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Christophe LESCOP 38779

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Christophe LESCOP 38779

INSA CNRS Researcher

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR-CNRS 6226
Campus de Beaulieu
20 Avenue des buttes de Coësmes
35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France

Building 11, Desk 106B
Phone: +33 (0) 2 23 23 87 79

Education and professional experience

2016-Present- Researcher at the CNRS (’Chargé de Recherche de 1ère classe’). ISCR-Chemical Institute of Chemistry of Rennes UMR 6226, INSA-National Institute of Applied Sciences.

2006-2016- Researcher at the CNRS (’Chargé de Recherche de 1ère classe’). ISCR-Chemical Institute of Chemistry of Rennes UMR 6226, University of Rennes 1.

2002-2006- Researcher at the CNRS (’Chargé de Recherche de 2nde classe’). ISCR-Chemical Institute of Chemistry of Rennes UMR 6226, University of Rennes 1.

2001-2002- Post-doctoral Fellow. Department of Chemistry/ University of Montréal/Canada.

Christophe Lescop was graduated in 1996 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris. He made his army as scientist in the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination of the Centre de l’Energie Atomique of Saclay working on the organometallic chemistry of Uranium complexes with thiolates ligands. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Grenoble I in 2000 under the supervision of the Professor Dominique Luneau (Laboratoire de Reconnaissance Ionique et de Matériaux Moléculaires of the Centre de l’Energie Atomique of Grenoble). During his PhD, he investigated the coordination chemistry of bisbidentate and chiral nitroxyde ligands for molecular magnetic materials. He went for 6 months in the group of the Professor V.I. Ovcharenko in the International Tomography Center of the University of Novosibirsk in Russia working on chiral nitronyl-nitroxyde ligands and for 3 months in the group of the Professor C. Reber in the Université de Montréal in Canada working on solid state spectroscopy of lanthanide complexes of nitronyl-nitroxyde ligands. In 2001, he went for a post-doctoral fellowship in the group of the Professor J.D. Wuest in the Université de Montréal to work on the synthesis of coordination polymers.

In 2002, he joined as ‘chargé de recherché CNRS’ the group Phosphorus and Molecular Materials in the Université de Rennes 1 becoming a permanent member of the CNRS (Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226). In 2009, he defended his ‘habilitation à diriger des recherches’. He developed the coordination chemistry of complexes bearing a bridging phosphane ligand, a very rare coordination mode in the family of the phosphane ligands. A large family of Cu(I), Ag(I), Pd(I) and Pt(I) bimetallic complexes has been then characterized. Several of these Cu(I) dimers have been used as versatile molecular clip in order to control via the use of supramolecular chemistry the formation of numerous compact supramolecular metallacycles.


2000- Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, University of Rennes 1.

2000- Ph.D in chemistry of the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France, made at the CEA-Atomic Energy Center of Grenoble, France.

1996- Engineer in Chemistry, ENSCP-Superior National School of Chemistry, Paris, France.

1996- Master in Chemistry, University of Paris VI, France.

Research themes

Since 2016, Christophe LESCOP joined the team Solid State Chemistry and Materials (CSM) of the UMR 6226 in the group of the INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) of Rennes. In this group, he develops on the coordination and supramolecular chemistry of luminescent molecular materials for optoelectronic applications. The targeted compounds are solid state luminescent polymetallic Cu(I) supramolecular assemblies having multifunctional properties such as thermochromism, vapochromism, mecanochromism. (Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 11370-11373).

Teaching activities

2014-Present- Practical Courses in General Chemistry, INSA-National Institute of Applied Sciences.

2015- Training School of the European COST Network ’SIPs’

2015- Course in Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Membership of professional organizations

2003-Present- Member – Chemical Society of France/France


2012-2015- Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researcher, hosted by the Pr. Dr. Manfred Scheer, University of Regensburg, Germany.

Major collaborations

1- Pr. Dr. Manfred Scheer, Inorganic Chemistry Department, University of Regensburg, Germany.

2- Pr. Vivian W-W. Yam, Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

3- Pr. Dr. Rudolf Pietschnig, Chemische Hybridmaterialien Department, University of Kassel, Germany.


Supramolecular Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Molecular Materials, Luminescence, Magnetism, X-ray crystallography.

Selected publications

1- M. El Sayed Moussa, S. Evariste, H.-L. Wong, L. Le Bras, C. Roiland, L. Le Polles, B. Le Guennic, K. Costuas, V. W.-W. Yam, C. Lescop, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 11370-11373

2- M. El Sayed Moussa, H. Chen, ZY. Wang, M. Srebro-Hooper, N. Vanthuyne, S. Chevance, C. Roussel, G. J.A.. Williams, J. Autschbach, R. Reau, Z. Duan, C. Lescop. J. Crassous, Chem. Eur. J., 2016, 17, 6075-6086

3- W. Shen, M. El Sayed Moussa, Y. Yao and C. Lescop, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 11560-11563. Inside Cover Picture; Correction : W. Shen, M. El Sayed Moussa, Y.Yao, R. Reau, C. Lescop*. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 15079-15079.

4- M. El Sayed Moussa, K. Guillois, W. Shen, R. Réau, J. Crassous, C. Lescop, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 14853-14867

5- V. Vreshch, M. El Sayed Moussa, B. Nohra, M. Srebo, N. Vanthuyne, C. Roussel, J. Autschbach, J. Crassous, C. Lescop, R. Réau, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 1968-1972.

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