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550      Biochar as support for nanocatalysts and other reagents : recent advances and applications.

R. Pereira Lopes, D. Astruc.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 426, 213585.


551      New Atomically Precise M1Ag21 (M = Au/Ag) Nanoclusters as Excellent Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts.

X. Zou, S. He, X. Kang, S. Chen, H. Yu, S. Jin, D. Astruc, M. Zhu.

Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 3660 – 3667.


552      Insight into the Mechanism of the CuAAC Reaction by Capturing the Crucial Au4Cu4−π-Alkyne Intermediate.

Y. Fang, K. Bao, P. Zhang, H. Sheng, Y. Yun, S.-X. Hu, D. Astruc, M. Zhu .

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1768-1772..


553      Recent developments of nanocatalyzed liquid-phase hydrogen generation.

C. Wang, D. Astruc.

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2021, 50, 3437-3484.


554      ROMP Synthesis of Side-Chain Ferrocene-Containing Polyelectrolyte and Its Redox-Responsive Hydrogels Showing Dramatically Improved Swelling with β-Cyclodextrin .

Q. Ling F. Zhen, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2021.


555        Acid‐ and Base‐Catalyzed Hydrolytic H2 Evolution from Diboronic Acid.

Y. Wang, J. Shen, Y. Huang, X. Liu, D. Astruc.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2021,


556      Magnetized Biochar as a Gold Nanocatalyst Support for p-nitrophenol Reduction.

R. Lopes, D. Astruc. J. Braz.

Chem. Soc. 2021, 32, 1680-1686.

557      Green Fabrication of Hydrogel-Immobilized Au@Ag Nanoparticles Using Tannic Acid and Application in Catalysis.

Hengxi, D. Astruc, H. Gu.  New.

J. Chem. 2021,


558      “Click” dendrimer-Pd nanoparticle assemblies as enzyme mimics : Catalytic o-phenylenediamine oxidation and application to colorimetric H2O2 detection.

Y. Liu, R. Pereira Lopes, T. Lüdtke, D. Di Silvio, S. Moya, J.-R. Hamon, D. Astruc.

Inorg. Chem. Frontiers 2021, 8, 3301-3307.


559        The Metallocene Battery : Ultrafast Electron Transfer Self Exchange Rate Accompanied by a Harmonic Height Breathing.

S. M. Beladi-Messavi, S. Sadaf, A. K. Hennecke, J. Klein, A. M. Mahmood, C. Ruttiger, M. Gallei, F. Y. Fu, E. Fouquet, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, L. Walder,

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 13554-13558.


560      Oxidative degradation of aqueous organic contaminants over shape-tunable MnO2 nanomaterials via peroxymonosulfate activation.

X. Bi, Y. Huang, X. Liu, N. Yao, P. Zhao, X. Meng, D. Astruc.

Sep. Purif. Technol. 2021, 2121, 275, 119141.


561        Generation of Catalytically Active Gold Nanocrystals in Water Induced with Ferrocene Carboxylate.

C. Wang, A. Brudo, L. Ducrot, F. Y. Fu, J. Ruiz, A. Escobar, A. Martinez-Villacorta, S. Moya, D. Astruc.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 2471-2479.


562      Ferrocenyl-terminated polyphenylene-type “click” dendrimers as supports for efficient gold and palladium nanocatalysis.

W. Wang, E. S. Chamkina, E. G. Cal, D. Di Silvio, M. Martínez Moro, S. Moya, J.-R.    Hamon, D. Astruc, Z. B. Shifrina.

Dalton Trans., 2021,


563 Self-Assembly of a Triazolylferrocenyl Dendrimer in Water Yields Nontraditional Intrinsic Green Fluorescent Vesosomes for Nanotheranostic Applications.

G. Perli, Qi Wang, C. B. Braga, D. L. Bertuzzi, L. A. Fontana, M. C. P. Soares, J. Ruiz, J. D. Megiatto, D. Zstruc, C. Ornelas.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143,


564      Turning Waste into Wealth : Facile and Green Synthesis of Graphene Nanodots from Pollutants and Applications to Bioimaging .

X. Liu, W. Hou, X. Bi, X. Meng, Z. Wang, H. Zhao, D. Astruc.

Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, DOI: 10.1039/D1SC02837E





Pd-Ru Nanocatalysts Derived from a Pd-Induced Aerogel for Dramatic Boosting of Hydrogen Release.

Yang, X.; Chen, J.; Hu, L.; Wei, J.; Shuai, M. ; Huang, D.; Yue, G.; Astruc, D.; Zhao, P.

Nanoscale 2020, 12, 2345-2349. DOI 10.1039/C9NR09307A.

Constructing mesoporous g-C3N4/ZnO nanoshheets catalyst for enhanced visible-light driven photocatalytic activity.

P. Yang, J. C. Wang, G. Z. Yue, R. Z. Yang, P. X Zhao, L. J. Yang, X. C. Zhao, D. Astruc.

J. Photochem. Photobiol. A-Chem. 2020, 388, 112169. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2019.112169.



Design and Functions of Macromolecular Electron-Reservoir Complexes and Devices.

D. Astruc. J. Inorg. Organomet.

Polym. Mater. 2020, 30, 111-12.DOI 10.1007/s10904-019-01412-9.





Optimization of Cu Catalysts for Nitrophenol Reduction, Click Reaction and Alkyne Coupling.

Y. Huang, K. Zheng, X. Liu, X. Meng, D. Astruc.

Inorg. Chem. Front. 2020, 7, 939-945 DOI: 10.1039/x0xx00000x.


Design, Synthesis and High HER Performances of 3D Ni/Mo Sulfide on Ni Foam.

C. Liang; W. Cao; L. Zhou; P. Yang; P. Zhao; R. Qiu; L. Yang; Q. S. Huang, D. Astruc.

ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 175-180.



Microwave-irradiated tanning reactionof aluminum with collagen.

Y. Liu, J. Zhang, W. Chen, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2020, 137, 48682. DOI : 10.1002/app.48682.


Nanocatalysts and other nanomaterials for water remediation from organic pollutants.

F. Lu, D. Astruc.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 408, 213180.



Editorial. Nanoparticles in Catalysis.

D. Astruc.

Chem. Rev. 2020, 120, 461-463 (Thematic Issue “Nanoparticles in Catalysis”).





Design and Remarkable Efficiency of the Robust Sandwich Cluster Composite Nanocatalysts ZIF-8@Au25@ZIF-67. 

Y. Yun, H. Sheng, K. Bao, L. Xu, Y. Zhang, D. Astruc, M. Zhu.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 4126-4130. . .


Nanoscale zero-valent iron intercalated 2D titanium carbides for removal of Cr(VI) in aqueous solution and the mechanistic aspect.

L. He, D. Huang, Z. He, X. Yang, G. Yue, D. Astruc, P. Zhao.

J. Hazard. Mater. 2020, 000.




Theoretical Analysis of the Mackay Icosahedral Cluster Pd55[P(i-Pr3)]12(m3-CO)20 : An Open-Shell 20-Electron Superatom.

J. Y. Wei, R. Marchal, D. Astruc, J. Y. Saillard, J.-F. Halet, S. Kahlal.

Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 000, DOI 10.1002/chem.202000447.




Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Tetrahydroxydiboron by Graphene Quantum Dots-Stabilized Transition Metal Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Evolution.

Chen, W.; Shen, J.; Huang, Y.; Liu, X.; Astruc, D.

ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 71513-71522. doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02496.



Supramolecular redox-responsive ferrocene hydrogels and microgels.

X. Liu, Z. Li, F. F. Liu, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 419, 213406.



Multi-Parametric Profiling of Engineered Nanomaterials: Unmasking the Surface Coating Effect".

A. Gallud, M. Delaval, P. A. S. Kinaret, V. S. Marwa, V. Fortino, J. Ytterberg, R. Zubarev, T. Skoog, J. Kere, M. C orreia, K. Löchner, Z. Al-Ahmady, K. Kostarelos, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, M. Monopoli, S. Moya, K. Savolainen, H. Alenius, D. G. Tau, B. Fadeel.

Adv. Sci., 2020, 2002221. DOI: 10.1002/advs.202002221.




ZIF-8-Based vs. ZIF-8-Derived Au and Pd Nanoparticles as Efficient Catalysts for the Ullmann Homocoupling Reaction.

W. Wang, S. Chen, E. G. Cal, M. Martínez Moro, S. Moya, E. Coy, C. Wang, J.-R. Hamon, D. Astruc. Inorg. Chem. Frontiers, 2020, 7, 3945-3952, DOI:10.1039/D0QI00831A.



Multiple applications of polymers containing electron-reservoir metal-sandwich complexes.

X. Liu, A. Rapakousiou, C. Deraedt, R. Ciganda, Y. Wang, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 1137411385. DOI: 10.1039/d0cc04586a.




Hydrogen Generation upon Nanocatalyzed Hydrolysis of Hydrogen-Rich Boron Derivatives : Recent Developments.

C. Wang, Q. Wang, F. Fu, D. Astruc.

Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, 10, 2483-2493.DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00525.



Visible-light Acceleration of H2 Evolution from Aqueous Solutions of Inorganic Hydrides Catalyzed by Gold-Transition-Metal Nanoalloys.

N. Kang, Q. Wang, R. Djeda, W. Wang, F. Fu, M. Martinez Moro, M. A. Ramirez, S. Moya, E. Coy, L. Salmon, J.-L. Pozzo, D. Astruc.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2020, 000.



Biochar as support for nanocatalysts and other reagents : recent advances and applications .

R. Pereira Lopes, D. Astruc.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 426, 213585.





Dramatic Synergy in CoPt Nanocatalysts Stabilized by “Click” Dendrimers for Hydrogen Evolution from Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane.

Wang, Q.; Fu, F.; Yang, S.; Martinez Moro, M. ; Ramirez, M. ; Moya, S.; Salmon, L.; Ruiz, J.; Astruc, D.

ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 1110-1119  DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b04498


Dendronized Triazolyl-Containing Ferrocenyl Polymers as Stabilizers of Gold Nanoparticles for Recyclable Two-Phase Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol.

F. Liu, X. Liu, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

J. Colloids Interface Sci. 2019, 533, 161-170.



Living ROMP Synthesis and Redox Properties of Triblock Metallocopolymers Containing Side-Chain Iron and Cobalt Sandwich Complexes".

H. Gu, R. Ciganda, P. Castel, D. Astruc.

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019, 219, 1800384.




Gallol-Tethered Injectable AuNP Hydrogel with Desirable Self-Healing and Catalytic Properties.

Q. Zhao, Sh. Mu, X. Liu, G. Qiu, D. Astruc, H. Gu .

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019, 220, 1800427.



Metallopolymers for Advanced Sustainable Applications .

Y. Wang, D. Astruc, A. S. Abd-El-Aziz.

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, 48, 558-636. doi: 10.1039/C7CS00656J. 



Supramolecular redox-responsive substrate carrier activity of a ferrocenyl Janus device .

S. Mu, X. Liu, Q. Ling, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

J. Inorg. Biochem. 2019, 193, 31-41.





Highly Efficient and Selective Co@ZIF-8 Nanocatalyst for Hydrogen Release from Sodium Borohydride Hydrolysis.

C. Luo F. Fu, X. Yang, J. Wei, C. Wang, J. Zhu, D. Huang, D. Astruc, P. Zhao.

ChemCatChem 2019. DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201900051R1.



Cationic gold nanoparticles elicit mitochondrial dysfunction: a multi-omics study.

A. Gallud, K. Klöditz, J. Ytterberg, N. Tarasova, S. Katayama, T. Skoog, V. Gogvadze, D. Xue, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, R. Zubarev, J. Kere, B. Fagel.

Scientific Reports 2019, 9, 4366. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40579-6.


Atomically Precise Noble Metal Nanoclusters as Efficient Catalysts: A Bridge between Structure and Properties.

Y. Du, D. Astruc, M. Zhu.

Chem. Rev. 2019, 119, DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00726.



Efficient “Click”-Dendrimer-Supported Synergistic Bimetallic Nanocatalysis for Hydrogen Evolution from Sodium Borohydride Hydrolysis.

N. Kang,  R. Djeda,  Q. Wang, F. Fu,  J. Ruiz,  J.-L. Pozzo, D. Astruc.

ChemCatChem 2019, cctc.201900051R1.



Highly-branched amphiphilic organometallic dendronized diblock copolymers: ROMP synthesis, self-assembly and long-term Au and Ag nanoparticle stabilizer for high-efficiency .

X. Liu, F. Liu, D. Astruc, W. Lin, H. Gu,

Polymer 2019, 173, 1-10.



Syntheses and Applications of Dendronized Polymers.

X. Liu, W. Lin, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

Prog. Polym. Sci.2019, 96,  43-105





In-situ growth of carbon nanotubes on Ni/NiO nanofibers as efficient hydrogen evolution reaction catalysts in alkaline media.

L. Yang, X. Zhao, R. Yang, P. Zhao, Y. Li, P. Yang, J. Wang, D. Astruc.

Appl. Surf . Sci. 2019, 491,



State of the Art and Prospects in Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Based and MOF-Derived Nanocatalysis.

Q. Wang, D. Astruc.

Chem. Rev, 2019.  doi :10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00223.



Stabilization of a New Nanocomposite Family by Reduction of Gold Nanoclusters with Electron-reservoir Complexes .

F. Fu, A. Dedieu, W. Wang, T. Chen, Y. Song, E . Fouquet, J .-R. Hamon, M . Zhu, D.  Astruc.

Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 10277-10280. doi: 10.1039/C9CC05260G





Palladium Separation by Pd-Catalyzed Gel Formation via Alkyne Coupling.

Yang, X.; Chen, J.; Hu, L.; Wei, J.; Shuai, M. ; Huang, D.; Yue, G.; Astruc, D.; Zhao, P.

Chem. Mater. 2019,




Highly catalytically active Rh nanoparticles generated from cobaltocene and RhCl3 in aqueous solution.

W. Wang, R. Ciganda, C.  Wang, A.  Escobar, A. M. Martinez-Villacorta, M. Ramirez, R. Hernández, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, J.-R. Hamon, D. Astruc.

Inorg. Chem. Front. 2019, doi 10.1039/C9QI00742C.




Precise Cu Localization-Dependant Catalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Water.

X. Liu, Y. Huang, P. Zhao, X. Meng, D. Astruc.

ChemCatChem. 2019,




Tetrablock Metallopolymer Electrochromes.

H. Gu, R. Ciganda, P. Castel, S. Moya, R. Hernandez, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2204-2208. doi :10.1002/anie.201712945


Electron- and Hydride-Reservoir Organometallics as Precursors of Catalytically Efficient Transition Metal Nanoparticles in Water.

F. Fu, Q. Wang, R. Ciganda, A. M. Martinez-Villacorta, A. Escobar, S. Moya, E. Fouquet, J. Ruiz,  D. Astruc,
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 6645-4653 (“Hot paper”). doi. 10.1002/chem.201800418


Dentromers, a Family of Super Dendrimers with Specific Properties and Applications.

D. Astruc, C. Deraedt, R. Djeda, C. Ornelas, X. Liu, A. Rapakousiou, J. Ruiz, Y. Wang, Q. Wang. 

Molecules 2018, 23, 966; doi:10.3390/molecules23040966



Recent developments of metallic nanoparticle-graphene nanocatalysts.

C. Wang, D. Astruc.

Prog. Mater. Sci. 2018, 94, 306-383.




Nanomaterials for Removal of Toxic Elements from Water.

F. Lu, D. Astruc.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 356, 147-164.




Atomically precise copper nanoclusters and their applications.

Liu, D. Astruc.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 359, 112-126.




Redox-stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems with supramolecular ferrocenyl-containing polymers for controlled release. H. Gu, S. Mu, G. Qiu, X. Liu, Li Zhang, Y.

Yuan, D. Astruc.

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 364, 51-85. doi.10.1016/j.ccr.2018.03.013



“Click” Dendrimer-Stabilized Nanocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Release upon Ammonia-Borane Hydrolysis.

Q. Wang, F. Fu, A. Escobar, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

ChemCatChem 2018, 10,          



Development of the Applications of Pd/C in Organic Synthesis.

X. Liu, D. Astruc. 

Adv. Syn. Catal. 2018, DOI 10.1002/adsc.201800343.




Electron flow in large metallomacromolecules and electronic switch of nanoparticle stabilization: new click ferrocenyl dentromers that reduce Au(III) to Au nanoparticles.

Q, Wang, F. Fu, A. M. Martinez-Villacorta, S. Moya, L. Salmon, A . Vax, J. Hunel, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24,



Translocation of silver nanoparticles in the ex vivo human placenta perfusion model characterized by single particle ICP-MS.

J. Vidmar, K. Loeschner, M. Correira, E. H. Larsen, P. Manser, A. Wichser, K. Boodhia, Z. S. Al Ahmady, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, T. Buerki-Thurnherr.

Nanoscale 2018, 10, 11980-11991. doi 10.1039/C8NR02096E



Ni2Pt@ZiF-8- Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution from Ammonia Borane Hydrolysis.

F. Fu, C. Wang, Q. Wang,  A. M. Martinez-Villacorta, A. Escobar, H. Chong, X. Wang, S. Moya, L. Salmon, E. Fouquet, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 10034-10042. doi : 10.1021/jacs.8b06511.



Ferrocenyl Janus mixed-dendron stars and their stabilization of Au and Ag nanoparticles.

Y. Liu, S. Mu, X. Liu, Q. Ling, C. Hang, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, H. Gu

Tetrahedron, 2018, doi 10.1016/j.tet.2018.07.035

Cobaltocene Reduction of Cu and Ag Salts and Catalytic Behavior of the Nanoparticles Formed.

F. Fu, R. Ciganda, Q. Wang, A. Tabey, C. Wang, A. Escobar, A. M. Martinez-Villacorta, R. Hernández, S. Moya, E. Fouquet, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 8100-8106. doi  10.1021/acscatal.8b02338






Hydrolysis of Ammonia-Borane over Ni/ZIF‑8 Nanocatalyst: High Efficiency, Mechanism, and Controlled Hydrogen Release.

C. Wang, J. Tuminetti, Z. Wang, C. Zhang, R. Ciganda, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017,  139 (33), 11610–11615. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06859


New ROMP Synthesis of Ferrocenyl Dendronized Polymers.

X. Liu, Q. Ling, L. Zhao, G. Qiu, Y. Wang, L. Song, Y. Zhang, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, H. Gu

Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2017, marc.201700448R1


Prevention of Aerobic Oxidation of Copper Nanoparticles by Anti-Galvanic Alloying: Gold versus Silver.

X. Liu, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc

Chem. Commun. 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05129H



Compared Catalytic Efficiency of Click-dendrimer-stabilized Late Transition Metal Nanoparticles in 4-Nitrophenol Reduction.

X. Liu, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s10904-017-0666-x




Click Co Sandwich-Terminated Dendrimers as Polyhydride Reservoirs and Micellar Templates.

A. Rapakousiou, C. Belin, L. Salmon, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53,  6267 – 6270. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC03311G




Liquid-liquid Interfacial Synthesis of Click Nanosheets.

A. Rapakousiou, R. Shiotsuki, R. Sakamoto, R. Matsuoka, U. Nakajima, T. Pal, R. Shimada, M. A. Hossain, H. Masunaga, S. Horike, Y. Kitagawa, S. Sasaki, K. Kato, T. Ozawa, D. Astruc, H. Nishihara.

Chem., Eur. J. 2017, 23 (35) 8443-8449.DOI 10.1002/chem.201700201




RhAg/rGO nanocatalyst: ligand-controlled synthesis and superior catalytic performance for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol.

C. Wang, R. Ciganda, L. Yate, S. Moya, L. Salmon, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

J. Mater. Sci. 2017, 52, 9465-9476. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-017-1158-7.




Exposure to Air Boosts CuAAC Reactions Catalyzed by PEG-Stabilized Cu Nanoparticles.

F. Fu, A. Martinez, C. Wang, R. Ciganda, L. Yate, A. Escobar, S. Moya, E. Fouquet, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Chem. Commun. 2017,  53, 5384-5387. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02504A.



Impact of particle size and surface modification on the localization and penetration of gold nanoparticles in human placental co-culture microtissues.

C. Muoth, M. Großgarten, U. Karst, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, S. Moya, L. Diener, K. Grieder,
A. Wichser, W. Jochum, P. Wick, T. Buerki-Thurnherr

Nanomedicine 2017, 2 (10) 1119-1133. doi: 10.2217/nnm-2017-0428.



Metallomacromolecules Containing Cobalt Sandwich Complexes: Synthesis and Functional Materials Properties.

L. Zhao, X. Liu, L. Zhang, G. Qiu, D. Astruc, H. Gu.

Coord. Chem. Rev.  2017, 37, 34-79. DOI 10.1016/j.ccr.2017.02.009.




Electrostatic Assembly and Stabilization of Functional and Macromolecular Ferricinium-stabilized Gold Nanoparticles.

R. Ciganda, H.  Gu, R.  Hernández, A. Escobar, A. Martínez, L. Yate, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56 (5), 2784–2791. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02850



The recent development of efficient Earth-abundant transition metal nanocatalysts.

D. Wang, D. Astruc.

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 816-854. DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00629A


Cytotoxic and Proinflammatory Effects of Metal-Based Nanoparticles on THP-1 Monocytes Characterized by Combined Proteomic Approaches.

           N. K. Tarasova, A. Gallud, A. J. Ytterberg, A. Chernobrovkin, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, A. Antipov, Y. Fedutik, B. Fadeel, R. A. Zubarev.

           J. Proteome Res. 2016, Dec 28. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00747.


Développement de l’enseignement de la chimie moléculaire des éléments de transition: quelques pistes.

D. Astruc.

L’Actualité Chimique 2017,  415, 31-33.


From Galvanic to Anti-galvanic Synthesis of Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Applications to Catalysis, Sensing and Materials Science.

X. Liu, D. Astruc.

Adv. Mater. 2017, 29 (16) 1605305. DOI 10.1002/adma.201605305



Why is Ferrocene so Exceptional.


D. Astruc. 


Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 6-29. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201600983




Efficient part-per-million a-Fe2O3 nanocluster/graphene oxide catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions and 4-nitrophenol reduction in aqueous solution.

C. Wang, L. Salmon, R. Ciganda, L. Yates, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 644 – 646. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08401J








Precise Localization of Metal Nanoparticles in Dendrimer Nanosnakes or Inner
Periphery and Consequences in Catalysis.

X. Liu, D. Gregurec, J. Irigoyen, A. Martinez, S. Moya, R. Ciganda, P. Hermange, J. Ruiz, D.

 Nat. Commun.vol. 7,‎ 2016, (DOI 10.1038/ncomms13152)



Base-catalyzed hydrogen-deuterium exchange and dehalogenation reactions of
1,2,3-triazole derivatives

D. Wang, S. Chen, J. Wang, D. Astruc, B. Chen.,

 Tetrahedron2016, 72, 6375-6379.




The Dual Functional Epoxy Material with Automatic Damage Indication and Self

Y. K. Guo, L. Chen, D. G. Xu, J. R. Zhong, G. Z. Yue, D. Astruc, M. B. Shuai, P. X. Zhao.

R S C Adv. 2016, 6, 65067-65071. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA13519F.




Supramolecular Nanoreactors for Catalysis.

C. Deraedt, D. Astruc. 

Coord. Chem. Rev2016, 324, 106-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2016.07.007





Design and applications of an efficient amphiphilic “click” CuI catalyst in water.

C. Wang, D. Wang, S. Yu, T. Cornilleau, J. Ruiz, L. Salmon, D. Astruc. 

ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 5424−5431.


Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Electron Transfer from Ferrocene to Au(III): An Ultra-Simple and Fast Au Nanoparticle Synthesis in  Water Under Ambient Conditions

R.Ciganda, J. Irigoyen, D. Gregurec, R. Hernández, S. Moya, C. Wang, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc,.

 Inorg. Chem2016, 55 (13), pp 6361–6363




Living ROMP Syntheses and Redox Properties of Triblock Metallocopolymer Redox Cascades.

H. Gu, R. Ciganda, P. Castel, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc. 

Macromolecules201649 (13), pp 4763–4773 DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01046


From Mono-to Tris-1,2,3-triazole-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles and their Compared Catalytic Efficiency in 4-Nitrophenol Reduction

C. Wang, L. Salmon, Q. Li, M. Igartua, S. Moya, R. Ciganda, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

 Inorg. Chem. 2016, DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01092


On Metallocene-containing Macromolecules and their Applications

H. Gu, R. Ciganga, S. Gatard, F. Lu, P. Zhao, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc,

 J. Organomet. Chem2016813, 95-102


 Molecular Sieving with Vertically Aligned Mesoporous Silica Films and E lectronic Wiring through Isolating Nanochannels.

N. Vilà, E. André, R. Ciganda, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc, A. Walcarius, 

Chem. Mater201628, 2511-2514. DOI: 10.102/acs.chemmater.6b00716




Metal-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne “Click” Reactions: Mechanistic Overview and Recent Trends.

Changlong Wang, Djamila Ikhlef, Samia Kahlal, Jean-Yves Saillard, Didier Astruc.

 Coord. Chem. Rev. 2016316, 1-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2016.02.010




Diblock Metallocopolymers Containing Various Iron Sandwich Complexes: Living ROMP Synthesis and Selective Reversible Oxidation.

H. Gu, R. Ciganda, R. Hernández, P. Castel, A. Vax, P. Zhao, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc. 

Polym. Chem2016, 7, 2358-2371. DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00202A


Diblock Polyelectrolytic Copolymers Containing Cationic Iron and Cobalt Sandwich Complexes: Living ROMP Synthesis and Redox Properties.

H. Gu, R. Ciganda, P. Castel, P. Zhao, J. Ruiz, R. Hernández, D. Astruc. 

Macromol. Rapid Commun2016, 37, 630-636. DOI : 10.1002/marc.201500679


Highly efficient transition metal nanoparticle catalysts in aqueous solutions.

C. Wang, R. Ciganda,  L. Salmon, D. Gregurec, J. Irigoyen, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc. 

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201655, 3091-3095. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201511305



Pd/C as an efficient and reusable catalyst for the selective  N-alkylation of amines with alcohols

X. Liu, P. Hermange, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc. 

ChemCatChem, 2016, March 18, 2016. Volume 8, Issue 6 (pages 1043–1045) DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501346R1



Gold Nanoparticles as Sensors in Colorimetric and Fluorescence Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents


P. Zhao, X. Lai, G. Yue, S. Su, N. Li,  D. Astruc,  M. Shuai, Coord. Chem. Rev2016, 311, 75-84



Introduction to Nanomedicine. Editorial.


D. Astruc, Molecules 2016, 21, 4; doi: 10.3390/molecules2101000



Living ROMP Synthesis and Redox Properties of Diblock Ferrocene/Cobalticenium Copolymers.

R. Ciganda, H. Gu, P. Castel, P. Zhao, J. Ruiz, R. Hernández, D. Astruc,.

Macromol. Rapid Commun201637, 105-111. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500566.









Efficient and Magnetically Recoverable “Click” PEGylated γ-Fe2O3–Pd Nanoparticle Catalysts for Suzuki–Miyaura, Sonogashira, and Heck Reactions with Positive Dendritic Effects.

Dong Wang, Christophe Deraedt, Lionel Salmon, Christine Labrugère, Laetitia Etienne, Jaime Ruiz, and Didier Astruc.

Eur. J. 2015, 21, 1508 – 1519.



Robust, Efficient, and Recyclable Catalysts from the Impregnation of Preformed Dendrimers Containing Palladium Nanoparticles on a Magnetic Support.

Christophe Deraedt, Dong Wang, Lionel Salmon, Laetitia Etienne, Christine Labrugère, Jaime Ruiz, and Didier Astruc.

ChemCatChem 2015, 7, 303 – 308.


Gold Nanosweepers (AuNSs): A Novel Application of PEGylated AuNPs.

Guiying Yang, Na Li, Ho-Yin Chow, Qinying Xu, Huanlin Zhang, Jaime Ruiz,
Xinchun Lai, Didier Astruc, Kwok-Yin Wong, and Pengxiang Zhao.

Chem. Lett. 2015, 44, 191–193 | doi:10.1246/cl.140964


The Redox Functions of Metallodendrimers.

Didier Astruc Jaime Ruiz.

J Inorg Organomet Polym (2015) 25:2–11



Organoiron-mediated synthesis and redox activity of organoiron-containing dendrimers.

Didier Astruc, Yanlan Wang, Amalia Rapakousiou, Abdou Diallo, Rodrigue Djeda,
Jaime Ruiz, Catia Ornelas.

Polyhedron 86 (2015) 24–30



Basic Concepts and Recent Advances in Nitrophenol Reduction by Gold- and Other Transition Metal Nanoparticles.

P. Zhao, X. Feng, D. Huang, G. Yang,  D. Astruc.
 Coord. Chem. Rev. 2015, 287, 114-136.



Synthesis and Redox Activity of “Clicked” Triazolylbiferrocenyl Polymers, Network Encapsulation of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles and Anion Sensing.

A. Rapakousiou, C. Deraedt, J. Irigoyen, Y. Wang, N. Pinaud, L. Salmon, J. Ruiz, S. Moya, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 2284–2299. DOI: 10.1021/ic5028916.



Alkynyl-functionalized imidazolium for “click” dendrimer functionalization and palladium nanoparticle stabilization.

C. Deraedt, M. d’Halluin, S. Lesturgez, L. Salmon, G. Goglio, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 27, 1345-1350. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201403045


Catalytically-Active Palladium Nanoparticles Stabilized by Triazolylbiferrocenyl-Containing Polymers.
C. Deraedt, A. Rapakousiou, H. Gu, L. Salmon, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2015,25, DOI: 10.1007/s10904-014-0161-6 (H. W. Neuse issue).



Sodium Hydroxide-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds and Nitroarenes Using Ethanol or Isopropanol as Both Solvent and Hydrogen Donor.

D. Wang, C. Deraedt, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

J. Mol. Cat. A 2015, 400, 14–21. doi:10.1016/j.molcata.2015.01.024.



On the Redox Chemistry of Ferrocenes and Other Iron Sandwich Complexes and its Applications.

D. Astruc, J. Ruiz.

Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2015, 25, DOI 10.1007/s10904-015-0178-5 (H. W. Neuse issue).


A Tris(triazolate) Ligand for a Highly Active and Magnetically Recoverable Palladium Catalyst of Selective Alcohol Oxidation Using Air at Atmospheric Pressure.

D. Wang, C. Deraedt, L. Salmon, C. Labrugère, L. Etienne, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 6501 - 6510, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500122.


New Polysilyl Dendritic Precursors of Triazolylferrocenyl and Triazolylcobalticenium Dendrimers, Comparative Electrochemical Study and Stabilization of Small Catalytically-Active Pd Nanoparticles.

S. Gatard, C. Deraedt, A. Rapakousiou, D. Sonet, L. Salmon, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Organometallics 2015, 34, 1643-1650. DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00035.   



Click Metallodendrimers and their Functions.

D. Astruc, R. Ciganda, C. Deraedt, S. Gatard, L. Liang, N. Li, C. Ornelas, A. Rapakousiou, J. Ruiz, D. Wang, Y. Wang, P. Zhao,.

Synlett 2015, 26, 1437-1449. DOI 10.1055/s-0034-1380699



Catalysis Inside Dendrimers.

Didier Astruc, D. Wang, C Deraedt, L. Liang, R. Ciganda, J. Ruiz.

Synthesis 2015, 47,  2017-2031 DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1380868.


The Golden Age of Transfer Hydrogenation.

D. Wang, D. Astruc.

Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 6621-6686. DOI 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00203.


Magnetic and Dendritic Catalysts.

D. Wang, C. Deraedt, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Acc Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 1871-1880. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.5b00039.





ROMP Synthesis and Redox Properties of Polycationic Metallopolymers Containing the Electron-Reservoir Complex [Fe(η5-C5H5)(η6-C6Me6)][PF6].

H. Gu, R. Ciganda, R. Hernández, P. Castel, P. Zhao, J. Ruiz and D. Astruc.

Macromolecules 2015, 34,






Mixed-Valent Click Intertwined Polymer Units Containing Biferrocenium Chloride Side Chains Form Nanosnakes that Encapsulate Gold Nanoparticles .

Amalia Rapakousiou ,  Christophe Deraedt, Haibin Gu,  Lionel Salmon,  Colette Belin, Jaime Ruiz, and  Didier Astruc  

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13995−13998




Sodium borohydride stabilizes very active gold nanoparticle Sodium borohydride stabilizes very active gold.

Christophe Deraedt, Lionel Salmon, Sylvain Gatard, Roberto Ciganda, Ricardo Hernandez, Jaime Ruiz and Didier Astruc.

Chem. Commun. , 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05946H

Graphical abstract: Sodium borohydride stabilizes very active gold nanoparticle catalysts

Recyclable Catalytic Dendrimer Nanoreactor for Part-Per-Million CuI Catalysis of “Click” Chemistry in Water.

Christophe Deraedt,  Noël Pinaud, and  Didier Astruc

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12092−12098  

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Living Ring-Opening Metathesis−Polymerization Synthesis and Redox-Sensing Properties of Norbornene Polymers and Copolymers Containing Ferrocenyl and Tetraethylene Glycol Groups.

Haibin Gu, Amalia Rapakousiou, Patricia Castel, Nicolas Guidolin, Noel Pinaud,† JaimeRuiz, and Didier Astruc.

Organometallics 2014, 33, 4323−4335

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Gold nanoparticles as electron reservoir redox catalysts for 4-nitrophenol reduction: a strong stereo electronic ligand influence

Roberto Ciganda, Na Li, Christophe Deraedt, Sylvain Gatard, Pengxiang Zhao, Lionel Salmon, Ricardo Hernandez, Jaime Ruiza and Didier Astruc

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10126 – 10129

Graphical abstract: Gold nanoparticles as electron reservoir redox catalysts for 4-nitrophenol reduction: a strong stereoelectronic ligand influence

Palladium Nanoparticles Stabilized by Glycodendrimers and Their Application in Catalysis.

Sylvain Gatard, Lionel Salmon, Christophe Deraedt, Jaime Ruiz, Didier Astruc, and Sandrine Bouquillon.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 4369–4375

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Nanogold plasmonic photocatalysis for organic synthesis and clean energy conversion.

Changlong Wang and Didier Astruc.

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 7188—7216

Graphical abstract: Nanogold plasmonic photocatalysis for organic synthesis and clean energy conversion

Metallodendrimers in Three Oxidation States with Electronically Interacting Metals and Selective Stabilization of Gold Nanoparticles

Yanlan Wang, Lionel Salmon, Jaime Ruiz and Didier Astruc

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS , 2014, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4489


Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties, Applications, and Toxicity.

Na Li, Pengxiang Zhao,* and Didier Astruc*

Angew. Chem., Int. Ed . 2014, 52, 1756–1789 

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‘‘Click’’ Synthesis and Redox Activity of a Water-Soluble Triazolylcobalticinium Polyelectrolyte

Amalia Rapakousiou, Yanlan Wang, Jaime Ruiz, Didier Astruc.

J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater .  2014 , 24 (1), 107-113 


. Homeopathic” Palladium Nanoparticle Catalysis of Cross Carbon-Carbon Couplin Reactions.

Christophe Deraedt and Didier Astruc

 Acc. Chem. Res. 2014 , 47, 494-503



A Highly Active and Magnetically Recoverable Tris(triazolyl)–CuI Catalyst for Alkyne–Azide Cycloaddition Reactions

Dong Wang, Laetitia Etienne, Mara Echeverria, Sergio Moya, and Didier Astruc

 Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4047-4054, DOI:10.1002 / chem. 201304536 .
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Rhodicenium Salts: From Basic Chemistry to Polyelectrolyte and Dendritic Macromolecules.

Amalia Rapakousiou, Lucia Herrer Jimenez, Yanlan Wang, Claire Mouche, and Didier Astruc.

Organometallics  , 2014, 33, 000 



Gold Nanoparticles Stabilized by Glycodendrimers: Synthesis and Application to the Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol

Sylvain Gatard, Lionel Salmon, Christophe Deraedt, Jaime Ruiz, Didier Astruc, and Sandrine Bouquillon.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem .2014, 2671–2677

Uncatalyzed Hydroamination of Electrophilic Organometallic Alkynes: Fundamental, Theoretical, and Applied Aspects.

Yanlan Wang, Camille Latouche, Amalia Rapakousiou, Colin Lopez, Isabelle LedouxRak, Jaime Ruiz, Jean-Yves Saillard, and Didier Astruc.

Chem. Eur. J .2014, 20, 8076 – 8088


Click” Chemistry Mildly Stabilizes Bifunctional Gold

Nanoparticles for Sensing and Catalysis

Na Li, Pengxiang Zhao, Na Liu, Maria Echeverria, Sergio Moya, Lionel Salmon, Jaime Ruiz, and Didier Astruc*

Chem. Eur. J . 2014, 20, 8363 – 8369

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Magnetically Recoverable Ruthenium Catalysts in Organic Synthesis

Dong Wang and Didier Astruc





“Click” Dendrimer-Stabilized Palladium Nanoparticles as a Green Catalyst Down to Parts per Million for Efficient C-C Cross-Coupling Reactions and Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol

Christophe Deraedt, Lionel Salmon and Didier Astruc.

Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 2525 – 2538

Catalysis by 1,2,3-triazole- and related transition-metal complexes.

Deshun Huanga, Pengxiang Zhaoa, Didier Astruc.

Coordination Chemistry Reviews 272 (2014) 145–165.




Multifunctional Redox Polymers: Electrochrome, Polyelectrolyte, Sensor, Electrode Modifier, Nanoparticle Stabilizer, and Catalyst Template.

Christophe Deraedt, Amalia Rapakousiou, Yanlan Wang, Lionel Salmon, Melanie Bousquet, and Didier Astruc.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed . 2014, 53, 8445 –8449



Metalation of Polyamine Dendrimers with Ethynylcobalticenium for the Construction of Mono- and Heterobimetallic Polycationic Metallodendrimers

Yanlan Wang, Amalia Rapakousiou, Jaime Ruiz, and Didier Astruc

Chem. Eur. J . 2014, 20, 11176 – 11186



Fast-Growing Field of Magnetically Recyclable Nanocatalysts

Dong Wang and Didier Astruc

Chem. Rev .2014, 114, 6949−6985

Mixed-valent metallodendrimers: design and functions

Didier Astruc, Amalia Rapakousiou, Yanlan Wang, Rodrigue Djeda, Abdou Diallo, Jaime Ruiz, Catia Ornelas.

Journal of Coordination Chemistry/ DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2014.939648

“ Click” Synthesis of Nona-PEG-branched Triazole Dendrimers and Stabilization of Gold Nanoparticles That Efficiently Catalyze p-Nitrophenol Reduction

Na Li, María Echeverría, Sergio Moya, Jaime Ruiz, and Didier Astruc.

Inorg. Chem . 2014, 53, 6954−6961

ROMP Synthesis of Cobalticenium−Enamine Polyelectrolytes

Yanlan Wang, Amalia Rapakousiou, and Didier Astruc

Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3767−3774.

Click Chemistry of an Ethynylarene Iron Complex: Syntheses, Properties, and Redox Chemistry of Cationic Bimetallic and Dendritic Iron-Sandwich Complexes

Amalia Rapakousiou, Yanlan Wang, Roberto Ciganda, Jean-Michel Lasnier, and Didier Astruc.

Organometallics 2014, 33, 3583−3590

Tunneling Dendrimers. Enhancing charge transport through insulating layer using redox molecular objects.

S. Lhenry, J. Jalkh, Y.  Leroux, J. Ruiz, R. Ciganda, D. Astruc, P. Hapiot,

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17950-17953. DOI 10.1021/ja5110359


“Click” Assemblies and Redox Properties of Arene- and Gold-nanoparticle-cored Triazolylbiferrocene-terminated Dendrimers".

A. Rapakousiou, R. Djeda, M. Grillaud, N. Li, J. Ruiz, D. Astruc.

Organometallics 2014, 33, 6953-6962.



Stabilization of AuNPs by Monofunctional Triazole Linked to Ferrocene, Ferricenium or Coumarin and Applications to Synthesis, Sensing and Catalysis.

N. Li,  P. Zhao, M. E. Igartua, A. Rapakousiou, L. Salmon, S. Moya, J. Ruiz,  D. Astruc.

Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53 (21), 11802–11808. DOI: 10.1021/ic5021498.