Organometallics for Sustainable Chemistry and Quantum Technologies

Nocton Research group

Grégory Nocton - personal website

Photochemical hydrogen production from food wastes

This project is performed in collaboration with Dr. Grégory Danoun. The objective is to use the specific design of new dual catalysts to produce hydrogen from molecules contained in food wastes. Alcohols, long-chain carbon carboxylic acids, and urea are prime targets.

Small Molecule Activation: Atom Economy and Sustainable Processes

We aim at reacting our novel complexes with small molecules, such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen protoxyde, white phosphorus, and carbon monoxide in order to lean toward their transformation into more valuable products.

Heterobimetallic Complexes for C-H activation (LanAsCat)

This is an ERC granted project that aims at developing a new type of organometallics containing lanthanides, redox non-innocent ligands and transitions metals is herein proposed: the first providing reversible electron(s) source(s) (remote control), the second acting as electron(s) reservoir and controlling the electr n correlation strength (“dimmer switch”), and the last being the si e of the selective catalytic reaction. The principal goal is to synthesize active compounds with respect to C-H bonds activation and methane activation is regarded as an ultimate achievement.