Dr Benoit Habermeyer


Chief Executive Officer of PorphyChem


Dr. Benoit Habermeyer is Chief Executive Officer of PorphyChem. He received a PhD. in Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Burgundy in Dijon. In 2012, he was awarded from the French Research Ministry for the project “Porphyrin Technology”. One year later, he founded the SAS PorphyChem with Prof. Roger Guilard and Dr. Jean-Michel Barbe. His expertise ranges from the design to the synthesis of porphyrins, phthalocyanines, BODIPYs and other related compounds. He is skilled in bulk production, optimization of chemical process, purification, extraction and characterization techniques.


  • Member of the Supervisory Board
  • Supervisor of secondments and practical rotations on larger scale synthesis and quality control

Key publications:

  • Prototropically allosteric probe for superbly selective DNA analysis
    Fan Lin, Yufeng Zhou, Qiusha Li, Xiaoshun Zhou, Yong Shao, Benoit Habermeyer, Hui Wang, Xinghua Shi, Zhiai Xu, Analytical Chemistry, 201789, 9299–9306.
  • Electrochemistry, Spectroelectrochemistry and Catalytic Activity of Biscobalt Bisporphyrin Dyads Towards Dioxygen Reduction
    Ping Chen, Hoyi Lau, Benoit Habermeyer, Claude P. Gros, Jean-Michel Barbe and Karl M. Kadish, Journal of  Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Special Issue dedicated to Pr. J. Shelnutt, 2011, 15, 467–479.
  • Manganese(IV)–Oxo Porphyrin–Catalyzed C–C Bond Formation and Facile Formation of meso–meso Linked Porphyrin Dimer
    Atsuro Takai, Benoit Habermeyer, and Shunichi Fukuzumi, Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 6804–6806.
  • Dynamics of Closure of a Zinc Bisporphyrin Molecular Tweezer with Copper(II) Ion and Electron Transfer
    Benoit Habermeyer, Atsuro Takai, Claude P. Gros, Maya El Ojaimi, Jean–Michel Barbe, and Shunichi Fukuzumi, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2011, 17, 10670–10681.
  • Three–Metal Coordination by Novel Bisporphyrin Architectures,
    Jean–Michel Barbe, Benoit Habermeyer, Tony Khoury, Claude P. Gros,  Philippe Richard,  Ping Chen and Karl M. Kadish, Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 49, 8929–8940.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement n°764837