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Fabien DUROLA

Research in Chemistry of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds


CNRS Researcher in Chemistry
ORCID : 0000-0002-9720-4848
ResearcherID : A-5978-2013


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Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal - UMR 5031
CNRS & University of Bordeaux
115 avenue Dr Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac, France

Office : #A124 - Lab : #A206
Tel : (+33) 5 56 84 56 27
Fax : (+33) 5 56 84 56 00
eMail : fabien.durola[AT]crpp.cnrs.fr


Research activity - Curriculum vitae - List of publications


RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • Organic synthesis of polycyclic aromatic compounds with atypical molecular structures.


  • PhD and Postdocs : Synthesis and study of coordination-driven molecular machines and molecular switches.

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Professional career

Nov. 2018 : HDR (Habilitation to Direct Research), University of Bordeaux, France.
From 2009 : CNRS researcher at CRPP, Bordeaux, France.
2008-2009 : Postdoc in the group of Julius Rebek, Jr., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California - USA.
2007-2008 : Postdoc in the group of Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Valérie Heitz, University of Strasbourg, France.
2004-2007 : PhD under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France.

  • Education

2003-2004 : DEA (Master equivalent) in Chemistry, University of Strasbourg, France.
2000-2004 : Magistère (Master equivalent) in Physical Chemistry, ENS Lyon, France.
2002-2003 : Agrégation in Chemistry (French nationwide competitive exam for state teachers).
2000-2001 : License and Maîtrise (BSc equivalent) in Physical Chemistry, ENS Lyon, France.

  • Awards

2008 : PhD-thesis prize awarded by the scientific committee of the Université of Strasbourg.

  • Contracts

2018-2019 : MöbArCh (Cyclo-tris-helicenes : Möbius Aromaticity and Chirality) project : Grant obtained from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, INC Emergence) for the complete funding of a postdoc (1 year).
2014-2018 : ANABEL (Aromatic nanobelts) project : Grant obtained from the French Agency of National Research (ANR) for the complete funding of a PhD-thesis.
2011-2014 : Nanorubans aromatiques project : Grant obtained from Région Aquitaine for the funding of important laboratory equipment.


LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

2009-now : CNRS researcher at CRPP.

  • 49) Persistent Solid-State Phosphorescence and Delayed Fluorescence at Room Temperature by a Twisted Hydrocarbon.
    C. A. M. Salla, G. Farias, M. Rouzières, P. Dechambenoit, F. Durola, H. Bock, B. de Souza, I. H. Bechtold, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 6982-6986.

  • 48) Synthesis of a [20]phenacene dodeca-ester by controlled condensation of seven naphthalene-based building blocks.
    G. Naulet, S. Huet-Exiga, H. Bock, F. Durola, Org. Chem. Front. 2019, 6, 994-997.

  • 47) Cyclic Tris-[5]Helicenes with Single and Triple Twisted Möbius Topologies and Möbius Aromaticity.
    G. Naulet, L. Sturm, A. Robert, P. Dechambenoit, F. Röhricht, R. Herges, H. Bock, F. Durola, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 8930-8936.
  • 46) Isomeric Column-Forming Esters and Imides with Varying Curvatures of the Aromatic Plane.
    M. Ferreira, T. S. Moreira, R. Cristiano, H. Gallardo, A. Bentaleb, P. Dechambenoit, E. A. Hillard, F. Durola, H. Bock, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 2214-2223.

  • 45) Monoprotection of arylene-diacetic acids allowing the build-up of longer aromatic ribbons by successive Perkin condensations.
    G. Naulet, A. Robert, P. Dechambenoit, H. Bock, F. Durola, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 619-626.

  • 44) Non-planar oligoarylene macrocycles from biphenyl.
    A. Robert, P. Dechambenoit, E. A. Hillard, H. Bock, F. Durola, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 11540-11543.
  • 43) Tetracarboxy-Functionalized [8]-, [10]-, [12]-, and [14]Phenacenes.
    T. S. Moreira, M. Ferreira, A. Dall’armellina, R. Cristiano, H. Gallardo, E. A. Hillard, H. Bock, F. Durola, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 4548-4551.
    Highlighted in Synfacts 2017, 1151.

  • 42) A Naphtho-Fused Double [7]Helicene from a Maleate-Bridged Chrysene Trimer.
    M. Ferreira, G. Naulet, H. Gallardo, P. Dechambenoit, H. Bock, F. Durola, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3379-3382.

  • 41) From 1,4-Phenylenebis(phenylmaleate) to a Room-Temperature Liquid-Crystalline Benzo[ghi]perylene Diimide.
    M. G. Belarmino Cabral, D. M. Pereira de Oliveira Santos, R. Cristiano, H. Gallardo, A. Bentaleb, E. A. Hillard, F. Durola, H. Bock, ChemPlusChem 2017, 82, 342-346.

  • 40) A Carboxyfunctionalized (24)-1,6-Pyrenophane-Tetraene by Glyoxylic Perkin Condensation.
    A. Robert, P. Dechambenoit, H. Bock, F. Durola, Can. J. Chem. 2017, 95, 450-453.

  • 39) Fused Helicene Chains : Towards Twisted Graphene Nanoribbons.
    A. Pradhan, P. Dechambenoit, H. Bock, F. Durola, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 18227-18235.

  • 38) Columnar Liquid-Crystalline Dibenzopentacenodithiophenes by Photocyclization.
    M. G. Belarmino Cabral, D. M. Pereira de Oliveira Santos, A. Bentaleb, E. A. Hillard, R. Cristiano, H. Gallardo, F. Durola, H. Bock, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 8043-8047.

  • 37) Stabilization of the Columnar Mesophase of Perylenediimide by Racemic Triple Tails.
    D. M. Pereira de Oliveira Santos, M. G. Belarmino Cabral, A. Bentaleb, R. Cristiano, H. Gallardo, F. Durola, H. Bock, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 7389-7393.

  • 36) Plank-Shaped Column-Forming Mesogens with Substituents on One Side Only.
    E. Girotto, M. Ferreira, P. Sarkar, A. Bentaleb, E. A. Hillard, H. Gallardo, F. Durola, H. Bock, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 7603-7610.

  • 35) Columnar Liquid-Crystalline Dinaphthoperylenetetracarboxdiimides.
    M. Ferreira, E. Girotto, A. Bentaleb, E. A. Hillard, H. Gallardo, F. Durola, H. Bock, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 4391-4397.

  • 34) From Chrysene to Double [5]Helicenes.
    H. Bock, S. Huet, P. Dechambenoit, E. A. Hillard, F. Durola, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 1033-1039.

  • 33) Complementary Synthetic Approaches to Elongated Polycyclic Arenes with Regioisomeric Carboxylic Substitution Patterns.
    H. Bock, P. Carré, E. A. Hillard, F Durola, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 1028-1032.

  • 32) Helicenes from Diarylmaleimides.
    H. Bock, D. Subervie, P. Mathey, A. Pradhan, P. Sarkar, P. Dechambenoit, E. A. Hillard, F. Durola, Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 1546-1549.

  • 31) Dipyreno- and diperyleno-anthracenes from glyoxylic Perkin reactions.
    P. Sarkar, F. Durola, H. Bock, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 7552-7554.

  • 30) Twisted Polycyclic Arenes by Intramolecular Scholl Reactions of C3-Symmetric Precursors.
    A. Pradhan, P. Dechambenoit, H. Bock, F. Durola, J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 2266-2274.
    Highlighted in Synfacts 2013, 617.

  • 29) Carboxy-functionalized polycyclic arenes by oxidative cyclizations of 2,3-diarylacrylates.
    P. Sarkar, P. Dechambenoit, F. Durola, H. Bock, Asian J. Org. Chem. 2012, 1, 366-376.

  • 28) Distorted Arene Core Allows Room-Temperature Columnar Liquid-Crystal Glass with Minimal Side Chains.
    J. Kelber, M.-F. Achard, F. Durola, H. Bock, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5200-5203.

  • 27) Tetraazaarenes by the ceramidonine approach.
    P. Sarkar, I.-R. Jeon, F. Durola, H. Bock, New J. Chem. 2012, 36, 570-574.
  • 26) Highly Twisted Arenes by Scholl Cyclizations with Unexpected Regioselectivity.
    A. Pradhan, P. Dechambenoit, H. Bock, F. Durola, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12582-12585.
    Highlighted in Synfacts 2012, 385.

2008-2009 : Postdoc in the group of Julius Rebek, Jr.

  • 25) Control of Nanospaces with Molecular Devices.
    F. Durola, H. Dube, D. Ajami, J. Rebek, Jr. Supramol. Chem. 2011, 23, 37-41.

  • 24) Molecular Devices in Heterocyclic Nanospaces.
    H. Dube, F. Durola, D. Ajami, J. Rebek, Jr. J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 2010, 57, 595-603.

  • 23) The Ouroborand : A Cavitand with a Coordination-Driven Switching Device.
    F. Durola, J. Rebek, Jr. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 3189-3191.
    Highlighted in Nature Apr. 2010, 1248.
    Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 768.

2003-2008 : PhD and Postdoc in the group of Jean-Pierre Sauvage

  • 22) NIR Dual Luminescence from an Extended Porphyrin. Spectroscopy, Photophysics and Theory.
    C. Gourlaouen, C. Daniel, F. Durola, J. Frey, V. Heitz, J.-P. Sauvage, B. Ventura, L. Flamigni, J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 3616-3624.

  • 21) Cyclic [4]Rotaxanes Containing Two Parallel Porphyrinic Plates : Toward Switchable Molecular Receptors and Compressors.
    F. Durola, V. Heitz, F. Reviriego, C. Roche, J.-P. Sauvage, A. Sour, Y. Trolez, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 633-645.

  • 20) NIR emission of cyclic [4]rotaxanes containing pi-extended porphyrin chromophores.
    B. Ventura, L. Flamigni, J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, V. Heitz, F. Reviriego, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 10589-10594.

  • 19) Near-infrared dual luminescence from an extended zinc porphyrin.
    B. Ventura, F. Durola, J. Frey, V. Heitz, J.-P. Sauvage, L. Flamigni, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1021-1023.

  • 18) Bigger, better, faster : Molecular shuttles with sterically non-hindering biisoquinoline chelates.
    F. Durola, J. Lux, J.-P. Sauvage, O. S. Wenger, Supramol. Chem. 2011, 23, 42-52.

  • 17) Formation of copper(I)-templated [2]rotaxanes using ‘‘click’’ methodology : influence of the base, the thread and the catalyst.
    F. Durola, S. Durot, V. Heitz, A. Joosten, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem. 2011, 71, 507-515.

  • 16) Luminescence Studies of Copper(I)-Containing [2]Pseudorotaxanes.
    B. N. Briggs, F. Durola, D. R. McMillin, J.-P. Sauvage, Can. J. Chem. 2011, 89, 98-103.

  • 15) The magic effect of endocyclic but non-sterically hindering biisoquinoline chelates : From fast-moving molecular shuttles to [3]rotaxanes.
    F. Durola, J.-P. Sauvage, O. S. Wenger, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2010, 254, 1748-1759.

  • 14) Templated synthesis of cyclic [4]rotaxanes consisting of two stiff rods threaded through two bis-macrocycles with a large and rigid central plate as spacer.
    J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J. Frey, V. Heitz, F. Reviriego, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, K. Rissanen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 6840-6850.
    Highlighted in Synfacts 2010, 891.

  • 13) A Cyclic [4]rotaxane which Behaves as a Switchable Molecular Receptor : Copper complexation-driven formation of a rigid scaffold from a collapsed structure.
    J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, V. Heitz, F. Reviriego, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 10172-10175.

  • 12) A copper-based shuttling [2]rotaxane with two bidentate chelates in the axis : steric control of the motion.
    J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J. Lux, J.-P. Sauvage, New J. Chem. 2010, 34, 34-43.
  • 11) A Rapidly Shuttling Copper-Complexed [2]Rotaxane with Three Different Chelating Groups in Its Axis.
    J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J. Lux, J.-P. Sauvage, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8532-8535.

  • 10) Quantitative formation of [4]pseudorotaxanes from two rods and two bis-macrocycles incorporating porphyrinic plates between the rings.
    J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J. Frey, V. Heitz, J.-P. Sauvage, C. Tock, Y. Trolez, Chem. Commun. 2009, 1706-1708.

  • 9) A Fast-Moving Copper-Based Molecular Shuttle : Synthesis and Dynamic Properties.
    F. Durola, J. Lux, J.-P. Sauvage, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 4124-4134.

  • 8) Iron(II)-Templated Synthesis of [3]Rotaxanes by Passing Two Threads Through the Same Ring.
    A. I. Prikhod’ko, F. Durola, J.-P. Sauvage, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 448-449.

  • 7) Fe(II), Ru(II) and Re(I) complexes of endotopic, sterically non-hindering, U-shaped 8,8’-disubstituted-3,3’-biisoquinoline ligands : syntheses and spectroscopic properties.
    B. Ventura, F. Barigelletti, F. Durola, L. Flamigni, J.-P. Sauvage, O. S. Wenger, Dalton Trans. 2008, 491-498.

  • 6) Three-component entanglements consisting of three crescent-shaped bidentate ligands coordinated to an octahedral metal centre.
    F. Durola, L. Russo, J.-P. Sauvage, K. Rissanen, O. S. Wenger, Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 8749-8753.

  • 5) Macrocycles incorporating an endocyclic but non sterically hindering chelate : synthesis and structural studies.
    F. Durola, J.-P. Sauvage, O. S. Wenger, Helv. Chim. Acta 2007, 90, 1439-1446.

  • 4) Pirouetting copper(I)-assembled pseudo-rotaxanes : strong influence of the axle structure on the motion rate.
    J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, P. Mobian, J.-P. Sauvage, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 2420-2425.

  • 3) Fast Electrochemically Induced Translation of the Ring in a Copper-Complexed [2]Rotaxane : the Biisoquinoline Effect.
    F. Durola, J.-P. Sauvage, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 3537-3540.

  • 2) A New Family of Biisoquinoline Chelates.
    F. Durola, D. Hanss, P. Roesel, J.-P. Sauvage, O. S. Wenger, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 125-135.

  • 1) Sterically non-hindering endocyclic ligands of the bi-isoquinoline family.
    F. Durola, J.-P. Sauvage, O. S. Wenger, Chem. Commun. 2006, 171-173.

Book chapter

  • Electrochemically Driven Molecular Machines Based on Transition-metal Complexed Catenanes and Rotaxanes. J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J.-P. Sauvage in Electrochemistry of Functional Supramolecular Systems, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, 2010, chap. 14, 425-446. ISBN 978-0470255575.

Book review

  • Fragments of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes. Edited by M. A. Petrukhina and L. T. Scott. Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 2011, 440 pp. F. Durola, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6820.

Popularization

  • Réaction de Scholl et synthèses de nanographènes. F. Durola, Techniques de l’Ingénieur, 2014, RE174.

  • Evolution des navettes moléculaires à base de cuivre. F. Durola, Techniques de l’Ingénieur, 2011, RE162.