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Martin TIANO

Associate researcher

Research themes

My researches focus on two main themes : small molecules activation in ionic liquid media and fluorescent heterocycles. I am also working on experimental sessions design for undergraduate students (organic and analytical chemistry)

Small molecules activation in ionic liquids : new materials and ionic liquids synthesis

Ionic liquids are very interesting solvent for the activation of CO2 and N2. These gas are soluble there, and some ionic liquids could act as pre-activator of these molecules before photo or electrocatalysis. My work consists in designing and synthesizing new ion pairs presenting (Lewis or Brönsted) acidity or basicity, to improve the pre-activation of CO2 and N2.

My main targets are :

- phenolate and carboxylate ionic liquids via classical and new synthetic methodologies. - Lewis acid (or Lewis base)-bearing imidazolium ionic liquids

I also work on the grafting of imidazolium cation on photochemically active materials by ionic or covalent bonds.


Collaborations :

- Pr. Stephane Daniele and Dr. Catherine Santini (CP2M, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

- Dr. Margarida Costa Gomes and Pr. Agilio Padua (Chemistry laboratory, ENS de Lyon)


Fluorescent heterocycles : design and synthetic methodology

Pyrido[2,3,4-kl]acridines are a large family of tetracyclic heterocyclic structures, and some of them exhibit strong fluorescence, that has never been studied. My work consists in the development of a new synthetic methodology for the preparation of these heterocycles and the study (Computationnal and experimental) of their fluorescence, with theranostic applications in sight.


Collaborations :

- Dr. Fabienne Fache (ICBMS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)

- Pr. Philippe Belmont (Université de Paris)


Selected publications on these research themes

High‐Performance Porous Ionic Liquids for Low‐Pressure CO2 Capture Jocasta Avila, Fernando Lepre, Catherine Santini, Martin Tiano, Sandrine Denis-Quanquin, Kai Chung Szeto, Agilio A. H. Padua, Margarida Costa Gomes Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60 (23),12876-12882. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202100090.

Predicting the modulation of UV–vis absorption and emission of mono-substituted pyrido[2,3,4-kl]acridines by electronic density variations analysis. Martin Tiano, Chloé Courdurié, Pauline Colinet. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry 2022, 1213, 13733. DOI : 10.1016/j.comptc.2022.113733.


Chemical education publications

Enantioselective Michael Addition: An Experimental Introduction to Asymmetric Synthesis Martin Tiano Journal of Chemical Education, 2020, 97 (8), 2291. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00164.

Water Depollution Control: A Gateway to Reaction Monitoring and Analytical Chemistry Martin Tiano and Max Roose Journal of Chemical Education 2022, 99(2), 94.1 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00572



Website : http://martintiano.fr


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+33 (0)4 72 43 17 94 (team MMAGICC)
+33 (0)4 72 43 17 56 (Communication)

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