Catalysing water oxidation using nature's metal

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In nature, a manganese catalyst is used for photosynthetic water oxidation, but efforts to develop artificial manganese-based counterparts have been hampered by the lability of manganese complexes. By using a bulky and hydrophilic ligand, a water-soluble Mn12 complex is found to be a stable and efficient water oxidation electrocatalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-11
Number of pages2
JournalNature Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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