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Dr Jean-René Hamon

CNRS Research Director in coordination chemistry

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes
UMR 6226 CNRS - Université Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu - Building 10C - Room 131
35042 Rennes Cedex - France

Phone : 33 (0) 2 23 23 59 58

Education and professional experience

  • 1979 D.E.A. in Organic Chemistry (Graduated), Rennes
  • 1982 Ph. D., University of Rennes 1 (with Prof. D. Astruc)
  • 1983 University of California, Berkeley, USA; NATO Postdoctoral fellow, with K. N. Raymond

Career & Employment at CNRS

  • 1981 Attaché de Recherche
  • 1983 Chargé de Recherche
  • 1995 Directeur de Recherche
  • P. Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, Visiting Professor, December 1993, June 2004, June 2008.


  • Honoraria de Profesor Extraordinario, P. Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, 2010
  • Nominated as one of the 175 Faces of Chemistry RSC/2014
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014
  • Membre Distingué de la SCF, 2016

Research interests

Topic 1: Organometallic-inorganic hybrid materials toward opto-electronics

Topic 2: Organometallic molecular electronics


  • Profs. C. Manzur and D. Carrillo (P. Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile): topic
  • Prof. J.-Y. Saillard / Dr. S. Kahlal (University of Rennes 1, France): topic 1, Theoretical investigations
  • Prof. I. Ledoux-Rak (ENS Cachan, France): topic 1, Nonlinear optics
  • Dr. C. Lapinte (University of Rennes 1, France): topic 2

Selected recent publications

  • Side-Chain Metallopolymers Containing Second-Order NLO-Active Bimetallic Ni (II) and Pd(II) Schiff-Base Complexes: Syntheses, Structures, Electrochemical and Computational Studies
    S. Celedón, M. Fuentealba, T. Roisnel, I. Ledoux-Rak, J.-R. Hamon, D. Carrillo, C. Manzur
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2016) 3012-3023
  • New organometallic Schiff-base copper complexes as efficient “click” reaction precatalysts
    X. Liu, N. Novoa, C. Manzur, D. Carrillo, J.-R. Hamon
    New J. Chem. (2016) 40, 3308-3313
  • Four-Coordinate Nickel(II) and Copper(II) Complexes Based ONO Tridentate Schiff Base Ligands: Synthesis, Molecular Structure, Electrochemical, Linear and Nonlinear Properties, and Computational Study
    N. Novoa, T. Roisnel, P. Hamon, S. Kahlal, C. Manzur, H. M. Ngo, I. Ledoux-Rak, J.-Y. Saillard, D. Carrillo, J.-R. Hamon
    Dalton Trans. (2015) 44, 18019-18037
  • 1,2-Diethynylbenzene Bridged [Cp*(dppe)Fe]n+ Units: Effect of Steric Hindrance on the Chemical and Physical Properties
    R. Makhoul, H. Sahnoune, V. Dorcet, J.-F. Halet, J.-R. Hamon, C. Lapinte
    Organometallics (2015) 34, 3314-3326.

Publications referenced in HAL