PhD Student (Year 3)



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Laboratoire SMS
Place Emile Blondel
76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan CEDEX


PhD Thesis

Chiral symmetry breaking of photosensitive materials, founded by French ministry of research, supervised by Dr. Ivo Rietveld, previsional date of defense on September 2021

  • 2016 : Licence chimie, University of Rouen-Normandy, France
  • 2018 : Master Chimie – Cristallisation, University of Rouen-Normandy, France
Work Experience
  •  2018 : Research engineer training period (SMS laboratory, University of Rouen-Normandy, 5 months)
  • 2017 : Research engineer training period and Contract Laboratory technician (SMS laboratory, University of Rouen-Normandy, 2 months)
  • 2016 : Research technician training period (NTNU department of organic chemistry, Trondheim, Norway, 3 months)
  • 2019-2020 : Teaching in inorganic chemistry at the University of Rouen (practical studies)
  • Oketani, R.; Hoquante, M.; Brandel, C.; Cardinael, P.; Coquerel, G. Practical Role of Racemization Rates in Deracemization Kinetics and Process Productivities. Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18 (11), 6417–6420.   

  • Oketani, R.; Takahashi, H.; Hoquante, M.; Brandel, C.; Cardinael, P.; Coquerel, G. NH-Form of a Threonine-Based Schiff Base in the Solid State. J. Mol. Struct. 2019, 1184, 36–40.

  • Oketani, R.; Hoquante, M.; Brandel, C.; Cardinael, P.; Coquerel, G. Resolution of an Atropisomeric Naphthamide by Second-Order Asymmetric Transformation: A Highly Productive Technique. Org. Process Res. Dev. 2019, 23 (6), 1197–1203.

  • Oketani, R.; Marin, F.; Tinnemans, P.; Hoquante, M.; Laurent, A.; Brandel, C.; Cardinael, P.; Meekes, H.; Vlieg, E.; Geerts, Y.; Coquerel, G. Deracemization in a Complex Quaternary System with a Second-Order Asymmetric Transformation by Using Phase Diagram Studies. Chem. – Eur. J. 2019, 25, 1–10.

  •  Hoquante, M.; Sanselme, M.; Rietveld, I. B.; Coquerel, G. Disappearing Conglomerates, Assessment of the Threat. Cryst. Growth Des. 2019.

  • Intaraboonrod, K.; Lerdwiriyanupap, T.; Hoquante, M.; Coquerel, G.; Flood, A. E. Temperature Cycle Induced Deracemization. Mendeleev Commun. 2020, 30 (4), 395–405.

Symposium Participation
  • Poster Presentation :

M. Hoquante, I. Rietveld and G. Coquerel, Disapearing conglomerates, BACG 50th annual conference, 9-11th July 2019, UK

Scientific Skills
Thermal Analysis (DSC – TG-DSC) – Interpretation
XRay Powder diffraction - user
Phase Diagram - Experimental Determination
Heterogeneous Equilibria
Microscopy (optical, electronic)
Chiral Resolution by Crystallization
Solution Crystallization (polymorphism control, crystal engineering, salt, co-crystals)
Specific Crystallization Processes (Viedma Ripenning, Melt Crystallization, Sublimation, Preferential Enrichment…)
Organic Synthesis
Organic Synthesis assisted by microwaves
Gel Crystallization
Spectroscopy (Raman, Infra-rouge, UV-vis, fluorescence)
NMR spectroscopy
Solid-state characterization (polymorphism, solvates, cocrystals, solid-solid transition)
Second Harmonic Generation