Associated International Laboratory LAMREM

LAboratory of Macrocycles Systems and RElated Materials


Created 1rst January 2011



Dr. A. Lemeune (ICMUB, UMR CNRS 5260
Prof. A. Yu. Tsivadze, Dr. Yu. G. Gorbunova (IPCE, RAS)

This international associated laboratory (LIA) was inaugurated during the CNRS meeting about « Russian-French Scientific cooperation – Results and Perspectives » on September 29-30th, 2010 in Paris. It is created after 15 years of scientific cooperation between two Russian and French laboratories involved in the synthesis, study and applications of polyazamacrocyclic ligands. The objective of this international laboratory is to give a new dimension to this long-term collaboration by creating a top-level international skills cluster for the development of new materials and their application in the detection of ions and neutral analytes, the sequestration of toxic and radioactive metals and the separation and ultra-purification of gases.

The LIA « LAMREM » extends and strengthens the cooperative initiatives between the Russian Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (IPCE, RAS) and the Institute of Molecular Chemistry of the University of Burgundy (ICMUB, UMR CNRS 5260). These scientific partnerships have already been developed in the framework of several international programs and were supported during the last three years by the ARCUS Burgundy-Russia project entitled « Sustainable development: chemical separation and clean processes ». This cooperation relies on the complementarities of scientific skills from French and Russian groups and is characterized by the close and enduring relationships between the two partners. The effectiveness of the joint efforts has been already proven by numerous joint publications (26) and presentations (11) at international scientific meetings. In addition this cooperation have already led to many exchanges for young researchers, including PhD co-supervision.

The international associated laboratory, created for a period of four years, will focus on human and material resources for the synthesis of new macrocyclic ligands and their use in practical applications. The research program, based on transversal activities (organic and analytic chemistry, materials and surface chemistry) consists in the synthesis of new polyazamacrocyclic ligands, the studies of their physicochemical properties and the elaboration of new materials; both porphyrins and saturated polyazamacrocycles will be used as molecular precursors for the design and conception of new hybrid organic-inorganic materials. Russian and French innovative start-up companies « CheMatech® » and « Prime Invest® » will support scientific efforts in the scale-up synthesis of the most practically interesting compounds and materials.

Four recent references
  • Diaminoanthraquinone-linked polyazamacrocycles: efficient and simple colorimetric sensor for lead ion in aqueous solutions.
    Ranyuk E., Morkos Douaihy C., Bessmertnykh A., Denat F., Averin A., Beletskaya I., Guilard R. Organic Letters, 2009, 11, 987-990.
  • Supramolecular chemistry of metalloporphyrins.
    Beletskaya I., Tyurin V.S., Tsivadze A.Y., Guilard R., Stern C. Chemical Reviews, 2009, 109, 1659-1713.
  • Synthesis of meso-polyphosphorylporphyrins and example of self-assembling.
    Enakieva Yu.Yu., Bessmertnykh A.G., Gorbunova Yu.G., Stern C., Rousselin Y., Tsivadze A.Yu., Guilard R. Organic Letters, 2009, 11, 3842-3845.
  • Palladium-catalyzed amination in the synthesis of polyazamacrocycles.
    Beletskaya I.P., Averin A.D., Bessmertnykh A.G., Denat F., Guilard R. Zhurn. Org. Khimii (Rus.), 2010, 46, 951-971.
ICMUB (UMR 5260) - University of Burgundy - Dijon (France)