Born in 1997, the Laboratory Structure et Réactivité des Systèmes Moléculaires Complexes (UMR CNRS 7565)offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of complex molecular systems, by combining computational methods in theoretical chemistry, synthesis, physical-chemistry and biology. The main research themes of the lab originate from three fundamental challenges in Science: the environment (Green Chemistry), energy (photovoltaic technology) and health (novel therapeutic substances).
The developed researches can be divided in 3 parts:
* Mesoporous silica materials: The aim of this part is to investigate the mechanism of formation of mesoporous materials. We establish correlations between the physicochemical features of the surfactant (phase behaviour, surface properties, solubilisation of water/oil, study of the molecular systems) and the structural parameters of the porous materials (pore arrangement, pore diameter, specific surface area, morphology).
* Preparation and characterization of mesoporous titania: The aim of this work is to design pure titania mesoporous materials. We have developed a new method which is based on the Liquid crystal Mechanism and the Evaporation induced self assembly, which is usually used to prepare porous film. We succeed in obtaining ordered mesoporous titania with a 370 m²/g specific area and having a pore diameter equal to 10 nm.
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