Catalytic oxygen evolution by a bioinorganic model of the photosystem II oxygen-evolving complex

Derrick L. Howard, Arthur D. Tinoco, Gary W Brudvig, John S. Vrettos, Bertha Connie Allen

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Abstract

An overview is given of experiments suitable for advanced undergraduates that will introduce them to the preparation and characterization of a bioinorganic model complex. Techniques and concepts emphasized include inorganic synthesis, UV-visible spectroscopy, titrations, heterogeneous catalytic reaction mechanisms, oxidation-reduction reactions, and kinetic and isotope effects. For demonstration purposes, the active site of water oxidation in photosystem II (PSII), the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC), is chosen as a biological metal cluster of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-794
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume82
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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Photosystem II Protein Complex
Redox reactions
Titration
Isotopes
Demonstrations
Metals
Spectroscopy
Oxygen
Oxidation
Kinetics
Water
Experiments
water
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Catalytic oxygen evolution by a bioinorganic model of the photosystem II oxygen-evolving complex. / Howard, Derrick L.; Tinoco, Arthur D.; Brudvig, Gary W; Vrettos, John S.; Allen, Bertha Connie.

In: Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 82, No. 5, 05.2005, p. 791-794.

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Howard, Derrick L. ; Tinoco, Arthur D. ; Brudvig, Gary W ; Vrettos, John S. ; Allen, Bertha Connie. / Catalytic oxygen evolution by a bioinorganic model of the photosystem II oxygen-evolving complex. In: Journal of Chemical Education. 2005 ; Vol. 82, No. 5. pp. 791-794.
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