Ismail Hijazi

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The development of innovative techniques for the functionalization of carbon nanotubes that preserve their exceptional quality, while robustly enriching their properties, is a central issue for their integration in applications. In this work, we describe the formation of a covalent network of porphyrins around MWNT surfaces. The approach is based on the(More)
The comparison of two series of preorganized strapped porphyrins, derived from both the alphabetaalphabeta and alphaalphabetabeta conformers of meso-tetrakis(aminophenyl)porphyrin, and the coordination studies of their affinity for O(2) are reported. Both series of ligands bear a proximal built-in axial base and a polar distal side defined by either a(More)
Herein the synthesis, characterization, and organization of a first-generation dendritic fulleropyrrolidine bearing two pending porphyrins are reported. Both the dendron and the fullerene derivatives were synthesized by Cu(I) -catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC). The electron-donor-acceptor conjugate possesses a shape that allows the formation of(More)
This study compares the behavior as cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) functional and structural models of a series of reported and unreported ligands that provide either a binding site for copper without a built-in proximal base, or both a flexible binding site for copper and a built-in proximal base, or a fixed binding site for copper with a built-in proximal(More)
A general method to synthesize various alphabeta alphabeta bis-strapped porphyrins, with a different functionalization on each side of the macrocycle, is described. The resulting new chelates may find applications as analogues of heme protein active sites, bifunctional chelates, or specific bis-chelating molecules with potential medical utility.
A bis-strapped porphyrin with two intramolecular nitrogen bases was synthesized, and its zinc(II), iron(II), and iron(III) complexes have been structurally characterized. Whereas the zinc(II) complex is square pyramidal five-coordinate and the iron(II) complex is six-coordinate despite a significant distortion of the macrocycle induced by the rigidity of(More)
A series of myoglobin active site analogues were synthesized and characterized to investigate the dioxygen binding effects of a flexible distal strap over the coordination site. These four synthetic models differ mostly by the shape and polarity of their cavities and also possibly by motion of the distal strap attached to two of the meso carbon atoms. Each(More)
The assembly of imidazole-functionalized phenanthroline-strapped zinc porphyrins (ZnPorphen) with alkyl or polyethylene glycol (PEG) side chains was studied in solution and by AFM after casting on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) or mica. The nature of the solvent and its evaporation time influenced the morphology of the objects observed. On HOPG,(More)
Synthesis of a bis-strapped porphyrin with a pyridyl residue on one side and a malonic acid on the other side gives after iron(II) insertion a six-coordinate complex in which both apical groups are the two axial ligands of the iron atom. Unexpectedly, this six-coordinate iron(II) complex proves to be high-spin, likely due to some stabilization of the axial(More)
We have previously described Pb(II) and Bi(III) bimetallic complexes with overhanging carboxylic acid strapped porphyrins in which one metal ion is bound to the N-core ("out-of-plane", OOP), whereas the second one is bound to the strap ("hanging-atop", HAT). In such complexes, the hemidirected coordination sphere of a HAT Pb(II) cation provides sufficient(More)
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