Daniel IMBERT / En cours !!!!!!

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Ingénieur-chercheur CEA

Sujets de recherche

Développement de podands pour la complexation des ions lanthanides et synthèse de précurseurs pour l'élaboration de sondes luminescente.

Mesure de propriétés photophysiques de composés et de complexes de lanthanides.


·        2006- : Ingénieur-Chercheur, CEA-Grenoble.
      Laboratoire SCIB/RICC
·        2005- : Habilitation à diriger les Recherches
·        2004- : Fonctionnaire scientifique, EPFL, Suisse.
      Laboratoire du Professeur Jean-Claude G. BünzlI
·        2000-2004 : Post-doctorat, Université de Lausanne / EPFL, Suisse.
      Laboratoire du Professeur Jean-Claude G. BünzlI
·        1998-2000 : Doctorat spécialité chimie, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.

Publications scientifiques


Samuel, J., Tallec, G., Cherns, P., Ling, W. L., Raccurt, O., Poncelet, O., Imbert, D. and Mazzanti, M. (2010). "Lanthanide-chelate silica nanospheres as robust multicolor Vis-NIR tags." Chemical Communications.

Fries, P. H., Imbert, D. and Melchior, A. (2010). "Determination of outer-sphere dipolar time correlation functions from high-field NMR measurements. Example of a Gd[sup 3+] complex in a viscous solvent." The Journal of Chemical Physics 132(4): 044502.

Fries, P. H. and Imbert, D. (2010). "Parallel NMR molecular imaging based on solvent magnetic-susceptibility differences. Isotopic effects on self-diffusion." Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. 2010-


Nonat, A., Imbert, D., Pecaut, J., Giraud, M. and Mazzanti, M. (2009). "Structural and Photophysical Studies of Highly Stable Lanthanide Complexes of Tripodal 8-Hydroxyquinolinate Ligands Based on 1,4,7-Triazacyclononane." Inorganic Chemistry 48(9): 4207-4218.

Marchal, C., Filinchuk, Y., Chen, X. Y., Imbert, D. and Mazzanti, M. (2009). "Lanthanide-Based Coordination Polymers Assembled by a Flexible Multidentate Linker: Design, Structure, Photophysical Properties, and Dynamic Solid-State Behavior." Chemistry-a European Journal 15(21): 5273-5288.

Andreiadis, E. S., Demadrille, R., Imbert, D., Pecaut, J. and Mazzanti, M. (2009). "Remarkable Tuning of the Coordination and Photophysical Properties of Lanthanide Ions in a Series of Tetrazole-Based Complexes." Chemistry-a European Journal 15(37): 9458-9476.

Giraud, M., Andreiadis, E. S., Fisyuk, A. S., Demadrille, R., Pecaut, J., Imbert, D. and Mazzanti, M. (2008). "Efficient sensitization of lanthanide luminescence by tetrazole-based polydentate ligands." Inorganic Chemistry 47(10): 3952-3954.

Chen, X. Y., Marchal, C., Filinchuk, Y., Imbert, D. and Mazzanti, M. (2008). "A flexible tripodal ligand linking octametallic terbium rings into luminescent polymeric chains." Chemical Communications(29): 3378-3380.

Marchal, C., Filinchuk, Y., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G. and Mazzanti, M. (2007). "Toward the rational design of lanthanide coordination polymers: A new topological approach." Inorganic Chemistry 46(16): 6242-6244.

Ferrand, A. C., Imbert, D., Chauvin, A. S., Vandevyver, C. D. B. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2007). "Non-cytotoxic, bifunctional Eu-III and Tb-III luminescent macrocyclic complexes for luminescence resonant energy-transfer experiments." Chemistry-a European Journal 13(31): 8678-8687.

Comby, S., Imbert, D., Vandevyver, C. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2007). "A novel strategy for the design of 8-hydroxyquinolinate-based lanthanide bioprobes that emit in the near infrared range." Chemistry-a European Journal 13(3): 936-944.

Chen, X. Y., Bretonniere, Y., Pecaut, J., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. and Mazzanti, M. (2007). "Selective self-assembly of hexameric homo- and heteropolymetallic lanthanide wheels: Synthesis, structure, and photophysical studies." Inorganic Chemistry 46(3): 625-637.

Ziessel, R. F., Ulrich, G., Charbonniere, L., Imbert, D., Scopelliti, R. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2006). "NIR lanthanide luminescence by energy transfer from appended terpyridine-boradiazaindacene dyes." Chemistry-a European Journal 12(19): 5060-5067.

Terazzi, E., Suarez, S., Torelli, S., Nozary, H., Imbert, D., Mamula, O., Rivera, J. P., Guillet, E., Benech, J. M., Bernardinelli, G., Scopelliti, R., Donnio, B., Guillon, D., Bunzli, J. C. G. and Piguet, C. (2006). "Introducing bulky functional lanthanide cores into thermotropic metallomesogens: A bottom-up approach." Advanced Functional Materials 16(2): 157-168.

Comby, S., Scopelliti, R., Imbert, D., Charbonniere, L., Ziessel, R. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2006a). "Dual emission from luminescent nonalanthanide clusters." Inorganic Chemistry 45(8): 3158-3160.

Comby, S., Imbert, D., Chauvin, A. S. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2006b). "Stable 8-hydroxyquinolinate-based podates as efficient sensitizers of lanthanide near-infrared luminescence." Inorganic Chemistry 45(2): 732-743.


Torelli, S., Imbert, D., Cantuel, M., Bernardinelli, G., Delahaye, S., Hauser, A., Bunzli, J. C. G. and Piguet, C. (2005). "Tuning the decay time of lanthanide-based near infrared luminescence from micro- to milliseconds through d -> f energy transfer in discrete heterobimetallic complexes." Chemistry-a European Journal 11(11): 3228-3242.

Terazzi, E., Torelli, S., Bernardinelli, G., Rivera, J. P., Benech, J. M., Bourgogne, C., Donnio, B., Guillon, D., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., Pinto, A., Jeannerat, D. and Piguet, C. (2005). "Molecular control of macroscopic cubic, columnar, and lamellar organizations in luminescent lanthanide-containing thermotropic liquid crystals." Journal of the American Chemical Society 127(3): 888-903.

Imbert, D., Comby, S., Chauvin, A. S. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2005). "Lanthanide 8-hydroxyquinoline-based podates with efficient emission in the NIR range." Chemical Communications(11): 1432-1434.

Suarez, S., Imbert, D., Gumy, F., Piguet, C. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2004). "Metal-centered photoluminescence as a tool for detecting phase transitions in Eu-III- and Tb-III-containing metallomesogens." Chemistry of Materials 16(17): 3257-3266.

Guillet, E., Imbert, D., Scopelliti, R. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2004). "Tuning the emission color of europium-containing ionic liquid-crystalline phases." Chemistry of Materials 16(21): 4063-4070.

Floquet, S., Borkovec, M., Bernardinelli, G., Pinto, A., Leuthold, L. A., Hopfgartner, G., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G. and Piguet, C. (2004). "Programming heteropolymetallic lanthanide helicates: Thermodynamic recognition of different metal ions along the strands." Chemistry-a European Journal 10(5): 1091-1105.

Comby, S., Imbert, D., Chauvin, A. S., Bunzli, J. C. G., Charbonniere, L. J. and Ziessel, R. F. (2004). "Influence of anionic functions on the coordination and photophysical properties of lanthanide(III) complexes with tridentate bipyridines." Inorganic Chemistry 43(23): 7369-7379.

Chauvin, A. S., Gumy, F., Imbert, D. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2004). "Europium and terbium tris(dipicolinates) as secondary standards for quantum yield determination." Spectroscopy Letters 37(5): 517-532.

Andre, N., Jensen, T. B., Scopelliti, R., Imbert, D., Elhabiri, M., Hopfgartner, G., Piguet, C. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2004). "Supramolecular recognition of heteropairs of lanthanide ions: A step toward self-assembled bifunctional probes." Inorganic Chemistry 43(2): 515-529.


Suarez, S., Mamula, O., Imbert, D., Piguet, C. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2003). "Luminescence-detected phase transitions in lanthanide-containing liquid crystals." Chemical Communications(11): 1226-1227.

Senegas, J. M., Bernardinelli, G., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., Morgantini, P. Y., Weber, J. and Piguet, C. (2003). "Connecting terminal carboxylate groups in nine-coordinate lanthanide podates: Consequences on the thermodynamic, structural, electronic, and photophysical properties." Inorganic Chemistry 42(15): 4680-4695.

Platas-Iglesias, C., Corsi, D. M., Vander Elst, L., Muller, R. N., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., Toth, E., Maschmeyer, T. and Peters, J. A. (2003). "Stability, structure and dynamics of cationic lanthanide(III) complexes of N,N '-bis(propylamide)ethylenediamine-N, N '-diacetic acid." Dalton Transactions(4): 727-737.

Nicolle, G. M., Yerly, F., Imbert, D., Bottger, U., Bunzli, J. C. and Merbach, A. E. (2003). "Towards binuclear polyaminocarboxylate MRI contrast agents? Spectroscopic and MD study of the peculiar aqueous behavior of the Ln(III) chelates of OHEC (Ln = Eu, Gd, and Tb): Implications for relaxivity." Chemistry-a European Journal 9(22): 5453-5467.

Imbert, D., Fatin-Rouge, N. and Bunzli, J. C. G. (2003). "Lanthanide chelates based on diethylenetriamine fitted with O-benzoic acid pendant arms." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry(7): 1332-1339.

Imbert, D., Cantuel, M., Bunzli, J. C. G., Bernardinelli, G. and Piguet, C. (2003). "Extending lifetimes of lanthanide-based near-infrared emitters (Nd, Yb) in the millisecond range through Cr(III) sensitization in discrete bimetallic edifices." Journal of the American Chemical Society 125(51): 15698-15699.

Gonzalez-Lorenzo, M., Platas-Iglesias, C., Avecilla, F., Geraldes, C., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., de Blas, A. and Rodriguez-Blas, T. (2003). "A Schiff-base bibracchial lariat ether forming a cryptand-like cavity for lanthanide ions." Inorganic Chemistry 42(21): 6946-6954.

Floquet, S., Ouali, N., Bocquet, B., Bernardinelli, G., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., Hopfgartner, G. and Piguet, C. (2003). "The first self-assembled trimetallic lanthanide helicates driven by positive cooperativity." Chemistry-a European Journal 9(8): 1860-1875.

Bunzli, J. C. G., Fernandes, E., Imbert, D., Chauvin, A. S., Emmenegger, F., Rauzy, C., Piguet, C., Ouali, N., Koeller, S., Suss-Fink, G. and Cherioux, F. (2003). "General chemistry for students enrolled in a life sciences curriculum." Chimia 57(3): 99-104.


Rodriguez-Cortinas, R., Avecilla, F., Platas-Iglesias, C., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., de Blas, A. and Rodriguez-Blas, T. (2002). "Structural and photophysical properties of heterobimetallic 4f-Zn iminophenolate cryptates." Inorganic Chemistry 41(21): 5336-5349.

Imbert, D., Baret, P., Gaude, D., Gautier-Luneau, I., Gellon, G., Thomas, F., Serratrice, G. and Pierre, J. L. (2002). "Hydrophilic and lipophilic iron chelators with the same complexing abilities." Chemistry-a European Journal 8(5): 1091-1100.

Cantuel, M., Bernardinelli, G., Imbert, D., Bunzli, J. C. G., Hopfgartner, G. and Piguet, C. (2002). "A kinetically inert and optically active Cr-III partner in thermodynamically self-assembled heterodimetallic non-covalent d-f podates." Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions(9): 1929-1940.

 Henry, C., Rakba, N., Imbert, D., Thomas, F., Baret, P., Serratrice, G., Gaude, D., Pierre, J. L., Ward, R. J., Crichton, R. R. and Lescoat, G. (2001). "New 8-hydroxyquinoline and catecholate iron chelators: Influence of their partition coefficient on their biological activity." Biochemical Pharmacology 62(10): 1355-1362.

Imbert, D., Thomas, F., Baret, P., Serratrice, G., Gaude, D., Pierre, J. L. and Laulhere, J. P. (2000). "Synthesis and iron(III) complexing ability of CacCAM, a new analog of enterobactin possessing a free carboxylic anchor arm. Comparative studies with TRENCAM." New Journal of Chemistry 24(5): 281-288.

Thomas, F., Baret, P., Imbert, D., Pierre, J. L. and Serratrice, G. (1999). "Partition coefficients (free ligands and their iron(III) complexes) and lipophilic behavior of new abiotic chelators. Correlation to biological activity." Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 9(20): 3035-3040.

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