An overview of the metal-mediated synthesis and use of nanosized metalloden-drimers is given with emphasis on electron-transfer processes (molecular batteries consisting in dendrimers decorated with a large number of equivalent redox-active centers) and catalytic reactions (electron-transfer-chain catalytic synthesis of dendrimers decorated with ruthenium… (More)
Magnetically recyclable catalysts with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are becoming a major trend towards sustainable catalysts. In this area, recyclable supported ruthenium complexes and ruthenium nanoparticles occupy a key place and present great advantages compared to classic catalysts. In this micro-review, attention is focused on the fabrication of… (More)
Long-term stable 3 nm gold nanoparticles are prepared by a simple reaction between HAuCl4 and sodium borohydride in water under ambient conditions which very efficiently catalyze 4-nitrophenol reduction to 4-nitroaniline.
Intravenous administration of Taxotere ® (a commercial form of docetaxel, DTX) leads to many problems such as hypersensitivity, hemolysis, cutaneous allergy, and patient refusal due to its prolonged injection. The oral absorption of DTX is very low due to its hydrophobic nature. The purpose of this study was to prepare and carry out an in vitro evaluation… (More)
Understanding the relationship between the location of nanoparticles (NPs) in an organic matrix and their catalytic performances is essential for catalyst design. Here we show that catalytic activities of Au, Ag and CuNPs stabilized by dendrimers using coordination to intradendritic triazoles, galvanic replacement or stabilization outside dendrimers… (More)
Primary and secondary amines react with ethynylcobalticinium under mild conditions in the absence of a catalyst and an additional solvent to give quantitative yields of dark-red microcrystalline cobalticinium trans-enamines that show a remarkable push-pull electronic structure.
Laboratory experiments on cliff erosion were carried out in a monochromatic wave flume. Natural coarse sands are used to represent cliff erosion and bottom mor-phodynamics with a reasonable time scale. A bottom typology is established as a function of wave forcing, through the wave energy flux F and the surf similarity parameter ξ. The bottom types strongly… (More)
The interplay between olefin metathesis and dendrimers and other nano systems is addressed in this mini review mostly based on the authors' own contributions over the last decade. Two subjects are presented and discussed: (i) The catalysis of olefin metathesis by dendritic nano-catalysts via either covalent attachment (ROMP) or, more usefully, dendrimer… (More)
This article is an account of the work carried out in the authors' laboratory illustrating the usefulness of dendrimer design for nanoparticle palladium catalysis. The "click" synthesis of dendrimers constructed generation by generation by 1-->3 C connectivity, introduces 1,2,3-triazolyl ligands insides the dendrimers at each generation. Complexation of the… (More)