1) Bimetallic and Cluster Chemistry
The group has developed various synthetic methodologies for the preparation of low oxidation-state heterometallic complexes containing ligands such as CO, CN, isonitriles, phosphines, hydrocarbons,… often involving the application of the isolobal analogy, and the use of assembling, short-bite ligands. Reactivity studies include metallosite selectivity (metal recognition) and/or cooperativity effects between adjacent metal centres (synergistic effects). Applications range from the preparation of hybrid materials (sol-gel route) and of new heterogeneous bimetallic nanocatalysts.
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