Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Henri-Pierre Jacquot de Rouville

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Toulouse, France

Joined group: 2010

Left group: 2012


PhD (2010) , Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III in the NanoSciences Group, CEMES - CNRS Laboratory, France
MsC in Molecular Chemistry (2007), Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III, France
BsC in Molecular Chemistry (2005), Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse III, France


[1] H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, G. Vives, G. Rapenne, ‘A family of electron-triggered molecular motors based on aromatic building blocks’, Pure Appl. Chem. 2008, 80, 659–667. Link

[2] H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, G. Vives, E. Tur, J. Crassous, G. Rapenne ‘Synthesis and analytical resolution of chiral pyrazoles from dihydrocarvone’ New J. Chem. 2009, 2, 293-299. Link

[3] G. Vives, H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, A. Carella, J.-P. Launay, G. Rapenne ‘Prototypes of molecular motors based on star-shaped organometallic ruthenium complexes’ Chem. Soc. Rev. 2009, 6, 1551-1561. Link

[4] H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, D. Villenave, G. Rapenne 'Synthesis of a photoswitchable azobenzene-functionalized tris(indazol-1-yl) borate ligand and its ruthenium(II) cyclopentadienide complex’ Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 1885–1891. Link

[5] J.-C. Olsen, A. C. Fahrenbach, A. Trabolsi, D. C. Friedman, S. K. Dey, C. M. Gothard, A. K. Shveyd, T. B. Gasa, J. M. Spruell, M. A. Olson, C. Wang, H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, Y. Y. Botros, J. F. Stoddart 'A neutral redox-switchable [2]rotaxane’ Org. Bio. Chem. 2011, 9, 7126-7133. Link

[6] H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, R. Garbage, R. E. Cook, A. R. Pujol, A. M. Sirven, G. Rapenne 'Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Based Nanovehicles Equipped with Triptycene Wheels’ Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 3023-3031. Link

[7] H.-P. Jacquot de Rouville, R. Garbage, F. Ample, A. Nickel, J. Meyer, F. Moresco, C. Joachim, G. Rapenne 'Synthesis and STM-imaging of symmetric and dissymmetric ethynyl-bridged dimers of boron-subphthalocyanine bowl-shaped nano-wheels’ Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8925-8928. Link


In 2002, I started my undergrade studies at Toulouse, also called the Pink City, at the Université Paul Sabatier, and I decided to stay here for my grade studies as well. I specialized in molecular chemistry for the first three years of my formal education, and then focused on physical chemistry for the following two years. In the group of Dr Christian Joachim, I earned my PhD in chemistry under the supervision of Associate Professor Gwénaël Rapenne in the Nanosciences Group, CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse (France). I worked on a project entitled Technomimetic molecules for applications in nanomechanics where I designed and synthesized molecules for STM studies, where we would cool them down by adsorption onto a surface. The main goal of my PhD was to predict the behavior of a molecule on metallic surfaces and to synthesize it in order to demonstrate classical motions at the molecular scale. This allowed me to use my background in synthetic chemistry and theory. Now, I am a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Stoddart's group, where I would like to focus on synthesizing molecules for molecular electronics. I am interested in attaching interlocked molecules onto a surface in hopes creating a secure, stable molecular switch.


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