Approaches to efficient molecular catalyst systems for photochemical H(2) production using [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site mimics
2011 (English)In: Dalton Transactions, ISSN 1477-9226, E-ISSN 1477-9234, Vol. 40, no 48, 12793-12800 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The research on structural and functional biomimics of the active site of [FeFe]-hydrogenases is in an attempt to elucidate the mechanisms of H(2)-evolution and uptake at the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site, and to learn from Nature how to create highly efficient H(2)-production catalyst systems. Undoubtedly, it is a challenging, arduous, and long-term work. In this perspective, the progresses in approaches to photochemical H(2) production using mimics of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site as catalysts in the last three years are reviewed, with emphasis on adjustment of the redox potentials and hydrophilicity of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site mimics to make them efficient catalysts for H(2) production. With gradually increasing understanding of the chemistry of the [FeFe]-hydrogenases and their mimics, more bio-inspired proton reduction catalysts with significantly improved efficiency of H(2) production will be realized in the future.
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2011. Vol. 40, no 48, 12793-12800 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-55275DOI: 10.1039/c1dt11166cISI: 000297560000002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-82555175319OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-55275DiVA: diva2:471213
FunderSwedish Research CouncilKnut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
QC 201201022012-01-022012-01-022012-01-02Bibliographically approved