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ISM : Institute of Molecular Sciences

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Domains Environenment

Technologies Green chemistry processes
Processes relating to petroleum chemistry

Focuses of research & scientific skills

  • Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Molecular Chemistry and Materials
  • Theoretical chemistry
  • Molecular Collisions in Extreme Environments
  • New catalytic tools and their applications in the field of organic synthesis and health
  • Organic Nanostructures
  • Analytical Nanosystems
  • MRI and Molecular Photonics Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Organic synthesis and natural substances

Specific equipment, resources and techniques

Materials and know-how

  • Molecular Chemistry and Materials: Nitrogen Absorption, Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry, Thermogravimetry, Mass Spectrometry, Scanning Electron Microscope, Drop Shape Analyzer, X-ray Powder Diffractometer, Helium Pycnometer
  • Molecular Collisions in Extreme Media: Laser-pumped dye lasers, laser pumped OPOs, uniform supersonic flow reactors, VUV and UV-visible monochromators, time-of-flight mass spectrometers, ...

Technology Platforms

  • CESAMO analytical platform: Technical and research assistance center, It allows the implementation of techniques including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry. 
  • Fluidic Platform for Synthesis, SynFluP: Flexible access to many fluidic equipment ranging from microdevices (micromixers, microreactors) to millifluidic systems.
  • SIV Platform: Center of innovation and expertise in spectroscopy and vibrational imagery to imagine, design the physicochemical methods of tomorrow. 
  • Modeling Pole: Hardware and software resources adapted to molecular modeling.

Technology Transfer centers

  • BrivaTech: Synthesis and analysis of molecules, particles and functional materials
  • SAFIRR: Analysis and Training Department in InfraRed and Raman spectroscopies
  • CESAMO Tech: Chemical analysis and molecular characterization


  • Research and development
  • Service provision
  • Consulting / Expertise / Training



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