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UR1 Professor Emeritus

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR 6226
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes, France

Building 10B, Desk 211
Phone: +33 (0)

Research themes

  • Rationalisation of complex and/or unexpected architectures in inorganic chemistry
  • Relationships between structure and electron count
  • Theoretical cluster chemistry
  • Theoretical organometallic chemistry


  • DFT
  • Electron counting rules
  • Clusters
  • Transition metals

Selected publications

  • Chinese Puzzle Molecule: A 15 Hydride, 28 Copper Atom Nanoball
    A. J. Edwards, R. S. Dhayal, P.-K. Liao, J.-H. Liao, M.-H. Chiang, R. O. Piltz, S. Kahlal, J.-Y. Saillard, C. W. Liu
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7214
  • Shape modulation of octanuclear Cu(I) or Ag(I) dichalcogeno template clusters with respect to the nature of their encapsulated anions: a combined theoretical and experimental investigation
    C. Latouche, S. Kahlal, E. Furet, P.-K. Liao, Y.-R. Lin, C.-S. Fang, J. Cuny, C.-W. Liu, J.-Y. Saillard
    Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 7752
  • Uncatalyzed hydroamination of electrophilic organometallic alkynes: fundamental, theoretical, and applied aspects
    Y. Wang, C. Latouche, A. Rapakousiou, C. Lopez, I. Ledoux-Rak, J. Ruiz, J.-Y. Saillard, D. Astruc
    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 8076

Publications referenced in HAL