Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry
The researchers at LCM aim to integrate their research into an approach of environmental and sustainable chemistry by developing innovative techniques to conduct relevant diagnostics on pollution/decontamination of complex samples, contributing to the development of new processes for treating contaminated matrices. For example, in synthesis, it is interesting to develop highly efficient noble metal catalysts while enabling their recycling. It is also about seeking to replace certain of these catalysts with others that are less polluting and/or more environmentally available and proposing gentle solutions for chemical transformations. Thus, the use of cobalt and/or the engineering of non-innocent ligands allow for advantageous replacement of certain noble metals such as platinum or palladium.