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Resp. Pr. Laurence Charles

Spectrometry team Applied to Structural Characterization (SACS)
Resp. Pr. Laurence Charles


The main objective of the SACS team is to develop new analytical methodologies, based on mass spectrometry (MS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), to characterize structure, dynamics, and the reactivity of organic and inorganic compounds in liquid phase, solid, and gel. The team includes a group of specialists whose research activities contribute, on the one hand, to the improvement of each of these three spectroscopic techniques, and, on the other hand, to the emergence of synergies via the association targeted of these complementary techniques. The team is thus working on a wide range of analytical issues and distinct systems (eg polymers, complex mixtures, dendrimers, spin adducts) in the context of academic or industrial collaborations.


  • mass spectrometry, more particularly applied to synthetic polymers and dendrimers
  • NMR of the high resolution liquid (structures and molecular interactions)
  • Diffusional NMR (liquid / HRMAS): PGSE and DOSY experiments
  • Solid state NMR and Nuclear Dynamic Polarization (DNP)
  • spin-traping coupling/RPE/MS
  • physico-chemistry of the radicals


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Laurence Charles Pr AMU
Giulia Mollica CR CNRS Chao Chen Doctorante
Hélène Pizzala MCF AMU
André Thévand Pr AMU
Pierre Thureau MCF AMU
Aura Tintaru MCF AMU
Béatrice Tuccio MCF AMU
Stéphane Viel PR AMU


Aix-Marseille University
Institut de Chimie Radicalaire, UMR 7273
SACS team
Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen
Cases 511 et 512
13397 Marseille cedex 20
Tel: +33 (0)4 91 28 86 78

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Backed by the Spectropole, a component of the technological platform of the Marseille Federation of Chemical Sciences, the SACS team aims to develop (...)

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