From the group of Jean-Marie Lehn at the University of Strasbourg, France, come cryptand ligands, a Nobel Prize, and 50 years of innovation in supramolecular chemistry.
To mark the anniversary of the lab, the group holds an international scientific meeting on supramolecular chemistry on July 3–5, 2015. The event brings together approximately 200 former Lehn lab members and other guests.
During the opening ceremony.
Speakers include Professor Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and Professor Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, as well as Nobel Laureates Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Collège de France, Paris (Nobel Prize in Physics 1997 “for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”), and Professor Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1981 “for theories concerning the course of chemical reactions”).
Professor Lehn’s research led to the inception of supramolecular chemistry, which instead of studying the bonds inside one molecule, looks at intermolecular attractions. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 together with Donald J. Cram and Charles J. Pedersen for their work on the “development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity”. Lehn specifically was honored for his development of cryptands, three-dimensional multidentate ligands. His later research focuses on self-organization processes and constitutional dynamic chemistry.
Picture of the group.
Also of Interest
- 75th Birthday: Jean-Marie Lehn,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Lehn celebrates his 75th Birthday
- J.-M. Lehn and A. Krief on Science and Responsibility,
ChemViews Mag. 2012.
Jean-Marie Lehn and Alain Krief talk about responsibility in sciences in a globalized world and how countries benefit differently from science
Selected Publications by Jean-Marie Lehn
- Dynamers: Dynamic molecular and supramolecular polymers
Prog. Polym. Sci. 2005, 30, 814–831.
- Supramolecular chemistry: From molecular information toward self-organization and complex matter
Rep. Prog. Phys. 2004, 67, 249–265.
- Supramolecular polymer chemistry – Scope and perspectives
Polym. Int. 2002, 51, 825–839.
- Dynamic combinatorial chemistry and virtual combinatorial libraries
Chem. Eur. J. 1999, 5, 2455–2463.
- Supramolecular Chemistry – Scope and Perspectives: Molecules, Supermolecules, and Molecular Devices (Nobel Lecture),
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1988, 27, 89–112.
- Les Cryptates
B. Dietrich, J.-M. Lehn, J.-P. Sauvage
Tetrahedron Lett. 1969, 34, 2889–2892.