Opendata, web and dolomites


Magnetism and Optics for Nanoparticle Catalysis

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 MONACAT project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the MONACAT project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "MONACAT" about.

tests    fast    chemical    organometallic    hydrocarbons    thin    ag    methanol    ni    platform    performed    conceive    light    iron    observation    plasmonic    magnetic    families    heterogeneous    optimum    self    tropsch    biomass    surface    physical    islands    shell    temperature    additional    first    vs    size    transformations    cu    intermittent    arenes    synthesis    stability    molecules    hydrogenation    absorb    species    coated    efficiency    catalysis    magnetically    fischer    recoverable    core    catalyse    crystallinity    methane    quantum    carbides    alternating    phases    transform    anisotropy    storage    visible    solution    hydrogenolysis    ru    follows    au    nano    optimization    heat    proposes    proofs    dots    conversion    co    feni    shown    energy    nps    monacat    displaying    excitation    onto    functions    zn    catalytic    particles    molecular    heating    purpose    nanoparticles    capacity    objects    oxygenated    layers    structures    deposition    material    co2    heated    fluorophores    reactions    feco    direct    synthesize    materials   

Project "MONACAT" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Total cost 2˙472˙222 €
 EC max contribution 2˙472˙222 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2021-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 


 Project objective

MONACAT proposes a novel approach to address the challenge of intermittent energy storage. Specifically, the purpose is to conceive and synthesize novel complex nano-objects displaying both physical and chemical properties that enable catalytic transformations with a fast and optimum energy conversion. It follows over 20 years of research on “organometallic nanoparticles”, an approach of nanoparticles (NPs) synthesis where the first goal is to control the surface of the particles as in molecular organometallic species. Two families of NPs will be studied: 1) magnetic NPs that can be heated by excitation with an alternating magnetic field and 2) plasmonic NPs that absorb visible light and transform it into heat. In all cases, deposition of additional materials as islands or thin layers will improve the NPs catalytic activity. Iron carbides NPs have recently been shown to heat efficiently upon magnetic excitation and to catalyse CO hydrogenation into hydrocarbons. In order to transform this observation into a viable process, MONACAT will address the following challenges: determination and control of surface temperature using fluorophores or quantum dots, optimization of heating capacity (size, anisotropy of the material, crystallinity, phases: FeCo, FeNi, chemical order), optimization of catalytic properties (islands vs core-shell structures; Ru, Ni for methane, Cu/Zn for methanol), stability and optimization of energy efficiency. A similar approach will be used for direct light conversion using as first proofs of concept Au or Ag NPs coated with Ru. Catalytic tests will be performed on two heterogeneous reactions after deposition of the NPs onto a support: CO2 hydrogenation into methane and methanol synthesis. In addition, the potential of catalysis making use of self-heated and magnetically recoverable NPs will be studied in solution (reduction of arenes or oxygenated functions, hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis of biomass platform molecules, Fischer-Tropsch).


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Julien Marbaix, Nicolas Mille, Lise-Marie Lacroix, Juan Manuel Asensio, Pier-Francesco Fazzini, Katerina Soulantica, Julian Carrey, Bruno Chaudret
Tuning the Composition of FeCo Nanoparticle Heating Agents for Magnetically Induced Catalysis
published pages: , ISSN: 2574-0970, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00444
ACS Applied Nano Materials 2020-04-24
2020 Julien Marbaix, Pauline Kerroux, Ludovic Montastruc, Katerina Soulantica, Bruno Chaudret
CO2 methanation activated by magnetic heating: life cycle assessment and perspectives for successful renewable energy storage
published pages: , ISSN: 0948-3349, DOI: 10.1007/s11367-020-01734-8
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 2020-02-20
2019 Sumeet S. Kale, Juan M. Asensio, Marta Estrader, Mayke Werner, Alexis Bordet, Deliang Yi, Julien Marbaix, Pier-Francesco Fazzini, Katerina Soulantica, Bruno Chaudret
Iron carbide or iron carbide/cobalt nanoparticles for magnetically-induced CO 2 hydrogenation over Ni/SiRAlOx catalysts
published pages: 2601-2607, ISSN: 2044-4753, DOI: 10.1039/c9cy00437h
Catalysis Science & Technology 9/10 2020-01-14
2019 Juan M. Asensio, Donia Bouzouita, Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen, Bruno Chaudret
σ-H–H, σ-C–H, and σ-Si–H Bond Activation Catalyzed by Metal Nanoparticles
published pages: , ISSN: 0009-2665, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00368
Chemical Reviews 2020-01-14
2017 Edwin A. Baquero, Héloïse Virieux, Robert A. Swain, Angélique Gillet, Arnaud Cros-Gagneux, Yannick Coppel, Bruno Chaudret, Céline Nayral, Fabien Delpech
Synthesis of Oxide-Free InP Quantum Dots: Surface Control and H 2 -Assisted Growth
published pages: 9623-9627, ISSN: 0897-4756, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04069
Chemistry of Materials 29/22 2019-08-05
2018 Diego Mateo, Deborah De Masi, Josep Albero, Lise‐Marie Lacroix, Pier‐Francesco Fazzini, Bruno Chaudret, Hermenegildo García
Synergism of Au and Ru Nanoparticles in Low‐Temperature Photoassisted CO 2 Methanation
published pages: 18436-18443, ISSN: 0947-6539, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803022
Chemistry – A European Journal 24/69 2019-04-18

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "MONACAT" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "MONACAT" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)


The Mass Politics of Disintegration

Read More  


The Enemy of the Good: Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Read More  

NanoPD_P (2020)

High throughput multiplexed trace-analyte screening for diagnostics applications

Read More