CE07 - Chimie moléculaire

Greener Oxygenations and Halogenations via Electrochemical O2 Activation – GOAL

Submission summary

Oxygenation and halogenation of hydrocarbons are oxidation reactions at the heart of industrial processes for the formation of a wide variety of products. These reactions are often not performed under sustainable conditions (harmful oxidants, high T and P) and there is an urgent need to find economically and ecologically viable alternatives. By carrying out the reductive activation of O2, Fe-based enzymes effectively catalyze both oxygenations and halogenations (in the presence of halide). We propose an original approach inspired by natural systems, which combines synthetic, spectroscopic and electrochemical tools to study the activation of O2 by Fe or Mn complexes and lead to these oxygenation or halogenation reactions (in the presence of halide). This approach based on complementary techniques will improve the fundamental knowledge of O2 activation and the development of electrocatalytic oxidation processes under mild conditions.

Project coordination

Frédéric Banse (Université Paris-Saclay)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LEM Université Paris Cité
ICMMO Université Paris-Saclay
ITODYS Université Paris Cité

Help of the ANR 531,678 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2022 - 48 Months

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