Direct comparison of the electrocatalytic oxidation of hydrogen by an enzyme and a platinum catalyst

Anne Katherine Jones, Emma Sillery, Simon P J Albracht, Fraser A. Armstrong

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It is shown that for molecules of Allochromatium vinosum [NiFe]-hydrogenase adsorbed on a pyrolytic graphite electrode the nickel-iron active site catalyzes hydrogen oxidation at a diffusion-controlled rate matching that achieved by platinum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-867
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2002


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