Stéphanie DUROT

Maître de Conférences

email: sdurot@unistra.fr

  • Research interests

Molecular chemistry – Supramolecular chemistry – Coordination chemistry – Molecular cages – Molecular machines – Molecular recognition – Synthesis – Homogeneous catalysis – Bioinorganic chemistry


  • Academic qualifications

1996-2000:      Student of the Chemistry Department of the « Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan », a prestigious University.

1999:               Agregation (competitive high level national teacher exam) Chemistry and Physics.

2000:               Bachelor in Chemistry, Bioinorganic Systems, University Paris XI (Orsay).

2000-2003:      PhD in Chemistry with Pr. J.-P. Mahy and Dr. C. Policar, University Paris XI.


  • Position 

2003-2005:     Postdoctoral researcher with Pr. J.-L. Pierre, University J. Fourier, Grenoble.

2005-2009 :    Maître de Conférences (Assistant Professor) at the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg in the group of Dr. J.-P. Sauvage.

2010- :            Assistant Professor at the University of Strasbourg in the group of Pr. V. Heitz.


  • Awards, Distinctions, funded projects

Contract ANR-14-CE06-0010: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), young investigator program, «  Switchable molecular cages as catalysts for CO2 valorisation« . Coordinator : S. Durot.

« Accueil en délégation CNRS »: temporary assignments of teacher-researchers « accueil en Délégation CNRS » (teaching cessation  for 1 year full time in order to devote time to a research activity approved by the CNRS) in 2011-2012.

Front cover of the volume 2005 n°14 de Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2005.


  • Publications
  • 2017

21. Highlight on the solution processes occurring on silver(I)-assembling porphyrins in the presence of an excess of silver salt
Dang, T. T.; Durot, S.; Monnereau, L.; Heitz, V.; Barbieri, A.; Ventura, B.,  Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 9375-9381.

20. Chemically induced breathing of flexible porphyrinic covalent cages
Schoepff, L.; Kocher, L.; Durot, S.; Heitz, V., J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 5845-5851.

  • 2015

19. A porphyrin coordination cage assembled from four silver(I)triazolyl-pyridine complexes
Ballester P., Claudel M., Durot S., Kocher L., Schoepff L., Heitz V., Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 15339-15348.

18. Control of the cavity size of flexible covalent cages by silver coordination to the peripheral binding sites
Kocher L., Durot S., Heitz V., Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 13181-13184.

  •  2014

17. Multiporphyrinic cages: architectures and functions
Durot, S., Taesch, J., Heitz, V., Chem. Rev 2014, 114, 8542-8578.

16. Synthesis and Solution Studies of Silver(I)-Assembled Porphyrin Coordination Cages
Durot S., Flamigni L., Taesch J., Dang T. T., Heitz V., Ventura B., Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 9979-9990.

  • 2011

15. Formation of copper(I)-templated [2]rotaxanesusing « click » methodology: influence of the base, the thread and the catalyst
F. Durola, S. Durot*, V. Heitz, A. Joosten, J.-P. Sauvage*, Y. Trolez, J. Inclusion Phenom. MacrocyclicChem.201171, 507-515.

14. Synthesis of [2]-, [3]-, and [4]rotaxaneswhose axis containstwobidentate and twotridentate chelates
J.-P. Collin*, S. Durot*, J.-P. Sauvage*, Y. Trolez, New J. Chem.201135, 2009-2012.

13. Synthesis of [5]RotaxanesContaining Bi- and Tridentate Coordination Sites in the Axis
J.-P. Collin*, S. Durot*, M. Keller, J.-P. Sauvage*, Y. Trolez, M. Cetina, K. Rissanen, Chem. Eur. J.201117, 947-957.

  • 2010

12. From chemicaltopology to molecular machines
J.-P. Sauvage*, J.-P. Collin, S. Durot, J. Frey, V. Heitz, A. Sour, C. Tock, C.R. Chimie201013, 315-328.

11. Copper-complexed catenanes and rotaxanes in motion: 15 years of molecular machine
S. Durot*, F. Revieriego, J.-P. Sauvage*, Dalton Trans.201039, 10557-10570.

10. Separation of geometric isomers of a dicopper complex by using a 19F-labeled ligand: dynamics, structures, and DFT calculations
S. Durot, L.H. Hossain, S. Hamman, H. Jamet, M. Orio, I. Gautier-Luneau, D. Luneau, C. Philouze, J.-L. Pierre, C. Belle, Inorg. Chem.201049, 7832-7840.

9. Synthesis of [5]Rotaxanes Containing Bi- and Tridentate Coordination Sites in the Axis
J-P. Collin*, S. Durot*, M. Keller, J.-P.Sauvage*, Y.Trolez, M. Cetina, K. Rissanen, Chem. Eur. J.2010, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201002220.

  • 2008

8. Synthesis of new copper(I)-complexed rotaxanes via click chemistry
S. Durot, P. Mobian, J.-P. Collin, J.-P. Sauvage, Tetrahedron200864(36), 8496-8503.

  • 2005

7. A pulse radiolysis study of catalytic superoxide radical dismutation by a manganese(II) complex with an N-tripodal ligand
S. Durot, C. Policar, F. Cisnetti, F. Lambert, J.-P. Renault, G. Pelosi, G. Blain, H. Korri-Youssouffi, J.-P. Mahy, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.2005(17), 3513-3523.

6. Series of Mn complexes based on N-centered ligands and superoxide–reactivity in an anhydrous medium and SOD-like activity in an aqueous medium correlated to MnII/MnIII redox potentials
S. Durot, F. Lambert, J.-P. Renault, C. Policar, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.2005(14), 2789-2793.

5. Copper(II) and Cobalt(III) pyridoxal thiosemicarbazone complexes with nitroprusside as counterion: syntheses, electronic properties, and antileukemic activity
M. Belicchi-Ferrari, F. Bisceglie, C. Casoli, S. Durot, I. Morgenstern-Badarau, G. Pelosi, E. Pilotti, S. Pinelli, P. Tarasconi, J. Med. Chem.200548(5), 1671-1675.

  • 2004

4. Imidazole and imidazolate iron complexes: on the way for tuning 3D-structural characteristics and reactivity. Redox interconversions controled by protonation state
F. Lambert, C. Policar, S. Durot, M. Cesario, L. Yuwei, H. Korri-Youssoufi, B. Keita, L. Nadjo, Inorg. Chem.200443, 4178-4188.

  • 2003

3. Structural and magnetic properties of carboxylato-bridged manganese(II) complexes involving tetradentate ligands: discrete complex and 1D polymers. Dependence of J on the nature of the carboxylato bridge
S. Durot, C. Policar, G. Pelosi, F. Bisceglie, T. Mallah, J.-P. Mahy, Inorg. Chem.200342, 8072-8080.

  • 2001

2. New Mn(II) complexes with an N/O coordination sphere from tripodal N-centered ligands – Characterization from solid state to solution and reaction with superoxyde in non-aqueous and aqueous media
C. Policar, S. Durot, F. Lambert, M. Cesario, F. Ramiandrasoa, I. Morgenstern-Badarau, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.2001, 1807-1817.

  • 2000

1. TTF based charge transfer salts of [M(NCS)4(C9H7N)2]– where M=Cr, Fe and C9H7N=isoquinoline; observation of bulk ferrimagnetic order
S.S.Turner, C. Michaut, S. Durot, P. Day, T. Gelbrich, M. B. Hursthouse, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans.2000, 905-909.