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A Biomimetic Model for the Active Site of Iron-Only Hydrogenases Covalently Bonded to a Porphyrin Photosensitizer

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  • Li-Cheng Song Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China, Fax: (+86) 22-2350-4853
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  • Ming-Yi Tang Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China, Fax: (+86) 22-2350-4853
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  • Fu-Hai Su Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China, Fax: (+86) 22-2350-4853
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  • Qing-Mei Hu Prof.

    1. Department of Chemistry and The State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China, Fax: (+86) 22-2350-4853
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  • The authors are grateful to the NSF of China for financial support of this work.

Abstract

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Efficient communication: The first porphyrin-photosensitizer-containing biomimetic model for the active site of Fe-only hydrogenases has been synthesized and structurally characterized (see picture). Its fluorescence spectrum reveals that an efficient electronic communication occurs between the porphyrin unit and the covalently linked diiron–azadithiolate moiety.

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