The L2CM (Laboratoire Lorrain de Chimie Moléculaire ) is a young laboratory dedicated to molecular chemistry and its applications born in January 2018. It brings together synthetics chemists, physicochemists, specialists in nanomaterials and biologists.
The objective of the L2CM is to develop innovative methods for the synthesis of molecules and molecular materials with applications in physics (catalysis, energy, luminescence) and biology (antibacterials, drug delivery, imaging). The philosophy of the laboratory is the design of the molecule to the device or the bioactive system. The laboratory is structured in two axis of research HeMaF (Heterocycles and Functional Materials) and MolSyBio (Molecules and Bioactive Systems) each focusing on a specific field of application. The laboratory relies on a set of technological platforms allowing an activity of characterization of the objects that it creates from the physical, physicochemical and biological point of view.
The L2CM (Laboratoire Lorrain de Chimie Moléculaire) comes from the SRSMC laboratory (Structure and Reactivity of Complex Molecular Systems, UMR7565) created in 1997 and recognized for the development of a multidisciplinary approach "Chemistry, Physics and Biology "of the study of various molecular systems. The laboratory was successively run by Jean-Louis Rivail, Yves Chapleur, Yves Fort and Philippe Gros until 2017.
Following a reflection focused on experimental molecular chemistry, based on recognized research activities such as organometallic synthesis and controlled structure materials at the interface of physics and biology, the project of L2CM laboratory was born. This new laboratory has been recognized since 1 January 2018 by the University of Lorraine and the CNRS, which have granted it the status of Mixed Research Unit (UMR 7053).