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AMU iSm2 Service 342
Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20

Phone number
0491 28 84 40

Career paths

2000-2001 : Stage post-doctoral en Spectroscopie Raman avec le Pof. Peter Hildebrandt au Max Planck Institut für Strahlenchemie, Mülheim / Ruhr (Allemagne) et à Instituto de Tecnológia Química e Biológica, Oeiras (Portugal) : « Active site structure and dynamics of redox proteins immobilised on electrodes using Surface Enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopy (SERRS)»
1997-2000 : Thèse au Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique, UMR CNRS 8613, Université Paris-Sud (Orsay), dirigée par le Prof Jean-Jacques GIRERD : " synthèse et études spectroscopiques de complexes du fer comme modèles de mono et de dioxygénases". Thèse soutenue le 6 octobre 2000.
1996 : Obtention de l' «Agrégation externe de Sciences Physiques Option Chimie ».
1993 -1997: Scolarité à « Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan » section Chimie. « Magistère de Physicochimie Moléculaire » Université Paris-XI, Orsay.


Métalloenzymes, mécanisme d’action, activation du dioxygène

Publications (45)
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Identification of a Copper(I) Intermediate in the Conversion of 1-Aminocyclopropane Carboxylic Acid (ACC) into Ethylene by Cu(II)−ACC Complexes and Hydrogen Peroxide

Wadih Ghattas, Michel Giorgi, Yasmina Mekmouche, Tsunehiro Tanaka, Antal Rockenbauer, M. Réglier, Yutaka Hitomi, A. Jalila Simaan, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 4627-4638. <hal-01948939>
Characterization of Cu(II)-ACC complexes and conversion of the bound ACC into ethylene in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. Detection of a brown intermediate at low temperature.

W. Ghattas, M. Giorgi, C. Gaudin, A. Rockenbauer, M. Reglier and A. J. Simaan. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications 2007, Article ID 43424, 9 pages.
ACC-Oxidase like activity of a copper(II)-ACC complex in the presence of Hydrogen Peroxide. Detection of a reaction intermediate at low temperature.

W. Ghattas, C. Gaudin, M. Giorgi, A. Rockenbauer, A. J. Simaan, M. Reglier Chem. Commun. 2006, 1027-1029.
Electronic, vibrational and structural properties of a spin-crossover catecholato-iron system in the solid-state. Theoretical study of the electronic nature of the doublet and sextet states

A. J. Simaan, M. - L. Boillot, R. Carrasco, J. Cano, J.- J. Girerd, T. A. Mattioli, J. Ensling, H. Spiering, P. Gütlich Chemistry A Eur. J, 2005, 11 (6), 1779-1793
Spin crossover of Ferric complexes with catecholate derivatives. Single-crystal X-ray Structure, Magnetic and Mössbauer investigations

S. Floquet, A. J. Simaan, E. Rivière, M. Nierlich, J. Ensling, P. Gütlich, J.-J. Girerd, M.- L. Boillot Dalton Trans., 2005, 9, 1734 - 1742
Electric-Field Induced Redox Potential Shifts of Tetraheme Cytochromes c3 Immobilised on Self-Assembled Monolayers. Surface Enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopy and Simulation Studies

Laura Rivas, Claudio M. Soares, António M. Baptista, Jalila Simaan, Roberto E. Di Paolo, Daniel H. Murgida, and Peter Hildebrandt Biophys. J. 2005, 88: 4188-4199
Active Site Structure and Dynamics of Cytochrome c3 from Desulfovibrio gigas Immobilised on Electrodes

J. Simaan, D. H. Murgida, P. Hildebrandt Biopolymers, 2002, 67 (4-5), 331-334
Bio-inspired iron catalysts for degradation of aromatic polluants and alkane hydroxylation

N. Raffard, V. Balland, J. Simaan, S. Létard, M. Nierlich, K. Miki, F. Banse, E. Anxolabéhère-Mallart, J.-J. Girerd C.R. Chimie 5, 2002, 99-109
Biomimetic Catalysis of Catechol Cleavage by O2 in Organic Solvents - Role of the accessibilité of O2 to Fe(III) in 2,11-Diaza[3,3](2,6)pyridinophane-Type Catalysts

N. Raffard, R. Carina, A.J. Simaan, J. Sainton, E. Rivière, L. Tchertanov, S. Bourcier, G. Bouchoux, M. Delroisse, F. Banse, J.-J. Girerd Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 2249-2254
The Electronic Structure of Non-Heme Iron(III)-Hydroperoxo and Non-Heme Iron(III)-Peroxo Model Complexes Studied by Mössbauer and Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopies

A.J. Simaan, F. Banse, J.-J. Girerd, K. Wieghardt, E. Bill Inorg. Chem 2001, 40, (26), 6538-6540