Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

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Welcome to the ICMMO website. The Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay is one of the largest CNRS-labelled chemistry research laboratories in France. With a workforce of over 300, the areas of research covered by the 9 research teams include organic and inorganic chemistry, molecular and materials sciences, and feature strong interfaces with both life sciences and physics. Integrated in the Science Campus of Paris-Sud University, ICMMO contributes to the emergence of the new Paris-Saclay University.

Prof. David Aitken


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One-pot prepared mesoporous silica SBA-15-like monoliths with embedded Ni particles as selective and stable catalysts for methane dry reforming. O. Daoura, G. Fornasieri, M. Boutros, N. El Hassan, P. Beaunier, C. Thomas, M. Selmane, A. Miche, C. Sassoye, O. Ersen, W. Baaziz, P. Massiani, A. Bleuzen, F. Launay, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2021, 280, 119417

Formation of tetrahydrothiophenes via a thia-Paternò-Büchi-initiated domino photochemical reaction. A. F. Kassir, R. Guillot, M.-C. Scherrmann, T. Boddaert, D. J. Aitken, Org. Lett., 2020

The Pivotal Role of N-​O bonds in the Synthesis of Natural Products: A mini-​review. C. Kouklovsky, Vietnam J. Chem., 2020, 58, 20-28

Terahertz magneto-optical investigation of quadrupolar spin-lattice effects in magnetically frustrated Tb2Ti2O7. K. Amelin, Y. Alexanian, U. Nagel, T. Rõõm, J. Robert, J. Debray, V. Simonet, C. Decorse, Z. Wang, R. Ballou, E. Constable, S. De Brion, Physical Rview B, 2020, 102, 134428

Microstructure evolution and residual stress distribution of nanostructured Mg-8Gd-3Y alloy induced by severe shot peening. H. Liu, W. Zhu, C. Jiang, M. Guagliano, S. Xing, L. Wang, V. Ji, K. Zhan, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2020, 126465