Photosynthèse artificielle ICCMO (Ally Aukauloo)


Equipe Photosynthèse Artificielle, Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique (LCI), Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay (ICMMO, UMR 8182), Bât. 420, Université Paris-sud/Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay Cedex



Artificial Photosynthesis, Photoinduced electron transfer, Small molecules activation, Electrocatalysis, Photocatalysis

5 Recent Publications

  1. Chararalambidis, G.; Das, S.; Trapali, A.; Quaranta, A.; Orio, M.; Halime, Z.; Fertey, P.; Guillot, R.; Coutsolelos, A.; Leibl, W.; Aukauloo, A.; Sircoglou, M., “Water Molecules Gating a Photoinduced One-Electron Two-Protons Transfer in a Tyrosine/Histidine (Tyr/His) Model of Photosystem II” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57 (29), 9013-9017.
  2. Gotico, P.; Boitrel, B.; Guillot, R.; Sircoglou, M.; Quaranta, A.; Halime, Z.; Leibl, W.; Aukauloo, A., “Second-Sphere Biomimetic Multipoint Hydrogen-Bonding Patterns to Boost CO2 Reduction of Iron Porphyrins” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58 (14), 4504-4509.
  3. Vo, N. T.; Mekmouche, Y.; Tron, T.; Guillot, R.; Banse, F.; Halime, Z.; Sircoglou, M.; Leibl, W.; Aukauloo, A., “A Reversible Electron Relay to Exclude Sacrificial Electron Donors in the Photocatalytic Oxygen Atom Transfer Reaction with O2 in Water” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58 (45), 16023-16027.
  4. Gotico, P.; Moonshiram, D.; Liu, C.; Zhang, X.; Guillot, R.; Quaranta, A.; Halime, Z.; Leibl, W.; Aukauloo, A., “Spectroscopic Characterisation of a Bio-Inspired Ni-Based Proton Reduction Catalyst Bearing a Pentadentate N2S3 Ligand with Improved Photocatalytic Activity” Chemistry – A European Journal 2020, 26 (13), 2763-2763.
  5. Gotico, P.; Roupnel, L.; Guillot, R.; Sircoglou, M.; Leibl, W.; Halime, Z.; Aukauloo, A., Atropisomeric “Hydrogen Bonding Control for CO2 Binding and Enhancement of Electrocatalytic Reduction at Iron Porphyrins” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2020, 59 (50), 22451-22455.

Group Members in MAPYRO

Prof. Ally Aukauloo (ally.aukauloo@universite-paris-saclay)

Dr. Zakaria Halime (zakaria.halime@universite-paris-saclay)

Dr. Marie Sircoglou (marie.sircoglou@universite-paris-saclay)

Dr. Winfried Leibl (

Dr. Annamaria Quaranta (