Christian Detellier


Christian Detellier
Emeritus Professor

Room: 545 King Edward, room 19
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1460
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Dr. Detellier's team looks at the mechanisms of molecular recognition, the organization of supra molecular assemblies and their applications. They examine the design and synthesis of new organo-mineral materials, with potential applications in catalysis and in separation processes.

Selected publications
  • “PdNPs decoration of halloysite lumen via selective grafting of ionic liquid onto the aluminol surfaces and catalytic application”, G.K. Dedzo, G. Ngie, C. Detellier, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interf., 8, 4862-4869 (2016)
  • “Preparation and characterization of novel clay/scleroglucan nanocomposites”, R. Mansa, L. Dzene, A. Quintela, F. Rocha, C. Detellier, Appl. Clay Sci., 126, 235-244 (2016)
  • “Synthesis and catalytic application of palladium nanoparticles supported on kaolinite-based nanohybrid materials” G. Ngie, G.K. Dedzo, C. Detellier, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 45, 9065 – 9072 (2016).
  • “Functional nanohybrid materials derived from kaolinite” G.K. Dedzo, C. Detellier Appl. Clay Sci., 130, 33-39 (2016)
  • “Intercalation of a block co-polymer in kaolinite”, J. Fafard, C. Detellier, J. Coll. Interf. Sci., 450, 361-365 (2015)
  • “From platy kaolinite to nanorolls”, C. Detellier and R. A. Schoonheydt, Elements, 10, 201-206 (2014)

Fields of Interest

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Organo-mineral materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanohybrids
  • Clays
  • Intercalation
  • Multinuclear magnetic resonance
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