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  • Absorption and luminescence spectroscopy of transition metal compounds : from coordination geometries to excited-state properties 

    Reber, Christian (Société de spectroscopie du Canada, 2008)
    Absorption spectra of transition metal compounds provide important experimental information for the understanding of their chemistry. The combination with luminescence spectra yields quantitative insight on excited-state properties, in particular ...
  • Azobenzene molecular glasses with tuned glass transition temperatures : from optimal light‐induced motion to self‐erasable gratings 

    Diggins, Austin; Dawson, Eoin; Kamaliardakani, Mahnaz; Pellerin, Christian; Sabat, Ribal Georges; Lebel, Olivier (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020-04-01)
    The rate of photomechanical formation of surface relief gratings (SRG) in thin films of azobenzene materials depends on their glass transition temperature (Tg), with an optimal Tg around 50–60 °C yielding the fastest SRG growth. Herein, the SRG growth ...
  • Bridging the gap between the mesoscopic 2D order–order transition and molecular-level reorganization in dot-patterned block copolymer monolayers 

    Richard-Lacroix, Marie; Borozenko, Kateryna; Pellerin, Christian; Bazuin, Geraldine (American Chemical Society, 2016-11-21)
    Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) films of amphiphilic block copolymers (BCs) form well-defined nanostructures with long-range order useful, for instance, for nanolithography applications. Nanostructures with a 2D circular micelle (“dot”) morphology are known to ...
  • Chimie des matériaux 

    Reber, Christian (CRDP Midi-Pyrénées, 1997)
  • Covalently crosslinked mussel byssus protein-based materials with tunable properties 

    Byette, Frédéric; Marcotte, Isabelle; Pellerin, Christian (Wiley, 2018-03-01)
    Mussels’ anchoring threads, named byssus, are collagen-rich fibers with outstanding mechanical properties. Our previous work has shown the possibility of producing a byssus protein hydrolyzate with good film-forming ability, providing a promising new ...
  • Effect of hydrogen-bond strength on photoresponsive properties of polymer-azobenzene complexes 

    Vapaavuori, Jaana; Koskela, Jenni E.; Wang, Xiaoxiao; Ras, Robin H.A.; Priimagi, Arri; Bazuin, Geraldine; Pellerin, Christian (NRC Research Press & Canadian Society for Chemistry, 2020-04-16)
    Supramolecular complexation between photoresponsive azobenzene chromophores and a photopassive polymer host offers synthetic and design advantages compared with conventional covalent azo-containing polymers. In this context, it is important to understand ...
  • Electronic absorption spectroscopy 

    Reber, Christian; Castillo-Blum, Silvia E.; Armenta-Jaime, Erika; Beaulac, Rémi (Elsevier, 2021)
    Absorption spectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared (UV-VIS-NIR) wavelength ranges is one of the oldest and most often used characterization methods in coordination chemistry. This overview illustrates examples ranging from four-coordinate ...
  • Electrospinning of highly crystalline polymers for strongly oriented fibers 

    Laramée, Arnaud; Lanthier, Catherine; Pellerin, Christian (American Chemical Society, 2020-09-23)
    Electrospun nanofibers (NFs) often demonstrate an exponential increase in mechanical and other properties at reduced diameters. Molecular orientation emerges as a key parameter for the performance of amorphous and low crystallinity polymers, but ...
  • Eumelanin : from molecular state to film 

    Reali, Manuel; Camus, Anthony; Beaulieu, Guillaume; De Angelis, Jordan; Pellerin, Christian; Pezzella, Alessandro; Santato, Clara (American Chemical Society, 2021-02-02)
    Eumelanin, a macromolecular biopigment, is an attractive candidate for sustainable (green) organic electronics. Establishing structure–property relationships in eumelanin films is an essential step to exploit its technological potential. We report on ...
  • Eumelanin for nature-inspired UV-absorption enhancement of plastics 

    Di Mauro, Eduardo; Camaggi, Matteo; Vandooren, Nils; Bayard, Caleb; De Angelis, Jordan; Pezzella, Alessandro; Baloukas, Bill; Silverwood, Richard; Ajj, Abdellah; Pellerin, Christian; Santato, Clara (Wiley, 2019-02-06)
    In the human body, the black-brown biopigment eumelanin blocks the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In the plastics industry, additives are often added to polymers to increase their UV-absorption properties. We herein report an assessment of the ...
  • Glass engineering of aminotriazine-based materials with sub-ambient Tg and high kinetic stability 

    Ali Abbas, Zeinab; Iankovitch, Anna; Jokar, Mahboubeh; Maris, Thierry; Lebel, Olivier; Pellerin, Christian (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020-06-08)
    A challenge in glass engineering is the design of molecular glasses combining a high glass kinetic stability (GS) of the amorphous phase with a low (sub‐ambient) glass transition temperature (Tg). Triazine derivatives ...
  • Glass versus crystal : a balancing act between competing intermolecular interactions 

    Laventure, Audrey; Maris, Thierry; Pellerin, Christian; Lebel, Olivier (American Chemical Society, 2017-04-14)
    Hydrogen (H) bonds can be used either for crystal engineering or for designing compounds capable of forming very stable glassy phases. Herein, a second type of directional noncovalent interaction, π–π stacking, is introduced to establish the interplay ...
  • Highly active, entirely biobased antimicrobial Pickering emulsions 

    Leclercq, Loïc; Tessier, Jérémie; Nardello-Rataj, Véronique; Schmitzer, Andreea-Ruxandra (Wiley, 2021-03-18)
    We present the development of surfactant‐free, silica‐free and fully biobased oil‐in‐water antimicrobial Pickering emulsions, based on the self‐assembly of b ‐cyclodextrin and phytoantimicrobial oils (terpinen‐4‐ol or carvacrol). Undecylenic acid (UA), ...
  • In situ photocontrol of block copolymer morphology during dip-coating of thin films 

    Vapaavuori, Jaana; Grosrenaud, Josué; Pellerin, Christian; Bazuin, Geraldine (American Chemical Society, 2015-09-28)
    We demonstrate a unique combination of simultaneous top-down and bottom-up control of the morphology of block copolymer films by application of in situ optical irradiation during dip-coating. A light-addressable and block-selective small molecule, ...
  • Influence of supramolecular interaction type on photoresponsive azopolymer complexes : a surface relief grating formation study 

    Wang, Xin; Vapaavuori, Jaana; Wang, Xiaoxiao; Saba, Ribal Georges; Pellerin, Christian; Bazuin, Geraldine (American Chemical Society, 2016-06-24)
    The influence of the supramolecular interaction type—hydrogen bonding, proton transfer, and pure ionic bonding—on photoresponsive behavior, particularly surface relief grating (SRG) inscription, has been investigated using a homopolymer with an ambient ...
  • Metal–ligand interactions and salt bridges as sacrificial bonds in mussel byssus-derived materials 

    Byette, Frédéric; Laventure, Audrey; Marcotte, Isabelle; Pellerin, Christian (American Chemical Society, 2016-09-02)
    The byssus that anchors mussels to solid surfaces is a protein-based material combining strength and toughness as well as a self-healing ability. These exceptional mechanical properties are explained in part by the presence of metal ions forming ...
  • Molecular origin of the odd–even effect of macroscopic properties of n-Alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers : bulk or interface? 

    Amara, Fadwa Ben; Dionne, Eric R.; Kassir, Sahar; Pellerin, Christian; Badia, Antonella (American Chemical Society, 2020-06-29)
    Elucidating the influence of the monolayer interface versus bulk on the macroscopic properties (e.g., surface hydrophobicity, charge transport, and electron transfer) of organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) chemically anchored to metal surfaces is ...
  • Molecular-level study of photoorientation in hydrogen-bonded azopolymer complexes 

    Wang, Xiaoxiao; Vapaavuori, Jaana; Bazuin, Geraldine; Pellerin, Christian (American Chemical Society, 2018-01-25)
    To optimize azobenzene-containing materials for applications such as rewritable waveguides and holographic data storage, it is imperative to understand the effect of the azobenzene structure on the photoresponse of the material. Supramolecular ...
  • Near-infrared vibrational overtone spectra of teepleite, Na2B(OH)4Cl, and its deutero analog : research report 

    Reber, Christian; McCarthy, Paul J.; Walker, Ian M. (2021-12-05)
    Single crystals of the naturally occurring mineral teepleite, Na2B(OH)4Cl, and its deuterated analog were grown and their polarized near-infrared absorption spectra recorded at 10 K. The spectra show three intense, sharp sets of O–H and O–D overtone ...
  • On the importance of noncrystalline phases in semicrystalline electrospun nanofibers 

    Soleimani, Foad; Mazaheri, Mozhdeh; Pellerin, Christian; Bagheri, Reza (American Chemical Society, 2021-11-18)
    Tailoring the properties of electrospun fibers requires a detailed understanding and control of their microstructure. We investigate the structure/property relationships in fabrics of randomly aligned fibers of polylactide, a prevalent biopolymer, ...

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