High-turnover photochemical hydrogen production catalyzed by a model complex of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site

Daniel Streich, Yeni Astuti, Michele Orlandi, Lennart Schwartz, Reiner Lomoth, Leif Hammarström, Sascha Ott

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"Chemical Equation Presented" Lifting the diiron curtain: 200 equivalents of H2 per catalyst at a maximum turnover rate of 3.7 H2 per minute can be obtained in a light-driven proton reduction process in near-neutral H2O/ DMF (pH 5.5) by using an [FeFe]hydrogenase active-site model complex as the catalyst (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 4 2010



  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogenase models
  • Iron
  • Photochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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