As one of the outpost of fundamental science of the CIRe (RedOx Chemistry team), we intend to discover novel organic functions in order to offer original opportunities to interact with electrons and photons at the molecular level. Our targets are often “impossible” molecules: elusive compounds that are commonly considered as too reactive to be isolated, or even to be observed. We stabilize these them through rational modifications of steric and electronic effects of substituents. Spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography and DFT calculations provide key guidance for our experimental synthetic work.

Contact: david.martin[at]

Our laboratory is a component of the Department of Molecular Chemistry, a joint research lab between the University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and CNRS (french National Center for Scientific Research).

We are located on the main campus of UGA in the scenic alpine environnement of Grenoble, France.