Loïc Leclercq

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The binding interactions between cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) and different polyimidazolium cations containing aromatic binding sites (1,4-xylylene units) were studied experimentally by 1D and 2D NMR, high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), and fluorimetry, and, theoretically, by computed geometries and enthalpy changes. CB[7] was found to form [2]- and(More)
The surface tension equations of binary surfactant mixtures (di-n-decyldimethylammonium chloride and octaethylene glycol monododecyl ether) are established by combining the Szyszkowski equation of surfactant solutions, the ideal or nonideal mixing theory, and the phase separation model. For surfactant mixtures, the surface tension at the air-water interface(More)
Methylated and hydroxypropylated cyclodextrins (CDs) are highly efficient mass transfer promoters in biphasic aqueous organometallic processes. The surface tension measurements demonstrated that these CDs adsorb at air-water interface and allowed to determine surface excess of CD by using Gibbs adsorption equation. Interestingly, a good correlation between(More)
Host-guest chemistry is useful for the construction of nanosized objects. Some of the widely used hosts are probably the cyclodextrins (CDs). CDs can form water-soluble complexes with numerous hydrophobic compounds. They have been widespread used in medicine, drug delivery and are of interest for the biocides encapsulation. Indeed, this enables the(More)
Pickering emulsions are surfactant-free dispersions of two immiscible fluids that are kinetically stabilized by colloidal particles. For ecological reasons, these systems have undergone a resurgence of interest to mitigate the use of synthetic surfactants and solvents. Moreover, the use of colloidal particles as stabilizers provides emulsions with original(More)
Decyl-, dodecyl-, and tetradecyltrimethylammonium cations were combined with the catalytic polyoxometalate [PW(12)O(40)](3-) anion to give spherical and monodisperse nanoparticles that are able to stabilize emulsions in the presence of water and an aromatic solvent. This triphasic liquid/solid/liquid system, based on a catalytic surfactant, is particularly(More)
In aqueous solution, the biocidal double-tailed cationic surfactant, di-n-decyl-dimethyl-ammonium chloride can form inclusion complexes with various cyclodextrins (alpha-CD, beta-CD, gamma-CD, HP-alpha-CD, HP-beta-CD and CM-beta-CD). A physicochemical study has been performed to investigate the association parameters of these host-guest complexes by(More)
Solvent-less Pickering emulsions were developed and applied to catalytic oxidation. These systems are stabilized by inclusion complexes between cyclodextrins and substrates, forming a 3D network among the dispersed phase. In the presence of hydrogen peroxide as a green oxidant and [Na]3 [PW12 O40 ] as a catalyst, they provide particularly efficient reaction(More)
The combination of imidazolium surfactants with alpha-cyclodextrins (CDs, in green) was used as a control element in the thermoregulated aqueous olefin hydroformylation. The self-assembly of the imidazolium surfactants (red) favors the micellization process at high temperatures, whereas at lower temperatures the complexation of the surfactant monomers into(More)
A new class of cationic alpha-cyclodextrins bearing 2-hydroxy-3-trimethylammoniopropyl groups has been synthesised. We investigated their efficiency as mass-transfer promoters in a biphasic hydroformylation reaction catalysed by a rhodium trisulfonated triphenylphosphine system. These cationic alpha-cyclodextrins greatly increased the reaction rate, the(More)