Sustainable Chemistry: from fundamental to applications (CDURABLE)

The team C Durable brings complementary expertise in various fields of catalysis (metallic, acido-basic, organometallic), and in nanomaterial engineering.
The driving line of the research activities is the conception of materials for controlled properties for catalysis and optical applications.
Concerning catalysis, the main topic is to explore new transformations of bioresources; and low reactive substrates.
Concerning optical applications, the main objective is to design new materials of original properties for example in the fields of luminescence and photocatalysis.

Research areas

Research projects

ANR CatReMo 2019-2023 : Transformation of lignocellulosic biomass into glycols and their amino derivatives

ANR HYPERCAT 2018-2022 : Hyperactive catalytic species in the liquid phase from nanoparticles or immobilized molecular species

ANR PHOTHER 2018-2021 : Hydrothermal transformation of cellulosic substrates assisted by photocatalysis

ANR NITAMIN (JCJC) 2017-2021 : Development of supported nitride catalysts for hydrogenation and reductive amination of biosourced carboxylic acids.

ANR OxCYCaT-CO2 2017-2021 : Sustainable catalytic process for the one-pot formation of cyclic carbonates through alkene oxidation and cycloaddition of CO2

ANR NANOTRAP 2017-2021 : New integrated concept for lignin conversion to chemicals using confined Palladium nanoparticles

ANR UPHocat 2017-2021 : Upconverting photon harvester for photocatalysis

ANR NHYSCAB 2016-2020 : Non-hydrolytic sol-gel synthesis of stable catalysts for aqueous-phase hydrogenation of biomass derivatives

ANR BICCCAT 2016-2020 : Binuclear Iron complexes for challenging catalytic reactions

ANR MEMOL 2016-2020 : Molecular memory with phase change coordination polymers for future PCRAM

ANR PHENOLIQ 2016-2020 : Production of phenolic compounds by lignin liquefaction

ANR TANAPOL 2015-2020 : Tailored nanoparticles for the selective catalytic oxidation of poly-alcohols


Experimental and instrumental capabilities


  • Researchers and University professors

    • Lorraine Christ
    • Aude Demessence
    • Laurent Djakovitch
    • Nadine Essayem
    • Adel Mesbah
    • Shashank Mishra
    • Noemie Perret
    • Catherine Pinel
    • Franck Rataboul
    • Alexander Sorokin
  • Personnels techniques (en)

    • Thibaut Cornier
    • Marion Eternot
    • Stephane Mangematin
  • Postdoctoral fellows

    • Roua Ben Salem
    • Awalah Alain Komenan
    • Andrei Kroitor
    • Ajay Tomer
    • Aditi Vijay
    • Buqin Xu
  • PhD students

    • Nadezhda Abel
    • Theresa Al Bayeh
    • Chloe Andrade
    • Remy Devienne
    • Hugo Dias
    • Fouad Elgayar
    • Alexis Giraudon
    • Lenaick Herve
    • Moemen Sayour
    • Cenna Toullec
  • Interns

    • Zainab A. Rahim Y.
    • Ghita Ait El Haj
    • Maria Ayadi
    • Ethan Barbera
    • Alin Birjoianu
    • Pierre Bolteau
    • Maxime Graule
    • Yvan Klassen
    • Nathan Poncelet
    • Heather Rakotonirainy
    • Ashley Silbermann
    • Nadir Zhamantay


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