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Towards a Functional Model of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase: Dihydrogen Oxidation

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  • Dr. Joseph A. Wright,

    1. Energy Materials Laboratory, School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom)
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  • Prof. Christopher J. Pickett

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    1. Energy Materials Laboratory, School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom)
    • Energy Materials Laboratory, School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ (United Kingdom)
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Abstract

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Hydrogen oxidation—irons do it, slowly: Camara and Rauchfuss have shown that dihydrogen can be oxidised by combining a {2Fe–2S} core, a basic amine group and an electron sink in the same molecule. This biomimetic approach turns over and may open the way for more active catalysts.

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