Nicolas Mercier, Pr


MOLTECH-Anjou lab - CIMI team


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UMR 6200 du CNRS
Bat. K, UFR Sciences, Université d'Angers
2, bd Lavoisier -49045 ANGERS Cedex - FRANCE


Chiara Botta- Milano (luminescence)
Alessandra Forni - Milano(calculations)
Jens Dittmer- Le Mans (solid state NMR)
Claudine Katan, Mikael Képénékian, Jacky Even (ISCR et INSA, Rennes)
I. Bezverkhyy, J.P. Bellat- Dijon (gas adsorption)
F. Boucher- Nantes (calculations)
T. Pauporté - ENSCP (PSCs)
C. Pasquier- Orsay (electrical properties)

general chemistry,
inorganic chemistry,
material chemistry

Research topics:


1- Hybrid Perovskites: New materials and properties

CURRENT 2017-2020
a) Lead and iodide deficient 3D hybrid perovskites, d-HP, a new family of HP for PSC application (Ang. Chem 2017, Angew. Chem. 2019, Chem Rev 2019, ACS AMI 2019)
b) Bromoplumbate hybrid perovskites for lighting application (JMC C 2019, EJIC 2019) 

PAST 2002-2011
a) hybrid ferroelectrics (MV)[M(III)X5] (MV2+ methylviologen, M= Bi, Sb; X= Cl, Br, I) ; (MV)[BiI3Cl2] : polarization curve with ideal hysteresis and saturated polarization of 15 at 298K (JACS 2011, Chem. Mater 2009)
b) acentric iodometallate anions (ns2 lone pair stereoactivity) and conformationally chiral disulfide molecule ; switchable SHG properties (Angew Chemie 2006, Adv Mater 2008)
c) hybrid perovskites ((R-NH3)2M(II)I4 (R= alkyl, M=Sn, Pb)); reducing the VB-CB gap (limiting the distorsions of inorganic layers) by selecting suitable organic cations ; hydrogen and halogen bonding (Chem Mater 2007, CrystEngComm - microreview 2009)

2- Bi complexes : high luminescence QY and MCL properties
bipyridine-N-oxide and Bi3+ or Pb2+ based materials; solid state Quantum Yields (QY) up to 85%; phosphorescence ; reversible Mechanochromic Luminescence (MCL) properties ; (Ang. Chem 2016, JMC C 2016, EJIC 2017)

3- Coordination Polymers and Porous CPs viologen based materials: photochromism, sensors and gas storage
a) viologen-carboxylate ligands; donor(guest)-acceptor(viologen) interactions ; sensor applications ; ammonia storage. (IC 2015, 2017)
b) methylviologen chlorobismuthate hybrids ; photochromic properties ; key parameters (anionic oligomer size, Cl/V ratio,...)  (CGD 2013, IC 2011, EJIC-minireview 2013)


Bibliometry (WS, june 2020) : h 36 - 103 articles - 3974 citations (3693 without self-citations)

Publications (selection 2009-2019) Thanks to phD students, Nicolas Louvain, Nicolas Leblanc, Oksana Toma, Maxime Leroux, Antonin Leblanc, Maroua Ben Haj Salah, and to Magali Allain (crystallography).  

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11,20743−20751. (WS 06/2020 8 citations) A.Leblanc, N. Mercier,* Magali Allain, Jens Dittmer, Thierry Pauporté, V. Fernandez, F. Boucher, M. Kepenekian, C. Katan*

Chem. Rev 2019, 119, 3140-3192 (WS 06/2020 76 citations). C. Katan*, N. Mercier, J. Even*

Angew Chemie 2019, 58, 17912. Viewpoint. (WS 06/20 4 citations) N. Mercier*

Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 16067-16072. (WS 06/2020, 33 citations). Antonin Leblanc, Nicolas Mercier,* Magali Allain, Jens Dittmer, Vincent Fernandez, Thierry Pauporté*

Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 7998-8002. (WS 06/2020 61 citations) Bismuth based Coordination Polymers with Highly Efficient Aggregation Induced Phosphorescence and Reversible Mechanochromic Luminescence. O. Toma, M. Allain, F. Meinardi, A. Forni,* C. Botta,* N. Mercier,*

Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 8923-8930 (WS 06/2020: 72 citations). Photo-, Thermo-chromic and Adsorption Properties of Porous Coordination Polymers based on Bipyridinium Carboxylate Ligands. O. Toma, N. Mercier,* M. Allain, A. Kassiba, J. P. Bellat, G. Weber, I. Bezverkhyy

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 19–31 – microreview –(WS 06/2020 : 77 citations). The Templating Effect and Photochemistry of Viologens in Halometalate Hybrid Crystals. N. Mercier*

Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 2064-2069 (WS 06/2020: 97 citations) Stable Photo-Induced Separated Charge State in Viologen halometallates: Some Key Parameters. N. Leblanc, M. Allain, N. Mercier*, L. Sanguinet

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14924 (WS 06/2020: 95 citations). Large Spontaneous Polarization and Clear Hysteresis Loop of a Room Temperature Hybrid Ferroelectric Based on Mixed Halide [BiI3Cl2] Polar Chains and Methylviologen Dication. N. Leblanc, N. Mercier,* L. Zorina, S. Simonov, P. Auban-Senzier, C. Pasquier*.

Chem Mater 2009, 21, 4099-4101 (WS 06/2020: 98 citations). Thermally induced Bi(III) lone pair stereoactivity: Ferroelectric Phase Transition and Semiconducting Properties of (MV)BiBr5 (MV= methylviologen). W. Bi, N. Leblanc, N. Mercier,* P. Auban-Senzier, C. Pasquier

CrystEngComm 2009, 11, 720-734– Highlight article (WS 06/2020: 197 citations). Structural Diversity and Retro-Crystal Engineering Analysis of Iodometalate hybrids. N. Mercier,*N. Louvain, W. Bi