Pr. Cyrille Train

Date du document : 13 décembre 2013
Dernière mise à jour le : 18 février 2014

Education / Graduation / Career

  • 1992 - UPMC-Paris 6 - Master (DEA) in Material Science
  • 1998 - Université Paris XI Orsay - PhD in Material Sciences
  • 2007 - UPMC-Paris 6 - Habilitation à diriger les recherches

Teaching: The main disciplines

  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Molecular Magnetism

Research Topics

  • Multifunctional molecular materials
  • Molecule-based magnets


  • E. Pardo, C. Train*, H. Liu, L.-M. Chamoreau, B. Dkhil, K. Boubekeur, F. Lloret, K. Nakatani, H. Tokoro, S. Ohkoshi et M. Verdaguer*, Multiferroics by rational design: implementing ferroelectricity in molecule-based magnets, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8356-8360
  • E. Pardo, C. Train*, G. Gontard, K. Boubekeur, O. Fabelo, H. Liu, B. Dkhil, F. Lloret, K. Nakagawa, H. Tokoro, S.-I. Ohkoshi et M. Verdaguer*, High Proton Conduction in a Chiral Ferromagnetic Metal-Organic Quartz-like Framework, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15328–15331
  • L. Norel, J.-B. Rota, L.-M. Chamoreau, G. Pilet, V. Robert* et C. Train*, Spin transition and exchange interaction: Janus visions of supramolecular spin coupling between face-to-face verdazyl radicals, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 123, 7266–7269
  • C. Train*, M. Gruselle et M. Verdaguer, The fruitful introduction of chirality and control of absolute configurations in molecular magnets, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 3297-3312

Interests, Projects, Ideas

Molecular Magnetism studies magnetic nanoobjects obtained from well-defined molecular precursors. It is an interdisciplinary field at the crossroad between molecular (organic, coordination and supramolecular) chemistry and physics. We are studying several types of systems. The first one are verdazyl-based systems. Verdazyls are organic radicals that allow assembling a wide variety of interesting magnetic objects. The second types of systems are multifunctionnal materials. By a proper choice of the precursors, it is indeed possible to implement different types of physico-chemical functions into molecule-based magnetic materials. Finally, we are now engaged in the experimental demonstration of a long-sought for effect that could explain the homochirality of life.

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