Artificial photosynthesis: Towards functional mimics of photosystem II?

Leif Hammarström, Licheng Sun, Björn Åkermark, Stenbjörn Styring

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This paper describes the initial development of a project aiming at the construction of functional mimics of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II, coupled to photoinduced charge separation. Biomimetic electron donors, manganese complexes and tyrosine, have been linked to a Ru(II)-polypyridine photosensitiser. Oxidation of the donors by intramolecular electron transfer from the photo-oxidised Ru(III) complex was demonstrated using optical flash photolysis and EPR experiments. A step-wise electron transfer Mn→tyrosine→Ru(III) was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 10 1998


  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Electron transfer
  • Manganese
  • Photochemistry
  • Photosystem II
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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