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LEROUX Fabrice

Doctor - CNRS

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- Director
- Member of the Inorganic Materials (MI) team
- Member of the Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) group

Research topic

- Organic inorganic O/I LDH assembly
- LDH hybrid filler for polymer and polymer coating targeting multi-functionality and/or green aspect
- LDH as a confined space for reactivity and release
- Solid state electrochemistry of LDH and derivatives


- 2007 : CNRS senior research position
- 2003 : Ability to supervise "Lamellar inorganic framework : local order and incorporation of polymer".
- 2001 : CR1 (in 3 years)
- 1998 : CR2 CNRS (15), "LDH" team - Pr. J.P. Besse.
- 1998 : Postdoc - CRMD, Orléans, Pr. F. Béguin, “7Li NMR study of Li insertion into C-MWNT”.
- 1995-1998 : Postdoc - University of Waterloo, Canada - Pr. L.F. Nazar, “Nanocomposite of conductive polymer and TMO, xerogel and aerogel for Li electrochemical storage”
- 1992-1995 : PhD at IMN Nantes “Phyllomanganates and of amorphous mixed oxides as electrode material for Li batteries” - Dr. D. Guyomard and Dr. Y. Piffard.

Major recent articles

Ex-ante Life Cycle Assessment of polymer nanocomposites using organo-modified Layered Double Hydroxides for potential application in agricultural films. Diruwertje Schrijvers, Fabrice Leroux, Vincent Verney, Martin Patel. Green Chemistry, DOI : 10.1039/c4gc00830h, 16, 4969-4984, 2014.

High-Performing Monometallic Cobalt Layered Double Hydroxide Supercapacitor with Defined Local Structure. Pierre Vialat, Christine Mousty, Christine Taviot-Gueho, Guillaume Renaudin, Herve Martinez, Jean-Charles Dupin, Erik Elkaim, Fabrice Leroux. Adv. Funct. Mater., 24, 4831-4842, 2014

X-ray diffraction and rheology cross-study of polymer chain penetrating surfactant tethered layered double hydroxide resulting into intermixed structure with polypropylene, poly(butylene)succinate and poly(dimethyl)siloxane. Fabrice Leroux, Antoine Dalod, Mohammed Hennous, Laura Sisti, Grazia Totaro, Annamaria Celli, Christian Coehlo, Vincent Verney. Applied Clay Science, 100, 102-111, 2014

Efficient fluorinating agent through topochemical fluorination of Co-Fe layered double hydroxides" Louvain, Nicolas ; Peyroux, Jérémy ; Dubois, Marc ; Simond, Wikenson ; Dambournet, Damien ; Leroux, Fabrice, Inorg. Chem., 53, 852-860, 2014

Photostability and photobactericidal properties of porphyrin – layered double hydroxide / polyurethane composite films. Martha Merchán, Vincent Verney, Tan Sothea Ouk, Vincent Sol, Kamil Lang, Christian Coelho, Sophie Commereuc, Fabrice Leroux and Christine Taviot-Guého. J. Mater. Chem. B, 1, 2139-2146, 2013

Exfoliated polymer nanocomposites by in situ coprecipitation of layered double hydroxides in a polymer matrix. Julien Gaume, Sandrine Thérias, Fabrice Leroux, Agnès Rivaton, Jean-Luc Gardette Journal of Applied Polymer Science, DOI : 10.1002/app.38831, 129, 1345-1349, 2013

Preparation and properties of blends composed of lignosulfonated layered double hydroxide / plasticized starch and thermoplastics, Edwige Privas, Fabrice Leroux, Patrick Navard, Carbohydrate Polymers, 96, 91-100, 2013.

Phosphate-Based Organic Molecules Interleaved with Layered Double Hydroxide : Unraveling the Roles of Host Cations and the Guest-Inhibiting Effect in Aluminum Corrosion Protection. T. Stimpfling, F. Leroux, H. Hintze-Bruening. European J. of Inorganic Chemistry, 32, 5396-5404, 2012

Structural, Spectroscopic (NMR, IR, and Raman), and DFT investigation of the self-assembled nanostructure of pravastatin LDH systems. Vanessa R. R. Cunha, Philippe A. D. Petersen, Marcos B. Gonçalves, Helena M. Petrilli Christine Taviot-Gueho, Fabrice Leroux, Marcia L. A. Temperini, Vera R. L. Constantino. Chem. Mater., 24(8), 1415-1425, 2012.

Formation of Single-Layered Double-Hydroxide Platelets in Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) and Alginate Medium : Conductive, Capacitive, and Dielectric Properties of the Hybrid Films. Fabrice Leroux, Karine Chabrol, Sandrine Morlat Thérias, Jean-Luc Gardette, André de Roy. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 32, 5332-5342, 2012

Field of expertises

- Lamellar compounds, filler for polymer, supercapacitor
- XRD, Solid State NMR, XAS & SAXS, Rheology, Solid State
- Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Administrative and scientific management

- 11/2004 – 12 / 2011 : manager of " Layered Double Hydroxide" (7 permanent staff)
- 01/2012 – now : manager of “Materials Inorganic" (29 permanent staff)

Member of Board

EuroClay (2015), e-MRS symposium Q (2014), P (2012), symposium T (2010) “Advanced Hybrid Materials I & II : stakes and concepts”, IV IWLM (2012 – Campinas), International Clay Conference (ICC)

President of the Advisory Board (22 members) of ISIC “International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds”, since 2010


Prix 2010 de la Division de Chimie du Solide Société Chimique de France


182 articles and proceedings, 8 book chapters and 18 patents 52 conference & seminar presentations including 29 international invitations 4486 citations Thomson Reuters Web of knowledge 01/2015, H = 37