Nicolas Kerisit

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: HCI G-320
Phone: +41-44-63-34168
Nicolas Kerisit


2006–2008: Higher National Diploma in Chemistry, Institute of Technology of Rennes, France
2008–2009: BSc in chemistry, University of Rennes 1, France
2009–2010: MSc in chemistry, University of Rennes 1, France
2010–2011: Master's Degree in molecular chemistry, University of Rennes 1, France
2011–2014: PhD in chemistry, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, France (Dr. Jean-Claude Guillemin, Dr. Yann Trolez)
Since 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. François Diederich)

Polyfunctional Tetracenes

A new methodology for the synthesis of polyfunctional tetracenes has recently been developed in our lab, in two steps from a [3]cumulene. We are currently studying the influence of the substituents on the optoelectronic properties of tetracenes.

Synthetic Scheme for Tetracenes


  1. A. Merhi, S. Drouet, N. Kerisit, C. O. Paul-Roth, Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 7901–7910. A family of fluorenyldendrons for porphyrin dendrimers synthesis.
  2. A. Merhi, S. Drouet, N. Kerisit, C. O. Paul-Roth, Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 7112–7124. Linear porphyrin dimers with fluorenyl arms linked by an ethynyl bridge.
  3. N. Kerisit, L. Toupet, Y. Trolez, J.-C. Guillemin, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 17683–17686. Methylcyanobutadiyne: synthesis, X-ray structure and photochemistry; towards an explanation of its formation in the Interstellar Medium.
  4. M. Betou, N. Kerisit, E. Meledje, Y. R. Leroux, C. Katan, J.-F. Halet, J.-C. Guillemin, Y. Trolez, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 9553–9557. High-Yield Formation of Substituted Tetracyanobutadienes from Reaction of Ynamides with Tetracyanoethylene.
  5. N. Kerisit, L. Toupet, P. Larini, L. Perrin, J.-C. Guillemin, Y. Trolez, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 6042–6047. Straightforward Synthesis of 5-Bromopenta-2,4-diynenitrile and Its Reactivity Towards Terminal Alkynes: A Direct Access to Diene and Benzofulvene Scaffolds.
  6. N. Kerisit, A. D. Finke, N. Trapp, Y. R. Leroux, J.-C. Guillemin, Y. Trolez, F. Diederich, Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 4393–4399. New reactivity of 6,6-bis-donor-substituted pentafulvenes: one-step synthesis of highly substituted [3]cumulene and dihydropentalene.
  7. M. M. Montero-Campillo, O. Mó, M. Yáñez, A. Benidar, C. Rouxel, N. Kerisit, Y. Trolez, J.-C.Guillemin, ChemPhysChem 2016, 17, 1018–1024. Gas-Phase Infrared Spectroscopy of Substituted Cyanobutadiynes: Roles of the Bromine Atom and Methyl Group as Substituents.
  8. N. Kerisit, C. Rouxel, S. Colombel-Rouen, L. Toupet, J. C. Guillemin, Y. Trolez, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 3560–3567. Synthesis, Chemistry, and Photochemistry of Methylcyanobutadiyne in the Context of Space Science.
  9. U. Szczepaniak, M. Turowski, T. Custer, M. Gronowski, N. Kerisit, Y. Trolez, R. Kołos, ChemPhysChem 2016, DOI:10.1002/cphc.201600437. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy of methylcyanodiacetylene (CH3C5N).

Last update: September 2016