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[POMAM] Propriétés Optiques et Magnétiques des Architectures Moléculaires

Head of the research group

Philippe TUREK
Professeur à l'Unistra

Year of creation of the group - 2007

Deputy director

Sylvie CHOUA
Maître de conférences à l'Unistra


Le Bel Institute, 8th floor North

Secretarial and accounting services provided by

Geneviève STOLL
email: genstoll@unistra.fr
Phone: +33 (0)3 68 85 13 64

Permanent members

  • TUREK Philippe
    Professeur à l'Unistra
    email: turek@unistra.fr
    Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 56 26
  • Jerôme TRIBOLLET
    Maître de Conférences à l'Unistra
    email: tribollet@unistra.fr
    Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 56 21
  • Bertrand VILENO
    Chargé de recherche au CNRS
    email: vileno@unistra.fr
    : +33 (0)3 68 85 16 31
  • Nathalie PARIZEL
    Maître de Conférences à l'Unistra
    email: n.parizel@unistra.fr
    Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 56 20

Non-permanent members

PhD students:

  • MESSAI Youcef
  • THANGAVEL Muthu Kuma


  • BOUNTALIS Athanasios

Temporary assignment

  • ROBERT Jérôme
    Maître de Conférences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
    email: jerome.robert@unistra.fr
    Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 16 31

Description of the research group

The team is made up of (bio) physicists and physico-chemists experimenters whose research topics are:

  1. The electronic and magnetic properties of:
    a) molecules and molecular materials (molecular architectures);
    b) nanomaterials of various origin (polymers, thin coasts (layer), etc.);
  2. The objects of biological interest (proteins, membrane structures, etc.) with a particular interest in aspects of structural biology.
  3. The Quantum information.


  • Magnetic properties of nanomaterials
  • Molecular electronics
  • Biophysics: oxidative stress, structural biology
  • Spin Qubits

Research tools

¤ Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopies
¤ Molecular Orbital Calculation Methods of  Functional Density Type (DFT)
¤ Systems of studies:

  • Conjugated systems
  • Coordination complexes
  • Nanoparticles
  • Molecules of biological interest and / or biomimetic.

List of equipment and devices

  • Bruker Elexys E580 in continuous and pulse mode: X-band (10 GHz), Electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) et double electron–electron resonance (DEER).
  • Bruker EMX Plus continuous mode, X-band (10 GHz), Q-band (35 GHz).
  • Bruker ECS106 continuous mode, X-band (10 GHz).
  • Bruker ESP300, continuous mode, X-band (10 GHz).
  • Accessories for electrochemistry in situ: potentiostat, cells adapted to EPR.
  • Accessories for the optical illumination in situ: EPR resonator and UV-visible Ar-Kr mixed gas laser.
  • Accessories for cryogenics temperatures between room temperature and 1.7 K and accessories authorizing high temperatures until 600 K.

Additionnal information

Node of the Research Infrastructure (IR 3443) EPR of the CNRS 'Renard',  registered in the 'Large Equipments / Large Research Infrastructures' of the CNRS: http://renard.univ-lille1.fr/. The laboratory answers via this platform to the requests for EPR analysis in fluid, or frozen solution, on support or on single-crystal.  Experiments are adapted and optimized for diverse recording support.

For further information, contact the person in charge of the platform Nolwenn Le Breton and visit the POMAM laboratory website: https://pomam.chimie.unistra.fr/

email : nlebreton@unistra.fr
Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 16 31

Selection of recent publications

S. Kuresepi , B. Vileno , P. Turek , J-P Lepoittevin, E. Giménez-Arnau
Potential of EPR spin-trapping to investigate in situ free radicals generation from skin allergens in reconstructed human epidermis: cumene hydroperoxide as proof of concept
Free Rad. Res. 2018, 52,171-179

E. Di Piazza, C. Boilleau, A. Vacher, K. Merahi, L. Norel, K. Costuas, T. Roisnel, S. Choua, P. Turek, S. Rigaut
Ruthenium carbon-rich group as a redox-switchable metal coupling unit in linear trinuclear complexes
Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56(23), 14540-14555

C. Fliedel, V. Rosa, B. Vileno, N. Parizel, S. Choua, C. Gourlaouen, P. Rosa, P. Turek, P. Braunstein
Zwitterionic Cobalt Complexes with Bis(diphenylphosphino)(N-thioether)amine Assembling Ligands: Structural, EPR, Magnetic, and Computational Studies
Inorg.  Chem.,
2016, 55(9), 4183-4198

A. K. Boudalis, G. Rogez,  B. Heinrich,  R. G. Raptis,  P. Turek
Towards ionic liquids with tailored magnetic properties: bmim+ salts of ferro- and antiferromagnetic CuII3 triangles
Dalton Trans.
, 2017,  46, 12263-12273

Photo gallery

A small overview of our research group