Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Ally Aukauloo

Bât. 420LCI – ICMMO
Université Paris-Saclay
Rue du doyen Georges Poitou
91405 Orsay Cedex

+33 1 69 15 47 49

Ma recherche s’est construite à partir de rencontres et elle repose, comme tant d'autres, sur les épaules des géants. Je me suis intéressé à la photosynthèse artificielle après l'étude de la réduction du dioxygène au laboratoire de James Collman, ainsi qu'au cours de discussions avec Jean Jacques Girerd et Bill Rutherford. Ce qui fut d'abord une curiosité de laboratoire pour mimer le processus ayant permis la vie oxygénique sur terre, est aujourd'hui reconnu comme la solution aux problèmes d’approvisionnement énergétique et contraintes environnementales. C'est en collaboration avec Winfried Leibl au CEA de Saclay que je participe à cette odyssée scientifique. Nous mettons en œuvre une chimie moléculaire qui capte l’énergie lumineuse pour réaliser la catalyse de transformations chimiques multiélectroniques. Nous accueillons des étudiants qui s’intéressent à la synthèse organique et inorganique, aux études photophysiques, aux méthodes spectroscopiques, à l'électrochimie ainsi qu'aux calculs théoriques.



Dissection of Light-Induced Charge Accumulation at a Highly Active Iron Porphyrin: Insights in the Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction. E. Pugliese, P. Gotico, I. Wehrung, B. Boitrel, A. Quaranta, M.-H. Ha-Thi, T. Pino, M. Sircoglou, W. Leibl, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, 61, e202117530

Proton-controlled Action of an Imidazole as Electron Relay in a Photoredox Triad. P. Gotico, C. Herrero, S. Protti, A. Quaranta, S. Sheth, R. Fallahpour, R. Farran, Z. Halime, M. Sircoglou, A. Aukauloo, W. Leibl, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2022, 21, 247-259

Intercepting a transient non-hemic pyridine N-oxide Fe(iii) species involved in OAT reactions. N. T. Vo, C. Herrero, R. Guillot, T. Inceoglu, W. Leibl, M. Clémancey, P. Dubourdeaux, G. Blondin, A. Aukauloo, M. Sircoglou, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 12836-12839

Imbroglio at a photoredox-iron-porphyrin catalyst dyad for the photocatalytic CO2 reduction. A. Trapali, P. Gotico, C. Herrero, M.-H. Ha-Thi, T. Pino, W. Leibl, G. Charalambidis, C. Athanassios, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, Comptes Rendus Chimie, 2021, 1-14

Second-sphere hydrogen-bonding enhances heterogeneous electrocatalytic CO2 to CO reduction by iron porphyrins in water. C. Zhang, D. Dragoe, F. Brisset, B. Boitrel, B. Lassalle-Kaiser, W. Leibl, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, Green Chem., 2021, 23, 8979-8987

Tracking Charge Accumulation in a Functional Triazole-Linked Ruthenium-Rhenium Dyad Towards Photocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction. P. Gotico, T.-T. Tran, A. Baron, B. Vauzeilles, C. Lefumeux, M.-H. Ha-Thi, T. Pino, Z. Halime, A. Quaranta, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, ChemPhotoChem, 2021, 5, 654-664

Enhanced Photoinduced Electron Transfer Through a Tyrosine Relay in a De Novo Designed Protein Scaffold Bearing a Photoredox Unit and a FeIIS4 Site. A. Tebo, A. Quaranta, V. L. Pecoraro, A. Aukauloo, ChemPhotoChem, 2021, 5, 665-668

Ligand Radical Mediated Water Oxidation by a Family of Copper o-Phenylene Bis-oxamidate Complexes. S. Chattopadhyay, A. Ghatak, Y. Ro, R. Guillot, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, A. Dey, Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 9442-9455

Tracking light-induced electron transfer toward O2 in a hybrid photoredox-laccase system. R. Farran, Y. Mekmouche, N. T. Vo, C. Herrero, A. Quaranta, M. Sircoglou, F. Banse, P. Rousselot-Pailley, A. J. Simaan, A. Aukauloo, T. Tron, W. Leibl, iScience, 2021, 24, 102378

Phthalocyanine as a Bioinspired Model for Chlorophyll f-Containing Photosystem II Drives Photosynthesis into the Far-Red Region. J. Follana-Berná, R. Farran, W. Leibl, A. Quaranta, Á. Sastre-Santos, A. Aukauloo, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60, 12284-12288

Through-Space Electrostatic Interactions Surpass Classical Through-Bond Electronic Effects in Enhancing CO2 Reduction Performance of Iron Porphyrins. A. Khadhraoui, P. Gotico, W. Leibl, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, ChemSusChem, 2021, 14, 1308-1315

Efficient light activation of a [Ru(bpy)(tpy)Cl]+ catalyst by a porphyrin photosensitizer at small driving force. G. Charalambidis, A. Charisiadis, S. Margiola, A. Coutsolelos, A. Aukauloo, W. Leibl, A. Quaranta, Polyhedron, 2020, 190, 114775

Recent advances in metalloporphyrin-based catalyst design towards carbon dioxide reduction: from bio-inspired second coordination sphere modifications to hierarchical architectures. P. Gotico, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 2381-2396

Atropisomeric Hydrogen Bonding Control for CO2 Binding and Enhancement of Electrocatalytic Reduction at Iron Porphyrins. P. Gotico, L. Roupnel, R. Guillot, M. Sircoglou, W. Leibl, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 22451-22455

Visible light-driven simultaneous water oxidation and quinone reduction by a nano-structured conjugated polymer without co-catalysts. J. Patel, X. Yuan, S. M. Marinho, W. Leibl, H. Remita, A. Aukauloo, Chem. Sci., 2020

Spectroscopic Characterisation of a Bio-Inspired Ni-Based Proton Reduction Catalyst Bearing a Pentadentate N2S3 Ligand with Improved Photocatalytic Activity. P. Gotico, D. Moonshiram, C. Liu, X. Zhang, R. Guillot, A. Quaranta, Z. Halime, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2020, 26, 2859 – 2868

A Reversible Electron Relay to Exclude Sacrificial Electron Donors in the Photocatalytic Oxygen Atom Transfer Reaction with O2 in Water. N. T. Vo, Y. Mekmouche, T. Tron, R. Guillot, F. Banse, Z. Halime, M. Sircoglou, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 16023-16027

Second-Sphere Biomimetic Multipoint Hydrogen-Bonding Patterns to Boost CO2 Reduction of Iron Porphyrins. P. Gotico, B. Boitrel, R. Guillot, M. Sircoglou, A. Quaranta, Z. Halime, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 4504-4509

Local ionic liquid environment at a modified iron porphyrin catalyst enhances the electrocatalytic performance of CO2 to CO reduction in water. A. Khadhraoui, P. Gotico, B. Boitrel, W. Leibl, Z. Halime, A. Aukauloo, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11630-11633

Visible Light-Driven Reduction of CO2 to CO and Its Subsequent Valorization in Carbonylation Chemistry and 13C Isotope Labelling. P. Gotico, A. Del Vecchio, D. Audisio, A. Quaranta, Z. Halime, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, ChemPhotoChem, 2018, 2, 715-719

Water Molecules Gating a Photoinduced One Electron Two Protons Transfer in a Tyr/His model of Photosystem II. G. Chararalambidis, S. Das, A. Trapali, A. Quaranta, M. Orio, Z. Halime, P. Fertey, R. Guillot, C. Athanassios, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, M. Sircoglou, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 9013-9017

Snapshots of Light Induced Accumulation of Two Charges on Methylviologen using a Sequential Nanosecond Pump–Pump Photoexcitation. T.-T. Tran, M.-H. Ha-Thi, T. Pino, A. Quaranta, C. Lefumeux, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9, 1086-1091

Light-Induced Activation of the Du Bois [RhII2(Esp)2] Catalyst for Nitrogen Atom Transfer Reactions. R. Farran, C. Ducloiset, J. Buendia, N. T. Vo, R. Guillot, Z. Halime, P. Dauban, W. Leibl, M. Sircoglou, A. Aukauloo, ChemPhotoChem, 2017, 1, 562-567

Time-Resolved Interception of Multiple-Charge Accumulation in a Sensitizer–Acceptor Dyad. S. Mendes marinho, M.-H. Ha-Thi, V.-T. Pham, A. Quaranta, T. Pino, C. Lefumeux, T. Chamaillé, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 11, 15936–15940

Intramolecular Photogeneration of a Tyrosine Radical in a Designed Protein. A. G. Tebo, A. Quaranta, C. Herrero, V. L. Pecoraro, A. Aukauloo, ChemPhotoChem, 2017, 1, 89-92

Light-driven electron transfer in a modular assembly of a ruthenium(II) polypyridine sensitiser and a manganese(II) terpyridine unit separated by a redox active linkage. DFT analysis. A. G. Tebo, S. Das, R. Farran, C. Herrero, A. Quaranta, R. Fallahpour, S. Protti, M.-F. Charlot, A. Aukauloo, W. Leibl, Comptes Rendus Chimie, 2017, 20, 323-332

Elucidating the light-induced charge accumulation in an artificial analogue of methane monooxygenase enzymes using time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy. D. Moonshiram, A. Picon, Á. Vázquez-Mayagoitia, X. Zhang, M.-F. Tu, P. Garrido-Barros, J.-P. Mahy, F. Avenier, A. Aukauloo, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2725-2728

Monoanionic Dipyrrin–Pyridine Ligands: Synthesis, Structure and Photophysical Properties. C. Ducloiset, P. Jouin, E. Paredes, R. Guillot, M. Sircoglou, M. Orio, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 2015, 5405-5410

Visible-Light-Driven Oxidation of Organic Substrates with Dioxygen Mediated by a [Ru(bpy)3]2+/Laccase System. L. Schneider, Y. Mekmouche, P. Rousselot-Pailley, A. J. Simaan, V. Robert, M. Réglier, A. Aukauloo, T. Tron, ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 3048-3051

Redox Noninnocence of the Bridge in Copper(II) Salophen and Bis(oxamato) Complexes. D. De Bellefeuille, M. Orio, A.-L. Barra, A. Aukauloo, Y. Journaux, C. Philouze, X. Ottenwaelder, F. Thomas, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 9013-9026

Synergistic "ping-pong" energy transfer for efficient light activation in a chromophore-catalyst dyad. A. Quaranta, G. Charalambidis, C. Herrero, S. Margiola, W. Leibl, A. Coutsolelos, A. Aukauloo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 24166-24172

Ingénierie de la photosynthese artificielle. J.-F. Cornet, A. Aukauloo, F. Gloaguen, W. Leibl, L'actualité chimique, 2015, 397-398, 69-74

Successive light-induced two electron transfers in a Ru-Fe supramolecular assembly: from Ru-Fe(ii)-OH2 to Ru-Fe(iv)-oxo. C. Herrero, A. Quaranta, M. Sircoglou, K. Senechal-David, A. Baron, I. M. Marin, C. Buron, J.-P. Baltaze, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, F. Banse, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 2323-2327

Carbon dioxide reduction via light activation of a ruthenium-Ni(cyclam) complex. C. Herrero, A. Quaranta, S. El Ghachtouli, B. Vauzeilles, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16, 12067-12072

Intramolecular photoinduced electron transfer in cobalt(II) chlathrochelate-zinc porphyrin assemblies leading to long-lived Co(I) species. S. El Ghachtouli, R. Guillot, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 2014, 18, 1125-1130

A nickel dimethyl glyoximato complex to form nickel based nanoparticles for electrocatalytic H2 production. S. Cherdo, S. E. Ghachtouli, M. Sircoglou, F. Brisset, M. Orio, A. Aukauloo, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 13514-13516

Electrochemical Implication of a Hydrogen-Bonded Imidazole on a Redox-Active-Bound Phenolate Group. S. El Ghachtouli, B. Lassalle-Kaiser, R. Guillot, A. Aukauloo, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 2014, 4750-4755