ERC DUO - Clement Camp

ERC StG project DUO: Atomically Dispersed Heterobimetallic Catalysts for Cooperative C-H Bonds Activation



Start date: November, 1st 2022

End date: October, 31st, 2027


The central objective of the DUO project is the development of original, well-defined and highly dispersed heterobimetallic supported catalysts using a molecular approach. Its chemical foundation is to take advantage of both (1) metal-metal cooperative effects and (2) site-isolation benefits, in combination, to achieve unprecedented and highly reactive active sites. This will ultimately lead to new bond activation pathways to tackle challenging catalytic transformations.



05.2024 : Our last article on Ta/M (M = Cu, Ag, AU) is out in J. Am. Chem. Soc.!

02.2024 : Our last article on alkane HIE is out in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.!

12.2023 : Our review article on heterobimetallic C-H activation is out in Dalton. Trans.!

09.2023 : Zack and Till joined the project, welcome!

01.2023 : Kick-off meeting with all project members & collaborators

11.2022 : We received our new glovebox, NEO, specially designed for the preparation of sensitive organometallic species.

11.2022 : Abdelhak, Andrei and Wolf joined the project, welcome!



Current group members:


Past members:

  • Solveig APPEL (Bachelor student, summer 2023)
  • Léo CHALAYE (Bachelor student, summer 2023)
  • Nicolas BARALLON (Bachelor student, spring 2023)
  • Wolf-Georg WAGNER (Master student, winter 2023)



We welcome talents from a variety of identities, backgrounds and countries: be part of it!

Post-doc & PhD positions – We are always looking for talented and passionate students and researchers to join the project. Fellowships are available every year. Please contact us at

Master Students – Positions are usually available over the year. Please contact us in advance (from 5 to 6 months) if possible.



All the publications are in open access on the HAL repository

The project just started: more publications to come soon!

11. Lachguar, A.; Del Rosal, I.; Maron, L.; Jeanneau, E.; Veyre L.; Thieuleux C.; Camp, C. "π-Bonding of Group 11 Metals to a Tantalum Alkylidyne Alkyl Complex Promotes Unusual Tautomerism to Bis-Alkylidene and CO2 to Ketenyl Transformation" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, asap article

10. Pichugov, A. V.; Escomel, L.; Lassalle, S.; Petit J.; Jabbour R.; Gajan D.; Veyre L.; Fonda E.; Lesage A.; Thieuleux C.; Camp, C. "Highly Selective and Efficient Perdeuteration of n-pentane via H/D Exchange Catalyzed by a Silica-Supported Hafnium-Iridium Bimetallic Complex" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, asap article

9. Lachguar, A; Pichugov, A.; Neumann, T.; Dubrawski, Z.; Camp, C. "Cooperative Activation of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds by Heterobimetallic Systems" Dalton Trans. 2024, 53, 1393-1409

Publications on this theme prior the ERC DUO project:

  8. Ye, C. Z.; Del Rosal, I.; Boreen, M. A.; Ouellette, E. T.; Maron, L.; Arnold, J.; Camp, C. Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 861–868

7. Escomel, L.; Abbott, D. F.; Mougel, V.; Veyre, L. ;Thieuleux, C.; Camp, C. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 8214–8217.

6. Lassalle, S.; Petit, J.; Falconer, R.; Hérault, V.; Jeanneau, E.; Thieuleux, C.; Camp, C. Organometallics 2022, 41 (13), 1675-1687.

5. Escomel, L.; Soulé, N.; Robin, E.; Del Rosal, I.; Maron, L.; Jeanneau, E.; Thieuleux, C.; Camp, C. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61(15), 5715-5730.

4. Escomel, L.; Del Rosal, I.; Maron, L.; Jeanneau, E.; Veyre, L.; Thieuleux, C.; Camp, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143 (12), 4844–4856.

3. Del Rosal, I.; Lassalle, S.; Dinoi, C.; Thieuleux, C.; Maron, L.; Camp, C. Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 504–510.

2. Lassalle, S.; Jabbour, R.; Del Rosal, I.; Maron L.; Fonda, E.; Veyre, L.; Gajan, D.; Lesage, A.; Thieuleux, C.; Camp, C. J. Catal. 2020, 392, 287–301.

1. Lassalle, S.; Jabbour, R.; Schiltz, P.; Berruyer, P.; Todorova, T. K.; Veyre, L.; Gajan, D.; Lesage, A.; Thieuleux, C.; Camp, C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (49), 19321–19335.