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Electrocatalysis by Hydrogenases: Lessons for Building Bio-Inspired Devices

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A number of redox enzymes function as excellent electrocatalysts when attached to electrodes or conductor/semi-conductor surfaces. A particular focus of this review is on hydrogenases, enzymes which use a di-iron or nickel-iron center to interconvert 2H+ and H2 at extremely high turnover frequencies, although the concepts we highlight apply to a wider range of redox enzymes. Taking hydrogenases as our main case study, we examine how a detailed electrochemical understanding of the electrocatal...

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10.5935/0103-5053.20140042

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
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Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE BRAZILIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
427-441
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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EISSN:
1678-4790
ISSN:
0103-5053
URN:
uuid:3b4284f3-2740-4676-83e4-0c383b0d9ae9
Source identifiers:
462880
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pubs:462880

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