Publications COCP

Highlighted Publications


« The rise of preprints in chemistry », F.X. Coudert, Nature Chem., 2020, 12, 499-502. Link

« Structure and chemistry of graphene oxide in liquid water from first principles », F. Mouhat, F.-X. Coudert, M.-L. Bocquet, Nature Commun., 2020, 11, 1566. Link

« Isonitrile Ruthenium and Iron PNP Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Assessment for Base-Free Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols », D. H. Nguyen, D. Merel, N. Merle, X. Trivelli, F. Capet, R. Gauvin, ChemRxiv, 2020. Link

« Aqueous‐Based Low‐Temperature Synthesis and Thin‐Film Properties of Oxysulfide BiCuOS Nanoparticles », J. Gamon, S. Haller, D. Giaume, C. Robert, C. M. Thomas, L. D’Alençon, V. Buissette, T. Le Mercier, P. Barboux, ChemPlusChem, 2020, 85, 634-640. Link

« Ethenolysis of Renewable Methyl Oleate Catalyzed by Readily Accessible Supported Group VI Oxo Catalysts », P. Rouge, K. C. Szeto, Y. Bouhoute, N. Merle, A. De Mallmann, L. Delevoye, R. M. Gauvin, M. Taoufik, Organometallics, 2020, 39, 1105-1111. Link

« Catalyst Design for Alkene Epoxidation by Molecular Analogues of Heterogeneous Titanium-Silicalite Catalysts », A. Solé-Daura, T. Zhang, H. Fouilloux, C. Robert, C. M. Thomas, L.-M. Chamoreau, J. J. Carbó, A. Proust, G. Guillemot, J. M. Poblet, ACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 4737-4750. Link

« In situ Mo (CO) ₆-based catalysts for alkyne metathesis: Silanols vs phenols as co-catalysts under thermal and photochemical activation », M. Zaranek, J. Robaszkiewicz, I. Janica, R. M. Gauvin, P. Pawluć, A. Mortreux, Cat. Commun., 2020, 105944. Link

« Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics of CdSe Quantum-Dot-Doped Glasses », W. Li, X. Zhao, C. Liu, F.-X. Coudert, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 3905–3912. Link

« Ruthenium-initiated polymerization of lactide: a route to remarkable cellular uptake for photodynamic therapy of cancer », N. Soliman, L. K McKenzie, J. Karges, E. Bertrand, M. Tharaud, M. Jakubaszek, V. Guérineau, B. Goud, M. Hollenstein, G. Gasser, C. M. Thomas, Chemical Science, 2020, 11, 2657-2663. Link


“Towards general network architecture design criteria for negative gas adsorption transitions in ultraporous frameworks”, S. Krause, J. D. Evans, V. Bon, I. Senkovska, P. Iacomi, F. Kolbe, S. Ehrling, E. Troschke, J. Getzschmann, D. M. Többens, A. Franz, D. Wallacher, P. G. Yot, G. Maurin, E. Brunner, P. L. Llewellyn, F.-X. Coudert and S. Kaskel, Nature Commun., 2019, 10, 3632. Link

“Single-site cobalt and zinc catalysts for the ring-opening polymerization of lactide”, P. Marin, M. J-L Tschan, P. Haquette, T. Roisnel, I. del Rosal, L. Maron, C. M. Thomas, Eur. Polym. J., 2019, 120, 109208. Link

« Encapsulation of a Ruthenium (II) Complex in Polylactide Nanoparticles: A Route to Remarkable Cellular Uptake for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer » N. Soliman, L. K. McKenzie, J. Karges, E. Bertrand, M. Tharaud, M. Jakubaszek, V. Guérineau, B. Goud, M. Hollenstein, G. Gasser, C. M. Thomas, ChemRxiv, 2019. Link

“Pressure promoted low-temperature melting of metal–organic frameworks”, R. N. Widmer, G. I. Lampronti, S. Anzellini, R. Gaillac, S. Farsang, C. Zhou, A. M. Belenguer, C. Wilson, H. Palmer, A. K. Kleppe, M. T. Wharmby, X. Yu, S. M. Cohen, S. G. Telfer, S. A. T. Redfern, F.-X. Coudert, S. G. MacLeod and T. D. Bennett, Nature Mater., 2019, 18, 370–376. Link

“Systematic exploration of the mechanical properties of 13 621 inorganic compounds”, S. Chibani and F.-X. Coudert, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 8589–8599. Link

“Polymerization of rac‐Lactide Using Achiral Iron Complexes: A New Access to Thermally Stable Stereocomplexes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Christophe M. Thomas, C. M.; Marin, P.; Tschan, M.; Isnard, F.; Robert, C.; Haquette, P.; Trivelli, X.; Chamoreau, L.-M.; Guérineau, V.; del Rosal, I.; Maron, L.; Venditto, V.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 12585 – 12589. Link

« Enhancing intergranular conductivity in polycrystalline semiconductor assembly via polythiophene use », J. Gamon, C. Robert, T. Le Mercier, P. Barboux, C. M Thomas, D. Giaume, Mater. Chem. Phys., 2019, 232, 400-408. Link

« Stereoselective Ring-Opening (Co) polymerization of β-butyrolactone and ɛ-Decalactone using an Yttrium Bis (phenolate) Catalytic System », J. Kiriratnikom, C. Robert, V. Guérineau, V. Venditto, C. M. Thomas, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 7, 301. Link

“Polymer encapsulation of ruthenium complexes for biological and medicinal applications” Villemin, E.; Ching Ong, Y.; Thomas, C. M.; Gasser, G.; Nature Reviews Chemistry, 2019, 3, 261. Link

“Polymerization of Cyclic Carbamates: A Practical Route to Aliphatic Polyurethanes” Zhang, D.; Zhang, Y.; Fan, Y.; Rager, M.-R.; Guérineau,V.; Bouteiller, L.; Li, M.-H.; Thomas, C. M.; Macromolecules, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00436 Link

“Aluminum‐Catalyzed One‐Pot Synthesis of Polyester‐b‐Polypeptide Block Copolymers by Ring‐Opening Polymerization” Schmid, T. E.; Robert, C.; Richard, V.; Raman,S. K.; Guérineau, V.; Christophe M Thomas, C. M.; Macromolar Chem. Phys. 2019, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201900040 Link


“On-Surface Radical Oligomerisation: A New Approach to STM Tip-Induced Reactions” Zhan, G.; Makoudi, Y.; Jeannoutot, J.; Lamare, S.; Féron, M.; Palmino, F.; Bocquet, M.-L.; Thomas, C.; Chérioux, F.; ChemRxiv, 2018, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.6860105.v1 Link

“Air separation with graphene mediated by nanowindow-rim concerted motion”, F. Vallejos-Burgos, F.-X. Coudert and K. Kaneko, Nature Commun., 2018, 9, 1812. Link


“Real-time control of the enantioselectivity of a supramolecular catalyst allows selecting the configuration of consecutively formed stereogenic centres” Zimbron, J. M.; Caumes, X.; Li, Y.; Thomas, C. M.; Raynal, M.; Bouteiller, L.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 14016. Link

“Liquid metal-organic frameworks”, R. Gaillac, P. Pullumbi, K. A. Beyer, K. W. Chapman, D. A. Keen, T. D. Bennett and F.-X. Coudert, Nature Mater., 2017, 16, 1149–1154. Link

“Interplay between defects, disorder and flexibility in metal-organic frameworks”, T. D. Bennett, A. K. Cheetham, A. H. Fuchs and F.-X. Coudert, Nature Chem., 2017, 9, 11–16. Link

“The development and numerical simulation of a plasma microreactor dedicated to chemical synthesis” Zhang, M.; Ognier, S.; Touati, N.; Binet, L.; Thomas, C. M.; Tabeling, P.; Tatoulian, M.; Green Process. Synth. 20176, 63. Link

« Mechanistic Aspects of the Polymerization of Lactide Using a Highly Efficient Aluminum(III) Catalytic System » Robert,C.; Schmid, T. E.; Richard,V.; Haquette, P.; Raman,S. K.; Rager, M.-N.; Gauvin, R. M.; Morin, Y.; Trivelli, X.; Guérineau, V.; del Rosal, I.; Maron, L.; Thomas, C. M.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 6217. Link

« Design and synthesis of biobased epoxy thermosets from biorenewable resources » François, C; Pourchet, S.; Boni, G.; Rautiainen, S.; Samec, J.; Fournier, L.; Robert, C.; Thomas, C. M.; Fontaine, S.; Gaillard, Y.; Placet, V.;  Plasseraud, L.; Comptes Rendus Chimie, 2017, 20, 1006. Link


« Facile and efficient chemical functionalization of aliphatic polyesters by cross metathesis » Fournier, L.: Robert, C.; Pourchet, S.; Gonzalez, A.; Williams, L.; Prunet, J.; Thomas, C. M.; Polymer Chem. 20167, 3700.

« Microstructurally controlled polymers of rac-lactide by lithium complexes » Char, J.; Kulyk, O. G.; Brulé, E.; de Montigny, F.; Guérineau, V.; Roisnel, T.; Tschan, M. J.-L.; Thomas, C. M.; Comptes Rendus Chimie 201619, 167.

“A pressure-amplifying framework material with negative gas adsorption transitions”, S. Krause, V. Bon, I. Senkovska, U Stoeck, D. Wallacher, D. M. Többens, S. Zander, R. S. Pillai, G. Maurin, F.-X. Coudert and S. Kaskel, Nature, 2016, 532, 348–352.

“Encoding complexity within supramolecular analogues of frustrated magnets”, A. B. Cairns, M. J. Cliffe, J. A. M. Paddison, D. Daisenberger, M. G. Tucker, F.-X. Coudert and A. L. Goodwin, Nature Chem., 2016, 8, 442–447.

“Carbon dioxide transport in molten calcium carbonate occurs through an oxo-Grotthuss mechanism via a pyrocarbonate anion”, D. Corradini, F.-X. Coudert and R. Vuilleumier, Nature Chem., 2016, 8, 454–460.


« Synthesis of Heterotactic PLA from rac-Lactide using Hetero-Bimetallic Mg/Zn-Li Systems » Char, J.; Brulé,E.; Gros, P. C.; Rager, M.-N.; Guerineau, V.; Thomas, C. M.; J. Organomet. Chem. 2015796, 47.


« Tandem catalysis: a new approach to polypeptides and cyclic carbonates » Raman, S. K.; Brulé, E.; Tschan, M. J. -L.; Thomas, C. M. Chem. Commun. 201450, 13773.

« Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties », Brulé, E.; Robert, C.; Thomas, C. M. ACS Symposium Series 20141170, 349-368.


« Replacing Tin in Lactide Polymerization: Design of Highly Active Germanium-Based Catalysts » Guo, J.; Haquette, P.; Martin, J.; Salim, K.; Thomas, C. M.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201352, 13584.


« Tandem synthesis of alternating polyesters from renewable resources » Robert, C.; de Montigny, F.; Thomas, C. M.; Nature Commun., 2011, 10.1038/ncomms1596.

« Supported Neodymium Catalysts for Isoprene and rac-beta-Butyrolactone Polymerization: Modulation of Reactivity by Controlled Grafting » Terrier, M.; Brulé, E.; Vitorino, M. J.; Ajellal, N.; Robert, C.; Gauvin, R. M.; Thomas, C. M. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20113, 215.


« Polymerization of Enantiopure Monomers Using Syndiospecific Catalysts: A New Approach To Sequence Control in Polymer Synthesis » Kramer, J. W.; Treitler, D. S. ; Dunn, E. W.; Castro, P. M.; Roisnel, T.; Thomas C. M.; Coates G. W.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009131, 16042.