Organic-inorganic hybrids

Today, the search for new materials for various applications and new devices leads to the development of new synthetic routes mixing the concepts of solid state chemistry, molecular or supramolecular chemistry, or biochemistry. This is particularly evident in the field of organic-inorganic hybrid materials, whose realization is based on the design and organization of custom synthesized functional building blocks. Our contribution in this field concerns mainly families of lamellar hybrid compounds based on transition metal hydroxides or oxides, their synthesis and the analysis of their magnetic, optical or electronic properties. These materials often prove to be good model systems for the understanding of the correlations between the structural and physical properties induced by the molecular entities grafted on the inorganic layers.

We are developing different ways to access these lamellar hybrid materials: insertion-grafting, anion exchange, pre-insertion, microwave chemistry or syntheis in confined environment.

Beyond lamellar materials, we have been interested in the past few years in the development of innovative methods to obtain functionalized inorganic nanosheets. The fine characterization of the suspensions of these nanosheets and their controlled deposition are key-aspects of our activity.

Thanks to this toolbox for the synthesis and characterization of lamellar hybrid materials and functionalized nanosheets, we aim at improving the understanding of organic-inorganic interfaces and their influence on the global behavior of hybrid structures. Modelization by numerical approaches (electronic structure calculations and structural optimization) is also used to describe these hybrid systems at the atomic scale, in connection with the “atomic scale modeling” team.


-fonctionnalization of layered materials


-coordination chemistry

-magnetic properties of molecular and hybrid compounds

Ongoing projects

Joint Research Laboratory CARMEN (ChARactérisation of Materials for New Energies)

2021-2025 : ITI QMAT Project
“Confined synthetic approaches to layered multifunctional heterostructures and 2D magnets” (2Dconfined)

2019-2022 : IDEX “Attractivité”
“Functionalized oxide nanosheets : new platforms for directed assembly of multifunctional hybrid materials and films”

2019-2023 : ANR
“Structured CAtalysts in Layered HYdroxide materials for selective CO2 electroreduction reaction” (CALHYCO2)


Actual members

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PhD student, Inorganic Materials Chemistry (DCMI)
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Postdoctoral fellow, Inorganic Materials Chemistry (DCMI)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 71 91Office: 3001
Senior Researcher, Inorganic Materials Chemistry (DCMI)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 71 35, +33(0)3 88 10 71 96Office: 2020
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Senior Researcher, Inorganic Materials Chemistry (DCMI)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 95, +33(0)3 88 10 71 96Office: 2012
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Former members

Emilie Delahaye (post-doc 2007-2009, CR 2012-2018)

Juan Aguirre Araque (post-doc 2020-2022)
Oksana Toma (post-doc 2016-2017)
Oleg Palamarciuc (post-doc 2012-2013)
Marina Lang (post-doc 2011-2013)
Satyabrata Si (post-doc 2008-2009)
Nassira Chakroune (post-doc 2004-2005)

Frédéric Payet (PhD 2022)
Nesrine Benamara (PhD 2020)
Quentin Evrard (M1, M2, PhD 2017)
Yanhui Wang (PhD 2016)
Pierre Farger (PhD 2016)
Riadh Bourzami (PhD 2014, cotutelle P. Turek)
Séraphin Eyele Mezui (M1, M2, PhD 2011)
Aude Demessence (PhD 2006)
Adel Beghidja (PhD 2005)

Mohamed El Botakmanti (M2, 2022)
Marie Duflot (M1, M2 2020)
Florian Friedmann (M1, M2 2019)
Pedro de Sa Miranda (M1, M2 2018)
Camille Falk (M1, M2 2017)
Hélène Bordeneuve (M2 2005)

Alexandre Mairet (M1 2020)
Mathieu Sigwalt (M1 2017)
Keltoum Balbzioui (M1 2017)
Haixin Qiu (M1 2016)
Leila Grassa (M1 2016)
Christophe Higy (M1 2010)

Andrius Pakalniškis (2022)
Iana Minich (2020)
Deividas Zilevicius (2017)
Maria Nikolopoulou (2017)
Capucine Loth (2016)
Varun Kumar (2016)
Jean-François Oberle-Jaeck (2012)
Mayoro Diop (2007, 2008, 2016)
Deshan Zheng (2007)

Recent publications

S. Vydelingum, P. Levitz, L.J. Michot, T. Bizien, P. Rabu, O. Ersen, T. Chevalier, N. Malikova, Clay platelet orientation inside self-standing beidellite clay films: Effect of silica nanospheres and link with macroscopic mechanical resistance, Applied Clay Science. 231 (2023) 106740.
A. Tarhini, J. Aguirre-Araque, M. Guyot, C. Costentin, G. Rogez, S. Chardon-Noblat, V. Prevot, C. Mousty, Behavior of Iron Tetraphenylsulfonato Porphyrin Intercalated into LDH and LSH as Materials for Electrocatalytic Applications, Electrocatalysis. 14 (2022) 111–120.
M. Guyot, M.-N. Lalloz, J.S. Aguirre-Araque, G. Rogez, C. Costentin, S. Chardon-Noblat, Rhenium Carbonyl Molecular Catalysts for CO2 Electroreduction: Effects on Catalysis of Bipyridine Substituents Mimicking Anchorage Functions to Modify Electrodes, Inorganic Chemistry. 61 (2022) 16072–16080.
D. Cornu, R. Coustel, G. Renaudin, G. Rogez, A. Renard, P. Durand, C. Carteret, C. Ruby, Synthesis and characterization of a new monometallic layered double hydroxide using manganese, Dalton Transactions. 51 (2022) 11787–11796.
A. Chakraborty, N. Ahmed, J. Ali, S. Moorthy, J. Goura, S.K. Singh, G. Rogez, V. Chandrasekhar, Exchange-driven slow relaxation of magnetization in NiII2LnIII2 (LnIII = Y, Gd, Tb and Dy) butterfly complexes: experimental and theoretical studies., Dalton Transactions. Early Access (2022).
S. Kartal, G. Rogez, J. Robert, B. Heinrich, A.K. Boudalis, A Magnetocaloric Glass from an Ionic-Liquid Gadolinium Complex, ChemPhysChem. 23 (2022) e202200213.
A. Das, J. Schleinitz, L. Karmazin, B. Vincent, N. Le Breton, G. Rogez, A. Guenet, S. Choua, L. Grimaud, M. Desage-El Murr, A Single Bioinspired Hexameric Nickel Catechol-Alloxazine Catalyst Combines Metal and Radical Mechanisms for Alkene Hydrosilylation, Chemistry-a European Journal. 28 (2022) e202200596.
F. Payet, C. Bouillet, F. Leroux, C. Leuvrey, P. Rabu, F. Schosseler, C. Taviot-Guého, G. Rogez, Fast and efficient shear-force assisted production of covalently functionalized oxide nanosheets, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 607 (2022) 621–632.
G. Avedissian, J. Arabski, J.A. Wytko, J. Weiss, V. Papaefthimiou, G. Schmerber, G. Rogez, E. Beaurepaire, C. Meny, Exchange bias at the organic/ferromagnet interface may not be a spinterface effect, Applied Physics Reviews. 9 (2022) 011417.
A. Das, H. Jobelius, J. Schleinitz, S. Gamboa-Ramirez, G. Creste, G. Kervern, J. Raya, N. Le Breton, A. Guenet, Z. Boubegtiten-Fezoua, L. Grimaud, M. Orio, G. Rogez, P. Hellwig, S. Choua, S. Ferlay, M. Desage-El Murr, A hybrid bioinspired catechol-alloxazine triangular nickel complex stabilizing protons and electrons, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. 8 (2021) 5286–5298.
N. Benamara, M. Diop, C. Leuvrey, M. Lenertz, P. Gilliot, M. Gallart, H. Bolvin, F. Setifi, G. Rogez, P. Rabu, E. Delahaye, Octahedral Hexachloro Environment of Dy3+ with Slow Magnetic Relaxation and Luminescent Properties, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. (2021) 2099–2107.
A. Thomas, E. Devaux, K. Nagarajan, G. Rogez, M. Seidel, F. Richard, C. Genet, M. Drillon, T.W. Ebbesen, Large Enhancement of Ferromagnetism under a Collective Strong Coupling of YBCO Nanoparticles, Nano Letters. 21 (2021) 4365–4370.
F. Beaubras, J.-M. Rueff, O. Perez, F. Veillon, V. Caignaert, J.-F. Lohier, J. Cardin, G. Rogez, C. Jestin, H. Couthon, P.-A. Jaffres, M(H2O)(PO3C10H6OH)center dot(H2O)(0.5) (M = Co, Mn, Zn, Cu): a new series of layered metallophosphonate compounds obtained from 6-hydroxy-2-naphthylphosphonic acid, Dalton Transactions. 49 (2020) 3877–3891.
A. Boussadia, A. Beghidja, L. Gali, C. Beghidja, M. Elhabiri, P. Rabu, G. Rogez, Coordination properties of two new Schiff-base phenoxy-carboxylates and comparative study of their antioxidant activities, Inorganica Chimica Acta. 508 (2020).
M.-A. Carvalho, H. Dekkiche, S. Richeter, C. Bailly, L. Karmazin, D. McKearney, D.B. Leznoff, G. Rogez, B. Vileno, S. Choua, R. Ruppert, Antiferromagnetic coupling in copper(II)porphyrin dimers linked by copper(II) or palladium(II) ion, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines. 24 (2020) 238–246.
M.A.A. Kerroum, C. Iacovita, W. Baaziz, D. Ihiawakrim, G. Rogez, M. Benaissa, C.M. Lucaciu, O. Ersen, Quantitative Analysis of the Specific Absorption Rate Dependence on the Magnetic Field Strength in ZnxFe3-xO4 Nanoparticles, International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21 (2020) 7775.
L. Mathivathanan, G. Rogez, N. Ben Amor, V. Robert, R.G. Raptis, A.K. Boudalis, Origin of Ferromagnetism and Magnetic Anisotropy in a Family of Copper(II) Triangles, Chemistry-a European Journal. 26 (2020) 1–17.
N. Suaud, G. Rogez, J.-N. Rebilly, M.-A. Bouammali, N. Guihery, A.-L. Barra, T. Mallah, Playing with Magnetic Anisotropy in Hexacoordinated Mononuclear Ni(II) Complexes, An Interplay Between Symmetry and Geometry, Applied Magnetic Resonance. (2020).
H. Ullah, N. Batisse, K. Guerin, G. Rogez, P. Bonnet, Synthesis of NiF2 and NiF2 center dot 4H(2)O Nanoparticles by Microemulsion and Their Self-Assembly, Langmuir. 36 (2020) 8461–8475.
L. Álvarez-Miguel, I. Álvarez-Miguel, J.M. Martín-Álvarez, C.M. Álvarez, G. Rogez, R. García-Rodríguez, D. Miguel, Copper complexes for the promotion of iminopyridine ligands derived from β-alanine and self-aldol additions: relaxivity and cytotoxic properties, Dalton Transactions. 48 (2019) 17544–17555.
T. Basu, C. Bloyet, F. Beaubras, V. Caignaert, O. Perez, J.-M. Rueff, A. Pautrat, B. Raveau, J.-F. Lohier, P.-A. Jaffrès, H. Couthon, G. Rogez, G. Taupier, H. Dorkenoo, Designing of a Magnetodielectric System in Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Framework, a Perovskite Layered Phosphonate MnO3PC6H4-m-Br⋅H2O, Advanced Functional Materials. 29 (2019) 1901878.
D. Bechu, G. Rogez, M.W. Hosseini, S.A. Baudron, Tetrathiopyridyl-tetrathiafulvalene-based Cd(ii) coordination polymers: one ligand, one metal cation, many possibilities, New Journal of Chemistry. 43 (2019) 14291–14298.
P. Farger, C. Leuvrey, G. Rogez, M. Francois, P. Rabu, E. Delahay, Salts and Solvents Effect on the Crystal Structure of Imidazolium Dicarboxylate Salt Based Coordination Networks, Crystal Growth & Design. 19 (2019) 4264–4272.
A. Taubert, F. Leroux, P. Rabu, V. de Z. Bermudez, Advanced hybrid nanomaterials, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 10 (2019) 2563–2567.
Y. Wang, C. Leuvrey, E. Delahaye, F. Leroux, P. Rabu, C. Taviot-Gueho, G. Rogez, Tuning the organization of the interlayer organic moiety in a hybrid layered perovskite, Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 269 (2019) 532–539.
T. Basu, C. Bloyet, J.-M. Rueff, V. Caignaert, A. Pautrat, B. Raveau, G. Rogez, P.-A. Jaffres, Incipient spin-dipole coupling in a 1D helical-chain metal-organic hybrid, Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 6 (2018) 10207–10210.
C. Bloyet, J.-M. Rueff, V. Caignaert, B. Raveau, J.-F. Lohier, M. Roger, G. Rogez, P.-A. Jaffrès, Manganese Fluorene Phosphonates: Formation of Isolated Chains, Inorganics. 6 (2018).
C. Bloyet, J.-M. Rueff, O. Perez, A. Pautrat, V. Caignaert, B. Raveau, G. Rogez, P.-A. Jaffrès, One-Dimensional Fluorene-Based Co(II) Phosphonate Co(H2O)2PO3C–C12H9·H2O: Structure and Magnetism, Inorganics. 6 (2018).
A.K. Boudalis, G. Rogez, P. Turek, Determination of the Distributions of the Spin-Hamiltonian Parameters in Spin Triangles: A Combined Magnetic Susceptometry and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Study of the Highly Symmetric [Cr3O(PhCOO)6(py)3](ClO4)·0.5py, Inorganic Chemistry. 57 (2018) 13259–13269.
Q. Evrard, C. Leuvrey, P. Farger, E. Delahaye, P. Rabu, G. Taupier, K.D. Dorkenoo, J.-M. Rueff, N. Barrier, O. Perez, G. Rogez, Noncentrosymmetric Cu(II) Layered Hydroxide: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Nonlinear Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Cu-2(OH)(3)(C12H25SO4), Crystal Growth & Design. 18 (2018) 1809–1817.
P. Farger, C. Leuvrey, M. Gallart, P. Gilliot, G. Rogez, J. Rocha, D. Ananias, P. Rabu, E. Delahaye, Magnetic and luminescent coordination networks based on imidazolium salts and lanthanides for sensitive ratiometric thermometry, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 9 (2018) 2775–2787.
S. Ouilia, C. Beghidja, A. Beghidja, L. Belkhiri, P. Rabu, Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic properties and DFT calculations of new dihydroxo-bridged binuclear chromium(III) based on monodentate mixed ligand, Inorganica Chimica Acta. 476 (2018) 54–60.
Y. Wang, M. Nikolopoulou, E. Delahaye, C. Leuvrey, F. Leroux, P. Rabu, G. Rogez, Microwave-assisted functionalization of the Aurivillius phase Bi2SrTa2O9: diol grafting and amine insertion vs. alcohol grafting, Chemical Science. 9 (2018) 7104–7114.