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Mechanofluorochromism: from molecular engineering to the elaboration of smart materials

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Project "MECHANO-FLUO" data sheet

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

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Total cost 1˙499˙172 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙172 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2022-02-28


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 Project objective

The MECHANO-FLUO project aims at preparing mechanofluorochromic molecules and materials, understand and tune their photophysical and mechanofluorochromic properties, and implement these new materials as quantitative mechanical force sensors. Mechanofluorochromism relates to fluorescent compounds in the solid state for which emission spectrum changes upon application of a mechanical stimulus. The interest for this phenomenon has enormously increased for the last 4 years but studies aiming at understanding the structure-mechanofluorochromic properties relationships are still in their infancy and many examples remain purely qualitative. In the MECHANO-FLUO project, I will synthesize a library of mechanofluorochromic molecules responsive to different mechanical stimuli (pressure, shearing), with various sensitivities. I aim at relating the molecular structure to the sensitivity to different mechanical stimuli. Two aspects seldom explored in the literature so far will be particularly studied. The first one is the study at the micro- to nanoscale, so as to obtain an amplification of the mechanofluorochromic response and develop ultra-sensitive mechanofluorochromic probes. The second one is the quantification of the mechanofluorochromic response, from the nano- to the macroscopic scales. Two applications will be investigated. The first one is stress metrology: fluorescent materials with a quantitative mechanofluorochromic response could give access to the stress level in various materials and thus constitute an entirely new method for in situ control of the damaging of materials classically used in the nuclear industry or the aeronautics. The second one is mechanobiology: I hope to provide a tool for direct force measurement at the cellular scale, which would have tremendous implications for the comprehension of biological phenomena where mechanotransduction is implied, especially embryogenesis and tumor proliferation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Jinhui Wang, Alexandre Poirot, Béatrice Delavaux-Nicot, Mariusz Wolff, Sonia Mallet-Ladeira, Jan Patrick Calupitan, Clémence Allain, Eric Benoist, Suzanne Fery-Forgues
Optimization of aggregation-induced phosphorescence enhancement in mononuclear tricarbonyl rhenium( i ) complexes: the influence of steric hindrance and isomerism
published pages: , ISSN: 1477-9226, DOI: 10.1039/c9dt02786f
Dalton Transactions 2019-10-29
2019 Marine Louis, Ramarani Sethy, Jatish Kumar, Shouhei Katao, Régis Guillot, Takuya Nakashima, Clémence Allain, Tsuyoshi Kawai, Rémi Métivier
Mechano-responsive circularly polarized luminescence of organic solid-state chiral emitters
published pages: 843-847, ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/c8sc04026e
Chemical Science 10/3 2019-08-29
2019 Marine Louis, Cristian Piñero García, Arnaud Brosseau, Clémence Allain, Rémi Métivier
Mechanofluorochromism of a Difluoroboron-β-Diketonate Derivative at the Nanoscale
published pages: 4758-4762, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01923
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10/16 2019-08-29
2018 Dina Petrova, Bart Weber, Clémence Allain, Pierre Audebert, Daniel Bonn, Albert M. Brouwer
Fast 3D Microscopy Imaging of Contacts Between Surfaces Using a Fluorescent Liquid
published pages: 40973-40977, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b15660
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10/48 2019-08-29
2018 Marine Louis, Régis Guillot, Rémi Métivier, Clémence Allain
β-Diketone derivatives: influence of the chelating group on the photophysical and mechanofluorochromic properties
published pages: 822-828, ISSN: 1474-905X, DOI: 10.1039/c8pp00070k
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 17/6 2019-04-18
2018 Liam Wilbraham, Marine Louis, Domenico Alberga, Arnaud Brosseau, Régis Guillot, Fuyuki Ito, Frédéric Labat, Rémi Métivier, Clémence Allain, Ilaria Ciofini
Revealing the Origins of Mechanically Induced Fluorescence Changes in Organic Molecular Crystals
published pages: 1800817, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800817
Advanced Materials 30/28 2019-04-18

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