Stéphane BAUDRON

Directeur de Recherche CNRS

Institut Le Bel

4 rue Blaise Pascal
CS 90032
67081 Strasbourg Cedex
Phone : + 33 (0)3 68 85 67 11
Fax : + 33 (0)3 68 85 14 21
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Short Biography

  • Born 1975
  • Undergraduate studies : École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (1998)
  • Ph. D. : University of Angers (France) under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Batail (2002)
    Hydrogen bonding at the organic-inorganic interface as a tool for the construction of crystalline molecular materials
  • Post-Doc : University of California Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Jeffrey R. Long (2002-2004)
    Lavoisier fellowship (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • 2004 : C.N.R.S. researcher (Chargé de recherches)
  • 2009 : Habilitation, Université de Strasbourg (France)
  • 2011 : JSPS short-term invitation fellowship. Laboratory of Prof. Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto
  • 2019 : USIAS fellowship
  • 2019 : CNRS Research director (Directeur de recherche)
  • 2023 : ANR DEEPCatCOF (PI), CDeePL (Partner, PI: Prof. Sophie Fourmentin)

Research interests

Dipyrrin-based complexes and assemblies

Functionalized bis-pyrrolic ligands of the dipyrrin type are explored for the preparation of luminescent complexes and assemblies,1 for the stepwise and one-pot construction of heterometallic coordination polymers,2,3 and for their tendency to bind Ag(I) cations by Ag-π interactions.4


Conducting coordination polymers

Tetrathiafulvalene and dithiolene ligands bearing peripheral coordinating groups are developed for the elaboration of coordination polymers featuring an organization of the redox-active cores prone to favour a conduction pathway.5,6,7


Deep eutectic solvents for the synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks

The use of deep eutectic solvents as media for the synthesis of porous materials of the MOF type is currently being explored.8,9

Students and Post-doctoral fellows

Graduate student

Michaël Teixeira (October 2022 - )

Undergraduate student

Pauline André (March 2023- )

Alex-Gabriel Marina (March 2024- )

Former students and post-doctoral researchers

Post-doctoral researchers:

Dr. Renata Avena Maia (December 2019 - February 2022 )   USIAS project 

Dr. Tracy El Achkar (February 2021 - January 2022 )

Graduate students:

Dr. Damien Bechu (Ph. D. September 2019)

Currently R&D engineer at Michelin

Dr. Fan Zhang (Ph. D. October 2017)

Currently a post-doctoral fellow, Sun-Yat Sen University (China)

Dr. Antoine Beziau (Ph. D. October 2014) 

Currently a project leader at BASF (Germany)

Dr. Dmitry Pogozhev (Ph. D. July 2010) 

Currently working for LG Chemicals, Moscow (Russia)

Dr. Catherine Bronner (Ph. D. October 2010) 

Currently a patent engineer (Nice)

Dr. Domingo Salazar (Ph. D. November 2007) 

Currently an assistant professor, Universidad Technologica de la Mixteca (Mexico)

Undergraduate students:

Clément Poncet (March 2022 - June 2022)

Jaison Casas (February 2021 - June 2021 )

Alexandru Mihai Petre (March 2019 - June 2019)

Nathan Trometer (March 2018 - June 2018)

Victor Koehler (Mars 2017 - June 2018)

Antoine Mazel (March 2014 - June 2015)

Hervé Ruffin (June 2012 - June 2014)

Yanan Gu (October 2012 - June 2013) 

Liwen Feng (October 2012 - June 2013) 

Eric Moss (April - June 2010) 

Patrick Larpent (October 2009 - June 2010) 

Brandon Kilduff (REU summer student, June - August 2009)


Book chapter

S. A.Baudron, in Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular sciences; Advances in Synthetic Chemistry, 2010, pp263-282, WileyVCH, Weinheim, B. Pignataro (ed.). (buy the book)

Differentiated ligands for the sequential construction of crystalline heterometallic architectures

Research and review articles

71) Cobalt and iron cyano benzene bis(dithiolene) complexes

A. G. Costa, G. Lopes, J. F. G. Rodrigues, I. C. Santos, D Simão, E. B. Lopes, L. C. J. Pereira, N. Le Breton, S. Choua, S. A. Baudron, M. Almeida, S. Rabaça, Crystals, 2024, 14, 469. 

J. Casas, S. A. Baudron, A. Bonnefont, A. Chaumont, J. Chauvin, P. Mobian, L. Ruhlmann, Inorg. Chem., 2024, 63, 10057-10067.

69) Enantiopure natural deep eutectic solvents for metal-organic framework chiral induction

R. A. Maia, A. Fluck, C. Maxim, B. Louis, S. A. Baudron, Green Chem., 2023, 25, 9103-9108.

68) Cyano benzene functionalised Ni and Cu bisdithiolene complexes

A. G. Costa, G. Lopes, S. Ribeiro, I. C. Santos, D. Simão, L. C. J. Pereira, N. Le Breton, S. Choua, S. A. Baudron, M. Almeida, S. Rabaça, CrystEngComm, 2023, 25, 5362-5371.

67) Selective gas adsorption by calixarene-based porous octahedral M32 coordination cages

I. V. Khariushin, A. S. Ovsyannikov, S. A. Baudron, J. S. Ward, A. Kiesilä, K. Rissanen, E. Kalenius, K. A. Kovalenko,   V. P. Fedin,  S. E. Solovieva, I. S. Antipin, V. Bulach, S. Ferlay, Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 13628-13631.

66) Impact of urea-based deep eutectic solvents on Mg-MOF-74 morphology and sorption properties

M. Teixeira, R. A. Maia, S. Shanmugam, B. Louis, S. A. Baudron, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 2022, 343, 112148.

65) Ionothermal synthesis of calcium-based metal-organic frameworks in a deep eutectic solvent

M. Teixeira, R. A. Maia, L. Karmazin, B. Louis, S. A. Baudron, CrystEngComm, 2022, 24, 601-608.

64) Photocyloadditions of arenes derived from lignin

A. Desvals, S. A. Baudron, V. Bulach, N. Hoffmann, J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 13310-13321.

63) Deep eutectic solvents for the preparation and post-synthetic modification of metal- and covalent organic frameworks

R. A. Maia, B. Louis, S. A. Baudron, CrystEngComm, 2021, 23, 5016-5032. 

62) HKUST-1 MOF in reline deep eutectic solvent: synthesis and phase transformation

R. A. Maia, B. Louis, S. A. Baudron, Dalton Trans., 2021, 50, 4145-4151. (reviewer-recommended Hot article)

61) Coordination assemblies based on a flexible tetrathiafulvalene derivative

D. Bechu, N. Kyritsakas, M. W. Hosseini, S. A. Baudron, Polyhedron, 2021, 198, 115047.

60) Construction of hydrogen bonding and coordination networks based on ethynylpyridine-appended nucleobases

C. Kahlfuss, E. Starck, E. Tufenkjian, N. Kyritsakas, A. Jouaiti, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, V. Bulach, CrystEngComm, 2021, 23, 944-954. doi: 10.1039/d0ce01661f

59) Heterometallic coordination polymers based on homo- and heteroleptic Au(III) dithiolene complexes

D. Bechu, A. M. Petre, M. W. Hosseini, S. A. Baudron, CrystEngComm, 2020, 22, 5760-5767. (reviewer-recommended Hot article)

58) Gleaned snapshots on the road to coordination polymers: heterometallic architectures based on Cu(I) metallaclips and 2,2’-bis-dipyrrin metalloligands

F. Moutier, A.M. Khalil, S. A. Baudron, C. Lescop, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 10501-10504.

57) Dipyrrin based metal complexes: reactivity and catalysis

S. A. Baudron, Dalton Trans, 2020, 49, 6161-6175. (reviewer-recommended Hot article)

56) Interdigitated conducting tetrathiafulvalene-based coordination networks

D. Bechu, L. S. Xie, N. Le Breton, S. Choua, M. Dincă, M. W. Hosseini, S. A. Baudron, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 2407-2410. (Hot article)

55) Tetrathiopyridyl-tetrathiafulvalene-based Cd(II) coordination polymers: one ligand, one metal cation, many possibilities

D. Bechu, G. Rogez, M. W. Hosseini, S. A. Baudron, New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 14291-14298.

54) Synthesis, crystal structure and optical properties of a series of dipyrrins bearing peripheral coordinating groups and their BODIPY and Zn(II) complexes

F. Zhang, A. Fluck, S. A. Baudron, M. W. HosseiniInorg. Chim. Acta, 2019, 494, 216-222

53) Revisiting Ag-π interactions with bis((pyrrol-2-yl)methylene)hydrazine: CC versus CN bond complexation

S. A. Baudron, H. Chevreau, CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 1853-1856.

52) Strapping a benzaldehyde-appended 2,2’-bis-dipyrrin Zn(II) double-stranded helicate using imine bond formation

F. Zhang, A. Fluck, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 4105-4108.

51) Ag(I)-pi interactions with pyrrolic derivatives

S. A. Baudron, Coord. Chem. Rev.,  2019, 380, 318-329.

50) Symmetrical and dissymmetrical 2,2'-bis-dipyrrin ligands and Zn(II) binuclear helicates

F. Zhang, S. A. Baudron,M. W. Hosseini, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 6997-7004.

49) A Ni-2,2’-bisdipyrrinato complex as a potential sensitizer: synthesis and photoelectrochemical characterization

A. Poma, I. Grigioni, M. V. Dozzi, S. A. Baudron, L. Carlucci, M. W. Hosseini, E. Selli, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 15021-15026.

48) Solvent and anion effects on the organization of a luminescent [2+2] BODIPY/Ag(I) metallamacrocycle in the crystalline state

F. Zhang, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 4393-4400.

47) AzaBODIPY based coordination polymers

A. Mazel, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm 2017, 19, 897-900.

46) Preorganization of cleft for Ag-pi interaction in Zn(II) bisdipyrrin helicate for the construction of heterometallic networks

S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13000-13003.

45) Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks based on dipyrromethene metal complexes and BODIPYs

S. A. Baudron, CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 4671-4680.

44) On Zn(II) 2?2'-bisdipyrrin circular helicates

S. A. Baudron, H. Ruffin, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5906-5909.

43) Assembly, disassembly, and reassembly: conversion of homometallic coordination netwroks into mixed-metal organic frameworks

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, G. Rogez, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 2032-2039.

42) Rigid yet flexible heteroleptic Co(III) dipyrrin complexes for the construction of heterometallic 1- and 2-D coordination polymers

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, D. Rasoloarison, M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 4973-4980.

41) A silver bite: crystalline heterometallic architectures based on Ag-π interactions with a bis-dipyrrin zinc helicate

H. Ruffin, S. A. Baudron, D. Salazar-Mendoza, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 2449-2453.

40) From sequential to one-pot synthesis of dipyrrin based grid-type mixed metal-organic frameworks

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, A. Fluck, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 14439-14448.

39) Ni(II) dipyrrin complexes bearing peripheral pyridyl or imidazolyl groups self-assemble into 2- and 3-D coordination polymers

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, G. Rogez, M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 5980-5985.

38) Luminescent dipyrrin based metal complexes

S. A. Baudron, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 7498-7509.

37) Luminescent coordination polymers based on self-assembled cadmium dipyrrin complexes

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, A. Guenet, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 3215-3223.

36) From discrete tricyanovinylene appended 7-azaindole copper(II) paddlewheel to an infinite 1D network: synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties 

D. Pogozhev, S. A. Baudron, G. Rogez, M. W. Hosseini, Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 1329-1335.

35) Stepwise construction of grid-type Cu(II)/Cd(II) heterometallic MOFs based on an imidazole-appended dipyrrin ligand

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, D. Pogozhev, A. Fluck, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10313-10315.

34) Heterometallic coordination polymers incorporating dipyrrin based heteroleptic copper and cobalt complexes: to Ag-π or not?

A. Béziau, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 7227-7234. 

33) Excited state properties and energy transfer within dipyrrin-based binuclear iridium/platinum dyads: the effect of ortho-methylation on the spacer

C. Bronner, M. Veiga, A. Guenet, L. De Cola,  M. W. Hosseini, C. A. Strassert, S. A. Baudron, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 4041-4050. 

32) From insertion of rhodium acetate paddlewheels into functionalized 7-azaindole hydrogen bonded dimers to infinite architectures

D.Pogozhev, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 7403-7411. 

31) Dithiolate appended iridium(III) complex with dual functions of reducing and capping agent for the design of small size gold nanoparticles 

G. Nasr, A. Guerlin, F. Dumur, S. A. Baudron, E. Dumas, F. Miomandre, G.Clavier, M. Sliwa, C. R. Mayer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6501-6504. 

30) Dipyrrin based silver [2+2] metallamacrocycles

D.Pogozhev, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 437-445. 

29) Heterometallic architectures based on the combination of heteroleptic copper and cobalt complexs with silver salts

B. Kilduff, D. Pogozhev, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 11231-11239. 

28) Carboxylic acid appended dipyrrin for the formation of a hexanuclear iridium/copper paddlewheel complex

C. Bronner, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg.Chem. 2010, 49, 8659-8661. 

27) Dipyrrin based homo- and hetero-metallic infinite architectures

S. A. Baudron, CrystEngComm. 2010, 12, 2288-2295. Highlight in the New Talent themed issue. 

26) Combination of hydrogen and coordination bonding for the construction of one-dimensional networks based on a 7-azaindole appended dipyrrin 

D. Pogozhev, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm. 2010, 12, 2238-2244. 

25) Assembly of heteroleptic copper complexes with silver ions: from discrete trinuclear complexes to infinite networks

D. Pogozhev, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 331-338. 

24) Dipyrrin based luminescent cyclometallated palladium and platinum complexes

C. Bronner, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, C. A. Strassert, A. Guenet, L. De Cola, Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 180-184. 

23) Combination of primary amide and dipyrrin for the elaboration of extended architectures built upon both coordination and hydrogen bonding

S. A. Baudron, D.Salazar-Mendoza, M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm. 2009, 11, 1245-1254. 

22) Modular construction of a series of heteronuclear metallamacrocycles

S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Commun. 2008, 4558-4560. 

21) Many faces of dipyrrins: from H-bonded networks to homo- and hetero-nuclear metallamacrocyles

D.Salazar-Mendoza, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 766-768. 

20) Beyond classical coordination: silver-p interactions in metal dipyrrin complexes

D. Salazar-Mendoza, S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Commun. 2007, 2252-2254. 

19) A stepwise approach to the formation of heterometallic discrete complexes and infinite architectures

S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, N.Kyritsakas, M. Kurmoo, Dalton Trans. 2007, 1129-1139. 

18) Arranging up to six ferrocene carboxamide around metal centres 

D. Salazar-Mendoza, S. A. Baudron, M. W.Hosseini, N. Kyritsakas, A. DeCian, Dalton Trans. 2007, 565-569. 

17) Sequential generation of 1-D networks based on a differentiated bischelate-type ligand bearing both 4,5-diazafluorene and dithiolene units

S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, Inorg.Chem. 2006, 45, 5260-5262. 

16) Octanuclear cubic Cu(I) complex decorated with six peripheral chelates 

S. A. Baudron, M. W. Hosseini, N. Kyritsakas, New J. Chem. 2006, 30, 1083-1086. 


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15) Crystalline patterns and band structure dimensionality in a series of conducting hybrids associating amide-functionalized EDT-TTF π-donors with the isosteric octahedral anions [FeNO(CN)5]2− and [M(CN)6]3− (M = Co, Fe)

L.V. Zorina, S.S. Khasanov, S.V. Simonov, R.P. Shibaeva, L.A. Kushch, L.I. Buravov, E.B. Yagubskii, S. Baudron, C. Mézière, P. Batail, E. Canadell, P. Auban-Senzier, Synth. Met. 2005, 155, 527-538. 

14) (EDT-TTF-CONH2)6[Re6Se8(CN)6], a metallic Kagomé-type organic-inorganic hybrid compound: electronic instability, molecular motion and charge localization

S. A. Baudron, P. Batail, C. Coulon, R. Clérac, E. Canadell, V. Laukhin, R. Melzi, P. Wzietek, D. Jérome, P. Auban-Senzier, S. Ravy, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 11785-11797. 

13) Water nanodroplets confined in molecular nanobeakers

J. Fraxedas, A. Verdaguer, F. Sanz, S. Baudron, P. Batail, Surface Sci. 2005, 588, 41-48. 

12) A straightforward synthesis of diverse nickel dithiolene complexes appended with hydrogen bond donor/acceptor groups

S. A. Baudron, N. Avarvari, P. Batail, Inorg.Chem.2005, 44, 3380-3382. 

11) Functional p-donors with no symmetry and Mott physics 

P. Batail, K. Heuzé, S. A. Baudron, M. Fourmigué, C. Coulon, R. Clérac, E. Canadell, V. Laukhin, P. Auban-Senzier, R. Melzi, P. Wzietek, D. Jérome, J. Phys. IV France 2005, 131, 307-311. 

10) Transport properties of monocrystalline microwires of EDT-TTF(CONHMe)2 and (TMTSF)2ClO4

C. Colin, C. R. Pasquier, P. Auban-Senzier, F. Restagno, S. Baudron, P. Batail, J.Fraxedas, Synth. Met. 2004, 146, 273-277. 

9) Exploitation of the photochromic nitroprusside anion [FeNO(CN)5]2- as counterion for constructing molecular conductors: The first radical cation salts based on BDH-TTP and the amide functionalized derivatives of EDT-TTF 

R. Shibaeva, S. Khasanov, L. Zorina, S. Simonov, I. Shevyakova, L. Kushch, L. Buravov, E.Yagubskii, S. Baudron, C. Mézière, P. Batail, E. Canadell, J. Yamada, J. Phys. IV France, 2004, 114, 481-484. 

8) Structural isomerism in crystals of redox-active secondary ortho-diamides: the role of competing intra- and intermolecular hydrogen bonds in directing crystalline topologies 

S. A. Baudron, N. Avarvari, E.Canadell, P. Auban-Senzier, P. Batail, Chem. Eur. J. 2004, 10, 4498-4511.

7) Cluster-to-metal magnetic coupling: synthesis and characterization of 25-electron [Re6-nOsnSe8(CN)6](5-n)- (n = 1, 2) clusters and {Re6-nOsnSe8[CNCu(Me6tren)]6}9+ (n = 0, 1, 2) assemblies

E. G. Tulsky, N. R. M. Crawford, S. A. Baudron, P. Batail, J. R. Long, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125,15543-15553.

6) Singular crystalline b’-layered topologies directed by ribbons of self-complementary amide···amide ring motifs in [EDT-TTF-(CONH2)2]2X (X = HSO4-, ClO4-, ReO4-, AsF6-): coupled activation of ribbon curvature, electron interactions and magnetic susceptibility

S. A. Baudron, N. Avarvari, P.Batail, C. Coulon, R. Clérac, E. Canadell, P. Auban-Senzier, J. Am.Chem. Soc. 2003, 125,11583-11590. 

5) Interdependence of redox state, hydrogen bonding, anion recognition and charge partition in crystals of (EDT-TTF-CONHMe)6[Re6Se8(CN)6](CH3CN)2(CH2Cl2)2

S. A. Baudron, P. Batail, C. Rovira, E. Canadell, R. Clérac, Chem. Commun. 2003, 1820-1821. 

4) Binuclear manganese compounds of potential biological significance. Part 1. Syntheses, structural, magnetic and electrochemical properties of dimanganese(II,II) and (II,III) complexes of a bridging phenolate ligand

L. Dubois, D.-F. Xiang, X.-S. Tan, J. Pécaut, P. Jones, S. Baudron, L. LePape, J.-M. Latour, C. Baffert, S. Chardon-Noblat, M.-N. Collomb, A. Deronzier, Inorg. Chem.2003, 42, 750-760

3) Bis(tetraphenylphosphonium) bis(cis-1,2-bis(methoxycarbonyl)ethylenedithiolato-k2S,S’)nickelate(II) and bis(tetraphenylphosphonium) bis(cis-1,2-bis(methoxycarbonyl)ethylenedithiolato-k2S,S’)nickelate(III) iodide : (PPh4)2[Ni(S2C2(CO2Me)2)2] and (PPh4)2[Ni(S2C2(CO2Me)2)2]I

S. A. Baudron, P. Batail,Acta Cryst.2002, C58, m575-m577. 

2) Interplay of charge transfer, dimensionality and amide hydrogen bond network adaptability in TCNQF4 complexes of EDO-TTF-CONH2 and EDT-TTF-CONH2

S. A. Baudron, C. Mézière, K. Heuzé, M. Fourmigué, P. Batail, P. Molinié, P. Auban-Senzier, J. Solid State Chem. 2002, 168, 668-674. 

1) Jahn-Teller distortion of the open-shell 23-electron chalcogenide rhenium cluster cores in crystals of the series, {[Re6Q8]3+(X-)6}3- (Q=S, Se; X=Cl, CN)

S. A. Baudron, A. Deluzet, K. Boubekeur, P. Batail, Chem. Commun. 2002, 2124-2125.