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André Gourdon


Research Director CNRS DR1
NanoSciences Group-GNS group
BP 4347
29 Rue J. Marvig
31055 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France)
Phone : (33) 5 62 25 78 59
E-mail : andre.gourdon chez cemes.fr

Engineer Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (1975)
Ph. D. Chemistry (1978), Universite P. et M. Curie, Paris
Post-Doc (1980-1981), Oxford University
Doctorat d’Etat, Physical Sciences (1986), Universite P. et M. Curie, Paris

Research interests
Design, synthesis and structural studies of organic and inorganic molecular devices for nanosciences and molecular electronics.


Coordinator of the project MOST-ANR MQwires (2017-2020)

Coordinator of the European project PAMS (Planar Atomic and Molecular Scale devices 2013-2017) : http://pams-project.eu/

Président du Conseil Scientifique du LABEX NEXT (Laboratory of Excellence Nano, EXtreme measurements & Theory 2011-2019) http://www.next-toulouse.fr/

Coordinator of the European project CHIC (Consortium for Hamiltonian Intramolecular Computing 2002-2006)

Coordinator of the European project ARTIST (Alternative Routes Towards Information Storage and Transport at the atomic and molecular scale, 2010-2013)

Coordinator of the project DFG-ANR ICMADS (2012-2015)

Selected publications 2005-2017 :

Complete list :

Bi-component supramolecular architectures at the vacuum-solid interface Xavier Bouju, Cristina Mattioli, Grégory Franc, Adeline Pujol, André Gourdon Chemical Review (2017), 117 (3), 1407–1444 DOI : 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00389

Acene-formation by on-surface reductionJustus Krüger, Niko Pavliček, José M. Alonso, Dolores Pérez, Enrique Guitián, Thomas Lehmann, Gianaurelio Cuniberti, André Gourdon, Gerhard Meyer, Leo Gross, Francesca Moresco, and Diego Peña ACS Nano (2016), 10 (4), 4538–4542. DOI : 10.1021/acsnano.6b00505 

Covalent functionalization by cycloaddition reactions of pristine, defect-free graphene. L. Daukiya, C. Mattioli, D. Aubel, S. Hajjar-Garreau, F. Vonau, E.Denys, G. Reiter, J. Fransson, E. Perrin M-L. Bocquet, C. Bena, A. Gourdon and L. Simon ACS Nano (2017) 11 (1), 627–634 DOI : 10.1021/acsnano.6b06913

Nc-AFM imaging of a triphenylene derivative on KBr(001)V. Langlais, O. Guillermet, D. Martrou, A. Gourdon, S. Gauthier J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 (32), pp 18151–18157

Construction of 2D nanoporous network by coupling on-surface dynamic imine chemistry and dipole-stabilized self-assembly Jie-Yu Yue, Marios Markoulides, Andrew Charles Regan, Shu-ying Li, Nikos Chronakis, Andre Gourdon, Ting Chen, Huijuan Yan and Dong Wang
Chem. Commun. (2017) 53, 428-431

Functional Molecules for Grafting onto Ionic Surfaces
A. R. Pujol, S. Bataillé & A. Gourdon, Eur. J. Org. Chem. (2016), 176–184.

Oxidative Cyclodehydrogenation of a Perylene Derivative : Different Reagents Give Different Products
Marios S. Markoulides, Chiara Venturini, David Neumeyer and Andre Gourdon
New J. Chem. (2015)  39, 6498-6503

Halogenated molecular nanoprobes for single electron sensing
Sanli Faez, Nico Verhart, Francesco Buda, Marios Markoulides, André Gourdon, and Michel Orrit
RSC Faraday Discussion (2015) 184, 251-262

STM studies of self-assembled tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-derivatives on graphene : influence of the mode of deposition.
M. N. Nair, C. Mattioli, M. Cranney, J.-P. Malval, F. Vonau, D. Aubel, J.-L. Bubendorff, A. Gourdon and L. Simon
J. Phys. Chem. C (2015) 119 (17), pp 9334–9341

Single molecule light emission at room temperature on a wide band gap semiconductor
H. Yang, A. J. Mayne, G. Comtet, G. Dujardin, Y. Kuk, S. Nagarajan, A. Gourdon
Phys. Rev. B (2014) B90, 125427.

Substrate templating guides photopolymerization of C60 on calcite
Robert Lindner, Philipp Rahe, Markus Kittelmann, André Gourdon, Ralf Bechstein, and Angelika Kühnle
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (2014) 53, 7952-7955

Adeline Pujol, Nicolas Ratel-Ramond, André Gourdon
Tetrahedron (2013) 69:43, 9139-9144

Bond Order Discrimination by Atomic Force Microscopy
Leo Gross, Fabian Mohn, Nikolaj Moll, Bruno Schuler, Alejandro Criado, Enrique Guitian, Diego Peña, André Gourdon, and Gerhard Meyer
Science (2012) 337, 1326-1329.

On-surface covalent linking of organic building blocks on a bulk insulator
Markus Kittelmann, Philipp Rahe, Markus Nimmrich, Christopher M. Hauke, André
Gourdon and Angelika Kühnle
ACS Nano (2011) 5:10, 8420–8425.

Covalent Networks Through On-Surface Chemistry in Ultra-High Vacuum : State-of-the-Art and Recent Developments.
Grégory Franc and André Gourdon
PCCP (2011) DOI:10.1039/C1CP20700H.

Step by step rotation of a molecule-gear mounted on an atomic scale axis
C. Manzano, W. -H. Soe, H. S. J. Wong, F. Ample, A. Gourdon, N. Chandrasekhar and C. Joachim
Nature Materials (2009) 8(7) 576-579.

Self-assembly of Five-fold Symmetry Molecules on a Six-fold Symmetry Surface
Olivier Guillermet, Eeva Niemi, Samuthira Nagarajan, Xavier Bouju, David Martrou, André Gourdon, and Sébastien Gauthier
Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. English (2009) 48, 1970-1973

On-surface covalent coupling in ultra-high vacuum
André Gourdon
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. English (2008) 47, 6950-6953.

Bicomponent supramolecular packing using a controlled phthalocyanine network
B. Calmettes, S. Nagarajan, A. Gourdon, M. Abel, L. Porte, R. Coratger
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. English (2008) 47, 6994-6998.

A rack and pinion device at the molecular scale
Franco Chiaravalloti, Leo Gross, Karl-Heinz Rieder, Sladjana M. Stojkovic, André Gourdon, Christian Joachim, and Francesca Moresco
Nature Materials (2007) 6, 30–33.

Exploring the interatomic forces between tip and single molecules during STM manipulation
L. Grill, K.-H. Rieder, and F. Moresco, S. Stojkovic, A. Gourdon, and C. Joachim
Nanoletters (2007) 12(6), 2685-2689

Trapping and moving single metal atoms with a 6-leg molecule
Leo Gross, Karl-Heinz Rieder, Francesca Moresco, Sladjana Stojkovic, André Gourdon & Christian Joachim
Nature Materials, (2005) 4(12), 892-895.

STM experiments on single molecular landers
Francesca Moresco and André Gourdon
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2005) 102(25), 8809-8814.

Molecules on insulating films : Scanning tunnelling microscopy imaging of individual molecular orbitals
Jascha Repp and Gerhard Meyer, Sladjana M. Stojkovic, Andre Gourdon, and Christian Joachim
Phys. Rev. Letters (2005) 94, 026803 1-4