Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 4.592

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 29/163 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

7_06i/2012Inside Cover: Simple Ligand Effects Switch a Hydrogenase Mimic between H2 and O2 Activation (Chem. Asian J. 6/2012)

The twin catalytic capabilities of an aqueous phase hydrogenase mimic are illustrated. As described in their Full paper on page 1394 ff., Seiji Ogo et al. report that a very small change in the ligand system switches the catalyst between dihydrogen activation, to produce protons and electrons, and dioxygen activation, to produce reduced oxygen species. The harmonious blending of these two cycles opens up a new field in fuel cell catalysis by providing a starting point for future molecular catalysts. In addition, the crystal structure of the oxygen-bound catalyst gives an insight into the acquisition of oxygen tolerance by some NiFe hydrogenases.

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