Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 23

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

52_19b/2013Back Cover: Resonance Raman Spectroscopy as a Tool to Monitor the Active Site of Hydrogenases (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 19/2013)

The biological conversion of hydrogen is catalyzed by [NiFe] hydrogenases utilizing a tailored bimetallic center. In their Communication on page 5162 ff. P. Hildebrandt, I. Zebger, M. Horch, and co-workers use resonance Raman spectroscopy for the first time to characterize this active site by directly probing Fe–CO/CN vibrational modes. Applying an integrated spectroscopic and computational approach, this method provides new insights into structural and photochemical aspects of the [NiFe] site.

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