Olivier BURIEZ

Directeur de recherche

ENS – Département de chimie
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Email: olivier.buriez@ens.psl.eu
Phone: 0144323262
Office: E010

Short bio

Olivier Buriez is a Molecular Electrochemist. During his PhD, performed under the supervision of Drs Christian Amatore & Jean-Noël Verpeaux (ENS-Paris), he addressed the reactivity of organometallic complexes activated by electron transfer. Then, he joined the groups of J.B. Kerr and R.H. Fish at the Berkeley Lab. (LBNL, Univ. of California, USA) to investigate the structure-activity relationships and mechanistic aspects of bioorganometallic compounds. In 1999,  he obtained a CNRS permanent position in the group of J. Périchon (LECSO lab.) where he used electrochemistry to understand mechanisms involved in metal-catalyzed electro-reductive processes. In 2006, he moved back to ENS to address the reactivity and transport issues related to biological molecules. Since 2015, he’s Officer of the Molecular Electrochemistry Division of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).

Education and professional experience

  • Since 2006   CNRS Researcher at ENS, Paris
  • 2005              Habilitation
  • 1999-2005    CNRS Researcher, LECSO lab., Thiais, France
  • 1997-1999    Post doc at the Berkeley lab. (LBNL), USA
  • 1996-1997    Assistant Professor, Université Paris XII
  • 1993-1996    PhD Thesis, ENS, Paris

Research interests

  • Keywords: Electrochemistry; Reactivity; Mechanisms; (bio)-Molecules; Fluorescence; Luminescence

Our ambition is to bring new insights and new entries in major issues such as the metabolism (i.e., the chemical transformations) and the distribution (i.e., the transmembrane passages) of molecules possessing therapeutic properties through lipid membranes. Within this context, we adapt our electrochemical procedures to the experimental constraints of the phenomena investigated rather than adapting the phenomena to our methods. Combining electrochemistry and fluorescence microscopy is a typical example of this guideline.

Significant publications

  1. “The Fundamental Input of Analytical Electrochemistry in the Determination of Intermediates and Reaction Mechanisms in Electrosynthetic Processes.” ChemElectroChem Minireview  2019 DOI 10.1002/celc.201900045
  2. “Redox switchable rhodamine-ferrocene dyad: Exploring imaging possibilities in cells.”  Electrochemistry Communications, 2018, 97,  46.
  3. “Selective Electrochemical Bleaching of the Outer Leaflet of Fluorescently Labelled Giant Liposomes.”  Chem. Eur.J., 2017, 23, 6781. Front Cover Picture.
  4. “Monitoring and Quantifying the Passive Transport of Molecules Through Patch–Clamp Suspended Real and Model Cell Membranes.” Angew. Chem. Int Ed. , 2014, 53, 3192.  Key Scientific Article  of the Global Medical Discovery newsfeed.
  5. “Electrochemical aerobic oxidation of aminocyclopropanes to endoperoxides”.  Angew. Chem. Int Ed. , 2007, 46, 8046.

Publications (full record)

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Molecular electrochemistry: A central method to understand the metabolic activation of therapeutic agents. The example of metallocifen anti-cancer drug candidates Article de journal

C Amatore; E Labbé; O Buriez

Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 2 (1), p. 7–12, 2017.

Selective Electrochemical Bleaching of the Outer Leaflet of Fluorescently Labelled Giant Liposomes Article de journal

Olivier Buriez; Ana Isabel Perez Jimenez; Lylian Challier; Eric Aït-Yahiatène; Jerome Delacotte; Eric Labbe

Chemistry A European Journal, 23 , p. 6781-6787, 2017.


Revisiting the Complex Osmocene Electro-Oxidation Mechanism Article de journal

F Chau; C Amatore; E Labbé; O Buriez

Electrochimica Acta, 212 , p. 973–978, 2016.


Access to new endoperoxide derivatives by electrochemical oxidation of substituted 3-azabicyclo[4.1.0]hept-4-enes Article de journal

F Nuter; A K D Dimé; C Chen; L Bounaadja; E Mouray; I Florent; Y Six; O Buriez; A Marinetti; A Voituriez

Chemistry - A European Journal, 21 (14), p. 5584–5593, 2015.

Electrochemically driven supramolecular interaction of quinones and ferrocifens: An example of redox activation of bioactive compounds Article de journal

Y G De Paiva; F Da Rocha Ferreira; T L Silva; E Labbe; O Buriez; C Amatore; M O F Goulart

Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 15 (2), p. 136–162, 2015.

Evaluation of photosynthetic electrons derivation by exogenous redox mediators Article de journal

Guillaume Longatte; Han-Yi Fu; Olivier Buriez; Eric Labbé; Francis-André Wollman; Christian Amatore; Fabrice Rappaport; Manon Guille-Collignon; Frédéric Lemaître

Biophysical Chemistry, 205 , p. 1-8, 2015.

Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Properties of Osmium-Based Tamoxifen Derivatives – Comparison with Their Homologues in the Iron and Ruthenium Series Article de journal

Hui Zhi Shirley Lee; Olivier Buriez; François Chau; Eric Labbé; Rakesh Ganguly; Christian Amatore; Gérard Jaouen; Anne Vessières; Weng Kee Leong; Siden Top

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, p. n/a, 2015.

Three-electrode analytical and preparative electrochemistry in micro-volume hanging droplets Article de journal

Ana Isabel Perez Jimenez; Lylian Challier; Margherita Di Pisa; Manon Guille-Collignon; Frédéric Lemaître; Solange Lavielle; Christelle Mansuy; Christian Amatore; Eric Labbé; Olivier Buriez

Electrochemistry Communications, 54 (0), p. 41-45, 2015.


Electrochemically Driven Supramolecular Interaction of Quinones and Ferrocifens: An Example of Redox Activation of Bioactive Compounds Article de journal

Paiva Yen G de; Rocha Ferreira Fabricia da; Thaissa Lucio Silva; Eric Labbe; Olivier Buriez; Christian Amatore; Goulart Marilia Oliveira Fonseca

Curr Top Med Chem, 2014.

Monitoring and Quantifying the Passive Transport of Molecules Through Patch–Clamp Suspended Real and Model Cell Membranes Article de journal

Pierluca Messina; Frédéric Lemaître; François Huet; Kieu An Ngo; Vincent Vivier; Eric Labbé; Olivier Buriez; Christian Amatore

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, p. n/a, 2014.

Oxidative Sequence of a Ruthenocene-Based Anticancer Drug Candidate in a Basic Environment Article de journal

Hui Zhi Shirley Lee; Olivier Buriez; Eric Labbe; Siden Top; Pascal Pigeon; Gerard Jaouen; Christian Amatore; Weng Kee Leong

Organometallics, 33 (18), p. 4940-4946, 2014.

Uncovering the Missing Link between Molecular Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis: Mechanism of the Reduction of Benzyl Chloride at Silver Cathodes Article de journal

Oleksiy V Klymenko; Olivier Buriez; Eric Labbé; Dong-Ping Zhan; Sandra Rondinini; Zhong-Qun Tian; Irina Svir; Christian Amatore

ChemElectroChem, 1 (1), p. 227-240, 2014.


Electrochemistry and Supramolecular Interactions of “Ferrocifen” Anticancer Drugs with Cyclodextrins and Lipid Bilayers: An Electrochemical Overview Book Chapter

Olivier Buriez; Eric Labbé; Christian Amatore

Advances in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, p. 631-651, 2013.

NHC-capped cyclodextrins (ICyDs): Insulated metal complexes, commutable multicoordination sphere, and cavity-dependent catalysis Article de journal

M Guitet; P Zhang; F Marcelo; C Tugny; J Jiménez-Barbero; O Buriez; C Amatore; V Mouriès-Mansuy; J -P Goddard; L Fensterbank; Y Zhang; S Roland; M Ménand; M Sollogoub

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 52 (28), p. 7213–7218, 2013.

Surface grafting of a π-conjugated amino-ferrocifen drug Article de journal

O Buriez; F I Podvorica; A Galtayries; E Labbé; S Top; A Vessières; G Jaouen; C Combellas; C Amatore

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 699 , p. 21–27, 2013.

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