Our research projects are based on the rich chemistry of transition metals by using enzymatic processes to promote more sustainable catalytic reactions. In particular, I lead the theme Oxidation chemistry in Artificial Photosynthesis but I have also explored methods for the electrochemical production of dihydrogen (see theme Reduction Reactions). In parallel, I am conducting theoretical studies (DFT and Hartree Fock) to rationalize the nature of the active species involved in the transformations we are studying and to guide the design of more efficient catalysts.
On the teaching side, I mainly work at the at IUT d'Orsay (200h a year).
Keywords : Artificial photosynthesis / Sustainable chemistry / Bioinspired chemistry / Small molecule activation / Iron / Non innocent Ligands / Mechanism / Structure-properties relationship / Electrocatalysis / Photocatalysis / PCET / Spin / DFT / CAS / Ambiliphilic ligand / Late Transition metal / Dual catalysis / Lanthanides
Previously : After a M2 in fine chemistry (ENSICAEN), I developped my expertise in coordination chemistry at Didier Bourissou's group (LBPB, Toulouse). I pursued with 2 post docs in organometallic chemistry and catalysis in the groups of Alois Fürstner (Max Planck Institute, Mülheim), then Vincent Gandon (ICMMO, Orsay) where I started to practice DFT calculations.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Copper Salts as Additives in Gold(I)-Catalyzed Reactions. A. Guérinot, W. Fang, M. Sircoglou, C. Bour, S. Bezzenine-Lafollée, V. Gandon, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 5848-5852
Click Chemistry as a Convenient Tool for the Incorporation of a Ruthenium Chromophore and a Nickel–Salen Monomer into a Visible-Light-Active Assembly. C. Herrero, L. Batchelor, A. Baron, S. El Ghachtouli, S. Sheth, R. Guillot, B. Vauzeilles, M. Sircoglou, T. Mallah, W. Leibl, A. Aukauloo, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 2013, 494-499
Heterobimetallic Rare Earth–Lithium Complexes with Fewer Than Three Binaphtholates. M. Sircoglou, J. Yang, R. Guillot, S. Bezzenine-Lafollée, V. Gandon, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 2013, 2807-2811