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Mathey, P.; Fernandez, I.; Morin, J.-F. Exploring C-C Bond Formation Reactions for Expanding Azulene Derivatives at the 2- and/or 6-positions New J. Chem. 2024, in press.

Jolly, A.; Fecteau, C.-É.; Johnson, P. A.; Morin, J.-F. Parameters Influencing the Photochemical Cyclodehydrochlorination (CDHC) Reaction ChemPlusChem 2024, in press. 

Chamelot, G.; Idir, M.; Leclerc, M.; Morin, J.-F. Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of Graphite in a Low Boiling-Point Solvent Using 2,6-Azulene-Based Conjugated Copolymers as Stabilizers ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2024, 6, 170.

Lirette, F.; Darvish, A.; Zhou, Z.; Wei, Z.; Renn, L.; Petrukhina, M. A.; Weitz, R. T.; Morin, J.-F. Dibenzannulated peri-Acenoacenes From Anthanthrene Derivatives Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 10184.

Mulla, K.; Morin, J.-F. Anthanthrene Derivatives as Fluorophores for the Detection of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) with Aggregation Induced Emission (AIE) Properties ChemSelect 2023, 14, 1206.

Mottoul, M.; Giljean, S.; Pac, M.-J.; Landry, V. Self-Healing Polyacrylate Coatings with Dynamic H-Bonds Between urea Groups J. Polym. Appl. Sci. 2023, 140, e53853.

Chamelot, G.; Idir, M.; Leclerc, M.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis and Properties of 2,6-Azulene-Based Conjugated Polymers and their Applications in Dispersing Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Polym. Chem. 2023, 14, 1206.

Mathey, P.; Lirette, F.; Fernandez, I.; Renn, L.; Weitz, R. T.; Morin, J.-F. Annulated Azuleno[2,1,8-ija]azulenes: Synthesis and Properties Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202216281.

Jayswal, V. K.; Ritcey, A. M.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis of Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles by Dispersion Polymerization of Acetylene Nanoscale Advances 2023, 5, 337. 

Gagnon, F.; Tremblay, V.; Soldera, A.; Ocheje, M.U.; Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Leclerc, M.; Morin, J.-F. 2,9-Dibenzo[b,def]chrysene as a Building Block for Organic Electronics Mater. Adv. 2022, 3, 599. 

Miao, D.; Di Michele, V.; Gagnon, F.; Aumaitre, C.; Lucotti, A.; Del Zoppo, M.; Lirette, F.; Tommasini, M.; Morin, J.-F.Pyrrole-Embedded Linear and Helical Graphene Nanoribbons J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 11302.

Du, Y.; Lovell, HB; Lirette, F.; Morin, J.-F.; Plunkett, KN  Electron Accectors Based on Cyclopentannulated Anthanthrenes J.Org. Chem. 202186, 1456.

Sweet, S.; Coulson, D.; Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F.; Wagner, B.Synthesis and Polarity-Sensitive Fluorescent Properties of a Novel Water-Soluble Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Can J. Chem. 202199, 397.

Package, C.; Brown, S.; Klempberg-Sapieha, JE; Morin, J.-F.; Landry, V.S.elf-Healing UV-Curable Acrylate Coatings for Wood Finishing System, Part 2: Impact of Monomer Structure and Self-Healing Parameters on Self-Healing Efficiency Coatings 2021,11, 1328.


Package, C.; Schmitt, T.; Klemberg-Sapieha, JE; Morin, J.-F.; Landry, V.Self-Healing UV Curable Acrylate Coatings for Wood Finishing System, Part 1: Impact of the Formulation on Self-Healing Efficiency Coatings 202010, 770.

Jolly, A.; Miao, D.; Daigle, M. Morin, J.-F.Emerging Bottom-Up Strategies for the Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons and Related Structures Angelw. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059, 4624.

Darveau, P.; Maltese, R.; Roy, J.; Poirier, D.; Morin, J.-F.Synthesis and pharmacokinetic study of poly (ethylene oxide) triazole dendrimers decorated with aminosteroids as anticancer agent J.Polym. Science. 202058, 654.

Whitty-Léveillé, L.; Aumaitre, C.; Morin, J.-F.; Reynier, N.; Lariviere, D.Design of an adsorbent-bearing silica Schiff base ligand for the highly efficient removal of uranium and thorium in acidic solutions Sep. Science. Technology. 2019228, 115709.

Lirette, F.; Aumaitre, C.; Fecteau, C.-E.; Johnson, PA; Morin, J.-F.Synthesis and Properties of Conjugated Polymers Based on a Ladderized Anthanthrene Unit ACS Omega 20194, 14742.

Bae, YJ; Kryaniak, MD; Majewski, MB; Desroches, M.; Morin, J.-F.; Wu, Y.-L.; Wasielewski, MRCompetition between Singlet Fission and Spin-Orbit-Induced Intersystem Crossing in Anthanthrene and Anthanthrone Derivatives ChemPlusChem 201984, 1432.


Aumaitre, C.; Morin, J.-F.Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Potential Building Blocks for Organic Solar Cells Chem. Rec. 201919, 1142.

Aumaitre, C.; Fong, D.; Adronov, A.; Morin, J.-F.Anthanthrene-Based Conjugated Polymers for the Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Polym. Chem. 201910, 6440.


Galbraith, T.; Roy, V.; Bourget, J.-M.; Tsutsumi, T.; Picard-Deland, M.; Morin, J.-F.; Gauvin, R.; Ismail, AA; Auger, FACell Seeding on UV-C-Treated 3D Polymeric Templates Allows for Cost-Effective Production of Small-Caliber Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels Biotech. J. 20191, 1800306.

Miao, D.; Daigle, M.; Boismenu-Lavoie, J.; Lucotti, A.; Tomassini, M.; Morin J.-F.Toward Thiophene- Canceled Graphene Nanoribbons Angelw. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 3588.


Desroches, M.; Morin, J.-F.Anthanthrene as a Super-Extended Tetraphenylethylene for Aggregation-Induced Emission Org. Lett. 201820, 2797.

Miao, D.; Aumaître, C.; Morin, J.-F.Photochemical Synthesis of p-Extended Ullazine Derivatives as New Electron Donor for Efficient Conjugated DA PolymersJ. Mater. Chem. C 2019, 7, 3015.

Desroches, M.; Morin, J.-F.Wurster-Type Anthanthrene Polyradicaloid-Cations Macromol. Rapid. Com. 2018,39, 1800214.

Lapini, A.; Fanetti, S.; Citroni, M.; Bini, R.; Gilbert, C.-O.; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Morin, J.-F.Topochemical Polymerization of Phenylacetylene Macrocycles under Pressure J. Phys. Chem. VS 2018122, 20034.

Tahir, N.; Nyayachavadi, A.; Morin, J.-F.; Rondeau-Gagne, S.Recent Progress in the Stabilization of Supramolecular Assemblies with Functional Polydiacetylenes Polym. Chem. 20189, 3019.

Jump, E.; Gilbert, C.-O.; Morin, J.-F.; Terfort, A.; Zharnikov, M. Mixed Monomolecular Films with Embedded Dipolar Groups on Ag(111) J. Phys. Chem. VS 2018122, 19514. 

Jump, E.; Gilbert, C.-O.; Boismenu-Lavoie, J.; Morin, J.-F.; Zharnikov, M.Mixed Aliphatic Self-Assembled Monolayers with Embedded Polar Group J. Phys. Chem. VS 2017121, 23017.

Cabarcos, OM; Schuster, S.; Hehn, I.; Zhang, PP; Maitani, MM; Sullivan, N.; Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F.; Weiss, PS, Zojer, E.; Zharnikov, M.; Allara, DLEffects of Embedded Dipole Layers on Electrostatic Properties of Alkanethiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers J. Phys. Chem. VS 2017121, 15815.

Picard-Lafond, A.; Daigle, M.; Morin, J.-F.Tetraphenylethene-diyne hybrid nanoparticles from Glaser-type dispersion polymerization RSC Advances 2017,7, 36132

Desroches, M.; Burrezo, PM; Boismenu-Lavoie, J.; Alvarez, MP; Gomez-Garcia, CJ; Matxain, JM; Casanova, D.; Morin, J.-F.; Casado, J.  Breaking Bonds and Forming Nanographene Diradicals with Pressure Angelw. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 16212.

Daigle, M.; Morin, J.-F.Helical Conjugated Ladder Polymers: Tuning the Conformation and Properties through Edge Design Macromolecules 201750, 9257.

John, SV; Cimrova, V.; Ulbricht, C.; Pokorna, V.; Ruzicka, A.; Giguère, J.-B.; Lafleur-Lambert, A.; Morin, J.-F.; Iwuoha, E.; Egbe, DAMPoly[(arylene ethynylene)-alt-(arylene vinylene)]s Based on Anthanthrone and Its Derivatives: Synthesis and Photophysical, Electrochemical, Electroluminescent, and Photovoltaic Properties Macromolecules 201750, 8357.

Morin, J.-F.Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Vat Dyes for Organic Electronics J. Mater. Chem. VS 20175, 12298.

Picard-Lafond, A.; Morin, J.-F. Low-Temperature Synthesis of Carbon-Rich Nanoparticles with Clickable Surface for Functionalization Langmuir 201733, 5385.

Daigle, M.; Miao, D.; Lucotti, A.; Tommasini, M; Morin, J.-F. Helically Coiled Graphene Nanoribbons Angelw. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 6213. (Very Important Paper). inside cover.

Galeotti, G.; Ebrahimi, M.; Lipton-Duffin, J.; MacLeod, JM; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Morin, J.-F.; Rosei, F. 2D Supramolecular Networks of Dibenzonitrilediacetylene on Ag(111) Stabilized by Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201719, 10602.

Desroches, M.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis and Properties of a Trapezoid Shaped Macrocycle with Different [n]yne Units RSC Advances 20177, 17117.

Daigle, M.; Picard-Lafond, A.; Soligo, E.; Morin, J.-F. Regioselective Synthesis of Nanographenes by the Photochemical Cyclodehydrochlorination Reaction Angelw. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 2042. Highlighted in SYNFACTS 03/2016.

Lafleur-Lambert, A.; Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F. Conjugated Polymers Based on 4,10-Bis(thiophen-2-yl)anthanthrone: Synthesis, Characterization, and Fluoride-Promoted Photoinduced Electron TransferMacromolecules 201548, 8376.

Desroches, M.; Courtemanche, M.-A.; Rioux, G.; Morin, J.-F.Synthesis and Properties of Rhomboidal Macrocyclic Subunits of Graphdiyne-Like NanoribbonsJ.Org. Chem. 201580, 10634.

Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F.  Super-Extended Tetrathiafulvalene: Synthesis, Optoelectronic Properties, Fullerene Complexation and Photooxidation Study J.Org. Chem. 2015,80, 6767.

Lafleur-Lambert, A.; Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F. Anthanthrene as a Large PAH Building Block for the Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers Polym. Chem. 2015,6, 4859.

Daigle, M.; Bi, W.; Légaré, M.-A.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G. Synthesis of Carboxylate Cp*Zr(IV) Species: Toward the Formation of Novel Metallocavitands Inorg. Chem. 2015,54, 5547.

Arseneault, M.; Wafer, C.; Morin, J.-F. Recent Advances in Click Chemistry Applied to Dendrimer Synthesis Molecules 201520, 9263.

Giguère, J.-B.; Sariciftci, NS; Morin, J.-F.Polycyclic Anthanthrene Small Molecules: Semiconductors for Organic Field-Effect Transistors and Solar Cells Applications J. Mater. Chem. VS 20153, 601.

Arseneault, M.; Leung, NLC; Fung, LT; Hu, R.; Morin, J.-F.; Tang, BZProbing the Dendritic Architecture Through AIE: Challenges and Success Polym. Chem. 20145, 6087.

Morin, J.-F.From Rods to Sheets in a Flash Nature Chem. 20146, 463.

Levesque, I.; Neabo, JR; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Morin, J.-F.Synthesis, Gelation and Topochemical Polymerization ofmeta-Linked Oligophenylenebutadiynylene Derivatives Org. Biomol. Chem. 201412, 9236.

Iden, H.; Fontaine, F.-G.; Morin, J.-F.Synthesis and Complexation Study of New ex-TTF-Based Hosts for Fullerenes Complexation Org. Biomol. Chem. 201412, 4117.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Neabo, JR; Daigle, M.; Cantin, K.; Morin, J.-F. Improving the Reactivity of Phenylacetylene Macrocycles Toward Topochemical Polymerization by Side Chains Modification Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 201410, 1613.

Iden, H.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G.Synthesis of tetrathiafulvalene-containing zirconium(IV) pincers and metallocavitands for hosting fullerenes Inorg. Chem. acta2014422, 235.

Giguère, J.-B.; Boismenu-Lavoie, J.; Morin, J.-F.Cruciform Alkynylated Anthanthrene Derivatives: A Structure-Properties Relationship Case Study J.Org. Chem. 201479, 2404.

Iden, H.; Bi, W.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G.Zirconium(IV) Metallocavitands as Blue-Emitting Materials Inorg. Chem. 201453, 2883.

Gagnon-Thibault, E.; Cosse, D.; Guillet-Nicolas, R.; Masoumifard, N.; Benard, P.; Kleitz, F.; Chahine, R.; Morin, J.-F.Nanoporous Ferrocene-Based Cross-Linked Polymers for Hydrogen Storage Application Micropor. mesopor. Mast. 2014188, 182.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Neabo, JR; Daigle, M.; Levesque, I.; Desroches, M.; Morin, J.-F.Carbon Nanomaterials From Pyrolysis of Polydiacetylene-Walled Nanorods Mater. Res. Express 20141, 015602.

Levesque, I.; Neabo, JR; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Daigle, M.; Morin, J.-F.Layered Graphitic Materials From a Molecular Precursor Chem. Science. 20145, 831.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Morin, J.-F. Preparation of Carbon Nanomaterials From Molecular Precursors Chem. Soc. Rev. 201443, 85.

Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis and Opto-Electronic Properties of 6,12-Bis(Amino) Anthanthrene Derivatives J.Org. Chem. 201378, 12769.

Morin, J.-F. Oligoyne Derivatives as Reactive Precursors for the Preparation of Carbon Nanomaterials Synlett 201324, 2032. (GUEST ACCOUNT)

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Neabo, JR; Desroches, M.; Levesque, I.; Daigle, M.; Cantin, K.; Morin, J.-F. Rigid Organic Nanotubes Obtained From Phenylene-Butadiynylene MacrocyclesChem. Com. 201349, 9546.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Neabo, JR; Desroches, M.; Cantin, K.; Soldera, A.; Morin, J.-F. The Importance of the Amide Configuration in the Gelation Process and Topochemical Polymerization of Phenylacetylene MacrocyclesJ. Mater. Chem. C 20131, 2680-2687 (invited, published on the web collection “Rising Stars and Young Nanoarchitects in Materials Science”).

Romeo Neabo, J.; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Vigier-Carrière, C.; Morin, J.-F. Soluble Conjugated One-Dimensional Nanowires Prepared by Topochemical Polymerization of a Butadiynes-Containing Star-Shaped Molecule in the Xerogel State Langmuir 201329, 3446-3452.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Neabo, JR; Desroches, M.; Larouche, J.; Brisson, J.; Morin, J.-F. Topochemical Polymerization of Phenylacetylene Macrocycles: A New Strategy for the Preparation of Organic Nanorods J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 110-113.

Giguère, J.-B.; Verolet, Q.; 4,10-Dibromoanthanthrone as a New Building Block for p-Type, n-Type and Ambipolar π-Conjugated Materials Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 372-381.

Garon, C.; Daigle, M.; Levesque, I.; Dufour, P.; Iden, H.; Tessier, C.; Maris, T.; Morin, J.-F.; Fontaine, F.-G. On the Interaction of Acetone with Electrophilic Metallocavitands having Extended Cavities Inorg. Chem.2012,51, 10384.

Romeo Neabo, J.; Vigier-Carrière, C.; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Morin, J.-F. Room Temperature Synthesis of Soluble, Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles from Organogel PrecursorsChem. Commmon. 2012,48, 10144-10146.

Cantin, K.; Lafleur-Lambert, A.; Dufour, P.; Morin, J.-F. Studies Toward the Synthesis of Phenylacetylene Macrocycle-Based Pseudorotaxanes as Building Blocks for Organic Nanotubes Eur. J.Org. Chem. 2012, 5335.

Arseneault, M.; Levesque, I.; Morin, J.-F. Efficient and Rapid Divergent Synthesis of Ethylene Oxide-Containing Dendrimers Through Catalyst-Free Click Chemistry Macromolecules 201245, 3687-3694.

Giguère, J.-B.; Morin, J.-F. New Strapped Porphyrin as Hosts for Fullerenes: Synthesis and Complexation Study Org. Biomol. Chem.2012,10, 1047-1051.

Arseneault, M.; Dufour, P.; Levesque, I.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis of a Controlled Three-Faced PAMAM Particle Polym. Chem. 20112, 2293-2298.

Lafleur-Lambert, A.; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Soldera, A.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis and Characterization of a New Ethynyl-Bridged-C60 Derivative Bearing a Diketopyrrolopyrrole Moiety Tetrahedron Lett. 2011,52, 5008-5011.

Cantin, K.; Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Roméo-Neabo, J.; Daigle, M.; Morin, J.-F. H-Bonding-Driven Gel Formation of a Phenylacetylene Macrocycle Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011,9, 4440-4443.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Lafleur-Lambert, A.; Soldera, A.; Morin, J.-F. Ethynyl-Bridged Fullerene Derivatives: Effect of the Secondary Group on Electronic PropertiesNew J. Chem. 2011,35, 942.

Roméo-Neabo, J.; Tohoundjona, KI; Morin, J.-F. Topochemical Polymerization of a Diarylbutadiyne Derivative in the Gel and Solid States Org. Lett. 201113, 1358-1362. Highlighted in SYNFACTS 05/2011.



Thibeault, D.; Morin, J.-F. Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Ammonium-Based Rotaxanes Molecules 2010,15, 3709.

Rondeau-Gagne, S.; Curutchet, C.; Grenier, F.; Scholes, GD; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis, Characterization and DFT Calculation of New Ethynyl-Bridged C60 Derivatives Tetrahedron 2010,66, 4230.

Thibeault, D.; Auger, M.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis of Fluorine-Containing Molecular Rotors and Their Assembly on Gold Nanoparticles Eur. J.Org. Chem. 2010, 3049.

Giguère, J.-B.; Thibeault, D.; Cronier, F.; Marois, J.-S.; Auger, M.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis of [2]- and [3]Rotaxanes Through Sonogashira Coupling Tetrahedron Lett. 2009,50, 5497.

Fiset, E.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis, Characterization and Modification of Dendronized Diblock Copolymers Having Azide-Containing Surface Polymer 2009,50, 1369.

Mermut, O.; Noiseux, I.; Diamond, KR; Leclair, S.; Ho, N.; Gallant, P.; Marois, J.-S.; Cormier, J.-F.; Morin, J.-F.; Vernon, ML; Patterson, MS “The Use of Magnetic Field Effects on Photosensitizer Luminescence as a Novel Probe for Optical Monitoring of Oxygen in Photodynamic Therapy Physics in Medicine and Biology 2009,54, 1.

Marois, J.-S.; Morin, J.-F. Synthesis and Surface Self-Assembly of [3]Rotaxane-Porphyrin Conjugates: Toward the Development of a Supramolecular Surface Tweezer for C60 Langmuir 2008,24, 10865.

Marois, J.-S.; Cantin, K.; Desmarais, A.; Morin, J.-F. [3]Rotaxane−Porphyrin Conjugate as a Novel Supramolecular Host for Fullerenes Org. Lett. 2008,10, 33.

Books and Chapters

Aumaitre, C.; Jolly, A.; Morin, J.-F. Toward Well-Defined Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Nanoribbons, Advanced Materials, pp. 389, De Gruyter, 2020. 


Leclerc, M.; Morin, J.-F. Co-Editor, Synthetic Methods for Conjugated Polymers and Carbon Nanomaterials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., February 2017, pp. 312;


Leclerc, M.; Morin, J.-F. Co-Editor “Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers”, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., April 2010, pp. 350.

Boudreault, P.-L.; Leclerc, M.; Morin, J.-F. “Synthesis of Poly(2,7-carbazole)s and Their Derivatives”, published in “Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers”, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., April 2010, pp. 350

Morin, J.-F. “Fullerenes, Graphenes and their Application in Functional Materials”, published in Advanced Materials Development: Moving from Structural Properties towards Specialized Functions, De Gruyter, coming in 2013.

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