ChemistLab for « Catalyse Homogène pour la préparation d’Elastomères : MécanIsmes et SynThèse » is a joint laboratory between academic institutions (CNRS, UCBL, CPE, INSA) and the Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin.

The laboratory of Catalysis, Polymerization, Processes and Materials (UMR 5128), the Institute for Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry (UMR 5246) and Michelin have federated via the creation of a joint laboratory, around a research program oriented towards the design of advanced elastomers by polymerization catalysis and meeting the criteria of the Michelin Group's circular economy strategy (Renew, Reduce, Recycle, Reuse).

This interdisciplinary laboratory masters a global chain of competences combining chemistry and reaction engineering to design, synthesize and evaluate the physicochemical and mechanical properties of new elastomers.


Eric Le Roux / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1


Publications :

« Monocationic Bis-Alkyl and Bis-Allyl Yttrium Complexes: Synthesis, 89Y NMR Characterization, Ethylene or Isoprene Polymerization, and Modeling » A. D. Oswald, A. El Bouhali, E. Chefdeville, P.-A. R. Breuil, H. Olivier-Bourbigou, J. Thuilliez, F. Vaultier, A. De Mallmann, M. Taoufik, L. Perrin, C. Boisson, Organometallics 2021, 40, 218-230

« Les polyoléfines, What else?» V. Monteil, C. Boisson, Actualité Chimique 2020-2021, n° 456-457-458.

« Ene/Diene Copolymerization Catalyzed by Cationic Sc and Gd d0 Metal Complexes: Speciation, Ion Pairing, and Selectivity from a Computational Perspective » L. Verrieux, J. Thuilliez, F. Jean-Baptiste-dit-Dominique, C. Boisson, M.-N. Poradowski, L. Perrin, ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 12359-12369. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02657.

« Identification of a transient but key motif in the living coordinative chain transfer cyclo-copolymerization of ethylene with butadiene » I. Belaid, B. Macqueron, M.-N. Poradowski, S. Bouaouli, J. Thuilliez, F. Da Cruz-Boisson, V. Monteil, F. D'Agosto, L. Perrin, C. Boisson, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 9298-9309. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b02620.


Published patents :

FR1909032, PCT/FR2020/051381 (27/07/2020) WO2021023924. CNRS, CPE-Lyon et Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Michelin. E. Moreso, J. Thuilliez, F. Jean-Baptiste-Dit-Dominique, C. Boisson, F. D’Agosto, N. Baulu, D. Montarnal


Conference and scientific events :

Blue Sky Conferences on Catalytic Olefin Polymerization (24 au 28 Juin 2019 –Naples - Italie)

« Neodymium catalysts for new polyolefin materials: chain shuttling and copolymerization of ethylene with conjugated dienes »

L. Perrin, F. D’Agosto, C. Boisson


ACS National Meeting (17 au 20 Août 2020 - Virtual Event)

« Copolymerization of ethylene with butadiene, a success story »

C. Boisson, V. Monteil, F. D’Agosto, L. Perrin, E. Moreso, F. Jean-Baptiste dit Dominique, J. Thuilliez



Seminar of the joint laboratory ChemistLab at Clos des Varennes in Chazay D'Azergues (May 24, 2022).


On parle de nous :

Entre Michelin et le CNRS, une belle histoire de recherche et de coopération -  CNRS Lettre de l'innovation 15/09/2022



Members :

Director : Christophe Boisson – Co-director : François Jean-Baptiste-dit-Dominique



Lionel PERRIN            ICBMS

Pierre-Adrien PAYARD ICBMS

Christophe BOISSON  CP2M

Vincent MONTEIL       CP2M

Franck D'AGOSTO      CP2M


Jean RAYNAUD          CP2M

Mostafa TAOUFIK       CP2M

Olivier BOYRON         CP2M

Sébastien NORSIC     CP2M

Kai SZETO                 CP2M





Charlotte DIRE


Severin DRONET Robert NGO

Philip-Christopher GEORGES



PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows :


Ms. Ludmilla VERRIEUX

M. Nicolas HALL



Dr. Marion DUVAL

This is a joint laboratory between academic institutions (CNRS, UCBL, CPE, INSA) and the Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin.