Didier Astruc

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Didier Astruc
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Professor Didier Astruc
Born9 June 1946
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Dendrimers
InstitutionsUniversity Bordeaux
Doctoral advisorR. Dabard

Didier Astruc (born 9 June 1946 in Versailles) carried out his studies in chemistry in Rennes. After a Ph. D. with professor R. Dabard in organometallic chemistry, he did post-doctoral studies with professor R. R. Schrock (2005 Nobel Laureate) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the U.S. and later a sabbatical year with professor K. P. C. Vollhardt[1] at the University of California at Berkeley. He became a CNRS Director of research in Rennes, then in 1983 full Professor of Chemistry at the University Bordeaux 1. He is known for his work on “Electron-Reservoir” complexes[2] and dendritic molecular batteries,[3] catalytic processes (olefin metathesis,[4] C-C coupling,[5] catalysis in water)[6] using nanoreactors and molecular recognition using gold nanoparticles[7] and metallodendrimers.[8] He is the author of three books, scientific publications and the editor of five books or special issues. He has been a member of the National CNRS committee from 2000 to 2008 and the President of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the Société Française de Chimie from 2000 to 2004. Didier Astruc is on the Thompson-Reuters list of the top 100 chemists who have achieved the highest citation impact scores for their chemistry papers published between 2000 and 2010.[9] and on the list of the Highest Cited Researchers 2015 and 2016 (Thomson-Reuters).[10] and 2017(Clarivate Analytics)[11]


18-electron FeII metallodendrimer, exemplified by a G4-DAB-64-FeII complex with 64 equiv of Buckminsterfullerene C60•- Figure 1.[12][13][14]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ D. Astruc, Electron Transfer and Radical Processes in Transition-Metal Chemistry, VCH, New York, 1995 (630 pp., preface by Henry Taube).
  3. ^ C. Ornelas; J. Ruiz; C. Belin; D. Astruc. (2009). "Giant Dendritic Molecular Electrochrome Batteries with Ferrocenyl and Pentamethylferrocenyl Termini". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131: 590–601. doi:10.1021/ja8062343.
  4. ^ C. Ornelas; D. Méry; E. Cloutet; J. Ruiz; D. Astruc. (2008). "Cross Olefin Metathesis for the Selective Functionalization, Ferrocenylation, and Solubilization in Water of Olefin-Terminated Dendrimers, Polymers, and Gold Nanoparticles and for a Divergent Dendrimer Construction". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130: 1495–1506. doi:10.1021/ja077392v.
  5. ^ A. K. Diallo; C. Ornelas; L. Salmon; J. Ruiz; D. Astruc (2007). ""Homeopathic" Catalytic Activity and Atom-Leaching Mechanism in Miyaura–Suzuki Reactions under Ambient Conditions with Precise Dendrimer-Stabilized Pd Nanoparticles". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 46: 8644–8648. doi:10.1002/anie.200703067.
  6. ^ D. Astruc, Organometallic chemistry and catalysis, 608 pp. Springer, Berlin, 2007.
  7. ^ E. Boisselier; A. K. Diallo; L. Salmon; C. Ornelas; J. Ruiz; D. Astruc. (2010). "Encapsulation and Stabilization of Gold Nanoparticles with "Click" Polyethyleneglycol Dendrimers". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 2729–2742. doi:10.1021/ja909133f.
  8. ^ D. Astruc; E. Boisselier; C. Ornelas (2010). "Dendrimers Designed for Functions: From Physical, Photophysical, and Supramolecular Properties to Applications in Sensing, Catalysis, Molecular Electronics, and Nanomedicine". Chem. Rev. 110: 1857–1959. doi:10.1021/cr900327d. PMID 20356105.
  9. ^ sciencewatch link
  10. ^ sciencewatch link
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Didier Astruc. (2012). "Electron-transfer processes in dendrimers and their implication in biology, catalysis, sensing and nanotechnology". Nature Chemistry. 4: 255–267. doi:10.1038/nchem.1304.
  13. ^ C. Wang; R. Ciganda; L. Salmon; D. Gregurec; J. Irigoyen; S. Moya; J. Ruiz; D. Astruc (2016). "Highly efficient transition metal nanoparticle catalysts in aqueous solutions". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55: 3091–3095. doi:10.1002/anie.201511305.
  14. ^ X. Liu; D. Gregurec; J. Irigoyen; A. Martinez; S. Moya; R. Ciganda; P. Hermange; J. Ruiz; D. Astruc (2016). "Precise Localization of Metal Nanoparticles in Dendrimer Nanosnakes or Inner Periphery and Consequences in Catalysis". Nat. Commun. 7: 13152. doi:10.1038/ncomms13152.