Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Julien Iehl

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Belfort (FRANCE)

Joined group: 2010

Left group: 2012


Msc (2006) – University of Nancy, France; PhD (2010) – University of Strasbourg, France; Postdoctoral Position (2010-present) – Northwestern University, USA


[1] “A general and efficient method for the synthesis of benzo-(iso)quinoline derivatives.” V. Mamane, F. Louërat, J. Iehl, M. Abboud, Y. Fort, Tetrahedron. 2008, 64, 10699.
[2] “Click chemistry for the efficient preparation of functionalized [60]fullerene hexakis adducts.” J. Iehl, R. Pereira de Freitas, B. Delavaux-Nicot, J.-F. Nierengarten, Chem. Commun. 2008, 2450. (Cover page)
[3] “Synthesis of fullerene building blocks bearing alkyne or azide groups and their subsequent functionalization by the copper mediated Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition.” R. Pereira de Freitas, J. Iehl, B. Delavaux-Nicot, J.-F. Nierengarten, Tetrahedron. 2008, 64, 11409.
[4] “Click chemistry with fullerene derivatives.” J. Iehl, R. Pereira de Freitas, J.-F. Nierengarten, Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 4063.
[5] “A stable fullerene-azide building block for the construction of a fullerene–porphyrin conjugate.” J. Iehl, I. Osinska, R. Louis, M. Holler, J.-F. Nierengarten, Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 2245.
[6] “Formyl-Porphyrin and Formyl-Fullerenoporphyrin Building Blocks for the Construction of Multiporphyrin Arrays.” M. Urbani, J. Iehl, I. Osinska, R. Louis, M. Holler, J.-F. Nierengarten, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 3715.
[7] “A Click–Click Approach for the Preparation of Functionalized [5:1]-Hexaadducts of C60.” J. Iehl, J.-F. Nierengarten, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 7306.
[8] “Fullerene sugar balls.” J-F. Nierengarten, J. Iehl, Vincent Oerthel, M. Holler, B. M. Illescas, A. Muñoz, N. Martín, J. Rojo, M. Sánchez-Navarro, S. Cecioni, S. Vidal, K. Buffet, M. Durka, S. P. Vincent, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3860.
[9] “Sequential copper catalyzed alkyne-azide and thiol-ene click reactions for the multiple functionalization of fullerene hexaadducts.” J. Iehl, J.-F. Nierengarten, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4160. (Cover page)
[10] “Dramatic effect of multivalency on glycosidase inhibition with fullerene iminosugar balls.” P. Compain, C. Decroocq, J. Iehl, M. Holler, D. Hazelard, T. M. Barragán, C. Ortiz Mellet, J.-F. Nierengarten, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 5753.
[11] “Chemistry with fullerene building blocks.” M. Urbani, J. Iehl, J.-F. Nierengarten, Fundamentals and Applications of Carbon Nano Materials (K. Kadish, F. D’Souza, Eds.), World Scientific Publishing Company, 2010.
[12] “Photo-induced electron transfer in a clicked fullerene-porphyrin conjugate.” J. Iehl, M. Vartanian, M. Holler, J.-F. Nierengarten, B. Delavaux-Nicot, J.-M. Strub, A. Van Dorsselaer, Y. Wu, J. Mohanraj, K. Yoosaf, N. Armaroli, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 1562.
[13] “Photo-induced energy transfer in Th-symmetrical hexakis-adduct of C60 substituted with π-conjugated oligomers.” J. Iehl, M. Holler, J.-F. Nierengarten, K. Yoosaf, J. M. Malicka, N. Armaroli, J.-M. Strub, A. Van Dorsselaer, Béatrice Delavaux-Nicot, Aust. J. Chem. 2011, 64, 153.
[14] “The Functional Valency of Dodecamannosylated Fullerenes with Escherichia coli FimH – Towards Novel Bacterial Antiadhesives” M. Durka, K. Buffet, J. Iehl, M. Holler, J.-F. Nierengarten, J. Taganna, J. Bouckaert, S. P. Vincent, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 1321.
[15] “Synthesis of Dodecavalent Fullerene-based Glycoclusters and Evaluation of their Binding Properties towards a Bacterial Lectin” S. Cecioni, V. Oerthel, J. Iehl, M. Holler, D. Goyard, J.-P. Praly, A. Imberty, J.-F. Nierengarten, S. Vidal, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3252.
[16] “Molecular motion inside an adsorbed [5:1] fullerene hexa-adduct bearing ten peripheral redox subunits evidenced by ultrafast cyclic voltammetry” P. Fortgang, E. Maisonhaute, C. Amatore, B. Delavaux-Nicot, J. Iehl, J.-F. Nierengarten, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1.
[17] “Gene delivery with polycationic fullerene hexakis-adducts” D. Sigwalt, M. Holler, J. Iehl, J.-F. Nierengarten, M. Nothisen, E. Morin, J.-S. Remy, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 4640. (Cover page)
[18] “Artificial light-harvesting arrays: Electronic energy migration and trapping on a sphere and between many spheres” J. Iehl, J-F. Nierengarten, A. Harriman, T. Bura, R. Ziessel, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, submitted.


I grew up in Belfort, a nice little town, which is located in the northeastern part of France, close to Switzerland. After finishing high school, I moved to Besançon (Fr) to study chemistry. In 2003 I obtained a DUT in Chemistry (Diploma of Technician) with a main focus on organic chemistry. In 2006 I joined the group of Yves Fort (Nancy, Fr) for 6 month training program where I started the development of a new method for the synthesis of benzo-(iso)quinoline derivatives. The same year I got my M.Sc. at the University of Nancy then I did a PhD at the University of Strasbourg (Fr) in the group of Jean-François Nierengarten. The aim of my thesis was to use “click chemistry” with C60 derivatives. Fullerenes derivatives bearing either terminal alkyne or azide functional groups have been prepared and used as building blocks under the copper mediated Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition conditions. In October 2010, I joined the Stoddart Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher. Nowadays, I am really excited about being here and working with rotaxanes, catenanes, MOF, etc... Outside the lab, I enjoy my life with my wife, traveling, watching movies and I like playing soccer.


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