Molecular engineering of
polyoxometalates at electrodes

Professor Proust will present several strategies to immobilize polyoxometalates (POMs) onto electrodes with special emphasis on the use of organic-inorganic POM hybrids. In a second part, the electron transport properties of some POM-based molecular junctions will be discussed. In the last part, we will monitor the light-driven commutation of the redox states of the dodecamolybdate at the monolayer scale.
Anna Proust has been full professor of inorganic chemistry since 2000 at Université Pierre et Marie-Curie (UPMC-Paris 06-France) and then Sorbonne University. She is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and of the University Pierre et Marie Curie. She received her Ph.D. degree in 1992 under the supervision of Professor P. Gouzerh. After a post-doctoral stay at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) with Professor Dr. A. Müller, she returned to UPMC as Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor. She was junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, 2007-2011) and director of the doctoral school of molecular chemistry. She has been vice-chair then chair of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society and she is currently deputy-director of the Parisian Institute of Molecular Chemistry-IPCM. In 2020, she received the State Prize of the French Academy of Sciences.

Anna Proust is an expert of the chemistry of polyoxometalates (POMs). POMs are soluble metal oxides of the early transition metals endowed with a great structural diversity and outstanding redox properties. Her research interests are focused on organometallic oxides, noble metal-substituted polyoxometalates (POMs) and on the covalent functionalization and post-functionalization of POMs for applications in molecular electronics and solar energy conversion.
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