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Zouhair ASFARI

Dernière mise à jour : vendredi 26 juin 2015, par Aline NONAT

Academic organism : CNRS

Phone : +33 (0)3 68 85 26 94

Fax : +33 (0)3 68 85 27 25

E-mail :

Express biography

  • Since 2009 : Research engineer, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (UMR 7178), Laboratoire d’Analyses Appliquées à l’Imagerie (LIMAA), group of Dr Loïc Charbonnière (Strasbourg, France).
  • 2000-2009 : Research engineer, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (UMR 7178), Head of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires Spécifiques, University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France).
  • 1999-2000 : Researcher in charge of the synthesis activities, UMR 7512, Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et Physicochimie des Complexes et Systèmes Interfaciaux, University of Strasbourg, group of Dr F. Arnaud (Strasbourg, France).
  • 1989 : Researcher, Laboratoire de Chimie Minérale et Analytique (URA 405), University of Strasbourg, group of Pr M. Leroy (Strasbourg, France).
  • 1989-1990 : Academic post-doc, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Twente University, in the group of Pr D.N. Reinhoudt (Enschede, Holland)
  • 1986-1989 : PhD thesis, "Synthesis, conformational and complexation properties of calixarenes and double-calixarenes", University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, Laboratoire de Chimie Industrielle (URA 805), Pr. R. Perrin (Lyon, France).

Current Coworkers

Dr Loïc Charbonnière, Dr Sarah Cianferani (IPHC/DSA/LSMBO), Dr Véronique Hubscher (IPHC/DSA/RePSeM), Dr Dominique Trebouet (IPHC/DSA/RePSeM), Dr Benoît Gall (IPHC/DRS), Pr Gilles Prévost (Institut de Bactériologie, EA-4438, Strasbourg), Dr Gilles Montavon (Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Subatech).


ANR Blanc Excat3 (2011-2015)

Research interests

Synthesis, fonctionalisation and study of calixarenes properties regarding various applications such as :

  • Extraction and depollution : new ligands for selective complexation of cations and anions, new agents for membrane transport,...
  • Synthesis of photoactivable fluorescent probes for the study of lipid-protein interactions
  • Molecular and supramolecular architectures : cyclic polymers, Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers,...

Synthesis of volatile Ti(IV) and Cr(II) complexes and their isotopically enriched (50Ti, 54Cr) analogues for the production of highly charged isotopic 50Ti and 54Cr by means of the MIVOC method

Synthesis of macrocyclic ligands for the complexation of radiometals and of their bioconjugates for the application to medical imaging and therapy

Keywords : calixarenes, extraction, anion sensing, 50Ti and 54Cr complexes, therapy


2015 :

210. Makrlıik, E. ; Vanura, P. ; Selucky, P. ; Asfari, Z. ; "Calix[4]arene-bis(coumarin-crown-6) as an extraordinarilyeffective macrocyclic receptor for Cs+, Ag+, and Tl+" J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem. 2015, 81, 169–174.

209. Yeremin, A. V. ; Popeko, A. G. ; Malyshev, O. N. ; Gall, B. ; Asfari, Z. ; Lopez-Martens, A. ; Hauschild, K. ; Dorvaux, O. ; Gikal, B. N. ; Bogomolov, S. L. ; Loginov, V. N. ; Bondarchenko, A. E. ; Chepigin, V. I. ; Svirikhin, A. I. ; Isaev, A. V. ; Sokol, E. A. ; Chelnokov, M. L. ; Kuznetsov, A. N. ; Kuznetsova, A. A. ; Popov, Y. A. ; Rezynkina, K. ; Dechery, F. ; Andel, B. ; Hofmann, S. ; Maurer, J. ; Heinz, S. ; Rubert, J." Experimental Tests of the Modernized VASSILISSA Separator(SHELS) with the Use of Accelerated 50Ti Ions” Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters, 2015, 12(1), 43–47.

2014 :

208. Nchimi-Nono, K. ; Dalvand P. ; Wadhwa, K. ; Nuryyeva, S. ; Alneyadi, S. ; Prakasam, T., Fahrenbach A. C. ; Olsen, J-C. ; Asfari, Z. ; Platas-Iglesias, C. ; Elhabiri M. ; Trabolsi, A. ; "Radical-Cation Dimerization Overwhelms Inclusion in[n]Pseudorotaxanes" Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 7334 – 7344.

207. Makrlı´k, E. ; Bures, M. ; Vanˇura, P. ; Asfari, Z. ; "Experimental and theoretical study on complexation of the cesium cation with calix[4]arene-(1,2-phenylene-crown-6,crown-6)" Monatsh. Chem. 2014,145,1395–1399.

2013 :

206. A Topological Triptych : A [2]Catenane, A Trefoil Knot and A SolomonLink
T. Prakasam, M. Lusi, M. Elhabiri, C. Platas-Iglesias, J.-C. Olsen, Z. Asfari, S. Cianférani-Sanglier, F. Debaene, L.J. Charbonnière, A. Trabolsi, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (doi : anie.201302425), ASAP 05/07/2013 (Cover Picture

205. First prompt in-beam -ray spectroscopy of a superheavy element : the 256Rf
J. Rubert, O. Dorvaux, B.J.P. Gall, P.T. Greenlees, Z. Asfari, J. Piot ;_, L.L. Andersson, M. Asai, D.M. Cox, F. Dechery,T. Grahn, K. Hauschild, G. Henning, A. Herzan,R.-D. Herzberg, F.P. He_berger, U. Jakobsson, P. Jones,R. Julin, S. Juutinen, S. Ketelhut, T.-L. Khoo, M. Leino,
J. Ljungvall, A. Lopez-Martens, R. Lozeva, P. Nieminen,J. Pakarinen, P. Papadakis, E. Parr, P. Peura, P. Rahkila,S. Rinta-Antila, P. Ruotsalainen, M. Sandzelius, J. Sar_en,C. Scholey, D. Seweryniak, J. Sorri, B. Sulignano, Ch. Theisen,J. Uusitalo, M. Venhart, Journal of Physics : Conference Series, 2013, 420, 1-10

204. Recent Advances in the Extraction of Target Metal Ions with Liquid Membrane Processes Incorporating Macrocycle Carriers
S. K. Singh, Z. Asfari, D. Trebouet, Separation and Purification Reviews, 2013, 42, 1, 8-86

2012 :

203. Complexation of p-Sulphonato-calix[6]arene by Glycine, Glycyl-glycine, and Glycyl- glycyl-glycine in Aqueous Solution
M. Faraji, K. Zare, H. Aghaei, A. Farajtabar, Z. Asfari, F. Gharib, J. Solution. Chem., 2012, 41, 2074–2081

202. Characterization of species in simple and biological media by high performance anion Exchange chromatography coupled to gamma detector
A. Sabatié-Gogova, J. Champion, S. Huclier, N. Michel, F. Pottier, N. Galland, Z. Asfari , M. Chérel , G. Montavon, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2012 , 721 , 182-188

201. Shell-Structure and Pairing Interaction in Superheavy Nuclei : Rotational Properties of the Z¼104 Nucleus 256Rf
P. T. Greenlees , J. Rubert , J. Piot , B. J. P. Gall , L. L. Andersson , M. Asai, Z. Asfari et al, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012 , PRL 109, 012501-012505

200. First intense isotopic titanium-50 beam using MIVOC method
J. Rubert , J. Piot , Z. Asfari , B.JP. Gall , J. Ärje , O. Dorvaux , P.T. Greenlees , H. Koivisto , A. Ouadi, R. Seppälä, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res., 2012 , B 276 , 33-37

2011 :

199. Studies on the Extraction-simultaneous Back-Extraction of Alkali Metal Picrates Using 1,3 Bis-Benzo-Crown-6-Calix[4]Arene in Hollow-Fiber Contactors
Z. Albaraka, S. K. Singh, S. Ghnimi, Z. Asfari, D. Trébouet, Solvent Extraction and ion Exhange, 2011, (29), 534-550

2010 :

198. Characterization of a Self-Assembled Monolayer Based on a Calix[4]Crown-Derivate : Fabrication of a Chemical Sensor sensitive to Calcium
I. A. Marques de Oliveira, F. Vocanson, J.-P. Uttaro, Z. Asfari, C. A. Mills, J. Samitier, A. Errachid, J. Nonoscience Nanotechnol., 2010, (10), 413-420

197. Liquid liquid extraction of alkali picrates by dicyclohexyl-18-crown-6, effect of diluent
I. Natatou, Z. Asfari, M. Burgard, Journal de la Société Ouest Africaine de Chimie, 2010, (29), 81-87

196. Cation-π interaction in Complex Formation Betwen T+ Ion and Calix[4]crown-6 and Some calix[4]biscrown-6 Derivatives : Thallium-203 NMR, Proton NMR, and X-ray Evidence
H. Haddadi, N. Alizadeh, M. Shamsipur, Z. Asfari, V. Lippolis, C. Bazzicalupi, Inorg. Chem., 2010, (49), 6874-6882

195. Dynamic NMR Study of the Kinetics of Complexation of Tl+ Ion with Calix[4]crown-6
H. Haddadi, N. Alizadeh, M. Shamsipur, Z. Asfari, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, (51), 95-100

194. Weatstewater treatment by a Fonctionalized Calixarene
I. El Ghiouej, E. H. Rifi, A. Lebkiri, S. I. Ahmed, S. Marak, Z. Asfari, R. Bengueddour, Phys Chem. News, 2010, (51), 95-100

193. Anion recognition by phosphonium calix[4]arenes : synthesis and physico-chemical studies
R. Pomecko, Z. Asfari, V. Hubscher, M. Bochenska, F. Arnaud-Neu, Supramol. Chem., 2010, 22(5), 275

2009 :

192. Highly Sensitive and Selective Pol(vinyl chloride)-Membrane Potentiometric Sensors Based On a Calix[4]arene Derivative for 2-Furaldehyde
M. Shamsipur, A.A. Miran Beigi, M. Teymouri, S. Rasoolipour, Z. Asfari, Anal. Chem., 2009, 81, 6789-6796

191. Determination of stability constants between complexing agents and At(I) and At(III) Species present at ultra-trace concentrations
J. Champion, C. Alliot, S. Huclier, D. Deniaud, Z. Asfari, G. Montavon, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2009, 362, 2654-2661

190. Synthesis of phosphorylated calix[4]arene derivatives for the design of solid phases immobilising uranyl cations
E.B. Maroun, A. Hagège, C. Basset, E. Quéméneur, C. Vidaud, Z. Asfari, Supramol. Chem.,2009, 585-590

189. Design and Characterization of immunogens for raising antibodies directed towards chelated alkali metals
S. Safi, Z. Asfari, M. Leroy, C. Basset, E. Quéméneur, C. Vidaud, A. Hagège, Analyst, 2009, (134), 256-260

Patents :

P2.Calix[4]arène-couronnes, leur procédé de préparation et leur utilisation pour l’extraction sélective du césium
J.F. Dozol, V. Lamare, C. Bressot, R. Ungaro, A. Casnati, J. Vicens, Z. Asfari Brevet français 9702490, 03 mars 1997, Paris

P1.Calix[4]arènes-bis-couronnes, leur procédé de préparation et leur utilisation pour l’extraction sélective du césium et des actinides
Z. Asfari, J.F. Dozol, C. Hill, J. Vicens, Brevet français D.77583.3 M.D.I., 6 novembre 1992, Paris & Applicable aux USA B.11385.3 .D.T., 11 octobre 1994, Paris

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