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MÉNAND Mickaël
Associate Professor

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Couloir 42-43 5ème étage
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Tel:33(0)1 44 27 61 63
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Research Interests:

Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Dynamic & Switchable Systems

Current Research:

- Hexaphyrin-Cyclodextrin Hybrids : Hückel & Möbius aromaticity/antiaromaticity, redox/thermal switches, chiroptical readout, host-guest chemistry.

Collaboration with Stéphane Le Gac (Université de Rennes I)

- Cyclodextrin based Supramolécular Polymers : self-assembly, hierarchical structures, sequence coding

- Cyclodextrin modifications, cyclodextrin as ligand for metal encapsulation, native cyclodextrin as supramolecular protection

Scientific Career

  • 2017 Habilitation thesis
  • 2009 Assistant Professor
  • 2007-09 Post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Ivan Jabin at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • 2007 Post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Jean-Marie Beau at the Université Paris-Sud
  • 2006 PhD at the Université Pierre & Marie Curie (supervisor: Prof. Juan Xie)

Selected publications:

- « Orchestrating Communications in a Three-Type Chirality Totem: Remote Control of the Chiroptical Response of a Möbius Aromatic System »
Benchouaia, R.; Cissé, N.; Sollogoub, M.; Boitrel, B.; Le Gac, S.*; Ménand, M.*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11583-11593. (pdf)
Highlighted in RSC Chemistry World.
Highlighted in CNRS magazine

- « Cyclodextrin-Sandwiched Hexaphyrin Hybrids: Side-to-Side Cavity Coupling Switched by a Temperature- and Redox-Responsive Central Device »
Ménand, M.*; Sollogoub, M.; Boitrel, B.; Le Gac, S.*
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 5804-5812. (pdf)
Selected for the “Inside Front-Cover

- « Bridging β-Cyclodextrin Prevents Self-Inclusion, Promotes Supramolecular Polymerization, and Promotes Cooperative Interaction with Nucleic Acids »
Evenou, P.; Rossignol, J.; Pembouong, G.; Gothland, A.; Colesnic, D.; Barbeyron, R.; Rudiuk, S.; Marcelin, A.-G.; Ménand, M.; Baigl, D.; Calvez, V.; Bouteiller, L.*; Sollogoub, M.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 7753-7758.

- « Artificial chiral metallo-pockets including a single metal serving as both structural probe and catalytic center »
Zhang, P.; Meijide Suárez, J.; Tugny, C.; Guitet, M.; Derat, E.; Vanthuyne, N.; Zhang, Y.; Bistri, O.; Mouriès-Mansuy, V.; Ménand, M.; Roland, S.; Fensterbank, L.*; Sollogoub, M.*
Chem. 2017, 3, 174-191.

- « Protonated Hexaphyrin-Cyclodextrin Hybrids: Molecular Recognition Tuned by a Kinetic-to-Thermodynamic Shape Adaptation »
Le Gac, S.*; Boitrel, B.; Sollogoub, M.; Ménand, M.*
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 9347-9350. (pdf)
Selected for the “Inside Front-Cover

- « Hexaphyrin-Cyclodextrin Hybrids: a Nest for Switchable Aromaticity, Asymmetric Confinement and Isomorphic Fluxionality »
Ménand, M.*; Sollogoub, M.; Boitrel, B.; Le Gac, S.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 297-301. (pdf)

- « Solid-state Hierarchical Cyclodextrin-Based Supramolecular Polymer Constructed by Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Azido Interactions »
Ménand, M.*; Adam de Beaumais, S.; Chamoreau, L.-M.; Derat, E.; Blanchard, S.; Zhang, Y.; Bouteiller, L.; Sollogoub, M.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7238-7242. (pdf)

- « Cyclodextrin-Induced Auto-healing of Hybrid Polyoxometalates »
Izzet, G.*; Ménand, M.*; Matt, B.; Renaudineau, S.; Chamoreau, L.-M.; Sollogoub, M.*; Proust, A.*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 487-490.
Selected as “Hot paper” and “Inside Back-Cover