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Associate Professor

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Tower 33-43, 5th Floor
E-POM Team

Tel: 33 (0)1 44 27 37 21


Research interest:

  • Molecular (bio)inorganic chemistry, redox properties, electron tranfer, small molecules activation, artificial photosynthesis, catalysis, characterization techniques (IR and UV-vis spectroelectrochemistry, Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance...
  • Polyoxometalates (POMs) as redox mediators / electrons and protons reservoir, transition metal substituted POMs, hybrid organic-inorganic POMs, redox catalysis with non-innocent-ligands (POMs, quinoide derivatives..)

Ongoing topics:

  • First row transition metal complexes with non-innocent ligands : a susbstitute to noble metal complexes in organometalic chemistry ?
    (ANR Unilversal)

    Dr Marine Desage El Murr, IPCM, catalysis
  • Electronic structure elucidation in complex systems

    Dr. H. Vezin, Université de Lille, advanced EPR
    Dr. Maylis Orio, Université Aix- Marseille, EPR and quantum chemistry
    Dr. E. Derat, quantum chemistry, IPCM
  • Hybrid organic-inorganic derivatives of POMs with a highly conjugated π system : toward molecular materials.

Education and academic career

  • Since Sept. 2005: Assistant professor, UPMC, E-POM team, IPCM
  • Apr. 2005-Aug. 2005: Postdoctoral fellow at the life science department ofCEA Saclay, advisor Dr. C. Vita : Complexation with peptides models of the EF-hand motif of calmoduline
  • 2002-2004: postdoctoral researcer at the Max Planck Institut fuer Bioanorganische Chemie (Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany) , advisor Pr. Karl Wieghardt: electronic structure elucidation of complexes with potentially non-innocent ligands
  • 1999-2002: PhD thesis, university Paris 11-Orsay, supervisors Pr. J.-J. Girerd and Dr. G. Blondin : Ruthenium-Manganese Complexes toward artificial photosynthesis
  • 1998-1999: internship at Delaware University (USA), advisor Pr. K. Theopold : activation of O2 with trispyrazolylborate-Cobalt complexes
  • 1996-1997: Master of Science, DEA Multinational de Chimie Moléculaire (Ecole Polytechnique), internship with Pr. O. Reinaud (ENSCP) : Copper-Calixarene complexes as mimics of mononuclear copper enzymes
  • 1992-1997: Master of Science, Ecole Supérieure de physiques et de Chimie Industrielle de la ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech)

Choix de publications:

  1. "Electro-assisted Reduction of CO2 to CO and Formaldehyde by the (TOA)6[α-SiW11O39Co(_)] Polyoxometalate"; M. Girardi, S. Blanchard, S. Griveau, P. Simon, M. Fontecave, F. Bedioui and A. Proust, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2015, 22, 3642-3648
  2. "Iminosemiquinone radical ligand enables access to well-defined redox-active Cu(II)–CF3 complex"; Jacquet J., Salanouve E., Orio M., Vezin H., Blanchard S., Derat, E.; Desage-El Murr M.; Fensterbank L., Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 10394-10397
  3. "Non-Innocent Ligands: New Opportunities in Iron Catalysis". S. Blanchard, E. Derat, M. Desage-El Murr, L. Fensterbank, M. Malacria, V. Mouriès-Mansuy, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 376-389.
  4. "Addition of N-Heterocyclic-Carbenes to a Ruthenium(VI)-Nitrido Polyoxometalate: a new Route to Cyclic Guanidines"; C. Besson, J.-H. Mirebeau, S. Renaudineau, S. Roland, S. Blanchard, H. Vezin, C. Courillon and A. Proust, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 2501-2506.
  5. "Electroactive Benzothiazole Hydrazones and Their [Mo6O19]2- Derivatives: Promising Building Blocks for Conducting Molecular Materials"; S. Gatard, S. Blanchard, B. Schollhorn, P. Gouzerh, A. Proust and K. Boubekeur, VIP in Chem. Eur. J.,2010, 16, 8390-8399.
  6. "Square planar versus Tetrahedral diamagnetic Ni(II) complexes of the π-radical anion of S-Methyl-1-Phenylisothiosemicarbazide; Electronic structure from spectroscopic studies and DFT calculations"; S. Blanchard, E. Bill, T. Weyehermüller, F. Neese, E. Bothe, K. Wieghardt
    Inorg. Chem., 2005, 44, 3636-3656
  7. "X- and Q-band EPR studies of the dinuclear Mn(II) complex [(NO2Bpmp)Mn2(µ–OAc)2]+. Determination of the spin parameters for the S=1, 2 and 3 spin states" S. Blanchard, G. Blain, E. Rivière and G. Blondin, Chem. Eur. J., 2003, 9, 4260 – 4268
  8. "Calixarene-based Copper(I) Complexes as New Models for Monocopper Sites in Enzymes";
    S. Blanchard, L. Le Clainche, M.-N. Rager, B. Chansou, J.-P. Tuchagues, A.F. Duprat, Y. Le Mest Y. and O. Reinaud, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 1998, 37, 2732-2735