My research activities are dealing with the design of heterogeneous catalysts through the anchorage of homogeneous catalysts on porous supports. Here, the challenges lie on i) the optimization of the anchoring of active commercial phases or prepared by colleagues, ii) the study of the effect of their confinement on their catalytic activity and finally, iii) the development of synergies between supported homogeneous catalysts working in tandem systems.
The fields of application are oxidation reactions and the valorisation of carbon dioxide. In oxidation, catalysts capable of activating molecular oxygen under mild conditions are preferred. The reactions tested are mainly carried out in liquid / solid conditions.