosphor-magnetic @SiO2 nanoparticles:controlled and structured association of Mo6 cluster units and gamma-Fe2O3 nanocrystals,
F. Grasset, F. Dorson, Y. Molard, S. Cordier, V. Demange, C. Perrin, V. Marchi-Artzner, H. Haneda,
Chem. Commun., 2008, 4729-4731
When metal atom clusters meet ZnO Nanocrystals: Novel ((n-C4H9)4N)2Mo6Br14@ZnO hybrid,
F. Grasset, Y. Molard, S. Cordier, F. Dorson, M. Mortier, C. Perrin, M. Guilloux-Viry, T. Sasaki, H. Haneda,
Adv. Mater., 2008, 20, 9, 1710-1715
Water-in-Oil Microemulsion Preparation and Characterization of Cs2[Mo6X14]@SiO2 Phosphor Nanoparticles Based on Transition Metal Clusters (X = Cl, Br, and I) ,
F. Grasset, F. Dorson, S. Cordier, Y. Molard, C. Perrin, A.-M. Marie, T. Sasaki, H. Haneda, Y. Bando, M. Mortier,
Adv. Mater., 2008, 20, 1, 143
Structural Effects on the Ground and Excited-state Properties of Photoswitchable Hydrogen-Bonding Receptors ,
Y. Molard, D. M. Bassani, J.-P. Desvergne, N. Moran, J. H. R. Tucker,
J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 22, 8523-8531
Selective electrochemical sensing of acidic organic molecules via a novel guest-to-host proton transfer reaction,
H. Miyaji, G. Gasser, Y. Molard, S. J. Green, S. M. Strawbridge and J. H. R. Tucker,
Chem Commun, 2005, 5355-5357
Photorelease of an Organic Molecule in Solution: Light-Triggered Blockage of a Hydrogen-Bonding Receptor Site ,
Y. Molard, D. M. Bassani, J. -P. Desvergne, P. N. Horton, M. B. Hursthouse, J. H. R. Tucker,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 7, 1072-1075
Surface Organometallic Chemistry of Main Group Elements: Selective Synthesis of Silica Supported [Si-O-B(C6F5)3]-[HNEt2Ph]+,
N. Millot, A. Cox, C. C. Santini, Y. Molard, J.M. Basset,
Chem. Eur. J., 2002, 8, n°6, 1438-1442
Molecular Scaffolds for di-metallic complexation: the synthesis and complexation properties of tetrakis-Terpyridinyl-calixarene,
Y. Molard, H. Parrot-Lopez,
Tetrahedron Lett., 2002, 43, 6355-6358