Frédéric Banse

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Heme and nonheme monoxygenases and dioxygenases catalyze important oxygen atom transfer reactions to substrates in the body. It is now well established that the cytochrome P450 enzymes react through the formation of a high-valent iron(IV)-oxo heme cation radical. Its precursor in the catalytic cycle, the iron(III)-hydroperoxo complex, was tested for(More)
The green complex S=1 [(TPEN)FeO]2+ [TPEN=N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine] has been obtained by treating the [(TPEN)Fe]2+ precursor with meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid (m-CPBA). This high-valent complex belongs to the emerging family of synthetic models of Fe(IV)=O intermediates invoked during the catalytic cycle of biological systems.(More)
The reaction of the iron(ii) complex supported by the ligand L(5)(2)aH (2,2-dimethyl-N-[6-({[2-(methyl-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino)-ethyl]-pyridin-2-ylmethyl-amino}-methyl)-pyridin-2-yl]-propionamide) with dioxygen, in the presence of HClO(4) and NaBPh(4) yields the corresponding low spin (S = 1/2) Fe(III)(OOH) complex. This reaction, where the anion BPh(4)(-)(More)
Recent efforts to model the reactivity of iron oxygenases have led to the generation of nonheme FeIII(OOH) and FeIV(O) intermediates from FeII complexes and O2 but using different cofactors. This diversity emphasizes the rich chemistry of nonheme Fe(ii) complexes with dioxygen. We report an original mechanistic study of the reaction of [(TPEN)FeII]2+ with(More)
A heteroditopic ligand associated with a calix[6]arene scaffold bearing a tris(imidazole) coordinating site at its small rim and an amine/pyridine ligand at its large rim has been prepared, and its regioselective coordination to ZnII at the small rim and FeII in the amine/pyridine ligand has been achieved. The heterodinuclear complex obtained displays an(More)
In the present work we describe the synthesis and study of a RuII-FeII chromophore-catalyst assembly designed to perform the light-induced activation of an iron bound water molecule and subsequent photo-driven oxidation of a substrate. Using a series of spectroscopic techniques, we demonstrate that excitation of the chromophore unit with 450 nm light, in(More)
An artificial metalloenzyme based on the covalent grafting of a nonheme Fe(II) polyazadentate complex into bovine β-lactoglobulin has been prepared and characterized by using various spectroscopic techniques. Attachment of the Fe(II) catalyst to the protein scaffold is shown to occur specifically at Cys121. In addition, spectrophotometric titration with(More)