Prof. Benjamin Elias



Supramolecular Photochemistry and Organic Chemistry


In the laboratory of Supramolecular Photochemistry and Organic Chemistry, we work on the synthesis and spectroscopic studies of polypyridyl transition metal complexes (mainly based on Ir(III), Ru(II), Fe(II/III), Os(II) and Rh(III)). Our research focuses on :

  • Light-induced solar fuels production (hydrogen photoproduction, HX and water photo-splitting, CO2 reduction);

  • New innovative theragnostic approaches in anti-cancer therapy (photodynamic therapy on hypoxic tumors);

  • Photo-probing of specific DNA topologies (G-quadruplexes, quadruple helices, telomere recognition and telomerase inhibition);

  • Photocatalytic processes involving multinuclear transition metal complexes.