September and October 2023 SPECTRE group meetings

9.15 am, Room C144, 11 Sept. 2023: Laurianne Wojcik, 25 Sept. 2023: Franck Thetiot, 09 Oct. 2023: Massiel Mora-Valenzuela, 23 Oct. 2023: Antony Memboeuf

Video for a funded SEA-EU project

Short interview of Dr. Nicolas LE POUL on the NITMO SEA-EU Project in collaboration with Pr Felix TUCZEK, Kiel, Germany.

Publication in Bioelectrochemistry

M. Bourrez, F. Gloaguen. Electrochemical reduction and protonation of a biomimetic diiron azadithiolate hexacarbonyl complex: Mechanistic insights. Bioelectrochemistry 2023, 153, 108488-108495. DOI: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2023.108488.

Publication in Inorganics

Symmetrical and unsymmetrical dicopper complexes based on bis-oxazoline units. J. A. Isaac, G. Gellon, F. Molton, C. Philouze, N. Le Poul, C. Belle*, A. Thibon-Pourret*. Inorganics 2023, 11, 332-347. DOI: 10.3390/ inorganics11080332

Master 2 student internship

Olivier Briand, Master 2 student (CACQ-OPEX) at UBO is performing an internship in the SPECTRE team

PhD student internship

Welcome to Alessia Distefano, PhD student at the University of Catania.

PhD student internship

Welcome to Yongxing Wang, PhD student at the University of Aix-Marseille, France

Publication in "Les techniques de l'ingénieur"

Production of solar dihydrogen by artificial photosynthesis.

Accueil Master 2 Chimie

Accueil de Simon Hery (gauche) et Lena Labous (droite), étudiants en Master 2 Chimie (CIV) de l'UBO.

Publication dans Dalton Transactions

A series of phosphorescent platinum(II) complexes containing various phenyldiazine-type bidentate N^C ligands has been successfully synthesized and characterized. Structural modifications have been made to bidentate cyclometalating ligands regarding the nature of diazine ring (pyrimidine, pyrazine and quinazoline), the substituent groups at the C4 position of the pyrimidine ring (OCH3, CF3) and the EDG groups at the para position of the Pt atom (OCH3, Ph, NPh2, carbazol). In addition, the electronic properties of the azaheterocyclic auxiliary ligand have been modulated in this series of complexes (pyridine, 4-methoxy-pyridine or pyrimidine). X-ray diffraction studies were performed on three complexes, revealing Pt(II) ions in a distorted square-planar geometrical environment with no Pt(II)…Pt(II) interactions but with moderate pi-pi interactions in the solid-state structure. Electrochemical and computational studies suggest a ligand-centered reduction on the diazine ligands with in some cases additional contribution from the azaheterocyclic ancillary ligand, whereas oxidation occurs on the Pt-phenyl ring substituents moiety. All complexes exhibit phosphorescence emission ranging from green to red/near-infrared, both in solution and in the solid state. Complexes bearing a 2-(3-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine ligand showed the best PLQY of the series, up to 52% in CH2Cl2 solution and 20% in solid state. Furthermore, the solid state PLQY of one of the near-infrared emitting phenylquinazoline complex was found to be 6%.