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Nicolas MercierChimie - UMR CNRS - MOLTECH ANJOU

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    Thèmes de recherche

    1- Halide Perovskites: New materials and properties

    CURRENT 2017-2021
    a) Lead and iodide deficient 3D halide perovskites, d-HP, a new family of HP for PSC application (Angew. Chem 2017, Angew. Chem. 2019, Chem Rev 2019, ACS AMI 2019)  and lead-free perovskites (EJIC 2021, Inorg Chem 2021)
    b) Bromoplumbate halide perovskites for lighting application (Angew. Chemie 2021, JMC C 2019, EJIC 2019) 

    PAST 2002-2011
    a) hybrid ferroelectrics (MV)[M(III)X5] (MV2+ methylviologen, M= Bi, Sb; X= Cl, Br, I) ; (MV)[BiI3Cl2] : polarization curve with ideal hysteresis and saturated polarization of 15 at 298K (JACS 2011, Chem. Mater 2009)
    b) acentric iodometallate anions (ns2 lone pair stereoactivity) and conformationally chiral disulfide molecule ; switchable SHG properties (Angew Chemie 2006, Adv Mater 2008)
    c) hybrid perovskites ((R-NH3)2M(II)I4 (R= alkyl, M=Sn, Pb)); reducing the VB-CB gap (limiting the distorsions of inorganic layers) by selecting suitable organic cations ; hydrogen and halogen bonding (Chem Mater 2007, CrystEngComm - microreview 2009)

    2- Bismuth complexes: Luminescence and MCL properties 
    Bipyridine-N-oxide and Bi3+ or Pb2+ based materials; solid state Quantum Yields (QY) up to 85%; phosphorescence ; reversible Mechanochromic Luminescence (MCL) properties ; (Ang. Chem 2016, JMC C 2016, EJIC 2017, Cryst Growth Des. 2021)

    3- Viologen based CPs and Porous CPs: photochromism and sensors  

    a) viologen-carboxylate ligands; donor(guest)-acceptor(viologen) interactions ; sensor applications ; ammonia storage. (Inorg  Chem2015, 2017)
    b) methylviologen chlorobismuthate hybrids ; photochromic properties ; key parameters (anionic oligomer size, Cl/V ratio,...)  (Cryst Growth Des.  2013, Inorg Chem 2011, Eur J Inorg Chem-minireview- 2013)


     2006-          Professor at MOLTECH-Anjou laboratory- University of Angers (France).
     2004            HDR thesis – University of Angers
     1996-2006  Assistant Professor at IMMO laboratory – University of Angers (France)
     1994           phD-thesis University of Le Mans (France)

    Teatching activities: general and inorganic chemistry, crystallography; responsible of the chemistry master 1 level (2007-2014) and of the chemistry Licence 3 level since 2017

    Member of the National Committee of Universities (CNU) 2007-2019
    Member of the management committee of the GDR HPERO since 2017

    Head of a research group (2 phD students, 1 post-doc student) 
    - solid state molecular materials  / organic-inorganic hybrids /  PCPs/ halide perovskites
    - semiconductivity / photo- and thermochromism / ferroelectricity / luminescence/ gas adsorption / solar cells 
    Head of the MORELESS ANR project (2018-2022)

    Bibliometry (Web-of-Science, jan 2021) : h 38 - 108 articles - 4619 citations (4305 without self-citations)

    Chiara Botta- Milano (luminescence)                Alessandra Forni - Milano(calculations)
    Jens Dittmer- Le Mans (solid state NMR)         T. Pauporté - ENSCP (PSCs)
    Claudine Katan, Mikael Képénékian, Jacky Even (ISCR et INSA, Rennes)
    I. Bezverkhyy - Dijon (gas adsorption)  F. Boucher- Nantes (calculations)
    C. Pasquier- Orsay (electrical properties)


    Publications (selection 2009-2021) Thanks to phD students, Nicolas Louvain, Nicolas Leblanc, Oksana Toma, Maxime Leroux, Antonin Leblanc, Maroua Ben Haj Salah, and to Magali Allain (crystallography).

    Angew Chemie Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 834. (WS 11/2021 3 citations) M. Ben Haj Salah, N. Mercier*, J. Dittmer, N. Zouari, C. Botta*

    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11,20743−20751. (WS 11/2021, 26 citations) A.Leblanc, N. Mercier,* Magali Allain, Jens Dittmer, Thierry Pauporté, V. Fernandez, F. Boucher, M. Kepenekian, C. Katan*

    Chem. Rev 2019, 119, 3140-3192 (WS 11/2021, 220 citations). C. Katan*, N. Mercier, J. Even*

    Angew Chemie 2019, 58, 17912. Viewpoint. (WS 11/21,  23 citations) N. Mercier*

    Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 16067-16072. (WS 11/2021, 52 citations). Antonin Leblanc, Nicolas Mercier,* Magali Allain, Jens Dittmer, Vincent Fernandez, Thierry Pauporté*

    Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 7998-8002. (WS 11/2021, 81 citations) Bismuth based Coordination Polymers with Highly Efficient Aggregation Induced Phosphorescence and Reversible Mechanochromic Luminescence. O. Toma, M. Allain, F. Meinardi, A. Forni,* C. Botta,* N. Mercier,*

    Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 8923-8930 (WS 11/2021: 90 citations). Photo-, Thermo-chromic and Adsorption Properties of Porous Coordination Polymers based on Bipyridinium Carboxylate Ligands. O. Toma, N. Mercier,* M. Allain, A. Kassiba, J. P. Bellat, G. Weber, I. Bezverkhyy

    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 19–31 – microreview –(WS 11/2021 : 90 citations). The Templating Effect and Photochemistry of Viologens in Halometalate Hybrid Crystals. N. Mercier*

    Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 2064-2069 (WS 11/2021: 107 citations) Stable Photo-Induced Separated Charge State in Viologen halometallates: Some Key Parameters. N. Leblanc, M. Allain, N. Mercier*, L. Sanguinet

    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14924 (WS 11/2021: 119 citations). Large Spontaneous Polarization and Clear Hysteresis Loop of a Room Temperature Hybrid Ferroelectric Based on Mixed Halide [BiI3Cl2] Polar Chains and Methylviologen Dication. N. Leblanc, N. Mercier,* L. Zorina, S. Simonov, P. Auban-Senzier, C. Pasquier*.

    Chem Mater 2009, 21, 4099-4101 (WS 11/2021: 119 citations). Thermally induced Bi(III) lone pair stereoactivity: Ferroelectric Phase Transition and Semiconducting Properties of (MV)BiBr5 (MV= methylviologen). W. Bi, N. Leblanc, N. Mercier,* P. Auban-Senzier, C. Pasquier

    CrystEngComm 2009, 11, 720-734– Highlight article (WS 11/2021: 222 citations). Structural Diversity and Retro-Crystal Engineering Analysis of Iodometalate hybrids. N. Mercier,*N. Louvain, W. Bi

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