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Title: Proton reduction to hydrogen in biological and chemical systems
Authors: Tran, Phong D.
Barber, James
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineering::Biochemical engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Tran, P. D., & Barber, J. (2012). Proton reduction to hydrogen in biological and chemical systems. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14(40), 13772-13784.
Series/Report no.: Physical chemistry chemical physics
Abstract: In the drive to devise catalytic systems to convert solar energy into the energy of chemical bonds, chemists and electrochemists are seeking inspiration from our understanding of enzymes involved in bioenergetics. This is particularly true for generating molecular hydrogen from high energy electrons derived from solar driven water splitting. In this case the natural enzymes are the [NiFe]- and [FeFe]-hydrogenases. In this article we review our present understanding of the structure and mechanistic functioning of these enzymes and how they are providing a blue print to the design and understanding of the mechanism of a variety of synthesized catalysts for proton reduction chemistry.
ISSN: 1463-9076
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP42413D
Rights: © 2012 The Owner Societies.
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