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Didier Astruc

ISM, UMR CNRS N° 5255. Groupe Nanosciences Moléculaires et Catalyse Université Bordeaux I, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France Tel (33) 5 40 00 62 71; fax (33) 5 40 00 69 94; e-mél:

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Born:Versailles (1946); theses: Rennes (R. Dabard); post-doc: MIT (R. R. Schrock). Full Prof. in Bordeaux since 1983; sabbatical Berkeley (K. P. C. Vollhardt, 1990-1); Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) since 1995. Group leader on molecular nanosciences and catalysis.
Research Interests:
Metallodendritic polymers and functional nanoparticles (synthesis, properties and applications), catalysis (metathesis, C-C coupling, oxidation), molecular materials in water, green chemistry, biological sensors, vectors for drug delivery and medicinal applications, molecular electronics.
Book Author: Electron Transfer and Radical Processes in Transition Metal chemistry (Prefaced by Henry Taube, VCH, 1995); Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis (French: EDP Science, 2000; Spanish, Reverte, 2004; English: Springer, 2007)