Symposium 8.6

Metal-mediated radical polymerization: a prime example of CNRS-supported French-American partnership


Coordination chemistry, polymer chemistry, controlled radical polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerization, French-American cooperation



  • Rinaldo POLI (Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, INP, Toulouse, FR)

  • Krzysztof MATYJASZEWSKI (Center for Macromol Eng., U-Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh, USA)


➢ Introduction: Eudora Berniolles (DERCI, CNRS, Paris, FR), title: “The CNRS tools for promoting the international scientific cooperation”

➢ KN: Michael P. SHAVER, (Prof., University of Manchester, UK)

➢ IL1: Mathias DESTARAC, (Prof. University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, FR)

➢ IL2: Antoine DEBUIGNE, (Dr., CERM and University of Liège, BE)


1 session (4 hours)

Presentation of the CNRS international cooperation scheme, Keynote and Invited lectures, open to oral and poster contributions from Congress attendees.



The French “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS) has a funding scheme promoting international cooperation between French and Foreign scientists through the creation of international networks (“Groupe de Recherche International” or GDRI) and virtual institutes without walls (“Laboratoire International Associé” or LIA). The purpose of this special symposium is to showcase one example of such a successful international cooperation, an LIA entitled “Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry for Controlled Radical Polymerization” (LCC-CRP). This LIA comprises four teams, two in Toulouse (“Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination” (LCC, UPR CNRS 8241); “Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivité Chimique et Photochimique” (IMRCP, UMR CNRS 5623)), and two in Pittsburgh (Carnegie Mellon University ; Duquesne University). The research area for this joint effort deals in broad terms with the contribution of metal complexes and coordination chemistry to the design and development of more performing controlling systems for radical polymerization. All contributions to this topic external to the LIA are very welcome.