Pierre-Edouard Danjou

Assistant Professor

Supramolecular Chemistry (CS) Team

Pierre-Edouard DANJOU

Université Littoral Cote d’Opale
145 Avenue Maurice Schuman
 59140 Dunkerque

Tel : +33 (0)3 28 65 82  57

Mail : danjou@univ-littoral.fr

Pierre-Edouard Danjou was born in the north of France in 1986. He studied chemistry successively at the University of Littoral Côte d’Opale (ULCO), the University of Glasgow, the University of Rouen and obtained a Master’s degree in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry from the University of Lille 1. He pursued a doctoral thesis in organic and supramolecular chemistry on the “Development of new fluoroionophores and chelating supports in order to improve iron characterization in atmospheric particles “supported at the ULCO in 2012. He continue his career with a postdoc at the Université Libre de Bruxelles under the direction of Professor Ivan Jabin on the demethylation of functionalized calix[6]arenes.

Appointed as Lecturer in September 2013, his research activities focus on the synthesis and study of supramolecules for the detection and / or trapping of species of environmental interest. He is particularly interested in the recognition properties of calix [4] pyrroles.

Bibliometric information's (Publons, Scopus - october 2020)

  • Number of articles : 18
  • h-index : 5
  • Total citations : 105
  • Number of reviews: 38
  • Editorial activity: 1


  • Amaury Kasprowiak, Ishfaq Ahmad Rather, Rashid Ali, Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Revisiting β-dicyanovinyl substituted calix[4]pyrrole: toward the chemodosimetric detection of hydrazine in solution, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1287, 2023, 135694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2023.135694.
  • Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Saâd Bouhsina, Sylvain Billet, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Show must go on: Large interactive touchscreen as an opportunity for hybrid teaching during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Journal of Chemical Education, 100, 2023, 1149–1154. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00833.
  • Ishfaq Ahmad Rather, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Rashid Ali, Aryl-and Superaryl-Extended Calix[4]pyrroles: From Syntheses to Potential Applications, Topics in Current Chemistry, 381 (7), 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41061-022-00419-0.
  • Amaury Kasprowiak, Clémence Moitessier, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Contribution of benchtop NMR spectroscopy to the identification of unknown liquids separated by fractional distillation, Journal of Chemical Education, 98, 2021, 2398-2402. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00084.
  • Kirill Kondratenko, Irina Carlescu, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Yahia Boussoualem, Aurel Simion, Benoit Duponchel, Jean-François Blach, Christian Legrand, Nicolae Hurduc, Abdelylah Daoudi, Novel organic semiconductor based on 2-amino-anthracene: synthesis, charge transporting and photoconductive properties, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 23, 2021, 13885-13894. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CP01427G.
  • Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Distance teaching of organic chemistry tutorials during the COVID-19 pandemic: focus on the use of videos and social-media, Journal of Chemical Education, 97, 2020, 3168. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00485.
  • Clémence Moitessier, Khémesse Kital, Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Francine Cazier-Dennin*, 4-Methoxy- ortho-phthalaldehyde: a promising derivatizing agent for the fluorimetric evaluation of histamine in seafood, Talanta Open, 2, 2020, 100014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talo.2020.100014.
  • Amaury Kasprowiak, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Flash chromatography system: a practical tool for demonstrating the influence of silica particles size on chromatographic separation, Journal of Chemical Education, 97, 2020, 93168. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00929.
  • Corentin Musa, Antoine Kervoëlen, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Alain Bourmaud, François Delattre, Bio-based unidirectional composite made of flax fibre and isosorbide-based epoxy resin, Materials Letters, 258, 2020, 126818. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2019.126818.
  • Nancy AlHaddad, Radwan Sidaoui, Malek Tabbal, Ismail Abbas, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Rana Baydoun, Omar El Samad, Ahmad Rifai, Application of Doehlert experimental design for the removal of Radium from aqueous solution by cross-linked calix[4]pyrrole-polymers using Barium stable isotope, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 2020, 4325–4336. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-07021-w.
  • Nancy AlHaddad, Ahmad Rifai, Amaury Kasprowiak, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, Water-insoluble phenoxycalix[4]pyrrole-epichlorohydrin polymer: synthesis, characterization and unexpected anions extraction from aqueous solutions, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 17, 2019, 7330-7336. https://doi.org/DOI:10.1039/C9OB01306G.
  • Ahmad Rifai, Nancy AlHaddad, Manal Noun, Ismail Abbas, Malek Tabbal, Rania Chatila, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Pierre-Edouard Danjou*, A click mediated route to a novel fluorescent pyridino-extended calix[4]pyrrole sensor: synthesis and binding studies, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 17, 2019, 5818-5825. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9OB01106D.
  • Clémence Moitessier, Ahmad Rifai, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Isabelle Mallard, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Efficient synthesis of 4-substituted-ortho-phthalaldehyde analogues: Toward the emergence of new building blocks, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 15, 2019, 721-726. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.15.67.
  • Corentin Musa, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Antoine Pauwels, Francine Cazier-Dennin, François Delattre, Ultrasound-Assisted Heterogeneous Synthesis of Bio-Based Oligo-Isosorbide Glycidyl Ethers: Towards Greener Epoxy Precursors, Molecules, 24, 2019, 1643. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24091643.

Joyce Azzi, Lizette Auezova, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Sophie Fourmentin, Hélène Greige-Gerges, First evaluation of drug-in-cyclodextrin-in-liposomes as an encapsulating system for nerolidol, Food Chemistry, 255, 2018, 399-404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.02.055

  • Joyce Azzi, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, David Landy, Steven Ruellan, Lizette Auezova, Hélène Greige-Gerges, Sophie Fourmentin, The effect of cyclodextrin complexation on the solubility and photostability of nerolidol as pure compound and as main constituent of cabreuva essential oil. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 13, 2017, 835–844. http://dx.doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.13.84
  • Guillaume Vermet, Stéphanie Degoutin, F. Chai, M. Maton, C. Flores, C. Neut, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Bernard Martel, Nicolas Blanchemain, Prolonged delivery of ciprofloxacin from a cyclodextrin modified PLLA knit for visceral surgery purposes. Acta Biomaterialia, 53, 2017, 222-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2017.02.017
  • Isabelle Delsarte, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Etienne Veignie, Catherine Rafin, Synthesis of modified potato starches for aqueous solubilization of benzo[a]pyrene. Carbohydrate Polymers, 144, 2016, 83-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.01.071
  • François Delattre, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Ludovic Leleu, Dorothée Dewaele, David Landy, Isabelle Mallard, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Carbazole-desferrioxamine: a highly useful Fe3+ sensitive probe for airborne particulate matter. Talanta, 144, 2015, 451-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2015.06.071
  • Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Gaël De Leener, Damien Cornut, Steven Moerkerke, Samir Mameri, Angélique Lascaux, Johan Wouters, Andrea Brugnara, Benoit Colasson, Olivia Reinaud, Ivan Jabin, Supramolecular Assistance for the Selective Demethylation of Calixarene-Based Receptors. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80, 2015, 5084-5091. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.5b00464
  • Matthieu Becuwe, Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Francine Cazier-Dennin, Patrice Woisel, François Delattre, Immobilization of fluorescent chemosensor on pyrogenic silica: A promising device for gaseous detection, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 450, 2015, 62–67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2015.02.041
  • Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Joël Lyskawa, François Delattre, Matthieu Becuwe, Patrice Woisel, Steven Ruellan, Sophie Fourmentin, Francine Cazier-Dennin, New fluorescent and electropolymerisable N-azacrown carbazole as a selective probe for iron (III) in aqueous media. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 171–172, 2012, 1022-1028. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2012.06.027
  • Pierre-Edouard Danjou, Damien Wallyn, Francine Cazier-Dennin, François Delattre, Ultrasound-promoted tosylation of oligo(ethylene glycols). Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 19 (6), 2012, 1201-1204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2012.04.010

Scientific Edition

Special Issue Guest Editor: “Supramolecules for Catalysis”. Catalysts, MDPI


Peer review activity

  • Chemical Communications, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Analytica Chimica Acta, Elsevier
  • Antioxydants, MDPI
  • Catalysts, MDPI
  • Molecules, MDPI
  • Applied Sciences, MDPI
  • Analytical Methods, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Journal of Chemical Education, American Chemical Society
  • SynOpen, Thieme (Crowd Reviewer)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Studies of the Master 1 Chemical Analysis, Industrial Control, Environment (ACCIE) (2016-present). This master’s degree is open to work-study students from M1.
  • President of the Jury of the ACCIE Master 2 (2017-present)
  • ACCIE master’s website:

Press article

Profile highlighted in Chemistry World (RSC) in the serie « Chemists amid coronavirus ». 2 october 2020