Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry (Jean-Marie LEHN)


Director (Nobel Prize 1987)

Prof. Jean-Marie LEHN
Professor, University of Strasbourg Institute of
Advanced Study (USIAS), Chair of Chemistry of Complex Systems

8 allée Gaspard Monge
BP 70028
F-67083 Strasbourg Cedex
Assistant: +33 (0)3 68 85 51 44
Phone: +33 (0)3 68 85 51 45

Lehn Institute of Functional Materials

Group members

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Last NameFirst NamePhoneResearch GroupPhoto
AGUILERA ROLDAN Maria Jesus 0388414174 Chimie supramoléculaire
ANTHEAUME Cyril 55135 Chimie supramoléculaire
BERTRAND Annia 55 158 Chimie Supramoléculaire
CLAUDON Jacline 55144 Chimie Supramoléculaire
ESTEVE FRANCH Ferran 55132 Chimie supramoléculaire
HARROWFIELD Jack 55165 Chimie Supramoléculaire
JUNG Sebastian Chimie supramoléculaire
KAZONE Wahnyalo Chimie Supramoléculaire
KOZIBRODA Bohdan 55131 Chimie Supramoléculaire
LEHCHILLI Adam Chimie supramoléculaire
LEHN Jean-Marie 55145 Chimie Supramoléculaire
RIEU Tanguy Chimie supramoléculaire
SCHIEL Philippe 0388414174 Chimie supramoléculaire
SCHMITT Jean Louis 55142 Chimie Supramoléculaire
STADLER Mihail 55130 Chimie Supramoléculaire

Research topics

  • Photoactive and electroactive cryptates; energy and electron transfer processes.
  • Molecular Recognition, Molecular Receptors and Coreceptors: Design, synthesis and properties of macropolycyclic complexing agents binding selectively one or several molecular substrates: metalloreceptors; photoactive receptors; cyclointercalands.
  • Anion Coordination Chemistry: Anion cryptates; receptors and coreceptors for anionic substrates; selective complexation of organic, inorganic and biological anions.
  • Supramolecular Catalysis: Design and properties of molecular catalysts performing a reaction on bound substrate species; enzyme models; cocatalysis.
  • Transport Processes: Design of selective carriers; transport of anions, cations and molecules; thermodynamic and kinetic properties; transport regulation; coupling to chemical potentials (protons, electrons) and to light.
  • Selfassembly and Selforganisation: Design of systems generating given supramolecular architectures by molecular recognition directed spontaneous assembly of the components; programmed chemical systems; hydrogen bonding and coordination interactions; selforganisation of organic and inorganic entities; polymolecular assemblies.
  • Supramolecular Materials: Recognition materials, supramolecular polymers, liquid crystals, vesicles, inorganic materials.
  • Chemionics: Molecular Photonic, Electronic and Ionic Devices: Photoactive and electroactive cryptates; energy and electron transfer processes; light conversion; photo-antenna; ion transfer; molecular and ionic switching and amplifying processes; molecular protonics.
  • Semiochemistry: Generation and processing of optical, electronic and ionic chemical signals; ion detection; ion pulses; non-linear optical properties.
  • Photochemistry and Energy Storage: photoinduced charge separation systems; photochromes.
  • Structural and Dynamic Studies by Multinuclear NMR on supramolecular complexes.
  • Bioorganic Chemistry and Biological Applications: Models of biological receptors, of enzymes and of biological transport processes; immunological labelling agents, selective nucleic acid reagents, helical and metallo-nucleic complexes; artificial gene transfer vectors.
  • Constitutional Dynamic Chemistry, Molecular and Supramolecular. Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry: Design of virtual combinatorial libraries; application to biological targets and to materials.