Yann Trolez


Postdoctoral fellow


HCI G-306


+41-44-633 4168


Yann Trolez



Study of Chemistry at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (France) Master 1 internship in Jean-Claude Guillemin group.


Study of Chemistry at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan (France) Obtention of the "agrégation" in chemistry.


Study of Chemistry at University of Strasbourg (France) Master 2 internship in Jean-Pierre Sauvage group.


PhD in Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg (France) with Pr. Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Dr. Jean-Paul Collin.

since 2010:

Postdoctoral fellow with F. Diederich, ETH Zurich (Switzerland).


Allenic Chiral Macrocycles

Since some years, 1,3-di-tert-butyl-1,3-diethynylallenes have been considered as a relatively accessible building block for the synthesis of chiral molecules showing impressive chiroptical properties. In this project, we would like to incorporate this building block in new macrocycles that could thus show new interesting properties.


Y. Trolez, J.-C. Guillemin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 7224-7226. Synthesis and characterization of 2,4-pentadiynenitrile - A key compound in space science.

Y. Bènilan, A. Jolly, Y. Trolez, F. Raulin, J.-C. Guillemin, J. Mol. Spectroscop. 2007, 245, 109-114. Infrared band intensities of cyanobutadiyne (HC5N) between 400 and 4000 cm-1.

J.C. Guillemin, Y. Trolez, A. Moncomble, Adv. Space. Res. 2008, 42, 2002-2007. Synthesis, chemistry and photochemistry of cyanobutadiyne.

J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J. Frey, V. Heitz, J.-P. Sauvage, C. Tock, Y. Trolez, Chem. Commun. 2009, 1706-1708. Quantitative formation of [4]pseudorotaxanes from two rods and two bis-macrocycles incorporating porphyrinic plates between the rings.

J.-P. Collin, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, K. Rissanen, New. J. Chem. 2009, 33, 2148-2154. [3]rotaxanes and [3]pseudorotaxanes with a rigid two-bidentate chelate axle threaded through two coordinating rings.

J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, J. Frey. V. Heitz, F. Reviriego, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, K. Rissanen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 6840-6850. Templated synthesis of cyclic [4]rotaxanes consisting of two stiff rods threaded through two bis-macrocycles with a large and rigid central plate as spacer.

J.-P. Collin, F. Durola, V. Heitz, F. Reviriego, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 10172-10175. A cyclic [4]rotaxane which behaves as a switchable molecular receptor: Copper complexation-driven formation of a rigid scaffold from a collapsed structure.

J.-P. Collin, S. Durot, M. Keller, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, M. Cetina, K. Rissanen, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 947-957. Synthesis of [5]rotaxanes containing bi- and tridentate coordination sites in the axis.

J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, D. Canevet, M. Salle, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 2413-2416. Intercalation of tetrathiafulvalene between the two plates of a copper(I)-complexed [4]rotaxane.

J.-P. Collin, S. Durot, J.-P. Sauvage, Y. Trolez, New J. Chem. 2011, DOI:10.1039/C1NJ20213H. Synthesis of [2]-, [3]-, and [4]rotaxanes whose axis contains two bidentate and two tridentate chelates.

Last update: April 2011