MissionAnne-Sophie Chauvin is involved in the teaching of General and Analytical Chemistry for students enrolled on first year in Pharmacy and Biology (UNIL): ex-cathedra courses (Chimie Générale et analytique I et II, approfondissement en chimie analytique pour pharmaciens) and exercices.
She is also in charge of practical sessions for students enroled in chemistry, forensic sciences, pharmacy and biology.
Her research activities are mainly devoted to luminescence and the development of coordination polymers based on actinides (U(IV), Th).
She is elected at the FSB Faculty Council and was member of the EPFL Assembly (AE) for 6 years, until 2018. She was member of the Management committee of the Cost CM 1006 action entitled Eufen: European F-Element Network and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). She is Member of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS).
BiographieAnne-Sophie Chauvin studied chemistry and biology at the university Paris V-René Descartes in France where she did a PhD in bioinorganic chemistry, working on mimetic complexes of the active site of Nitrile Hydratase, under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Claude Chottard.
On 1999 she moved for 20 months to the University of Geneva, for a post-doctoral stay under the supervision of Prof. Alexandre Alexakis, where she focused on the determination of the absolute configuration of chiral alcohols using organophosphorous diamine derivatizing agents by 31P and 1H NMR Spectroscopy.
On 2000 she joined the group of Prof Jean-Claude G. Bünzli. Her research interests concerned supramolecular chemistry with the design of ligands which form water soluble complexes with luminescent lanthanides in view of biological applications. She was also interested in the synthesis of ligands and polymers for the extraction of lanthanide ions with high selectivity.
She was appointed part-time lecturer in 2001, assuming teaching and research responsibilities. On 2006, she obtained the habilitation to direct research from the University René Descartes (HDR, Paris V, France) and since october 2007 she is Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche at the EPFL.
She has been working on developing invisible inks.
In 2010, she joigned the Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces (LPI), headed by Pr. Michaël Graëtzel, focusing on photovoltaics and organic dyes for dyes sensitized solar cells DSSC.
Since the end of 2014, with the arrival of Dr Marinella Mazzanti at EPFL, she is back to lanthanide chemistry and also to actinide chemistry.
Multielectron Redox Chemistry of Uranium by Accessing the plus II Oxidation State and Enabling Reduction to a U(I) SynthonJournal Of The American Chemical Society. 2023-07-13. DOI : 10.1021/jacs.3c05626.
Uranium(IV) and Thorium(IV) Coordination Polymers Based on Tritopic Carboxylic AcidsInorganic Chemistry. 2023-05-11. DOI : 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c00881.
Gd3+-Functionalized Lithium Niobate Nanoparticles for Dual Multiphoton and Magnetic Resonance BioimagingACS Applied Nano Materials. 2022-02-03. DOI : 10.1021/acsanm.2c00127.
Structure, reactivity and luminescence studies of triphenylsiloxide complexes of tetravalent lanthanidesChemical Science. 2022-01-21. DOI : 10.1039/d1sc05517h.
Vascular-targeted micelles as a specific MRI contrast agent for molecular imaging of fibrin clots and cancer cellsEuropean Journal Of Pharmaceutics And Biopharmaceutics. 2021-01-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejpb.2020.11.017.
A Factor Two Improvement in High-Field Dynamic Nuclear Polarization from Gd(III) Complexes by DesignJournal Of The American Chemical Society. 2019-06-05. DOI : 10.1021/jacs.9b03723.
Self-Assembled Nanomicelles as MRI Blood-Pool Contrast AgentChemistry - A European Journal. 2017. DOI : 10.1002/chem.201703962.
Carbazole as Linker for Dinuclear Gadolinium-Based MRI Contrast AgentsEuropean Journal Of Inorganic Chemistry. 2017. DOI : 10.1002/ejic.201700847.
Energy transfer in coumarin-sensitised lanthanide luminescence: investigation of the nature of the sensitiser and its distance to the lanthanide ionPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2013. DOI : 10.1039/c3cp52279b.
Synthesis and cell localization of self-assembled dinuclear lanthanide bioprobesPhilosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences. 2013. DOI : 10.1098/rsta.2012.0295.
Editorial - Solar Energy HarvestingChimia. 2013.
New sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells featuring a carbon-bridged phenylenevinyleneChemical Communications. 2013. DOI : 10.1039/c2cc37124c.
6-Phosphoryl Picolinic Acids as Europium and Terbium SensitizersInorganic Chemistry. 2011. DOI : 10.1021/ic200983y.
Europium Complexes of Tris(dipicolinato) Derivatives Coupled to Methylumbelliferone: A Double SensitizationEuropean Journal Of Inorganic Chemistry. 2010. DOI : 10.1002/ejic.201000126.
Synthesis of octa(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)octakis (dimethylphosphinoylmethyleneoxy)calixarene and its application in the synergistic solvent extraction and separation of lanthanoidsSeparation And Purification Technology. 2008. DOI : 10.1016/j.seppur.2008.09.011.
Synthesis and characterization of partially substituted at lower rim phosphorus containing calix(4)arenesSupramolecular Chemistry. 2007. DOI : 10.1080/10610270601105703.
Studies towards a new total synthesis of aaptamine2007
Etude physicochimique et photophysique de complexes hydrosolubles de lanthanides pouvant se lier à du matériel biologique2007
Exploring the potential of europium(III) luminescence for the detection of phase transitions in ionic liquid crystalsJournal of Materials Chemistry. 2007. DOI : 10.1039/b614036j.
Stable 8-hydroxyquinolinate-based podates as efficient sensitizers of lanthanide near-infrared luminescenceInorganic chemistry. 2006. DOI : 10.1021/ic0515249.
Europium and Terbium tris(Dipicolinates) as Secondary Standards for Quantum Yield DeterminationSpectroscopy Letters. 2004. DOI : 10.1081/SL-120039700.
Influence of Anionic Functions on the Coordination and Photophysical Properties of Lanthanide(III) Complexes with Tridentate BipyridinesInorganic Chemistry. 2004. DOI : 10.1021/ic049118x.
General chemistry for students enrolled in a life sciences curriculumChimia. 2003. DOI : 10.2533/000942903777679587.
Tuning the keto equilibrium in 4-substituted dipicolinic acid derivativesOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 2003. DOI : 10.1039/b211267c.
Self-assembled triple-stranded lanthanide dimetallic helicates with a ditopic ligand derived from bis(benzimidazole)pyridine and featuring an (4-isothiocyanatophenyl)ethynyl substituentHelvetica Chimica Acta. 2002. DOI : 10.1002/1522-2675(200207)85:7<1915::AID-HLCA1915>3.0.CO;2-N.
Enseignement & Phd
Chimie et génie chimique